All 50th AAFF Films

—-———- (Short Line Long Line)

(Thom Andersen, Malcolm Brodwick, 1967)

Projection instructions: play as loudly as possible. A documentary about rock 'n' roll. The Canned Heat, City Lights, Seeds of Time, LA Tymes, Llyn Foulkes, Charlie Watts, Chris & Craig,...

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

20 Hz

(Semiconductor, 2011)

20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

21-87

(Arthur Lipsett, 1964)

This short film from Arthur Lipsett is an abstract succession of unrelated views of the passing crowd. A commentary on a machine-dominated society, it is often cited as an influence...

Showing Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

349 (for Sol LeWitt)

(Chris Kennedy, 2011)

A digitally animated version of Sol LeWitt¹s Wall Drawing #349. Recreating LeWitt¹s geometric vocabulary and primary colour palette, 349 careens through emblazoned emblems, lifted from walls and transported into dialogue...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

663114

(Isamu Hirabayashi, 2011)

Once in 66 years, there is a chrysalis emerges above ground and becomes a cicada. In order to shed his chrysalis, he is intently ascending with his eye on reaching...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

A Burning Star (short version)

(Kenji ONISHI, 1995)

In A Burning Star, my inner conflicts find a cruel form. Through the camera I come to terms with my father's death. It's only natural that a person should tremble,...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

A Different Bunny

(Danijel Zezelj, 2010)

A small bunny in a big city looks for love in the wrong place....

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

A Lax Riddle Unit

(Laida Lertxundi, 2011)

In a Los Angeles interior, moving walls for loss. Practicing a song to a loved one. A film of the feminine structuring body. –Laida Lertxundi...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

A Man and his Dog Out for Air

(Robert Breer, 1957)

"[A] brilliant and astonishing ballet animated with unprecedented virtuosity!" - Burch, Film Quarterly Screening of this film is supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

A Piece of Life

(Chase Becsey, Jamie Lee, 2011)

Man vs. Canvas; "Every act of Creation is first of all an act of Destruction" –Pablo Picasso...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

A Plate of Sardines (Tabaq el-Sardin)

(Omar Amiralay, 1997)

“The first time I heard of Israel, I was in Beirut, and the conversation was about a plate of sardines. I was six years old, Israel was two.” In this...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:00pm

A Preface to Red

(Jonathan Schwartz, 2011)

A single recording, recorded in a tunnel that one passes through after exiting a boat taking you from one continent to another, where people are selling bright colored toys and...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

A Series Of Kinetic Sets Tell A Story

(Shannon Kohlitz, 2011)

This is an animation telling the story of my grandpa’s life in 1920 -1940s America through a series of kinetic dioramas. I built the sets from recycled materials then videotaped...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Adam Roberts

(Isaac Sherman, 2011)

Music video for “Adam Roberts,” a song by the band CAVE from Chicago. Features a swirling girl, flashy lights, repetition, and hard hits...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Ägypten (Egypt)

(Kathrin Resetarits, 1997)

Egypt is a film which is almost silent. A film about deaf mutes, or rather about their sign language, a language which, like the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, links the symbolic...

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

All My Life

(Bruce Baillie, 1966)

"Caspar, California; old fence with red roses." -BB...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:15pm

All Through the Night

(Michael Robinson, 2008)

A charred visitation with an icy language of control: "there is no room for love". Splinters of Nordic fairy tales and ecological disaster films are ground down into a prism...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Ambiguous Funeral

(Ichiro SUEOKA, 2004)

This is part of an on-going project, "re-interpretation for the private films," in which I recreate old home movies. Today, we reflect on the way to understand the past events...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

Amos Fortune Road

(Matthew Buckingham, 1996)

Less than twenty tattered business receipts are the only source of information on the life of Amos Fortune: in 1769, at the age of 59, Fortune bought his freedom from...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:00pm

An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925

(Sasha Waters Freyer, 2012)

An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925 is a lyrical essay film which captures the spirit of excess and adventure embodied by The Great Gatsby (published in 1925) in fragments...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:30pm

And I Will Rise if Only to Hold You Down

(Jennifer Reeder, 2012)

Nova and Candice, both 14, prepare for the high school dance while discussing the afternoon Candice spent with her birth mother. The girls express a closeness, which suggests they may...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:15pm

And We All Shine On

(Michael Robinson, 2006)

An ill wind is transitting through the lonely night, spreading myth and deception along its murky path. Conjuring a vision of a post-apocalyptic paradise, this unworldly broadcast reveals its hidden...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Another Dress, Another Button

(Lyn Elliot, 2011)

The spare buttons have a field day on the dresser top. The spare button savers talk about why they do it, and how it makes them feel....

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

Another Void

(Paul Clipson, 2012)

This vertiginous study of movement, color and darkness, continues an exploration of the process of filmmaking and its close relation to music. Another Void is an almost entirely in-camera edited...

Showing Friday, March 30 11:30pm

As Above, So Below

(Sarah J. Christman, 2012)

That which is below is like that which is above and that which is above is like that which is below to do the miracles of the one only thing....

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:00pm

Assassination in Dreamland

(David Sherman, 2011)

A work inspired by the uncanny juxtaposition of the political murder of America’s 25th President during the fantastically realized 1901 World’s Fair, as filmed by Thomas Alva Edison. Assassination in...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:15pm

At Yukigaya 2

(Mako IDEMITSU, 1974)

An abstract film shows the images of tree shadows or the sky in natural light with sharp contrasts. In this personal film, Idemitsu lived between Japan and USA, contains the...

Showing Friday, March 30 5:00pm

Atman

(Toshio MATSUMOTO, 1975)

A visual tour-de-force and a landmark film of the Japanese avant-garde, Matusmoto creates a pulsing, circular motion through 480 stills of a demonic Noh mask taken from different angles. Music...

