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Contents of Volume 12:
Mudanza Contemporánea by Teo Guillem
Barcelona, Spain | 2018 | 20 min
Armchairs, mattresses, feet, blankets, arms, memories, mops, tubes, and plastic dance, twist, fall, fly, and break in this emotional choreography in which a man and his army of objects try to defeat a ghost from the past.
Object Dream by Kyungwon Song
Valencia, CA | 2017 | 2 min
The process of drawing images on an object and moving them is a process of animating – of bringing them to life. As they become a subject, they become animated, and eventually, we can watch what they dream about.
Flores (Flowers) by Vado Vergara
Porto Alegre, Brazil | 2017 | 17 min
Among the daily meetings and mismatches in big urban centers, the construction of big, fancy buildings modifies the architecture of the city and heats up the real estate market. At the same time that condos are raised in this area of enterprise that is valued, people are evicted from inactive spaces. Meanwhile, time engraves its marks.
Running in Circles by Ei Toshinari and Duy Nguyen
USA/Japan | 2018 | 4 min
The film presents two different perspectives on Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.
Armed Lullaby by Yana Ugrekhelidze
Cologne, Germany | 2018 | 9 min
In order to escape an ethnic massacre, four different children are leaving their hometown, each in different ways – by the last train, the last ship, the last plane; and by walking over snow-covered mountains. The film is based on a real story that happened in 1993 during the Sukhumi ethnic cleansing experienced by Georgian civilians.
Pictured Rocks by Jack Cronin
Ann Arbor, MI | 2018 | 9 min
A study of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in the winter/spring of 2018.
Flame by Sami van Ingen
Helsinki, Finland | 2018 | 15 min
This fractured melodrama is based on damaged frames from the last minutes of the only remaining nitrate reel of the lost feature film Silja – Fallen Asleep When Young (1937), directed by Teuvo Tulio.
Sun Zoom Spark by Gina Kamentsky
Somerville, MA | 2018 | 2 min
The magnetic sun looms over lonely water towers and hidden spaces under a highway overpass. Inspired by the song “Sun Zoom Spark” by Don Van Vliet – aka Captain Beefheart – this film uses painting, drawing, and rotoscope on 70mm film. Sound was recorded using contact microphones on bridge structures.
New Panther: A Call for Action by Sage Love and Nola Asantewaa
New York, NY; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI | 2017 | 27 min
New Panther: A Call for Action is a documentary about a collective of people focused on creating a thriving Afrikan community rooted in self-determination, collective action, and economics. The mission of the film is to cause a culture shift by eradicating stereotypes and bringing light to certain injustices within the community locally.
All participating filmmakers on Volume 12 receive income from each DVD sold. Films in this collection screened at the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival in March 2019.
Programmed by Leslie Raymond; design by goodgood; DVD authoring by Tom Bray; DVD replication by A to Z Media
Special Thanks: Abigail Adams, Rochelle Fraenig, Natalie Kraepel, Angela Lenhardt, Ryan Leonard, Cathy Mizgerd, Leslie Raymond, Marin Smith, James Snazell, Reilly Weed