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SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2000

3/5
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
REPRESENTING REALITY

5:30pm: Artists in person. Curated by Minette Hillyer and Carrie Panzer. Students speak with a myriad of confessional, oppositional, comic voices, leaving far behind any notion of a single, authorial voice within documentary film. In a year dominated by media sensationalism, many of UC Berkeley’s 1999 student filmmakers utilized the cinematic medium to both positively exploit and speak against the power of the moving image. ON STRIKE! ETHNIC STUDIES 1969-1999 (Irum Shiekh, 1999) documents the historic struggle to maintain the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California and focuses on the student perspective of the highly publicized hunger strike that occurred during the spring of 1999. (C)(TM) (Nathan Gunn, 1999) provides an exposé on the effects of MTV, violence in the media, and a contemporaneous view of the events at Columbine High School. I OF MOTION…US OF MOVEMENT (Vivian Lin, Brooke Ashe, January Cano, Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi, 1999) explores the elements of hip-hop and the pioneering women who are proving that they are talented in this male-dominated subculture. TELLING IT (Sara Pellegrini, 1999) explores home video making and the role of the father as “chief documentarian” in the chronicles of family history. Also screening are: THE WILL TO MOVE (Jennifer Houst, Laura Merians, 1999); GORDON BOWERS, KOREAN FILM SUPERSTAR (David Gottlieb, 1999); and DOCUMENTARY COCKTAIL (Erik Cho, 1999). The program title is taken from Bill Nichols’s book REPRESENTING REALITY. The Pacific Film Archive is located at 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 642-5249.

3/5
Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado-Boulder
SUNDAY EVENING WITH BRAKHAGE

7:30pm: Each Sunday evening Stan Brakhage is host for a gathering of friends and film buffs to view films and videotapes from his incredible collection. Often viewers will see a world premiere of the latest Brakhage film. Most evenings those in attendance stay after the showing to talk about a wide variety of subjects with Stan. These gatherings are held in room N141 of the Fine Arts building on the Boulder Campus of the University of Colorado. All are encouraged to attend and the showings are free.

3/5
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Film Archive
http://www.harvardfilmarchive.org/
BEN SHAHN’S CINEMATIC WORLD: AVANT-GARDE PROGRAM

4pm: The exhibition “Ben Shahn’s New York: The Photography of Modern Times,” at the the Arthur M. Sackler Museum through April 30, 2000, is the occasion for the presentation of two film programs that evoke the film culture of the 1930s and the particular passions of Ben Shahn, a lifelong cinéphile who called film the “master medium,” believing that it appealed to all the senses. This program focuses on what film archivist Jan-Christopher Horak has called the “Lovers of Cinema,” the first generation of American avant-gardists who entered film as independents and worked to further the cause of film art. The program will be introduced by Jenna Webster, curatorial assistant, Department of Photographs, Fogg Art Museum. Films will inlcude MANHATTA (Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler, 1921), PANTHER WOMAN OF THE NEEDLE TRADES (Ralph Steiner, 1931), PIE IN THE SKY (Ralph Steiner and the Members of the Group Theater, 1934), SKYSCRAPERS (Robert Florey, 1929), A BRONX MORNING (Jay Leyda, 1931) and MR. MOTORBOAT’S LAST STRAND (Theodore Huff and John A. Flory, 1933). This screening will take place at the Archive, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge. For more information, call the Archive at (617) 495-4700.

3/5
Chicago, Illinois: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
http://www1.artic.edu/saic/art/filmcntr/
THE BLACK MARIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

1pm: Black Maria (launching its 19th year) has become the premiere traveling showcase for independent film, especially experimental film and video. Tonight’s program, selected and presented by John Columbus, will feature short experimental films and videos. Festival jurors this year were David Callahan, Kathy High, Jytte Jensen, Mark McElhatten and Ana Ramos. This screening will take place at the Film Center for The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbus Drive at Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL. For more information, call (312) 345-3588.

3/5
London, England: The Lux
http://www.lea.org.uk/home_frm.html
WALK

WALK, by Anthea Kennedy and Ian Wiblin, is a digital video installation featuring Fleeting visions of a journey by foot between dusk and nightfall along a London canal. A one hour take, there and back. This installation is in the Lux Centre Foyer, 2-4 Hoxton Square, London N1 6NU, and will be on display from March 1 to April 2. For more information, call the Lux Centre for Film, Video and Digital Arts at 020 7684 0200.

3/5
New York, New York: La Vista Downtown Cinema Club
http://www.nationalprojects.com/lavista/index.html
MUSIC, DANCE, OTHER

7:30pm: An evening of short films. REBEKKA GOES DOWN THE SLIDE (1985): With the liberating accompaniment of Pete Seeger, a young girl describes her first solo flight (down slide) for an audience expecting apprehension, tragedy, celebration, and maternal affiliation. It’s in there. CONCERTO GROSSO MODO (1985): A combination of live-action and cell animation in this musical journey. TRUMAN (1990): Gym class is the setting of a heart wrenching tale. How under-developed is your upper body? DINOSAURS, THE TERRIBLE LIZARDS (1986): The masters of yesteryear depicted in an animation of 3-D models. They are still roaming the walls of this great city! All of your favorites are here, and it’s not in slide form. ANTIWAR PROTEST (1969): From the Protest Series by Archives Unlimited. Presents American protests against World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War and explores how these affected all members of society. A STUDY IN CHOREOGRAPHY FOR CAMERA (1945): Maya Deren’s pas de deux for camera and dancer (Talley Beatty). Deren no longer documents dance, but makes a film of dance. WAIT (1968): Ernie Gehr employs gesture, position (instead of motion), and light to portray the interaction of two people in a room. COVERT ACTION (1984): Part of Abigail Child’s series IS THIS WHAT YOU WERE BORN FOR? Engaging the erotic gesture, “the result [in Child’s words] is a narrative developed by its periphery, a story like rumor: impossible to trace, disturbing, explosive.” FILM WITH THREE DANCERS (1970): Ed Emshwiller, known for his earlier experiments combining dance and film, captures the movement of three dancers (Carolyn Carlson, Emery Hermans, and Bob Beswick) in stylized, naturalistic and abstract images. La Vista is located at 303 East 8th Street, New York City, and admission is free.

3/5
New York, New York: Millennium Film Workshop
http://www.sirius.com/~sstark/org/mill/mill.html
THE BEMUSED TOURIST: FILMS BY ARTHUR AND CORINNE CANTRILL

8pm: Australian filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill will introduce a program of Super 8 Kodachrome films shot in Bali and Java, Indonesia. AGUNG GIVES IVOR A HAIRCUT: the haircut given in a Yogyakarta courtyard garden; an island of quiet and green: palms and fruit trees, with the soundtrack indicating great unseen human activity pressing in on all sides. THE BEMUSED TOURIST: BOGOR TO BANDUNG: from old Bandung’s decaying colonial buildings where traditional ways
intersect with modern life, we join Indonesian tourists on a pilgrimage to a scenic place in the nearby mountains. THE PAUSE BETWEEN FRAMES: single-frame impressions of details, textures, colours, forms, around Ubud, in Bali, and finishing on the stillness of a lotus pond. The pauses or intervals of time between shooting each frame have evaporated. WALKING TO YEH PELU: a walk from Ubud, Bali, through a rural setting, past temple sites, rice terraces flowing with water, to an ancient religious site with an unusually powerful emanation of some early, authentic, spiritual meaning. DAYS IN UBUD: Balinese people at work in the rice fields, building, repairing temples, doing road works, working in the markets, and participating in a religious ceremony and procession. RAMAYANA/LEGONG: traditional Balinese dance-drama filmed with time exposures on each frame, yielding magical traces of golden light from the dancers. JALAN RAYA, UBUD: which speaks of the impact on traditional life in a Balinese village by tourism and traffic, with repeated shots of the main street, single-frame impressions, and views from a street-side café. Millennium is located at 66 East 4th Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 673-0090.

