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Ann Arbor
Fest:ival DedicatiDn This year's festival is dedicated to the

Director's Welcome 2 Festival Staff 3 Letter from the Mayor 4 5 Membership 6 Si lent Auction 7 Festival Sponsors & Prize Donors 8 Awards Jury 9 Awards 10 Festival Tour 12 Theater Programs 13 SuperCinematic Events 28 Print Sources 37
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Board of Directors
Steve Bergman Dennis Hayes Heidi Kumao Ed McDonald Chris McNamara Jay Nelson Jaron Odish Bryan Rogers Joe Tiboni
Board of Advisors
Frank Beaver Ken Burns Bonny Dore David Gatten Lawrence Kasdan Richard Kerr Alison LaTendresse George Manupelli Deanna Morse Leighton Pierce Jay Rosenblatt
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It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 42nd Ann Arbor Film Festival. With the season of renewal upon us, I invite you to join in celebrating the art of the moving image and its power to illuminate, to reveal, to transform. If you are a first time visitor, we have a feast for your eyes; if you are a seasoned viewer, welcome home!
This is a landmark year for the Festival. For the first time, we have opened the doors of our competition to video and digital formats. We are pleased to see these media exist side by side with film, allowing us to bring you the broadest and boldest variety of voices and visions. The program continues its evolution with the expansion of SuperCinematic Events, an array of installations, performances, and salons. Creating a spontaneous and immersive environment, SuperCinematics serve to intensify the Festival experience and summon all of us to take part in the artistic process. The experiment continues.
Another exciting development for the Festival this year: we welcomed six new members to our Board of Directors. Bringing with them fresh new energy and a spirit of partnership, they have been a wonderful addition. I want to honor, congratulate and thank all of our board members for their commitment and service to this flourishing and vibrant event.
Hats off to the screening committee, who dedicated long hours of thoughtful viewing and debate to select the program of films in competition. Decisions were difficult. Nonetheless, we are proud of the quality and diversity of the program this process has produced. I extend special thanks to Carrie Cecchini, for her loyal support and hard work; and to Leslie Raymond who has been essential in bringing forth SuperCinematics. My tremendous gratitude to all the filmmakers, volunteers, sponsors, and donors whose extraordinary dedication is at the core of making this festival possible.
Society advances on the strength of community: people sharing ideas and common experience. In these times of fear and isolation, I find comfort in the community of the Ann Arbor Film Festival-from filmmakers around the world choosing to live a life invested in illuminating the truth of human experience, to the dedicated local community of film devotees who come together each year to mount this celebration. It is in this fusion of art and revelry that we find each other, come together, and thrive.

Chrisstina Hamilton Festival Director

festival staff

Festival Director Chrisstina Hamilton
Managing Assistant Director Carrie Cecchini
Screening Committee Matt Anderson, Ken Bawcom, Vera Brunner¥
Sung, Ross Ewing, Chrisstina Hamilton, Heidi
Kumao, Dan Marano
Special Projects Director Leslie Raymond
Director's Assistant Vera Brunner-Sung
Webmaster Willie Northway
Marketing Assistants Melissa Ackerman, Stephanie Kapera,
Stephanie Wooten
Poster Design Ed McDonald
Catalog Design Dave Brenner, Vera Brunner-Sung
Newsletter Graphic Design David Mudie
Fun Extra Designs Pamela Waxman, Adrian Pittman,
Jakub Alexander
Catalog & Website Editor Vera Brunner-Sung
Festival Trailer Alfonso Alvarez, Leslie Raymond, Jason Stevens
Volunteer Coordinator Lauren Bridges, Shrihari Sathe
Ad & Sponsorship Sales Ed McDonald, Tom Sura
Aide-de-Camp Simona Vaitkute
Interns Tara Billik, Ben Curtiss-Lusher, Jess Fetter, Julia
Goldstein, Jennifer Kosky, Daniel Norton, Rejoice
Osaghae, Julia Reardin, Shrihari Sathe, Lauren
Trendier, Jacqueline Wood, Stephanie Wooten
Tech Coordinator & Slide Design Dan Bruell
Concierge Rob Fagerlund
Filmmaker Check-in & Merchandise Sales Bonnie Dede
Silent Auction Coordinator Barbara Brown
Theater Art & Decoration Esther Kirshenbaum, Lou Glorie
Screening Room Facilitator Alfonso Alvarez
Q&A Moderators Jeremy Rigsby, Mark Wojahn
Opening Reception Coordinators Melissa Doris, Ann Klevgard, Gari Stein
Judge's Brunch Coordinators Melissa Doris, Ann Klevgard, Sue Webster
Hospitality Coordinators Ken Bawcom, Cynthia Ellis
Filmmaker Housing Coordinator Jacqueline Wood
Airport Pick-up Coordinator Shrihari Sathe
Pre-screeners Matt Anderson, Ken Bawcom, Carrie Cecchini,
Chrisstina Hamilton, Paul Hathaway, Stashu
Kaybartas, Kent Lambert, Alison LaTendresse,
Matthew Makinen, Dan Marano, Ed McDonald,
Chris McNamara, Claudette Stern, Simona
Vaitkute, Sue Webster
Michigan Theater Rick Berthelot, Walter Bishop, Dan Bruell,
Projection & Stage Staff J. Scott Clarke, Art McViccar, Scott McWinney,
Jim Pyke, Frank Uhle
Volunteer Support Staff Renee Balmick, George Fisher, Nickolas Gilbert,
DJ Ledford, Alan Pagliere, Shari Sacks, Cory
Snavely, Claudette Stern, Claus Theile, Adam
An enormous THANK YOU to our many dedicated
volunteers! We couldn't do it without you.

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letter from the mayor


As mayor of Ann Arbor, I'm so pleased to welcome you to the 42nd Ann Arbor Film Festival. Ann Arbor prides itself on being a vibrant bastion for the arts, and the Film Festival is in no small part a reason why. Set in the glorious Michigan Theater, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is a gem of our local arts scene.
There is its impressive history: the oldest festival of its kind in North America, an early supporter of famed artists such as Kenneth Anger and Andy Warhol, and its steadfast devotion to film as art.
But the festival is also special because of its longstanding involvement with our local community. A diverse, ever-growing group of volunteers and donors plays an essential role in the functioning and operation of the Festival. And every year filmmakers and artists from around the world descend on our city, live in the community and visit schools, participating in the exchanging of ideas.
In these times we can't help but place a special importance on what the Festi¥val contributes not only to our community but to our individual spirits. The work of these artists stimulates us-challenges us, moves us, and makes us think. Thank you for joining us this year and in the years to come, and for supporting this critical local venue for arts and ideas.
Enjoy the show! Sincerely,

Mayor of Ann Arbor

fe¤tival contributor¤ &. in-kind donor¤
Our many thanks to the following businesses and individuals for supporting this year's Festival by donating their goods, services and cold hard cash. We encourage you to thank them by patronizing their businesses.
ACLU -American Civil Liberties Union Ann Arbor Art Center Avid Technology Christie Digital Lawrence & Mary Ellen Kasdan
Peter Honeyman Consulate General of the Netherlands
Ghostly International
Institute for the Humanities ¥University of Michigan Kalamazoo Pictures Kitty & Steven Kahn Kodak Maker's Mark Distillery Michigan Television Metrotimes John Nelson Starbucks State Street Area Assoc. SKYY Vodka Tel Systems University of Michigan Program
in Film & Video Studies
University of Michigan School of Art & Design WGTE-TV WUOM -Michigan Radio
Granting Agem:les
City of Ann Arbor Nonprofit Enterprise at Work Michigan Council for Arts and
Cultural Affairs National Endowment for the Arts
Entry Fee Sponsor
University of Michigan International Institute
Dut Night Sponsorship
\aut\ Bar Common Language Bookstore HIV/AIDS Resource Center Todd Mundt -Michigan Radio &
Television pfizer Rainbow Alliance Strategic Computer Solutions Trillium Real Estate Weber's Inn WRAP -Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project
In-Kind Donors
AAAlarms Adrian's T-Shirt Printery AI Dente Pasta Arbor Beverage Company Ayla & Co. Barclay Gallery Richard Biffle Big George's Home Appliance Mart Big Ten Party Store Bivouac Cafe Felix Diamond Bullet Design Inc. Downtown Development
Authority Footprints Margaret Fong Forma Great Harvest Bread Co. Greenstreet Tree Care Edie Herrold Jules Furniture Inc. Kolossos Printing Lisa Marra Lucky Monkey Tattoo Parlour Menlo Innovations Mezzanine Overture Audio Partners In Wine & Cheese People Dancing Produce Station Rave Associates Leslie Raymond Renaissance Robert Mondavi Family of Wines Rogow & Loney, PC Schakolad Chocolate Factory Selo Shevel Gallery Sixteen Hands Sony Three Chairs Company Tobins Lake StudiolTLS Prod. Union Street -Detroit Village Corner Voila West Side Book Shop Wireless Toyz Howard White & Barbara Brown Whole Foods Market Wilkinson Luggage Shop Vineyard Wines
Festival Travel
Ruth Altchek Dave Ericksen Denny Hayes Fred Moore Pat Oleszko Rob Yelvington
Filmmaker Reception
Casa Dominick's
Judges' Meals
Angelo's Restaurant The Earl Red Hawk Seva Restaurant Shalimar Restaurant Zanzibar Zingerman's Delicatessen
Judges Brunch
Jefferson Market

Metzger's German Restaurant Say Cheese Cheesecake Bakery Zingerman's Bakehouse
Judges Dinner Party
Cafe Zola Vineyard Wines

Saturday Night [losing Party
Firefly Club Maker's Mark
Tech Support
Dan Klyn Nickolas Gilbert Dan Norton Ken Rorick
Reception Donors

Arbor Brewing Co. Blue Nile Common Grill Espresso Royal Cafe Fabulous Foods Gandy Dancer Great Harvest Bread Co. Kav's Cafe Panchero's People's Food Cooperative Produce Station SKYYVodka Syrian Cuisine & Exotic Bakeries Taste Private Chef Tios Restaurant Tuptim Thai Cuisine Zingerman's Bakehouse
Screener Food
Arbor Brewing Co. Ashley's \aut\ Bar Cottage Inn Don Carlos Zingerman's
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ACLU Ann Arbor Framing Co. Arbor Vacuum Art Showcase . Art Warehouse Avid Bank of Ann Arbor BMC Media Charles Reinhart Co. Realtors Christie Digital David Mueller, Edward Surovell
Realtors Detroit Film Theater Encore Recordings Filmmaker Magazine Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. Images Festival InterFirst Wholesale Mortgage
Lending Kalamazoo Pictures Kodak Madstone Theaters Main Street Area Assoc. Menlo Innovations Michigan Radio and Television Mid America Cine Support, Inc. Overture Audio Saturn of Ann Arbor School kids in Exile Starbucks Tel Systems University Musical Society Voila Boutique WGTE-TV
Thank you to all those who opened their homes to house visiting filmmakers, and to all the airport chauffeurs!
Extra Special Thanks to These Folks for Encouragement and Inspiration Along the Way
Alfonso Alvarez
Ken Bawcom, Leslie Raymond, Chris McNamara, Joe Tiboni Dave Brenner Verena Brunner Vera Brunner-Sung Michael & Leni Cecchini Susan Chastain
J. Scott Clarke David Dinnell Dude's Doggy Daycare Andreas Erne
Nancy Freyburger Lou Glorie Greg Highlen Bill Hill
Phil Hoffman Jayne & Genevieve Josephine, Luther, Graham Jennifer Judge Kim Kemner George Manupelli Tara McComb Pat Oleszko Dute Otto Margaret Parker Josh Pokempner Jeremy Rigsby Bryan Rogers
Bruce & Nancy Romant Jason Stevens
Mark Wojahn The Wonder Women Zelda

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a grass roots organization dedicated for the past 42 years to screening the very best in independent and experimental film. The generous financial support the Festival receives from its boosters has always been one of its strengths, and our membership campaign serves as a way to recognize these tax-deductible contributions. Putting on the Ann Arbor Film Festival is a year-round effort. Your support and the support
of the following people is deeply appreciated.
Film Legends $1000 Rita & Peter Heydon Myrna Jean Rugg & Richard Cronn*
Film Producers $500 Ronald & Jill Donovan Maio
Film l:elebrit.ies $~50 Charles Reinhart Company, Realtors Frederick & Jean Birkhill Lou Glorie Nancy LaTendresse
Film Heroes &. Heroines $100
John Baird Ruth Bardenstein & Jim Roll Olga Bilakos
Verena Brunner
Clark Charnetski Nick Durrie David Ericksen
George Ewing
Vicky Henry
Philip Hughes
David Lundin
Jill McDonough & Greg Merriman
Daniel Moerman Kostas Pappas
Andrew Rodgers
Drusilla Scott
Martin Shackelford
Mark Street & Lynne Sachs
Joe Walters
Karen & David Weinstein
Gordon & Cheryl White
John Dryden
Diana Raimi Film l:onnoisseurs $50 Bonnie Dede & Rob Fagerlund Alan & Lisa Dengiz Detroit Film Center -Anthony Morrow Steve and Heidi Herrell Esther Kirshenbaum Amy Moore Deanna Morse Jan Onder Peter Osler & Betsy Williams Bruce & Nancy Romant Susan Wineberg & Lars Bjorn

Film Lovers $~5 Bernard & Raquel Agranoff
Tony Buba

Valerie Scho Carey
Stephen Graham
Fred & Marjorie Hill
George Kargilis
Geraldine Kaylor
Doni Lystra

Margaret Parker
Michael Schippani
Judy Schwartz
Patricia Smith
Ellen Wilt

*Thank you to Pfizer for their matching gift fund.
If you would like t.o give t.o t.he Ann Arbor Film Fe¤t.ival, plea¤e fill out. t.he form at. t.he back of t.hi¤ cat.alog!

