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  • Ernie Gehr: Framing urban ghosts

    Ernie Gehr (1941) is a key figure in American avant-garde cinema and the structural film movement, and he is undoubtedly one of the most influential and innovative artists of his generation. The film Serene Velocity, which he made in 1970 in the cellar corridors of Binghamton university, is a masterly synthesis of the conceptual and aesthetical preoccupations which even in his earliest films (Reverberation, 1969) tend to subvert a purely illusionist cinema by affirming the primacy of its elementary constituents. For over fifty years since then, Gehr has been deploying a genealogy of the photographic in cinema, no matter whether it is made on celluloid or digitally, and no matter whether it is screened in a theatre or as (part of) an installation. Gehr’s body of work therefore constitutes a homogeneous and consistent entity in which the artist, nourished by his observations of quotidian American urban landscapes (Winter Morning, 2013), his reflection on the obsessive nature of the photographic or cinematographic image, and the temporary nature of human life (A Commuter’s Life (What a Life!), 2014), purposefully articulates recurrent themes.

    Ernie Gehr will personally attend the presentation of this selection from his films which also includes some unreleased titles. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Ernie Gehr and Jonathan Pouthier of the Paris Centre Pompidou.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Xcèntric: Listening to space. Three films by Robert Beavers

    Robert Beavers personally controls every screening of his films, which are always an exception: in this session we present his latest film in a dialogue with Still Light and Sotiros, both of which are extraordinary to see. Beavers was 16 when he met Gregory Markopoulos, who was then, at 37, a prestigious filmmaker, who encouraged Beavers to leave school and start making films. Shortly after, they went together toEurope, where Beavers put together his research into the “philosophical majesty of the image”: “the spectator's power of perception, liberated by this order of the senses and not by dramatic empathy, begins to learn what composes film and its harmonies...” Beavers’s work is a prodigious meditation of extreme meticulousness, subtlety and emotion, on the processes and materials of film (cutting, light, emulsion, sound): the artisan and manual gestures (of gardening or music) harmonize with the gestures of editing, and extend and poetize the visibility of the smallest things.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Another Experiment By Women Film Festival

    Another Experiment By Women Film Festival

    Another Experiment by Women Film Festival promotes and screens moving images in any media, made by women, that encourage critical thinking and dialogue. Our 4th season of screenings begins with our 1st show:
    From the road; TRT:60 min; Curated by Lili White;
    Filmmaker, Elizabeth Henry and special guest, Toni Gault, will attend;

    Dates: 

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 18:00

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  • 25 FPS 2015 Call For Entries

    Waving to the decade behind us, upfront is 11 - our new favourite number! 25 FPS Festival is looking out for new films to be presented in Competition programme of the 2015 edition. We invite authors, producers and distributors to submit innovative, progressive works that explore the possibilities of film as a medium, balance between film types, genres and techniques and broaden the idea of film and cinema.

    For the Competition Programme we accept works completed after 1st of January 2013 and not longer than 60 minutes. 25 FPS Festival does not charge an entry fee. Please read our Regulations before filling out the online entry form.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, May 31, 2015 (All day)
  • Experimental documentaries: Chris Bravo, Ann Deborah Levy, Chris Lynn and Leandro Listorti

    Curated by Tova Beck-Friedman in her on-going series that explores short experimental documentary works, this program features short films and videos about “place” — rural, urban, historic and/or contemporary — in a variety of locations in the US, the Czech Republic, China, and Uruguay.  All of the filmmakers explore their subjects in distinct visual ways and approach their soundtracks imaginatively utilizing location sounds, studio recordings, manufactured sounds, and/or silence

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 18:00

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  • Stephanie Barber: a folding of risk and taker— DAREDEVILS

    Stephanie Barber in person

    Deeply philosophical, frequently humorous and deceptively simple in form, the films, video works, poetry and book projects of Stephanie Barber operate at the intersections of spoken, written, composed, conversational and incidental language, reflecting shifting experiential qualities and varying modes of address. Barber’s feature-length DAREDEVILS (2013) is a three-part narrative portrait of risk and intimacy, presenting an interview between a young writer and an admired artist as a reverberating life event and turning point. Writes Barber, "The classic rising action, climax and denouement are sculpted, not by cause and effect, but by the subtle movements to and from understanding that are inherent in conversation. Bubbles of intimacy are blown and popped, begin to be blown again." 

    Dates: 

    Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Cinema Anèmic #01: David Domingo

    Presents ... "A terrible day that ended fatally"

    Projecting a splendid selection of films made by this film maker specialized in shooting on analog film in super 8 and 16mm. Psychedelic representations of everyday scenes, animations figurative elements reminiscent Pop and evocative portraits of queer influence are some of the constants of a particular brilliantly attractive world.

    Dates: 

    Friday, January 23, 2015 - 20:30

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