Showing Friday, March 30 5:00pm

August Song

(Jodie Mack, Emily Kuehn, 2011)

A collaboration with Kent Lambert's ROOMMATE documenting a feline daydream....

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

Back to Land

(Tijana Petrovic, 2010)

Back to Land is a meditation on the sight of a blue whale beached on a California shore. After being hit by a boat, the whale’s enormous body landed on...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

Belle Isle Zoo

(Barb Morrissey, 2011)

Belle Isle Zoo is a short film showing the decay and ruin of the old Belle Isle Zoo on Belle Isle in Detroit, MI filmed in the fall of 2011...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Berlin Tiger 13h00-16h30

(Shiloh Cinquemani, 2012)

A tiger in captivity. ...

Showing Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

BIRDBOY

(Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero, 2010)

A terrible industrial accident changes Little DINKI's life forever. Now DINKI's fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend BIRDBOY, a misfit who hides in the Dead Forest...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Bleu Shut

(Robert Nelson, 1970)

Starring Robert Nelson, William T. Wiley, and Diane Nelson. Music by Blue Crumb Truck. "Even when we know the game is an illusion, the experience of Bleu Shut is entirely...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 4:30pm

By Foot-Candle Light

(Mary Helena Clark, 2011)

Scenes from the proscenium wings. A film imagined and recounted by foot-candle light. You close your eyes and, suddenly, it is dark.—Mary Helena Clark...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Carpenter

(Michael Robinson, 2001)

A get-well card in celluloid and tape.  A farewell in black and white. -MR...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Castro Street

(Bruce Baillie, 10 min)

An extraordinary technical achievement and a poetic masterpiece, Castro Street is a layered portrait of the Standard Oil Refinery in Richmond, California which Baillie describes as "coming of consciousness". "I wanted...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:15pm

Ceibas: Epilogue - The Well of Representation

(Evan Meaney, 2011)

In part a remake of Hollis Frampton’s Gloria! (1979), in part a repurposing of hacked, 16-bit video game technology; Ceibas: Epilogue - The Well of Representation asks us to reconsider...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Chakra

(Jordan Belson, 1972)

A newly preserved 16mm print from the Center for Visual Music. Chakra screened at the 11th AAFF in 1973. "Usually the subjects I chose to build images around had some...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:30pm

Chevelle

(Kevin Jerome Everson, 2011)

In Chevelle, Kevin Jerome Everson captures two workhorse GM cars at a moment of drastic transformation. A junkyard crusher puts metal to metal and smashes the cars into tidy rectangular shapes while the...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:00pm

Chic Point

(Sharif Waked, 2003)

Chic Point was shot in a fictional location: the occupied catwalk. Employing all the elements of a fashion show, models reveal their abdomens in outfits designed especially to suit Israeli...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

Circle

(Minna Parkkinen, 2010)

"Circle" illustrates the devastating sorrow caused by the death of a loved one, the interim survival, and slow recovery. The film, which is the final part of a trilogy, depicts...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

Circles

(Ron Robinson, 2010)

Music video for The Soft Moon's song "Circles" featuring samples from Marcel Duchamp's 1926 film "Anemic Cinema."...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Compound Eyes 1 - 5

(Paul Clipson, 2011)

COMPOUND EYES Nos.1-5 is a series of short Super 8mm film studies studying aspects of insect and animal life, viewed within a succession of environments in unexpected ways. Filmed in the...

Showing Friday, March 30 11:30pm

Conjuror’s Box

(Kerry Laitala, 2011)

Laitala recently finished the hand-made, hand-processed films entitled the "Muse of Cinema Series". Conjuror's Box, the last work in the series, was made using several D.I.Y.collage techniques including: CINEGRAMMING, hand-painting,...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

Correspondence

(Robert Fenz, 2011)

Correspondence is my tribute Robert Gardner’s body of work. Retracing his steps, I filmed in the same locations in which he filmed. Dead Birds (1964) was filmed in West Papua,...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:30pm

Craig’s Cutting Room Floor

(Linda Scobie, 2011)

Craig is a collage artist with an eclectic archive of 16mm prints. His floor is full of spliced off and discarded film frames left to pile, corrode and live out...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Crossroad

(Phil Solomon, Mark LaPore, 2005)

Mark and I made this film for our friend David Gatten, as a prayer, an offering, a “get well soon” card... for all three of us. It was made on...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Curious Light

(Charlotte Pryce, 2011)

A manuscript illuminated: illustrations retreat into the fiber of the page; a fleeting light dissolves into the emulsion of the film: an elusive story is revisited....

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:30pm

Deep Westurn

(Robert Nelson, 1974)

"A 'film wake'. Though celebratory in mood, it has a mournful subtext... death and dying. We dedicated it to Dr. Sam West, departed friend and patron of the arts, trusting...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 4:30pm

Dubstep Informational Nature Video Series

(David Gazdowicz, 2011)

A series of Dubstep nature videos that are both informative and frustrating. This set covers Spiders, Opossums and Dolphins. Its like watching "3-2-1 Contact" while fighting off a severe stomach...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Dullahan

(Chelsea Carl, 2011)

A suit of armor wakes from his sleep only to discover that his head has gone missing. Chaos ensues....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Dyketactics

(Barbara Hammer, 1974)

The first lesbian lovemaking film made by a lesbian, DYKETACTICS reveals Hammer’s aesthetic connecting sight and touch. 110 images in 4 minutes make this sensate film a “lesbian commercial”. Touch...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Emblem

(Rei Hayama, 2012)

Like the animals are originally one of their main motifs of emblem, images for researching threatened bird species were used in EMBLEM as a fiction. But the light of EMBLEM...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:30pm

Envelop

(Cam Archer, 2011)

Juliana Barwick’s majestically-looped vocals swirl over top images of a young man affecting various disaffected looks....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

EVE

(Takashi Makino, 2004)

I created this film to express a feeling of the beginning of something and an image of the newborn vitality. – T.M....