¤ilent auction

Come visit the Silent Auction. opening Tuesday evening in the upper lobby of the Theater! All proceeds go to the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Fill out a card to place a bid. Opening bids are 25% of the donated item's value and are raised in a minimum of $10 increments. Bids exceeding an item's donated value are tax-deductible.
Winners are announced immediately following the close of the auction on Sunday March 21. at 9 PM. Winners may then make payments and retrieve their items. Arrangements can be made for those who are unable to pick up items at this time, however all must be claimed by March 31. Runner-up bidders will be contacted in the event that an item goes unclaimed.
We appreciate the generosity of the following artists, businesses, and community members who have donated artwork and services for the auction, as well as those whose names were received after this program went to print.
Special thanks to Barbara Brown for all her effort and hard work in organizing the auction.
Charles Aimone
Chris Roberts-Antieu Leland Austin
Susie Ayer
Lars Bjorn
Nancy Brennan & Brad Cross, Harmony Hollow Bells
Barbara Brown
Jean Buescher-Bartlett
Fred Burkhill
Susan Byrnes
Wendy Chaiken
Martha Claus
Lynda Cole
Jill Connaughton
Niki Conraths-Lange
Jill Damon, 16 Hands
Cynthia Davis
Monique & Denny Deschaine, AI Dente Pasta
Kim Demmick
Frederick Ferri, Yoga Pro
Fourth Ave. Sleep Shop, Paul & Claire Tinkerhess
Fourth Ave. Birkenstock, Paul & Claire Tinkerhess
Carol Furtado Marie Gaston Dorothy Gotlib Helen Gotlib Richard Hackel Victoria Hayes Edie Herrold Claudine Hyatt Indulge Hair Salon
Tom Isaia, Coffee Express Esther Kirshenbaum Harriet Kozyn Jean Henry, Jefferson Market

Anne Herrmann

Tom & Cindy Hollander, Hollander's
Marie Krull
Rebecca Lambers
Jens Lange

Steven & Katherine Lesse, Abracadabra
Lisa Marra, Marra Bella
Molly Mast
Michigan Theater
Ken Mikolowski
Anne Moray
Deana Morse

Alan Pagliere, Tree Town Bees
Davy Rothbart & Found Magazine
Andrew Sacks Rubber Soul
Terri Sarris
Grace Shackman
Victoria Silks Ed Special
Claudette Stern Dylan Strzynski

True Gem Co., Garth & Judi Gottschalk
Greg Upshur, Greenbarn Works
Betsy VanderVeen Rutz
Margo West
Ellie White
Ann Whitney
Sue Wilts
Susan Wineberg
Leslie Wolfe
Michael Wolfe
Nancy Wolfe

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The Ann Arbor Film Festival is made possible with grant support from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. We extend our very special thanks to these granting institutions as well as to the following corporations, businesses, organizations and friends of the festival for their very generous sponsorship donations.
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Prize []onors
Over $20,000 will be awarded in prizes this year. 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,
organizations, and businesses listed below for generously donating to the prize fund.

$3.000 $350 $126

Ken Burns/Florentine Films Denny Hayes Matt Graff & Leslie Lawther
$300 $100

LaBour Foundation for Non¥John Minock
Palmer Morrel-Samuels/EMPA Institutional Living John Caldwell & Susan Kalinowski


Jim Freudenberg
Judy KazisfThe Tom Berman Award, Inc.

Cynthia Greig & Richard Smith Anonymous Lawrence & Mary Ellen Kasdan Richard Hackel Arbor SpringsThe DeVarti Family Dan GunningPiotr Michalowski & Deanna Relyea Michael Moore
Daniel Moerman Gus Van SantlWendy Foundation
$200 $50
Rick Cronn & Myrna Rugg* Alice LibersonFrank & Gail Beaver


Lars Bjorn & Susan Wineberg George Fisher & Kari MagillGhostly International Phillip Wilson & Beth Straebel Lars Bjorn & Susan Wineberg630 Club Kitty &Steven Kahn Susan Warner
Mark HardinMid America Cine Support Dan & Fred Bourgoise Liberty Street Video $175 Grace & Wild StudiosMichigan Vue Magazine Walter Spiller Detroit Filmmakers CoalitionTios Restaurant Eastman Kodak

John Johnson

Connie Crump & Jay Simrod Ken Kiesler Griot Editorial *Thank you to Pfizer for their matching gift fund. WGTE Public Broadcasting
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The Awards Jury is composed of internationally recognized filmmakers, artists and critics who are dedicated to independent and experimental film as an art form. The jurors' function is to view all entries programmed in the public screenings of films-in-competition and to distribute the awards money. Decisions regarding awards and
the distribution of prize monies are the prerogative of the Awards Jury and its decisions are final.
Jurors will present their own work in programs on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, at 3 PM in the main theater. See the schedule for details.
HE!IE!n Hill

Helen Hill, a filmmaker since the fifth grade, makes short animated films. She has re¥
cently been experimenting with handcrafted cinema techniques, such as hand processing
movie films in her bathtub. In 2000 she received a Canada Council for the Arts grant to
travel across Canada on a self-guided tour of handcrafted cinema, where she learned
new techniques and approaches to experimental filmmaking. Her trip has lead to new
work like her award-winning MADAME WINGER MAKES A FILM (2000), in which the
animated character is a spokesperson for her film activist ideas. She very directly assures
her audience that you don't need computers, big money, or the latest digital gizmo to
make a film; you just need a good idea. Hill's goal is to continue championing film as an
egalitarian medium. She teaches experimental animation courses in New Orleans and in
workshops at film festivals in the u.s.and Canada, to both adults and children. Hill has
lived in South Carolina, Massachusetts, California and Nova Scotia, Canada. She currently
lives in New Orleans with her husband Paul.

MontE!i'th Mc[ollum

Monteith McCollum's early years were spent in Scotland, Tasmania, and traveling across Europe in the back of a Land Rover. At the age of eight he moved back to the United States to live on his grandfather's farm in Iowa. In 1994 he received a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago, and afterwards worked for a Franciscan Catholic soup kitchen driving nuns to and from convents and delivering food. He also worked as a cameraman at a Polish and Arab cable station, which led to production jobs and teaching positions at Columbia College and the City Colleges of Chicago. Over the past decade McCollum has been involved in making films and sound compositions. His most recent documentary film, HYBRID, received an Independent Spirit Award in 2002 and was shown on P.O.v. In 2003 he and his partner, filmmaker Ariana Gerstein, received a Rockefeller Fellowship for the documentary they are currently working on, MILK. They live in upstate New York.
Bill Mo......i¤on

Chicago-born Bill Morrison has worked in film and theater since graduating from The Cooper Union School of Art in 1989. In 2001 Morrison won a Village Voice Obie award for his film work in the Ridge Theater production of Mac Wellman's Jennie Richee. His film THE DEATH TRAIN received a Bessie Award for excellence in theatrical design, and was included in the Whitney Museum's survey "The American Century: Film and Video 1950-2000." In 2000 Morrison received a Guggenheim Fellowship for filmmaking, and together with grants from NYFA and Creative Capital in 2001, he completed his first feature length film. DECASIA made its world premiere at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival and has since screened at numerous venues. His collected works have been shown in solo shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Institute of Contemporary Art, London; and the Museo de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires. Five of his titles are in the perma¥nent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Morrison lives in New York City.
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the awards

Over $20,000 in prizes is awarded by the Awards Jury, including the following annual named awards:
The Ken Burn¤ Award for Be¤t.
of Fe¤t.ival $3,000
This top Festival award was established to recognize the filmmaker with the most outstanding entry. The
award honors the film that best represents the
artistic and creative standards of the Festival. It is
sponsored by documentary filmmaker Ken Burns,
who graduated from Ann Arbor's Pioneer High
School in 1971. The Ann Arbor community is proud to have reared this influential cultural figure and
patron of independent film.
The EMPA Work Life Award $1,200
Granted to the film that best provides a witty and
insightful look at issues pertaining to careers,
employment, co-workers, the workplace, job hunting, job responsibilities, or the impact of employment on the individual's personal life. The film must be no
more than 25 minutes long. Employee Motivation &
Performance Assessment ( sponsors this award as part of its ongoing commitment to the simultaneous improvement of working conditions and profitability.
Gu¤ Van 5ant. Award for Be¤t. Film $1,000
Gus Van Sant's film career began in the early 80's, when he was making short experimental films that were awarded at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Mr. Van Sant is endowing this award to honor the film that best represents the use of experimental processes, forms, and topics.
Tom Berman Award for Mo¤t. Pmmi¤ing Filmmaker $1,000
Tom Berman was a University of Michigan film student, an early supporter and a close friend of the Festival. This award, endowed by the Berman family, is given in Tom's memory and is intended to support a young filmmaker who the Awards Jury feels will make a significant contribution to the art of film in the course of his/her filmmaking career.
Prix OeVart.i $1,000
In honor of the 40-year friendship between Dominick's and the Ann Arbor Film'Festival, this award is in memory of Dominick and Alice DeVarti. The prize is awarded to the funniest film in the Festival.