3/5
San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
http://www.sfcinematheque.org
WORD TO IMAGE: CINEMA INSPIRED BY POEMS

7:30pm: Curated and presented by Konrad Steiner. Tonight’s is the first in a series of programs presenting films inspired by and addressing poetry. Steiner: “These works were chosen to exemplify various techniques of marrying two arts: Cinema and Poetry. Poetry, the art of utterance, and cinema, the art of showing, don’t easily make a good couple. But these artists have taken up the challenge by responding to the spirit and the letter of the poet, creating original cinematic writing. Cinema and language meet head on, not unified as in conventional film, but remaining distinct and dancing, stepping on toes, wooing each other with the charms of mouth and eye and mind.” Works include: SONGS OF DEGREES: WITH A VALENTINE and AS TO HOW MUCH by Peter Herwitz; UNDER A BROAD GRAY SKY by Thad Povey; WATERWORX by Rick Hancox; VIDEO HAIKAI by Marcus Nascimento; WHAT HAPPENED TO KEROUAC (Excerpt) by Nathaniel Dorsky; Abigail Child’s PREFACES; Henry Hills’ KINO DA!; Martha Colburn’s WHAT’S ON; Jim Flannery’s PHOTOHELIOGRAPH; and Stan Brakhage’s FIRST HYMN TO THE NIGHT: NOVALIS. This event will take place at the San Francisco Art Institute, 800 Chestnut Street, San Francisco. For more information, call the Cinematheque at (415) 558-8129.

3/5
Vancouver, British Columbia: Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
SURREAL ANIMATION

8:30pm: From the private and very rare collection of San Francisco animation guru Karl Cohen comes this collection of inspired and inventive classic animation of the most surreal kind. Included among this tremendous collection are stunning works by the giants of animation including Tex Avery, Max Fleischer, Bob Clampett and Chuck Jones. A startling, incongruous, nutty mix that rivals Dali himself. Don’t miss! This screening is at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for
more information, call (604) 878-3366.

3/5
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York: Ocularis
http://www.billburg.com/ocularis/
TWO OR THREE THINGS BUT NOTHING FOR SURE AND ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL

7 and 9:30pm: A screening of Jane C. Wagner and Tina DiFeliciantonio’s TWO OR THREE THINGS BUT NOTHING FOR SURE (1996), followed by ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (R.W. Fassbinder, 1974). Ocularis is at Galapagos Art and Performance Space, 70 North 6th Street (between Wythe and Kent Avenues) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 388-8713.

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2000

3/6
Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado-Boulder
THE BLACK MARIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

7:30pm: Black Maria (launching its 19th year) has become the premiere traveling showcase for independent film, especially experimental film and video. Tonight’s program, selected and presented by John Columbus, will feature short experimental films and videos. Festival jurors this year were David Callahan, Kathy High, Jytte Jensen, Mark McElhatten and Ana Ramos. This event will take place at the Sibell Wolle Fine Arts Auditorium of the University of Colorado in Boulder. For more information,
call (303) 492-1531.

3/6
Minneapolis, Minnesota: City Club Cinema
http://www.nationalprojects.com/cityclub/index.html
AN EVENING WITH THE NATIONAL PROJECTS EXPLORERS CLUB

8pm: “Te Pito O Te Henua”: Journey to the Navel of the World! Join the National Projects Explorers Club as we journey through an evening of pure cinematic excitement. We’ll navigate precarious waterways with Lewis and Clark, sink into the beautiful blue off the Island of Palau, and top off our evening by constructing a balsa raft and sailing it across the South Pacific to demonstrate the possibility of aboriginal South American voyages to obscure Oceanic islands. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to swap survival stories, compare compasses, check your maps, and sign on for the expedition of a lifetime. We will journey to the navel of the world! The City Club Cinema is located at Grumpy’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Washington Avenue S.E, Minneapolis.

3/6
New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art/Cineprobe
http://www.sirius.com/%7Esstark/org/moma/moma.html
THE FILMS OF ARTHUR AND CORINNE CANTRILL

6pm: This forum with independent and/ or avant-garde filmmakers is in its thirty-second season. The series introduces audiences to short films spanning several years of an artist’s work, or presents the artist’s most recent films. Australian filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill will introduce a program including: MYSELF WHEN FOURTEEN a rotoscope/optical printer analysis of movement in footage shot 20 years previously, which is also an investigation of the ways the human face is read and recognised. Also a series of 3-colour separation films filmed on regular and hi-con B&W negative and printed onto Eastmancolor stock, generating highly saturated plays of “out of gamut” colour. They are CITY OF CHROMATIC INTENSITY (will colour exist when there is no one left to see it?), GARDEN OF CHROMATIC DISTURBANCE (does colour exist where there is no light?), IVOR PAINTS ARF ARF, and CITY OF CHROMATIC DISSOLUTION. Other films are a series of single frame articulations, shot on Super 8 and enlarged to 16mm, such as AIREY’S INLET: a discontinuous frame-by-frame film of a coastal scene intercut with a painting of the same landscape, ARTICULATED IMAGE: a discontinuous frame-by-frame film of a banana palm lit by a decorative lead-light window, “articulated” by inter-shot black frames, and ILLUMINATIONS OF THE MUNDANE: brief, ambiguous details of obliquely lit objects and patches of textured light, with wind-blown shadows, in the house and garden. This screening will take place at the Titus 2 Theater, the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 708-9400.

3/6
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York: Ocularis
http://www.billburg.com/ocularis/
DOCUMENTARY FROM THE VAULT: CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ )

8:30pm: Alluding to Vertov, sociologist Edgar Morin first coined the term cinema verité in reference to this ground-breaking film, made with ethnographic storyteller Jean Rouch. CHRONICLE was shot in Paris one year before the end of the Algerian War with one of the first sync-sound cameras. Rouch’s “catalytic” camera provokes its subjects to reveal intimacies and truths, ennui and struggle as they “perform” their lives. A remarkable experiment with film and reality. Ocularis is at Galapagos Art and Performance Space, 70 North 6th Street (between Wythe and Kent Avenues) in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For more information, call (718) 388-8713.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2000

3/7
Amherst, Massachusetts: Hampshire College
http://www.hampshire.edu/localhome.shtml
CHROMATIC ARTICULATION: FILMS BY ARTHUR AND CORINNE CANTRILL

7.30 pm: Australian filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill will introduce a program including: MYSELF WHEN FOURTEEN, CITY OF CHROMATIC INTENSITY, GARDEN OF CHROMATIC DISTURBANCE, IVOR PAINTS ARF ARF, CITY OF CHROMATIC DISSOLUTION, AIREY’S INLET, ARTICULATED IMAGE and ILLUMINATIONS OF THE MUNDANE. (For information on these films, see the MoMA/Cineprobe description for March 6.) All are encouraged to attend and the showing is free. For more information, contact Abraham Ravett at aravett@hampshire.edu.

3/7
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
FRENCH AVANT-GARDE SHORTS

7:30pm: Joel Adlen on Piano. Tonight’s program of French avant-garde films includes both classics and oddities. In Eugène Deslaw’s MONTPARNASSE (1930), colorful Paris locales are beautifully and rhythmically brought to life. PACIFIC 231 (1949/59) by Jean Mitry, film historian and cofounder of the Cinémathèque Française, is an elegant interpretation of the music of Arthur Honnegger via the dynamism of an express train. Dimitri Kirsanoff’s two shorts LA FONTAINE D’ARÉTHUSE (1935) and JEUNE FILLE AU JARDIN (1935), both shot by Boris Kaufmann, are examples of his cinephonies featuring music, nature, and dance. The delightful and influential FAITS DIVERS (1923) by Claude Autant-Lara is a whimsical, lively portrait of a ménage à trois. Its innovative approach includes use of upside-down images, multiple exposures, and slow motion. Plus a trailer for film bad-boy Isidore Isou’s TRAITÉ DE BAVE ET D’ÉTERNITÉ (1952). The Pacific Film Archive is located at 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 642-5249.

