LAVISH LITERARY HOAXES The Cult of JT LeRoy (Tucson Premiere)

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EV is proud to present the Tucson premiere of Marjorie Sturm’s new feature documentary about the scandalous writer JT LeRoy. JT LeRoy was a teen prostitute, addicted to heroin and infected with HIV, when a therapist encouraged him to write his life story. Buoyed by a cadre of celebrities, he published three critically acclaimed books, including Sarah and The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things. But as his fame skyrocketed, the shocking truth emerged: JT was not what he seemed. What followed was a downfall as bewildering as it was tragic. Drawn into LeRoy’s inner circle before the truth came to light, filmmaker Marjorie Sturm was misled like many others. Through intimate interviews with many close to the tarnished figure, Sturm attempts to untangle what really happened, and in the process explores how his deception called into question not only the value of LeRoy’s writing without his “authenticity”, but our culture’s complicity with the author’s seductive cult of personality.

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!

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!

WED Nov 18 @ 7:30
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!

¡TEENAGE WASTELAND!

Tisch Abelow (NYC) and Wesley Fawcett Creigh (Tucson) pay a surreal homage to their teenage years with an experimental documentary film comprised of footage taken 12 years earlier during their senior year of high school. In the fall of 2013, Tisch revisited this footage and pared it down into a short film, mostly starring Wesley’s father, which she calls, “a musing on the mundane.” In addition, there will be a collaborative 2-D artwork spanning the course of their friendship reflecting on the nihilistic and absurd tendencies of youth. Please join us as we “come of age” with cake and local DJ’s.

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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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RADICAL GERMAN CINEMA PT. 2: Helma Sanders-Brahms

Introduced by U of A Visiting Film Professor Annette Brauerhoch

In both her fiction and documentary films Helma Sanders-Brahms

(1940-2014) consistently explored political and social issues from a

female and feminist point of view. Characteristic for her works is how

she artistically approached topics like the student protest of the late

1960s, feminism, women’s lib, immigrant workers and the legacy of

Germany’s Nazi history. Tonight we screen her first feature film

Under the Pavement Lies the Strand (1975), a film dealing with legal

reforms like the abortion bill and the atmosphere and aftermath

of the student movement in West-Germany.

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BJORK’S BIOPHILIA LIVE

Friday, November 7

 BJORK’S BIOPHILIA LIVE Exclusive Event

$10 admission (no reservations….line up early…only 40 available seats!)

Exploded View is one of several hundred art spaces around the world (Sarajevo, Prague, Tokyo, Warsaw and Istanbul etc…) that have been chosen to premiere Bjork’s astonishing new multimedia concert film, BIOPHILIA LIVE. Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland’s film captures the human element of Björk’s multi-disciplinary multimedia project: Biophilia. Recorded live at Björk’s show at London’s Alexandra Palace in 2013, the film features Björk and her band performing every song on Biophilia and more using a broad variety of instruments – some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable. The film has already been hailed as a captivating record of an artist in full command of her idiosyncratic powers. “There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work. But this is an extraordinary piece, perhaps more an opera, where Björk and drummer Manu Delago are at their virtuosic best. It’s utterly bonkers yet moving – especially a strange love song set to a mutating virus. “
- The Guardian

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THE XX FACTOR

 

Wednesday, September 10

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Contemporary Films + Videos by Women

We kick off EV’s first anniversary calendar with a blowout program of fantastic works by XX makers knocking down the doors of the video and music arts! Come experience a cross-generational selection of contemporary film/video artists including Allison Schulnik, Camille Henrot, Alex Bag, Tracy Emin, Pipilotti Rist, Nika Kaiser and more! Tucson’s own musical embodiment of mixed chromosomal genius, Burning Palms closes the show, laying down their deep psych/folk groove in the intimate EV sound chamber.

Wed 9/10 @7:30
FALL SEASON OPENER!!

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THE XX FACTOR

Contemporary Films + Videos by Women

We kick off EV’s first anniversary Fall calendar with a blowout program of fantastic works by XX makers knocking down the doors of the video and music arts! Come experience a cross-generational selection of contemporary film/video artists including Allison Schulnik, Yoko Ono, Camille Henrot, Alex Bag, Tracy Emin, Pipilotti Rist, Nika Kaiser and more! Tucson’s own musical embodiment of mixed chromosomal genius, Burning Palms closes the show, laying down their deep psych/folk groove in the intimate EV sound chamber.

COME PICK UP the DELUXE DOUBLE PRINTED EV F2014 CALENDER at the SHOW!

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