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This week March 12 – 19, 2000 in avant garde cinema. Send your event announcements and subscription requests to Craig Fischer at
fischercj@conrad.appstate.edu.

Events are sorted alphabetically BY CITY within each DATE.

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 directors. The ever-presence of technology and
digital media in today’s society does not go unnoticed as this program of
student works juxtaposes turntables and photographs (THIS IS NOT A MOVIE by
Laurie Thomas), color and spirituality (FRINGE by Roxanne MacNeil), and
found footage and science (INFECTED MEMORY by Jesse Watt). Experimenting
with production and presentation, documentation and recreation, and sound
and visual aesthetics, these student artists explore the difficulties and
the treasures of these representational modes. A program handout with full
listings of films and videos to be shown will be available on the evening
of the program. The Pacific Film Archive is located at 2575 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 642-5249.

3/12
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
WOMEN IN THE AVANT-GARDE: MUSIDORA AND GERMAINE KRULL
3:30pm: Bruce Loeb on piano. Musidora, the actress we know as Irma Vep in
LES VAMPIRES, spoofs her own celebrity and femme fatalism in LA TERRE DES
TAUREAUX (LAND OF THE BULLS, 1924), which she directed. More a delightful
excercise in self-reflexivity than narcissism, the film has the star as
filmmaker/adventurer journeying to Andalusia to watch the bulls (from a
respectful distance) and the bullfighters, scouting for a star for her
movie. Germaine Krull, the intriguing French photographer whose work is
currently on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, made two short
films: SIX POUR DIX FRANCS (1930) and IL PARTIT POUR UN LONG VOYAGE (1932).
SIX FOR TEN FRANCS is the ad of an itinerant photographer who lands a most
difficult gig-photographing a bride and groom in a hilly village fraught
with perils, while the wedding guests patiently wait. The film is at once
starkly photographic and comic in a René Clair vein. IL PARTIT tells of a
young boy’s dream of travel, embodied in a barge on which he longs to stow
away; he finally gives up everything (that is, homework) to do so.
Exercises in visual storytelling, both films are strikingly beautiful as
befits this photographer. The Pacific Film Archive is located at 2575
Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 642-5249.

3/12
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.

3/12
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.

3/12
Los Angeles, California: Filmforum
http://www.filmforum.org/
WORKS BY JAMES BENNING
7pm: Tonight Filmforum features works by James Benning. Filmforum takes
place at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), 6522 Hollywood
Boulevard (at Wilcox), Hollywood. For more information, call (323)
526-2911.

3/12
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
5pm: 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.

3/12
New York, New York: La Vista Downtown Cinema Club
http://www.nationalprojects.com/lavista/index.html
MEMORIES OF UNDERDEVELOPMENT (1968)
7:30pm: Through documentary footage, the “collective consciousness” of the
revolutionary process is depicted in the new Cuban society of the
mid-sixties. The bourgeois class, European intellectual culture, and
alienation offer the pop hook synopsis for this lone island in the sea. La
Vista is located at 303 East 8th Street, New York City, and admission is
free.

3/12
New York, New York: New York Underground Film Festival
http://www.nyuff.com
DAY 5
At noon: WHAT THE FUCK’S UP WITH THIS ONLINE SHIT?, a panel discussion on
online exhibition and distribution of independent film. At 2:15pm: SONIC
FRAGMENTS: THE POETICS OF DIGITAL FRAGMENTATION by Ian Kerkhof, Frank
Scheffer, Micha Klein, Alexander Oey, Miriam Kruishoop, Rob Schroder and
Joost Rekveld. Producer Frank Scheffer assembled a group of artists from
diverse backgrounds (experimental, feature and documentary filmmaking, TV
production, graphic design, fine art and veejaying) to re-mix and
re-assemble a pair of earlier video works. At 2:45 Justin Mitchell’s SONGS
FOR CASSAVETES, a document of the underground bands making music in the
wake of the alternative media explosion of the early nineties. At 4pm:
Philipp Virus: Digital Hardcore Retrospective (1994-1999). Director in
attendance. To say that Philipp Virus simply “makes music videos” is like
saying that Charles Manson “had a magnetic personality.” Longtime
collaborator with Alec Empire, Atari Teenage Riot and other Digital
Hardcore artists, this crafty young Kraut has a killer knack for mixing and
warping his images into both relentless pixel-driven blitzkriegs and soft
electro-atmospheric visual environments. At 4:30pm: CHEAP US BEAUTIFUL,
including: Hayley Downs’ COLESLAW WRESTLING; Savin Yeatman-Eiffel’s SQUAT;
David Schmoeller’s PLEASE KILL MR. KINSKI; Nina Rota’s WHO NEEDS HOLLYWOOD!
THE STORY OF VIDEO PIONEER JOHN DOOR AND EZTV; and Meg Hanna’s SURFACE
2043. 5:45pm: Todd Verow’s ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Antimatter (Philly) is
the queen of nothing, the ruler of nowhere, but can you put her up for the
night? Drifting through the Lower East Side like the death-rattle echoes of
rock and roll, she’s on a desperate, desolate mission to get her band
together and finally conquer something, anything. 6:15pm: Andrew Lampert
and Moira Tierney’s TIGER ME BOLLIX, Jennet Thomas’s 4 WAYS HE TRIED TO
TELL YOU and Deborah Stratman’s THE BLVD, a documentary about lifestyle of
street drag racing in Chicago. At 7:30pm: Jeff Krulik presents THE SCOTT
AND GARY SHOW, an ahead-of-its time NYC public access spectacle. At 8pm:
Robert Stoetzel’s STANDARD INDUSTRY and Craig Baldwin’s SPECTRES OF THE
SPECTRUM, a futuristic fantasy found-footage narrative involving time
travel, millennial apocalypse, psychic warfare and space
travel-via-Airstream-trailer. At 9:15pm: Esther Bell’s GODASS, a dark
coming-of-age comedy about how having a gay father can be the least of a
girl’s problems. 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.

3/12
Rochester, New York : George Eastman House
http://www.eastman.org
WOMEN OF THE WALL (1999)
3:30pm: In 1996 Faye Lederman left New York City for Jerusalem, hoping to
complete her thesis. There, moved by the ten-year struggle of a women’s
prayer group to worship at the Western Wall, she was compelled to tell
their story. Lederman interviews members of the group Nashot Hakotel, who,
despite threats on their lives, travel to the Wall, revealing passions only
intensified by their plight. The screening will be followed by a panel
discussion coordinated by the Jewish Community Federation, directed by
Isobel Goldman. This screening will take place at the Dryden Theater at the
George Eastman House, 900 East Avenue Rochester, NY. For more information,
call (716) 271-4090.

