Wed. 11/27 Tod Browning’s THE UNKNOWN with live score by Conner Gallaher!!

Exploded View presents Tucson’s desert psych mavens Liila (Conner Gallaher & Louise Le Hir) playing a live soundtrack to Tod Browning’s The Unknown (he also directed FREAKS), one of the strangest and most beautiful films of the silent eara. The Unknown features the great Lon Chaney as an armless knife thrower in an unrequited love triangle with circus girl, played by an 18 year old Joan Crawford, and a charismatic strongman. Come see this exquisite fusion of image and sound & past & present and the haunting sublime!

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* Co-sponsored by the Hanson Film Institute


Sat. 11/23
Ulrike Ottinger’s Under Snow

*co-sponsored by U of A’s Dept. of German Studies

In the Japanese region Echigo, the locals live with and under the heavy snowfall half
of the year. Because of this they have developed their own customs of everyday life,
festivals, and religious rituals. In a poetic way Ulrike Ottinger leads us into the reality
of the snow landscape with its beauty and austere living conditions, follows the
mythical tracks of the “gods of paths and roads” and mountain spirits, and places us
within the fairytale world of a beautiful fox and her lover.

View the Under Snow Trailer!

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Wed 11/20

WED. 11/20 Artists  Eisele & Johnson in person
EV presents the premiere of Kimi Eisele and Ben Johnson’s Rosemont Ours: a Field Guide , a dance film celebrating the plant and animal species that inhabit or migrate through the northern Santa Rita Mountains and are being endangered by the proposed open pit Rosemont Mine. Also, classic artist made dance films by Maya Deren, Norman Mclaren, Yvonne Rainer and Hilary Harris.


Friday 11/15
“Sound-Worlds” new works by Christopher Jette


“Sound-Worlds,” a presentation of two new works by Christopher Jette.

Twyping (C. Jette)

Twyping is an electronic composition that sonifies a stream of tweets, creating a sound-world based on the performative act of typing.

v->t->d (C. Jette and K. Thomas)

v->t->d is a two part composition for saxophone/laptop (part 1) and saxophone/guitar/drums (part 2). The two halves of the piece use the same material in order to create different sound-worlds. Kelland Thomas, saxophone; Angus Forbes, drums; Matt Mitchell, guitar. The piece will also feature live video processing by Javier Villegas and Angus Forbes.

Christopher Jette is a composer and new media artist living in the SF Bay Area. His compositions, both electronic and acoustic, investigate the intersection of humanity and modern technology. More information about his work can be found at



Wed, Oct 16
POLYSEXUAL DELIRIUM: Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures

WED 10/16
*co-sponsored by the U of A’s LGBT Institute.
Reviled, rioted over and banned as pornographic even as it was recognized by many as an unprecedented visionary masterpiece, Jack Smith’s Flaming Creatures (1963), tonight shown in beautifully restored 16mm print, is one of the most important and influential underground movies ever released in America. In Flaming Creatures, bodies entangle on the floor, and it’s difficult to distinguish one delirious being from another. Jack Smith is considered a visionary photographer, the founding father of performance art and a pioneer of transgressive queer cinema. In celebration of the film’s 50th anniversary and LGBT history month!!

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Sat, Oct 12

October 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
with Q & A with producer Brian Frye via Skype
Exploded View is proud to present the Tucson premiere of the raved about new documentary by Penny Lane and Brian Frye, OUR NIXON. Throughout Richard Nixon’s presidency, three of his top White House aides obsessively documented their experiences with
Super-8 home movie cameras. Young, idealistic and dedicated, they had no idea that a few years later they’d all be in prison. OUR NIXON is an all-archival documentary presenting those home movies for the first time, along with other rare footage, creating an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency as never seen before.

Wed, Oct 12
Blank City

Wed October 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The 1st of a 4 part documentary series on 70s & 80s NYC Underground culture
curated by Carl Hanni (Carl’s Cine Club).
Celine Danhier’s 2010 documentary about the underground film scene in downtown New York features rare, gritty footage of NYC from the era. Guerrilla filmmaking, music and visual art all collided in a hermetic cultural explosion we’re still sorting out three decades later. Includes remembrances by Jim Jarmusch, Amos Poe, Beth B, Thurston Moore and Lydia Lunch as well as clips from dozens of underground films.

Thanks for the great Grand Opening!

Algae & Tentacles 10-5
John and Hannah of Algae and Tentacles preform at our Grand Opening, doing an epic 5 hour set! A million thanks to them and everyone who came down to check out the space! It was a grand night!!