Wed 4/30
Zoom in on UK film art’s next big thing!

WED.  4/30 @ 7:30

In-person co-curator  Jamie Wyld, director of videoclub (UK)

Selected is a new collection of artists’ film and video touring the US in April/May 2014.
Chosen by the artists shortlisted for The Film London Jarman Award 2012, Selected brings together some of the best emerging film and video artists from the UK in a diverse program of new artists’ moving image.Shortlisted artists for the 2012 Film London Jarman Award – Brad Butler & Karen Mirza; Aura Satz; Ben Rivers; Benedict Drew; James Richards; Shezad Dawood; Nathaniel Mellors; Matt Stokes; Marcus Coates and Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead – have selected work by up-and-coming, fresh filmmaking talent, to develop an invigorating new programme of work.
Artists in the Selected 3 program include: Emma Alonze, Sophie Beresford, Nicholas Brooks, Mat Fleming, Piotr Krzymowski, Naheed Raza, Frances Scott, Daniel Shanken, Cheryl Simmons and Edward Thomasson.
Selected has been produced in partnership with videoclub and Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN).


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Sat 4/26

Experimental Media from TUCSON

SAT. 4/26 @ 7:30

Our first 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: Heather Gray, Tom Michelson, Nika Kaiser, Steev Hise & Adam Cooper Terán, Cathy de la Cruz, Claire Mirocha, Yuri Makino, Liz Burke, Gary Setzer, Manuel Abril, Jacob Bricca, Alex Von Bergen, Andrew Shuta, Angus Forbes, Rory O’Rear and more.

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Wed 4/23
Benjamin Smoke


WED.  4/23 * @7:30

Carl’s Cine Club

Filmed over ten years and released in 2000, Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen’s film, Benjamin Smoke documents the tortured life and career of the Atlanta based musician Robert Dickerson, aka Benjamin Smoke. Dickerson was a drug addicted, HIV positive gay misfit who died in 1991, and who fronted several local underground bands, including Smoke and the Opal Foxx Quartet. Filmed largely in and around the Cabbagetown neighborhood of Atlanta, the film profiles an artist who literally gave it all for his art.


SAT 4/19
OLD WEIRD AMERICA: MUSIC & BBQ!! Marissa Anderson + Babat Duag

Anderson(Portland) + Babat Duag featuring Ryne Warner(Ohioan)

SAT  4/19  BBQ at 6:00 Show starts at 7PM

Join us for an evening of juke joint merriment and street side BBQ as we welcome acclaimed finger style guitarist Marisa Anderson from Portland. Anderson’s recent album Mercury (Mississippi Records) was heralded by NPR as one of “5 New Guitar Records That Would Make John Fahey Proud” and called “brilliant” by Opening the show is Ohioan mastermind Ryne Warner’s new Moroccan psyc/drone guitar & banjo duo Babat Duag (with Jim Colby)!


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Wed 4/16
BURNING BUNGALOWS: Experimental Film & Animation on the Road From LA


WED 4/16 @ 7:30

3 Filmmakers in person!

The second part of our series investigating new work from regional hotbeds of experimental media. The artists write, “With a handmade mix of animation and live action on video, super 8, 16mm and 35mm slides we’re covering all the bases for an eclectic hour and 20 minutes.  The films tend toward an ethereal conjuring of spirits with a dystopian punk attitude.” Filmmakers Alee Peoples, Cosmo Serguson & Abby Banks will be here in person to present this unusual assortment of new work!


Sat 4/12
Michael Klier’s The Giant (Der Riese)


SAT. 4/12@ 7:30

Co-sponsored by U of A German Studies

Comprised entirely of material generated by surveillance cameras, Der Riese is a rhapsodic but ominous work depicting the world with a cold mechanical spirit. That nothing can escape the chill stare of surveillance is only the starting point of Klier’s tape. People come and go in public places-parks, department stores, banks, airports- like lifeless ciphers, unaware of the authoritarian stare of the camera. The flattened field of vision, black-and-white imagery, and sterile quality of the technology make the inhabitants of Der Riese emptied shadows. Lyrically constructed sequences unfold to the strains of Mahler and Wagner, adding an almost heroic mood to this dark work.


Sun 4/6
North African Film Festival: Women of the Maghreb


A selection of 5 films about women in North Africa

(This program was made possible, in part, through cooperation with Women’s Voices Now)

12.30pm Doors open; photography exhibit
1.00pm Introduction: Christian Sinclair, assistant director, UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies; and Hafsa Oubou, graduate student, UA School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies
1.10pm Women’s Voices Now promotional video (2m)
1.15pm The Daughter of Keltoum (Algeria, 2001, 106m)
3.15pm Avant-Propos (Tunisia, 2007, 16m)
3.35pm You Can Dream (Morocco, 27m)
4.10pm Behind (Morocco, 4m)
4.20pm Satin Rouge (Tunisia, 2002, 95m)

Sat 4/5
EXPLODED VIEW INVITATIONAL: The Altered Arizona Postcard Show

Opening @ 5:30 (free)

The common & diminutive canvas of the postcard is one that evokes a range of personal responses. Exploded View has invited Arizona artists from a wide range of disciplines and generations to transform, through any chosen means, a selection of Arizona postcards dating from the 50’s to the 90’s. Artists include Bill Mackey, Jeff Lownsbury, Eliza Adams, Michael Cadieux, Andy Burgess, Simon Donovan, Carrie Vonier, Lawrence Gipe, Jenny Day, Peter Young, R. Pinpole, Tom Walbank, Heather Gray, Barbara Penn, Angie Zielinski, Jocko Weyland, Dimitri Kosyrev, Laurie McKenna, Ben Todd, The Gloo Factory, and more. Also, the inauguration of our printed matter kiosk stocked with editions of this show’s postcards! Music by Lonesome Shack solo (Seattle)


Thurs 4/3
THE LIVES OF COPPER : Lucy Raven’s China Town

Thursday 4/3 @ 7:30

Artist Lucy Raven in person!

Over 7,000 photographs edited together create this experimental video that documents the global production of copper. Media artist, Lucy Raven’s journey begins in the open-pit copper mines of eastern Nevada. From there, she follows the raw material all the way to China, where it is processed, refined, and ultimately made into electrical wire. The seemingly simple story of copper is complicated by the economics of globalization, natural resource conservation, and nationalism.

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CULTURES UNDER ATTACK! Wounaan: A People of the Rainforest

SAT. 3/29 @ 7:30

Filmmaker Liz Kennedy in person!

Wounaan: A People of the Rainforest documents the rhythms and activities of daily life of the Wounaan, an indigenous tribe inhabiting the rainforest of the west coast of Colombia during the mid-sixties. The activities of a constructed day, through close-ups and candid moments, afford the viewer a unique glimpse into the cooperative and egalitarian nature of a subsistence culture based on agriculture and hunting and fishing. Since Wounaan, social life has recently been severely disrupted by capitalist violence, the film captures a critical historical moment.

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