3/7
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Cinema
http://www-cinema.slife.cornell.edu/
MARGARET MEAD PROGRAM 1: BATTU’S BIOSCOPE AND THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON

7:30pm: Screenings of two films. BATTU’S BIOSCOPE (Andrzej Fidyk, 1998): Mr. Battu’s passion for film takes him out of the projection booth and onto the road as he travels with his assistant to remote villages throughout his native India, introducing “Bollywood” melodramas to those who have never before seen moving pictures. On the way, he searches for his kidnapped wife who, as one character says, “…in a film Battu would have been able to save…but this is real life, where happy endings and heroes are hard to come by.” A sometimes hilarious and startling story of first-contact. THE COW JUMPED OVER THE MOON (Christopher Walker, 1999): Futuristic technology meets traditional practice, and globalized knowledge meets local knowledge when NASA and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Association provide information to the Fulani nomads of Mali about where to move their herds during one of the most severe droughts in recorded history. Multiple voices, including scientists from NASA, a German environmental advocate and herders, argue the merits of such technology and the critical questions it raises about who should profit from it and what its larger impact is on the environment and culture. This screening will be held in Center for Theatre Arts, just outside the entrance to the Cornell campus on College Avenue, Ithaca. For more information, call (607) 255-3522.

3/7
New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art
http://www.sirius.com/%7Esstark/org/moma/moma.html
A DOUBLE HUBLEY EVENING

6pm: The Hubley Studio has been producing sophisticated and cutting-edge animated films since the mid-1950s. Since the death of John Hubley in 1977, Faith Hubley has been making personal films that reflect both superb production and moral purpose. Tonight’s program includes five of her works (AFRICA [1998], BEYOND THE SHADOW PLACE [1997], SEERS AND CLOWNS [1994], TENDER GAME [with John Hubley, 1958] and TIME OF THE ANGELS [1987]) and the premiere of WITCH MADNESS (2000), a forceful, feminist study of history. Two works by Emily Hubley, her brand new PIGEON WITHIN (1999) and HER GRANDMOTHER’S GIFT (1994), are also screened. This event will take place at the Titus 2 Theater, the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 708-9400.

3/7
New York, New York: Robert Beck Memorial Cinema
http://www.crosswinds.net/~rbmc
TRIBUTE TO PIERRE CLEMENTI (9/28/1942-12/28/1999)

9pm: In honor and fond memory of the recently deceased Pierre Clementi, the RBMC presents NECROPOLIS (1970), directed by Franco Brocani. James Dean’s sallow-faced evil twin, Clementi was the fly on the nose of many artful European productions: his ravishing of Catherine Deneuve in Bunuel’s BELLE DE JOUR and Doppelganger double-up in Bertolucci’s PARTNER stand out in my mind, anyway. One of Clementi’s lesser known, but no less fascinating efforts, NECROPOLIS somehow seems an apropos eulogy for a rather morbid fellow. Admission is $5. This program will take place at Collective Unconscious 145 Ludlow Street, New York City. For more information, contact Brian Frye at fryekino@redconnect.net or (718)622-5360.

3/7
Reading, Pennsylvania: Berks
http://www.elecsp.com/bfminc/bfminc.htm
AU HASARD BALTHASAR

8pm: A screening of AU HASARD BALTHASAR (Robert Bresson, 1966). Arguably the greatest masterpiece by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. In this allegorical work, Balthazar the donkey is sold to a series of harsh masters who inflict various instruments of torture: whips, bottles and flames upon his skin. “… the heart-breakingly ridiculous AU HASARD BALTHASAR: a movie that transforms the death of a donkey into the most tragic and sublime cinematic passage I know.” J. Hoberman, VILLAGE VOICE. Bresson died this past December. This event will be held in Klein Hall, the Albright College Center for the Arts, Reading, Pennsylvania. For more information, contact administrative director Jerry Orr at yeager@ix.netcom.com or call (610) 921-7713.

3/7
Seattle, Washington: 911 Media Arts Center
http://www.911media.org/
IRISH REELS FESTIVAL: DAY 1

6pm: Opening night of the Irish Reels Festival; 911 is delighted to introduce to you some new Irish filmmakers and to share with you a wonderful collection of refreshing and exciting works. The opening night reception will begin at 6pm with food and bar hosted by Guinness. At 7pm, Nelson Hume’s feature SUNBURN, an exuberant look at a group of Irish students on a summer employment programme in Montauk, Long Island. Director Hume will attend, and SUNBURN will be shown with the shorts BLESSED FRUIT by Orla Walsh and DREAM KITCHEN by Barry Dignam. These events will be held at the Seattle Art Museum 100 University Street, Seattle. For more information, call 911 Media Arts Center at (206) 682-6552.

3/7
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Artword Theatre and Gallery
http://www.artword.net/
SMACK

7:30pm: The premiere of Steve Sanguedolce’s new film SMACK. This premiere will be held at Artword Theatre and Gallery, 75 Portland Street, Toronto. For more information, e-mail artword@interlog.com or call (416) 408-1146.

3/7
Vancouver, British Columbia: Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
HUSH GRRLS HUSH

8:30pm: HUSH GRRLS HUSH is a premier exhibit of multidisciplinary works by Vancouver’s emerging dance, video, music, circus and spoken word artists in celebration of International Women’s Day. Through creative expression, these women observe, dissect and reconstruct the power of voice and voicelessness. On the jam-packed bill tonight are SLAM, a collaboration-expression-compression for women giving definition-motivation, rising out of opression with Gabrielle Martin, Ariel Smith, Hayley Sinclair, Lora McElhinney and Cider; ART AND REVOLUTION explores the violence of being the only woman in the Stoltmann peace camp when it was ravaged and burnt to the ground by loggers. Roar. Crack. No Ceremony. Bleeding-Rivers run red (with Bernadette Wykks and Sharai); NO MOVES is a visual mourning for the Women’s March at the anti WTO protests by Amey Kazymerchyk. Plus: Omnibus-style shorts exploring the interconnectedness of violence and silence by Sara Kendall, Hayley Sinclair, Sonya Bootheoyd and Velveeta Krisp; and THE NIGHT, a singular fluid live performance looped and linked with sound samples of sonic illusions compiled and mixed by Suez Holland. This screening is at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more information, call (604) 878-3366.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2000

3/8
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
NAS CORRENTES DE LUZ DA RIA FORMOSA

7:30pm: Steve Seid: “Known for his stubbornly independent and regionally attuned films such as ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK, SURE FIRE, and PLAIN TALK AND COMMON SENSE, Jon Jost has of late engaged the guerrilla flexibility of digital video. He has completed two large electronic works, LONDON BRIEF (1999), a portrait of the heavily mediated public spaces of London, and tonight’s selection, NAS CORRENTES DE LUZ DA RIA FORMOSA (1998). Spending several months along Portugal’s Algarve Coast, Jost recorded the life of a fishing village, capturing a sense of the place through somnolent but poetic rhythms and sensual, painterly images. This is a meditative work that relies on the viewer’s own activated involvement with the almost abstracted image track. Boats rocking in the harbor, whitewashed abodes and cobbled streets, a thatched marketplace, seasonal festivals and impromptu gatherings, the comings and goings of merchants: Jost toys with the mundane pictorial, often softening the focus or washing out the image in the glare of Mediterranean sunlight. The result is a strangely unfinished landscape, low-res and yearning for completion-a primal world of color and light before the eye was civilized.” The Pacific Film Archive is located at 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 642-5249.