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

Fiesta Brava

(Steven Woloshen, 2011)

For one day each year, bulls will run wild on the streets of Pamplona, Spain. This is what their stampede would look like....

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Film-Essay on the Euphrates Dam (Film-Muhawalah ‘An Sadd al-Furat)

(Omar Amiralay, 1970)

Amiralay’s first short film is an enthusiastic and lyrical depiction of the Ba’athist regime’s construction of the Assad dam on the Euphrates River. Its cinematic exuberance with regard to large-scale...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:00pm

FLIGHT

(Greta Snider, 1997)

My father’s photographic legacy, compiled and transformed into light. His family photographs, his hobbyist pictures of trains and roses, his airplanes and his obsession with birds circling...these images are imprinted...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:15pm

Flower

(Yuiko MATSUYAMA, 2004)

Transforming pools of india ink and salt into a microscopic field overflowing with brilliant shards of light and color. – Y.M....

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

Flower, the Boy, the Librarian

(Stephanie Barber, 1996)

"...A submerged haiku-esque narrative..."; Stephanie Barber's 1996 filmflower, the boy, the librarian is composed of three bits of footage in succession: a blossom wriggling in re-edited motion; the head of...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

Forest Walk

(Mike Hoolboom, 2011)

This brief black and white sojourn finds a father and son wandering, midway upon the journey of their lives, as the saying goes. Vincent Grenier adds slow motion heat to...

Showing Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

Forms Are Not Self-Subsistent Substances

(Samantha Rebello, 2010)

Flesh, blood, milk and meat are the subject of a film which tries to get inside “substance” via medieval imagery. An attempt to explore “what things are” through juxtaposing bestiary...

Showing Sunday, April 01 11:00am

Forward Aikido Roll

(Dan Bifano, 2011)

The struggle of misunderstood hipster art student....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Frank’s Cock

(Mike Hoolboom, 1993)

"In Frank's Cock, a man talks about his friend Frank in a bold, funny, moving monologue about being born, living, fucking and dying as a gay man. Frank was queer...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Garden/ing

(Eriko SONODA, 2007)

A photograph of the scene outside a window, enlarged the same size as the window, was repeatedly pasted to and removed from the window while shooting single frames of the...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

Geekdown

(Steven Smith, 2011)

Winner of the Stones Throw 15 contest, this short animated piece is a music video for J Dilla's "Geekdown"...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Generator

(Takashi Makino, 2011)

North American premiere of Makino's most recent work with a score by Jim O'Rourke. The film recently was given the Tiger Award for Short Film, IFF Rotterdam. The images reach...

Showing Sunday, April 01 11:00am

Gestalt

(Takashi ISHIDA, 1999)

Amber sunlight shines through a window into the corner of the room. The shadows projected on the wall and the shadows created by animated drawing are erased and eroded. As...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

Go Outside

(Isaiah Seret, 2011)

"For Cults' hauntingly beautiful track, "Go Outside", I was inspired to bring the band inside the world of Jim Jones' famous religious cult, Peoples Temple, and the eventual tragedy in...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Guañape Sur

(János Richter, 2010)

A barren rock island off the coast of Peru. No soil, no water, but hundreds of thousands of birds. For a period of ten years, only two guards may live...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

Hauling Toto Big

(Robert Nelson, 1997)

Awarded Best of the Festival 36th AAFF (1998) “In the mid 1990s, Nelson started assembling this film from a large stack of b/w footage he had kept from sketches, unfinished...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 4:30pm

Haunted House

(Martin Arnold, 2011)

The frames of a 40’s cartoon film are dispersed into their original graphic elements by means of digital de- and reanimation, the character in the foreground as well as the...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Heavy Eyes (Schwere Augen)

(Siegfried A. Fruhauf, 2011)

In this hand-processed inscription of cinema negation, unnamed players in found-footage fragments shimmer hypnotically in faint exchanges as a sound engine bears down heavily from above. Darkened figures outline themselves...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Here I Am

(Bruce Baillie, 1962)

One of Baillie's earliest films, Here I Am is an extraordinary portrait of children at the East Bay Activity Center, a school in Oakland, California started in the 1950s to...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:15pm

Hold Me While I’m Naked

(George Kuchar, 1966)

"A very direct and subtle, very sad and funny look at nothing more or less than sexual frustration and aloneness. In its economy and cogency of imaging, HOLD ME surpasses...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:00pm

If the War Continues (H. Hesse)

(Jonathan Schwartz, 2012)

For ascending: “and before I could be noticed again and taken to task, I spoke to the tiny blessed star within me, shut off my heartbeat, made my body disappear...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

If There Be Thorns

(Michael Robinson, 2009)

A dark wave of exile, incest, and magic burns across the tropics, forging a knotted trail into the black hole. Three star-crossed siblings wander in search of one another as...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

In Between Shadows

(Tianran Duan, 2011)

While the sunshine casts on buildings, either on walls, stairs or floors, shadows will appear and form infinite space and mysterious structures, a combination of memories, subconscious and past time....

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution

(Chuck Statler, 1976)

A music video featuring the band Devo and two of their songs: Secret Agent Man and Jocko Homo. This won an award at the 15th Ann Arbor Film Festival and...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

In The Middle (I Met You There)

(Morgan Beringer, 2012)

Matthew Dear with guest vocals by Jonny Pierce of The Drums....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

In the Open (Im Freien)

(Albert Sackl, 2011)

Using time-lapse technique Sackl explores the energetic interaction between man-made construction and camera rhythm, cant, and shudder in the textural particulars of a remote mountainous landscape in Iceland. One image...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

Incantation

(Peter Rose, 1970)

Using rapidly edited, superimposed images of plants, trees, water, the sun and the moon, Incantation weaves a dynamic tapestry of organic forms and textures, combining its images with a fierce...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

Instructions for Urban Exploration

(Perry Janes, Noah Stahl, Sadie Yarrington, 2011)

Instructions for Urban Exploration explores the intersections of poetry, space and movement. Adapted from the poem of the same title, as performed by poet Vievee Francis, this impressionistic dance-short questions...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Irma

(Charles Fairbanks, 2010)

Irma is an intimate musical portrait of Irma Gonzalez, the former world champion of women’s professional wrestling. Filmed in Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl – a notorious district of Mexico City – Irma...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

It’s such a beautiful day

(Don Hertzfeldt, 2011)

Bill finds himself in a hospital struggling with memory problems, in this final chapter to Don Hertzfeldt's "Everything will be OK" trilogy....

