All 52nd AAFF Films

—-———(aka The Rock And Roll Film)

(Thom Andersen, Malcom Brodwick, 1967, 11 min)

A documentary about rock 'n' roll. The Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes, Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig, Duke of Earl, Seeburg, Wurlitzer, The Trip,...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:15pm

100 Butches #9: Ruby

(Elisha Lim, 2012, 1 min)

A catholic convent schoolgirl remembers her first gay crush....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:30pm

15/67 TV

(Kurt Kren, 1967, 4 min)

“... [T]his film involves the audience in a conceptual and reflexive process. Five short sequences are all shot from the same viewpoint in a quay-side café... Each shot, containing some...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

45 7 Broadway

(Tomonari Nishikawa, 2013, 5 min)

This is about Times Square, the noises and movements at this most well-known intersection. It was shot on B&W films through color filters, red, green, and blue, then optically printed...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

A Million Miles Away

(Jennifer Reeder, 2014, 27 min)

Melancholy as a survival strategy in the American Mid-West: An adult woman (the conductor) on the edge of failing and a pack of teenage girls (the choir) simultaneously experience a...

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

A Return to the Return to Reason

(Sabine Gruffat, 2014, 3 min)

A Return to The Return to Reason is a tribute to Man Ray's 1923 film Le Retour à La Raison (A Return to Reason), the first film to use his...

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

A Short Organon For The Hero

(Elise Florenty, Marcel Türkowsky, 2012, 14.5 min)

A story told through the eyes of a parrot. He alone remembers the metamorphosis of the modern figure of the Anti-Hero Anonymous. The narrative is deconstructed into areas of color,...

Showing Saturday, March 29 7:15pm

A Spell to Ward off the Darkness

(Ben Rivers, Ben Russell, 98 min)

A Spell to Ward off the Darkness follows a single character at three disparate moments in his life: alone in the wilderness of Northern Finland, as one member of a...

Showing Friday, March 28 11:00pmFriday, March 28 7:00pm

A Study in Natural Magic

(Charlotte Pryce, 2013, 3 min)

Witness an alchemist’s spell; the transmutation of light into substance; a glimpse of gold....

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Act Without Words

(Thom Andersen, 1964, 6 min)

Thom Andersen's earliest extant film is an adaptation of a Beckett play made at USC. Print courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:15pm

Adeline For Leaves

(Jessica Sarah Rinland, 2013, 13.5 min)

Adeline For Leaves explores nature, science and mythology through the eyes of an eleven-year-old botanical prodigy, and her recently deceased, elderly mentor. Trailer...

Showing Friday, March 28 7:15pm

After Hours

(Karen Yasinsky, 2014, 10.5 min)

After Hours originated with thoughts on senseless violence, cultural observation and hypnotism. My meditations on these involve anxiety and a sense of expectation which helped form the structure. Many of...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Akin

(Chase Joynt, 2012, 8 min)

Akin powerfully engages in a relationship between an Orthodox Jewish mother and her transgender son as they navigate silent secrets of a shared past....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:30pm

Apologies

(Anne Charlotte Robertson, 1990, 17 min)

Apologies is possibly this late, great film-diarist’s only film that survives in its original unadulterated form. With savage irony and wit, and with shockingly brutal honesty, Robertson lists all of...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 12:30pm

Aviary

(Katherin McInnis, 2013, 5 min)

Pigeons are filthy and useful, secret and ubiquitous, passenger and carrier. "A cine-poem about code" --Craig Baldwin...

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

Bath

(Penelope Spheeris, 1969, 5.5 min)

Made in an environment and at a time when frequent and gratuitous images of nude women permeated the work of her male counterparts, Spheeris produced this intimate and sensual observation...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

bbrraattss

(Ian Cheng, 2013, 3 min)

Motion capture choreography simulated against motion capture choreography. -IC...

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

Bessie Cohen, Survivor of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

(Hope Tucker, 2000, 3 min)

The last ninety years of a complex life become eclipsed by an escape from a burning building....

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Big Star

(Hope Tucker, 2003, 3 min)

The map-maker grew up down the street from where the car hit the tree and rode many a Big Star cart....

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Black Drop

(Simon Starling, 2012, 28 min)

Produced in association with Modern Art, Oxford and the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford, the film Black Drop unfolds in a 35mm editing suite as an editor tries to bring structure and...

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Blanket Statement #2: All or Nothing

(Jodie Mack, 2013, 4 min)

A quilted call and response. A battle of extreme extremes....

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Boston Fire

(Peter Hutton, 1979, 8 min)

“Boston Fire finds grandeur in smoke rising eloquently from a city blaze... The beautiful texture of the smoke coupled with the isolation from the source of the fire erases the...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

Boston Steamer

(Friedl vom Gröller, 2009, 3 min)

“Boston Steamer is based on the unusual idea that God ‘s asshole is visible during a full moon, being the round ball itself.” -Dietmar Schwärzler...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

Brimstone Line

(Chris Kennedy, 2013, 10 min)

Three grids are placed along the Credit River in rural Ontario. They become devices through which the stationary camera, pointing upstream, delineates the landscape. They motivate the movement of the...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

Broken Tongue

(Mónica Savirón, 2013, 3 min)

Broken Tongue is an ode to the freedom of movement, association, and expression. It pays homage to the diaspora of the different waves of migration, and challenges the way we...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm

Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market

(Hope Tucker, 2008–, 1 min)

After buying candy at this grocery store in Money, Mississippi in 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was brutally murdered. His killers were acquitted, fueling the civil rights movement. Historical markers...