3/12
San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
http://www.sfcinematheque.org
FROM CINE-POVERA TO CINE-SPOLVERARE: SOUND FILM PROPOSITIONS
7:30pm: Luis A. Recoder and Bruce McClure in person. In the in-between of
the instants that constitute the movies, Recoder and McClure have chosen to
demonstrate that the experience of both the optical and audio surface of
the sound film stubbornly defies the project of limits. The shutter
blankets the room in darkness, but vision persists; the ear, meanwhile, is
served an uninterrupted stream of energy. The evening’s program is
presented as a series of “propositions,” a form adopted by Recoder for his
screening, CINE-POVERA. McClure’s CINE-SPOLVERARE suggests the reprise of,
or return to, themes of the recent past, dusty, but not totally jejune.
Like a taffy pull, they seek to transform the material from a “somewhat
sticky, side-whiskered affair to a glistening crystal ribbon” composed of
stripes of different colors. Recoder and McClure propose a series of sound
film documents including: SILVER RECOVERY; VARIABLE DENSITY; and BRUCE
MCCLURE (by Recoder) and SUPERINCUMBENT #1; HOMUNCULUS; and LUIS A. RECODER
(by McClure). 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.

3/12
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.

3/12
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York: Ocularis
http://www.billburg.com/ocularis/
LAST MANGO IN DUBLIN AND THE GENERAL
7 and 9:30pm: A screening of LAST MANGO IN DUBLIN (Hugh Farley, 1999),
followed by THE GENERAL (John Boorman, 1998). 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 13, 2000

3/13
Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Deutsches Filmmuseum
http://www.deutsches-filmmuseum.de
CHROMATIC ARTICULATION: FILMS BY ARTHUR AND CORINNE CANTRILL: 1
8:30pm: Australian filmmakers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill will introduce a
program including 3-colour separation films filmed on hi-con and regular
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?), IVOR
PAINTS ARF ARF, and WATERFALL. 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, PAUSE BETWEEN FRAMES: single-frame
impressions of details, textures, colours, forms, around Ubud, in Bali, and
finishing on the stillness of a lotus pond. 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. Also AUTUMN STUDY: scenes in the house
and garden are filmed to suggest a tension between elegance and obsessive
repetition, underlined with repeated passages of music and garden sounds.
The Deutsches Filmmuseum is located at Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am
Main, Germany. For more information, e-mail info@deutsches-filmmuseum.de or
call ++49+69-212-38830.

3/13
New York, New York: Museum of Modern Art/Cineprobe
http://www.sirius.com/%7Esstark/org/moma/moma.html
NANCY ANDREWS
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. Filmmakers Nancy Andrews will introduce a program including:
AN EPIC FALLING BETWEEN THE CRACKS (1995): The film presents the voyages of
Frances Coco and her canine sidekick Lemuel as related by a documentary
filmmaker through film, animation, monologue, and song; and HEDWIG PAGE,
SEASIDE LIBRARIAN (1999): Page was born with an uncanny knowledge of
cataloguing. She could recite Dewey Decimal categories before she could
read. This is the story of the renowned librarian, collector, and inventor.
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.

3/13
New York, New York: The New York Underground Film Festival
http://www.nyuff.com
DAY 6
At 5:45pm: Deborah Stratman’s THE BLVD, a documentary about lifestyle of
street drag racing in Chicago. 6:15pm Justin Mitchell’s SONGS FOR
CASSAVETES, a document of the underground bands making music in the wake of
the alternative media explosion of the early nineties. 7:30pm: THAT’S
UNDERTAINMENT, 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. 8pm: 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. 9:15pm: 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. 9:45pm: 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. 11pm: Gordon Eriksen’s THE
LOVE MACHINE, a mock-doc feature about love, sex, the Internet and sex.
11:30pm: James Fotopoulos’ 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. 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.

3/13
Providence, Rhode Island: The Rhode Island School of Design
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 RISD Auditorium, One Canal Street,
Providence. For more information, call (401) 454-6100, Extension 6233.

3/13
Sydney, Australia: Side On Cafe
http://www.side-on.com.au
BEST OF THE REST FROM THE SIDE ON SHORT FILM AWARDS
From the Side On Short Film Awards, screenings of: BREAK AND ENTER by
Amanda Brotchie; OOPS by Mark Bellamy; THE THIEF CHI by Yen Oo; THE
OPTIMIST by Mark Lillis; THE HEAT, THE HUMIDITY by Denis Tupicoff; and
OPENING DAY by Luke Shanahan. Side On Cafe is located at 83 Parramatta Road
Annandale Sydney NSW. For more information, contact Luke at 9519 0055.

3/13
Vancouver, British Columbia: The Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
THE JOHNNY LEGEND PSYCHOTRONIC FILM FESTIVAL: WHERE THE HELL IS ARCH HALL,
JR.?
At 7:30pm: THE SADIST, a tense, manic and surprisingly plausible film based
on the late ’50s multi-state murder spree of teenager Charles Starkweather.
Arch Hall Jr. stars as the snivelling lunatic who terrorizes
stranded-on-the-roadside teachers. Directed and written by James Landis in
1963 (STAKEOUT) and shot by future Oscar winner Vilmos Zsigmond! At 9:30pm:
WILD GUITAR: A swinging youth rides into Hollywood to become an instant
teen idol, played yet again by Arch Hall, Jr. who belts out such must-hear
non-hits as “Yes, I Will”, “Wild Guitar”, “Twist Fever” and more! These
screenings are at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC,
Canada; for more information, call (604) 878-3366.

3/13
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York: Ocularis
http://www.billburg.com/ocularis/
INDEPENDENTS, GET YER IRISH UP!
8:30pm: A sampling of do-it-yerself avant-garde shorts by young Irish
filmmakers and international members of the Dublin-based film collective
SOLUS. “Low-budget, but serious,” contemplative, rockin’, atmospheric and
clever short films including works on video, Super 8 and 16mm. 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 14, 2000

3/14
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ann Arbor Film Festival
http://aafilmfest.org/
OPENING DAY
At 8pm: Screenings of: GRACE by Lorelei Pepi; THE VIROTONYN DECISION by
Matt McCormick; THE BOTTOMLESS CUP by Paul Bonner; SELF PORTRAIT by Travis
Wilkerson; SUNDAY AFTERNOON by Paul Charney and Marc Vogl; BLACKBIRDS by
Ken Paul Rosenthal; VISIT FROM OUTER SPACE by Sietske Tjallingii; KING OF
THE JEWS by Jay Rosenblatt; NUCOAT by Robert Levine; 3 FILMS by Thomas
Draschen; WHY I HATE BEES by Sarah Abbott; THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT DAUMIER
by Matthew Konicek; MY AMERICAN GRANDMOTHER by Aysha Ghazoul; STUPOR MUNDI
by Rock Ross; and OUTER SPACE by Peter Tscherkassky. This screening will be
held in the Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan. For
more information, e-mail Festival organizer Vicki Honeyman at
vicki@honeyman.org.

