RADICAL GERMAN CINEMA PT. 1: Harun Farocki

Introduced by German Film Scholar Annette Brauerhoch

Harun Farocki (1944-2014). Mr. Farocki made more than 100 films, many of them short experimental documentaries that explored contemporary life, and what he saw as its myriad depredations — war, imprisonment, surveillance, capitalism — through the visual stimuli that attend them. Ruminative, but with an undercurrent of urgency born of his longstanding social engagement, Mr. Farocki’s films sought to illuminate the ways that the technology of image-making is used to shape public ideology. Tonight we screen two of Farocki’s masterful late essay works: War at a Distance (2003) and Workers Leaving the Factory (1995).

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Sun 3/8
RADICAL GERMAN CINEMA PT. 1: Harun Farocki

Introduced by U of A Visiting Film Professor Annette Brauerhoch

Harun Farocki (1944-2014). Mr. Farocki made more than 100 films, many of them short experimental documentaries that explored contemporary life, and what he saw as its devastations — war, imprisonment, surveillance, capitalism — through the visual stimuli that attend them. Ruminative, but with an undercurrent of urgency born of his longstanding social engagement, Mr. Farocki’s films sought to illuminate the ways that the technology of image-making is used to shape public ideology. Tonight we screen two of Farocki’s masterful late essay works: War at a Distance (2003) and Workers Leaving the Factory (1995).

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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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Visions of Time Travel: Nick Georgiou + Chris Marker

6A is an experimental time-lapse video project by artist Nick Georgiou. While the work is still in progress, “6A” tells the story of a paper sculptor and his relationship to the cities he works in (Tucson/NYC). His sculptures are products of their environment. Whether a piece eventually takes the form of a human, still life, or animal depends on how he experiences a particular location. The film explores technological themes along with documenting the ever-changing natural landscape.

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS TO COME is one of the last works by master film essayist Chris Marker (1921 – 2012). Ostensibly a portrait of photographer Denise Bellon, Rememberence… focuses on the two decades between 1935 and 1955, the film leaps and backtracks, Marker-style, from subject to subject, to a wide-ranging history of surrealism, of the city of Paris, of French cinema and the birth of the cinémathèque, of Europe, the National Front, the Second World War and Spanish Civil War, and postwar politics and culture.

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WED 3/12
Su Friedrich’s Gut Renovation

FREE SHOW Presented by LESBIAN LOOKS

WED. 3/12 @ 7:30

In 1989, together with a group of female friends, Su Friedrich rented and renovated an old loft in Williamsburg, an unassuming working-class district of Brooklyn. In 2005 this former industrial zone was designated a residential area and the factories, manufacturers and artists’ lofts were priced out by property speculators lured by tax breaks. Gut Renovation as a documentary of small changes evolves into an historical record of New York. The resulting film is a melancholy, essayistic requiem for a neighborhood and an entire way of life; it also provides a case study of the rapid gentrification of our cities. 11Gut_Reno_Artists_CU70211Blog_SF_2

WED 3/5
Georgiou + Marker: TIME TRAVEL !!

 

WED. 3/5 @ 7:30

Artist in person!

Nick Georgiou’s 6A is an experimental time-lapse video project. Mid-process, 6A tells the story of a paper sculptor and his relationship to the cities he works in (Tucson/NYC). His sculptures are products of their environment. Whether a piece eventually takes the form of a human, still life, or animal depends on how he experiences a particular location. The film explores technological themes along with documenting the ever-changing natural landscape.

REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS TO COME is one of the last works by master film essayist Chris Marker (1921 – 2012). Ostensibly a portrait of photographer Denise Bellon, Rememberance, it focuses on the two decades between 1935 and 1955. The film leaps and backtracks, Marker-style, from subject to subject, to a wide-ranging history of the postwar politics and culture of Surrealism, Paris, French Cinema, and World War II.

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