Vicki Honeyman Award for Be¤t. 16mm Film $1,000
During her 15 years as Festival Director, Vicki
Honeyman remained devoted to 16mm film. This
award honors her years of dedication and carries
forward the legacy of 16mm. The award is intended
for the 16mm film that best embodies the spirit of the
films that rock her world: technically challenging,
innovative, quirky and unique, with a strong respect
and passion for film as an art form.
Lawrence Ka¤dan Award for Be¤t. Narrat.ive Film $1,000
Endowed by Mr. Kasdan, who began his film career in Ann Arbor studying film at the University of Michigan, the award recognizes works that make use of the medium's unique ability to convey striking and original stories.
Michael Moore Award for Be¤t. Oocument.ary Film $1,000
Michael Moore gives back to the Festival what he
received in inspiration from the hundreds of films he's viewed here over the years. Proceeds from his film'ROGER AND ME (1989) fund the award.
Kodak/Film l:raft. Lab Award for Be¤t. l:inemat.ography $1500 plu¤ proce¤¤ing
$1500 worth of 16mm or 35mm film stock donated by Kodak, and the processing donated by Film Craft Lab, for the film that demonstrates the highest excellence and creativity in cinematography. Presented in honor of the many independent filmmakers who have contributed to the success of Grace & Wild's lab division, Film Craft Lab, over the last 25 years.
l:hri¤ Frayne Award for Be¤t. Animat.ed Film $500
In memory of Chris Frayne, a key participant in the Festival's early years, whose spirit and approach to life was reminiscent of his cartoon characters. The award has been endowed with the hope that his spirit will continue through the prize.
Gho¤ Int.ernat.ional Award for Be¤t. 50und Oe¤ign $500
This award is given for excellence and originality in sound design. Ghostly International is an Ann Arbor¥based independent record label focusing on innovative electronic music, founded in 1999 by then¥University of Michigan student Sam Valenti IV.

the awards

Griot Editorial Be¤t Editing Award $S[][]
Griot Editorial, Grace & Wild's creative editorial boutique, funds this annual award for excellence in the art of film editing. The awards jurors shall grant this prize to a single film that demonstrates outstanding creativity and technical excellence in the art of motion picture editing.
liberty Street Video Award for Be¤t Gay/Le¤bian Film $S[][]
Sponsored by Ann Arbor's alternative video rental store that promotes diversity and excellence in filmmaking. This award honors the film that best deals with gay/lesbian issues.
Michigan Vue Magazine Award for Be¤t Michigan Filmmaker $S[][]
This award is intended to support and encourage the local filmmaking community by rewarding excellence in a Michigan-produced film within any genre. Sponsored by metro Detroit-based Michigan Vue Magazine, which is dedicated to promoting Michigan's film, video, and multi-media production industry.
Detroit Film [enter Award $lS[][]
For the past decade, the Detroit Film Center has provided a vital center for the media arts through educational courses, screenings, events, and low-cost equipment rentals. DFC members receive deep discounts on courses and screenings, information on festivals and events, access to film and multimedia equipment and much more. The award, which is intended for a Southeastern Michigan-based filmmaker, provides the recipient $1000 in waived equipment rental fees plus $500 towards educational courses and workshops.
WGTE Public Broadca¤ting Award for Be¤t U¤e of Mu¤ic in a Film $S[][]
WGTE Public Broadcasting is pleased to present an award for the best use of music in a film. Music, used correctly and to its best advantage, can have a powerful effect on the audience. This award will be presented to the Festival entrant whose skillful use of music helps to create a truly memorable film.
[]oug Wandrei Award for Be¤t lighting []e¤ign $S[][]
Doug Wandrei spent 50 years working in the Detroit production industry, wearing the hat of every technical position possible. Based on his passion for lighting he eventually chose a career as lighting director. This memorial award recognizes the most creative use of lighting in a film in which mood and atmosphere of the environment are greatly enhanced through lighting design.
Peter Wilde Award for Mo¤t Technically Innovative Film $S[][]
In memory of the Festival's friend Peter Wilde, who cared passionately about the projected image and was a technical wizard and master of the makeshift. The award honors the film that most respects the integrity of the projected image.
Marvin Felheim Special ...Jury Award $S[][]
Marvin Felheim was a film scholar at the University of Michigan and one of the founders of the Festival. The prize is awarded to a work of film art that extends the range of subject matter traditionally dealt with in the film medium, while at the same time transcending standard genre categorization.
Tio¤ Hot ~ Spicy Award $S[][]
Ann Arbor's Tios Restaurant has been serving up the spiciest salsa around since 1987. Interpretation of "red hot & spicy" is left to the judges discretion in determining allocation of this award, which can be given to any film, based on form, content, or flavor!
I¤abella liddell Art Award $4[)[)
A memorial award for the film that best deals with women's issues. Created by friends of Isabella Liddell, who was a dear friend and long-time supporter of the Festival, and practitioner of the arts.
LawtherIGraff No Violence Award $126
This award honors the film that best demonstrates non-violent artistic communication. It is presented to the filmmaker whose film refuses to feed off fear and that successfully creates a space that is life affirming.
Honorable Mention¤ $l,62S
Remaining prize monies are distributed at the awards jurors' discretion as honorable mentions to filmmakers deserving of recognition, support, and encouragement.
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festival tour

Following the festival in Ann Arbor, a four-hour program of awarded and highlighted 16mm films is selected to represent the Festival on the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour. The tour will be on the road through mid-Decem¥ber, 2004. Each filmmaker on tour receives $1.50 per minute per tour stop for the use of their film. More stops will be added throughout the spring, summer and fall-check the Festival website for updates!
April 2 ilk. 3
Reed College Portland, OR
April 9 ilk. 1[)
College of the Atlantic Bar Harbor, ME
April 17 ilk. 18 Southwest Film Center Albuquerque, NM
April 22 ilk. 23
Kent State University Kent,OH
April 30 ilk. May 1
Cincinnati Film Society Cincinnati, OH
May 6á9
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland, OH
May 21 ilk. 22
University of California, Davis Davis, CA
June 12 ilk. 13
Foothill College San Francisco, CA
Augu¤t. 7 Capri Theatre Montgomery, AL
Augu¤t. 21 ilk. 22
Aurora Picture Show Houston, TX
Augu¤t. 27 ilk. 28
Inidana Buskirk-Chumley Theater Bloomington, IN
Sept.ember 3 ilk. 4 The Film Theatre at the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts Grand Rapids, MI
Sept.ember 9 ilk. 10
University of Tennessee, Knox¥ville Knoxville, TN
Sept.ember 17 ilk. 18
Delta Film Works Monroe, LA
Sept.ember 27
Detroit Film Theater at the Detroit Institute of Art Detroit, MI
Oct.[]ber 1 ilk. 2
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Pittsburgh, PA
Oct.[]ber 6
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
Oct.[]ber 12
Union Theater Milwaukee, WI
Oct.[]ber 17 ilk. 19
Cornell Cinema Ithaca, NY
Oct.[]ber 24 ilk. 25
DelRay Lounge & Ballroom Lincoln, NE
N[]vember 1
Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
N[]vember 6 ilk. 7
Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant, MI
N[]vember 11
Alternative Film Festival Edinboro, PA
T[]ur dat.e¤ t.[] be ann[]unced:
Webster Film Series St. Louis, MO
Alabama Filmmaker's Co-op Huntsville, AL
Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
Fine Arts Cinema Berkeley, CA
University of Chicago Chicago,IL
Northwestern University Chicago,IL

Main Theater -Tuesday March 16

B PM. [ompe'ti'tion
Opening Performam:e: Sparling Dam:e I:ompany
Peter Sparling Dance Company previews Peninsula, the full-evening,
multi-media travelogue of the state of Michigan to be premiered at
the 2004 Ann Arbor Summer Festival on June 23. This excerpt, "Part I:
From Rust and Ruin," features Frank Pahl's music and Sparling's video

KINETIC SANDWICH Eric Dyer, Baltimore, MD. MiniDV, 2.5 min. 2002.
Experimental animation. At the dawn of the motion picture era,
Eadweard Muybridge photographed motion and laid the sequential stills
out on the page, thus exposing the stillness hidden in motion. Over a KINETIC SANDWICH
century later, this concept is inverted. This work exposes the motion
hidden in stillness.

FOR SUMMERS TO COME Jennifer Hardacker, Ann Arbor, MI. DVD, 13.5
min. 2003. Experimental. The videomaker attempts to recreate her
remembered childhood summers for her one-year-old son, staging him in
various "good memory" moments. Through the use of a child's toy,
digital camera, and an editing style, a patchwork quilt is evoked.

PAPILLON D'AMOUR Nicolas Provost, Belgium. BetaSP, 3 min. 2003.
Experimental. "Nicolas Provost turns the shards of Rashomon's broken
mirror to reflect one another and stares deep into their infinite regress,
hallucinating the night-terrors of a butterfly still slumbering in its
chrysalis. If romances often exult in the transformative powers of love, it
is rare that they express this viscerally how much change can horrify or
hurt." -Spencer Parsons, Cinematexas

WHATEVER YOU DESTROY Yoni Goldstein & Max Sussman, Ann Arbor,
MI. MiniDV, 20 min. 2003. Experimental documentary. This film features
the last existing footage of Ann Arbor's collapsing artistic community in
the Old West Side building, "The Technology Center." It explores the
sociopolitical dynamics between working artists and urban

FALL Leighton Pierce, Iowa City, IA. BetaSP, 13 min. 2002. Experimental.
A struggle to hold on to the world, the various worlds we try to inhabit.
Shot in the south of France during the fall of 2001.

RESISTING PARADISE Barbara Hammer, New York, NY. 16mm, 80 min.
2003. Experimental documentary. How can art persist during a time of
war? This film uses the paradigm of the French painters Matisse and
Bonnard, who continued to paint during WWII, and Resistance fighters
from Provence. Viewers are challenged to look at their own choices in
troubling times.

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Main Theater -Wedne¤day March 17
3 PM. .Juror Presentation: Helen Hill
MADAME WINGER MAKES A FILM: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY 16mm, 2001, 9:29. Madame Winger wants you to make a film about something you love. She shows you her favorite low-budget filmmaking techniques, from cameraless animation to processing your own film in a bathtub.
TERMITE LIGHT Courtney Egan and Helen Hill. 16mm, 2003, 2:30. Made in memory of Stan Brakhage (after his film "Mothlight"), this film stars the destructive Formosan termites of Louisiana.
MOUSEHOLES 16mm, 1999, 7:40. Since I could not stop my grandfather's death, I tried to understand, through recordings of his voice, home movies and animated scenes of heaven.
TUNNEL OF LOVE 16mm, 1996, 4:00. Why fall in love with strangers when best friends make the best sweethearts? Follow a silhouette through a tunnel of love and animation to learn more.
SCRATCH AND CROW 16mm, 1995, 4:23. This hand-drawn animated film reveals the secret lifecycle of chickens, from their hatching by mother cats to their noisy ascent into Heaven.
YOUR NEW PIG IS DOWN THE ROAD 16mm, 1999, 5:00. Filmed and hand-processed in a week at Phil Hoffman's Film Farm in Canada, this film was a treasure map to lead my husband to his gift, a little pet pig.
THE WORLD'S SMALLEST FAIR 16mm, 1995,4:26. While in art school, I invited my fellow students to help create one square mile of cotton candy in fantastical shapes.
RAIN DANCE 16mm, 1990, 3:45. This animated film illustrates a lullaby about rain, which tells the story of dancing and walking among the creatures of a rainstorm. "Children, don't tremble, I saw it rain for three miles, and when it hit, I was walking among them."
FILM FOR ROSIE 16mm, 2001, 2:00. The true family history of Rosie, a pet pig.
VESSEL 16mm, 1992,6:15. This film combines drawn, cel and cut-out paper animation to follow a young girl's journey to the top of a sunflower.


Main Theater -Wednesday March 17

7 PM. [ompetition
Opening Performance: FaUNa Magazine
Davy Rothbart, creator of FOUND Magazine, author of The Lone Surfer of
Montana, Kansas, and frequent contributor to NPR's This American Ufe,
shares finds from his upcoming book, FOUND (Simon & Schuster, May
2004). FOUND's SO-state Siapdance Across America tour begins in April.
More information at

CHOPIN'S BICYCLE Eric Dyer, Baltimore, MD. MiniDV, 4.S min. 2003.
Experimental. In the creation of this work, the production staff was
replaced by the music staff: a music composition served as both editor
and compositor. In visual/procedural tandem, this video mirrors the alpha
and omega of humankind's affair with technology.

APPLE GROWN IN WIND TUNNEL Steve Matheson, Chicago, IL.
BetaSP, 26.5 min. 2000. Experimental narrative. This absurdist, microscopic
film noir follows the activities of an underground network of ill people,
desperate to create alternative methods of self-care in a world where
natural resources are disappearing.

CLUCK CLUCK {GACK GACK} Olaf Encke, Berlin, Germany. 3Smm, 6
min. 2002. Animation. Times are changing. The authoritarian boss Dr.
Brock is replaced by team supervisor Martin. But what does this mean to
the other staff members? And how does the attractive head secretary
handle the new situation?

THE COLD ONES Aaron Platt, Santa Cruz, CA. 3Smm, 7 min. 2003.
Experimental narrative. Two siblings deal with the abandonment of their
mother and the death of their father.

