THU 10/8 @ 7:30

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(Filmmaker/Curator Bryan Konefsky in person)

A program of Albuquerque-based Bryan Konefsky’s independent cinematic projects, including selections from Konefsky’s documentary on media scholar and visionary theorist, Gene Youngblood (author of the 1970 groundbreaking Expanded Cinema). Additionally, Konefsky presents works from Albuquerque’s Basement Films and the cutting edge film festival Experiments in Cinema. For Konefsky, “un-dependent” film/video artists are the modern day equivalent of the traveling troubadour, sharing the cultural news of the day in an un-mediated, first-person form. Come connect with our microcinema comrade for a guided tour of visionary New Mexico and it’s intersection with world media currents.

WED 9/ 30 @ 7:30
I Will Be Called Lucifer

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I Will Be Called Lucifer (Filmmaker, Anthony Buchanan in person!!)

Through a searing mixture of myth, biography, docu-fable, collage and fantasy, Anthony Buchanan’s essay film is an homage to Kenneth Anger, to creative rebels and to the great poets of Hollywood. It’s a love letter from a younger filmmaker to a mentor converging the many lives of Lucifer with the story of filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s troubled production of LUCIFER RISING. Robert Oppenheimer, JFK, Charles Manson, Dennis Hopper, Marilyn Monroe, Bobby Beausoleil and others surface in an experimental film which explores the consequences of seeking truth in archetypal narratives.

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Wed 9/23 @ 7:30
DISASTER! The Mystifying Works of J.G Ballard

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The Mystifying Works of J.G Ballard

(w/ Christopher Cokinos, Brad Schauer and Geoff Notkin in person! Live skype w/Juliette Lee)

Join poet, science fiction critic and nonfiction author Christopher Cokinos and his guests in a night of readings and films celebrating the work of visionary Sci-Fi writer, J.G. Ballard, including selections from CRASH and THE DROWNED WORLD.  Special screenings include the 1971 BBC hybrid video essay “Towards Crash”, a riveting BBC production called “Home,” based on the Ballard story “The Enormous Space,” and snippets from the disturbing film version of THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION.

Sat 8/22 @ 7pm
Stephen Jenkinson: Griefwalker Film Screening & Q&A

Griefwalker is a National Film Board of Canada feature documentary film, directed by Tim Wilson. It is a lyrical, poetic portrait of Stephen Jenkinson’s work with dying people. Filmed over a twelve year period, Griefwalker shows Jenkinson in teaching sessions with doctors and nurses, in counselling sessions with dying people and their families, and in meditative and often frank exchanges with the film’s director while paddling a birch bark canoe about the origins and consequences of his ideas for how we live and die.

Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, is Stephen Jenkinson’s new book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life. Published by North Atlantic Books. (March 2015)

This event is sponsored by Many Mouths One Stomach, producers of the All Souls Procession. Any proceeds will support the Procession.


TPAC New Works Showcase!


Date:         Thursday, May 21st
Location:  Exploded View Micro-Cinema located at 197 E Toole Ave
Time:         6:00 -7:30PM it’s free admission!

Please join us in this fast, fun evening as TPAC’s New Works Artist Project Awardees (2014-2015)
The artist will present their artwork in the realm of visual arts, sculpture, interdisciplinary arts, literature and playwriting.  Milta Ortiz presents a live excerpt from her docu-theater script Más, based on the banning of Mexican American studies in the Tucson Unified School District; David Sherman’s documentary film Son Blues explores the music and emerging consciousness of a young Tucson musician; Catherine Eyde explores the evolution of her paintings and drawings when she designedly invited her 8 year old daughter Aria into her art; Ben Johnson explores the ancient practice of honeybee domestication and the bond between humans and bees in an interdisciplinary work; Shloka Mangharam Ettna shares new illustrations from her mixed media children’s book Amalla Dreamypants Learns to Fly ; Adan Banuelos discusses his kinetic sculpture inspired by lowrider car culture; and based on news reports of the murders of 85 transgender people in recent years, TC Tolbert creates a series of erasure poems that examine the relationship between violence against trans people and the language used to represent them in the media.

The New Works Grant provides support to individual artists residing in Tucson and Pima County for projects that employ innovative approaches to art, while meeting the highest standards of excellence.

Photo credits (clockwise from top left):  Red Shoes, mixed media on canvas, by Catherine Eyde,  photo by Wilson Graham; Beekeeping, by Ben Johnson; mixed media illustration from the book  Amalla Dreamypants Learns to Fly, by Shloka Mangharam Ettna.


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Experimental Media from TUCSON

Our second annual showcase of experimental media from Tucson! Come see a burgeoning blowout of homespun excellence ranging from experimental animation to music videos to poetic meditations to multi-screen video performance. Featuring several premieres and including the work of: Nika Kaiser, Eli Burke, Steev Hise, Heather Gray, Adam Cooper-Terán, David Pike, Andrew Shuta, Wylwyn Reyes, Willie Magoogley, Bruce Caffrey, Serge J-F. Levy, Zeke Prebluda + Karl White, Kris Aman,  Sam Angiulo, Rebecca Barten, David Sherman & more!