3/8
Brooklyn, New York: Pratt Film Series
http://www.pratt.edu/prattfilms/news
MIRANDA JULY IN PERSON

8:30pm: Multi-media performer and video artist Miranda July (Portland, OR) will present her new video and new selections from Big Miss Moviola, the movie distribution network for independent lady moviemakers in her 2nd visit to Pratt f/v Series. NEST OF TENS is comprised of four alternating stories which reveal mundane yet personal methods of control derived from intuitive sources. Children and a developmentally disabled adult operate control panels made out of paper, lists, monsters and their own bodies. Pratt Institute, Engineering Building (Dekalb Avenue, between Hall and Classon Streets), Room 371, Brooklyn. For more information, contact Astria Suparak at Asuparak@pratt.edu or at (718) 636-3422.

3/8
Buffalo, New York: Squeaky Wheel
http://www.squeaky.org/
OPEN SCREENING

8pm: Every second Wednesday of the month, we host the popular Open Screening, a monthly opportunity for artists and independent producers to screen new works and works-in-progress. Open screenings provide a unique forum for makers to seek advice, feedback and criticism from a diverse and interested audience of peers. This event will take place in Squeaky Wheel’s Sandra Fisher Kitaj Cinema 2000, 175 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York. Admission is $4. For more information, call (716) 884- 7172.

3/8
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Film Archive
http://www.harvardfilmarchive.org/
FILM PORTRAIT AND JLG/JLG

9pm: He earned an Academy Award for his film portrait of Albert Schweitzer, but in his finest work, the innovative FILM PORTRAIT (1970), Jerome Hill (1905–1972) became his own subject. The son of an enormously wealthy Minnesota family (his father, James J. Hill, built the Great Northern Railway Company), Jerome eschewed business for the arts. He was a gifted painter, a successful documentary director, and a major supporter of the film avant-garde. (Three decades after his death, a foundation bearing his name continues the philanthropic work he began on behalf of young artists.) His great summary work presents us with singular entry into a life worthy of a Henry James novel, utilizing the rich array of techniques that defined the American experimental cinema. As critic and filmmaker Jonas Mekas notes: “Since the period dealt with in this film coincides with the development of Cinema as a Young Art, and the development of the Avant-garde Film as a form of cinema, FILM PORTRAIT becomes also a film about the art of cinema.” Screening with JLG/JLG (1994): As Godard once remarked, “The cinema is an x-ray machine in which one photographs one’s own disease.” In his moving self-portrait, we discover that the disease has a name: cinephilia. Made on the cusp of the centennial of the cinema and the director reaching his mid-sixties, JLG/JLG captures the complexity and brilliance of Godard’s work in film as it touches on a multitude of concerns, from memory and painting to the Swiss Alps, money, and tennis. This screening will take place at the Archive, the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy Street, Cambridge. For more information, call the Archive at (617) 495-4700.

3/8
Charlottesville, Virginia: The Virginia Film Festival
THE BLACK MARIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

7pm: Black Maria (launching its 19th year) has become the premiere traveling showcase for independent film, especially experimental film and video. Tonight’s program, selected and presented by John Columbus, will feature short experimental films and videos. Festival jurors this year were David Callahan, Kathy High, Jytte Jensen, Mark McElhatten and Ana Ramos. This event will take place at the Vinegar Hill Theater, 220 W. Market Street, Charlottesville, Virginia. For more information, call (804) 982-5277.

3/8
Chicago, Illinois: Eye and Ear Clinic
THREE FILMS BY ERNIE GEHR

4:30pm: Screenings of STILL (1971), TABLE (1976) and UNTITLED (1977). This event will be held at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Screening Room 1311, 13th Floor, 112 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. For more information, contact Kenny Eisenstein at (312) 345-3588.

3/8
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Cinema
http://www-cinema.slife.cornell.edu/
U &I DOT COM AND MINERVA’S MACHINE

7:15pm: A screening of two films. MINERVA’S MACHINE (Karen Frenkel, 1995) is a documentary that celebrates the history of women in computing and profiles a diverse group of successful women in the field today. The video also examines the surprising finding that women began leaving academic computing in the mid-80s, and explores why there are fewer women in computing than men. Experts discuss the different responses that boys and girls have to computers and video games, which are often a child’s first exposure to computers. It will be preceded by Branda Miller’s U &I dOt cOM, an experimental narrative/documentary hybrid about Zoey, a teenage girl who negotiates her identity in cyberspace. This screening will be held at the Willard Straight Theater on Cornell’s campus, Ithaca. For more information, call (607) 255-3522.

3/8
New York, New York: Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org
PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974: PROGRAM 1

7pm: In conjunction with the exhibition THE WORLDS OF NAM JUNE PAIK (February 11-April 26), the Film and Media Arts Program at the Guggenheim Museum will present PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974, from March 8 through March 25, 2000. The six-part film and video series highlights the artist’s single-channel videotapes and films within the context of the cinematic avant-garde. Tonight’s program will be introduced by John G. Hanhardt and will include: DIGITAL EXPERIMENTS AT BELL LABS (Nam June Paik, ca.1966); THE LEAP (Tom DeWitt, 1968); OFFON (Scott Bartlett, 1968); VIDEO COMMUNE (BEATLES BEGINNING TO END) (Paik, 1970); THREE TRANSITIONS (Peter Campus, 1973); and VOCABULARY (Woody Vasulka, 1973). All films are shown in the Peter B. Lewis Theater at The Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th street), New York City. For more information, please call (212) 360-4321.

3/8
New York, New York: New York Underground Film Festival
http://www.nyuff.com
OPENING NIGHT: MONKEY VS. ROBOT AND BORN TO LOSE

7:30pm: Screenings of Nathan Pommer’s MONKEY VS. ROBOT!! (“Monkey hate technology. Robot hate Monkey.”) and Lech Kowalski’s BORN TO LOSE (THE LAST ROCK AND ROLL MOVIE), an insider’s look at the life of rock legend Johnny Thunders. Kowalski, known worldwide for his seminal Sex Pistols doc D.O.A., will be on hand to present this never-before-seen final cut of the film. Beginning in 1981, when he first filmed Thunders, Kowalski recorded his performances numerous times on formats ranging from 16mm to black-and-white video. BORN TO LOSE combines these with rare footage of the New York punk scene and interviews with Thunders’ friends, family and fellow performers Dee Dee Ramone, Wayne Kramer and Sylvain Sylvain. Festival screenings take place at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street, New York City. For more information, call the festival hotline at (212) 252-3845.

3/8
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
KYLE DECAMP: OUT OF BREATH

8pm: Jean Seberg (1938-79): Female cultural sacrifice or author of her own existence? In OUT OF BREATH performer Kyle deCamp delves into the elusive life of American actress Jean Seberg to explore contemporary issues of private life and public persona. Discovered at age 17 by Otto Preminger for SAINT JOAN, Seberg was elevated to an icon of French new wave cinema in Jean-Luc Godard’s BREATHLESS. From famous American-in-Paris actor to Black Panther party-supporter harassed by the FBI, Seberg’s world is re-animated in a melange of verbatim texts and projected video images culled from her films, media quotes, FBI transcripts, and biographer’s opinions. A haunting performance that resurrects Seberg’s contradictory voice as it emerges, matures, reflects, and tragically dies. There will be a post-performance discussion with deCamp tonight. The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 255-5793.

3/8
Seattle, Washington: 911 Media Arts Center
http://www.911media.org/
IRISH REELS FESTIVAL: DAY 2

7pm: Tonight’s screening includes Kevin Liddy’s short A SOLDIER’S SONG and Lance Hool’s feature ONE MAN’S HERO, the poignant story of Los San Patricios (the St. Patrick’s Battalion), a group of Irish soldiers who deserted the US army and fought for Mexico against their adopted country in the war of 1846/8. This screening will be held at the Seattle Art Museum, 100 University Street, Seattle. For more information, call 911 Media Arts Center at (206) 682-6552.