3/14
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
ROSEWATER AND JUNK
7:30pm: ROSEWATER (Kimi Takesue, U.S.). A solitary man struggles to
cultivate beauty in a desolate urban world. Combining experimental and
narrative techniques, ROSEWATER explores themes of masculinity, cultural
displacement, and assimilation in a postmodern setting. JUNK (Roddy Bogawa,
1999) is a love story on the verge of apocalypse. Two wandering creatures,
max r. and Christina, meet in a space where time is diffusing and the past,
present, and future seem to collapse into one another. max r. methodically
collects and categorizes urban debris; Christina lives for chance and
involves herself in radical acts. Love is theorized and located somewhere
between knowledge and revolution. Bogawa combines historical footage of an
optimistic future with elegant shots of desolate industrial landscapes,
tumultuous weather patterns, and surveillance imagery. Strange mechanical
sounds and an evocative music track are layered with the poetic images,
creating a visceral edge to the film. Bogawa, who will be present at this
screening, is influenced by both Godard and Warhol, as well as musical
groups such as Suicidal Tendencies and Codeine. The Pacific Film Archive is
located at 2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For more information, call (510)
642-5249.

3/14
Doylestown, Pennsylvania: County Theater
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 County Theater, 20 East State Street,
Doylestown, Pennsylvania. Or more information, call (215) 348-1878

3/14
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Cinema
http://www-cinema.slife.cornell.edu/
MARGARET MEAD PROGRAM 1: BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOUR AND AMERICAN GYPSY
7:30pm: Screenings of two films. BLACK AND WHITE IN COLOUR (Mira Erdevicki,
1999): Singer Vera Bila is a cult celebrity throughout Europe with a major
recording contract and sold-out performances in Paris and in Germany, yet
in her native Czech republic she is scorned because of her gypsy heritage.
She does not have a celebrity life as we understand it: she has little
money, buys second-hand clothing, and plays the slot machines. But she also
takes pride in her life and culture through her music, captured in this
poignant documentary. AMERICAN GYPSY: A STRANGER IN EVERYBODY’S LAND
(Jasmine Dellal, 1999): America is home to one million Roma (“Gypsies”)
whose rich culture has long been mysterious to outsiders and therefore
subject to many forms of discrimination. Shot over five years, the film
focuses on outspoken Romani leader Jimmy Marks, who led an impassioned and
high-profile civil rights battle against the police in Spokane, Washington.
This highly dramatic and insightful story reveals one of America’s most
hidden and misrepresented ethnic minorities. 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.

3/14
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
DANCE ON CAMERA SHOWCASE
7pm: The tenth in this ongoing showcase series will feature MEMORY,
choreographed by modern dancer Allyson Green with light sculpture and
direction by Peter Terezakis; Danny Buraczeski’s JAZZDANCE, as directed by
Dennis Diamond; Riho Katagiri’s HIGHER THAN HER WAYS; and DUNE DANCE, a
classic dance film starring Carolyn Brown and Sara Rudner, directed by Jim
Klotsy. The filmmakers and choreographers will introduce their films with
informal discussion led by Dance Film Association’s director Deirdre
Towers. DFA, a non-profit organization founded in 1956 by Susan Braun, is
dedicated to the promotion of dance films and has produced the annual Dance
On Camera Festival for 28 years. Video D Studios specializes in the
production of video dance. Anthology is located at 32 2nd Avenue, New York;
for more information, call (212) 505-5181.

3/14
New York, New York: Robert Beck Memorial Cinema
http://www.crosswinds.net/~rbmc
CHICAGO EYE AND EAR CONTROL #3: UN GRAND POMME
9pm: Ken Vandermark, Paula Froehle, and Patrick Friel (of Chicago
Filmmakers) organized this program of short, silent films by experimental
filmmakers, to be accompanied by the tuneful jazz stylings of Mr.
Vandermark and his orchestra. While he wont be here to accompany them,
somebody else will. Filmmakers to include: Hollie Lavenstein, Julie Murray,
Deborah Stratman, Kenny Eisenstein, Jeff Economy, Chris Sullivan, Heather
McAdams, Tom Palazzolo, Bea Bellino, James Otis, Amie Siegel, Lynne Sachs,
Paula Froehle, Ines Sommer, Scott Stark, Mark Street, Janie Geiser, Brian
Frye, David Gatten, Luis A. Recoder, Jeffrey Skoller, Steve Polta, Thomas
Gosser, Braden King, Carolyn Faber, Peggy Ahwesh, Jeanne Liotta and others.
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.

3/14
New York, New York: The New York Underground Film Festival
http://www.nyuff.com
FINAL DAY
At 5:45pm: 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. 7:30pm: CHEAP US BEAUTIFUL,
including: Hayley Downs’ COLESLAW WRESTLING; Savin Yeatman-Eiffel’s SQUAT;
David Schmoeller’s PLEASE KILL MR. KINSKI; Nina Rota’s WHO NEEDS HOLLYWOOD!
THE STORY OF VIDEO PIONEER JOHN DOOR AND EZTV; and Meg Hanna’s SURFACE
2043. 9:15pm: 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. 9:45pm: 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. 11pm: Shane Hawks’ atmospheric horror film EYES TO HEAVEN. 11:30pm:
Todd Verow’s ONCE AND FUTURE QUEEN: Antimatter (Philly) is the queen of
nothing, the ruler of nowhere, but can you put her up for the night?
Drifting through the Lower East Side like the death-rattle echoes of rock
and roll, she’s on a desperate, desolate mission to get her band together
and finally conquer something, anything. 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.

3/14
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh Filmmakers
http://www.pghfilmmakers.org/
FILM KITCHEN
8pm: This series of screenings, held on the second Tuesday of every month,
is a presentation of short film and video works by local artists.
Highlights for this month include works by Susan Halpern, Tim Kaulen and
Devin K. Turner. This screening will be held in the Melwood Screening Room,
477 Melwood Avenue, North Oakland, Pennsylvania. A 7pm reception will
precede the 8pm screening. For more information, call (412) 682-4111.