AEROPLANE MAN Alison Murray, London, England. BetaSP, 6 min.
2003. Experimental. After an encounter with a racist in East London,
Jonzi begins a quest to find a place to belong. Grenada, Jamaica,
America, Africa ... in each place he finds he does not really fit in. His
impersonations are full of affection but capture the sting of rejection
offered in every place.

A THOUSAND WORDS Melba L. Williams, Stanford, CA. BetaSP, 8.S min.
2003. Documentary. This film explores the effects of war and silence on a
family. Through the use of old home movies, photos and interviews with
her father and brother, the filmmaker's personal journey of uncovering
family history is exposed.

IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE EYE Bady Minck, Austria. 3Smm, 44 min.
2003. Experimental animation. The camera acts as a winking eye spying
into a poet's workroom.

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Main Theater -Wedne¤day March 17

9:3() PM. l:ompetition
IDIOT'S BREW Antonin De Bemels, Brussels, Belgium. DVD, 9.5 min. 2002. Experimental. Put some flour and a small amount of water in a bowl; add all the odd stuff that goes through your mind. Knead all this together with your hands, until you obtain a homogeneous mixture. You don't necessarily have to eat or drink the result.
POST MARK LICK Sonia Bridge, London, England. 35mm, 4 min. 2002. Experimental animation. This film explores the materiality of the postage stamp and fleeting narratives of postcards.
BUSES, TRAINS, CARS AND PLANES Bob Makara, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI. 16mm, 16 min. 2003. Documentary. This film documents the producer's journey to visit three diverse locations by various means of transportation, while satirizing the travel industry and saving money at the same time.
IN TRANSIT Doug Vitarelli, New York, NY. 16mm, 3 min. 2002. Animation. A NYC subway commute is depicted as a rhythm of abstract shapes and raw colors over the sounds of urban cacophony.
A TOM TOM CHASER Ken Jacobs, New York, NY. MiniDV, 10.5 min. 2002. Experimental. "1 do an electronic riff on the MoMa print in 'A Tom Tom Chaser,' concluding the NTSC edition. I'd been supervising a new digitalizing of 'Tom Tom' at 15 frames per second, because 15 fits neatly into NTSC's 60 fields/30 picture frames per second, thus minimizing compression 'artifacts,' a form of a visual 'noise' I wasn't welcoming." -KJ
I AM A CONJUROR Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby, Toronto, Canada. BetaSP, 8.5 min. 2003. Experimental. A science-fiction narrative about a couple who have revolutionized the course of medical and scientific history. The viewer is asked to reconsider some of the most basic ideas we hold about science, culture and everyday life.
SECURITY ANTHEM Kent Lambert, Chicago, IL. MiniDV, 3.5 min. 2003. Experimental. An ode to lovers, fear, potatoes, and paranoia, with a special appearance by u.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE David Gatten, Ithaca, NY. 16mm, 20 min. 2002. Experimental. "Conflicting descriptions of the same territory by the same William Byrd fracture in an attempt to inhabit the same space, yielding to obscure landscapes that vividly depict the numerical distances relegated to an appendix. As subtly rhythmic and droll as it is outwardly austere, David Gatten's continued perusal of the Byrd library generously rewards patience with its faithful curiosity." -Spencer Parsons, Cinematexas.

51:reening Room -Wednesday Marl:h 17

Visiting filmmakers are invited to bring film and video works not included in the program to share in an intimate, informal setting. Filmmakers are available for questions following the screenings. Free and open to the public.

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8 PM. Lost. Film Fest.ival
Opening Performance: The Poem Adept
Peter Rothbart AKA the Poem Adept performs a cover of "The Booty Don't Stop," a homemade booty-rap song from a tape found on the ground in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The Poem Adept's first album, Songs for the Long, Lonely Drive, will be out in April. More booty at


Lost. Film Fest.ival: Hollywood I:an Suck It.!
The Hollywood Can Suck It! tour premieres at the Ann Arbor Film Festival with a new program for 2004 featuring scathing and hilarious social commentary from North America and beyond in the form of narrative shorts, documented pranks, and hot amateur protest footage from around the world. "This is about smashing the illusions cast by Hollywood and CNN," says festival director Scott Beibin. The program is an action-packed 100 minutes long, and never drags. Beibin spins the films in the same way a house DJ spins records, and narrates with amusing anecdotes and behind-the¥scenes information about the films.
Lost Film Festival is a traveling showcase of truly independent (read: anti-authoritarian + anti-corporate) film based in West Philadelphia. It's a totally grassroots and DIY concept of how to run a film festival of politically conscious dark comedy. Lost Film Fest regularly appears at theaters and universities, but its indigenous environs are squats, clubs, warehouses, political convergences, and rooftops. For more information and complete listings go to
10 PM.
THE SON OF SAMSONITE Mike Olenick, Columbus, OH. DVD, 9.5 min. 2002. Experimental narrative. This film uses several text streams to bombard the viewer with multiple narrative possibilities. Composed of a series of extended images (often cinematic memories), it is filled with irony and black humor, puns and pop songs, and a troubled relationship that unfolds amongst disasters.
THE FOURTH WORLD WAR Richard Rowley, New York, NY. BetaSP. 76 min. 2003. Documentary. Shot on the frontlines of struggles on five continents, where the mainstream media cannot go, this film is the untold human story of the current global conflict. It is the story of men and women around the world who resist being annihilated
in this war.

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Main Theater -Thursday March 18
3 PM. Juror Presentation: Monteith MI:[olium HYBRID 2000,93 min, B & W 16mm. In a rather unusual form, where animations of crawling and mating corncobs alternate with meditative nature scenes, this documentary tells the story of one man's obsession with hybrid corn. Using dry Midwestern wit, the film delves deep into one family's complex relationships with an eccentric man who finds solace in the whispers of rustling cornfields. Winner ofAAFF Best of Festival in 2001 .
5 PM. L.el:ture/sl:reening: Julia 51:her
Julia Scher is an artist who employs electronic security and closed circuit surveillance systems to create transitory web/installation performances exploring issues of power, control, seduction, responsibility, and the experienced environment. Presented by the UM School of Art & Design Penny
W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series. Reception to follow at Work, 306 S. State Street. Free and open to the public.
7 PM. Competition
Opening Performance: 5i1t.
San Francisco-based collaborative trio silt make their Ann Arbor debut with their performance/installation "Luminal Lines." A cinematic exploration of the river landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, the piece investigates lines of perception, the "lattice patterns of convergences and associations, sympathetic and divergent vectors that we find ourselves immersed in." First of two performances.
An installation by silt is on view at the festival's superCinematics@WORK exhibition. Silt appears with support from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design Roman J. Witt Visiting Faculty Program.

CARELESS REEF: MARSA ABU GALAWA Gerard Holthuis, The Hague, Netherlands. 35mm, 12 min. 2003. Experimental. A deep dive under the surface of the sea, searching for the places where man normally does not go. Under water everything looks the same-Egypt, Florida, Mexico, Asia, The Maldives. Coral is coral and a Lionfish looks the same. Everywhere.
WORST CASE SCENARIO John Smith, London, England. BetaSp, 18 min. 2003. Experimental. This film starts out as a series of still photographs depicting daily life on a Viennese street corner. But as Sigmund Freud casts his long shadow across the city, the static world slowly and subtly comes to life and an increasingly improbable chain of events and relationships starts to emerge.
FORTRESS Potter-Belmar Labs, Ann Arbor, MI. DVD, 5 min. 2003. Experimental. The establishment condemns the visionary.
BLUE LIKE A GUNSHOT Masoud Raouf, New York, NY. 35mm, 5.5 min. 2003. Experimental animation. The visual transposition of a powerful poem about the barbarity of our world.
GLASS CROW Steven Subotnick, Providence, RI. BetaSP, 6 min. 2004. Experimental animation. In 1618, some Protestant nobles angrily broke into a meeting in Prague Castle and pushed two Catholic ministers out a window. But the men were saved when they landed on a pile of waste in the castle moat. This was known as the Defenestration of Prague.
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Main Theater -Thur¤day March 1B

RESORT Anna Abrahams & Jan Frederik Groot, Netherlands. 16mm, 14.5 min. 2002. Documentary. A precise film about housing of asylum seekers in the Friesian towns of Joure and Drachten.
THE GEOSOPHIST'S TEARS Peter Rose, Philadelphia, PA. BetaSP, 8 min. 2002. Experimental. Shot during a seven-week cross-country road trip in the aftermath of the catastroph ic events of Sept. 11, 2001, this video offers unstable metaphors for the state of the union and a respectful homage to the traditions of painting.
JOURNEYS Vinayan Kodoth, Ahmedabad, India. 35mm, 37 min. 2003. Documentary. What does it mean to be part of a desperate crowd of seven million commuters to whom the suburban train journey between home and workplace has become the survival of the fittest? Using sound and visual juxtapositions, the film builds up a surreal picture in the city of Mumbai (Bombay).
9:3(] PM. Competition
RED THINGS Max Porter, Port Washington, NY. BetaSP, 9.5 min. 2003. Animation. A mysterious phenomenon overtakes a small town, wreaking havoc with all things red.
NOCTURNAL ADMISSIONS Kara Blake, Montreal, Canada. MiniDV, 3 min. 2003. Experimental. A 153-year-old house collects and reveals the traces its inhabitants have left behind.
DOWN ON THE FARM Alfonso Alvarez, Berkeley, CA. 16mm, 6.5 min. 2003. Experimental. "Amid the rolling flatlands west of Toronto, there is a place they call the Film Farm. It is an ancient Mennonite farmhouse and barn, and it is here that loyal pilgrims journey every summer to make hand-crafted films. This short work is my story of a week's worth of exploration and inspiration." -AA
MOUNTAIN STATE Bill Brown, Lubbock, TX. 16mm, 19 min. 2003 . Experimental documentary. A brief history of the westward expansion of the United States, as told by 25 roadside historical markers in West Virginia.

WAR Jake Mahaffy, Roanoke, VA. 35mm, 86 min. 2003. Experimental narrative. This film reveals the internal struggles of three isolated characters amid the rural ruins of a disappearing America.


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5creening Room -Thursday March 1B
An Avid representative showcases Avid Xpress Pro with Avid Mojo digital video editing software. Session attendees are automatically entered in a drawing to win a free copy of the software. Advance registration is available at Free and open to the public.

Out: l\Iight:
Come to the \aut\ Bar for a reception following tonight's screenings! \aut\ is located at 315 Braun Court, across from Kerrytown on Fourth Street.
B PM. Outfest LA: Favorites from Outfest 2003
Presented by Outfest, the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Outfest is a leading showcase for diverse, international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender film and video. Outfest produces the largest and oldest continuous film festival in Southern California, featuring more than 200 feature and short films, seven venues and attendance of over 42,000 people. Funny, sassy and smart, this program includes award-winners and festival favorites from the 2003 festival.
HUNG UP Jonah Markowitz (Los Angeles, CA), BetaSp, 9:00, 2003. A cell phone catastrophe sends a man on a heart-thumping race to regain his dignity.
GAY GIRLS ON THE P.L. Ana Lopez (Los Angeles, CA), BetaSP, 8:00, 2003. Girls meeting girls over the party line leads to fun and trouble!
STRANGE AND CHARMED Shari Frilot (Los Angeles, CA), BetaSp, 16:00, 2003. Merging science and sexuality, the love lives of three women are seen through the point of view of quarks.
STAND BY Tony Osso (New York City, NY), BetaSP, 9:00, 2003. A moment of truth strikes a nerve between a mother and son in this unconventional, comical coming out drama.
ONE FINE MORNING Scott Boswell (San Francisco, CA), 16mm, 16:00, 2002. It's the fall of 1988 and a high school senior can't wait to see the boy of his new wave dreams.
FOTOSTAR Michele Andina (Switzerland), 3Smm, 14:00,2002. A closeted photo shop employee has hot imaginary affairs with beautiful men in pictures.
D.E.B.S. Angela Robinson (Los Angeles, CA), 3Smm, 11 :00, 2002. A gang of gorgeous brainy high school girls is on a top-secret spy mission to save the world.