3/8
Vancouver, British Columbia: Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
FEMALE GAZE

8:30pm: Curators Linda Desormeaux and Rena Del Pieve Gobbi have compiled an evening of astounding film and video that portrays the world through the eyes of up and coming local women filmakers working outside the mainstream. Allana Murray confronts the issues of gender in sexuality; Heather Emery shows the male response to the power and intent of the female mind; Layda Gongora attacks the traditional male gaze through the use of feedback, abstraction, and fragmentation of the female body; Karen Duthie portrays the intensity of the forces which attempt to create/mold female gender identity; Rena Del Pieve
Gobbi speaks of the use of the female form in advertising and technology; Sonia Bridge portrays memory and war through pictoral reference to stories from her Grandfather; Stephanie Stephens deals with issues surrounding domestic violence, and control after a mothers death; plus others! After the show there will be time for a discussion period. This screening is at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more information, call (604) 878-3366.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2000

3/9
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Walker Art Center
http://www.walkerart.org/jsindex.html
FREE SCREENING: FIVE ANIMATIONS

6pm: Rub elbows with the culturally curious, and take in an intriguing blend of films and speakers. Tonight: five animations from the Ruben Collection by women directors. This screening will take place at the Lecture Room Walker Art Center Auditorium, at the corner of Vineland Place and Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, call (612) 375-7622.

3/9
New York, New York: Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org
PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974: PROGRAM 2

7pm: Screenings of P+A-I(K) (Nam June Paik and Jud Yalkut, 1966) and 9/23/69 EXPERIMENT WITH DAVID ATWOOD (Paik, 1969). All films are shown in the Peter B. Lewis Theater at The Sackler Center for Arts Education at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th street), New York City. For more information, please call (212) 360-4321.

3/9
New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art
http://www.sirius.com/%7Esstark/org/moma/moma.html
BIG AS LIFE: AN AMERICAN HISTORY OF 8MM FILMS

6pm: CRACKS BETWEEN THE STONES (Janis Crystal Lipzin, 1999), SEASONAL FORCES, PART 1 (Lipzin, 1996) and TREPANATIONS (Lipzin, 1983). San Francisco-based Lipzin has been one of Super 8’s most passionate American advocates for more than twenty-five years. Active as critic, curator, and teacher (she has been instrumental in forming the new San Francisco Art Institute 8mm Film Festival), Lipzin’s own films combine a sharp eye for cultural observation and social critique as revealed through the personalizing small-gauge camera. Tonight’s selection features the premiere of her newest film, CRACKS BETWEEN THE STONES, which uses material collected over a ten-year period at Amerindian sites, urban sites, and Stonehenge, as well as TREPANATIONS, a droll portrait of personal gender-based obsession in modern suburban America; SEASONAL FORCES, PART 1, a diaristic portrait of rural life critiquing human intervention in nature; and selected early films. Program screenings are held in The Time Warner Screening Room, Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York City. Seating is limited to fifty; admission is free after 5:30. For more information, call (212) 708-9400.

3/9
New York, New York: New York Underground Film Festival
http://www.nyuff.com
DAY 2

At 5:45pm: Richard Rowley and Jacqui Soohen’s documentary BLACK AND GOLD: THE LATIN KING AND QUEEN NATION. At 6:15pm: Gordon Eriksen’s THE LOVE MACHINE (a mock-doc feature about love, sex, the Internet and sex) and The Video Aktivists’ UNTITLED #29.95, a video about video, and about who controls art, in the age of high-priced video art stars like Matthew Barney and Alex Bag. At 7:30pm: Christopher Wilcha’s documentary THE TARGET SHOOTS FIRST. At 8pm: SEX ON THE FRITZ: PERFORMANCE ANXIETY, curated by Astria Suparak, Program Director of the Pratt Film/Video Series. Dis-ease and uncomfort within desire explored through techniques such as hand-painting, scratching, manipulated found footage (and pornography), stop-motion animation, and optical printing. Sexual development in the age of the spectacle. Some of the artists will be in attendance! Works include: WSNO, an audio composition by Miranda July; Laura Parnes’ PERFORMANCE; Matt McCormick’s SINCERELY, JOE P. BEAR; Stephanie Barber’s PORNFILM; Jennifer Reeder’s LULLABY; and Laura Parnes’ TALENT SHOW. At 8pm: Music for Airports at Thread Waxing Space, 476 Broadway. Sink into soothing video environment with the US premiere of Frank Scheffer’s video installation MUSIC FOR AIRPORTS, created for the Bang on a Can orchestration of Brian Eno’s seminal composition. Also screening: SONIC ACTS and SONIC IMAGES, two collections that explore the intersection of cinema and electronic composition. At 9:15pm: Tom Patterson’s FRUSTRATION and Heather Rose Dominic’s THE SHIELD AROUND THE K, a profile of the birth and growth of influential Olympia-based punk rock DIY record label K Records. At 9:45pm: AMERICAN BOOTY, featuring: Robert Arnold’s MORPHOLOGY OF DESIRE; Tim Vierling’s THE WARHAUL; Tomo Shono-no’s PORNO INVADERS GAME; Jennifer and Amber Cluck’s PIGSKIN ORGASM; Theresa Dillon’s PRINCESS 2000: WHERE DID ALL THE LOVE GO?; Jesse Brown’s THE BIRTH OF CENTURY SAM; Usama Alshaibi’s DANCE HABIBI DANCE; Bob Judd’s JESSE HELMS IS CLEANING UP AMERICA; Noel Dowd’s HELLO KITTY; and Ethan Minsker’s THE BUSINESSMAN. At 11pm: Katya Bankowsky’s documentary SHADOW BOXERS , a tough, swift, exhilarating look at the burgeoning world of female boxing. At 11:30pm: Brian Tane’s D******D and Shane Hawks’ atmospheric horror film EYES TO HEAVEN. Festival screenings take place at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street, New York City. For more information, call the festival hotline at (212) 252-3845.

3/9
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
KYLE DECAMP: OUT OF BREATH

10pm: Jean Seberg (1938-79): Female cultural sacrifice or author of her own existence? In OUT OF BREATH performer Kyle deCamp delves into the elusive life of American actress Jean Seberg to explore contemporary issues of private life and public persona. For more details, see March 8.

3/9
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
KEVIN JAMES: THE PORTRAITS PROJECT

8pm: Composer Kevin James returns to The Kitchen with new selections from THE PORTRAITS PROJECT, a moving and provocative large-scale composition giving voice to New York City’s homeless community. Scored for tape and an eclectic mix of soloists and chamber ensembles, THE PORTRAITS PROJECT blends songs, musings, and reflections of the homeless with video projections and dramatic staging to create a continuous collage illuminating the tensions inherent to the condition of homelessness. THE PORTRAITS PROJECT, commissioned by the Coalition for the Homeless, is based on over 700 interviews James conducted on the streets of New York. The Kitchen is located at 512 West 19th Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 255-5793.

3/9
San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
http://www.sfcinematheque.org
SEEING HAITI THROUGH LAFANMI SELAVI

7:30pm: Lee Flynn and Caitlin Manning in person. Producer/Director Lee Flynn and Co-Director/Cinematographer Caitlin Manning present the premier of their new documentary shot in Haiti in 1998 and 1999. LAFANMI SELAVI (THE FAMILY IS LIFE) is a center for street children started by former President Aristide in the capital, Port-au-Prince. As five children tell of their lives on the streets, a narrative emerges of their personal voyages from the streets to the center where they have found shelter and often new hope. Using interviews and footage shot in Port-au-Prince, Aristide’s home and in rural areas, the children, their teachers and Aristide tell a moving story of the complexities of living in a country deeply affected by colonization, military rule, and global economy. This beautifully filmed documentary shows Haiti and its people living in a culture of resistance and hope, a perspective rarely explored by the media. This event will take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco For more information, call the Cinematheque at (415) 558-8129.