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Burn Out the Day

(Sasha Waters Freyer, 2014, 4 min)

The passing of a decrepit totality; wounds and traces left by fire and light as an abandoned home burns to the ground. Mute observers and memory fragments remain. The pleasures...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:15pm

By the Lake

(Chick Strand, 1986, 10 min)

"This is a sort of collage film, using images shot for other films that somehow never were finished. The sound comes from various sound gathering adventures. Some were recorded at...

Showing Saturday, March 29 1:00pm

Cakes Da Killa: NO HOMO

(Ja’Tovia Gary, 2013, 13 min)

An electrifying portrait of a young artist determined to create and live life on his own terms. Born Rashard Bradshaw, Cakes Da Killa is a 22 year-old hip hop artist....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:30pm

Canadian Pacific

(David Rimmer, 1974, 10 min)

Vancouver harbor with its railyards, mountains and passing ships is a vista in fluid transformation as three winter months are recorded and condensed to ten minutes. "What interested me about...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:15pm

Cars & Killers

(Gretchen Skogerson, 2013, 2 min)

"Cars & Killers hitches found text, image and sound together for a ride."-GS...

Showing Friday, March 28 7:15pm

Certain Things

(Mark Toscano, 2014, 4 min)

Certain things you remember.  These are two of them, remembered by my father, as we drove north on S. Las Vegas Blvd in November, 2011. - MT...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Chamber

(Joseph Bernard, 1977, 18 min)

Significantly pivotal, this early experiment shot with a flawed camera, made editing manipulation indispensable, even desirable. The first & last images are of a portion/ detail of “Chamber” -- a...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

Chicago Loop

(James Benning, 1976, 9 min)

In three virtuosic sequences created entirely in-camera, Benning alternates contrary camera movements in a trio of Chicago locations with increasing rapidity to a point where they first fracture and then...

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Cold Open

(Seamus Harahan, 2013, 12 min)

Six scenes recorded over one year in the vicinity of the Waterworks (Queen Mary's Park), in north Belfast; with Harahan interested in a “making that ‘is’ about looking, recording before...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Costa da Morte

(Lois Patiño, 2013, 81 min)

"Upon entering men in landscape and landscape in men, the eternal life of Galicia was created" - Castelao Costa da Morte is a region in the northwest of Galicia (Spain),...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:15pm

Creme 21

(Eve Heller, 2013, 10 min)

The stars are going haywire. A vision of heavenly bodies in wild disarray. Assembled out of found moving images procured from old features and educational movies, Heller’s film begins and...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm

Crux Film

(Alexander Stewart, Lilli Carré, 2013, 5 min)

Precarious and fluid arrangements constantly interrupt one another in a montage of waiting, anticipating, and transitioning forms. Arrangements of marks and geometric forms are faced with unresolved states. Objects struggle...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Cut

(Matthias Müller, Christoph Girardet, 2013, 13 min)

The body as a wound that never heals....

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

Da Capo: Variations on a Train with Anna

(Guy Sherwin, 2000, 9 min)

“[A] set of variations, in picture and sound. Fourteen interpretation of a keyboard prelude by J.S. Bach accompany images taken from a train leaving a station.” -Guy Sherwin...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

Denkbilder

(Pablo Marín, 2013, 5 min)

Fragments of a journey… the geographical exploration merges with little emotional bursts, like panels of a map folded into each other and impossible to separate. A concentration: Berlin, Buenos Aires...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

DER SPAZIERGANG

(Margaret Rorison, 2013, 3 min)

A document of my extensive walks taken throughout the city of Berlin, during the cold days of April 1-7, 2013. The film is edited in camera and composed of single...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

Division

(Johan Rijpma, 2012, 1 min)

A piece of paper is divided by hand into an even number of pieces and then reassembled. A photograph of this finished composition is then printed and divided again. This...

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

Dot Matrix

(Richard Touhy, 2013, 16 min)

Dot Matrix is dual 16mm  film involving two almost completely overlapping projected images. The ‘dots’ were produced by photogramming shets of dotty paper (used for manga illustrations) directly onto raw...

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Drawings On Africa

(Joseph Bernard, 1981, 2 min)

Totally under-exposed 35mm slides of African maps were provided to be drawn on by a 10 and a 12 year old. The slides, with their emulsion-scratched images, were then macro...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

Eadweard Muybridge, Zoopraxographer

(Thom Andersen, 1976, 60 min)

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the reconsideration of Eadward Muybridge took on a new urgency in relation to the formalist concerns then powering the central current of avant-garde...

Showing Thursday, March 27 3:00pm

Early 12 New York Song

(Amanda Katz, Georg Anthony Svatek, 2012, 3 min)

Objects and sounds collected on an early morning walk through Brooklyn, NY billow against a sun-struck floor. The smallest parts of the city are up for grabs....

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Earthly Possessions (The Looking Glass Trilogy, Part III)

(Pelle Lowe, 1992, 23 min)

A haunting, trance-like evocation of trans-gender longing. Amidst gothic backgrounds and expressionistic gestures, Lowe’s characters enact a ritualistic, internalized drama....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 12:30pm

Eleven Forty Seven

(Marika Borgeson, 2012, 12 min)

Granite, metal, conifers, glass, and K-spar crystals....

