THU 10/15 @ 7:30
END OF THE WORLD!
Iris Film Collective 16mm Film Tour

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(Vancouver filmmaker Ryder Thomas White in person)

Engaging DIY aesthetics and politics, Iris Film Collective presents eight of their new hand-processed b&w 16mm films with a collective theme addressing “the end of the world”. Iris writes, “… the sea levels rise, the magnetic poles switch, we face the mortality of ourselves and those we love and question ideas of identity, representation and time itself.” This unique program pushes the technical limits of motion picture film, imagination and collaboration.

IFC is a Vancouver-based group of independent artists creating, exhibiting and touring film-based works with the goal of increasing the visibility and accessibility of experimental media art. Above all, our interest in ciné film—actual celluloid—at a time when this medium is shifting to a post-industry model, is of key interest in all our pursuits.

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THURS 4/16
Queer Experimental Cinema 101

Early show——7:00 PM (free!)

Tonight, a screening of selected pivotal short works from the new and old history of queer experimental cinema, including films by Barbara Hammer, Kenneth Anger, Gina Carducci, Sadie Benning, Curt McDowell, and a special 16mm screening of Jack Smith’s newly restored lost homage to Maria/Mario Montez, Respectable Creatures!! Presented in conjunction with “Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson”: International Conference

 

 

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THURS 4/16
Queer Experimental Cinema 101

 Special early show……..7:00pm (free!)

Tonight, a screening of selected pivotal short works from the new and old history of queer experimental cinema, including films by Barbara Hammer, Kenneth Anger, Gina Carducci, Sadie Benning, Curt McDowell, and a special 16mm screening of Jack Smith’s newly restored lost homage to Maria/Mario Montez, Respectable Creatures!

Programmed by Rocket Blakston & David Sherman. Presented in conjunction with Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson, International Conference and UA Institute for LGBT Studies.

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ARCHITECTURE OF UPHEAVAL: City Symphonies of Dominic Angerame + Jazz Telephone !!

(Filmmaker in Person)

Celebrated experimental filmmaker Dominic Angerame (SF) makes a special appearance at Exploded View, screening his film cycle that explores the unprecedented change in the urban landscape of San Francisco. Chronicled in beautiful black & white celluloid, Angerame poetically questions the role of human labor and the unintended consequences of progress on a city in chaotic flux. Tonight we screen films in both 16mm and video, including Deconstruction Site and In The Course of Human Events. Opening the show and accompanying Angerame’s films Continuum & The State of Things is sax master Jeff Grubic’s Jazz Telephone!!

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Friday 3/27
ARCHITECTURE OF UPHEAVAL: City Symphonies of Dominic Angerame + Jazz Telephone !!

 (Filmmaker in Person)

Celebrated experimental filmmaker Dominic Angerame (SF) makes a special appearance at Exploded View, screening his film cycle that explores the unprecedented change in the urban landscape of San Francisco. Chronicled in beautiful black & white celluloid, Angerame poetically questions the role of human labor and the unintended consequences of progress on a city in chaotic flux. Tonight we screen films in both 16mm and video, including Deconstruction Site and In The Course of Human Events. Opening the show and accompanying Angerame’s films Continuum & The Soul of Things is sax master Jeff Grubic’s Jazz Telephone!!

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Wed 3/18
INDUSTRIAL FILMS // INDUSTRIAL MUSIC

It’s Dead Technology Night!

A celebration of media machines of times past! Witness the analog & mechanical sound musings of Igloo Martian, Purity of Essence, Jonathan Ray, Prabjit Virdee, Eric Schlappi , and Wyatt Schaffner each accompanying a mystery 16mm film. EV has provided each musician with merely the title and length of a “non-art” film… come marvel as they respond in real time before your very eyes & ears! The films are drawn from discarded educational and industrials archive at EV and span the gamut of esoteric and practical themes. An event of HEAVY synesthesia not to be missed!!

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ROGER BEEBE: Films for One to Eight Projectors

(Filmmaker in Person)
Best known perhaps for his multiple-projector performances, filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe returns to the road in January 2015 for a four-month tour that takes him to three corners of North America including his first visit to Tucson! While this tour does feature several of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping space jam “Last Light of a Dying Star”), it places those works in the context of a broader practice of appropriation of educational/industrial/mass cultural imagery. These works cover a range of topics from black athletes with Irish surnames (“Famous Irish Americans”) and the secret logic of the book of Genesis (“Beginnings”) to Las Vegas suicides (“Money Changes Everything”) and companies jockeying to be at the start of the phone book (“AAAAA Motion Picture”). The program also includes his most recent video, “Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game,” (award winner at a number of festivals including Chicago Underground, IC Docs, and Milwaukee Underground), which explores the forbidden pleasures of male tears.

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Film/Dance/Live Sound: Films by Jeremy Moss & Patrick Cain

(Both Filmmakers in Person)
Tonight Exploded View welcomes two touring filmmakers that engage live performance as an expanded form of cinema.

Jeremy Moss (PA) presents a award winning section of dynamic abstract dance & essay films that include three music collaborations with local Tucson violinist/composer Vicki Brown (performing live accompaniment this evening).

Experimental musician and filmmaker Patrick Cain (NY/DC) presents his lo-fi revelations of direct 16mm animation and live sound through analog tape mixing.

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Friday 1/30
ROGER BEEBE: Films for One to Eight Projectors

(Filmmaker in Person)
Best known perhaps for his multiple-projector performances, filmmaker/curator/professor Roger Beebe returns to the road in January 2015 for a four-month tour that takes him to three corners of North America including his first visit to Tucson! While this tour does feature several of his best-known projector performances (including the six-projector show-stopping space jam “Last Light of a Dying Star”), it places those works in the context of a broader practice of appropriation of educational/industrial/mass cultural imagery. These works cover a range of topics from black athletes with Irish surnames (“Famous Irish Americans”) and the secret logic of the book of Genesis (“Beginnings”) to Las Vegas suicides (“Money Changes Everything”) and companies jockeying to be at the start of the phone book (“AAAAA Motion Picture”). The program also includes his most recent video, “Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game,” (award winner at a number of festivals including Chicago Underground, IC Docs, and Milwaukee Underground), which explores the forbidden pleasures of male tears.

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Sat 1/17
Sound & Movement: Films by Jeremy Moss & Patrick Cain

A special pre-calendar show by two  touring filmmakers focuses on the intersection of sound, movement and film. Tonight we are happy to present Jeremy Moss (PA/UT) screening a selection of his recent 16mm films that engage dance  and radical abstraction. Three of his films will feature live sound played by local Tucson violinist & composer Vicki Brown. Also screening is Patrick Cain (DC/NY), who engages both music & film from a lo-fi handmade aesthetic. He will be accompanying his own films with a live tape sound mix. A super cool evening of film not to be missed in toasty Tucson!!

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