Open City Cinema presents: Lines of Perspective
Tues, Nov. 26th // Doors at 7pm
@RAW Gallery, 290 McDermot Ave.
A collection of short experimental studies on space, motion and the ever elusive lines of perspective that construct the world around us.
Please join Open City Cinema for this very special collection of classic and contemporary experimental works that investigate, question, tamper with and expose the concept we know as perspective.
Curated by Aaron Zeghers and Rhayne Vermette.
PROGRAM 1 // The Classics // 35min
Notes on a Triangle – René Jodoin
Cubits – Al Jarnow
Drill - Takashi Ito
Manipulating the T-Bar - Bruce Naumann
Free Radicals – Len Lye
Cellestial Navigations – Al Jarnow
PROGRAM 2 // Contemporaries // 40min
The Myth of Perspective – Ryan Hill
Line Postfixal – Christine Lucy Latimer
Iceland Spar – Alexander Stewart
Regina 25 – Gerald Saul
Ghostly - Maxime Corbeil-Perron
Underpass – Wendy Morgan
Bridge Study – Naren Willks
The Voice of God – Bernd Lützeler
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Open City Cinema is excited to host the 2013 Basement Media Festival, an annual traveling screening event showcasing contemporary low-fidelity experimental cinema. Equal parts glitched digital vidz, fuzzy VHS, and grimy 16mm film, this year’s screening ought to plz any connoisseur of experimental .MOVs.
Basement Media was conceived and is programmed by LJ Frezza + Nicholas Tamburo out of Brooklyn, NY.
Wingdings Love Letter, dir. Scott Fitzpatrick
Reciprocal Youth, dir. Jonathan Johnson
Cliffs Quarries Bridges and Dams, dir. Josh Hite
Ten S̶k̶i̶e̶s̶, dir. Clint Enns
I Can’t Wait to Meet You There, dir. Michael A. Morris
Fallout, dir. Paul Turano
Live Free or Die Hard (Project 12, 8 1/2), dir. Dirian Lyons
The Pool, dir. Christine Lucy Latimer
The Exploding Voice, dir. Allen Riley
Light In Extension, Absolute Domain, dir. Jon Perez
RAW Gallery, 290 McDermot Ave.
$5 / Doors @ 7:30 / Show @ 8:00
Open City Lite: Clifford presented in pristine VHS!!
We asked ourselves, since we’re screening these craptastic works of art, why not raise the bar and insist that they be screened on an antiquated format as well? We answered, why the hell not, VHS should do it.
So without further adieu, we bring you Clifford.
From Roger Ebert:
(Half a star out of a possible 4)
"A movie like this is a deep mystery. It asks the question: What went wrong? "Clifford" is not bad on the acting, directing or even writing levels. It fails on a deeper level still, the level of the underlying conception. Something about the material itself is profoundly not funny. Irredeemably not funny, so that it doesn’t matter what the actors do, because they are in a movie that should never have been made.
What we have here is a suitable case for deep cinematic analysis. I’d love to hear a symposium of veteran producers, marketing guys and exhibitors discuss this film. It’s not bad in any usual way. It’s bad in a new way all its own. There is something extraterrestrial about it, as if it’s based on the sense of humor of an alien race with a completely different relationship to the physical universe. The movie is so odd, it’s almost worth seeing just because we’ll never see anything like it again. I hope.”
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A film festival opening its curtains for the first time in Winnipeg this month aims to shine a light on the experimental and often avant-garde work of underground filmmakers. The guys behind Open City Cinema (OCC) series—who’ve been introducing Winnipeggers to experimental films for the last year—have collected around 50 works for the first annual Winnipeg Underground Film Festival (WUFF) June 14-16.
The inaugural Winnipeg Underground Film Festival features loads of short experimental films by Bryan Boyce, Salise Hughes, Jodie Mack; retrospectives of Jesse McLean and Paul Clipson; and lots more.