Jon Behrens: Exquisite Celluloid Filmmaker Jon Behrens in person.

Sunday, November 23

 

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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.

 

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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Silent Film // Live Music: THREE DOG NIGHT Salvador Dali & Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou

Tuesday, October 28

Silent Film // Live Music: THREE DOG NIGHT

Salvador Dali & Luis Buñuel’s Un Chien Andalou ($10 admission)

Vicki Brown, Naim Amor & Salvador Duraneach 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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AMAZING HANDMADE FILMS FROM AUSTRALIA: Filmmaker Richard Tuohy in person

Thursday, October 9

AMAZING HANDMADE FILMS FROM AUSTRALIA

Filmmaker Richard Tuohy in person

Richard Tuohy’s handcrafted 16mm films use captivating visual manipulations to sculpt an activated and reanimated reality which collectively represent a distinctively live cinematic experience. More visual then cerebral, these pictures move, and with an energy unique to film. While covering a range of techniques, strategies and visual themes, they each share the same tenacious unfolding of a set of abstract possibilities from out of singular visual ideas. This program presents eight hand-processed and DIY printed 16mm film works from the Tuohy’s recent output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic traditional film technology.

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Thu 10/9
AMAZING HANDMADE FILMS FROM AUSTRALIA Filmmaker Richard Tuohy in person

Richard Tuohy’s handcrafted 16mm films use captivating visual manipulations to sculpt an activated and reanimated reality which collectively represent a distinctively live cinematic experience. More visual then cerebral, these pictures move, and with an energy unique to film. While covering a range of techniques, strategies and visual themes, they each share the same tenacious unfolding of a set of abstract possibilities from out of singular visual ideas. This program presents eight hand-processed and DIY printed 16mm film works from the Tuohy’s recent output. The films, though diverse, are all highly abstract and tightly structured and share a fascination with the visual possibilities of basic traditional film technology.

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Sun 6/29 Tramp Species of the American Southwest

Tramp Species of the American Southwest
Ralph White and Bill Daniel on tour
Hobo filmmaker/punk photographer Bill Daniel, and freak/folk traditionalist/experimentalist Ralph White (former Bad Livers) tour West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona with a show that features Ralph’s hybrid musical performance— including an improve set with 16mm films— plus a film screening of Daniel’s underground classic, Who is Bozo Texino?, plus other new short films from the American micro-cinema scene. Pop-up photo show at some venues.
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“…the work of a player who has fully internalized old time and bluegrass and who is now reshaping them into a brand new, highly individualized form…this guy isn’t naive; he’s a master” (Justin Farrar, Strawberry Flats)
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“In his work, Daniel is attracted to outsiders in the most literal sense — people who live on the outside of civilization, for whom, in Daniel’s eyes, mere survival is an act of artistic expression.” -RES Magazine

Watch “Who Is Bozo Texino?” trailer here:

LA UNDERGROUND #2- BURNING BUNGALOWS: Experimental Film & Animation on the Road From LA

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!

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Wed 4/9
EXPERIMENTAL FILM FROM BERLIN

WED. 4/9 @ 7:30

Filmmakers in person w/ live multi-16mm film performance!!

Anja Dornieden & Juan David González are experimental filmmakers living and working in Berlin. Since 2010 they have been working together under the moniker OJOBOCA. In their work they are practitioners of Horrorism, a simulated method for inner and outer transformation. Tonight, their program, titled Now I Want to Laugh will present a thought provoking selection of their recent 16mm films and performances.

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SAT 3/22
COLLABORATION WITH NATURE: Films Made with Natural Processes

SAT. 3/22 @ 7:30

Julie Perini & Amy Harwood in person!

Direct filmmaking meets environmental action in a program of films using organic and inorganic material to alter the film surface. Co-presented by Signal Fire, an organization engaging artists in our remaining wild and open spaces, this collection shows a range of effects used to intervene on the actual film exposure and processing: decay, spore hosting, compost, exposure to bioluminescent plants, processing in polluted lakes, magnetic alteration, and more.  The program includes work by Dorothea Braemer & Brian Milbrand, Dagie Brundert, Caryn Cline, Devon Damonte, Lori Felker, Melissa Friedling, Eva Kolcze, Robbie Land, Christine Lucy Latimer, Julie Perini, Jeremy Rendina and Ken Paul Rosenthal.

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LA Underground #1: Recent works from Echo Park Film Center

 

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Drawing on works made by artists-in-residence and students at the Echo Park Film Center, this program is loosely based around the intersection of film and music in Los Angeles, from pop to experimental, noise to hip hop. Eve LaFountain’s Smudge Series, a trilogy of 16mm films made with musician Jon Almaraz, Rick Bahto’s Finale, a music video for Julia Holter’s song Tragedy Finale projected from the Super 8 camera original, Andrew Kim’s untitled 16mm film made with a live recording of a performance by 2Hi2Die, and Kate Brown’s Super 8 4X3 with sound by percussionist Corey Fogel, were all made in direct collaboration with musicians, while John Wiese’s videos are a direct extension of his work in sound. Penelope Uribe-Abee’s regular 8mm Dear Diary with sound on cassette tape and Walter Vargas’s LA Rising–fm both use pre-existing music as a way of extending the expression of their own personal and political ideas. Other works on the program are portraits of people or spaces that are involved in music, including an excerpt from Sharmaine Stark’s feature-length documentary about women in the underground West Coast hip hop scene Imma Hustle Girl: The Heart of the West, the Super 8 dual-projection film the wulf. to Jancar Jones by Pablo Valencia, incorporating a portrait of the Los Angeles experimental music venue the wulf. with music by Lucie Vítková, and Beaux Mingus’ Pipe Organs Exclusively, a portrait of the late James R. Spohn of Bakersfield as he discusses his hobbies of 35mm carbon arc projection, telephony, and theatrical pipe organs in the historic Granada Theater. Program approximately 90 minutes, works projected from Super 8mm, 8mm, 16mm and video.