Vermont International Film Festival (VTIFF), in collaboration with the Vermont Archive Movie Project (VAMP), presents: THE ANIMAL by Walter Ungerer. 75 minutes. 1976.
Shot in Vermont and digitally remastered by VAMP in 2018, this is the film that established Walter Ungerer as a leading experimental fiction filmmaker. Introduced and Q&A moderated by Steve Bissette, cartoonist and professor at The Cartoon Studies Center, White River Junction, VT, and author of Green Mountain Cinema.
8mm Experimental Cinema is a unique program composed of eight short films that exhibit a wide variety of contemporary 8mm practices. The contributing artists use a number of different methods to explore the small format's materialistic and imaginative latitude. This includes direct filmmaking, organic decay, impressionistic shooting methods, and other modes of formal experimentation. The presentation will consist of digital and super 8mm projections.
Lynne Sachs, Lorenzo Gattorna and Erica Sheu will be present for a brief Q&A following the screening.
A great deal of the films by filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill are based on the study of landscape, relating filmic shapes with the shapes of places. Not only does it provide a close-up of the rugged harshness of the Australian landscape, the films in this session - Bouddi, Island Fuse and Ocean Point Lookout – look into the materiality of the actual image and perception, posing us with questions about the nature of cinema and its capacity to create other worlds.