Wed 11/26
Blood Red Thanksgiving: SUSPERIA !!! Dario Argento’s Susperia with a live performance soundtrack by Eric Schlappi

Eric Schlappi will be presenting a live tribute to Goblin by covering and interpreting their original soundtrack to Suspiria with a full band of acoustic and electric instruments, analogue synthesizers and WITCHES. Tonight re-experience Susperia, the landmark horror fantasy from cult director Dario Argento- dubbed the Italian Hitchcock for his mastery of suspense. Jessica Harper plays a dancer at a German ballet school where witches prowl the corridors. The famous opening 20 minutes of this Snow White fairy tale (by way of Thomas De Quincey’s hallucinatory Confessions of an Opium Eater) are an unforgettable experience, and the whole film is a stunning combination of menacing Grand Guignol atmosphere, dazzling colours, gory violence, lush décor and pounding live remixing of the Goblin soundtrack.

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Sun 11/23
Jon Behrens: Exquisite Celluloid

Filmmaker Jon Behrens (Seattle) in person.

For more than 30 years Jon Behrens has worked as a film artist. Since the age of 16, Behrens has made well over 100 films of various lengths, subject matters and approaches, from documents of the early Seattle punk rock scene to poetic film experiments in which the celluloid film stock itself has been manipulated. Behrens has ceaselessly realized a practice of creating visually stunning films that combine painterly concerns with acute photographic observations. Behrens brings a new selection of recent 16mm films & videos to EV tonight.

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Wed 11/19
Dimitri Kozyrev presents Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker

In the first portion of the evening, acclaimed painter and expatriate, Dimitri Kozyrev will present a personal introduction to the great Russian director, Andrei Tarkovsky. Kozyrev will discuss his experience growing up in the USSR with the cinema of Tarkovsky, and the director’s continuing influence on his own painting practice. We will follow with a screening of Tarkovsky’s Stalker (1979). The film depicts an expedition to a mysterious site known as “The Zone”, which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person’s innermost desires. Exquisite in form (comprised of only 142 finely articulated shots), Stalker is a haunting masterwork that depicts a world of post-apocalyptic misery, a premonition of Chernobyl and Soviet disintegration. Stalker is arguably one of cinema’s purest articulation of the film as spiritual quest

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Wed 11/12
EXTREME JAPANESE TRANSGRESSION & FURRY FREAKOUTS!
Shūji Terayama’s Emperor Tomato Ketchup & Buppoosh

ama’s most challenging works, Emperor Tomato Ketchup is ostensibly about a young boy who is the emperor of a country in which children have overthrown the adults. This underground masterpiece startlingly attacks the taboo subjects of adolescent sexuality as well as the tyranny of both church and state. Lacking a conventional narrative, the film’s gritty, often over-exposed imagery at times resembles a home movie gone horribly wrong. Set in a dystopian Japan, its revolutionary gaze is as much sexual as it is political. Equal parts anarchy and poetry, Emperor Tomato Ketchup is Terayama using the cinematic canvas to create a work that is revolutionary in both form and spirit. Opening the show is Tucson’s own band of mysteriously costumed furry ambient aberrancy, Buppoosh!!

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Fri 11/7
Björk’s BIOPHILIA LIVE

Exclusive Event

$10 admission (no reservations….line up early…only 40 available seats!)

Exploded View is one of several hundred art spaces around the world (Sarajevo, Prague, Tokyo, Warsaw and Istanbul etc…) that have been chosen to premiere Bjork’s astonishing new multimedia concert film, BIOPHILIA LIVE. Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland’s film captures the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments – some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film has already been hailed as a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers. “There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work. But this is an extraordinary piece, perhaps more an opera, where Björk and drummer Manu Delago are at their virtuosic best. It’s utterly bonkers yet moving – especially a strange love song set to a mutating virus. “
- The Guardian

VIEW TRAILER HERE

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Wed 11/5
LO-FI FILM FESTIVAL with opening set by Prabjit Virdee

The Lo-Fi Film Festival, which is produced by Basement Media (Chicago), is a survey of contemporary artists working with low definition, low technology, and low fidelity motion picture techniques. LFFF is a celebration of the signal to noise ratio that underlies all media- of #fuzzy, #glitchy, + #grimy. Expect a fantastic opening set by local musical polymath Prabjit Virdee (Mute Swan, Union Pacific) setting the stage for a scratchy evening of lo-fi sonic & visual kulture!

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Sat 11/ 1
Bill Mackey’s REGRET AND RATIONALIZATION

6-9 pm, FREE

Art Installation Opening

Regret and Rationalization is a piece that uses sound, text, drawing, photography, and video to explore and portray the human aptitude to regret and rationalize at the individual and community level. Individually, we process this loop of regret and rationalization as we travel through the landscape (what else is there to do as we drive our cars, ride our bicycles, or take the trolley?). Collectively, the stories, policies and the subsequent built environment are supported by a public process of regret and rationalization.

Bill Mackey is the principal at Worker, Inc., a company that specializes in the production of architecture, exhibits, pamphlets, books, artworks and other ephemera. His main objective is to explore the psychological, cultural, physical, and political connections humans have to the physical landscape.

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Tues 10/28
Silent Film // Live Music: Salvador Dali & Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou

($10 admission)

Vicki Brown, Naim Amor & Connor Gallaher each perform a unique live score to Dali & Buñuel’s 1929 silent surrealist film classic, Un Chien Andalou. Come experience the most provocative and confrontational film of all times interpreted by 3 of Tucson’s finest musicians in the form of 3 unique soundtracks that will forever change your experience of the film. Tonight, experience 3 times the eye-slicing & ear thrilling wonder all presented in a 16mm film projection event!! At its Paris premiere, the 21 minute Chien caused a riot with it’s sexual and religious blasphemy! Almost 100 years past it’s making, the film remains a deeply mysterious, provocative and frighteningly beautiful framing of our collective dreamspun unconscious.

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Sun 10/26
RADIO URUGUAY: Mark Street’s Hasta Nunca.

Filmmaker Mark Street (Brooklyn) in person!

EV is thrilled to present the work of longtime compatriot, Mark Street, an always adventurous and insightful filmmaker with a practice that spans from experimental film to re-invented documentary and narrative forms. Street’s experimental narrative, Hasta Nunca follows Mario Ligetti, a middle aged hipster DJ who produces an underground radio show in Montevideo, Uruguay. On his show “Secrets and Stories”, he invites listeners to share their intimate thoughts with him and a live radio audience. The film is the product of a close collaboration between Street and an Uruguayan cast and crew, and lead actor Rufo Martínez, a real life DJ and television personality. Shot in cinéma vérité style, Hasta Nunca takes a deeper look at one of Latin America’s under represented countries, carefully touching upon local themes like the lingering effects of the dictatorship and the illegality of abortion. The film interweaves documentary and fiction, scripted narrative and improvisation, and is as much a portrait of Montevideo as it is the story of one of its chroniclers.

TRAILER IS HERE:

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Wed 10/22
William S. Burroughs at 100

‘William S. Burroughs at 100’ celebrates the life and work of the maverick writer and cultural agitator William Burroughs on the 2014 anniversary of his 100th birthday. Burroughs notorious sound / cut-ups / language virus work will be parsed by UA Assistant Professor and local musician John Melillo (Algae & Tentacles), with input from Exploded View associate curator Carl Hanni. Burroughs talk will be talked; Burroughs spoken word recordings will be played; books will be displayed; and films and videos will be shown.

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