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

Ellis Wilson’s Funeral Procession

(Hope Tucker, 2012, 8 min)

When painter Ellis Wilson died in 1977, his documentation of the lives of people of African descent was not well known. Ten years later, his work Funeral Procession became part of...

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

ELSA merdelamerdelamer

(Abigail Child, 2013, 4 min)

Abigail Child’s short, ELSA merdelamerdelamer, is a smoky, punky and sexy chapter in the collectively made Feminist bio-drama,The Baroness, about the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. Inspired by an event that...

Showing Friday, March 28 7:15pm

Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child

(Jim Finn, 2013, 21 min)

Another chapter in the parallel-leftist-universe of Jim Finn, this video appears to be part of a communist self-help videotape series made in the early 1990's. The series author, Lois Severin,...

Showing Saturday, March 29 7:15pm

Erwin, Toni, Ilse

(Friedl vom Gröller, 1969, 9 min)

“Thematically, Friedl vom Gröller (Kubelka)‘ s films are closely related to her photographic works, which are portraits. In 1968 she began working with film, producing her first sketch of three...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

F-Line

(Silvia Turchin, 2013, 9 min)

F-Line is a poetic documentary that explores an ethereal past and romance aboard San Francisco's historic streetcars. The film was made with the underlying belief that cinema, as Dziga Vertov...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Falling in Love… with Chris and Greg: “Work of Art! Reality TV Special”

(Chris E. Vargas, Greg Youmans, 2012, 14 min)

Falling in Love… is a comedic, web-based series drawn from the life and times of trans/cis couple Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans, in which the artists playfully address points of...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:30pm

Farther Than The Eye Can See

(Basma Alsharif, 2013, 13 min)

A woman recounts her story of the mass exodus of Palestinians from Jerusalem, beginning with the arrival and ending with the departure. The tale moves backwards in time and through...

Showing Saturday, March 29 7:00pm

Fe26

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2014, 7.5 min)

Fe26  follows two gentlemen around the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio and examines the tensions between illegal work –in this case, the stealing of manhole covers and copper piping--and the basic...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

FFF1

(Marcin Giżycki, 2013, 4 min)

A free form film (without a script) created with free tools found on the Internet. A tribute to John and James Whitey.-MG...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Film for Untitled Viewer

(Joseph Bernard, 1983, 3 min)

A traveling-text soliloquy acknowledging an unknown, perceptive audience member with whom I’m sharing this film....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

Forward Biased Condition

(John Woods, 2013, 4 min)

Always in motion, never resting. This is a film about the forward biased conditions of light and time....

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Fresno

(Leandro Listorti, 2014, 3 min)

In Norse mythology, the World Tree Yggdrasil is commonly held to be an ash tree (Fraxinus). The Norsemen had a very peculiar worldview, where space was not unique nor continuous,...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

From Deep

(Brett Kashmere, 2013, 88 min)

From Deep is a feature-length experimental documentary about the game of basketball and its shifting place within 20th century American history and culture; focusing on the evolution of basketball from...

Showing Saturday, March 29 5:00pm

From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf

(Shaina Anand, Ashok Sukumaran, 2013, 83 min)

Comprising over four years of footage, From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf is the result of a collaboration between the Indian art collective CAMP (Shaina Anand and Ashok Sukumaran) and...

Showing Friday, March 28 3:00pm

Gente Perra (Dog People)

(Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy, 2014, 25 min)

A film based on fragments of the story "La Gente Perra" by the Colombian writer Gomati D. Wahn (1923 -1993). The story, which takes place 3000 years in the future,...

Showing Sunday, March 30 3:00pm

Get Out of the Car

(Thom Andersen, 2010, 35 min)

Get Out of the Car is a response to my last movie, Los Angeles Plays Itself.  [...] It began as simply a study of weather-worn billboards around Los Angeles. The title...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:15pm

Ghost Syndrome

(Rita Piffer, 2013, 7 min)

A portrait of a Moroccan lesbian who immigrated to the United States, and the emotional resonances of living in-between cultures....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:30pm

Give Me a Pie

(Gina Kamentsky, 2013, 1.5 min)

Peg leg man dreams of a burlesque queen. There are crash tests, several dogs and a pie....

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Gowanus Canal

(Sarah J. Christman, 2013, 7 min)

Just below the surface of one of the most contaminated urban waterways in the United States, microorganisms thrive amidst the toxic waste....

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm

Gradual Speed

(Els van Riel, 2013, 52 min)

A few years ago I started collecting images with the idea to pay homage to the slowly vanishing techniques of analog film-making. Now a series of these recordings makes Gradual...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 4:30pm

Hacked Circuit

(Deborah Stratman, 2014, 15 min)

A single-shot, choreographed portrait of the Foley process, revealing multiple layers of fabrication and imposition. The circular camera path moves us inside and back out of a Foley stage in...

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

Handful of Dust

(Hope Tucker, 2013, 9 min)

Prussian blue can be used to render images and counteract radiation poisoning....

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Hats Off to Hollywood

(Penelope Spheeris, 1972, 22 min)

Picking up the story first presented in I Don’t Know, Hats Off to Hollywood brazenly and brilliantly mixes documentary reality with fully staged recreations/reimaginings of episodes in the lives of...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

Hey, Asshole!