3/14
Reading, Pennsylvania: Berks
http://www.elecsp.com/bfminc/bfminc.htm
IRA COHEN IN PERSON
8pm: In addition to making films, Ira Cohen (NYC) is a photographer
(“Looking at your pictures is like looking through butterfly wings,” said
Jimi Hendrix) who has shown and published his work widely, has been an
editor of some of our most important writers (e.g., GNAOUA which featured
William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Jack Smith), was the publisher of THE
HASHISH COOKBOOK under the name of Panama Rose, and is a poet of
considerable reputation. These are but a few of Cohen’s numerous
accomplishments. As a filmmaker he produced PARADISE NOW IN AMERIKA, a film
of the Living Theater’s historic 1968 American tour, and he directed and
starred in THE INVASION OF THUNDERBOLT PAGODA (1968), which features his
mylar photography and was recently included in the Whitney Museum’s “The
American Century: Art and Culture” exhibit. The work he will introduce and
show tonight, KINGS WITH STRAW MATS (1986), is a feature-length video
documentary of the Hardwar Kumh Mela, a festive gathering of Indian holy
men. It is a truly inspired lyrical document that goes way beyond exotic
objectification into the realm of mystical celebration. 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.

3/14
Vancouver, British Columbia: The Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
THE JOHNNY LEGEND PSYCHOTRONIC FILM FESTIVAL: BLOOD AND ORGIES!
At 7:30pm: 2000 MANIACS, cult director Herschell Gordon Lewis’ truly
watchable follow up to BLOOD FEAST starring Thomas Wood and Connie Mason
features a Civil War ghost town which lures unsuspecting Yankee tourist to
their centennial festival. Featuring axe-chopping, boulder-crushing and
more. Truly gruesome fun that will make you think twice about taking any of
those country backroads ever again! At 9:30pm: YOUNG HOT AND NASTY: TEENAGE
CRUISERS: a special screening of Johnny Legend’s own teenage ex-rated rock
and roll movie with music by Billy Zoom, Wild Man Tony Kahn, Ray Campy,
Johnny Legend, and all the old roll ‘n’ rock artists. The film stars
Serena, Johnny Legend and John Holmes and is best described as a weird
AMERICAN HOT WAX meets AMERICAN GRAFFITI with (gasp) hardcore scenes.
Highly regarded in the genre and the first of its kind! And INSIDE JOHNNY
LEGEND: X-rated exploits, home movie orgies, recent TV appearances with
Tarantino and more bits you won’t believe! These screenings are at the
Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more
information, call (604) 878-3366.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15, 2000

3/15
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ann Arbor Film Festival
http://aafilmfest.org/
DAY 2
At 3pm: An Awards Juror Screening, featuring the following films by Portia
Cobb: HOMECOMINGS: PLACES LEFT BEHIND (1998); PAUL IN THE WINDOW (1997);
DON’T HURRY BACK (1996); EXHAUSTED (1997); SNOW IN TIME (1997); and SELF
PORTRAIT: NO REST… FOR THE WEARY (1995). At 7pm: EULOGY/OBVERSE by Ryan
Feldman, X, THE BABY CINEMA by Robert C. Banks Jr., INCANTATION by Cara
Morton, WATER CURE by Michael Annus, EQUATIONS by Christine Murray,
SERENADE by Nadia Roden, MUKTIKARA by Jeanne Liotta , IOTA by Carolyn Faber
and EL ESPIRITIU DE MI MAMA (SPIRIT OF MY MOTHER) by Ali Allie. At 9:30pm:
IN MEMORY by Abraham Ravett, MADAME D.J. by Johanna Hibbard , PEOPLE LIKE
US by Wendy Popadynetz, LIMINAL LIGHT by Michael Bederson, CONFEDERATION
PARK by Bill Brown, PINPOINT by Ya-nan Chou and FINE PAIN by Carl Brown.
These screenings will be held in the Michigan Theater, 603 East Liberty,
Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, e-mail Festival organizer Vicki
Honeyman at vicki@honeyman.org.

3/15
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
FIRST PERSON PLURAL
7:30pm: Jean Cheng: “In 1966, at the age of nine, Deann Borshay came to the
United States as one of tens of thousands of children adopted by white
American families after the Korean War. She arrived at San Francisco
International Airport confused, alone, unable to speak English, and was
instantly swept away to the manicured lawns of suburban California, her
home for the next thirty years. Her adoptive family had been told she was
an orphan named Cha Jung Hee, with whom they had developed a relationship
through letters. She was, in fact, a look-alike named Kang Ok Jin, sent
when the other girl’s mother abruptly changed her mind. Jung Hee/Ok Jin
eventually became the young American Deann Borshay and no one knew the
difference. Borshay’s debut film is a personal documentary exploring the
complicated landscape of assimilation, cultural difference, and mistaken
identity. Drawing upon original and archival material-including extensive
8mm home movies documenting everything from her arrival in the U.S. to
scenes from daily life, FIRST PERSON PLURAL traverses a difficult and
intimate terrain.” The Pacific Film Archive is located at 2575 Bancroft
Way, Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 642-5249.

3/15
Brooklyn, New York: Pratt Film Series
http://www.pratt.edu/prattfilms/news
DARK INTO DARK: VIDEOS BY CHARLEMAGNE PALESTINE, VITO ACCONCI, TONY OURSLER

8:30pm: Rarely seen psychodramatic videos from Palestine (RUNNING OUTBURST,
INTERNAL TANTRUM, DARK INTO DARK). “Movement and sound, as they relate to
the body and the voice, are the vehicles through which Palestine expels
internal energy.” Through the use of video as an extension of the body, the
viewer is both participant and voyeur. Acconci / Kathy Dillon’s PRYINGS is
a graphic exploration of the physical and psychological dynamics of male /
female interaction; a study in control, violation and resistance. The body
is a vehicle for a literal enactment of the desire for and resistance
against intimate contact. Oursler’s GRAND MAL is a sinister fable of
postmodern cultural malaise. His fantastic theater of the absurd creates an
eerie sense of displacement and disorientation. 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.

3/15
Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Deutsches Filmmuseum
http://www.deutsches-filmmuseum.de
CHROMATIC ARTICULATION: FILMS BY ARTHUR AND CORINNE CANTRILL: 2
8:30 pm: 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
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 GARDEN OF CHROMATIC DISTURBANCE (does colour
exist where there is no light?) and CITY OF CHROMATIC DISSOLUTION. Other
films are a series of single frame articulations, shot on Super 8 and
enlarged to 16mm, such as ARTICULATED IMAGE , discontinuous frame-by-frame
films of a banana palm lit by a decorative lead-light window, and PETUNIAS,
articulated by alternations between contrasting images, substitutions, and
play between sharp and soft focus. RAMAYANA / LEGONG is traditional
Balinese dance-drama filmed with time exposures on each frame, yielding
magical traces of golden light from the dancers, 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. The
Deutsches Filmmuseum is located at Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt am
Main, Germany. For more information, e-mail info@deutsches-filmmuseum.de or
call ++49+69-212-38830.

