Film Maudit 2.0 – EXPERIMENTAL
November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PST$10.00
HURLEVANT / WINDSHRIEK (France, 2019, dir. Frédéric Doazan)
The wind blows into a forgotten book.
Frederic Doazan is a French experimental filmmaker and animator. He learned animation by himself and has self-produced films for 15 years. In 2012, he created with 2 French animators a periodical animated challenge: www.12fps.net. During this project, he made the short film “Supervenus” which has been selected and awarded to numerous festivals around the world.
HANOIED (Canada, 2019, dir. Olivia Lagacé)
An endless train ride in the heat of Vietnam.
Olivia Lagacé is a multidisciplinary artist living in Montréal. Through her work, she looks into the themes of intimacy and desire. She works mainly with photography, video and writing.
THE HOUSE WITH NO CORNERS (USA, 2019, dir. Caitlin Ryan)
Known as the Devil’s House, the Town hall, and the Bull Valley Police Department. “The House with No Corners” observes the uncanny past and present of those who haunt a mid-western landscape.
Caitlin Ryan is creative professional from Chicago, IL.
CONSOLAR (USA, 2019, dir. Susan DeLeo)
A short poetic piece shot on Super 8mm film inspired from a line of a traditional Spanish folksong “Asturiana.” “To see if it would console me, I drew near.”
Susan DeLeo is a multi-media artist using experimental film/video, installation and photography to explore issues of memory, loss and the elemental/natural world. She has a 5th year Diploma in Studio Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and was a recipient of the Clarissa Bartlett Traveling Scholarship Award. She exhibits and screens nationally and internationally and is a member of the Boston based Agx Film Collective.
DO IT AGAIN (USA, 2018, dir. Curtis Miller)
Combines three moments of shared looking at Chicago’s Marina City; the climatic scene from Buzz Kulik’s The Hunter, a re-enactment for an All-State Commercial, and the tight-rope walk of Nik Wallenda.
Curtis Miller is an artist based out of Chicago, IL. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois-Chicago in 2015 and dual BAs in English Literature and Film Studies from Indiana University in 2012. He is the co-founder of Flatland Chicago with Chris Reeves.
WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR (USA, 2018, dir. Jillian Musielak)
The value of pop music lies not on the surface, but in how it scratches through that surface, where music becomes non-music.
Jillian Musielak is currently the Technology Coordinator for Loyola University’s School of Communication, managing the school’s Owl Lab. Aiming to create a safe space for students to make mistakes and to become more in control of the media in their lives. She frequently dives into the Intellectual Dark Web and does not use social media, on principle. It is one way that she is in control of the media in her own life.
I TOUCHED HER LEGS remix (Canada, 2019, dir. Mike Hoolboom)
Eva Marie Rodbro’s embedded ethnographic maestro short, originally made in Brownsville, Texas in 2010, is given a fan remake. Night vision animal life and teen hangouts conjure a temporary and fragile collective, while conversation fragments, alternately performed and raw, shouted and whispered, collide.
3 DREAMS OF HORSES (Canada, 2018, dir. Mike Hoolboom)
Film is made out of gelatin that comes from horses. They’re waiting to be slaughtered, so that pictures can be made.
Mike Hoolboom: Korean War, the pill, hydrogen bomb, playboy mansion. 1980s: Film emulsion fetish and diary salvos. Schooling at the Funnel: collective avant-geek cine utopia. 1990s: failed features, transgressive psychodramas, questions of nationalism. 2000s: Seroconversion cyborg (life after death), video conversion: feature-length, found footage bios. Fringe media archaeologist: author/editor/co-editor 29 books. Curator: 30 programs + Pleasure Dome co-founder. Copyleft yes. Occasional employments: artistic director Images Fest, fringe distribution Canadian Filmmakers. 100+ film/vids, many redacted. 13 features. 80 awards, 18 international retrospectives. 4 lifetime achievement awards. www.mikehoolboom.com
THE EDDIES (USA, 2018, dir. Angelo Madsen Minax)
From below ground, a man named Eddie describes flood lines, levees and trivial histories of the crumbling infrastructure of Memphis, TN. In this same city, the filmmaker, a recent transsexual transplant, watches war films and contemplates masculine connectivity as he attempts to integrate into the American South. He posts a Craigslist ad asking men to masturbate on-camera with their firearms. He receives a single response from a man whose name is also Eddie.
Angelo Madsen Minax is a filmmaker, performer, and visual artist. Madsen draws on his history of participation in justice-oriented communities to create projects that explore queer and trans desire, chosen and biological kinships, and the relationships between landscape and embodiment. His works have screened and/or exhibited at spaces including the the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, European Media Art Festival, Anthology Film Archives, REDCAT, The British Film Institute, the Leslie-Lohman Museum (NYC), the Ann Arbor Film Festival and others.
THE INVISIBLE AX (USA, 2016, dir. Anna Kipervaser)
He knew that the woods are full of forest demons who graze deer and hares like cattle, that the Chuhaistyr – who rends wood nymphs from limb to limb – roams about, inviting passers-by to join him in dance, and that the sound of the ax lives in the forest. He also knew about the Rusalky who emerge from the rivers on clear days to sing songs, to invent tales and prayers, and about the drowned men who dry their pale bodies on river boulders after sunset.
Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and video. Her moving image work has screened at festivals internationally at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Crossroads Film Festival, Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Antimatter, Fracto Experimental Film Encounter, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota, among others. Anna’s work also screens in classrooms, galleries, microcinemas, basements, and school houses! She is also painter, printmaker, curator of exhibitions, programmer of screenings. Anna currently lives and works in Sharjah, UAE.
SNOW LEE LEOPARD (USA, 2018, dir. Laura Heit)
Oregon Artist Lee Kelly’s sculpture forest prompts an animation flurry.
Laura Heit is a multidisiplinary artist who engages experimental animation, performance, installation, and writing. Disquieting and evocative, her work seamlessly crosses genres to unfold poetic visual narratives. Heit employs a strong handmade aesthetic, an irreverent sense of humor, using drawing, puppetry, and animation, to bring together ideas and stories about ghosts, catastrophe, and invisibility. Screenings include; Rotterdam IFF, Annecy, Hong Kong IFF, London IFF, Ann Arbor Film Festival (1997, 2012, 2015), Black Maria, Walker Art Center, MOMA, Millennium Film, and the Guggenheim Museum, REDCAT, Aurora Picture Show, Pacific Film Archive, and others. She currently lives in Portland OR. USA.