Screening Room -Thur¤day March 18

10 PM. EompeUtion
Special live performance by drag sensation the Rubi Girls to follow their film!
THIS IS THE BIKE RIDE TO WORK Stephanie Gray, Queens, NY. DVD, 10 min. 2002. Experimental. The bike ride to work is swiftly and slowly, dreamily documented with stories of real life scenes along the way as the bike ride heroine is thinking them. When was the last time you rode your bike and noticed the neighborhood?
PORCELAIN Morgan Rashida Stiff, Los Angeles, CA. BetaSP, 5.5 min. 2003. Narrative. The story of a gay Filipino man who is faced with the idea of being a fetish when he goes home with a white man he meets at a club. Upon finding a china man figurine among other Asian paraphernalia he is forced to confront difficult issues about his identity.
PRETTY THINGS Michael Lucid & Amanda Quinn, Los Angeles, CA. BetaSP, 27 min. 2003. Highlights from the first season of the gender-bending sketch comedy show airing on public access TV across the country. Features best friends and creators Lucid and Quinn as a variety of recurring characters, often playing multiple characters in each scene. Not in competition.

Jonathan McNeal, Kettering, OH . BetaSP, 28 min. 2003. Documentary. In the heart of the Midwest, a tight-knit group of professional gay men has been embraced by the community for their fresh approach to comedic drag and dedication to HIV/AIDS fund raising. In addition to documenting the history of the "Girls," the film also attempts to redefine the term "family values."


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Main Theater -Friday March 19
3 PM. .Juror Pre¤entation: Bill Morri¤on FOOTPRINTS 1992,6 min, b/w & color, 16mm. Sound design by Jim Farmer. The co-evolution of cinema and modern man, set to a marriage of "Island of Lost Souls" and Duke Ellington's "Caravan."
THE FILM OF HER 1996, 12 min, b/w, 35mm. Music by Bill Frisell and
Henryk Gorecki. The story of a clerk who rediscovers the paper print collection in the vaults of the Library of Congress. The memory of an ancient piece of pornographic footage serves as his muse, as he struggles to save the collection from incineration, and himself from obscurity.
DECASIA 2002, 67 min, b/w, 35mm. Music by Michael Gordon. Using nitrate-based master elements with severe emulsion deterioration, this film depicts Man's struggle to transcend his own mortality as the very fabric of his world disintegrates before our eyes. Kasper de Roo conducts the basel sinfonietta, performing Michael Gordon's masterful symphony.
LIGHT IS CALLING 2004, 8 min, color, 35mm. Music by Michael Gordon. A single from James Young's "The Bells" (1926) was optically reprinted and edited to Michael Gordon's 7 minute composition. A meditation on the random and fleeting nature of life and love, as seen through the roiling emulsion of an ancient film.
7 PM. [ompetition
Opening Performam:e: !lilt
San Francisco-based collaborative trio silt make their Ann Arbor debut with their performance/installation "Luminal Lines." A cinematic exploration of the river landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, the piece investigates lines of perception, the "Iattice patterns of convergences and associations, sympathetic and divergent vectors that we find ourselves immersed in." Second of two performances.
An installation by silt is on view at the festival's superCinematics@WORK exhibition. Silt appears with support from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design Roman J. Witt Visiting Faculty Program.
THIS IS OUR SLAUGHTERHOUSE Matthew Broerman, Cincinnati, OH. DVD, 20.5 min. 2003. Documentary. For the ten workers of Broerman Poultry Processing, every weekend of the past twelve years has been spent slaughtering chickens. This short documentary follows these ten workers, revealing their surprisingly close relationships, despite the gruesome nature of their job.
LATE Diane Cheklich, Royal Oak, MI. 16mm, 7.5 min. 2003. Experimental. Late night. Troubled souls. Evangelist Phillips, dispenser of hope.
THE OGRE Ip Yuk-Yiu, Hong Kong, China. DVD, 1.5 min. 2003. Experimental. A kaleidoscope of self-devour autoeroticism.

Main Theater -Friday March 19

OUT OF THE ETHER Kerry A. Laitala, San Francisco, CA. 16mm, 10 min. 2003. Experimental. This film unleashes septic musings about fear in the guise of microbial menace and mayhem.
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD Diane Nerwen, Brooklyn, NY. DVD, 4.5 min. 2003. Experimental. Oil, flying horses, and tales of liberation swirl together in this Technicolor action-adventure-fantasy starring Charlton Heston as a swaggering Texan empire-builder in Baghdad and Conrad Veidt as his nemesis. The film draws on imagery and dialogue from classic Orientalist cinema to depict a clash of civilizations, Hollywood-style.
I AM PALESTINE Suha Araj, San Francisco, CA. BetaSP, 15.5 min. 2003. Documentary. Millions of separate lives, yet one collective experience. This documentary explores what it means to be Palestinian while Palestine does not exist on a map. For Palestinians, there is a story to be told, a purpose to exist, and a reason to believe in a future.
PEEP SHOW J.X. Williams, San Francisco, CA. 16mm, 46 min. 1965/2003. Experimental narrative. J.X. Williams' notorious screed against the Chicago Syndicate comes to the screen for the first time after nearly four decades in limbo. A secret history of the Kennedy Administration involving a Mafia plot against Frank Sinatra to addict him to heroin. THE THIEF OF BAGDAD
9:30 PM.
MOUSKOURI AND A CABBAGE TREE Miriam Harris, Auckland, New Zealand. BetaSp, 6 min. 2003. Animation. "This animation explores some of my memories as a child growing up in New Zealand in the 1970's. Nana Mouskouri, along with Abba, was a major musical icon during this period. A cabbage tree has long spiky leaves and is a fixture in the New Zealand landscape, found in suburban gardens as well as the native bush." -MH
THE INVISIBLE HAND Lori Hiris, New York, NY. 16mm, 12 min. 2003. Animation. A story of greed, gambling, bankruptcy, and confession.
THE AROUSING ADVENTURES OF SAILOR BOY Jenny Bisch, Winnipeg, Canada. 16mm, 8.5 min. 2002. Narrative. A day in the life of Sailor Boy as he searches for the hermaphrodite of his dreams.
FISH NEVER SLEEP Gaelle Denis, London, England. BetaSP, 6.5 min. 2002. Animation. Naoko is a complete insomniac. She tries everything to sleep. She works in her own sushi restaurant. She lives close to the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, the biggest fish market in the world. So why do the fish never sleep?

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Main Theater -Friday March 19
HARRIS RANCH Danielle Lurie, Los Angeles, CA. MiniDV, 3 min. 2003. Documentary. When we drive on Highway 5, between Los Angeles and San Francisco, we can choose when to look out the window. Sometimes what we see can change our lives forever.
THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE Jack Cronin, Detroit, MI. BetaSP, 14 min. 2001. Experimental documentary. A personal, experimental documentary that briefly explores the lives of Burtin and Carla Cronin, the filmmaker's parents. This work blends interviews with home video and filmic collage to explore the randomness of memory and visual texture of perception.
TENDER BODIES James Duesing, Pittsburgh, PA. 35mm, 8 min. 2003. Experimental animation. A darkly humorous story about characters that are the result of genetic experiments. They are hunters and hunted and one unusual specimen becomes the entertainment at a strange party.
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Paul Bush, Chicago, IL. BetaSP, 5.5 min. 2001. Experimental. Imagine that the camera is possessed with a psychosis similar to human schizophrenia. Suppose that this disease subtly changes every single frame of film while leaving the narrative superficially intact.
YOU ARE HERE (CONNECTICUT DIARY: MAY 7,1983) Bryan Konefsky, Albuquerque, NM. MiniDV, 7 min. 2003. Experimental. "This work is an example of personal media archeology revisiting 35mm slide documentation of a prank executed in 1983. It was interesting to consider what historical baggage might have attached itself to these stills 20 years later. The work addressed ideas of heroism and what that term has come to mean in recent years." -BK
MODEL PRISONER Katherin Mcinnis, San Francisco, CA. MiniDV, 7.5 min. 2003. Documentary. This documentary investigates the Visible Human Project, which consists of nearly 2,000 images of every millimeter of the human body. Its "subject," Joseph Jernigan, was executed in Texas in 1993. Downloaded data, archival footage, original video, and intersections between legal and medical all show ways of viewing and identifying the human body.
330.20 Joey Huertas, Bronx, NY. BetaSp, 37 min. 2003. Experimental narrative. A fascinating look at the criminally insane. Using a cast of non¥professional actors with psychiatric histories themselves, the film explores a world only derivative of criminal illness.


Sl:reening Room -Friday Marl:h 19

1 PM. PANEL: What the hell was that?
Panelists: Jeff Economy, Bruce McClure, Steve Rife, Terri Sarris Moderator: Chris McNamara
A filmmaker-led discussion of works screened in the festival program, some of which will be rescreened prior to the discussion. Free and open to the public.

Two back-to-back shows of live performances, film, and video that explore and celebrate the sound-image relationship. Organized by artist Leslie Raymond. All work in competition is marked (*).
Lobby performance between shows: Let"s Stay in Tonight
Erin Markey & Bryan Heyboer's performance/video installation couches audience reception to cinema and television in the language of choreo¥graphed movement to everyday gesture. Get out your binoculars and raise an eyebrow to eavesdrop on a night at home gone campy.
8 PM.
*ELECTRONIC SPINE TRACK 1 (SHORT VERSION) Julie Meitz, Detroit, MI. MiniDV, 4:30. 2003. Experimental. Zoom into Space! Zoom into Blood! This is a mixture of great 16mm educational films, transferred to digital, and remixed to the beat of music by Midwest Product.
STATICEROSION Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Chicago, IL. MiniDV, 3:30. 1999. Organic tapestries of decaying matter dissolve time as flowers bloom and erosion becomes the birth of complex compositions.
Live Performance: Josh Rosenstock (Chicago, IL)
Duet for Alto and Tenor Televisions is a performance piece using an electronic video/music instrument of the artist's own design. In the improvised performance, tiny snippets of historical found footage are obsessively re-examined and remixed into a live sonic and visual collage.
READING AND CLEANING bubblegone vs. verzerren, Ann Arbor, MI. DVD,
5:00. 2004. The process of emptying oneself in music and image creation through examining subconscious objects in our lives.
FIREWORKS (NO MAIL DAYS ARE SAD DAYS) Jeff Economy, Chicago, IL. MiniDV, 15:00.2003. A fugue for rock band and explosives. The piece originated as a specially made film for the band Califone to improvise to during their live show. The soundtrack for this version was recorded in-studio. World premiere.
GIRL SHOOTS 2 BOYS BRAWLING! Potter-Belmar Labs, Ann Arbor, MI. MiniDV, 1 :30.2003. A fight to the death!? Made for the Low Voltage Film Festival category "music video (no rock music)."
*JET Michaela Schwentner, Austria. BetaSp, 6 min. 2003. Experimental. A precisely composed interplay of color and form which structures the viewer's perception significantly.
*THE STAIRWAY AT ST. PAUL'S Jeroen Offerman, Netherlands. BetaSp, 8 min. 2003. Experimental narrative. Rock bands supposedly placed hidden messages in their records that could only be heard when played backwards.

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Screening Room -Friday March 19
Live Performance: Thinkbox (Windsor, Canada)
Thinkbox combines electronic music, sound art, digital cinema and live performance to create a complex sensory experience for the audience. The collective's primary aim is to "promote and advance the new media artist as content provider/cultural producer in the changing art landscape of the new century." Join Thinkbox after hours tonight at the Firefly Club, where they celebrate the release of their new CD Thinkbox Editions 02: Guitar.

1[] PM.