3/15
Houston, Texas: Aurora Picture Show
http://web.wt.net/~grover/aurora.htm
SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM: A NEW FILM BY CRAIG BALDWIN
8pm: Aurora Picture Show is proud to host American underground filmmaker
Craig Baldwin as he tours the country with his latest hyper-kinetic,
science-fiction collage film SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM (1999). The year is
2007. Yogi and Boo Boo, a telepathic father and daughter team, lead a group
of media outlaws in resistance against a corporate / governmental New
Electronic Order that threatens to use the earth’s magnetosphere to bulk
erase the brains of every human on the planet. The only way to save
humanity is to travel out into space, tracing the history of television
broadcasts back in time to uncover a secret lodged in an old episode of the
1950s series SCIENCE IN ACTION. Along the way, the development of
electronic telecommunications is recounted thorough the lives and
discoveries of science giants (Edison, Bell, and Tesla), as well as those
crushed or forgotten by corporate history, like Phil T. Farnsworth, the man
who invented television. A wildly energetic blend of science fiction and
science fact, Craig Baldwin’s epic collage film rifles through the trash
bins of our image-obsessed culture and pieces together a dossier on our
love affair with technology, projecting it into a dystopian future. The
film skims across genres as blithely as it appropriates images from the
detritus of high school instructional films, low-budget sci-fi and old
television broadcasts. A combination mad scientist and media archeologist,
Baldwin rarely takes his finger off the fast-forward button, creating an
obsessive, densely layered and intellectually challenging vision of
technology gone awry. The Aurora Picture Show is located at 800 Aurora
Street, Houston, Texas 77009. For more information, contact Andrea Grover
at grover@aurorapictureshow.org or (713) 868-2101.

3/15
Ithaca, New York: Cornell Cinema
http://www-cinema.slife.cornell.edu/
AN EVENING WITH JEN AND KEVIN MCCOY
7:15pm: Jennifer and Kevin McCoy, both graduates of the Electronic Arts
Program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are an artistic collaborative
team who have been making electronic art since 1990. Their projects include
single channel videotapes, interactive video installations and websites.
Tonight they will present and discuss a sampling of their cutting-edge
work, including their interactive video installation SMALL APPLIANCES,
about the role of technology in women’s lives. This screening will be held
at the Willard Straight Theater on Cornell’s campus, Ithaca. For more
information, call (607) 255-3522.

3/15
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Walker Art Center
http://www.walkerart.org/jsindex.html
WOMEN WITH VISION: SPOTLIGHT ON YVONNE WELBON
7pm: Yvonne Welbon in person. Chicago-based filmmaker and Northwestern
University Ph.D. candidate Welbon is an African-American lesbian who
emerged as a major voice in the film community during the 1990s. Her
autobiographical and biographical works explore issues of racism and
sexuality with a deeply personal perspective. The films to be shown tonight
include: MISSING RELATIONS (1994), a reenactment of a traumatic moment from
Welbon’s childhood; REMEMBERING WEI YI-FANG, REMEMBERING MYSELF… (1995),
Welbon’s meditation on living in Taiwan for six years; and LIVING WITH
PRIDE: RUTH ELLIS AT 100 (1999), a portrait of the oldest out
African-American lesbian, born July 23, 1899. 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.

3/15
New York, New York: Anthology Film Archives
http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/
NEW FILMMAKERS SERIES
7pm: Short films include Matt Nix’s MIKE FEENY’S SECRETS OF SUCCESS (1999),
Marc S. Lazard’s SOLITAIRE (1996) and Christopher Linn’s AMAZING ME (1999).
The feature presentation is Emanuele Crialese’s ONCE WE WERE STRANGERS
(1999). Filmmakers and their casts and crews will attend. Anthology is
located at 32 2nd Avenue, New York; for more information, call (212)
505-5181.

3/15
New York, New York: Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org
PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974: PROGRAM 3
6pm: 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 include WINDOW
(Ken Jacobs, 1964), MISSA OF ZEN (Nam June Paik with Jud Yalkut, 1967), 69
(Robert Breer, 1968), CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NOS. 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Nam June Paik
with Jud Yalkut, 1966-72), CINEMA METAPHYSIQUE NO. 5 (Nam June Paik with
Jud Yalkut, 1967), SIDE SEAT PAINTING SLIDES SOUND FILM (Michael Snow,
1970) and VERTICAL ROLL (Joan Jonas, 1972). 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.

3/15
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
MIRANDA JULY’S LOVE DIAMOND
8pm: Performance/multimedia artist Miranda July returns to New York with
her paranoid fable LOVE DIAMOND, a kaleidoscopic examination of love in all
its dimensions. Premiered at the 1999 New York Video Festival to critical
acclaim, this 90-minute “live movie” features performances by July and a
large cast of videos and slide projectors. Loosely based on July’s
experiences with a painful undiagnosed eye condition, LOVE DIAMOND delves
into a mother’s smothering love, bizarre dynamics of healing, and the
nature of alienation. Accompanied by the muted pulsing of Zac Love’s music,
July fluidly morphs from a 13-year old girl to a primped, frenetic
housewife to a love struck airline passenger. A tender, yet authoritative,
meditation on technology, language, and love. The Kitchen is located at 512
West 19th Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 255-5793.

3/15
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. 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. The Kitchen is located at 512 West
19th Street, New York City. For more information, call (212) 255-5793.

3/15
San Francisco, California: Film Arts Foundation
http://www.filmarts.org/
A WOK IN PROGRESS
7pm: A WOK IN PROGRESS is the third installment in a trilogy celebrating
food and one man’s journey to reconcile his Vietnamese cultural roots with
his present-day American life. In 1995, Paul Kwan suffered a debilitating
stroke during the making of the second film in the trilogy, PINS AND
NOODLES. The stroke left him without memory, speech and the use of his
right hand. Paul is convinced that the memories contained in food are the
key to rebuilding his life. His sister Diana, a recent Vietnamese immigrant
and struggling entrepreneur, sees food as the key to her economic survival
in America. With Paul’s help, Diana starts a small business to make and
market a chili sauce based on a family recipe. Together, they embark on a
journey that ultimately celebrates the power of food to heal and to teach.
This event will take place at the Kabuki Theater, 1881 Post Street, San
Francisco. For more information, call the Film Arts Foundation at (415)
255-4299.