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Jerovi

(Jose Rodriguez-Soltero, 1965)

Screened at the 3rd AAFF in 1965. A sexual probe of the Narcissus myth, Jerovi departs from earlier experimental work by Cocteau, Curtis Harrington, Willard Maas and others, which drew...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Joshua City

(Kevin T. Allen, 2011)

A cross-cultural camera roll of two desolate landscapes. One half shot in the Mojave Desert of Joshua Tree in California, the other half in the industrial ghost town of Industry...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:00pm

Kid Beat Box: Twenty-two Tapes, Edit Nine

(Stephen Wetzel, 2012)

Kid Beat Box: Twenty-two Tapes, Edit Nine consists of thirty-five 10-second bits of video lifted from twenty-two standard digital video tapes. "I don't know Kid Beat Box, or I know...

Showing Saturday, March 31 5:00pm

KIRI

(Sakumi HAGIWARA, 1972)

A single uncut shot from a stationary camera photographs a fog shrouded landscape, at first totally white but then gradually revealed....

Showing Friday, March 30 5:00pm

Kudzu Vine

(Josh Gibson, 2011)

Through images of kudzu-covered forms, photographed in black and white and radiating with the luminance of early cinema, this ode to the climbing, trailing, and coiling species Pueraria lobata evokes...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:00pm

Lack of Evidence (Manque de Preuves)

(Hayoun KWON, 2011)

In Nigeria, twins can be a blessing or a curse. One day, the father of Oscar and his brother tried to kill his two sons during a ritual ceremony. By...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:30pm

Lady

(Ira Sachs, 1994)

A portrait film of a purposefully unsettling kind, starring Dominique Dibbell of The Five Lesbian Brothers. The exact identity of the redhead at the center of Lady is impossible to pin...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Landfill 16

(Jennifer Reeves, 2011)

Exhumed 16mm film from my own landfill in Indiana, constitute the canvas of LANDFILL 16. After finishing my double-projection WHEN IT WAS BLUE I was horrified by the bulk of...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Last Days in a Lonely Place

(Phil Solomon, 2008)

Farewell my friends Farewell my dear ones If I was rude Forgive my weakness Goodbye my friends Goodbye to evening parties Remember me In the spring To work for your...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Lázslo Lassu

(Ben Popp, 2011)

Using cut out animation and shot on Hi-Con 16mm film, hand processed and transferred to HD, this music film for the band A Hawk and A Hacksaw tells the story...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke

(Jillian Mayer, 2011)

"Life and Freaky Times of Uncle Luke," commissioned by the Borscht Film Festival, is a collaboration between Miami artist Jillian Mayer (video featured in the Guggenheim video bienniale), Raktonur Films...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Light is Waiting

(Michael Robinson, 2007)

A very special episode of television's Full House devours itself from the inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea. Tropes of video art and family...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Like a Train Passing 1

(Kohei ANDO, 1978)

Space. Inspired by photographs of Winston Link (Night Trick), this film consists of images of trains passing by a house. Trains are viewed from the interior of the house in...

Showing Friday, March 30 5:00pm

Like Flowing, Like Spinning

(Akira MIZUYOSHI, 2009)

I drag a 16mm negative film in a darkroom, improvisationally adhere it with the developed 16mm positive film and expose them by light of Maglite. I intentionally let a film...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

Line Describing Your Mom

(Michael Robinson, 2011)

This is the new choreography of devotion, via the vlog of southern nightmares. This is the light that never goes out. This is the line describing your mom.-MR...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Listen

(Jeremy Liesen, 2011)

“Listen” is a video project produced, directed, shot and edited  by Jeremy Liesen, a student from Washtenaw Community College. You have heard the saying “stop and smell the roses”. This...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Looking for Jiro

(Tina Takemoto, 2011)

Looking for Jiro is a queer meditation on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. At age 38, Jiro Onuma was imprisoned at Topaz concentration camp in Central...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Mapping Journey #5

(Bouchra Khalili, 2010)

Part of Khalili's Mapping Journey Project. Khalili travelled to Marseilles, Ramallah, Bari, Rome, Barcelona and Istanbul– the arteries of trafficking and trade. She walked around each city with maps and a fistful...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

Maska

(Quay Brothers, 2010)

"Maska" is the latest animated film of Quay brothers, directors and puppet animators, with the music composed by Krzysztof Penderecki. The screenplay is the adaptation of Stanisław Lem’s novel of...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Mass for the Dakota Sioux

(Bruce Baillie, 1964)

A film Mass, dedicated to nobility and excellence. The film begins with a short introduction - "No chance for me to live, Mother, you might as well mourn." Sitting Bull,...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:15pm

Measures of Distance

(Mona Hatoum, 1988)

In this resonant work, Palestinian-born video and performance artist Mona Hatoum explores the renewal of friendship between mother and daughter during a brief family reunion in war-torn Lebanon in 1981....

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

Mediator

(Joshua Tad Mulligan, 2012)

What results from the collision of two shapes is the energetic dance that visually leads you through an experience of sound, color, and movement....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Mongoloid

(Bruce Conner, 1978)

A documentary film exploring the manner in which a determined young man overcame a basic mental defect and became a useful member of society. Insightful editing techniques reveal the dreams,...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Moxie

(Stephen Irwin, 2011)

A pyromaniac bear misses his mother....