*TO THE HAPPY FEW Thomas Draschan, Austria/Germany. 16mm, 4.5 min. Experimental. The film is structured around a mystical idea of mandala, in this case pictures of suns, galaxies and planets in sync with an Indian Bollywood song. The film covers a wide variety of found footage from various sources and decades starting in the 1930s until the end of the 1980s.
*L'CEIL LOURO OU VOYAGE MECANIQUE Augustin Gimel, Paris, France.'DVD, 3 min. 2003. Experimental. Rotating landscape, animated postcard, the Anosy lake in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Live Performance: The Shenanigans (Lansing, MI)
The Shenanigans Summon the Bat. Jitter and maxlmsp are used to make both music and video simultaneously and in real time. Nested metronomes send out signals, different elements of the audio and video are manipulated, L'CEIL LOURD DUVOYAGE MECANIQUE different samples are cued, moved, or processed. Audio improvisation: each gesture creating both music and video.
*SOFA ROCKERS Timo Novotny, Austria/Japan. BetaSp, 4:30. 2000. Experimental. Timo Novotny's video for Richard Dorfmeister's Sofa Surfers Remix studies how each beat has its own speed and each tempo suggests certain images. Near the end, the rhythm materializes in the human body.
*ELECTRONIC SPINE TRACK 4 Julie Meitz, Detroit, MI. MiniDV, 6:30. 2003. Experimental. Reverb-Boost-Overdrive! Flashback to the early electronic music devices!

Live Performance: Bruce McClure (Brooklyn, NY) CUT
Cut. "Cut to length, coiled in a can, imperfectly transparent clear leader is a/ Cut horizontally and fitted into the pressure plate assembly of a projector, the/ technological substrate used to mark potential with a beginning and an end.! interference of a brass plate is both additive or subtractive." -BM
TINY INCONSISTENCIES Raymond Salvatore Harmon, Chicago, IL. MiniDV, 4:30.2001. The subdued flame-like flashes and sounds reinforce the feeling of quietly smoldering passion. These elements come together to create a delicate composition which is abstract, yet full of feeling.

Live Performance: Ken Butler (New York, NY)
Voices ofAnxious Objects: Lost & Sound. The artist/musician performs mesmerizing world trance textures and driving melodic gypsy grooves on an amazing arsenal of amplified hybrid string instruments made from household objects and tools. Duchampian Dada meets Hybrid Hindu Hendrix.

Main Theater -Saturday March i2D

1 PM. Kid¤ Flick¤!
COLORFORMS Eva Saks, New York, NY. 35mm, 7 min. 2003. Narrative. The story of a very messy little girl. In competition.

The Next. Generat.ion at. KAFI 2(]()3
Age is not a limit when it comes to producing animation! Kalamazoo Animation Festival International presents a highlighted program of animated films from its 2003 competition by filmmakers ranging in age from the third grade to college. KAFl's mission is to promote new talent and help give direction to an up-and-coming generation of animators. For more information visit
Filmmaker ages: Y= 12 years of age and younger; T= 13-18 years; COLORFORMS C= two year college; P= post-secondary; G= graduate
LET'S GO ICESKATING! ATTACK OF THE 50 RESURRECTION Gloria So, Gava/Gate FOOT B MOVIE Kai Zhang, Mississippi State Animation. 0:40, Y. Capital Children's Museum. 1 :04, T. University. 3:40, G.
GRAPES ANYONE? UNTITLED THE BOY WHO COULD Allie Freed, Hannah Walton, Vancouver Film School. 1 :43, P. SMELL THE FUTURE and Aimee Plamondon, Suttons Kurt Nellis, Galaxy 12. 1:30, G.

Bay. 1 :07, Y.
Kalamazoo Valley Community IT'S MY LIFE ANIMATION THEATER College. 4:04, C. Nicky, Roger, Shannon, Jonathan Scott Leiter. 7:11, Y. Yeesang, Yongsiang, and
Huiwen, Nanyang


Polytechnic. 2:40, P.
Treasure Mountain Middle

School. 11 :30, Y.
Vancouver Film School. 3:57, P.

Toonz Animation, India. 4:00, Y.
Vancouver Film School. 2:59, P.

Capital Children's Museum.
Gigi Chen, School of Visual 2:04, T.
Arts. 2:00, P.

Darnell Jones-Bey,
Steven Dorchester, Vancouver EOCHS. 3: 15, T.
Film School. 3:01, P.

Toonz Animation, India. 4:00, T.
Harry, Henry, Ivan, Shawn,

Jarvis, Riduan, and Jasmine, Davis Silis, EFA. 5:00, T.

Nanyang Polytechnic. 4:40, P.

Toonz Animation, India. 4:00, T. Kellogg Community College. Vancouver Film School. 3:26, P.
3:30, C.

ENTROPY MACHINE Michael Pifer, Education for UNTITLED the Arts. 3:30, T. Vancouver Film School. 3:25, P.
Peter Enns, Gave/Gate Vancouver Film School. 3:05, P. Animation. 1 :05, T.
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42nd ann arbor film festival ExPANDING EVENTS

Lynda Cole "Stream of

O []igital l:anva¤
Â¥ "White Peace" 2004 FILMVIDEODIGITALsciousness"
Ann Arbor Art Center
mobile installation, box office 117 Liberty St.
Diversified formats co-exist, February 20-March 17 Language Removal Services glittering and dangling in and "Live video," a visual art form found at the

"Hollywood's Golden Age" about the box-office sphere.

crossroads of video, performance, music, and sound sculpture, corridor alcove
painting, is usually presented in a club, theater
Language Removal Services, the Claus Theile or other performance setting. For Digital Canvas,
world's leader in language "Frame" artist/curator Leslie Raymond recontextualizes
removal services for language installation, back hallway this work in a gallery. Featuring work by area

removal applications, presents artists Shenanigans, juliE mEitZ, verzerren vs.
static language portraits of some Howard White bubblegone, Detroit Techno Vision, and

of the greatest names from "Paint Yourself" 2004 vjFutureWorkerG i rl .

Hollywood's "silent" era. interactive image production,
theater lobby CLOSING PARTY

James Leonard Wednesday March 17,4:30-6:30 PM
"Untitled Portrait Series" 2003 Christine Miner-Minderovic & Featuring live 16mm film performance by

five-channel video installation, Lou Glorie Bruce McClure (Brooklyn, NY)

main lobby under stairs Filmmakers Lounge 5:00-6:00 PM
Fifteen stoic portraits, captured in Scotopic Turbulence: Crib and Sift super slow motion, reveal their
Noel Stupek "Crib and Sift" is an array of screening possibili¥
Restrooms ties for four film print orientations made from some water balloons.
human sides with the help of an original 16mm ink sneeze. It is a register of

Jeanetta Harabasz¥symbolic solutions devoted to deliberate Stepniewski & Jennifer Tanau obstruction and calculated aimlessness
Beili Liu
Back hallway recognizing that wreckage is often more"Hua La La" 2004
interesting than structure.

sculpture, stairway landing

Julie Meitz

Work Gallery 306 State St.
March 12-21
An exhibition of sculpture and installation art
that expands cinematic screen experience outside
the context of the movie theater and into the
gallery. Artists include Rae Davis (Ontario), John
Kalymnions (NYC), Frank Pahl (Detroit), silt (San
Francisco), Anne Walsh (Berkeley), and
UM Art & Design Video Class.




Ions are held nightly at the Firefly Club, 207 Ashley St., following evening eater screenings. Nightly cover is $5 at the door; free for Festival pass holders. turday party is free for all ticket holders and $10 for all non-festival attendees. member your ticket stub-and be sure to try the Firefly's specialty Manhattan,
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athic.AV is a blend of artists joined together by creativity. Our sion is to freely express emotion, explore ideas and to share with
ers... the mPathic Audio Visual experience. We do this by
aborating to create works that explore the meshing of music, ~matic art, spoken word and other art forms.
~dne¤day March 17 ciachrome Kommandos :h OJ Bob Moir isent The Reel Room
Dy an ambient evening of the beautiful and unapologetically lIog format that is 8mm film. The Kodachrome Kommandos will sent their grainy, worn, and nostalgic libraries of home movies n life in the 20th century. Multiple projectors shoot flickering Miers to live accompaniment courtesy OJ Bob Moir and his ticular pastiche of dance soundtracks and folly.
ur¤day March 18
f Economy & Carolyn Faber: Optimism Overran Invention :h Matt OeGenero and Scott Tuma lmakers Jeff Economy and Carolyn Faber have excavated,
ected, cut, shot and/or chemically altered dozens of film loops I fragments for this performance. They project their images ultaneously and alternately, superimposing, fading and dissolving ) each other to create a fluid yet completely improvised whole out ;eemingly scattered, tattered pieces. Each performance is uniquely igned for each venue.

On display throughout Festival Week; projections viewable after dark.
e Steve Eberle
"Orbit" 2004
animation, window projection
Downtown Home & Garden, 210 Ashley St.

Inspired by the scientific discovery of Johannes
Kepler in the year 1605 that has made it possible
today to land probes on the surface of Mars,
"Orbit" is hand-drawn animation, animated,
composited and sequenced on the computer.
More information:

AV Noel Stupek "Sheet Music"
Firefly Club, 207 Ashley St.
Â¥V VJ Future Worker Girl "video loop dee loops"

storefront installation with video projection Matrix Gallery, 111 Fourth St.
Friday March 19 Thinkbox CO Release Party

Join the Thinkbox crew as they improvise a live audio and video mix in celebration of the release of their new CD, Thinkbox Editions 02: Guitar.
"Thinkbox is a Windsor/Detroit artist collective that began their collaborations in the late 90's. Their vision of art includes 'producing a kind of experimental intermedia that is both unfamiliar and unique.'" -Jhoan Baluyot, WindsorVox

Saturday March 2lJ

Eyeball Earhole Confederation
The Ann Arbor Film Festival closing a0Mar~
party features the artists from the
Digital Canvas exhibition jamming live, hi-tech, low-tech, analog,
digital, film, video, sound, and image. Head across the street to visit:

Performative video installation
11 :00 PM-1 :00 AM
Downtown Home & Garden, 210 Ashley St.
Satoru Takahashi, Keiko Kurachi, Christopher Bradley (Ann Arbor, MI)

This device will give you the paradoxical experience of "now here" and
"no where" at the same time, with a sense of humor. Two bicycles are
connected by a steel structure and participants chase each other in a
circular motion. Accompanied by video images of roads from different
cities, their movements are projected on multiple screens.

Main Theater Saturday March 20
3 PM. [
DANCING DOG Francesca Talenti, Chapel Hill, NC. MiniDV, 3 min. 2003. Animation. Faithfully devoted to his master, Dancing Dog also leads a secret life of song and dance. Here he sings Cole Porter's "You Do Something To Me," in Marlene Dietrich's voice.
MERIDIAN DAYS Trevor Fife, Portland, OR. 16mm, 11.5 min. 2003. Documentary. A hauntingly poetic travelogue that stems from audio and visual material collected on a three-week luxury ship cruise taken with the filmmaker's 82-year-old grandmother. Through the combined use of text, voiceover, and visual metaphor the film explores themes of aging, alienation, and independence.
ECLIPSE Chel White, Portland, OR. BetaSP, 3 min. 2003. Experimental. In this work, enigmatic images trail the path of a poem, exploring one aspect of grief when a life is eclipsed. The often controversial subject of a woman's right to choose is depicted from a perspective that is intentionally more personal than political.
NOCTURNO Naoko Sasaki, Delta, Canada. 16mm, 6 min. 2003. Experimental. A woman struggles with the sense of emptiness in life. Her emotional landscape is reflected in the images around her. A seemingly mundane domestic scene is transformed into something mysteriously sensual and deeply emotional. All the images in the film are taken from a bread-making process captured in macro.
THE GRIFFITH CIRCLE: HIDE & SEEK Ip Yuk-Yiu, Hong Kong, China. DVD, 4 min. 2002. Experimental. Recycling a scene from a D.W. Griffith short, this work explores the enigma of the cinematic space perpetuated by the so¥called continuity system that has dominated classical film practices for over a century. It turns a simple and often neglected act of screen direction into a playful meditation on spatial construction and a symbolic game of cinematic "hide and seek."
CONSTRUCT Daniel Gahr, Oakland, CA. 16mm, 4.5 min. 2002. Experimental. Shot entirely frame-by-frame in San Francisco's fi'nancial district, the celluloid mediates the dismantling of the enormous glass and concrete structures as these fragmentations morph into a hyper-kinetic quasi-animation.
TOO MUCH REMEMBER Tony Gault, Englewood, CO. 16mm, 11 min. 2003. Experimental. A found footage narrative constructed from over 30 educational films from the 1940s to the 1970s which explores how narratives form our consciousness.
A L1TILE FABLE P'arry Drew, Ann Arbor, MI. MiniDV, 1.5 min. 2003. Animation. A mouse wanders endless halls until his world becomes so completely narrow that he is forced into the last chamber where a trap awaits him.

