Events

  • Film Farm 20th Anniversary Screening

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    For 20 years The Independent Imaging Retreat or ‘Film Farm’ has been developing a hands-on, artisanal approach to filmmaking that is far removed from the costly, hierarchical and inaccessible industrial model.  Each summer it brings to Mount Forest Ontario a small group of interested filmmakers – some novices and some highly experienced – for an intensive week of shooting, hand-processing, tinting/toning, watching and editing film — most of the action taking place in and around an old barn on the Normanby Township property, in rural Ontario.

    The Film Farm L.A. 20th Anniversary Show includes early and recent films (16mm and digital), and concentrates its light on those `film farmers’ who have graced the west coast scene with their exquisite, playful and committed works on celluloid.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 20:00

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  • Life Is an Opinion: Films by Mary Helena Clark & Karen Yasinsky

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    Artists Mary Helena Clark and Karen Yasinsky in person

    Between the Idea and the Reality Falls the Shadow. An uneasy wind blows through these films. With aesthetic interests in magic, illusionism and deception, local filmmaker Mary Helena Clark creates films permeated with mysterious associations, ineffably assembled according to dream logics into fragmentary formations of distant or lost lives. Clark’s films resonate at a seemingly quantum level with recent films by the Baltimore-based Karen Yasinsky whose works evidence a similar interest in the fragment using puppetry, animation, cinematic quotation and hints of narrative to trigger emotive positions of discomfort and empathy.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 19:30

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  • 22nd Chicago Underground Film Festival

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    The Chicago Underground Film Festival exists to showcase the defiantly independent filmmaker. Our mission is to promote films and videos that dissent radically in form, technique, or content from the "indie" mainstream and to present adventurous works that challenge and transcend commercial and audience expectations...if you suspect your film is "underground," it probably is.

    Founded in 1993, The Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF) is a year-round organization dedicated to the work of film and video makers with defiantly independent visions. Unlike many other “independent” film events our goal is not to imitate old guard, market-driven events such as Sundance but Instead to focus on the artistc, aesthetic and fun side of independent filmmaking. CUFF promotes works that dissent radically in form, content and technique from both the tired conventions of Hollywood and the increasingly stagnant IndieWood mainstream.

    CUFF 22 will take place April 15-19, 2015 in Chicago, IL

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014 (All day)
    Saturday, November 15, 2014 (All day)
    Monday, December 15, 2014 (All day)
  • 43e Festival du Nouveau Cinema

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    Within the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal (Qc, Canada), the FNC LAB resumes its mission to probe experimental, extended and multidisciplinary cinema forms. 

    Performances, installations and experimental films : the FNC presents a plethora of cinematographic events at the junction of film, art and expression. 

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, October 19, 2014 (All day)
  • The Mechanical Paradise: The Films Of Steven Woloshen

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    The phrase "the Mechanical Paradise", coined by Robert Hughes in his book The Shock of the New, reflected new visions in painting and sculpture in the age of machines, Kino Pravda (cinema) being among the chosen mediums of this post-WWI movement.

    LIFT is pleased to welcome Steven Woloshen to Toronto to present a screening of his lush and energetic hand-made films. Woloshen presents sixteen short, animated and experimental films, highlighting the mechanics and the art of the perforated film strip: cinema's direct assembly line. This 16mm/35mm film screening will cover 30 years of his unique abstract film strategies, which are scraped, glued, painted and burnt onto the surface of the film. The results dance along to their propulsive jazz soundtracks, creating a rhythmic beauty as tiny frame-by-frame gestures are writ large on the cinema screen.

    Steven Woloshen in attendance

    Dates: 

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 20:00

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  • Sight Unseen presents Creative Destruction: The Smyth Brothers

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    Creative destruction is an economic concept that describes the paradox of progress by attaching evolutionary theory to capitalism. "It's the process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one." The dualistic nature pairs well with who we are as twins and the stories we try to tell- tales of a people and their pursuit of money. How does this pursuit mutate now that change is the only constant in capitalism?

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 20:00

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  • Directors Lounge: Elaine Tedesco - Whispering

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    This is set of videos, a selection of works created between 1988 - 2012 and a work in process that Elaine Tedesco is realizing in Berlin. Divided into 4 groups: Video performances, domestic video notes, conversations and photography, it shows estrangements on looks at the daily life. Elaine Tedesco currently stays in Berlin at an artistic residence promoted by Instituto Goethe.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 21:00

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  • Sight Unseen presents Rituals Of Restoration: A program of moving image work by Steve Cossman

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    Steve Cossman is founder and director of Mono No Aware; a nonprofit cinema arts organization whose annual event exhibits the work of contemporary artists who incorporate live film projections and altered light as part of a performance, sculpture or installation. In 2010 the organization established a series of analog filmmaking workshops, and has grown to include in their activities an equipment rentals program and an in-person screening series entitled Connectivity Through Cinema. Steve’s first major work on film, TUSSLEMUSCLE, earned him Kodak’s Continued Excellence in Filmmaking award and has screened at many festivals and institutions internationally. In 2013, he completed residencies at MoMA PS1’s Expo 1 and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto. He has been a visiting artist at Dartmouth, the New York Academy of Art, Yale, SAIC, and UPenn. Steve’s newest work on film, W H I T E C A B B A G E (2011-2014), a collaboration with Jahiliyya Fields of L.I.E.S., had its U.S. premiere at Anthology Film Archives. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn as a director, curator, visual artist and member of the collective DecayNY, creating time-based works on film, video, and paper.

    Dates: 

    Friday, August 15, 2014 - 20:00

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  • my eyes can't focus and my brain is talking: A Film Program in Two Parts

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    Lisa Cooley is proud to present my eyes can't focus and my brain is talking, a special night of experimental short films. Taking reel #9 (“Eric Says All”) of Andy Warhol’s 1966 film The Chelsea Girls as a touchstone, the selection highlights common strains that run through the visionary and psychedelic experiments of the 1960s, the structural impulses of the 1970s, and beyond. This mix of new and historic films has been organized by Warren Ng, and are presented in conjunction with the exhibition Eric’s Trip, curated by Cynthia Daignault and Mark Loiacono, on view at Lisa Cooley from June 28th through August 1st. The program offers a rare opportunity to see many of the most seminal filmic explorations of perception, light, color, and consciousness in an intimate environment and in their native format.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 19:00 to 22:00

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  • Southern Lights: Films by Pablo Marín

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    Pablo Marín in person.

    A prominent figure in the burgeoning filmmaking scene of Argentina, Pablo Marín appears in person from Buenos Aires to present a screening of his personal, lyrical Super-8 films, which—in the traditions of Narcisa Hirsch, Claudio Caldini and Marie Louise Alemann—bring “a structural/formal concern into the realm of autobiographical/intimate cinema” and demonstrate a dazzling proficiency at in-camera composition superimposition.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 19:30

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