3/9
San Francisco, California: Film Arts Foundation
http://www.filmarts.org/
FIRST PERSON PLURAL

7pm: In 1966, at the age of nine, Deann Borshay came to the United States from South Korea as one of tens of thousands of children adopted by white American families after the Korean War. Her adoptive family had been told she was an orphan named Cha Jung Hee, with whom they had developed a slight relationship through letters via the Foster Parent’s Plan. She was, in fact, a look-alike replacement named Kang Ok Jin, sent when the other girl’s mother abruptly changed her mind. Borshay’s debut film is a personal documentary exploring the complicated landscape of assimilation, adoption, cultural difference,
American attitudes and mistaken identity. Drawing upon original and archival material, the film traverses a difficult and intimate terrain. Borshay’s struggle to confront the secrets of her childhood and reconcile the demands of two families, two cultures and two nations reveals a poignant story about loss and finding a new way home. This event will take place at the Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post Street, San Francisco. For more information, call the Film Arts Foundation at (415) 552-8760.

3/9
San Jose, California: Cine16
http://www.cine16.com/
GLASSWORKS

7pm: Tonight, we offer a series of films made on the subject of glass. GLASSMAKERS OF HERAT (Elliott Erwitt, 1979): This well-known still photographer provides a fascinating look at some of the oldest glassworks in existence in this film, featuring an Afghan family still making glass by crushing rock and vegetation, and blending them to make blue glass. GENII OF THE GLASS (Robert Haber, 1978): Muhamad Gazazz, glassmaker of Jerusalem, recycles auto gears for molds, old motor oil to fire his stove, old dirty bottles for glass, and let nothing go to waste, using the glass furnace to heat his food as well. Our print has been damaged by an intrusive green line, proving that ciné16 adopts the Gazazz philosophy as well… GLASS (Bert Haanstra, 1965): In perhaps the most famous documentary to come out of Holland, a hand-blower smoking a churchwarden represents the lasting quality of blown glass against the uniformity of the machine-made variety. As if that weren’t enough, it’s all to the tune of a neat Dutch jazz soundtrack with Theo Loevendie with the Quintete Piw Jacobs. ONE HUNDRED WATTS 120 VOLTS (Carson Davidson, 1977): Everybody loves this one, involving the mechanized production of Duro-Test light bulbs. MIRACLE OF GLASS (Wilhelm Nassan and John Durst, 1975?): A history of glass. Cine 16 is held at the Agenda Restaurant and Lounge, 399 South First Street, San Jose, California, and admission is free.

3/9
Seattle, Washington: 911 Media Arts Center
http://www.911media.org/
IRISH REELS FESTIVAL: DAY 3

7pm: SHORT REELS I, including Hugh Farley’s LAST MANGO IN DUBLIN and HALF FULL, HALF EMPTY, Jason Forde’s LOVER’S LEAP, Robert Taylor’s THE FARMER’S WIFE, Kirsten Sheridan’s THE CASE OF MAJELLA MCGINTY and Maeve Murphy’s SALVAGE. At 9pm: Pat Comer’s documentary A YEAR ‘TIL SUNDAY. On Sunday, the 27th of September, 1998, the Galway Gaelic Football Team put a stop to a famine that had lasted over three decades. In a thrilling encounter in Croke Park, Galway beat Kildare and were crowned 1998 All-Ireland Champions. These screenings will
be held at 911 Media Arts Center, 117 Yale Ave N., Seattle; for more information, call (206) 682-6552.

3/9
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
http://home.ican.net/~pdome/
CHROMATIC ARTICULATION: FILMS BY ARTHUR AND CORINNE CANTRILL

7.30 pm: Australian filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill will introduce a program including: MYSELF WHEN FOURTEEN, CITY OF CHROMATIC INTENSITY, GARDEN OF CHROMATIC DISTURBANCE, IVOR PAINTS ARF ARF, CITY OF CHROMATIC DISSOLUTION, AIREY’S INLET, ARTICULATED IMAGE and ILLUMINATIONS OF THE MUNDANE. (For information on these films, see the MoMA/Cineprobe description for March 6.) This event will take place at Cinecycle, 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto. For more information, contact Pleasure Dome’s program coordinator Tom Taylor at pdome@ican.net or (416) 656-5577.

3/9
Vancouver, British Columbia: Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
THE JOHNNY LEGEND PSYCHOTRONIC FILM FESTIVAL: WRESTLING WITH ANDY KAUFMANN

Film-maker, writer, wrestling manager, actor, archivist and auteur Johnny Legend appears in person to introduce every show with his own unique link to the films being screened! At 7:30pm: MY BREAKFAST WITH BLASSIE by Johnny Legend: For his bone-dry satire of MY DINNER WITH ANDRE and his final masterpiece, Andy Kauffman had breakfast at a greasy spoon with the self-proclaimed “King of Men,” professional wrestler Freddie Blassie. This is the film that introduced Kauffman to Legend’s sister Lynn Margulies who is played by Courtney Love in the film MAN ON THE MOON. Legend also has a role in that Hollywood flick and will talk about the whole experience and more tonight. Plus rare Kauffman shorts highlighting his stage appearances on David Letterman and elsewhere! At 9:30pm: I’M FROM HOLLYWOOD by Lynn Margulies: Andy Kauffman at his most brilliant, as he attempts to become a professional wrestler but agrees to only wrestle women. Unedited version not seen on television! Plus: rare footage of Andy Kauffman from Lynne Margulies’ own collection! This screening is at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more information, call (604) 878-3366.

3/9
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum
THE BLACK MARIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

8pm: Black Maria (launching its 19th year) has become the premiere traveling showcase for independent film, especially experimental film and video. Tonight’s program, selected and presented by John Columbus, will feature short experimental films and videos. Festival jurors this year were David Callahan, Kathy High, Jytte Jensen, Mark McElhatten and Ana Ramos. This event will take place at the Hirshhorn Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, Independence Ave. At 8th St. S.W., Washington, DC. For more information, call (202) 357-3280.

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2000

3/10
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Walker Art Center
http://www.walkerart.org/jsindex.html
WALKER AFTER HOURS: DIRECTOR’S CUT: JANIE GEISER

7pm: Join us for a unique night of moving images, pulsing rhythms, and the Martini of the Month: The Dolly Grip. The special screening for this event highlights the work of animator Janie Geiser, whose films mix collage, double exposure, and stop-action photography to evoke memories and forgotten languages. The program includes THE RED BOOK (1994); THE SECRET STORY (1996); IMMER ZU (1997); and LOST MOTION (1999). This screening will take place at the Lecture Room Walker Art Center Auditorium, at the corner of Vineland Place and Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota. For more information, call (612) 375-7622.

3/10
New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art
http://www.sirius.com/%7Esstark/org/moma/moma.html
SOME SHORT FILMS FROM MEMBERS OF THE FRENCH AVANT-GARDE

3pm: Screenings of the following: FAITS DIVERS (Claude Autant-Lara, 1923), JEUNE FILLE AU JARDIN (Dimitri Kirsanoff, 1935), LA FONTAINE D’ARETUSE (Kirsanoff, 1935), MONTPARNASSE (Eugène Deslaw, 1930), PACIFIC 231 (Jean Mitry, 1949) and the trailer to TRAITÉ DE BAVE ET D’ETERNITÉ (THE TREATISE OF FOAMING-AT-THE-MOUTH AND ETERNITY, Isidore Isou, 1952). This event will take place at the Titus 2 Theater, the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 708-9400.