3/15
San Francisco, California: San Francisco International Asian American Film
Festival
http://www.naatanet.org/festival
DEGREES OF VISCOSITY: EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO
6pm: Curated by Valerie Soe. This year’s program of work by Asian American
film and video artists ranges from the realities of the flesh to the
desires of the unconscious, using hand-processing, double-projections and
other significant sensory manipulations. Expect the unexpected in this
collection of personal work from the Asian American cutting edge. Works
will include DEGREE ZERO (Te-Shun Tseng, 1999), VISCOSITY (Audrey Chung,
1999), MUSIC TO WATCH GIRLS BY (Christine Cynne), NAMES (Stuart Gaffney,
2000), IMAGINING PLACE (Anita Chang, 1999) and INDUSTRIAL BODIES (Khmasea
Hoa Bristol, 1999). This event will take place at the AMC Kabuki Theater 8
Theater, 1881 Post Street at Fillmore in San Francisco. For ticket
information, call (415) 255-4299.

3/15
Vancouver, British Columbia: The Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
THE JOHNNY LEGEND PSYCHOTRONIC FILM FESTIVAL: WRESTLEZANIA!
At 7:30pm: ALIAS THE CHAMP, a super-rare exploitation film and fascinating
time capsule starring Gorgeous George, a popular and flamboyant wrestler of
the late ’40s and ’50s. Seems the Mob has framed the Gorgeous One for a
murder in the ring… Also stars the inimitable Tor Johnson in the only
known print in the world of this early ’50s wrestling classic. Plus:
Ultra-rare SUPERMAN, MUNSTERS and MR. MAGOO wrestling episodes! At 9:30pm:
THE WRESTLER: Starring Ed Asner and a young Ric Flair, this is a ‘70s
vintage classic with incredible scenes of ring action including Hard Boiled
Haggerty, Verne Gagne and Odd Job (from GOLDFINGER). Highlights of Johnny
Legend’s own wrestling, working with Dr. Graham, Johnny wrestles a woman,
early ’60s home movies of Johnny and Johnny Legend. These screenings are at
the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more
information, call (604) 878-3366.

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2000

3/16
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ann Arbor Film Festival
http://aafilmfest.org/
DAY 3
At 3pm: An Awards Juror Screening, featuring the following films by Ann
Marie Fleming: WAVING (1987); SO FAR SO (1992); YOU TAKE CARE NOW (1989);
MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME PEACHES (1994); NEW SHOES: AN INTERVIEW IN EXACTLY 5
MINUTES (1990); GREAT EXPECTATIONS (NOT WHAT YOU’RE THINKING) (1997);
PIONEERS OF X-RAY TECHNOLOGY (A FILM ABOUT GRANDPA) (1991); I LOVE MY WORK
(1994); PLEASURE FILM (AHMED’S STORY) (1995); AMF’S TIRESIAS (1998); and
IT’S ME, AGAIN (1993). At 7pm: WATER RITUAL by Izumi Hirayama, BUTTERFLY by
Doug Wolens, WOODS MARM by Nancy Andrews, FLIGHT by Guy Sherwin, THE ORANGE
TREE by David Moroski, NIPKOW TV by Christian Hossner Roesrath-Forsbach and
SINCERELY, JOE P. BEAR by Matt McCormick. At 9:30pm: A PRIMER FOR DENTAL
EXTRACTION by Carl Wiedemann, RESCUE IN CHINATOWN by Keiichi Kondoh,
HERZBLUT by Zachary Scheuren, DEGREE-ZERO by Te-Shun Tseng, THE MARCH by
Abraham Ravett, THOUGHT-CITY by Stefan Gruber, TWILIGHT PSALM II: WALKING
DISTANCE by Phil Solomon and ABANDONED DOLLS by Karl Staven. At 11pm:
NATIVE (BOOKS I.-VII.) By William Z. Richard, THE LIGHT IN OUR LIZARD
BELLIES by Sarah Abbott, GRAND CENTRAL by Jeff Scher, GARDEN WITHOUT
FLOWERS by Alyssa Sherwood, LESSON 9 by Mark Taylor, IMPORTED by Kevin
Everson, LAKE OF THE SPIRITS by Timoleon Wilkins and THIS IS FOR BETSY HALL
by Hope Hall Stanford. These screenings will be held in the Michigan
Theater, 603 East Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information,
e-mail Festival organizer Vicki Honeyman at vicki@honeyman.org.

3/16
Berkeley, California: Pacific Film Archive
http://www.uampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa/
TRINH T. MINH-HA: CINEMA INTERVAL AND SHOOT FOR THE CONTENTS
7pm: Trinh T. Minh-ha is a preeminent independent filmmaker and theorist on
film, feminism, and art, and Professor of Women’s Studies, Film Studies,
and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. In her writings and interviews, as well as in
her film scripts, Trinh explores what she describes as the “infinite
relation” of word to image. Minh-ha will read from her new book CINEMA
INTERVAL, a collection of recent conversations on film and art, music and
language, life and theory with several critics, as well as two film scripts
that deal with the shifting realities of China and Vietnam, and from DRAWN
FROM AFRICAN DWELLINGS, a book co-written with UC Berkeley Architecture
Professor Jean-Paul Bourdier. This reading will be followed by a screening
of SHOOT FOR THE CONTENTS (1991), Minh-ha’s poetic meditation on form and
content, word and image. SHOOT FOR THE CONTENTS builds its layers of
inquiry upon/around Chairman Mao’s principle of “letting a hundred flowers
blossom and a hundred schools of thought contend.” Trinh T. Minh-ha has
described the film as “an excursion into the maze of allegorical naming and
storytelling in China.” The Pacific Film Archive is located at 2575
Bancroft Way, Berkeley. For more information, call (510) 642-5249.

3/16
Buffalo, New York: Squeaky Wheel
http://www.squeaky.org/
CITYMORPH: DEMO OR DIE! FESTIVAL OF ELECTRONIC AND DIGITAL MEDIA: OPENING
NIGHT
8pm: Opening night of the CITYMORPH festival is a Squeaky Wheel fundraiser
/ concert, featuring performances by Colonel of Funk and Contra Bass, Pam
Swarts, Caroline Koebel, Tony Conrad, Data Over Voice and Allison Pipitone.
This event will take place at Nietzsches, 248 Allen Street in Buffalo. For
more information, call (716) 884- 7172.