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Mr. Hayashi

(Bruce Baillie, 1961)

One of several "Canyon CinemaNews" reels that Baillie made in the early to mid 1960s, the film Mr. Hayashi has "an immediate basis in necessity" as Baillie described, and is a...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:15pm

Multiple Orgasm

(Barbara Hammer, 1976)

Did we ever see what our orgasms looked like? Picturing 4 vaginal and 4 facial contractions, this film was purposefully made silent so that the audience could hear themselves breath....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

My Favorite Planet

(Gus Péwé, 2011)

A surreal story of two estranged lovers, as one is left behind with only memories....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

My Movie Melodies

(Jun’ichi OKUYAMA, 1980)

In this film, the image produces the sound, the "sound image." Various images are used to cover a wide range of sounds. The main melody is radiographic image of a...

Showing Friday, March 30 5:00pm

Necrology

(Standish Lawder, 1970)

"In NECROLOGY, a 12-minute film, in one continuous shot he films the faces of a 5:00 PM crowd descending via the Pan Am building escalators. In old-fashioned black and white,...

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

New Improved Institutional Quality

(Owen Land (formerly known as George Landow), 1976)

New Improved Institutional Quality: In the Environment of Liquids and Nasals a Parasitic Vowel Sometimes Develops This film is not in competition Screening of this film is supported by the...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Ninha / Nous

(Danielle Arbid, 2005)

"My father was dying. I shot him to keep some evidence. I was afraid to lose everything I thought about him, all my anger against him, all my memories."-Danielle Arbid...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

No No Nooky T.V.

(Barbara Hammer, 1987)

Using a 16mm Bolex and Amiga computer, Hammer creates a witty and stunning film about how women view their sexuality versus the way male images of women and sex are...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Nocturne

(Phil Solomon, 1980)

Finding similarities in the pulses and shapes between my own experiments in night photography, lightning storms, and night bombing in World War II, I constructed the war at home.-PS "A screaming...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Not Enough

(Chad VanGaalen, 2011)

Animated music video for "Not Enough" by J Mascis on Sub Pop....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Odysseus in Ithaca

(Peter Rose, 2006)

Odysseus moors his boat in an alien architectural machine, a labyrinth with echoes of De Chirico and Escher- a place of mystery and power where the rules of visual perspective...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

Our Trip

(1980)

A comic travelogue of a camping and hiking trip to the Andes, OUR TRIP mixes conventions of the slide show with hand-painting and animation to create playful juxtapositions between travelers...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:30pm

Palaces of Pity (Palácios de Pena)

(Daniel Schmidt, Gabriel Abrantes, 2011)

Haunted by their own directionless lives, two pre-adolescent girls reunite while visiting their ailing grandmother. In the midst of her fantasies of a medieval past – one consumed by fear...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:15pm

Passage Upon the Plume

(Fern Silva, 2011)

Plumes dust the arid land, east to west, shapeshifting as they lift in ascension. Something lowers. An ark ran aground where revolution took root: ropes raise stones in baskets. Hearts...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Peril of the Antilles

(Fern Silva, 2011)

Peril of the Antilles was filmed at the beginning of November 2010 while visiting a friend in Haiti. At this specific time, the cholera epidemic was on its way to...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:30pm

Perpetual Motion

(Karen Aqua, 1992)

This film is not in competition. A shrine to ritualized time. This film celebrates the cyclical nature of time, and the symbols and rites which have been created to mark...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Peyote Queen

(Storm de Hirsch, 1965)

A further exploration into the color of ritual, the color of thought; a journey through the underworld of sensory derangement....

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

Pilgrimage (Pèlerinage)

(Marc Pelletier, 2011)

A simple walk in the park can become a spiritual experience, a moment of discovery, a pilgrimage. This film explores the meditative nighttime allure of the Parc Lafontaine in Montreal,...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Plate #24 (solid of revolution)

(Ryusuke ITO, 2004)

In order to investigate the necessity of film as a medium for moving images, I have focused on its materiality. First, I created a collage with found footages of various...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

Pluto Declaration

(Travis Wilkerson, 2011)

Restore the classical definition of planet! Bring back planet Pluto! The solar system needs its twelfth planet....

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Point de Gaze

(Jodie Mack, 2012)

Named after a type of Belgian lace, this spectral study investigates intricate illusion and optical arrest....

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

Porch Glider

(James Herbert, 1970)

Porch Glider is James Herbert's rarely seen masterpiece, one of over a dozen films by Herbert screened at AAFF from the late 1960s to the mid 1970s. The film is...

Showing Sunday, April 01 11:00am

Psalm II: “Walking Distance”

(Phil Solomon, 1999)

Inspired by Kiefer and Ryder, dedicated to Stan Brakhage. Imagining one of those rusted medieval film cans having survived centuries, a long lost Biograph/Star, a Griffith/Méliès co-production, a two-reeler left...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Quest (Cautare)

(Ionut Piturescu, 2010)

Two persons, a carriage and a horse. Nobody knows who they really are. Few wonder. Less care. Where are they going? Towards what? Joy, torment and undefinable music. Vulnerable, yet...

Showing Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

Quixote

(Bruce Baillie, 1965)

"One-year journey through the land of incessant progress, researching those sources which have given rise twenty years later to the essential question of survival." -BB The bearded figure at the...

Showing Saturday, March 31 1:00pm

Rehearsals for Retirement

(Phil Solomon, 2007)

The days grow longer for smaller prizes I feel a stranger to all surprises You can have them I don't want them I wear a different kind of garment In...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

Rekord

(Sean Thompson, 2011)

We go on a journey with a German speed trial race-car driver in the golden age of European motor racing. When he sets out on a record breaking run, he...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

Remote

(Jesse McLean, 2011)

In the collage video Remote, dream logic invokes a presence that drifts through physical and temporal barriers. There is a presence lingering in the dark woods, just under the surface...

