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SISTERS’ SCIENCE FICTIONS:
Irene Lusztig’s The Motherhood Archives

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(Filmmaker, Irene Lusztig in person)

We are pleased to welcome the filmmaker Irene Lusztig (Santa Cruz) presenting her latest film, The Motherhood Archives. Archival montage, science fiction and homage to 1970s feminist filmmaking are woven together to form this haunting and lyrical essay film that excavates hidden histories of childbirth in the twentieth century. Assembling her extraordinary trove, including newly rediscovered Soviet and French childbirth material tracing the evolution of Lamaze, The Motherhood Archives inventively untangles the complex, sometimes surprising genealogies of maternal education. This extraordinary achievement illuminates our changing narratives of maternal success and failure while raising important questions about our social and historical constructions of motherhood.

 

Hanky Code: The Movie

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(Filmmaker Gentry McShane in person)

Before Internet dating and hookup apps, The Handkerchief code was largely used by gay men in the 1970’s to distinguish sexual preferences and fetishes in gay clubs and on the streets of places like San Francisco and New York. In Hanky Code: The Movie, Periwinkle Cinema, San Francisco’s queer experimental film collective brings Queer and Trans filmmakers across a spectrum of genres, styles, genders, and locations to dissect the code in this epic anthology feature comprised of 25 short films! Each filmmaker or filmmaking team tells a story of a different color/fetish of the code. Films range from narrative to experimental to erotic and animated, with many films redefining the traditional code with colors, patterns, and fetishes up to creative interpretation of the artist.

SAN FRANCISCO END OF DAYS: Other Cinema Tribute

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After an epic run of over 30 years of experimental, agitprop and activist film & video, Other Cinema is being given the gentrifying jack-boot from their storefront on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission district. Other Cinema is the passionate curatorial project of the genius found-footage essayist/provocateur filmmaker Craig Baldwin. With a sphere of creative influence that has extended across the world through his bricolage of DIY media forms and radical politics that have been the hallmark of OC’s amazing run of community-based media exhibition. Tonight at EV we will pay tribute to the internationally inspirational Other Cinema through the screening of Baldwin’s masterpiece Tribulation 99 and works by OC luminary such as Greta Snider, Vanessa Renwick, Gipps Chapman, Kerry Laitala, Bryan Boyce & more. Plus we hope to bring our EV audience a live video feed direct from the last OC show happening simultaneously in SF!

SAT Nov 21 @ 7:30
Other Cinema (SF) Celebration

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After an epic run of over 30 years of experimental, agitprop and activist film & video, Other Cinema has just narrowly avoided being  given the gentrifying jack-boot from their storefront on Valencia Street in San Francisco’s Mission district (& miraculously signed a new 5 year lease!!) . Other Cinema is the passionate curatorial project of the genius found-footage essayist/provocateur filmmaker Craig Baldwin. With a sphere of creative influence that has extended across the world through his bricolage of DIY media forms and radical politics that have been the hallmark of OC’s amazing run of community-based media exhibition. Tonight at EV we will pay tribute to the internationally inspirational Other Cinema through the screening of Baldwin’s masterpiece Tribulation 99 and works by OC luminary such as Greta Snider, Vanessa Renwick, Gibbs Chapman, Kerry Laitala, Bryan Boyce & more. Plus we hope to bring our EV audience a live video feed direct from the last OC show happening simultaneously in SF!

NIKA KAISER -Dreamtime: An Uncanny Wilderness

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(Filmmaker in person)

Tonight’s program gathers a collection of works by the extraordinary Tucson video artist Nika Kaiser who has been busy sculpting the ethos of T-Town image/sound through her recent videos with Human Behavior, Gabriel Sullivan, Burning Palms & Prom Body. Come view a weaving together of Kaiser’s new works with a selection of artists films that link landscape, movement and technology to the supernatural human experience. Featuring Kaiser’s own films (including some Tucson premiers) + works by Innaritu and the LA Dance Project, video pioneer Joan Jonas and more!

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.

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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VISIONARY NEW MEXICO MEDIA (Filmmaker/Curator Bryan Konefsky in person)

 

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A program of Albuquerque-based Bryan Konefsky’s independent cinematic projects, including selections from Konefsky’s documentary on media scholar and visionary theorist, Gene Youngblood (author of the 1970 groundbreaking Expanded Cinema). Additionally, Konefsky presents works from Albuquerque’s Basement Films and the cutting edge film festival Experiments in Cinema. For Konefsky, “un-dependent” film/video artists are the modern day equivalent of the traveling troubadour, sharing the cultural news of the day in an un-mediated, first-person form. Come connect with our microcinema comrade for a guided tour of visionary New Mexico and it’s intersection with world media currents.04 Basement Films Angels DL program

THU 10/8 @ 7:30
VISIONARY NEW MEXICO MEDIA

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(Filmmaker/Curator Bryan Konefsky in person)

A program of Albuquerque-based Bryan Konefsky’s independent cinematic projects, including selections from Konefsky’s documentary on media scholar and visionary theorist, Gene Youngblood (author of the 1970 groundbreaking Expanded Cinema). Additionally, Konefsky presents works from Albuquerque’s Basement Films and the cutting edge film festival Experiments in Cinema. For Konefsky, “un-dependent” film/video artists are the modern day equivalent of the traveling troubadour, sharing the cultural news of the day in an un-mediated, first-person form. Come connect with our microcinema comrade for a guided tour of visionary New Mexico and it’s intersection with world media currents.

I Will Be Called Lucifer (Filmmaker, Anthony Buchanan in person)

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KENNETH ANGER REDUX!

I Will Be Called Lucifer (Filmmaker, Anthony Buchanan in person)

Through a searing mixture of myth, biography, docu-fable, collage and fantasy, Anthony Buchanan’s essay film is an homage to Kenneth Anger, to creative rebels and to the great poets of Hollywood. It’s a love letter from a younger filmmaker to a mentor converging the many lives of Lucifer with the story of filmmaker Kenneth Anger’s troubled production of LUCIFER RISING. Robert Oppenheimer, JFK, Charles Manson, Dennis Hopper, Marilyn Monroe, Bobby Beausoleil and others surface in an experimental film which explores the consequences of seeking truth in archetypal narratives.