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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Wed 2/18
BLACK POWER MIX TAPE!

(Black History Month Special)

During the rise of The Black Power Movement in the 60’s and 70’s, Swedish Television journalists documented the unfolding cultural revolution for their audience back home, having been granted unprecedented access to prominent leaders such as Angela Davis, the SNCC’s Stokely Carmichael, and Black Panthers founders Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale.  Now, after more than 30 years in storage, this never-before-seen footage spanning nearly a decade is finally available. Director Goran Hugo Olsson presents this mixtape, focusing on the key figures and events in the movement- providing a radically different slant than the biases of the American media. With Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, Abiodun Oyewole, John Forte, Robin Kelley and more!

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Sat 2/22
BLACK TO THE FUTURE: Afrofuturism

SAT. 2/22 @7:30

Tonight, we celebrate Black History Month through Afrofuturism, a strain of late 20th century pop music and culture pioneered by artists like Sun Ra, George Clinton and Lee (Scratch) Perry, which drew on sci-fi, electronic instruments and experiences of racial marginalization to forge a unique aesthetic. We premiere The Australian Collective, Soda_Jerk’s amazing mix-up suite, Astro Black which samples everything from Star Trek to Public Enemy to The Matrix. Also, John Akomfarh’s rarely seen futuristic essay, The Last Angel of History which explores the relationship between pan-African culture, inter-galactic travel, computer technology (Detroit Techno), DJ Spooky and Ishmael Reed. Come early for a 16mm walk-in reel of the 1970’s Black Music in America!!

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Wed 2/19
Adam Cooper-Terán & Steven Leyba’s PAINing POORtraits

WED. 2/19 @ 7:30

Filmmaker in person!

Painter, trickster, social critic, and controversial public performance artist, The Reverend Steven Johnson Leyba is a folk hero, loved and hated by many. Adam Cooper-Terán’s PAINing POORtraits follows Leyba as he reclaims and re-invents his work, giving friends and muses alike the opportunity to destroy his paintings. In his examination of destruction, transformation, reclamation, and rebirth, Leyba takes on various enemies, from ex-lovers to the Monsanto Corporation, even himself as the hero and fool.

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EV SOUND SALON SERIES <)))
AUDIO AS EXPERIENCE &CONVERSATION

(artists in person)
New works by two Tucson sound artists, Glenn Weyant & Aengus Anderson. Audio documentarist of the sonorous Sonora, Glenn Weyant brings his live performance Klangkunst Schmagkunst : Reconceptualizing Broadband Noise And Restricted Acoustic Horizons Vis-A-Vis Amorphous Sonorous Desert City Extended Soundscapes And Listener Reception Encounters. As an ongoing practice, Aengus Anderson has been recording long conversations about philosophy and the future with some of America’s most innovative thinkers such as Rebecca Solnit, Charles Bowden, and John Zerzan. Tonight we will listen to highlights from his interviews and engage their ideas in our own conversation.
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WED. 10/30
NEW SYRIAN ARTIST VIDEO

WED. 10/30
with Middle Eastern Scholar, Christian Sinclair
Casting a lens on war torn Syria, where artists continue to make work in extreme hardship, this evening, Exploded View will screen a program of recent (circa 2011) video works by Syrian artists, some of whom are currently living in exile. Plus videos by master dabke musician, Omar Souleyman.

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OUR NIXON

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. 
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Sat, Oct 12
OUR NIXON

OUR NIXON
October 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
$5-10
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.
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