(Thom Andersen, 2014, 5 min)

“While re-mastering Los Angles Plays Itself, I re-edited a number of clips, including The Takeover (Troy Cook, 1995), a grungy, sordid straight-to-video film remarkable only because executive producer Michael Woods...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:15pm

Hong Kong (HKG)

(Gerard Holthuis, 1999, 14 min)

“Mysterious chrome creatures over the heart of Hong Kong. A film about life and a city; an observation of the end of the last century.” -Gerard Holthuis...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

I Don’t Know

(Penelope Spheeris, 1970, 20 min)

A truly major work, I Don’t Know observes the relationship between a lesbian and a transgender man who prefers to identify somewhere in between male and female, in an expression...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

Icon

(Joseph Bernard, 1978, 6 min)

Beyond much single frame shooting, Icon allowed the use of cropped stencil letters as abstractions and the idea of bringing other painting tools and sensibilities to film....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

Interactive

(Bryan Boyce, 2013, 2 min)

Interactive is a very versatile system....

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

It For Others

(Duncan Campbell, 2013, 54 min)

With It for Others, Glasgow-based, Irish artist Duncan Campbell has created an impressive study of the web of ideas that we enshroud things, art, consumption, life and death with -...

Showing Sunday, March 30 11:00am

Lagos Island

(Karimah Ashadu, 2012, 5 min)

The Camera Wheel Mechanism' engages the viewer in the tension created from its performance - as it is pushed, the camera records in a state of flux while encased within...

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Lagos Sand Merchants

(Karimah Ashadu, 2013, 9.5 min)

Lagos Sand Merchants focuses on a group of ‘Sand Merchants’ on the outskirts of Lagos, arduously trawling the Lagos State Lagoon and unearthing sand deep from the river bed for...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

Let Us Persevere In What We Have Resolved Before We Forget

(Ben Russell, 2013, 20 min)

"We are happy. (Silence.) What do we do now, now that we are happy?" -Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot "John Frum prophesied the occurrence of a cataclysm in which Tanna...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Letter to a Refusing Pilot

(Akram Zaatari, 2013, 34 min)

Taking a cue from Albert Camus' epistolary essay "Letters to a German Friend," in Letter to a Refusing Pilot celebrated Lebanese artist-filmmaker Zaatari conducts both an investigation and a stirring...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:15pm

Life/Expectancy

(Michele Fleming, 1999, 30 min)

Life/Expectancy is the final 16mm film by Michele Fleming (1954-2013) before she moved onto working in other media. “In Life/Expectancy I would use the movies as the repository for stories...

Showing Saturday, March 29 1:00pm

Light Plate

(Josh Gibson, 2012, 10 min)

This whimsical black-and-white film essay explores the Tuscan landscape and the relationship between tradition, modernity and food. Through shimmering, hand-processed, window-framed ruminations, time passes in licks of light, while a...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Light Year

(Paul Clipson, 2013, 10 min)

An abstract 16mm film study of the San Francisco waterfront, showcasing the complex natural and architectural systems within this urban landscape, from the ephemeral rhythms of light and water to...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Little block of cement with disheveled hair containing the sea.

(Jorge Lopez Navarrete, 2013, 15.5 min)

A dog and a mare embark upon a voyage together. Trailer...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Little Girl

(Bruce Baillie, 1966/2014, 10 min)

This film by Bruce Baillie, completed in 1966 but unreleased until 2014, is contemporaneous with Castro Street, but is much more formally connected to All My Life or Still Life,...

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

Lolo Ferrari

(Hope Tucker, 2001, 2 min)

An obituary whittles one’s social contribution down to its barest form....

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Los Angeles Plays Itself

(Thom Andersen, 2003, 169 min)

Los Angeles Plays Itself is a video essay about how movies have portrayed the city of Los Angeles. The first section (The City as Background) is about buildings and places,...

Showing Saturday, March 29 12:30pm

Lunar Almanac

(Malena Szlam, 2013, 4 min)

Moons in a journey through magnetic spheres, influencing subtle energies on Earth....

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Main Hall

(Philipp Fleischmann, 2013, 5 min)

Designed by Josef Maria Olbrich in 1898, the main exhibition hall of the Vienna Secession is generally regarded as one of the first White Cube Spaces of art history. The...

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Manakamana

(Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez, 2013, 118 min)

Manakamana is composed of 11 shots from the inside of a cable car as it transports pilgrims making an ancient journey to a Nepali mountaintop. The shots unfold in real-time,...

Showing Thursday, March 27 6:45pm

Melting

(Thom Andersen, 1965, 6 min)

"Melting is remarkable for its alluding to a forgotten history and its prescience of history to come. … Thirty-odd years after Bataille announced the informe, and thirty-two years before Bois...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:15pm

Metamorfoza

(Martha Colburn, 2013, 6.5 min)

With a stop frame animation featuring dolls, sets and found footage, a theme of ‘hidden truth’ emerges; accompanied by Juan Felipe Waller’s composition “Metamorfoza”....

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

Mille Soleils (A Thousand Suns)

(Mati Diop, 2013, 45 min)

Mati Diop creates a beautiful, haunting portrait of Magaye Niang, the lead actor of  the 1973 film Touki-Bouki. One of the most important films of African cinema, Touki-Bouki was directed by...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Missing in the Severe Clear

(Hope Tucker, 2001, 4 min)

'Severe clear' is aviation slang for clear, crisp, blue skies with boundless visibility....

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Misterio (Mystery)

(Chema García Ibarra, 2013, 12 min)

They say that if you put your ear to the back of his neck, you can hear the Virgin talk. Trailer...

