We're honored to bring you -the participating filmmakers, audience members, and generous sponsors â¢together for another celebration of some of the best 16mm independent and experimental film from around the world. Truly a showcase of creative geniuses.
I know every year I say this is the best fest ever, and this year is no differâ¢ent-well actually it is the best fest ever! We received 25 more films than last year and were honored to be able to check them all out. This year we were able to do that in style: for those of you who have walked into the chaos in the back of vicki's Wash & Wear, you'll be happy to know that the festival has added additional office space that works beautifully as the screening comâ¢mittee's home-away-from-home. Big big and bigger thanks to the generous assistance from Ken Bawcom, who donated hours and hours of his time getting the new space together. Along with Bruce Baker and Richard Hackel, we had several weeks of happy moments pulling the project together. Hats off to you guys for helping make my four-year dream come true.
Another dream that has come true was the addition of an experimental filmmaker to the screening committee. Alfonso Alvarez spent his nights watchâ¢ing festival entries as a screener, and his days teaching film production to 6thâ¢12th graders in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, and Detroit through the festival's newlyâ¢launched children's educational outâ¢reach program, the Young Filmmaker's Project. Fresh in from the Bay Area for a six-week stint as the festival's Artist-inâ¢Residence, it was an incredible workâ¢load for Alfonso, but well-worth the effort. The efforts of his students will be projected here at the theater on Thursday at 11 :45am and Saturday at 11 am -come see the work of young filmmakers at these free screenings.
And my last dream come true was finding Chrisstina Hamilton, the festival's new Managing Assistant Director. The woman has more energy than one could imagine. In six months, she not only launched a brand-new, and sucâ¢cessful, membership campaign but orchestrated the entire Young Filmmaker's Project. And she did both with such determination, nothing was going to stop her. Hopefully things will calm down at her desk so she can realâ¢ize what a great job she's done.
I'm very excited to see how things run for us this year. With the addition of the Michigan Theater's screening room, festival week is going to be even more festive. Programming stays the same as always in the main auditorium -hours and hours of non-theme related, nonâ¢categorized screenings of absolutely incredible work by artists I am proud to have represent the festival. In the screening room we are offering workâ¢shops, seminars, panel discussions, and additional film screenings. Find details and line-ups for those events on pages 7-9 in this program. Our goal is to show more work and to entice more filmmakers and film lovers to participate in festival events. I hope you find this to be a step in the right direction.
Another new-comer for the festival is the newsletter that was mailed earlier this year. Barbara Brown did an absolutely terrific job of editing and preparing the design layout. We were all proud to send it off around the world and intend to make the newsletter a yearly addition to the festival. The first annual Ann Arbor Film Festival newsletâ¢ter really was lovely -thank you Barbara.
Now about the membership camâ¢paign: we have greatly increased our expenses this year to have all these dreams come true and are calling on you, our biggest fans, for support. We've had a terrific response to the campaign so far and send out a big thank you to all who have joined us in support of 16mm independent and experimental film. For those of you who have not yet joined our membership, please consider signing up at the tâ¢shirt/membership table in the lobby.
I'm proud to include in this year's materials the logo of the National Endowment for the Arts, as they've become a first-time supporter of the fesâ¢tival through an Organizational Grant. Continued support has come in from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs through their granting program. And renewed support from the Sundance Channel, sponsor this year of screening room workshops and semiâ¢nars, has made all our new projects possible.
Thank you to all the members of the Board of Directors and Board of Advisors for your trust in me and love of the festival. Mammoth thanks to the huge staff of volunteers, interns, coordiâ¢nators, and especially the filmmakers for respecting the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Bigger than mammoth, bigger than the Statue of Liberty hugs and kissâ¢es to the Screening Committee who got more than an eyeful this year. There were moments .... but we got through them. Welcome to the staff and enorâ¢mous thanks to Christy Rose for being the calm and fearless new Volunteer Coordinator. As always, special thanks to my friend Nic Sims for her moral support and graphic expertise -we do get the job done, don't we? And extra special thanks to my dear buddies Mike Woodruff arid Curt Mark who keep me laughing and wipe away the tears.
Thank you to our long list of festival sponsors and donors who help us all keep the faith. Your financial and inâ¢kind assistance is greatly appreciated by those of us who bring the festival to Ann Arbor each spring.
I hope you all enjoy the films as much as I do. It's a great program this year.
Vicki Honeyman Festival Director
Ann Arbor Film Festival
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A total of $16,000 will be awarded in prize money at this year's festival. Prize donations go directly to filmmakers in the form of cash awards. Any remaining prize funds are applied to future festival awards. Our thanks to the individuals, organiâ¢zations, and businesses listed below for generously donating to the prize fund . Our apologies to the people and businesses who contributed prize donations after this program went to press.
Rita & Peter Heydon, The Mosaic Foundation 2,000 Mike Kuniavsky 170 The 630 Club 1,500 Ellen Wilt 150 Detroit Filmmakers Coalition Tom Baird 150 Judy Kazis & the Berman Family 1,000 Barry M. & Meira Miller 125 Lawrence & Meg Kasdan 1,000 Waldamailman 125 Michael Moore 1,000 Frank & Gail Beaver 100 Jeff Moon Productions 1,000 George Fisher & Kari Magill 100 Anon . 1,000 Lars Bjorn & Susan Wineberg 100 Susan Warner & the Wilde Family Peter Michalowski & Deanna Relyea 100 Kodak John Caldwell & Susan Kalinowski 100 Grace & Wild Studios 500 Jim Freudenberg 100 TelePost Inc. 500 Martin Piszczalski 100 Mid America Cine Support 500 Casa Dominick's 100 Liberty Street Video 500 Jim Rees 100 Michigan Vue Magazine 500 Ken Small & Jen Rosen 100 Tios Restaurant 500 Connie & Brent Calhoun 100 Audiovisions/ Amazing Audio Inc. 500 American Adjusters & Appraisers, Inc. 100 LaBour Foundation for Non-Institutional Living 300 Stevenson Keppelman Associates 50 Glenn & Teresa Mensching 300 PJ's Used Records 50 Arbor Springs Passing Water Award 250 Stuart Klein 50 Jay Friedman 250 Fred LaBour 50 Denny Hayes 250 Martha Berry 50 Daniel Moerman 250 Woody Sempliner 50 Matt Fedorchuk & Elizabeth Cox 250 Symphony Road Productions 50 Mark Hardin 200 Vicki Engel 50 Kitty & Steven Kahn 200 Matt Madden 50 HGS Corporation 200 Michigan Psychoanalytic Society of Ann Arbor 50 Harold Borkin & Adrienne Kaplan 200 Forrest Alter 25
Jim Pyke 25 Susan G. Baker 25 Universal Images 25
Our thanks to the following businesses and individuals for supporting this year's festival by donating their goods and services. We encourage you, our festival patrons, to thank them by patronizing their businesses. Tell them you're there
because they support the festival you love!
$ FOR OPERATIONS
H.T. Ewald Foundation Vicki Engel Zentechnologies Roger Lane
Russell Video Services Foto 1 John Lauter Peter Sparling Dance Co. Film Craft Lab Action Rental Fullserv, Inc. Kolossos Printing Greenstreet Tree Care Adrian's Screenprint SKR Michigan Book & Supply
JUDGES' BREAKFAST ALL WEEK
JUDGES' DINNERS ALL WEEK
Zanzibar Seva Restaurant BD's Mongolian Barbecue The Original Cottage Inn
JUDGES' DINNER PARTY
Kerrytown Bistro The Moveable Feast Mediterrano Bella Ciao Trattoria The Gandy Dancer The Sushi Shop Kav's Cafe Grizzly Peak Village Corner Zingerman's Bakehouse Big City Bakery Leone Imports Expresso Royale Caffee
TUESDAY NIGHT RECEPTION
Amer's Delicatessen Whole Foods Market Great Harvest Bakery Produce Station Zingerman's Bakehouse Zingermans Delicatessen The Croissant Shop Busch's Valuland D'Amatos Neighborhood Restaurant Silver Foam Distributing Leone Imports
SPONSORING THE MARIACHI BAND
Ferguson & Widmayer, PC Peter Honeyman Sheila Jeffrey
The Bagel Factory Bagel Fragel Monahan's Seafood Market Zingermans Delicatessen Zingerman's Bakehouse Say Cheese Cheesecake Bakery
SATURDAY NIGHT PARTY
Silver Foam Distributing Co.
