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AAFF 50TH: RETROSPECTIVE SCREENING #3

November 30th, 2011 7:30pm Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI $10.00 Filmmaker David Gatten (Boulder, CO) selects and introduces influential films from AAFF’s exhibition history. Gatten’s been attending AAFF for more than two decades as a filmmaker, visiting professor and 2007 festival juror. Still from "If You Stand with Your Back to the Slowing of the Speed of Light in Water" (16mm, 1997) by Julie Murray.

SHADOWBOX CINEMA III

The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) and Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) team up again to present SHADOWBOX CINEMA III. This lively program presents 10 short, dynamic independent films making their Michigan premieres and crossing all genres: experimental, animation, documentary and narrative films. The audience will vote to decide cash awards for their favorite films. Shadowbox Cinema III is co-curated by the AAFF's Donald Harrison and MOCAD's Ben Hernandez. This is a free public screening. Moving (Top Left) Sean Curtis Patrick | Austin, TX | 5min "Moving" is an experiment in Dela, Phasing, and color. Filmed in my new city of Austin, Texas, My process was simple. Filming a fluctuati

STUDIES AND OBSERVATION NO. 3: AN INJURY TO ONE

AN INJURY TO ONE (16mm, 2003) by Travis Wilkerson AN INJURY TO ONE reconstructs the unsolved murder of union organizer Frank Little in Butte, Montana, and provides a corrective - and absolutely compelling - glimpse of a particularly volatile moment in early 20th century American labor history.

STUDIES AND OBSERVATION NO. 2: MARCY SAUDE AND MARK TOSCANO

Studies and Observation no. 2 Transubstantiation: Rituals, Transformations and Appropriations program curated by Marcy Saude and Mark Toscano (in person) Using varied techniques including optical manipulation, observation and documentation, and appropriation of found footage and materials, the filmmakers in this program work with film as a transformative tool that's both mystical and mundane. Michael J. Fox is transformed into a totemic stand-in for a woman who survived three shipwrecks. Text and nearly invisible artifacts are transmuted into bleeding abstractions via photocopying. The stuff of a day job at a make-up counter becomes raw material for an exploration of refracted light and colo

AAFF 50TH: RETROSPECTIVE SCREENING #2

October 20th, 2011 7:30pm Michigan Theater Ann Arbor, MI $10.00 Mark Toscano, film preservationist for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, curates a selection of rare and influential films from the Ann Arbor Film Festival's 50 years of exhibition history, including recently restored works from the Academy Film Archive. Films in the program include: DIALECTIC DEFINITIONS Dana Hodgdon, 1977, 8min. GRAIN GRAPHICS Dana Plays, 1978, 6min. IOTA Carolyn Faber, 1998, 6min. ROSEBLOOD Sharon Couzin, 1974, 8min. XFILM John Schofill, 1968, 14min. WHAT IGNITES ME, EXTINGUISHES ME François Miron, 1990, 9min. THE MAN WHO COULD NOT SEE FAR ENOUGH Peter Rose, 1981, 33min. Toscano has restored fi

STUDIES AND OBSERVATION NO. 1: AT SEA

AT SEA a film by Peter Hutton (2007, 16mm, silent, 60 min.) Hutton's most recent film—a riveting and revelatory chronicle of the birth, life, and death of a colossal container ship—is unquestionably one of his most ambitious and profound. A haunting meditation on human progress, both physical and metaphorical, At Sea charts a three-year passage from twenty-first-century ship building in South Korea to primitive and dangerous ship breaking in Bangladesh, with an epic journey across the North Atlantic in between. –MoMA Studies and Observation no.1 This is the first screening of a new monthly film series, organized by the Studies and Observation Group, co-presented by the Ann Arbor Film Festiva

AAFF NEWSLETTER: OCTOBER 2011

Official Call for Entries Deadline 10/3 AAFF Launches Archive with UM Bentley AAFF 50th: Retrospective #2 - Mark Toscano Final Chance for Special Edition DVD Collection Volume 3 Official Call for Entries Deadline: October 3rd The official deadline for the 50th AAFF call for entries is Monday, October 3rd (postmarked). We are seeking recent independent and experimental works that advance the art form of film. All genres, lengths, styles and formats, including 16mm, 35mm, Super-8mm, video and HD video are considered. Artwork: George Manupelli For more information on submissions, please visit our website. AAFF Honors 50 Years with Special Collection at UM Bentley Library The Ann Arbor Film

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