Showing Friday, March 28 7:15pm

Model Village

(Hayoun KWON, 2014, 10 min)

The village is loosely inspired by a North Korean propaganda village, Kijong-dong. Hayoun KWON reveals a setting and 
invites us into a fiction, carrying out the journey by proxy. this...

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

Mount Song

(Shambhavi Kaul, 2013, 9 min)

A current runs underneath. It creeps under the door, makes its way into the cracks, revealing, obfuscating or breaking as clouds in the sky. Mountain, cave, river, forest and trap...

Showing Saturday, March 29 7:15pm

Mountain in Shadow

(Lois Patiño, 2012, 14 min)

Contemplative look toward the snowy mountain and skiers activity on it. The vastness of space contrasts with the insignificant that people looks like, almost invisible by distance. Trailer...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm

murmurations

(Rebecca Meyers, 2013, 6 min)

A charm; siege; dissimulation. Descent and watch. Avian voices link gesture and snowfall, macro views of whiskered branches and furry firs. -RM...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Musical Recordings from the Realm of the Dead

(Troy Morgan, 2013, 5 min)

Four separate individuals at the dawn of wireless technology become accidental collaborators in a musical composition that is pieced together through radio waves.This meditation on the creative process reflects on...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Mysterious Barricades

(Peter Herwitz, 1987, 8 min)

A highly concentrated, ravishingly hand-manipulated film that evokes states of the sublime as well as loneliness and emotional turmoil. Made by Herwitz while he was a graduate student at the...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 12:30pm

Nail Art

(Martha Jurksaitis, 2013, 3 min)

Nail Art is a 16mm film made entirely using nail varnishes and nail stickers as my materials. It's a visceral response to the craze for nail art, and considers whether...

Showing Friday, March 28 7:15pm

Never a Foot Too Far, Even

(Daïchi Saïto, 2012, 14 min)

Appropriating a brief fragment from an old Kung Fu movie, Never a Foot Too Far, Even is an action movie without action. The film focuses on an obscure figure finding...

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

Night Mix

(Joseph Bernard, 1982, 13 min)

This particular one carries a broad filmmaking vocabulary and was a response to a “still vs motion” picture debate between a photographer friend and myself. It was highly altered with...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

No Use Walkin’ When You Can Stroll

(Penelope Spheeris, 1998, 11 min)

One-time carny, bartender, and married ten times, Penelope Spheeris’s mother was an uncommon woman.  In this sweet, funny, and moving video portrait, Spheeris gives us a vivid glimpse into the...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

Noel

(Hope Tucker, 2005, 5 min)

A songwriter's identity remains as obscure as his motives for penning a popular American holiday standard....

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Notes of An Early Fall, Part One

(Saul Levine, 1976, 33 min)

A major work that portrays the beauty and sadness of isolation in a desolate landscape. Triumphing over this physical reality and his own emotional landscape, Levine uses the formal properties...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 12:30pm

Off-White Tulips

(Aykan Safoğlu, 2013, 24 min)

Concentrating on James Baldwin's extended stays in Istanbul in 60's and 70's, the film explores the limits of an autobiography mostly relying on found materials such as Sedat Pakay's photography....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:30pm

Olivia’s Place

(Thom Andersen, 1966/1974, 6 min)

“On Sunday, January 16, 1966, we shot 200 ft. of 16mm Kodak Ektachrome MS film, type 7256, at OLIVIA’S PLACE, 2618 Main Street, Santa Monica, California. We shot with a...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:15pm

Photooxidation (Fotooxidación)

(Pablo Mazzolo, 2013, 13 min)

De-electronation of a molecular entity as a result of photoexcitation. Light increases its oxidation state, at the same time it releases free radical electrons. Light goes through human work as...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm

Picture Perfect Pyramid

(Johann Lurf, 2013, 5 min)

Picture Perfect Pyramid is a 16mm film which in counter-clockwise spirals, circles a large pyramid structure that was built on the outskirts of Vienna in 1983. Using twenty-four positions the...

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

Portrait

(Sergei Loznitsa, 2002, 28 min)

“Portrait consists of what at first appear to be photographs of Russian farmers. But as we watch the carefully composed scenes, small details in the background begin to catch our...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

Prisoner’s Cinema

(Joshua Gen Solondz, 2012, 10 min)

It has been widely reported that prisoners confined to dark cells often see brilliant light displays, which is sometimes called the 'prisoner's cinema.' ... The brain contains many (perhaps an infinite number) of feedback...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Psalm IV: “Valley of the Shadow”

(Phil Solomon, 2013, 7.5 min)

The fourth installment of my 7 part series, The Twilight Psalms, "Valley of the Shadow" is a nocturnal lamentation on love, loss, and the unknowable other......

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

Puhelinkoppi (1882–2007)

(Hope Tucker, 2010, 8 min)

Marking a shift in the functioning of private and public space, after existing as a sidewalk staple for over a century, the phone booth in Finland is now extinct. The artist...

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Purgatorio

(Rodrigo Reyes, 2013, 80 min)

Reyes’ provocative essay film re-imagines the Mexico/US border as a mythical place comparable to Dante’s purgatory. Leaving politics aside, he takes a fresh look at the brutal beauty of the...

Showing Sunday, March 30 3:00pm

Reconversão

(Thom Andersen, 2012, 67 min)

Thom Andersen’s 2012 film Reconversão (Reconversion) surveys the work of architect Eduardo Souto de Moura. Although Andersen was invited specifically to make the film in Portugal on the occasion of...