WDET-1 01.9 FM, WEMU-89.1 FM, WCBN, WAAM, WQKL, WGTE
Thanks to the following festivals for sharing their print sources with us: Black Maria Film & Video Festival, Cleveland Film Society, Film Arts Foundation Festival, Northwest Film & Video Festival FAF
Ritz Camera SKR Blues & Jazz, Pop & Rock Records
Suzan Bruce & Joost Felluis
Glenn & Teresa Mensching
Sam Baker, Peter Vlahakis, & Michael Nisson
Dan Del Zoppo
Whitley Setrakian for the lights
Margartet Spurr Ken Bawcom
BIG IDEA EXPO
Traci Phillips & Amy Grambeau
If the Shoe Fits Suzie Kelsey & Pamela Waxman Gail Steiner: Michigan Theater Susan Barnes: Dance Gallery Tom Haywood: State Street
Jeremy Rigsby, Media City International Festival of Experimental Film & Video Art
Jim Fleming of Fleming & Tamulevich Associates
SCREENING COMMITIEE THANKS
Screening Committee members offer an enormous Thank You! to the following restaurants and friends for keeping them fed throughout the seven weeks of screening festival entries. Food for inspiration.
Del Rio Bar Connie Crump & Jay Simrod Tios Restaurant KenFood Zingerman's Delicatessen Val Mangual & David Rossiter Pizza House Bruce Baker Virginia Dickie (beer money) Angelo's
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a grass roots organization dedicated for the past 38 years to screening the very best in independent and experimental 16mm film . One of the strengths of the festival has always been the generous financial support it has received from its boosters. This year, for the first time we have launched a formal membership campaign. This serves as a way to recognize and acknowledge your much appreciated, tax-deductible contributions. Putting on the Ann Arbor Film Festival is a year-round effort. Your support and the support of the following contributors is deeply appreciated.
FILM LEGENDS ($l,OOO +)
Bruce Baker & Genie Wolfson
FILM PRODUCERS ($500+) Jill McDonough John Van Osdol
FILM CELEBRITIES ($2S0+)
John Bracey Richard DeVarti Peter Drescher Gavin Eadie Nancy LaTendresse Mark Loeb John & Sally McHale Pat O'Neill Kevin Smith Henry C. White
FILM HEROES & HEROINES ($100+)
Fred & Jeannie Birkhill Barbara Brown & Howard White Suzan Bruce & Joost Felius Tim Carroll Karen & David Copeland-Weinstein George & Katherine Frayne Matt Graff Charles Hall Barbara Hammer Mark Hodesh John Honeyman & Deborah Zukin
P.A. Hughes Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti Lisa Nagro Pam Schwarzmann Martin Shackelford Ned Shure & Jan Onder Mark Street & Lynne Sachs Chris Sullivan
FILM CONNOISSEURS ($SO+)
Mark Braun & Heidi Chiego
Bonnie Dede & Rob Fagerlund
Gary & Carol Gapen
Rita Mitchell & Ed Steinman
Deanna Morse Keith Roberts
Lorri Sipes & Maggie Hostetler
Vintage to Vogue
Julie Weatherbee & Robert Droppleman
FILM LOVERS ($2S)
Hannah & Max Honeyman
Mildred Koen Rose Lieberman Evelyn & Albert Lerman Doni Lystra
Julie Mattucci-Clark & Steven Clark Frank Merrill
Susan Moiseev Barbara Nelson
Anne & Fred Remley
Camille Seaman Robert & Elaine Sims
Shirley Honeyman Sklar
Bob & Franny Woodruff
As a means of raising funds, the Ann Arbor Film Festival holds a benefit silent auction of donated art works and services during festival week. The silent auction is extremely well-received by our patrons and enhances the festival's tradition of artistic collaboration.
The auction begins Tuesday, March 14 and ends at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. It takes place in the upper lobby of the Michigan Theater. Bid cards are placed by each piece. Opening bids are 25 percent of the donated value of the art work or service (as indicated on each bid card). To place a bid, write on the card your name, address, and phone numbers, and your bidding amount. Bids are to be raised in $10 minimum increments. Any bid over the donated value is tax-deductible. Return to the festival Sunday, March 19 at 9:00 p.m. to see if you are the winning bidder, at which time we would like you to make payment and pick up the piece. If you can't pick it up by Sunday, other arrangements can be made. However, the deadâ¢line to pick up and pay for the piece is March 31, at which point you will forfeit your bid to the next highest bidder, whom we will contact.
We appreciate the generosity of the following artists, businesses, and community members who have donated their art work and services for this auction. Other items may have come in after the program was printed, thus their names won't be listed here.
Fran Adler, Manchester, MI
Jeanne Adwani, Grass Lake, MI Aerial Associates, Ann Arbor Charles Aimone, Livonia, MI
AI Dente Pasta, Whitmore Lake, MI Alfonso Alvarez, Berkeley, CA Anonymous, Nashville, TN Anonymous, Royal Oak, MI Leland Austin, Ann Arbor Lynda Barry, Evanston, IL Julie Bedore, Ann Arbor Barbara Brown, Ann Arbor Jean Buescher, Ann Arbor Helen Bunch, Ann Arbor Lori Burkall, Ann Arbor Lorei Byatt, Detroit, MI Coffee Express, Ann Arbor Cynthia Davis, Ann Arbor DeBoer Gallery, Ann Arbor Eileen Dirkinson, Ann Arbor Jill Donovan, Ann Arbor Gary Gaspen, Madison, WI Marie Gaston, Ann Arbor Cynthia Grieg, Bloomfield Hills, MI John Gutoskey, Ann Arbor Richard Hackel, Ann Arbor Harmony Hollow Bell Works, Ann Arbor Edie Herrold, Ann Arbor Nina Howard, Ann Arbor Esther Kirshenbaum, Ann Arbor Richard Kooyman, Manistee, MI Harriet Kozyn, Ann Arbor Jim Kruz, Ann Arbor Pamela LeBlanc, Ann Arbor Stan Livingston, Ann Arbor Teresa Menching, Ann Arbor
Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor Jim Mimnaugh, Ann Arbor
Ms. Claus' Giftbags, Ann Arbor Mark Orr, Ann Arbor Tom Palozzolo, Chicago, IL
Margaret Parker, Ann Arbor Chris Roberts-Antieu, Manchester, MI David Rossiter, Ann Arbor Saguaro Rare Plant Nursery, Whitmore Lake, MI Andy Sacks Photography, Chelsea, MI
Jeffrey Scher, New York, NY
John Schultz, Ann Arbor
Michael Schwartz, Ann Arbor
Victoria Silks, Ann Arbor
16 Hands Gallery, Ann Arbor Lisa Steichmann, Ann Arbor Claudette Stern, Ann Arbor Sudee Taormina, South Lyon, MI
ThirdStone Gallery, Saugatuck, MI Shari Thompson Sacks, Chelsea, MI Vesuvius Gallery, Glenn, MI Vintage to Vogue, Ann Arbor
Voila, Ann Arbor
Grace Ann Warn, Ann Arbor
Margo West, Ann Arbor
Ellie White, Ann Arbor
Robert Wilhelm of RAW Design, Irvine, CA
LaRon Williams, Ann Arbor
Philip Wilson of Lots 0' Pots Pottery, Grand Rapids, MI
Ellen Wilt, Ann Arbor
Willow Wisp, Ann Arbor
Nancy Wolfe, Ann Arbor
Mike Wolfe, Ann Arbor
Mike Woodruff, Ann Arbor
Sharon Wysocki, Ann Arbor
Kay Yourist, Ann Arbor
in the spotlight
ON STAGE . b f 'ngs
Since its early days, the festival has always had ~ive entertamment on stage. e ?rf.scr~enl . In keeping with tradition, the following performers wtll wow you before the evenmg s tlms.