Main Theater -Saturday March ~D

PERHAPSIWE Solomon Nagler, Winnipeg, Canada. 16mm, 11 min. 2003. Experimental. Within the mystical spaces of Judaic self-doubt falls a dreaming painter from Polish city of Lodz. A million murdered spirits bring him into a world of faded photographs and stone angels, whose petrified teardrops forever scar the widowed landscape of Poland.
EXPOSURE Peter Collis, Rye Harbour, England. 35mm, 5.5 min. 2003. Experimental animation. A curious and remote coastal research site becomes a vibrant and graphic testament to impermanence. Using a range of experimental animation techniques, the film studies physical exposure to time and weathering, photographic exposure to light, processing chemicals, and mark-making directly onto celluloid.
ZIJKFIJERGIJOK reMI, Austria/Netherlands. BetaSp, 3 min. 2003. Experimental. Numerous types of analog secularities serve as the big crash or, more specifically, the unhindered electronic impact: illustrations from old encyclopedias and textbooks, fragments of texts and sentences, and apparently irrelevant information.
ALIEN Chris J. Melnychuk, Calgary, Canada. 35mm, 1.5 min. 2003. Animation. An animated film utilizing antitechnological filmmaking methods such as scratching, inking, and bleaching directly onto 35mm film.
LE SILENCE EST EN MARCHE Pierre-Yves Cruaud, Montpellier, France. DVD,
3.5 min. 2002. Experimental. Insuperable barriers limit vital space of human LE SILENCE EST EN MARCHE activities. We attend the development of already regulated lives. Will we hear voices? The video interrogates our report in the social conditioning.
STABLE Robert Todd, Boston, MA. 16mm, 7 min. 2003. Experimental. This multi-layered film portrait of an old-fashioned New England farm offers a chance to live with it, get lost in it, and move beyond it. All image layering in this work was done in-camera.
MONKEYS AND LUMPS Nancy Andrews, Seal Harbor, ME. 16mm, 37.5 min. 2003. Experimental animation. A hybrid of drawn animation, live action and puppetry. The film's character, Ima Plume (pronounced EE-MA PLOOM), is a chalk-talk specialist or public illustrator who draws before small audiences. Her chalk-talks are represented in the hand drawn animation segments.
7 PM. [ompet:it:ion

Opening Performance: My Ma!iiter ;!ii a Cullectur
Using the entire theater, Cynthia Pachikara, Terri Sarris, and Marianetta Porter offer a screen event/light installation, based on the poetic work Slave Moth by Thylias Moss. A lighting system comprised of projectors throws shadows and moving images from behind the audience and onto the screen. The work explores structures of "veiled knowledge" and""implied power" suggested in the poem, as well as examining the frontally-specific orientation of the movie theater.

50 FEET THAT SHOOK THE WORLD John Cannizzaro, Tarzana, CA. MONKEYS AND LUMPS BetaSP, 2.5 min. 2003. Animation. This stop-motion homage to the Russian silent classics takes a twisted look at the age-old war between film and video (imagine Svankmajer remaking Potemkin!). Made for LA Flicker's "Attack of the 50 Foot Reels"-1 roll of Super 8 film, edited IN camera.
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Main Theater -Saturday March 20
SHARONYl Jennet Thomas, London, England. BetaSP, 10.5 min. 2000. Experimental narrative. This is the story of two young girls who dig up a tiny woman from the back garden. They incubate her in their mouths, she sleeps in their bed, and they lock her in a doll house wallpapered with pornography to make her grow up faster, feeding her through a tube in the door.
THE FINE ART OF POISONING Bill Domonkos, Oakland, CA. BetaSP, 5.5 min. 2002. Experimental animation. A lavish chiaroscuro montage of 2D and 3D animation, still photography and hand drawn images, this film seduces the viewer into an elegant netherworld of deceit, plotting, and secretly-served revenge.
VANESSA Kevin Everson, Charlottesville, VA. 35mm, 3 min. 2002. Documentary. A film about loss and Michelangelo.
DISSIDENT: OSWALDO PAYA AND THE VARELA PROJECT, Heidi Ewing, New York, NY. BetaSP, 17.5 min. 2003. Documentary. This documentary artfully captures Havana's physical and spiritual struggle against totalitarianism. The work is about Mr. Paya, who takes advantage of a loophole in the Cuban constitution that allows legislative initiatives for any petition with 100 Cuban signatures.
FAST FILM Virgil Widrich, Austria. 35mm, 14 min. 2003. Experimental. On the surface, this film seems to be a simple rescue story. The catch is that all its scenes were taken from 300 different works produced in the course of film history. No less than 65,000 paper print-outs of individual images were employed. After being folded into thousands of objects such as planes and train cars and arranged in complex tableaux, they were photographed with a simple digital camera and loaded into a computer, image by image.
MOVE Benjamin Garry, Amherst, MA. MiniDV. 53 min. 2003. Documentary. A documentary covering the entire controversial history of the radical MOVE organization from Philadelphia. Narrated by Howard Zinno World premiere.

9:30 PM. [ompeUtion
SOGGY PENIS SYNDROME Rosy Boyer, Syracuse, NY. BetaSP, 5.5 min.
2003. Experimental. Size might not matter, but hardness does in this fun
exploration of soggy, soft penises and the girls they scare.
HOW TO TELL WHEN A RELATIONSHIP IS OVER Tony Roche, London, England. 35mm, 6 min. 2003. Narrative. The story of a couple splitting up fifteen different ways.
THE BURNING BRIDE Eveline Ketterings, Netherlands. 35mm, 6 min. 2003. Experimental. One intent shot documenting a mystifying random act of aspiration, or fitness. A bride, misplaced to some colorless Hong Kong bardo, flails and jumps like there is no past and no future. Persistence in time and the question: why? The question is always a motivation.
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Main Theater -5atllrday March i2D

PEOPLE ARE SICK FROM EATING CANDY ALL DAY LONG Brent Coughenour, Southfield, MI. BetaSp, 3 min. 2003. Documentary. A father and son dance. Father leads. Son follows. A lesson in conflict resolution.
THE CHAOS HAGS Courtney Egan, New Orleans, LA. MiniDV, 8 min. 2003. Experimental. A series of short, collage-like digital animations of the female body, using body parts "sampled" from images of actresses found in television and film.
A TRICKLE DOWN THEORY OF SORROW Mary Filippo, New York, NY. BetaSp, 15 min. 2002. Experimental. A documentary that tackles issues of work, class and gender roles. The filmmaker uses a montage of images to prompt considerations of connections between consumerism, global labor practices, motherhood and the relationship between money and happiness.
TRAN SCAN Stephen Arthur, Vancouver, Canada. DVD, 8 min. 2003. Experimental animation. A stunning cross-continental journey. A cosmic zoom. A geography lesson. A secret ingredient. Fun for the whole family.
LOST BALL Akiyoshi Kitagawa, Tokyo, Japan. DVD, 11 min. 2003. Experimental. On a cloudy summer afternoon, this incident happened: suddenly, the suburban boom-town dwellers were wiped out. The investigators were sent to the town, but they, too, disappeared. Only the empty town was left.
BRAND NEW TRIATHLON Rick Raxlen, Victoria, Canada. 16mm, 8.5 min. 2003. Animation. Busy. Got to keep busy. Busy is good, not busy is bad. So we play at a new hipper triathlon... bowling, cricket, tai chi ... a veritable ironman's or ironwoman's dream.
TO RE-EDIT THE WORLD David Sherman, San Francisco, CA. MiniDV, 32 min. 2002. Experimental documentary. Assembled from the contents of 4 boxes of 50's and 60's films shot by San Francisco filmmaker Dion Aigne, this work spins through a lost history, a disappearance of names and faces and works and words of the characters who comprised one of the great chapters in American Underground filmmaking.
BATAILLE Nicolas Provost, Belgium. BetaSp, 7 min. 2003. Experimental.
"In the violence of overcoming, in the disorder of my laughter and my sobbing, in the excess of raptures that shatter me, I seize on the similarity between a horror and voluptuousness that goes beyond me, between an ultimate pain and an unbearable joy!" -George Bataille
THE SPIRIT OF GRAVITY Victor Bellomo & David Pace, Palo Alto, CA. 35mm, 5.5 min. 2003. Animation. Inspired by Friedrich Nietzsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra," in which Nietzsche sings his philosophy to a small town, this animated mini-musical arouses the villagers to join him in defying the forces of nature.

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Sr:reening Room -Sat.urday Marr:h 20
1 PM. PANEL: What the hell was that?
Panelists: Jan Schuijren, Chris Kubick, Phil Hoffman, Julia Ostertag Moderator: Chris McNamara
A filmmaker-led discussion of works screened in the festival program, some of which will be rescreened prior to the discussion. Free and open to the public.
4 PM. Surpri¤e!
Hot off the plane from Amsterdam, Jan Schuijren arrives with a suitcase of tapes in hand. After weeks of viewing at the Rotterdam Film Festival and the Argos Festival in Brussels, and poring over the European Media Art Festival submissions for this spring's edition in Osnabruck, Germany, Jan has handpicked the most compelling fresh new work from the screens of Europe. You'll only know what you're going to see when the titles start rolling over the screen. A special thank you to all the participating artists, and to the institutions that made this program possible: Argos in Brussels ( and the European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck ( TARNATION
There will be a hand-out with titles and descriptions at the screening... come and see for yourself!
Jan Schuijren (Amsterdam, Netherlands) works as an independent curator on the development and presentation of visual art projects, exhibitions and film and video programs. He is currently working on a European group exhibition entitled "Real World Theatre -encapsulated in life, " which will open at both SPACE and Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh in October 2004.
B PM. Sper:ial Feat.ure
2003,88 min. (Unrated) Directed, Written & Edited by Jonathan Caouette Gus Van Sant, Executive Producer John Cameron Mitchell, Executive Producer
Jonathan Caouette has done something probably unprecedented: he's assembled his entire life on screen using photos, home movies, video and audio diaries, phone messages, dramatic reenactments, 80's pop culture samples and fragments from his own short films. This was all done entirely on Apple's iMovie program-edit, sound, effects, mix. The result is a searing autobiography shot through with the dark humor and unquenchable love that buoy Jonathan through his complex existence to this very day. "TARNATION is a film about youth, art, sexuality, mental illness, America and survival," he states. "It's also a love letter to my mother, Renee, and to all mothers everywhere." TARNATION
After seeing a rough cut, Cannes Best Director Gus Van Sant and Sundance Best Director John Cameron Mitchell came on board as
Executive Producer and Co-Executive Producer, respectively.
TARNATION defies easy categorizing, neither narrative nor documentary, but the filmmaker's naked revelations take us on an unforgettable journey, which is both highly disturbing and humanly sweet. TARNATION