Showing Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

Replica

(Daniel Lopatin, 2011)

Source material: "NU, PAGODI!" 1969 - 1986...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Ricky

(Janie Geiser, 2011)

The realms of childhood, war, and loss echo through Ricky. Double vision illuminates, and simultaneously obfuscates, what can be remembered, lost, or retrieved. A found sound recording forms the spine...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

River Rites

(Ben Russell, 2011)

“Animists are people who recognize that the world is full of persons, some of whom are human, and that life is always lived in relationship with others.”—Graham Harvey, Animism A...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

RocketKitKongoKit

(Craig Baldwin, 1986)

This kaleidoscopic, amphetamine-paced tour de force uses a barrage of found-footage images and rapid-fire narration to trace a history of Zaire since its independence in 1960. The CIA, German munitions...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:15pm

Runs Good

(Pat O’Neill, 1970)

A darkish journey down memory lane, to visit some news events, folkways and thought patterns associated with the late forties and early fifties. The film is also concerned with such...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Sack Barrow

(Ben Rivers, 2011)

Sack Barrow explores a small family run factory in the outskirts of London. It was set up in 1931 to provide work for limbless and disabled ex-servicemen until the factory...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Sangre de Cristo

(Marcy Saude, 2011)

In Sangre de Cristo, the titular mountain range is examined as a site where embedded layers of oppositional history converge and are revealed through traces of the past in the...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:15pm

Sarabande

(Nathaniel Dorsky, 2008)

"Dark and stately is the warm, graceful tenderness of the Sarabande."- ND...

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

Saskatchewan

(Richard Wiebe, 2011)

16mm footage and Edison Voicewriter recordings introduce to me a family I never knew. I see my dad, age 7, in 1943 stand in front of a movie camera. I...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:30pm

Schmeerguntz

(Gunvor Nelson, Dorothy Wiley, 1965)

"SCHMEERGUNTZ is one long raucous belch in the face of the American Home. A society which hides its animal functions beneath a shiny public surface deserves to have such films...

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

Secondary Currents

(Peter Rose, 1982)

Secondary Currents is a film about the relationships between the mind and language. Delivered by an improbable narrator who speaks an extended assortment of nonsense, it is an "imageless" film...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

Secret Bee

(Gina Kamentsky, 2010)

Secret Bee ventures toward the sweet honey- spot where representation and surface push and pull each other like a two-headed lama. Film footage was produced frame by frame, painting and...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Self Control

(Martin Arnold, 2011)

The third film in Martin Arnold's recent series. "Arnold uses subtle loops and rhythmical effects to unearth what Hollywood productions and Disney features repress, releasing suppressed gestures and suggesting associations...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Shadow Cuts

(Martin Arnold, 2010)

The first in a four-film series, Martin Arnold directs his deconstructive impulses to the heritage of Walt Disney. The result is a neurotic re-animation that comes to life in the...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Silly Bears

(Matt Brunson, 2011)

A maximalist and super-colorful interpretation of Akron/Family's music that follows a wayward cosmonaut's search for a lost teddy bear into every corner of the universe....

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

SiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSiSi

(Juan Camilo González, 2011)

The never-ceasing repetition of polite gestures. A micro-universe is created in 4 sets of 11 pieces of paper with hand drawn animated cycles....

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Sketches from the Field

(Paul Clipson, 2012)

A moving collage; this amorphous journey through landscapes, indeterminate spaces and fields of darkness, color and light, presents within the environment of a live performance by Chicago musician Scott Tuma,...

Showing Friday, March 30 11:30pm

Slippage

(Ali Cherri, 2007)

A reflection on the aftermath of the war: is it time to abandon Beirut, now that it has abandoned itself? Filmed in 2006 during the July War between Lebanon and Israel...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

Snakes and Ladders

(Katherin McInnis, 2011)

A flicker film of possible narratives, including an excavation of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping and associated tabloid frenzy, and the cyclical nature of financial crisis. Soundtrack by Akiko Suzuki....

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Soft Palate

(Martin Arnold, 2011)

The second film in Martin Arnold's series of Disney deconstructions; Soft Palate rhythmically builds Mickey’s sleeping body out of the darkness of his bedroom one body part at a time,...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

Soil

(Meejin Hong, 2011)

He flayed his skin to feed the people who donned it for twenty days straight. A rite of passage emerged from the rot as new life sprung from the old....

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Solar Sight

(Lawrence Jordan, 2011)

A question I had in mind was: what's the place of the human being in the cosmos? More and more we think about what is 'beyond.' Less and less is...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:30pm

Sounding Glass

(Sylvia Schedelbauer, 2011)

A man in a forest is subject to a flood of impressions; structurally rhythmic waves of images and sounds give form to his introspection. -SS "Waves of consciousness roll in,...

Showing Saturday, March 31 9:30pm

Spacy

(Takashi ITO, 1981)

Spacy consists of 700 continous still photographs which are re-photographed frame by frame according to a strict rule where movements go from rectilinear motion to circular and parabola motion, then...

Showing Friday, March 30 5:00pm

Special Warning

(Robert Nelson, 1999)

"Special Warning is like a poem more than a narrative or story. It suggests states of isolation, barrenness, sexual guilt and sin, but even these punishing afflictions can have a...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 4:30pm

Still

(Shiho KANO, 1999)

Action of the character in the film is expressed by monochromatic still pictures, in fine, time is in cut state. Though color scenes inserted in the film have flowing time,...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:30pm

TATAMP

(Mirai Mizue, 2011)

One living thing.  One sound.  Becomes chaos.  Becomes melody. - MM...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

Taxonomy

(Karen Aqua, 2011)

The animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms reside in a state of constant flux, reflecting a world of transience, mutability, and impermanence. Through the metaphor of visual transformation, this film explores...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Termination

(Bruce Baillie, 1966)

By the "Canyon Cinema Documentary Film Unit" - (Paul Tulley, Bruce Baillie, etc). Made in Spring, '66 for a small community of Indian people near Laytonville, California....