3/16
Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard Film Archive
http://www.harvardfilmarchive.org/
ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID
7pm: Director Nina Davenport in person. ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID (Davenport,
2000) is an uncompromised, first-person view of the complicated life of a
young wedding videographer burdened by an overwhelming dread of never
getting married herself. Local filmmaker Nina Davenport is never shy with
her camera as she cross-examines failed love interests, interrogates
nervous brides, and captures the most private of discussions with her
amiable yet aimless current sweetheart. Returning throughout to inspiring
and revelatory visits with very old women who have chosen not to marry, the
film offers a unique meditation on the human desire for connection and a
subtle contemplation on the significance of capturing life on film. 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.

3/16
Minneapolis, Minnesota: Walker Art Center
http://www.walkerart.org/jsindex.html
WOMEN WITH VISION: CORPUS: A HOME MOVIE FOR SELENA, GOOD WORK (BEAU
TRAVAIL), AND 2 SECONDS
6pm: Three films that explore contemporary female identity: CORPUS: A HOME
MOVIE FOR SELENA (Lourdes Portillo, 1999), a study of the complex origins
of fans’ admiration and affection for Latin American pop singer Selena;
GOOD WORK (BEAU TRAVAIL) (Claire Denis, 1999), a poetic meditation on
masculinity and neocolonialism; and 2 SECONDS (Manon Briand, 1998), a study
of the bike courier subculture. 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.

3/16
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: “AMERIKA” (Anonymous, 1937), H.S.C. (Luther Price, 1990), HAROLD IS
GONE (Bill Stamets, 1987), NEW LEFT NOTE (Saul Levine, 1982), PATRIOTISM I
(Joyce Wieland, 1964) and PUBLIC DOMAIN (Vivian Ostrovsky, 1996). These
films make powerful political personal statements from the vantage point of
home movies, that is, they are clearly generated from home or daily life.
The program includes Levine’s remarkable portrait of late-1960s protest
activities in relation to his intimate personal life, Ostrovsky’s
clandestine portrait of crass urban street life, Wieland’s pointedly crude
satire of American patriotism, Stamets’s simple but affecting glimpse of
people grieving the loss of a civic leader, Price’s trenchant attack on
home consumerism, and an actual “home movie” of an American Nazi rally on
Staten Island in the late 1930s. 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.

3/16
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 15.

3/16
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
MIRANDA JULY’S LOVE DIAMOND
8pm: Performance/multimedia artist Miranda July returns to New York with
her paranoid fable LOVE DIAMOND, a kaleidoscopic examination of love in all
its dimensions. For more information, see March 15.

3/16
San Francisco, California: San Francisco Cinematheque
http://www.sfcinematheque.org
ELLIPTICAL TALES: RECENT WORK BY STEPHANIE BARBER AND NAOMI UMAN
7:30pm: Stephanie Barber and Naomi Uman in person. Tonight the Cinematheque
brings together two provocative and prolific young women filmmakers,
Milwaukee-based Stephanie Barber and San Diego-based Naomi Uman. Barber,
whose work we featured on our last two calendars, uses manipulated found
footage and sounds, animation and hand-processing, to make delicate
puzzle-like films which intrigue and delight, pieces which, “like music,
function as emotional landscapes, implied occurrences or scantily clad
stories” (Stephanie Barber). We will screen eight of her films, including
ANGUS MUSTANG, WOMAN STABBED TO DEATH, THEY INVENTED MACHINES, METRONOME,
PORNFILM and SHIPFILM. Uman, whose lovely hand-processed personal doc on a
rural Mexican family, LECHE, won several awards recently, will present
REMOVED, a manipulated porn film with the female figure bleached into
shadowy semi-existence, as well as some brand new work, and, time
permitting, LECHE. 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.

3/16
San Jose, California: Cine16
http://www.cine16.com/
PRAIRIE TALES
7pm: We know very little about the prairie, that vast, flat expanse of land
and sky that fits somewhere between the Rockies and the St. Lawrence.
Tonight’s films take us there so we can see for ourselves something about
the people who thrive, struggle, and sometimes die out there. MARGARET
LAURENCE: FIRST LADY OF MANAWAKA (Robert Duncan, 1978): Writer of STONE
ANGEL and THE DIVINERS, Laurence lost both parents by age 10, then lived
with her 82-year old mortician grandfather, and experience which left her
with a lifetime of nightmares. Duncan’s films on writers are insightful,
and this one provides a glimpse of past prairie life as well, in visits to
her childhood home of Neepawa, Manitoba. WOOD MOUNTAIN POEMS (Harvey Spak,
1978): Poet Andrew Suknaski, from Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan, writes about
the loneliness of the prairie, and his friends slowly shake their heads,
describing how he pursued a woman over hill and trail for months, and came
back empty-handed… GRAIN ELEVATOR (Charles Konowal, 1981): They dot the
landscape like huge tin prairie dogs, the only things visible for miles.
Occasionally one goes up like a rocket in a massive explosion that kills
durn near everyone, and those of us who whoosh by on the highway seldom
know why. This film takes us inside, to the dust and the noise and the
mystery. Cine 16 is held at the Agenda Restaurant and Lounge, 399 South
First Street, San Jose, California, and admission is free.

3/16
Upper Montclair, New Jersey: Montclair State University
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 Montclair State University’s Auditorium,
Calcia Fine Arts Building, Upper Montclair, New Jersey. For more
information, call (973) 655-7200.

3/16
Vancouver, British Columbia: The Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
EYE OF NEWT COLLECTIVE
8:30pm: Tonight, EON take the stage with an incredible arsenal of
big-screen midi-generated experimental image creations seamlessly blended
with their hypnotic and ambient-fused avant-garde audiocollage. EON
soundscapes will dive deep into the textures of an undulating swamp or a
melding of machinery, seamlessly interacting with saxophone, guitar, bass
and more. Triggering existing imagery and sound while creating spontaneous
audio and visuals on the fly, this show will entrance and mesmerize. On the
cutting edge of the growing local improvised music scene, EON features Masa
Anzai on Sax, Kelly Churko on Guitar, Stefan Smulovitz on Bass, and Andreas
Hernandez and Chris Kelly handling Samples and the Turntables. Also
featured tonight will be guest Butoh dancers integrated into the
performance. This event is at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell Street,
Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more information, call (604) 878-3366.

