ANOTHER EXPERIMENT BY WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL
(AXW for short)
GIVES WOMEN’S WORK A REAL TIME & SPACE IN NYC!!
New Filmmakers NY
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street, NYC ( F train to 2nd Ave )
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Wednesday, September 21
THUNDERBOLT; Heidi Phillips; Canada; 16MM to digi; 3:30
Light explodes out of the darkness engulfing a young woman as she tries to find her way through the storm.
OLD WEST LODGE; Heidi Phillips; CANADA; 16.00
DOP: Charles Venzon; Art Director: Chad Geisbrecht; Producer: Shelly Anthis; WNDX JURY PRIZE: BEST PRAIRIE WORK; Festival Nouveau Cinema MONTREAL
Set amidst drifts of snow in a desolate prairie winter, a weather-beaten lodge provides refuge for a disparate group of locals and travelers. Unlikely bonds form as each individual finds a way to move past isolation – freeing the lodge, and themselves, of the memories that haunt them.
THE GLASS THRESHOLD (El umbral de cristal); Ana Rodríguez León; Music: David Crespo; Sound: Carlos Padilla; Spain; digi; 25.00
In the city, people live together with the characters of the advertisement images universe. But, this apparently peaceful coexistence, starts to get disrupted when people and characters, start rivalry for the control of reality and of its fictions.
MERRY GO ROUND; Yuko Takebe; Japan/USA; Choreographed & videographed by Kristin Hatleberg and Joel Fritzon; 5.02
Merry Go Round Go Round Go Round…
We are born from nothing and nothing is our end.
Physicality is brief, painful.
Appearances may come and go, but our soul is unchanging.
Always jumping, searching, jumping, searching, in a circle.
FRIDAY MOSQUE; Azadeh Navai; BW/ Silent; Iran/USA; 7:43 |
A silent meditation on the Islamic prayer ritual, Namaaz, through motion–water is the core, but light is the cause. Shot on high-contrast black and white 16mm film, Azadeh Navai hand processes the negative and painstakingly contact-prints numerous foot-long strips of celluloid. The resulting image quivers and pulses. Enlarged film grain nearly obliterates the already abstracted image. There exists both a tension and serenity in the flickering frame. Every element is preparing for and anticipating the faithful soul that is summoned to the everyday practice. The silent tune of the calling, Azan, has overtaken.
Tuesday APRIL 26, 2016 — 6:00pm
FUN & GAMES
curated by Lili White
STOP by and meet filmmakers AUGUSTA PALMER (USA)
RHAYNE VERMETTE in from CANADA!
Ektacy; USA; Music: Chuck Metcalf 16MM to digi; 2.00
Ektacy is comprised of “orphaned” home movie footage (origins unknown) shot in 1958 and optically-printed in 2015. “Ektacy” is a neologism, a combination of “ecstacy” and “Ektachrome,” and suggests the elation and energy that this resilient but now discontinued film stock evoked.
Les Châssis de Lourdes; CANADA; optically printed 16MM to digi; 18 minutes
“…while many architects through their time have sought a ‘true house’ or a ‘true architecture’, their truth was something of the past and not so true in the present […] here architecture is a child of the sea, arose from its substance (architecture is always conceived from the interior)…” — Gio Ponti
At the age of 32, I finally ran away from home. Dramatically, I left with only my cat and copies of all the still and motion images taken by my father (these dating until the mid 1990s when he then passed his camera down to me). And while I unpacked the baggage of this surreal house coincidentally, back home, renovations were in order… Here, an architectural threnody is composed through a falsified genealogy of image making and various “true stories” of Lourdes. What time is it? No time to look back.
Kapr (a fish scale can hide a sun); FRANCE; 5.00
A short experimental lo-fi winter tale based on a Czech Christmas carp story. Grainy images, fugitives lights, ghostly faces, a snowy road, a night ballad, a party at night, fish scales hiding the sun, a strange ritual, crumbs of a dream. The soundtrack uses a famous translation tool to create a song, direct sounds from a Prague suburbs house where they keep a carp in the bathtub before cooking it, and a fragmented czech popular poem. Willingly not translated, the sound, as are images, is treated as an abstract material
PI KA CHU; with the Kids of Floridsdorf Vienna; Austria / France; 6:44
PI KA CHU is the title of an experimental 16mm film project, which has been realised with a group of children from the district of Floridsdorf in Vienna. The film is both a playful rehearsal and an ode to the realm of childhood as well as to a cinema, which embraces this very topic. The opening scene shows the casting of a girl, one of the children from the local school in Floridsdorf. A rhythmical montage subsequently presents a collection of the most diverse children’s plays, ranging from the traditional to the contemporary, from elaborate group activities to more individual and confined games, from counting-out rhymes to up to date songs and rhythms. Underpinned by repetitive voice-over-sequences, a pulsating and absorbing narrative stream unfolds like a carefully woven pattern
A is for Aye-Aye: an Abecedarian Adventure ; USA; 13:27
In this whimsical short film that combines live action with animation, a young girl brings a hundred years of images to life when she encounters the image of a mischievous lemur in the visual archives of the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection, an archive of over a million image clippings that celebrates its centennial in 2015.
CANNOT PREDICT NOW; USA; 4:38
Russ Johnson, Sound &Edit
Music excerpted from “Smoke” by Mara Helmuth and Rick VanMatre
CANNOT PREDICT NOW features a spherical form that continuously evolves to perform its function as a predictor of the future. A magic crystal soccer ball shatters to become a vessel in a tolijabee, a Korean birthday ritual. After a brief phase of capnomancy, or divination using smoke; a rotorelief/wheel-of-fortune emerges and spins out a vague prophecy
MORE THAN ONE; Taiwan; 4:11
Poem: Amang; sung by Lo Sirong; subtitles: Steven Bradbury
It’s a wonderful interaction and collaboration between a poet and a singer. Both are female. The singer read the poem, very touched, and made a melody to sing. When the poet heard it, she made a video poetry to celebrate the new elements.
Another Experiment by Women Film Festival promotes and screens moving images in any media, made by women, that encourage critical thinking and dialogue.
News & Screenings:
- Berger Nissen (Expanded Cinema Performance) June 13
- Olivia Ciummo & Tara Merenda Nelson in PSYCHIC PANIC
- underground film journal (dot) com
- Issue #2 NON/FICTIONS ISSUE of CANYON CINEMAGAZINE, featurCANYON CINEMAGAZINE’s article on AXW Panel Discussion by COURTNEY FELLON
- CLAUDIA SIEFEN’s film – BEEN WAITING FOR YOU SO LONG- at M°BA CENTRAAL from June 9 – July 21, 2013
- 12/7/12 – AMERICAN DREAMS / NIGHTMARES curated by Noe Kidder
- 12/ 8 /12- JOEY HUERTAS AKA JANE PUBLIC AND SUZANA STANKOVIC at Mono No Aware
- 12/13, 14,15 – Lynne Sachs’ “Your Day is My Night”