TUESDAY 7-8 PM . .
Back by popular demand! Mariachi 90 perform in the lobby at the openmg reception.
TUESDAY 8 PM f I hi' I f h'
Peter Sparling, of Peter Sparling Dance Co., per orms Psa m, t e c osmg so.o rom IS
ON THE ORGAN
new work Possible Dances, to be premiered at the Ann Arbor Summer Festival on June 30.
ALL WEEK LONG WEDNESDAY 7 PM
John Lauter brings Arwulf presents Bruckner's Mass No. 3 in FMinor.
the curtain up before
THURSDAY 7 PM .
each show with his Michael Daugherty performs Demented Lounge Music on the plano.
fingertips on the keys
SATURDAY 7 PM .
of the theater's grand Performance artist MA Woodruff performs The Red Thmg.
LOBBY INSTALLATION ART
The lobby transformation was creatâ¢ed by some great Ann Arbor arti.sts, led by Esther Kirshenbaum, Lou Glone, Nancy Wolfe & Designs in Iron & Lisa Steichman.
THE NOMADIC INFORMATION BROADCASTING STUDIO & PORTABLE EXHIBITION VENUE
Appearing at the A2F2 2000 in the lobby of the Michigan Theater . .
This versaitle 6-person tent IS both a portable dispatch office and flexible exhibition space.
The NIB reporters are currently on assignment uncovering informatio~ from & about the films, filmmakers, festlvalâ¢goers and organizers at the A2F2 scene.
Our portable dispatch operators are on site, conveying the story by broadcasting on the NIB website: http://www.umich.edu/-elr~y .
Simultaneously, the PEV IS hostmg a number of art projects, including a film-loop montage, and a demonstr?tion of a "social sculpture" that grows With crowd involvement.
For more info: email@example.com
OUT OF TOWN VISITORS:
PUT YOUR MARK ON THE MAP
Check out the lobby display "Origins of the Films Map/' created by Ben
see you next yearl
Thompson. Let us know where you're visiting from by putting a pin on your hometown.
YOU CAN BE A FILMMAKER
Here's your chance! Go to the table in the lobby and make your mark on the clear leader. The finished film will be proâ¢jected Saturday night at the end of the
9:30 show. Clear leader is donated by Film Craft Lab in Detroit. Clear leader soundtrack created by Ed Special.
FILMMAKER KIOSK -PIX
Many participating filmmakers will be attending the festival from around the country and Canada. To assist in filmâ¢makers finding & identifying each other and to allow for audience members to identify filmmakers to discuss their work with them, polaroid photos of each attending filmmaker are posted in the theâ¢ater lobby on the Filmmaker Kiosk.
In order to show as much film as posâ¢sible, the festival doesn't include time for Q & A sessions in the auditorium followâ¢ing screenings. If you would like to talk with a filmmaker about his/her work folâ¢lowing the show, please look for them at the kiosk or at screening room events.
GOODIES IN THE LOBBY
38th Ann Arbor Film Festival
T-Shirts $15 Mugs $8
The trailer that opens every show is a dear little romp, created by festival friend filmmaker Jeff Scher. Music by Shay Lynch.
DOMINICK'S OPEN FOR THE FEST!
Casa Dominick's, a casual restauâ¢rant and home to Ann Arbor Film Festival memorabilia, re-opens for the season on Monday, March 13, in conâ¢junction with festival week.
Casa Dominick's is located at 812 Monroe, one block east of State Street, south of Liberty Street (across from the Law School). If you are an out-of-town visitor to the Ann Arbor Film Festival, please visit the DeVarti family restauâ¢rant and take in the vintage Ann Arbor Film Festival posters and art-work from the festival's early days.
PARTY! MIDNIGHT! SATURDAY!
Join us at our end-of-fest bash after the Saturday 9:30 show ends. Location will be announced at the fest.
The 39th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be held March 13 -18, 2001.
All festival screenings take place at the Michigan Theater
Tuesday 8pm; Wednesday 7 & 9:30pm; Thursday 7, 9:30 & 11 pm; Friday 7, 9:30 & 11 pm; Saturday 2, 7, 9:30pm.
In addition, Awards Jury members screen their own programs of work at
3pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. These programs are
free and open to the public.
Awarded films are announced at 4pm on Sunday, March 19.
A selection of awarded films will be screened at three different shows on
Sunday at 5, 7 & 9pm.
tuesday, march 14
GRACE Lorelei Pepi Los Angeles, CA experimental animation 6.5
A lovely animation constructed in four parts using multi-media techniques to create a layered and
flowing poem of visual metaphor. Exploring flesh and soul, spirituality and sensuality, the incanâ¢
descent body in space transforms as it reclaims itself.
THE VIROTONYN DECISION Matt McCormick Portland, OR experimental 7
A post-modern disaster epic featuring 36 appropriated televisions commercial from 1971. A handâ¢
made film constructed from images and sounds of dumpster-rescued discards that uses a hole punch,
junk store splicer, and lots of tape and glue.
THE BOnOMLESS CUP Paul Bonner New York, NY narrative 13.5
A Kafkaesque nightmare in which a driver at an all-night diner is forced by the waitress
and diner regulars to finish his "bottomless" cup of coffee.
SELF PORTRAIT Travis Wilkerson Valencia, CA experimental 7.5
The film's complete title is "Self-portrait: as conveyed to u.S. Customs supervisor Desmond
on the occasion of my arrest for traveling to Cuba." Wilkerson's Accelerated Development
is being shown during the Wednesday, March 15th 8pm Documentary Sidebar Show. His
films Hanoi Diary and The Special Period were included in the 35th & 36th AAFF.
SUNDAY AFTERNOON Paul Charney & Marc Vogi San Francisco, CA
narrative 4.5 Finding humor in moments of extreme emotional pathos, this film pits lovers against one another in a highly subtextual dialogue whose deepest meaning may only be known to the penguins who hear it all.
BLACKBIRDS Ken Paul Rosenthal San Francisco, CA experimental 9 This short experimental film addresses how media images of racial violence compromise and prejudice viewers' perception of race. Rosenthal's Spring Flavor was awarded at the 35th AAFF.
VISIT FROM OUTER SPACE Sietske Tjallingii Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS experimental animation 3.5 A small UFO with an unknown mission visits Amsterdam. A tribute to Ed Wood.
KING OF THE JEWS Jay Rosenblatt San Francisco, CA experimental documentary 18
This film about fear and transcendence explores the filmmaker's relationship, as a Jewish boy growâ¢
ing up in Brooklyn, to Jesus Christ while at the same time examining the roots of Christian antiâ¢
Semitism. The filmmaker has been awarded here over the years with his films Human Remains, The
Smell of Burning Ants, Short of Breath. and Brain in the Desert.
NUCOAT Robert Levine Granville, OH experimental animation 3.5
An animated short employing color paint swatches to touch upon themes of identity and distinction.
Variety breeds anxiety.
why hale bees
3 FILMS Thomas Draschen Vienna, AUSTRIA experimental silent Three films within this one film: each film repeats experiences with the medium itself and re-invents film. The order of the experiment: abab (1) and aabbcc (2) and aabbss (3) where 's' stands for an unexposed frame.
WHY I HATE BEES Sarah Abbott Toronto, Ontario CANADA exp narrativ~ 4 A comedic journey into a young girl's memories of near death.
THINGS TO REMEMBER ABOUT DAUMIER
Matthew Konicek Chicago, IL experimental 4.5 A work that explores visual manipulation of vintage educational filmstrips. Its twisting succession of image and sound provides an expressionistic memory of a mid-sixties education where we all advanced one frame at the sound of the beep.
things to remember
MY AMERICAN GRANDMOTHER Aysha Ghazoul Portland, OR documentary 47 A personal documentary about the relationship between the Iraqi filmmaker and her Texan grandmother.