Showing Saturday, March 31 1:00pm

The Arousing of Thought

(Luciano Zubillaga, 2012)

An act of faith sets the pace for a structure, a protocol of work and a wordless semantic form of writing. Then a 1991 music theme remix develops into an...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

The Arson of History

(Kristen Zelenka, 2011)

The Arson of History documentary short was created as a student project for Harvard’s 2011 Summer Abroad Program in South Korea.  The documentary explores the relationship between Seoul’s 600-year-old South...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

The Chickens (‘al-Dajaj’)

(Omar Amiralay, 1977)

Amiralay’s third documentary was produced by and for Syrian state television, though it was subsequently banned. Its focus was the new chicken farming industry in a pilot village in the...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:00pm

The Date

(Cynthia Greig, 1988/2011)

Two women, one man, one dress. A 16mm black and white film by Cynthia Greig and Beth Lucht made in 1988 while at the University of Iowa, digitally re-edited by...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

The Dead Weight of a Quarrel Hangs

(Walid Raad, 1998)

This piece investigates the possibilities and limits of writing a history of the Lebanese civil wars (1975-1991). The videos offer accounts of the fantastic situations that beset a number of...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:00pm

The Deep Dark

(Laura Heit, 2011)

An elliptical cinematic song cycle, The Deep Dark journeys into the psyche with animation, projected shadows, fleeting lights, and ethereal vocal incantations. The film is composed of layers and cycles...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

The Discipline of the DE

(Gus Van Sant, 1978)

Gus Van Sant's early short film screened at the 17th AAFF in 1979. Adapted from a short story by William Burroughs, "The Discipline of the DE" demonstrates an extremely efficient...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

The Electric Embrace

(Norbert Shieh, 2011)

This silent hand-processed and optically printed film shifts like an electric current between positive and negative spaces to examine the electric pylons by the Los Angeles River. The geometric and...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:30pm

The Evil Eyes

(Bobby Abate, 2011)

An homage to the death of the soap opera, The Evil Eyesis a 1960's era story of a grandmother faced with her mortality, a mother in mid-life crisis, and a...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:00pm

The General Returns From One Place To Another

(Michael Robinson, 2006)

Shaping a concurrently indulgent and skeptical experience of the beautiful, the film draws an uneasy balance between the romantic and the horrid. A Frank O'Hara monologue (from a play of...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

The Gift

(Peter Rose, 1996)

The Gift, an audio drama, was commissioned by New American Radio and Performing Arts and was adapted from a serial bedtime story Rose told his daughter over a period of...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

The House (Das Haus)

(David Buob, 2011)

The dream of the little girl is to care for her grandmother, but aunt and mother do not let her do so. There is only one way out....

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

The Impossibility of Knowing

(Tan Pin Pin, 2010)

The Impossibility of Knowing was borne out of the humble realisation that there is no way one can know everything significant about Singapore. The documentary visits and films locations where...

Showing Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

The Indeserian Tablets

(Peter Rose, 2011)

An annotated nocturnal portrait of a vanished culture- its stories, scripture, technology, religious practice, art and poetry as reconstructed from fragments found in the archive at Kiens. Offered in the...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough

(Peter Rose, 1981)

THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SEE FAR ENOUGH uses literary, structural, autobiographical, and performance metaphors to construct a series of tableaux that evoke the act of vision, the limits of...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 12:30pm

The Red Book

(Janie Geiser, 1994)

THE RED BOOK is an elliptical, pictographic animated film that uses flat, painted figures and collage elements in both two and three dimensional settings to explore the realms of memory,...

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

The Renter

(Jason Carpenter, 2011)

A young boy is dropped off at an elderly woman's home for the day. A lone man, who rents a room, adds to the unsettling atmosphere. The savage slaughter of...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

The Scratchman

(Heather McAdams, 1980)

This film is not in competition. Screening of this film is supported by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

The Sea [is still] Around Us

(Hope Tucker, 2011)

The postcard of a vacation spot usually enhances the reality. The contrast is more stark in Corinna, Maine, a former woolen mill town on the shores of Lake Sebasticook, where...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

The Snowman

(Phil Solomon, 1995)

A meditation on memory, burial and decay - a belated kaddish for my father.-PS   The Snow Man One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the...

Showing Friday, March 30 9:15pm

The Strawberry Tree (El árbol de las fresas)

(Simone Rapisarda Casanova, 2011)

Testing the boundaries between anthropology, documentary and reverie, EL ÁRBOL DE LAS FRESAS is a mesmerizing cinematic poem that portrays with rigorous restraint the final sigh of one of Cuba’s...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:15pm

These Hammers Don’t Hurt Us

(Michael Robinson, 2010)

Tired of underworld and overworld alike, Isis escourts her favorite son on their final curtain call down the Nile, leaving a neon wake of shattered tombs and sparkling sarcophagi....

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

This Our Still Life

(Andrew Kötting, 2011)

Comprised of video and 8mm footage dating back to 1989, artist and filmmaker Andrew Kötting has created an exceptionally warm yet unsentimental portrait of his family life in the French...

Showing Saturday, March 31 5:00pm

THX 1138

(George Lucas, 1971)

George Lucas adapted this, his first film, from a short he made at University. THX 1138, LUH 3417, and SEN 5241 attempt to escape from a futuristic society located beneath...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:59pmFriday, March 30 11:59pm

Tin-Pressed

(Dani Leventhal, 2011)

Opening with jarring violence, Dani Leventhal’s Tin Pressed, proceeds to negotiate a balancing act between the bewildering tonal variances of daily life—with all of its unnamable and enchantingly fragmented specifics—and...