3/10
New York, New York: New York Underground Film Festival
http://www.nyuff.com
DAY 3

At 5:45pm: Todd Verow’s A SUDDEN LOSS OF GRAVITY: New wave teens escape small town lives, Bangor, Maine 1984. At 6:15pm: Reed Paget’s AMERIKAN PASSPORT, a globe-trotting epic documentary which chronicles the scrappy young filmmaker’s shoestring odyssey through twelve warzones and across five continents; shown with Theo Angell’s “- – – -,” a pink and purple pulsating wonderwall of sensuous and fleshy video textures. At 7:30pm: Videomaker and
lady-made-movie-lady extraordinaire Miranda July jets into town to present the US premiere of her latest tape, NEST OF TENS, and selections from the latest Big Miss Moviola Co-Star Tape, I SAW BONES, curated by Rita Gonzalez, also in attendance. Works include: Naomi Uman’s REMOVED; Semefo’s BATHING THE BABY; Eva S. Aridjis’ documentary TAXIDERMY: THE ART OF IMITATING LIFE; and Kate Haug’s DEEP CREEP. Plus: an “audience interactive video experience” and a “secret surprise.” At 8pm: REALITY STYLING, including: Jonathan Green’s SUNDAY 10:42AM; Dennis Karsten’s KINGDOM OF POET O; Jason Blalock’s HIGH ROCKS; and Julie Morrison’s THE MAGNIFICENT ANDERSONS. At 9:15pm: SKATE OR DIE HARDER! New directions in skateboard cinema curated by Helen Stickler, featuring: Rick Charnoski’s SKATOPIA; Tara Cooper’s LIVE AND LET RIDE; Tobin Yelland’s THORN AND TOAD; and Coan Nichols and Rick Charnoski’s FRUIT OF THE VINE. At 9:45pm: SQUARE PEG, ROUND EYE, including: Enda Hughes’s COMM RAID ON THE POTEMKIN; Scott Beveridge’s QUIVER; Relah Eckstein’s LUCY’S DREAM; James Schneider’s MEDIAN STRIP; Carl Wiedermann’s A PRIMER FOR DENTAL EXTRACTION; Jeff Warrington’s THE FLOCCULUS; and Naoko Nozawa’s MONK FISH DREAM. At 11pm: LIQUID SKY (Slava Tsukerman, 1982): Filled
with synthesized rock, pink neon, day-glo birdlike hairstyles, robotic dancing, bizarre old-school video effects and angular drugged-out androgyny, LIQUID SKY may be the definitive vision of our then-edgy East Village in the early 80s. Director Slava Tsuckerman and co-writer/actor Nina Kerova in attendance. At 11:30pm: RAW AND READY, including: Carey Burtt’s THE DEATH OF SEX; Nick Zedd’s ECSTASY IN ENTROPY; Gritt Uldall-Jessen’s FEMMINIST FATALES; Andrej Velikanova and Julia Velikanova’s SOME LIKE IT WITHOUT SUGAR, LANGUAGE SIGN DUALITY IS
ASYMMETRICAL and TERMINATOR III; Mark Hejnar’s JEFF; and Shawn Durr’s MEAT F****R. Festival screenings take place at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street, New York City. For more information, call the festival hotline at (212) 252-3845.

3/10
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
KEVIN JAMES: THE PORTRAITS PROJECT

8pm: Composer Kevin James returns to The Kitchen with new selections from THE PORTRAITS PROJECT, a moving and provocative large-scale composition giving voice to New York City’s homeless community. For more details, see March 9.

3/10
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
KYLE DECAMP: OUT OF BREATH

10pm: Jean Seberg (1938-79): Female cultural sacrifice or author of her own existence? In OUT OF BREATH performer Kyle deCamp delves into the elusive life of American actress Jean Seberg to explore contemporary issues of private life and public persona. For more details, see March 8.

3/10
Seattle, Washington: 911 Media Arts Center
http://www.911media.org/
IRISH REELS FESTIVAL: DAY 4

7 and 9pm: Liam O’ Mochain’s feature THE BOOK THAT WROTE ITSELF. Vincent Macken believes he has written the best post-modern novel ever, The Daughter of Conn, a Celtic quest saga set somewhere in Ireland 200 years ago. Vincent overhears literary agents ridiculing his piece of literature and vows to prove to his detractors that the story is a feasible one in any time. Liam Ó Móchain will be available for post-screening discussion and Q&A. Shown with Jason Forde’s short LOVER’S LEAP. These screenings will be held at the Seattle Art Museum 100 University Street, Seattle. For more information, call 911 Media Arts Center at (206) 682-6552.

3/10
Vancouver, British Columbia: Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
THE JOHNNY LEGEND PSYCHOTRONIC FILM FESTIVAL: WRESTLING WITH ANDY KAUFMANN

At 7:30pm: A screening of MY BREAKFAST WITH BLASSIE by Johnny Legend. At 9:30pm: A screening of I’M FROM HOLLYWOOD by Lynn Margulies. For more details, see March 9.

3/10
Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum
THE BLACK MARIA FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL

8pm: Black Maria comes to the Hirshhorn Museum of the Smithsonian Institution. For more details, see March 9.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2000

3/11
Buffalo, New York: Hallwalls
http://www.hallwalls.org
CINEMATIC CESSPOOL: KEVIN HEFFERNAN, PINK FLAMINGOS AND DIVINE TRASH

7:30pm: The second installment of the Cinematic Cesspool film series will feature a presentation by Kevin Heffernan, trash film scholar, writer and raconteur. The evening will include screenings of PINK FLAMINGOS (John Waters, 1972) and DIVINE TRASH (1997), a film about the making of John Waters’ PINK FLAMINGOS that Heffernan associate-produced and co-wrote. Hallwalls is located at 700 Main Street, Buffalo. For more information, call (716) 835-7362.

3/11
New York, New York: Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org
PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974: PROGRAM 1

3pm: Program 1 of the Guggenheim’s PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974 schedule. For more details, see March 8.

3/11
New York, New York: Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org
PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974: PROGRAM 2

7pm: Program 1 of the Guggenheim’s PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974 schedule. For more details, see March 9.

3/11
New York, New York: New York Underground Film Festival
http://www.nyuff.com
DAY 4

At noon: THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC, a panel discussion on music rights for independent filmmakers. At 1:15pm: RAW AND READY, including: Carey Burtt’s THE DEATH OF SEX; Nick Zedd’s ECSTASY IN ENTROPY; Gritt Uldall-Jessen’s FEMMINIST FATALES; Andrej Velikanova and Julia Velikanova’s SOME LIKE IT WITHOUT SUGAR, LANGUAGE SIGN DUALITY IS ASYMMETRICAL and TERMINATOR III; Mark Hejnar’s JEFF; and Shawn Durr’s MEAT F****R. At 2:15pm: Frank Pavich’s N.Y.H.C.: Hardcore, an offshoot of punk rock, can’t be found on the radio or on MTV. This is the rawest and realest thing out there. And here it is, N.Y.H.C., a fair and non-exploitive look at this underground phenomenon. 2:45pm: AMERICAN BOOTY, featuring: Robert Arnold’s MORPHOLOGY OF DESIRE; Tim Vierling’s THE WARHAUL; Tomo Shono-no’s PORNO INVADERS GAME; Jennifer and Amber Cluck’s PIGSKIN ORGASM; Theresa Dillon’s PRINCESS 2000: WHERE DID ALL THE LOVE GO?; Jesse Brown’s THE BIRTH OF CENTURY SAM; Usama Alshaibi’s DANCE HABIBI DANCE; Bob Judd’s JESSE HELMS IS CLEANING UP AMERICA; Noel Dowd’s HELLO KITTY; and Ethan Minsker’s THE BUSINESSMAN. At 4pm: James Fotopoulos’ TWO CATS and MIGRATING FORMS: the downbeat, stripped-down tale of a worn-out man and a slatternly woman engaging in a tense, tawdry affair beneath the all-seeing gaze of the man’s silent cat. At 4:30pm: FIST OF THE MONKEY GODS, including: Greg Pak’s THE PENNY MARSHALL PROJECT; Alex Cohn’s THE LITTLEST CIRCUS; Jamie Ruddy’s BORED TO PIECES; Robert Kennedy’s HI I’M STEVE; Alex Turner’s CHUCK; and Danny Plotnick’s SWINGERS’ SERENADE. At 5:45pm: Jasmine Dellal’s AMERICAN GYPSY, the first cinematic foray into the true world of the Gypsies, its complex history, and the story of one Romani family who chose to break the silence of a thousand-year tradition. At 6:15pm: VISION QUEST, including: Seth Price’s RECITALC; Louise Bourque’s FISSURES; Matt McCormick’s THE VYRONTONIN DECISION; Francois Miron’s THE QUEST; Deco Dawson’s FILM(KNOUT); Jeff Scher’s GRAND CENTRAL; and Matthew Harrison’s WRIST. At 7:30pm: Jason Rosette’s documentary BOOKWARS, a remarkable feature film that chronicles their lives and loves and their unique perspectives on life. At 8pm: THE LOOK OF WOW, including Paul Kell and Faisal Lutchmedial’s DO NOT RUIN YOUR CREDIT; Vernon Chatman’s MUCKAFURGASON: DREAMING ON A CLOUD; Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky’s LEE HAZLEWOOD IN NEW YORK; Brendan Conway’s THE BRADY LUNCH; Richard Morbid’s DUTY NICKELS; and Randy Bell and Justin Rice’s LOOK BACK, DON’T LOOK BACK. At 9:15pm: THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT, including: Bill Plympton’s SURPRISE CINEMA; Andrew Jeffrey Wright and Claire E. Rojas’ THE MANIPULATORS; Marcel DeJure’s BLOW ME; Bryan Boyce’s SPECIAL REPORT; Jeff Krulik’s OBSESSED WITH JEWS; and Steve Hall and Cathee Wilkins’ DEEP AFRICA. At 9:45pm: SMELLS LIKE TASTY, including: Martha Colburn’s SPIDERS IN LOVE AN ARACHNOGASMIC MUSICAL; John Tagamolila’s TIM AND ANDY FIGHT AND THEN GO BOWLING; Robert Banks’ EMBRYONIC; Reynold Reynolds and Patrick Jolley’s THE DROWNING ROOM; Kathleen Hanna and Sadie Benning’s AEROBICIDE; Xan Price’s NITWIT PREDELICK; Animal Charm’s TARGET and PRESERVE YOUR ESTATE; and David Wilson’s MAGIC CITY. At 11pm: William E. Jones’ FLUFF and Charles Brousseau-Fisher’s FROZEN HOT, one truly astouding and unforgettable cinematic experience. At 11:30pm: Bob Ray’s ROCK OPERA, a THC-reeking tale-tale set in the underground music scene of Austin, Texas. Festival screenings take place at the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at Second Street, New York City. For more information, call the festival hotline at (212) 252-3845.