STUPOR MUNDI Rock Ross San Francisco, CA experimental animation 9 Death rules this allegorical menage a trois. The film sways to a live score composed by Nik Phelps specifically for the (San Francisco) Castro Theatre's Mighty Wuriitzer organ. Performed this evening on the Michigan Theater's Mighty Wuriitzer by John Lauter. Rock Ross has had many films shown at the AAFF, including Bag Light, at last year's festival.
OUTER SPACE Peter Tscherkassky Vienna, AUSTRIA experimental 9.5
about daumier This film, shot in cinemascope, is a shocker of cinematographic dysfunction, a "hell-raiser" of avant-garde cinema. Found footage from Hollywood forms the basis for this horror film. Tscherkassy's Happy End and L'Arrivee were awarded at the 36th & 37th AAFF. note: there will be a very short pause while the screen is set for scope projection.
wednesday, march 15
AWARDS JUROR SCREENING: PORTIA COBB Milwaukee, Wisconsin As a media artist, I am interested in all forms of documentation. Trained in film, I chose to use video in place of film. I think of this as a revolutionary act necessitated by the kind of documentation I needed to do. My work requires portability and quick, independent access to record the everyday lives of people in communities I lived in or passed through. Though video was and is for me an expeâ¢dient means to make work, I have transferred some of the aesthetic and stylistic conventions of film to the video medium. This pushes formal visual conventions through layering, reprocessing and reinventâ¢ing. My mission as an artist is to make work that recovers and encapsulates the knowledge of someâ¢thing threatened or lost. I suppose that this is the result of being a descendent of African people sold into slavery. I have questions about family history that cannot be answered. A particular recurring theme in my work is the desire to be rooted; the desire to find a legitimate sense of beginnings.
HOMECOMINGS: PLACES LEFT BEHIND 1 998 video 20
Archived images illustrate notes from a travel log, documenting my return to the homes of West
African friends and surrogate family members. Completed to accompany a solo exhibition of conâ¢
structed environments places Left Behind, which commented on the notion of home and place,
January 1999 at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco.
PAUL IN THE WINDOW 1997 video 5
What begins with a whimsical discussion between two women over the telephone develops into a
commentary on the terrain of the black male body. Text is taken from a travel diary and documents
my first visit to Africa, a stop-over in Brooklyn and the headline news of the day.. .the infamous beatâ¢
ing of Rodney King.
DON'T HURRY BACK 1996 video 28 A single channel work constructed as a triptych to reflect on three different visits to West Africa. It attempts to address questions of displaced identity, inspired in part by a statement a friend once made, "Something is calling me to Africa ... but the really bad part is, I don't know where I belong in Africa." This is the genuine sentiment of the work.
Three works in time:
EXHAUSTED 1997 time-lapse video 5
The first part of a three-part portrait of my mother. During her brief visits to my home in Milwaukee,
she spends most of her time in my kitchen -cooking, reorganizing and terrorizing anyone who
steps across the threshold of her claimed domain. When she leaves, we can't find anything.
SNOW IN TIME 1997 time-lapse video 5
A window study of a typical Milwaukee winter day.
SELF PORTRAIT: NO RESTâ¢â¢â¢ FOR THE WEARY 1995 time lapse video 6
An attempt to monitor and break my self-diagnosed insomnia, and the habit of sleeping on the
couch, I recorded a typical night of intermittent sleep with T.v.
wednesday, march 15
EULOGY/OBVERSE Ryan Feldman Oakville, Ontario CANADA experimental 7
A film that explores the relationship between filming and the exploitation of the subject matter.
X, THE BABY CINEMA Robert C. Banks Jr. Cleveland OH experimental 5
How the ideals of Malcolm X became T-shirts and caps.
INCANTATION Cara Morton Toronto, Ontario CANADA experimental documentary 5
A hand-processed film about the quieter moments at a large protest.
WATER CURE Michael Annus Iowa City, IA experimental narrative 6
You travel up river, find a place you like and a person you love. Thinking the good life is ahead, you
find that your place and your water-dwelling neighbors are threatened. plus you've made a vow to
these fellow creatures. What do you do and what are the consequences of inaction?
EQUATIONS Christine Murray Palo Alto, CA experimental 5.5
As sure as the sound of the ocean, this film beats with the rhythm of life's choices, mathematics, and
the gray area between conviction and regret. It is a rare peek into a private memory box full of treasâ¢
ures, secrets, losses, and confidences shared between the filmmaker, her mother, her grandmother, and
her unborn child.
SERENADE Nadia Roden New York, NY animation 5.5
A hand-painted love story set in the 1930's New York of the filmmaker's imagination. Sumi
ink and charcoal on paper.
MUKTIKARA Jeanne Liotta New York, NY experimental 11 .5 silent
From the Sanskrit 'gentle gazing brings liberation,' the title is also the name of the particuâ¢
lar body of water which is the image/subject of the film. Landscape as 'inscape', not inertly
present but beckoning an active perception.
IOTA Carolyn Faber Chicago, IL experimental 6.5
Via optical printing, the film explodes a moment in time captured on a fragment of
decaying film and attempts to look at artifacts of time, place and celluloid that are
otherwise easily (dislmissed.
EL ESPIRITIU DE MI MAMA (SPIRIT OF MY MOTHER) Ali Allie Los Gatos, CA narrative 77
A Garifuna woman journeys from Los Angeles to Honduras to remember her mother, reacquaint herâ¢
self with her own culture, and forget a past that is haunted by an American soldier.
sp i rit of my mother
wednesday, march 15
IN MEMORY Abraham Ravett Florence, MA experimental 13
A tribute -a projected memorial to members of the filmmaker's family and ALL those who died under
MADAME D.J. Johanna Hibbard Iowa City, IA experimental 2 An experimental work using Blanche Yurka's portrayal of Madame D. in A Tale of Two Cities to create a collage of Frenchness, the guillotine, feminism, turn-table-ism, and animation. Hibbbard's film Vanilla Egg Cream was in the 37th AAFF.
PEOPLE LIKE US Wendy Popadynetz Santa Barbara, CA documentary 7.5 An intimate documentary exploring homophobia within a lesbian relationship, as one partner asks the other" let me call you sweetheart." This is a story about fear of loving.
LIMINAL LIGHT Michael Bederson West Palm Beach, FL experimental 12
A discursive journey through time and moments as they exist in different environments and
time natures. We move through time, as moments move through us.
CONFEDERATION PARK Bill Brown Lubbock, TX experimental 32
Canada is not sure it wants to be a country, which is partly what this film is about. An
essay on terrorist bombings and bad weather and that whole mysterious field of physics
that deals with the undetectable forces that hold things together. Brown's Roswell and Hub
City were awarded and toured with the 34th & 36th AAFF.
PINPOINT Ya-nan Chou North Hollywood, CA animation 1
A weaving tale in which different pieces of embroidery on fabric animate a female's emoâ¢
tional bonding to the relationship between two sexes.
FINE PAIN Carl E. Brown Toronto, Ontario CANADA experimental 58 A dual-projected hand-processed film by one of Canada's hand-processing wizards, whose Condensation of Sensation and Air Cries and Empty Water were included in the 27th & 32nd AAFF.
thursday, march 16
AWARDS JUROR SCREENING: ANN MARIE FLEMING Vancouver, BC Canada
I work in several genres because I have a short attention span and I try to let my subject choose the
way it wants to be told. I come from a literary, musical, theatre, fine art background, and those forms
influence my work probably more than other films do. I've been making films since 1987. I started
making films because I didn't see images out there that represented my concerns. This seems to be a
familiar incentive for a lot of people to begin to use their own voice in different mediums. My films
deal with themes of family, history and memory, in a continuing media critique. I believe that the perâ¢
sonal is the political. Violence is also a part of my work, though not the type you see in Pulp Fiction.
WAVING 1987 16mm 7
This is a poem for my grandmother, celebraing a complicated relationship amidst a swirl of grief.