Showing Sunday, March 30 12:00pm

Red Hollywood

(Thom Andersen, Noël Burch, 1996, 114 min)

Made in collaboration with Noël Burch, the video Red Hollywood is one product of Andersen’s years of research into the Hollywood blacklist, a larger project that comprises several essays and...

Showing Friday, March 28 4:00pm

Rhinoceroses

(Karl Kels, 1987, 9 min)

“Kels organizes sequences of images with an accelerated activity unnatural for his subjects but coherent for the process of cinematographic creation. At the end of the film the archaic beasts...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

Ritual

(Joseph Bernard, 1979, 3 min)

A 50’ roll of film edited in camera; a small gem with timing & lap dissolves that were truly a gift....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

Rivergarden

(Jack Cronin, 2013, 10 min)

Rivergarden explores the river as a place of spectacle and reverie....

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

Rode Molen

(Esther Ulrus, 2013, 4 min)

Rode Molen (Red Mill) is a research into motion picture printing techniques. The starting point and inspiration for the film are the mill paintings of Piet Mondriaan, especially Rode Molen....

Showing Thursday, March 27 7:15pm

Scattered in the Wind by Implodes

(Lori Felker, 2013, 5.5 min)

Chicago, 2009 – A cemetery as a crime scene.  Hundreds of graves in a historic cemetery had been ripped up in order to resell the plots.  Human remains were displaced,...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 3:00pm

Sea of Vapors

(Sylvia Schedelbauer, 2014, 17 min)

A cascade of images cut frame by frame flow into an allegory of the lunar cycle....

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm

Sea Series #13

(John Price, 2013, 3 min)

The fragility of diary entries, combined with the tireless observation of the shore’s many different moods and slow transformations. In this series, Price combines two close things: family and the...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:15pm

Sea Series #9

(John Price, 2013, 3 min)

The fragility of diary entries, combined with the tireless observation of the shore’s many different moods and slow transformations. In this series, Price combines two close things: family and the...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:15pm

Semblance: Frampton Brakhage Relation

(Joseph Bernard, 1981, 6 min)

A simplistic analogy of obvious disparities between these two masters that I concocted on the beach in Provincetown. As a disclaimer: my filmed comparisons relating H.F. & S.B. should in...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

sfaÍra 1985–1895

(Ivan Ladislav Galeta, 1971/1984, 9 min)

sfaÍra (1985-1895) is dedicated to Pythagoras and Plato and is an homage to two of Galeta’s favorite spheroids: the Earth and the Sun. The protagonist, as we are informed by...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Shit

(Penelope Spheeris, 1969, 3.5 min)

Never completely finished during its original production, this snarky comic piece was rediscovered in Spheeris’s vaults in 2010 and preserved as-is.  The titular substance plays a key role in determining...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

Shot-Countershot

(Peter Tscherkassky, 1986, 1 min)

“Shot-countershot. The idea of the century.” -Hans Fraeulin...

Showing Friday, March 28 12:30pm

Single Stream

(Paweł Wojtasik, Toby Lee, Ernst Karel, 2014, 23 min)

Single Stream explores a recycling facility in the Boston area, where hundreds of tons of refuse are sorted daily.  Blurring the line between observation and abstraction, Single Stream plunges the...

Showing Saturday, March 29 7:15pm

Sleeping District

(Tinne Zenner, 2014, 11 min)

Combining outside and inside views of residential areas built during the Soviet Era with disjointed conversations translated from Russian into a broken English, the film explores notions of home shaped by...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Sodom

(Luther Price, 1989, 17 min)

Sodom uses found footage gay porn and physical carvings into the small 8mm material itself, to create a horrifying glimpse into a particular imaginary hell. Price’s sensational imagery is both...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 12:30pm

sound that

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2014, 12 min)

Sound That follows employees of the Cleveland Water Department on the hunt for what lies beneath, as they investigate for leaks in the infrastructure in Cuyahoga County, Ohio...

Showing Saturday, March 29 2:59pm

South Bland Street

(Lina Verchery, 2013, 3 min)

An experimental ethnography of a place, tracing geographies of time, memory, and decay. Holding that memory, dreamscapes, and the passage of time are all somehow imprinted on a 'place', this...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Square Dance, Los Angeles County, California, 2013

(Sílvia das Fadas, 2013, 9 min)

The people are what is not there yet, never in the right place, never ascribable to the place and time where anxieties and dreams await. -Jacques Rancière  ...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:15pm

Statues Also Die (Les statues meurent aussi)

(Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, 1953, 30 min)

A collaboration between Chris Marker (1921-2012) and Alain Resnais (1922-2014) made in 1953. After its first screening at Cannes in 1954, where it won the Prix Jean Vigo, Les statues...

Showing Sunday, March 30 11:00am

Still Life

(Bruce Baillie, 1966, 3 min)

A single-take roll of film recording a tableau of table top objects, flowers and incidental conversation at the Morningstar commune....

Showing Friday, March 28 7:00pm

Strange Wonderful

(Stephanie Swart, 2013, 4.5 min)

Little monster goes to school that day. She thinks, "They probably call me snail face when I'm not around." Sometimes she gets lonely but she can be happy too....

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Strawberries in the Summertime

(Jennifer Reeves, 2013, 16 min)

A two and a half year old boy revels in all things tiny and huge on and around a farm. His father supports his exuberant and insatiable curiosity of new...