3/11
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
KEVIN JAMES: THE PORTRAITS PROJECT

8pm: Composer Kevin James returns to The Kitchen with new selections from THE PORTRAITS PROJECT, a moving and provocative large-scale composition giving voice to New York City’s homeless community. For more details, see March 9.

3/11
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
KYLE DECAMP: OUT OF BREATH

10pm: Jean Seberg (1938-79): Female cultural sacrifice or author of her own existence? In OUT OF BREATH performer Kyle deCamp delves into the elusive life of American actress Jean Seberg to explore contemporary issues of private life and public persona. For more details, see March 8.

3/11
San Francisco, California: Other Cinema
http://www.othercinema.com/
PLATO AND TZARA À LA FILMSTRIP + LO-TECH

8:30pm: Believe it or not, Edgar Um and J. Fox of Pittsburgh’s Future Illogical Association have created 35mm filmstrip versions of 2 theatre classics, Plato’s SYMPOSIUM and Tzara’s THE FIRST CELESTIAL ADVENTURE OF MR. ANTI-PYRINE, FIRE-EXTINGUISHER, with music from members of Orgone. PLUS Lori Surfer and other dead-media artists, LORAX, and historical street-action footage. This screening will take place at Artists’ Television Access, 992 Valencia, San Francisco; for more information, call (415) 824-3890.

3/11
Seattle, Washington: 911 Media Arts Center
http://www.911media.org/
IRISH REELS FESTIVAL: FINAL DAY

4pm: SHORT REELS II, including Barry Dignam’s DREAM KITCHEN, Frankie McCafferty’s FLUSH, Audrey O’Reilly’s IN LOVING MEMORY, James T. Donnelly’s MORTICE, Enda Hughes’ COMM RAID ON THE POTEMKIN and ELSEWHERE, and Declan Recks’ BIG SWINGER. At 8pm: Sinead O’Brien’s documentary LUKE, a portrait of a complex, charismatic man, Luke Kelly of The Dubliners, for whom music went in hand with political consciousness. Introduced by local Irish traditional musician Conor Byrne. Shown with Audrey O’Reilly’s IN LOVING MEMORY and Kirsten Sheridan’s THE CASE OF MAJELLA MCGINTY. After final screening: Closing night party at Tir na N-Og. The above screenings will be held at the Seattle Art Museum 100 University Street, Seattle. For more information, call 911 Media Arts Center at (206) 682-6552.

3/11
Vancouver, British Columbia: Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
THE JOHNNY LEGEND PSYCHOTRONIC FILM FESTIVAL: DRUGS AND ROCK’N’ROLL

Film-maker, writer, wrestling manager, actor, archivist and auteur Johnny Legend appears in person to introduce every show with his own unique link to the films being screened! At 7:30pm: THE T.A.M.I SHOW with rare missing footage! The ultimate rock n’ roll movie produced in Electrovision and presented here in a pristine 16mm print. An all-star show featuring Gerry and the Pacemakers, Chuck Berry, hosts Jan and Dean, Lesley Gore (“It’s My Party”), and Motown greats Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, and The Supremes. The Rolling Stones and an insane James Brown performance round out this ultra-rare classic of live music film. Tonight will also feature the long unavailable original Beach Boys footage on video which was originally cut out, reunited with the film for the first time! Plus: TEENAGE CRUSADES, A ’60s right-wing religious teen hysteria short, and a rare WHERE THE ACTION IS episode! At 9:30pm: HELL, AMERICAN STYLE. A bizarre mix of shorts including the story of starry-eyed girls coming to Hollywood in the early ’50s and ending up in bondage and sleaze; THE BIG ROD, a classic early ’50s hot rod psycho DRAGNET episode; OZZIE’S GIRLS, the never-televised pilot for the astounding series starring Ozzie and Harriet in which the Nelsons replace David and Ricky with two hip black and white college chicks; and Sonny Bono’s MARIJUANA which was shown in schools and community centers in the ’60s (which Legend naturally attended). Plus: TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP OUT: Don’t miss this rare chance to see the only existing copy of the Timothy Leary classic! This screening is at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more information, call (604) 878-3366.

SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2000

3/12
Atlanta, Georgia: Image Film and Video Center
http://www.imagefv.org/
IT’S PSYCHOTRONIC! THE BEST OF MICROCINEFEST

8pm, :, Skizz Cyzyk, founder and director of MicroCineFest, held each fall in Baltimore, will be on hand to present the best of this annual underground festival showcasing ambitious, low-budget, DIY, films and videos from all over the world. Films include: Jay Edwards’ PROJECT: TIKI PUKA PUKA, a sci-fi spoof about a routine space mission commandeered by a mad scientist who convinces the crew to go to a tropical planet inhabited by scantily-clad women and monsters; Todd Rohal’s KNUCKLEFACE JONES, about a hapless trombone player becomes a new kind of folk hero; Geoff Marslett’s MONKEY VS. ROBOT, a way-cool animated music; and Cyzyk’s own 4 FILMS IN FIVE MINUTES: A TRILOGY. All seats $3. This event will be held at The Earl, 448 Flat Shoals Avenue in East Atlanta. For more information, call the Center at (404) 352-4225.

3/12
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
EXPERIMENTAL WORKS @ BERKELEY

5:30pm: Artists in person. Curated by Maryam Kashani and Jesse Rankin. Tonight’s program reveals the possibilities of film and video as explored by Berkeley students from numerous disciplines. Selected from works completed in Film (Avant-Garde Cinema and the Language of Cinema), Art Practice, and Visual Studies classes, these films and videos engage the technologies of their respective mediums, challenging the traditional representations of film, photography, video, and sound. The ongoing dialogue regarding film and form encounters modern elements in the creations of these young dire

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