SO FAR SO 1992 16mm 2
Portrait of the artist as a young woman. This animated film was drawn in 1988, when I was in a
wheelchair, and couldn't pick up a camera to shoot with.
YOU TAKE CARE NOW 1989 16mm 11
This collage film is an attempt to get every member of the audience to imagine what it would be like
to go through some pretty specific traumatic experiences.
MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME PEACHES 1994, 16mm, 2 minutes
In this animated piece we see how schoolyard clapping songs are actually preparing little girls for
future dysfunctional relationships.
NEW SHOES: AN INTERVIEW IN EXACTLY 5 MINUTES 1990 16mm 5
Part of the National Film Board of Canada's now-defunct Studio D's "Five Feminist Minutes"
Program, this documentary stars my friend who was partially responsible for getting the gun laws
tightened in Ontario.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS (NOT WHAT YOU'RE THINKING) 1997 35mm 80 sec.
In the continuing saga of Stickgirl, she finds fame and fortune through documentary filmmaking.
PIONEERS OF X-RAY TECHNOLOGY (A FILM ABOUT GRANDPA) 1991 16mm 15
My grandfather, the then 91 yr. old Dr. Ernest To, talks about his contribution to photography and
radiology in Hong Kong.
I LOVE MY WORK 1994 16mm 2
Stickgirl would really just like to get to down to work, but everything seems to conspire against it.
PLEASURE FILM (AHMED'S STORY) 1995 16mm 7
Ahmed has this dream about getting what you want ...
AMF'S TIRESIAS 1998 35mm 5
Stickgirl revisits the myth of Tiresias only to find it still has some unfortunate contemporary relevance.
IT'S ME, AGAIN 1993 16mm 45
An ostensible scientific study of twins is actually a search for meaning.
thursday, march 16
WATER RITUAL Izumi Hirayama Oakland, CA experimental 6.5 A ritual circulation of water and the images of fragmented memories blend together into a quiet meditation and rhythmic elegy.
BUnERFLY Doug Wolens San Francisco, CA documentary 79 A documentary about the environmental heroine Julia Butterfly Hill, who gained worldwide attention for her two-year vigil 180-feet atop an ancient California redwood tree in her efforts to prevent the tree from being clear-cut.
WOODS MARM Nancy Andrews Seal Harbor, ME experimental animation 30 This puppet animation portrays Hermione Pine, a hobby entomologist and botanist who, with her friend Pince-Nez the crow, makes her home in the trunk of a giant tree. Quirky and charming.
FLIGHT Guy Sherwin London, ENGLAND experimental 4 Tiny fragments of footage of pigeons, semi-silhouetted in trees, shot with a long lens. The imagery has been slowed-down and sometimes stopped -the effect is that a bird, frozen in the act of taking off from a branch, disappears.
THE ORANGE TREE David Moroski Grosse Pointe Park, MI animation 2 Vibrant colors and music are featured in this animated film about the exuberant power and growth of nature. Moroski's Cave Paintings received the Detroit Filmmaker's Coalition Award at the 36th
NIPKOW TV Christian Hossner Roesrath-Forsbach, GERMANY experimental 7 silent This gorgeous film uses Paul Nipkow's disc as a rotary shutter inside a super-8 camera. Sequences were shot out the filmmaker's window and then blown up to 16mm. Positive and negative images change throughout the film by dissolving them and by enlarging the blow up.
SINCERELY, JOE P. BEAR Matt McCormick Portland, OR experimental A movie about a heart-broken polar bear who is dealing with rejection . Combining footage from a 1960's TV newscast with hand-painted film, this is a heartfelt letter from a lonely bear.
thursday, march 16
A PRIMER FOR DENTAL EXTRACTION Carl Wiedemann Chicago, IL experimental 4.5
The protagonist aggressively cleans her teeth and chain-smokes. Pursued by the camera, she assaults
RESCUE IN CHINATOWN Keiichi Kondoh Philadelphia, PA experimental
A self-reflexive kung-fu film exploriing asian sterotypes and cinematic notions of the "hero."
HERZBLUT Zachary Scheuren Denver, CO experimental 9.5
"Heartblood": lifeblood, a vital or lifegiving force (Webster), something without which one cannot
live. Also a term of affection such as "darling" or "love." Without blood in our veins we die. Without
our lifeblood we die emotionally; we fall apart.
DEGREE-ZERO Te-Shun Tseng San Francisco, CA experimental 3
An experimental film about certain gestures of modern dance and different textures of film medium.
The double screen projection invites viewers to make connections between the simultaneous imagery.
THE MARCH Abraham Ravett Florence, MA experimental documentary 25
Utilizing a series of conversations conducted over a thirteen year period between the filmmaker and
his mother, the film details one woman's recollections on the 1945 "Death March" from Auschwitz.
THOUGHT-CITY Stefan Gruber Seattle, WA animation 5
An army of commuters go about their routine, abstract and almost non-sensical business within an
ever-shifting cement-block world. Using hi-tech concepts and lo-fi tools, this animated film makes an
amgiguous parable of the work-a-day world. Gruber's Leashlessness was included in the
TWILIGHT PSALM II: WALKING DISTANCE phil Solomon Broomfield, CO experiâ¢
This visually stunning film is a series of short visual tone poems, a personal history of the
20th century at closing time. His The Exquisite Hour was awarded at the 33rd AAFF.
ABANDONED DOLLS Karl Staven Philadelphia, PA animation 6.5
A rumination on ethnic cleansing as played out in a decaying world inhabited by two types
of dolls. Fear is apparent, violence is both open and hidden, and entreaties are ignored
and unanswered. There is no resolution. Staven's Gabriel Goes For A Walk was included
in the 35th AAFF.
thursday, march 16
NATIVE (BOOKS I.-VII.) William Z. Richard San Francisco, CA experimental 11.5 A dazzling examination of the patterns, colors and textures found on the bodies of animals and insects. The film captures the variety and elegance of nature's design, compulsively cataloging the surfaces of creation. Richard's Black And Blue All Over was awarded at the 37th AAFF.
THE LIGHT IN OUR LIZARD BELLIES Sarah Abbott Toronto, CANADA
experimental 8.5 Through a single dancer, the film reflects the intensities that discombobulate us as we go through change and face parts of ourself previously unknown.
GRAND CENTRAL Jeff Scher New York, NY experimental 15 A window in time, a consideration of place and functions -a tone and picture poem. A departure from his collage animated trio Milk of Amnesia, Garden of Regrets, and Reasons To Be Glad that have been AAFF favoirtes over the years, this new piece is just as lush.
GARDEN WITHOUT FLOWERS Alyssa Sherwood
animation 4 This short is about the image-making invention/creation machine that generates ideas in the mindscape/landscape.
LESSON 9 Mark Taylor San Francisco, CA experimental 14
A short film about the loss of a lover to insanity. Part horror story, noir-like mystery and disâ¢
aster film, the story weaves together shards of a narrative that has been shattered.
IMPORTED Kevin Everson Knoxville, TN experimental documentary 4
A film about three methods of ridding collard greens of a pesky insect.
the light in our lizard bellies LAKE OF THE SPIRITS Timoleon Wilkins San Francisco, CA experimental 6.5 Documenting a visit to the secluded and mysterious Pyramid Lake in western Nevada, this is the secâ¢ond in a series of "old-west" poem. The film weaves a spiritual thread through time: from present day neon boulevards to the days of the pioneers and into the prehistoric land formations surrounding the lake.
THIS IS FOR BETSY HALL Hope Hall Stanford, CA personal documentary 6 Insight into the filmmaker's mother who had anorexia and bulimia most of her life. The film is for her to keep and to remember what her daughter witnessed, for them to watch togethâ¢er, and for audiences to consider the legacies parents leave behind.
friday, march 17
AWARDS JUROR SCREENING: MAnHIAS MULLER Bielefeld, Germany I focus on the intersections between the private and public spheres, mingling original footage proâ¢duced by myself with found footage coming from a variety of different sources. I often use found footage to extend my autobiographical research and of widen my introspective view. These two interests are also mirrored in my activities as a curator of avant-garde film events such as the "Found Footage Film Festival" and "lch etc.," the festival of autobiographical film. Meandering between the film scene and the art world, I approach film from shifting positions: as a filmmaker and distributor, a visual artist, curator, teacher, and member of film boards.