Showing Sunday, March 30 3:00pm

Suburbia

(Penelope Spheeris, 1984, 94 min)

Produced by Roger Corman, Penelope Spheeris’ cult film features  non-professional performances by street kids and punk musicians (Flea from the Red Hot Chilli Peppers among others). Mostly refugees from broken,...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:59pmFriday, March 28 11:59pm

Suchy Pion (Dry Standpipe)

(Wojciech Bąkowski, 2012, 13 min)

A raw, personal, confessional narration undercuts the abstract images in Polish artist, musician and poet Wojciech Bakowski's interlaced video collage Suchy Pion. Condensing home videos into blocks of abstraction, Bakowski...

Showing Saturday, March 29 7:15pm

Sun Song

(Joel Wanek, 2013, 14.5 min)

"I would tell the people on this planet that there are forces: their job is to slow you up. You're supposed to keep moving." -Sun Ra A poetic journey from the darkness...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:15pm

Swamp

(Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, 1969, 6 min)

A collaboration between Nancy Holt (1938-2014) and Robert Smithson (1938-1973) made in 1969. Holt has said of Swamp that ......"it deals with limitations of perception through the camera eye as...

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

Synthesis

(Penelope Spheeris, 1968, 7.5 min)

Penelope Spheeris's first film, made in 8mm Kodachrome at UCLA. In a seemingly near-future control room devoid of people, various readouts and calculations suggest that humankind is not altogether compatible...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

Tacoma

(Courtney Krantz, 2013, 6.5 min)

A reflection on home and memory. Old love letters. A card game. Music gone by. An indoor-outdoor encounter of domestic space. Filmed in the verdant environment of the Pacific Northwest...

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

Tender Feet

(Fern SIlva, 2013, 10 min)

Tender Feet was shot on the road in the southwest leading up to the not quite so cataclysmic and transformative events anticipated to take place around December 21, 2012. As...

Showing Sunday, March 30 3:00pm

The Absent Stone (La Piedra Ausente)

(Jesse Lerner, Sandra Rozental, 2013, 82 min)

In 1964, the largest carved stone of the Americas was moved from the town of Coatlinchan to the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City in an impressive feat of engineering....

Showing Saturday, March 29 5:00pm

The Blazing World

(Jessica Bardsley, 2013, 20 min)

A troubling relationship arises between the character played by Winona Ryder in the film Girl, Interrupted, the genuine depression experienced by the actress, and the shoplifting of which she was...

Showing Friday, March 28 7:15pm

The Dark, Krystle

(Michael Robinson, 2013, 9.5 min)

The cabin is on fire!  Krystle can't stop crying, Alexis won't stop drinking, and the fabric of existence hangs in the balance, again and again and again. -MR "The Dark,...

Showing Tuesday, March 25 8:15pm

The Decline of Western Civilization

(Penelope Spheeris, 1981, 100 min)

The Decline of Western Civilization is a ragingly vital work, a blistering, vividly insightful and energetic portrait of the Los Angeles punk scene (and, by extension, the city’s -- and...

Showing Friday, March 28 5:00pm

The Decline of Western Civilization III

(Penelope Spheeris, 1997, 86 min)

In the third entry in Spheeris’s vital trilogy, the very title of the series takes on a dark literalism: while the “decline” of the first film was largely a reclamation...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:15pm

The Disquiet

(Ali Cherri, 2013, 20 min)

Lebanon has witnessed a number of violent earthquakes as a result of its geographical location on several fault lines. Through an investigation of the country’s seismic history, The Disquiet explores...

Showing Saturday, March 29 1:00pm

The Forgotten Space

(Noël Burch, Allan Sekula, 2010, 112 min)

Directed by filmmaker and author Noël Burch (b.1932) and the late artist, photographer and filmmaker Allan Sekula (1951-2013). The "forgotten space" of Sekula and Burch's essay film is the sea,...

Showing Sunday, March 30 2:00pm

The Great Rabbit

(Atsushi Wada, 2012, 7 min)

Once we called the noble, profound and mysterious existence The Great. We have moved with the time, our thought and consciousness has changed. And yet what makes us still keep...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

The Handeye (Bone Ghosts)

(Anja Dornieden, Juan David González Monroy, 2012, 7 min)

In early 20th century Vienna Robert Musil invited Sigmund Freud to partake in, what he called, “a very special séance”. Seated at the table Musil revealed that they were going...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm

The Land Behind

(Sabrina Ratté, 2013, 5 min)

Traveling on an undefined territory where the illusion of a continuous tracking shot emphasizes an unreachable destination. Through the syncopated editing and multiple transitions, images of the area themselves become...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

The National Rehabilitation Center

(Penelope Spheeris, 1969, 12 min)

Two years before Peter Watkins’ Punishment Park, Spheeris takes the McCarran Act to its inevitable next step and shows us - via an early use of mockumentary - what the...

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:15pm

The Obvious Child

(Stephen Irwin, 2013, 12.5 min)

Somebody broke the girl's parents. The rabbit was there when it happened. It was an awful mess. Trailer...

Showing Friday, March 28 7:15pm

The Pieced Quilt

(Scott Fitzpatrick, 2013, 4 min)

Ink is lifted directly from the page in a physical adaptation of the Bullfinch Press book of the same title.  Two folk/design traditions converge in this cameraless animation on recycled...