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2000

3/17
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ann Arbor Film Festival
http://aafilmfest.org/
DAY 4
At 3pm: An Awards Juror Screening, featuring the following films by
Matthias Muller: HOME STORIES (1990), ALPSEE (1994), SLEEPY HAVEN (1993),
SCATTERING STARS (1994), PENSAO GLOBO (1997), VACANCY (1998), PHOENIX TAPES
(1999) and WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME? At 7pm: THE PENFIELD ROAD by Diane
Kitchen, HUS by Inger Lise Hansen, I AM ALWAYS CONNECTED by Phillip Barker,
SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM by Craig Baldwin, MOUSEHOLES by Helen Hill and ST.
LOUISE by Thad Povey and the Scratch Film Junkies. At 9:30pm: THE DAY
STASHI RAN OUT OF HONEY by Sonia Bridge, THE QUEST by Francois Miron, FILM
IS by Gustav Deutsch and HER WINKING BLINKING SAUCER EYE by Sandy Loam. At
11pm: LUCY’S DREAM by Relah Eckstein, CHROMACYCLE by Devon Damonte, DIET
COKE MONTANA by Gene Bernofsky, FLIGHT OF THE STONE by Susanne
Horizon-Franzel, MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS by Jennifer Hardacker, BEHOLD THE
ASIAN: HOW ONE BECOMES WHAT ONE IS by James T. Hong and REMOVED by Naomi
Uman. These screenings will be held in the Michigan Theater, 603 East
Liberty, Ann Arbor, Michigan. For more information, e-mail Festival
organizer Vicki Honeyman at vicki@honeyman.org.

3/17
Chicago, Illinois: Chicago Filmmakers
http://www.chicagofilmmakers.org/
VIDEO ALCHEMY: WORKS BY JERRY ORR AND GARY ADLESTEIN
8pm: Jerry Orr and Gary Adlestein in Person! Since the early 1970’s,
Pennsylvania artists and co-founders of Berks Filmmakers Jerry Orr and Gary
Adlestein have each been producing a fascinating and distinctive body of
film and video work. Their recent videos explore a richness of color and
texture, not usually seen in this format, which creates a sense of mystery
and wonder appropriate to the portraiture, landscapes, and narratives found
in their work. Videos by Jerry Orr: SHRINES (1991), GHOST IN THE MACHINE
(1993), ECLIPSE (1995), STILLS (1998), GREAT ADVENTURE (1994), BALLON
D’ESSAI (1999), THE CREMATORIUM (1999), MOTHERS DAY (1994), AND UNEASY
PORTRAIT (1996). Videos by Gary Adlestein: CONCORD (1980/98), OLEY (1993),
WITCHWAY (1995), OUTSIDE IN (1995), DER TOD UND DAS MADCHEN (1996), SICILIA
(1999), AND TAORMINA / ETNA (1996). This event will be held in the Ferguson
Theater of Columbia College, 600 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago. Admission
is $6.00 general, $3.00 for Chicago Filmmakers members. For more
information, call Chicago Filmmakers at (773) 293-1447.

3/17
New York, New York: Guggenheim Museum
http://www.guggenheim.org
PAIK AND THE WORLDS OF FILM AND VIDEO, 1965-1974: PROGRAM 4
7pm: Tonight’s program will include SCIENCE FRICTION (Stan VanDerBeek,
1959), VIDEO TAPE STUDY NO. 3 (Nam June Paik with Jud Yalkut, 1967-69),
SUMMER ’68 (Norman Fruchter and John Douglas, 1969) and FOUR MORE YEARS
(TVTV, 1972). 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.

3/17
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 15.

3/17
New York, New York: The Kitchen
http://www.thekitchen.org
MIRANDA JULY’S LOVE DIAMOND
8pm: Performance/multimedia artist Miranda July returns to New York with
her paranoid fable LOVE DIAMOND, a kaleidoscopic examination of love in all
its dimensions. For more information, see March 15.

3/17
Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Pleasure Dome
http://home.ican.net/~pdome/
FINE PAIN: A FILM BY CARL BROWN
8pm: The master of alchemy returns to Pleasure Dome for the world premiere
of FINE PAIN (1999). This two-screen dual projector film extends Brown’s
use of chemically tortured celluloid to the breaking point. A collaboration
with his long-time sound colleague John Kamevaar, FINE PAIN is an extended
dialogue between image and sound, like a prolonged riff of free jazz
between two masters. The discordant tensions of this film will keep you on
the very edge of your seat, astonish you with the mesmerizing range of
colour and abstraction and the over-modulated sound vibrations. Join us for
a CD release party after the screening for John Kamevaar’s STARI,, NG IN THE
DARK: FROM THE SOUNDTRACKS OF CARL BROWN’S FILMS. 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.

3/17
Vancouver, British Columbia: The Blinding Light
http://www.blindinglight.com/
MULTIPLEX GRAND VOLUME 5
8:30pm: The Multiplex Users Group brings its first event of 2000 to the
Blinding Light!! and with it comes fresh futurist interpretations of the
Multiplex tactical plan. New relationships will unfold, by strategy and
chance between the ever misunderstood marriage of sound and light.
Impairamentalist expert Zero Squared will blast and bless samples and
pixels in a foray of digital madness; engineering consultant 5T-3V3 will
cross signals with triggers to dazzle and surprise and systems specialist
Loscil will digitally unite ambience and algorithms in efforts to
hypnotize. In keeping with the Multiplex tradition, new collaborators and
innovators will appear with unique interpretations of the Multiplex
aesthetic; the tactical and sometimes fortuitous use / misuse of
audio-visual technologies. This event is at the Blinding Light, 36 Powell
Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada; for more information, call (604) 878-3366.

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2000

3/18
Ann Arbor, Michigan: Ann Arbor Film Festival
http://aafilmfest.org/
DAY 5
At 2pm: MEDITATIONS ON REVOLUTION, PART II: THE SPACE IN BETWEEN by Robert
Fenz, SEVEN HOURS TO BURN by Shanti Thakur, MOXON’S MECHANICK EXERCISES,
OR, THE DOCTRINE OF HANDYWORKS APPLIED TO THE ART OF PRINTING by David
Gatten, TRANSLATIONS by Jen Sachs, REINVENTION by Sadia Shepard, SLENDER
EXISTENCE by Laura Murray, ACROSS by Cara Morton, MOTHERS OF ME by
Alexandra Grimanis, IF YOU STAND WITH YOUR BACK TO THE SLOWING OF THE SPEED
OF LIGHT IN WATER by Julie Murray, BLASPHEME by Yuen Chu, I’D LIKE THEM
(BETTER) IF THEY WERE RAINBOW by Travis Ryburn and FILTER BEDS by Guy
Sherwin. At 7pm: THE MANIPULATORS by Clare E Rojas and Andrew Jeffrey
Wright, BURNING CONTOUR MATRIX by Simon Tarr, PUMP by Abigail Severance,
RESTRICTED by Jay Rosenblatt BLUTRAUSCH (BLOODLUST) by Thorsten Fleisch,
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