HOME STORIES 1990 16mm 6 A found-footage collection of the most kitschy and colorful images of disturbed housewives in evening gowns from 1950's Hollywood melodramas, re-cut into a film that comments on Hollywood gender entrapment and the joy of image mutilation.
ALPSEE 1994 16mm 15 A childhood in the sixties. A heart beats in the cabinet. Voices rain down on the city. A tree grows on planet Mars. It's a miracle. A boy's coming of age is staged, that painful time between infant dependency and mature individuation.
SLEEPY HAVEN 1993 16mm 15 Accompanied by 19th century tales of the sea, the naked bodies of young sailors drown in a blue ocean of lost love and desire.
SCAnERING STARS 1994 16mm 2 Against a pitch-black nigtttime sky, splendid fireworks explode. From a different darkness, gleaming male body parts light up. Meticulous cutting and solarization make the fireworks seem to emerge from the very center of the bodies.
PENSAO GLOBO 1997 16mm 15 A man faces his approaching death. He takes a journey, his last perhaps, and ends up at the "Pensao Globo" in Lisbon, where he sets out on aimless excursions through the city. The film depicts a life in a state of transition.
VACANCY 1998 16mm 15
Brasilia, the "city of hope," "the ultimate utopia of the 20th century," is being conserved as a cultural
heritage today. It's a place as old as the filmmaker. Segments of amateur footage and feature films
shot on location in the early 60's are inserted in this travelogue.
PHOENIX TAPES 1999, betacam
In collaboration with Christoph Girardet, the project reassembles shots from forty Hitchcock films in
thought-provoking permutations. Comprised of six separate tapes running a total of 45 minutes, the
tapes present selective editing of specific themes and motifs within Hitchcock's narratives with a wit,
cunning, rhythm, and tone that are all true to the source. Tape #4 has been selected for the program,
others will be shown as time allows:
WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME? 8.5
A freak show, a gallery of Hitchcock's monsters, villains, and killers paying special attention to their
dubious relation to their clinging and possessive mothers.
friday, march 17
THE PENFIELD ROAD Diane Kitchen Milwaukee, WI experimental 5.5
A fable that includes the landscape, the open road, Starved Rock, Little America, and the Silver Black
HUS Inger lise Hansen london, ENGLAND experimental animation 7.5
A live animation film, shot on location in the California Desert, about time and process, disintegraâ¢
tion and construction.
I AM ALWAYS CONNECTED Phillip Barker Toronto, CANADA experimental 4 silent
The film is about inseparable connections, like those between light and shadow, the mind and the
body, the rational and the instinctual. The film is a new construction from footage originally made for
a 1984 installation piece for the lumen Travo, a gallery in Amsterdam. The original super-8 film was
projected hundreds of times in a loop.
spectres of the sp.,ectrum
SPECTRES OF THE SPECTRUM Craig Baldwin San Francisco, CA exp narrative 90 A found-footage tale set in the year 2007 in a blighted desert outpost outside of los Angeles. This science fiction allegory is about electromagnetic automony in the face of masâ¢sive media conglomeration. The film is a parable of resistance to this "New Electromagnetic Order," cobbled together in a playful 'collage-essay' style. Baldwin's Rocketkitkongokit, 0 No Coronado!, and Tribuation 99: Alien, Anomalies Under America were included in the 25th, 30th & 32st MFF.
MOUSEHOLES Helen Hill Halifax, Nova Scotia CANADA exp animation 7.5 A moving animated short about the delirious last days of an old man and his granddaughâ¢
ter's attempt to stop death. The film includes drawing-on-film, cel animation, paper cut-outs and 3D puppets along with home movies and hand-processed film. The filmmaker's aniâ¢mated piece Scratch and Crow was included in the 35th festival and tour.
ST. LOUISE Thad Povey & the Scratch Film Junkies San Francisco, CA
experimental animation 5 The Scratch Film Junkies congregate once a week in a dank hole in the Mission District of San Francisco to manipulate film one frame at a time while inhaling solvents and paint fumes. The group is driven to scribble, inclined to dribble, and will rub on whatever sticks. Povey's Thine Inwardâ¢Looking Eyes was awarded at the 33rd MFF.
friday, march 17
THE DAY STASHI RAN OUT OF HONEY Sonia Bridge Vancouver, CANADA animation 5 An old man, a village, a potato field in bloom, and the sudden appearance of war on your doorstep.
THE QUEST Francois Miron Montreal, Quebec CANADA experimental 10 A film about making experimental film. The process is the film. The film is the process. The two are the same. Dig it. Miron's 1994 Evil Surprise received Best Experimental Film at the 32nd AAFF.
FILM IS Gustav Deutsch Vienna, AUSTRIA experimental 60 A poetic film that consists almost exclusively of sequences from existing scientific films. The films are about the acrobatic flights of pigeons, the intelligence testing of apes; about "reversed worlds" and stereoscopic vision; hurricanes and impact waves in the air. How glass breaks, children walk, and how a Mercedes crashes into a stone will in slow motion.
HER WINKING BLINKING SAUCER EYE Sandy Loam Ann Arbor, MI exp 2.5 An optically-printed document of a documentition at work. She is recorded during her process of making a record of an old house in the Rocky Mountains.
P Yuri A Zurich, SWITZERLAND experimental 6.5 A single theme is explored in this film. Excrements, babies, worms and flies guide us through a compilation of facts and theories, approaching a theme often regarded as disgusting in a meaningful and pleasant way.
friday, march 17
LUCY'S DREAM Relah Eckstein Encino, CA experimental 13
Lucy is a dog who dreams she is a woman who is in love with her master. Her master has
fantasies of her own including one in which she is a drummer in a rock and roll band.
Eckstein's Oat-Meal was included in the 33rd AAFF.
CHROMACYCLE Devon Damonte S. Boston, MA animation 4.5 silent
Riding the reels, looping the hues, a cacophony of colors flares, abrades and transmutes
towards maximum kinetic density. The film was made entirely by hand using colored leader,
razor blades and scrappy devices, colored wax and edible rice starch paper, assembled
with the magical guillotine tape splicer in a manner not recommended by the manufacturer.
DIET COKE MONTANA Gene Bernofsky Missoula, MT exp documentary 13.5
A mockumentary wildlife film made as a counterpoint to the slick BBC and National Geographic
FLIGHT OF THE STONE Susanne Horizon-Franzel Lorch, GERMANY experimental 15
The filmmaker walked around the world to create this wordless, pixillated film about a stone hurled in
anger which appears to enter into very low earth orbit. The stone witnesses the trials and tribulations
of human relationships around the world, until it approaches the person who threw it from behind.
Franzal's Bravo Papa 2040 was awarded here in 1989.
MANAGING YOUR EMOTIONS Jennifer Hardacker New York, NY experimental 7.5
The film borrows sound bites from various educational films that espouse the virtues of managing
one's own emotions.
BEHOLD THE ASIAN: HOW ONE BECOMES WHAT ONE IS
James T. Hong San Francisco, CA experimental 15 The film interprets the last few days of a delusional Asian American man who escaped a mental institution in San Francisco, walked to Death Valley, and killed himself.
REMOVED Naomi Uman Newhall, CA experimental 7
Using a soft porn film from the 1970s, nail polish and bleach, the filmmaker has created a short
piece of pornography in which the woman is present as a hole -an empty, animated space.
Uman's Leche was awarded at the 37th AAFF.
MEDITATIONS ON REVOLUTION, PART II: THE SPACE IN BETWEEN Robert Fenz
New York, NY experimental 8 silent Inspired by architect Oscar Niemeyer and filmed in the Favela neighborhood of Rochina, latin America's largest shanty town, the Rio landscape becomes the metaphoric space between revolution and non-revolution. A follow-up to last years entry Part I: Lonely Planet.