Showing Sunday, March 30 3:00pm

The Sea [is still] Around Us

(Hope Tucker, 2012, 4 min)

Rachel Carson is dead, but the sea is still around us…this small lake is a sad reminder of what is taking place all over the land, from carelessness, shortsightedness, and...

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

The Thing

(Rhys Ernst, 2013, 15 min)

A woman, a transgender man, and their cat travel towards a mysterious roadside attraction known as "The Thing”....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 9:30pm

Thing

(Anouk De Clercq, 2013, 18 min)

An architect talks about the city he has built. Gradually we realize that the city is imaginary. His account is an attempt to give his ideas a fixed shape. In...

Showing Sunday, March 30 1:00pm

To Thy Heart (Do Serca Twego)

(Ewa Borysewicz, 2013, 10 min)

He was so handsome, with his jet-black hair, standing by the swing. When he smiled, eyes would stand on end. It was schizophrenic – he was so messed up that...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Toros

(Robert Fenz, 2014, 6 min)

Toros is meditation on bullfighting, shot in Spain in 2013. Intended to be shown as a looped multiscreen projection in HD and 35mm; here, as an exception, it will be...

Showing Saturday, March 29 1:00pm

Toto

(Zbigniew Czapla, 2013, 12 min)

A story of a sensitive boy, raised by a lonely and hard working mother somewhere in a far province, where life revolves around daily, inveterate habits. The young protagonist is...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Touch

(Shelly Silver, 2013, 68 min)

After 50 years away, a gay man returns to his old neighborhood – New York City's Chinatown -- to care for his dying mother. Like him, the city has changed...

Showing Saturday, March 29 7:00pm

Tropical Depression

(Kelly Sears, 2012, 3 min)

Footage from recent hurricanes and the 1931 Miss Universe Contest are collaged into an animated séance that channels Galveston's haunted history....

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Unicorn Blood (Sangre de Unicornio)

(Alberto Vazquez, 2013, 9 min)

Two teddy bears go hunting unicorns, their favorite prey. Unicorns have tender flesh and delicious blueberry-flavoured blood which the bears need to stay cute-looking. Trailer...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Unmistaken Hands: Ex Voto F.H.

(Quay Brothers, 2013, 26 min)

Working in the stop-motion puppet animation technique, for which they are best known, this new film by the Quay Brothers is based on the work of Uruguayan writer Felisberto Hernández,...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Variant Chants

(Joseph Bernard, 1983, 16 min)

This is an often rapid montage of stills and short clips referencing aspects of “set-up” or tabletop filmmaking, as well as my own paintings on glass and 35mm slide photographs....

Showing Wednesday, March 26 7:00pm

Varðeldur by Sigur Rós

(Melika Bass, 2012, 6.5 min)

A film portrait of an unstable entity in a haunted vessel, drawn into and floating away from a siren song. -MB One of a dozen international films commissioned by Icelandic...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 3:00pm

Velocity

(Karolina Glusiec, 2012, 6 min)

"I always thought I had a perfect memory. I wanted to show these drawings to you." A collection of memories, drawings and loss. Trailer...

Showing Friday, March 28 9:30pm

Vermont says goodbye to Solzhenitsyn

(Hope Tucker, 2012, 4 min)

The Russian writer spent twenty years in exile in a remote American village. This pixellation, part one of a diptych, was shot on the anniversary of his death. Russian with English...

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

Vi holder sammen (We hold together)

(Hope Tucker, 2011, 4 min)

A typeface formed by hand from paper clips spells out an imperfect construction of a national history as it visualizes a period of nonviolent resistance. Norwegian with English titles...

Showing Thursday, March 27 12:30pm

We Had the Experience But Missed the Meaning

(Laida Lertxundi, 2014, 8 min)

Between Los Angeles and San Diego, California, a moment in a story by Bioy Casares—where it is discovered that a man prefers driving to making love to Veronica—structures the pieces...

Showing Saturday, March 29 1:00pm

What A Day

(Shannon Lee, 2013, 3 min)

The protagonist of this story is taken out of his daily routine by a suspiciously delicious cupcake that sends him on a bizarre journey, promoting illogical moments in life.  This...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

Whispers of the Prairie

(Deanna Morse, 2013, 4 min)

The first American lawn: Prairie.  Back to our roots, to the medley of native flowers that thrive in our forests and our sustainably landscaped lawns. From the manicured carpets of...

Showing Saturday, March 29 11:00am

White Ash

(Leighton Pierce, 2013, 30 min)

White Ash is an inexorable dive into edges of consciousness. Grounded in recognizable images and sounds captured from reality, White Ash is designed to scrape through the patina of normal...

Showing Wednesday, March 26 4:30pm

Wildnis (The Wild)

(Helena Wittmann, 2013, 12 min)

Potatoes have to be peeled, withered orchid blossoms must be plucked. Then everything is in order....

Showing Thursday, March 27 9:30pm

Will o’ the Wisp

(Andrew Kim, 2013, 23.5 min)

I can't see ghosts, but film is indeed a perfect medium....

Showing Sunday, March 30 3:00pm

Winter Present

(Robert Todd, 2014, 6 min)

Jewels and entryways. Awaiting the Thaw. -RT...

Showing Saturday, March 29 1:00pm

With Pluses and Minuses

(Mike Stoltz, 2013, 5 min)

"This morning the window blew its glass onto my face. Real morning with pluses and minuses (my symbols for truth)." A ground-less and boundless 16mm film in which a wall...

Showing Saturday, March 29 9:30pm