Showing Saturday, March 31 12:30pm

To Parsifal

(Bruce Baillie, 1963)

Baillie's tribute to Wagner and the myth of the Holy Grail and the Parsifalian hero. Various scenes, first in the Pacific, mainly in the fog (including passing under the San...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:15pm

To Quit, To Quiet

(JB Mabe, 2011)

A christmastime film in my grandparent's living room. "But to the end of time certain places of the world remain defined for him as the place where those sensations were;...

Showing Sunday, April 01 11:00am

Tokyo - Ebisu

(Tomonari Nishikawa, 2010)

JR (Japan Railway Company) Yamanote Line is one of the Japan's busiest lines, consisting of 29 stations and running as a loop. The film shows the views from the platforms...

Showing Tuesday, March 27 8:15pm

Traces

(Scott Stark, 2012)

A series of short 35mm films generated from digital still images and printed onto movie film. The top and bottom half of each image alternate in the projector gate, and...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Transmission (Playmobil Version)

(D.O. Roth, 2011)

Playmobil animation of Joy Division's 1979 TV performance of Transmission on "Something Else" a BBC2 show hosted by Tony Wilson....

Showing Wednesday, March 28 3:00pm

Tung

(Bruce Baillie, 1966)

One of Baillie's sensuous tone poems, Tung is a portrait of a friend; sandy skin and flaxen hair in the early-morning light. -Scott MacDonald...

Showing Thursday, March 29 7:15pm

Turn the Camera Around

(Scott Allen, 2011)

"Yeah, I am like a big booster… These are people I really feel deserve more attention and deserve more support. There’s a real naive part of me that would like...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 5:00pm

UFOs

(Lillian Schwartz, Ken Knowlton, 1971)

This film is not in competition. Music by Emmanuel Ghent. “UFO’S proves that computer animation—once a rickety and gimmicky device—is now progressing to the state of an art. The complexity...

Showing Saturday, March 31 11:00am

Under the Shadow of Marcus Mountain

(Robert Schaller, 2011)

Made with a rudimentary pinhole technique, traces of a mountain landscape are captured in black and white. 'The structures of our thought filter what we see, and in fact there...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

Untitled

(Neil Beloufa, 2010)

A cardboard decor and photographs reconstitute a luxury Californian-type villa in Algeria. Its inhabitants, neighbours and other protagonists imagine themselves there to explain why and how the latter was occupied...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:15pm

Valentin de las Sierras

(Bruce Baillie, 1967)

"This ten minute portrait of lives lived in rare air and under sunlight of liquid gold is, simply put, one of the most beautiful films ever made." –Chuck Stephens "In...

Showing Saturday, March 31 1:00pm

Vergence

(Tina Frank, 2010)

Vergence, a term from the field of optics, refers to the convergence or divergence of light rays. It also designates slow involuntary movements made by the eyes to center an...

Showing Friday, March 30 7:15pm

Verses

(James Sansing, 2008-2012)

Verses is a film that animates councilors logs that were found in an abandoned juvenile detention center. The ink stains and mold growth thread their way through the veins of...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Vexed

(Telcosystems, 2012)

As physicists are closing in on the particle described as the fundamental building block in our understanding of the Universe, Telcosystems show a far less conclusive particle theory; one that...

Showing Thursday, March 29 9:30pm

Victory Over the Sun

(Michael Robinson, 2007)

Dormant sites of past World's Fairs breed an erruptive struggle between spirit and matter, ego and industry, futurism and failure. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the...

Showing Thursday, March 29 12:30pm

Village, silenced

(Deborah Stratman, 2011)

A reworking of Humphrey Jennings’ 36-minute 1943 docudrama The Silent Village, wherein coal miners from the Welsh village of Cwmgiedd collectively reenact the Nazi invasion and annihilation of the resisting...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:15pm

Visitation

(Suzan Pitt, 2011)

The animated film VISITATION unwinds through a dark landscape of unending life and death; steeped in the alchemical and inner dream life the film explores a black and white landscape...

Showing Saturday, March 31 7:15pm

Voluptuous Sleep

(Betzy Bromberg, 2011)

“Forces of desire.” (BB) “Voluptuous Sleep is a mesmerizing two-part 16mm meditation on the nuances of light, sound and feeling as evoked through the poetic artifices of cinema. Bromberg’s close-up...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 7:00pm

Walt Disney’s “Taxi Driver”

(Bryan Boyce, 2011)

Walt Disney's re-imagineering of Martin Scorsese's classic film "Taxi Driver" follows Mickey Mouse-obsessed Travis Bickle as he looks for love in a rapidly transforming New York City....

Showing Friday, March 30 9:30pm

Washing Walls with Mrs. G

(Tony Buba, 1980)

Every year I washed walls for my grandmother. When my grandmother was 87, I made this film while washing her walls. The camera person was Nick Mastandrea, who has gone...

Showing Friday, March 30 12:30pm

What’s Out Tonight Is Lost

(Phil Solomon, 1983)

“Adopting its title from a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay, What’s Out Tonight Is Lost is an elegiac film sifting through the unrecoverable. The film is a reflecting pool...

Showing Wednesday, March 28 9:15pm

Woman with Flowers (Señora con flores)

(Chick Strand, 1995/2011)

A Mexican flower seller’s story of personal tragedy is delicately illuminated in an intimate and moving act of portraiture that is both unsettling and liberating. In her final film, Chick...

Showing Saturday, March 31 3:30pm

XXX!

(Dietmar Brehm, 2011)

A dark rose montage of image-things, their sequence and arrangement veiled by an untold story in the ghostly cast of white shadow and black candle flame. Wig-sporting skulls, wedding cake...

Showing Sunday, April 01 1:00pm

Yellow Horse

(Bruce Baillie, 1965)

"Cycle scrambles poem. Bass solo by Pat Smith, LA". - BB...

Showing Saturday, March 31 1:00pm