SEVEN HOURS TO BURN Shanti Thakur Philadelphia, PA experimental 9 The fimmaker explores her Danish mother's and Indian father's experiences of two different wars based on ethnic/religious purity. Her film Two Forms was included in the 1998 AAFF and Tour.
saturday, march 18
MOXON'S MECHANICK EXERCISES, or, THE DOCTRINE OF HANDYWORKS APPLIED
TO THE ART OF PRINTING David Gatten Ithaca, NY experimental documentary 26 silent
A handmade film with images generated entirely from cellophane tape. The film is a meditation on
the development of the printing press and its role in the spread of Christianity throughout Europe.
Gatten's films What the Water Said and Hardwood Process have been awarded here.
TRANSLATIONS Jen Sachs Valencia, CA animation 3.5
A cathartic animated moment inspired by the case histories of Freud and Breuer and Elaine
Showalter's modern reinterpretations of hysteria as a cultural disease.
REINVENTION Sadia Shepard Stanford, CA documentary 4.5
The autumn love story of an 83-year old inventor and his 66-year old muse. Determined to have a
second childhood, they spend their days testing gadgets and their nights swing dancing at the senior
SLENDER EXISTENCE laura Murray San Mateo, CA personal documentary 24
The filmmaker, a survivor of anorexia nervosa, tells the story her battle with the deblilitating eating
disorder and eventual blossoming into a healthy adult.
ACROSS Cara Morton Toronto, Ontario CANADA experimental 3
Nietzche said that we are the abyss and also the rope across it.
MOTHERS OF ME Alexandra Grimanis Toronto, Ontario CANADA experimental 15
The secret histories of the women in the filmmaker's family are explored. How can a history that is
kept secret reverberate onto future generations?
IF YOU STAND WITH YOUR BACK TO THE SLOWING OF THE SPEED OF LIGHT IN
WATER Julie Murray New York, NY experimental 18.5
Artful editing and inventive juxtapositions make cliched images come alive with new possibilities in
this found footage film.
BLASPHEME Yuen Chu Modesto, CA experimental 3.5
The filmmaker's views upon spirituality are juxtaposed with footage of creating a cybernetic organâ¢
ism. It took one night for the filmmaker to complete construction of the animal while his brother operâ¢
ated the camera. The animal parts were purchased at Ranch 99 Market and Radio Shack.
I'D LIKE THEM (BEnER) IF THEY WERE RAINBOW Travis Ryburn leland
San Francisco, CA experimental 11.5
A fetishistic celebration/condemnation of bird parts, dirt, disease, white-noise, run-over bagels, and
the greasy pigeons seen on every San Francisco street corner.
FILTER BEDS Guy Sherwin london, ENGLAND experimental documentary 9
This quiet film is made up of images of grasses and reeds, subtle shifts of focal point, the appearance
of a vapour trail.
aturday, march 18
MANIPULATORS clare Rojas & Andrew Jeffrey Wright Philadelphia, PA animation 2.5 animation at its most mischievious. Watch the vengeful fun as whiteout and marker transform and fashion spreads into a laugh-fest that all can enjoy.
DLlIK".,NG CONTOUR MATRIX Simon Tarr University Park, PA experimental 3.5 your 3D glasses on. Pure digital images traded over email are combined with hand-painted film nd animated together.
Abigail Severance Los Angeles, CA narrative 17
Ruby discovers that her girlfriend Pearl is not the "very real girl" she pretended to be. By train, by
sea or by foot, Ruby is determined to be rid of her broken heart, in this sweet film .
RESTRICTED Jay Rosenblatt San Francisco, CA experimental 1 Take a chance. Don't do it. This is America. Do it.
BLUTRAUSCH-BLOODLUST Thorsten Fleisch Frankfurt, GERMANY experimental 4
attempt to constitute a human/machine dialogue. It shows the filmmaker's blood as seen/heard
by the eyes/ears of the machine which is a film projector with optical sound.
N PORTRAIT Elida Schogt Toronto, CANADA exp documentary 13.5
Underneath a clinical and scientific look at how the Nazis transformed Zyklon B gas from
pesticide to genocide weapon, lies the enormity of a family's loss.
IRLWIND Karel Doing, Bea Haut, Greg Pope & Ben Haymer
Rotterdam, THE NETHERLANDS experimental 9 Performances using light, lenses, projections and bodily interventions were the source for this film . The performances have been manipulated and intensified by use of stop-motion, long shutter speeds and opticals, resulting in a labyrinth of spaces. The essence of cinema, painting with light, is represented in a hallucinatory way.
a"la'YI"I~SIS Edward Schindler San Francisco, CA experimental 5
film's title is a technical term referring tothe recovery of anxiety provoking incidents. Told through re-photographed turn-of-the-century archival footage, the film examines an individual's psychological construct.
WALTER ROSENBLUM: IN SEARCH OF Pin STREET Nina Rosenblum New York, NY
documentary 62.5 A portrait of a much loved photographer, Walter Rosenblum, who photographed from 1938 to the present.
EDGEWAYS Sandra Gibson Providence, RI experimental animation 4 A journey of color, rhythm, and sound, this animated piece explores the literal limits of film. Gibson's Lure was included in the 37th AAFF.
saturday, march 18
SLOW DANCE Tamara Tracy Newhall, CA experimental 2 A very short film about emotion. Presented in hand-painted b&w, dreamlike images of the end of a dance are combined with a monologue telling of feelings that, while both contradictory and irrational, are still true at the moment of feeling.
THE ETIQUEnE OF LEnER-WRITING Lucy Lehmann Newtown, NSW AUSTRALIA
experimental documentary 12.5 A document of the break-up of a long-distance relationship. The film is modeled on the primitive instructional films of the 1950's, the decade that took intimacy and distance (the main ingrediâ¢ents in a long-distance relationship) to new heights, with inventions such as the twin bed.
HONG KONG (HKG) Gerard Holthuis Den Haag, THE NETHERLANDS
experimental documentary 13 Until 1999, approaching Kai Tak Airport was a unique experience for passengers. This lovely ethereal film is about the approach and the passing by of the airplanes in the middle of a city.
FLIP FILM Alfonso Alvarez & Ellen Ugelstad Berkeley, CA experimental animation 1 An experimental animation about a short bus trip told in the flip book style of the 1890's film toy, the Mutoscope. Alvarez' films My Good Eye, La Reina, and Quixote Dreams have been included in the 30th, 32nd, & 34th AAFF.
THE DEVIL LIVES IN HOLLYWOOD Amy Lockhart Gloucester, Ontario CANADA
animation 5.5 A series of simply-drawn images animated to a naively-sung poem relying on warped logic in its search for meaning in life with pop culture as the only reference point. "Who knows more about God than the Devil? And we all know where the Devil lives. The Devil lives in Hollywood."
VERS LA MER (TO THE SEA) Annik LeRoy Brussels, BELGIUM documentary 87 The film travels and lives through Europe, as the Danube itself, sweeping gracefully through and beyond political frontier, reflecting life stories, great and small, beyond the diversity of the people and the countries that the river runs through.
STRAIGHT GIRLS AND THEIR DYKE SQUAD Whitney Rogers Pasadena, CA
animation 5 Based on a true story, featuring superhero lesbians who fly through the air fighting evil and rescuing innocent straight girls from their romantic woes. This piece combines traditional stop-motion animation with an original rock n' roll score.
FROGLIGHT Sarah Abbott Toronto, Ontario CANADA experimental 3.5 A film about having faith in the unknown, made during a 5-day hand-processing retreat at phil Hoffman's filmmaking farm in Ontario..
OUT THE FIRE Luke Jaeger Northampton, MA animation 4 straight girls & their dyke squad An animated romp set to a 1946 calypso tune about the New York Fire Department. Firefighting bulldogs, flaming subways, rocket-powered fire extinguishers and sexy skeleâ¢tons cavort through this retro "music video" in the tradition of classic Betty Boop singalongs. The filmmaker's 5 Dreams was awarded at the 1997 AAFF
CLEAR LEADER FILM 5
All week long festival attendees visited the clear leader table in the theater lobby, where they drew and scratched on the clear leader. Here's what it looks like. Leader donated by Film Craft Lab. Soundtrack created by Ed Special.
