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  • Makino Takashi: Space Noise

    San Francisco Cinematheque presents Makino Takashi: Space NoiseMakino Takashi is one of the most prolific and adventurous filmmakers working in Japan today and is known world wide for his complex, immersive and overwhelming film experiences. Treating image and sound as elements of equal importance, Makino produces immense and infinite non-narrative and abstract film works, at once cosmic and organic, which activate the screening space in powerful and dynamic suggestions of depth and infinity. As part of a special West Coast tour, Makino Takashi appears in person at San Francisco Cinematheque to present and perform live soundtracks for two recent works: Space Noise, “a duel between the all-dominant immaculate digital and the irregular organic material dissolves in multiple layers of chaos,” and Phantom Nebula, “a changeable ethereal gaseous mass with no definite form” (S8: Mostra de Cinema Periférico).

    Dates: 

    Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 19:30

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  • Balagan presents... Rearrangement of Frames and Memories: Japanese Experimental Cinema, 1970s to Today

    Balagan presents a  program of rarely seen Japanese experimental cinema from the past several decades, guest curated by filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa. The program focuses on short works that display unique visual effects. Some express a boundary between reality and illusion, while others simply express the artists’ interests in image manipulation and exploring the limits of the medium. The films will be presented in their original formats, with the majority of the prints coming directly from Japan.

    Dates: 

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 19:00

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  • A Criminal Account of Pleasure: The George Kuchar Reader

    Bay Area treasure George Kuchar—sorely missed since his untimely death in 2011—is celebrated worldwide for his wild and wooly lo-budget melodramas and voluminous meandering video diaries. To know George was to love George, and to be ever warped by his inspiring irreverence and sardonic wit. San Francisco Cinematheque celebrates Primary Information’s publication of The George Kuchar Reader, an expansive 340-page compendium of the legendary raconteur’s writings, ramblings, recommendation letters, scripts, UFO visitation narratives and more. The book’s editor (and Anthology Film Archives’ Curator of Collections) Andrew Lampert appears in person to read excerpts and discuss this legend. The program will include a screening of Kuchar’s 16mm Corruption Of The Damned and video The Exiled Files Of Eddie Gray.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 19:30

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  • FNC Lab 2014

    The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased and excited to reveal its FNC Lab program of performances for its 43rd edition. The Lab engages in the exploration of experimental, extended and multidisciplinary cinematic forms. Events occur at the intersection of the arts and other forms of creative expression: activities in theaters and elsewhere, online and off the beaten path, sparking invaluable moments of connection between artists and the public.

    For more informations : http://nouveaucinema.ca/#/2014/performances

    Dates: 

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 19:00 to Friday, October 17, 2014 - 21:30

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  • Sonic Circuits Festival: Chris H Lynn

    Chris H. Lynn is a filmmaker, sound artist, educator, and curator. His digital images and super 8 films capture the subtle rhythms of light, movement, and sound in urban and rural landscapes. His work has been screened in a variety of venues, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, the BFI in London (UK), and the Anthology Film Archives in New York City. In addition, several of his films were added to the permanent collection of the International Streaming Festival in the Netherlands. 

    Live Super 8 film projected with field recordings. All sounds and images recorded in China, Switzerland, and France during the summer of 2014.

    Go here for more info

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 3, 2014 - 22:45

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  • Far From

    The most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg anchors this programme that reflects on the weight of time and significance of place. Both Clint Enns and Barbara Sternberg will be in attendance.

    "But because truly being here is so much; because everything here Apparently needs us, this fleeting world, which in some strange way Keeps calling to us. Us, the most fleeting of all." — Rainer Maria Rilke, The Ninth Elegy

    "Far From, the most recent film from veteran Canadian experimental filmmaker Barbara Sternberg, is a beautifully layered reflection on the weight of place and time on our experience of life. Using footage accumulated from a life with a camera, superimposed with photographs of family and rotoscoped animations, Sternberg draws us through what she calls "the density and noise of existence."

    Dates: 

    Friday, October 17, 2014 - 18:30

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  • 16th Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinemas

    The 16th edition of the Paris Festival for Different and Experimental Cinemas will take place in Paris and nearby from the 11th until the 26th of October.  On top of the presentation the International Competition programs made out of a selection of 58 films from 25 countries, this edition will focus on the relations between music and experimental cinema.

    We will have the great pleasure to welcome many filmmakers (Martha Colburn, Patrick Bokanowski, Patrice Kirchhofer, Robert Cahen, Xavier Christiaens,...) and musicians (Scorpion Violente, Magic Malik, Joana Preiss, Alexandre Yterce, Lionel Marchetti, HeadWar,...) who will intervene during 13 screenings, cine-concert, performances, installations and public discussions.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, October 26, 2014 (All day)

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