Debbie Abrahamson THE VOID Santa Monica, CA 38.5
Adam Abrams &Christopher Bravo HEY YINTZ! Chicago, IL 1 ~na-Victoria Aenlle BONES Fullerton, CA 11 .5 Carlo Alacchi INCUBATIO Montreal, QUE Canada 32 Daniel Alegi CZAR OF MAKE BELIEVE Santa Monica, CA 24 Kevin Anderton PARTING SHOTS
Malden, MA 30
Catherine Apple OPENING DAY Los Angeles, CA 57
Meghann Artes SO Iowa City, IA 6 Danielle Ash AlLY NYC 1 3.5 Sreet Value Productions
CARNAGE A TROIS Brighton, MI 9 Pierfrancesco Baccaro THE MUSE West Paterson, NJ 16 Claire Bain IT'S ME PART 2: FAMILY ALBUM San Francisco, CA 7.5 Sam Ball PLEASURES OF URBAN DECAY Berkeley, CA 1 8 Shawn Bannon THE BOY WITH THE BIG HEAD Newhall, CA 7 Michael Barron THE LANGUAGE OF KICKBALL Cleveland, OH 84 Paul Battista FROZEN IN THE LIGHT OF THE SUN Salt Lake City, UT 4 Elise Beauvais FULL MOON IN THE FOREST Toronto, ONT Canada 5.5 Alex Beckstead sXe Mountain View, CA 18 Roger Beebe A FRAGMENTARY HISTORY OF THE 21 st CENTURY Durham, NC 18 Randy Bell & Justin Rice LOOK BACK, DON'T LOOK BACK Cambridge, MA 30 Rodrigo Bellott DESTIERRO (EXILE) Ithaca, NY 8.5 Ricardo Berriozabal DESTINY Mexico City, Mexico 5.5 Jacob Borshard DESTROY ALL TURTLE
NECKS! Plano, TX 10.5 Ted Bourne PLANT LIFE Philadelphia, PA 9 Louise Bourque FISSURES Malden, MA 2.5 Jon Bowden DOWNTOWN
San Francisco, CA 6 Edward Neil Bowen THE HUMMINGBIRD KIMONO Nashville, TN 57 Greg Bowyer STEP OUTSIDE Culver City, CA 12 Ken Boynton WILLIAM PSYCHSPEARE'S TAMING OF THE SHRINK Seattle, WA 10 Dorothea Braemer MOONSHEEP
Philadelphia, PA 29 Benjamin T. Brammeier POPULATION St. Louis, MO 6.5 Christopher Bravo 01-03-73
Chicago, IL 16 Dietmar Brehm ORGANICS Vienna, AUSTRIA 17.5
Jason Britski YOU WOULD MAKE A
GOOD LAWYER Regina,
SK Canada 4.5
Dru Brock ROUGH CUT
Ellicott City, MD 15
Roslyn Broder MOTHER Chicago, IL 13
Owsley Brown NIGHT WALTZ SF, CA 80
Carl Brown BROWNSNOW Toronto, ONT Canada 120 Carl Brown LE MISTRIAL, BEAUTIFUL BUT TERRIBLE Toronto, ONT Canada 120 Tate Bunker PERCEPTION Milwaukee, WI 6 Kathy Burdette EVEN LOVERS HAVE STILL LIVES Laurel, MD 18 Michael Carolan JOHN KELLY TELLS ALL Dublin, IRELAND 16.5 Maia Cybelle Carpenter SITE VISIT Chicago, IL 10
A. Purcell Carson IMPORT EXPORT Palo Alto, CA 6 Charles Chadwick THE UNSEEN HAND Los Gatos, CA 4.5 Anita Chang IMAGINING PLACE San Francisco, CA 35 Lee Chatametikool MIAMI STRIPS, HOLLY WOOD DREAM Elmhurst, NY 28 Cori Chavez &Mike Picarsic PARALLAXI DAZECAL Boulder, CO 7 Bill Chayes & Isaac Solotaroff JEWS AND BUDDHISM Berkeley, CA 41 Philip Chidel FAR FROM BISMARCK
Los Angeles, CA 80
Yuen Chu BEAST WITHIN Modesto, CA 2
Elizabeth Maria Cole KIRBY CANNON CERTIFIED AMATEUR TAXONOMER Iowa City, IA 1 0 Heather Lee Colimer SMOKER Champaign, IL 5 Thomas Comerford FEY EYES PINHOLES DRUMS HUM Chicago,lL 15 Dennis Courtney ARABY La Mirada, CA 21 Kelly Crawford 4508 CLAREWOOD Detroit, MI 3 Michael Crochetiere SUBTERRANEAN PASSAGE Regina, SK Canada 31 Jack Cronin FLOURIDE West Allis, WI 7.5 Josef Dabernig &Markus Scherer TIMAU Vienna, AUSTRIA 20 Paolo Davanzo CASTELLI IN ARIA Los Angeles, CA 5 Mike Davies Jr. MESSAGE: RECEIVED Toronto, ONT Canada 20.5 Liesel de Boor WITHOUT A NAME NYC 11 Lin de Mol STRAND Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS, 3.5 Nicolas Debot VARLA, PHILOSOPHER
Stockholm, SWEDEN 3.5 DeSales KALIN'S PRAYER NYC 31 Pierre Desir ZoNa Ithaca, NY 94
Siobhan Devine RAPE Toronto, ONT Canada 1 3 Inbal Diskin CAVES OF THE MIND LlC, NY 20
Susana Donovan HAUNT #451 SF, CA 1 8
Alyssa Dressman &Matthew Homeijer THE RETURN OF FLIGHT Valencia, CA 16.5
David Duhig VAGUS SF, CA 4
Harvey Edwards TREE -RETURN TO LIFE Eagle Bridge, NY 20
Matthew Ehlers THE ALIBI Rochester, NY 1 2 Kenneth Eisenstein IF YOU COULD WRING JUPITER LIKE A TOWEL, AND OTHER CREATION MYTHS Chicago, IL 14
Kevin Everson MERGER Knoxville, TN 2 Kevin Everson SECOND SHIFT Knoxville, TN 4 Jesper Fabricius ARKITEKTUR & LANDS BY KIRKER Copenhagen 13 Dominika Ferenz GLASS BOX Sydney, NSW Australia 14
Trevor Fife STEAMING WEENIES Portland, OR 6 Bill Flannigan JIMMY RITZ
Seattle, WA 16 Gregory Feldman JOE SCHMO NYC 26 Shellie Fleming LIFE/EXPECTANCY
Chicago,lL 30 Nicolas Fonseca SUGARPLUM Montreal, QUE Canada 7 Neil Forman BLUE SKY REMISSION Holliston, MA 22 Anna Fraser EVIDENCE Deewhy, NSW Australia 5 Anna Fraser SIGN LANGUAGE Deewhy, NSW Australia 1.5 Giulia Frati SADISINFECTENZ Montreal, QUE Canada 2 Glenn Friedel UNDERDOGS Washington, DC 101
Martin Friedman, Trevor Hoff, Jahnna D'Lish & Emily Ward PENDEMONIUM LA, CA 10
Francesca Galesi DAY AND AN ARABIAN KNIGHT Los Angeles, CA 13
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Featuring Akira Matsui, choreographer from Japanese Noh Theatre; Zhou Long, jinju actor from the Peking Opera;
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Based on a classic Chinese opera, Fa Zi Du ("The Punishment of Zi Du"), Forgiveness tells of the warrior Zi Du, who kills his best friend in battle and is haunted by his friend's ghost. Incorporating some of the most revered performing arts forms in East Asia, each character provides a different ending to the story, using individual cultural forms and aesthetics to create new relationships on stage in an attempt to reconcile the memories of the past and move toward a peaceful future.
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