Screening Room -Saturday March 20

10 PM. Up Close_and personal
Jan Schuijren's assembly of video work by artists from Europe and Canada takes a closer look at our intimate selves.
Total running time: 70 min.
SEX AND SADNESS (PART 1) Brian MacDonald (CAN, 2001, 4:12, Video). A five-part production, out of which three parts are being shown. In Part One we see the face of a woman, almost motionless, telling the sad tale of her life in an unfamiliar language. Sex and death are linked together in her story again and again and form the leitmotiv in her life.
THE HIGHEST POINT Julika Rudelius (NL, 2002, 12:30, video). In this reaction to the banal porn with which we are presented on television, advertising, and wherever we look, the women almost clinically tell their stories. By never completely "unveiling" them, Rudelius enhances the value of the film as a documentary or reality soap.
SEX AND SADNESS (PART 2) Brian MacDonald (CAN, 2001, 2:48, Video). A man lies on a bed, with only his head on screen, and a woman's two feet next to him. His silent thoughts are visualized by written text. Depressing thoughts, of powerlessness, misfortune and loneliness.
THE GLASS WALL Dora Garcia (BEL, 2003, 28:00, video). Two girls are in permanent contact with each other through an electronic answering machine. Without any visual contact or prior knowledge they begin to sound each other out through questions and fantasy images.
SEX AND SADNESS (PART 3) Brian MacDonald (CAN, 2001, 2:58, video). Text rolls vertically over the screen, accompanied by music. It is the script for a film about "sex and sadness," a person's ultimate loneliness, the incapacity to truly bond, the desire to, the tragedy of life. The film was never made as reported at the end, but nevertheless plays out again and again.
SEX JUNKIE Julia Ostertag (GER, 2002, 10:00, video). A film about the difficulty to join love and sexuality, the incompetence to live without emotional closeness. Sexuality as a source of affection, the restlessness of longing, the fear of rejection. From the combination of erotic and explicit imagery, and a disturbingly personal and voyeuristic text, a complex essay emerges.
Jan Schuijren (Amsterdam, Netherlands) works as an independent curator on the development and presentation of visual art projects, exhibitions and film and video programs. He is currently working on a European group exhibition entitled "Real World Theatre -encapsulated in life," which will open at both SPACE and Wood Street Galleries in Pittsburgh in October 2004.
"Up Close_and personal" curated by Jan Schuijren, 2004. © with the artists. SEX JUNKIE Contact:

42nd ann arbor film festival
Sunday March 21
Main Theater
12 PM. Tarnation [See Saturday B PM]
2 PM. Eompetition Feature
Opening Performance: Arwulf Arwulf
MONSTER ROAD, Brett Ingram, Durham, NC. BetaSP, 80 min. 2003. Documentary. This film explores the wildly fantastic worlds of legendary underground clay animator Bruce Bickford. Tracing the origins of his remarkably unique sensibility, the film journeys back to Bickford's childhood in a competitive household during the paranoia of the Cold War and examines his relationship with his father, George, a retired Boeing engineer who is facing the onset of Alzheimer's Disease.
5 PM: Awards Screening
7 PM: Awards Screening
9 PM: Awards Screening

Screening Room
1 PM. Eompetition Feature
DOUBLE DARE Amanda Micheli, San Francisco, CA. BetaSP, 81 min. 2003. Documentary. This documentary explores the lives of Jeannie and Zoe, the stunt doubles for Wonder Woman and Xena: Warrior Princess, as they face the challenges of a dangerous and male-dominated profession. .
3 PM. Eompetition Feature
THIS EXISTENCE IS MATERIAL Denise Kaufmann, Iowa City, IA. 16mm, 10 min. 2003. Experimental. This film dismantles multiple binary relationships in order to explore how boundaries across generations, genders, and oceans are shaped or dissolved by language, travel and modernity.
THE MESSENGERS Helen Doyle, Montreal, Canada. BetaSP. 65 min. 2003. Documentary. An encounter with some exceptional artists who are also compelling characters. A film that takes us on a journey to meet some of them, learn about their hopes and beliefs, their questionings and doubts, and to show a way towards a better future for the world.
5:3[] PM. ...Judge"s Show: Helen Hill
(See Main Theater listing for Wednesday, 3 PM.)
7:3[) PM. ...Judge"s Show: Monteith McEolium
(See Main Theater listing for Thursday, 3 PM.)
9:3[) PM. ...Judge"s Show: Bill Morrison
(See Main Theater listing for Friday, 3 PM.)
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A LlTILE FABLE P'arry Drew 902 Baldwin Ann Arbor, MI48104
A THOUSAND WORDS Melba l. Williams 344 Olmsted Rd., Apt. #248 Stanford, CA 94305
A TOM TOM CHASER 94 Chambers St. New York, NY 10007
A TRICKLE DOWN THEORY OF SORROW Women Make Movies 462 8roadway, 5th Floor New York, NY 10013
AEROPLANE MAN Antonia Maguire Hellhound Ltd.
ALIEN Chris J. Melnychuk 1052 Ranchview Rd. NW. Calgary, Alberta T3G IR9 Canada
APPLE GROWN IN WIND TUNNEL Kent Lambert VDB,SAIC 112 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603
THE AROUSING ADVENTURES OF SAILOR BOY Matthew Etches Winnipeg Film Group 304-100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1 H3 Canada
BATAILLE Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
BLUE LIKE A GUNSHOT Masoud Raouf 350 5th Avenue, Suite 4820 New York, NY 10118
BRAND NEW TRIATHLON Rick Raxlen 1716 Lee Avenue Victoria, BC V8R 4W8 Canada
THE BURNING BRIDE Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
BUSES, TRAINS, CARS AND PLANES Bob Makara 264 Hamilton Ct. Grosse Pointe Farms, MI 48236
CARELESS REEF: MARSA ABU GALAWA Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austin TX 78712
THE CHAOS HAGS Courtney Egan 2500 Constance St. New Orleans, LA 70130
CHOPIN'S BICYCLE Eric Dyer 601 W. 38th St. Baltimore, MD 21211
CLUCK CLUCK (GACK GACK) Martina Liebnitz Presidential Office/Festivals Hochschule fOr Film und Fernsehen Marlene Dietrich Allee 11 D-14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg Germany
CONSTRUCT Daniel Gahr 2424 E. 11th St. Oakland, CA 94601
DANCING DOG Francesca Talenti 1140 Madison Womble Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27517
THE DEER AND THE ANTELOPE Jack Cronin 15 East Kirby, Apt. 1011 Detroit, MI 48202
DISSIDENT: OSWALDO PAYA AND THE VARELA PROJECT Loki Films 601 West 26th St., 17th Floor New York, NY 10001 lokifiI
DOWN ON THE FARM Alfonso Alvarez 1601 Woolsey St. Berkeley, CA 94703
DOUBLE DARE Amanda Micheli 1330 Rhode Island St. San Francisco, CA 94107
DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE Kent Lambert VDB,SAIC 112 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603
ECLIPSE Chel White 1801 NW Upshur, #290 Portland, OR 97209

EXPOSURE Peter Collis 3 Burnham Cottages Tram Road Rye Harbour East Sussex TN3 17TZ England
FALL Leighton Pierce PO Box 3246 4317 Riverbed Rd. SE Iowa City, IA 52240

FAST FILM Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
THE FINE ART OF POISONING Bill Domonkos 1061 66th Street Oakland, CA 94608
FISH NEVER SLEEP Gaelle Denis 45 Dewhurst Road London W14 OES England
FOR SUMMERS TO COME Jennifer Hardacker 2017 Dexter Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
FORTRESS Potter-Belmar Labs 407 Potter Ave. Ann Arbor, MI48103
THE FOURTH WORLD WAR Richard Rowley 56 Walker Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10013
THE GEOSOPHIST'S TEARS Peter Rose 4313 Lavriston St. Philadelphia, PA 19128

GLASS CROW Steven Subotnick 228 Gano St. Providence, RI 02906
THE GRIFFITH CIRCLE: HIDE & SEEK Ip Yuk-Yiu School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong Tat Chee Ave. Kowloon, Hong Kong China
HARRIS RANCH Danielle Lurie 8343/4 Hyperion Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90029

HOW TO TELL WHEN A RELATIONÂ¥SHIP IS OVER Tony Roche 14 Franconia Road London SW4 9ND England
I AM A CONJUROR Emily Vey Duke & Cooper Battersby 401 Richmond St., #452 Toronto, Ontario M5V 3A8 Canada
I AM PALESTINE Suha Araj 122 27th St. San Francisco, CA 94110
IDIOT'S BREW Antonin De Bemels Avenue de I'Hippodrome, 147 1050 Brussels Belgium
IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE EYE Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
IN TRANSIT Doug Vitarelli 130 Malcolm X Blvd., #805 New York, NY 10026
THE INVISIBLE HAND Lori Hiris 129 E. 101 St., #6 New York, NY 10029
JET Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austin TX 78712
JOURNEYS Vinayan Kodoth No.4, Vrindavan Apartment Ahmedabad, Gujrat 380015 India
KINETIC SANDWICH Eric Dyer 601 W. 38th St. Baltimore, MD 21211
LATE Diane Cheklich 2833 Vinsetta Blvd. Royal Oak, MI 48073
LE SILENCE EST EN MARCHE Pierre-Yves Cruaud 5 Rue De La Saunerie 34000 Montpellier France +33661704011
l'OEIL LOURD DU VOYAGE MECANIQUE Augustin Gimel 22 Rue des Cascades 75020 Paris France
LOST BALL Akiyoshi Kitagawa Kojima-cho, 3-15-2 Daini-Morooka-Biru #206 Chofu, Tokyo 1820026 Japan
MERIDIAN DAYS Trevor Fife Northwest Film Center 1219 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR 97205

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THE MESSENGERS Ian Oliveri InformAction Films 1000 Amherst Street, Suite 301 Montreal, Quebec H2L 3K5 Canada
MODEL PRISONER Katherin Mcinnis 849 Scott St. San Francisco, CA 94117
MONKEYS AND LUMPS Nancy Andrews PO Box 142 Seal Harbor, ME 04675
MONSTER ROAD Brett Ingram 105 Davidson Avenue Durham, NC 27704
MOUNTAIN STATE Bill Brown PO Box 53832 Lubbock, TX 79453
MOUSKOURI AND A CABBAGE TREE Miriam Harris 50A Waiatarua Rd Remuera, Auckland 005 New Zealand
MOVE Benjamin Garry 19 Ball Lane Amherst, MA 01002
NOCTURNAL ADMISSIONS Kara Blake 4470 Rue de Bullion Montreal, Quebec H2W 2G 1 Canada
NOCTURNO Naoko Sasaki 6638 Lyon Rd. Delta, BC V4E 1H9 Canada
NOT TOO MUCH REMEMBER Tony Gault 1311 E. Bates Ave. Englewood, CO 80113 tgault@du .edu
THE OGRE Ip Yuk-Yiu School of Creative Media City University of Hong Kong Tat Chee Ave. Kowloon, Hong Kong China
OUT OF THE ETHER Kerry A. Laitala 798 Post St., #304 San Francisco, CA 94109
PAPILLON D'AMOUR Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
J.X. Williams Archive c/o Noel Lawrence San Francisco, CA 94102
PEOPLE ARE SICK FROM EATING CANDY ALL DAY LONG Brent Coughenour 21591 12 Mile Rd. Southfield, MI
PERHAPSIWE Matthew Etches Winnipeg Film Group 304-100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1H3 Canada
PORCELAIN Morgan Rashida Stiff 10732 Lawler Street, Apt. 4 Los Angeles, CA 90007
POST MARK LICK Sonia Bridge 106A Shepherdess Walk London N1 7JN England
(310) 739-0871
RED THINGS Max Porter 39 N. Bayles Ave. Port Washington, NY 11050
RESISTING PARADISE Barbara Hammer 55 Bethune St., #523H New York, NY 10014
RESORT Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
THE RUBI GIRLS Jonathan McNeal 2812 San Rae Dr, #1 Kettering, OH 45419
THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE DIVIDING LINE David Gatten Dept. of Cinema & Photo Ithaca College, Park Hall Ithaca, NY 14850
SECURITY ANTHEM Kent Lambert 2326 W. Belmont Ave Chicago, IL 60618
SHARONY! Kent Lambert VDB , SAIC 112 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60603
SOFA ROCKERS Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austin TX 78712
SOGGY PENIS SYNDROME Rosy Boyer 409 Prospect Ave., #4 Syracuse, NY 13303
THE SON OF SAMSONITE Mike Olenick 399 W. 2nd Ave. Columbus, OH 43201
THE SPIRIT OF GRAVITY Victor Bellomo 633 Seneca Street Palo Alto, CA 94301

STABLE Robert Todd 57 Cornwass St., #3 Boston, MA 02130
THE STAIRWAY AT ST. PAUL'S Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank do Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
TENDER BODIES James Duesing 412 Valley Dr. Pittsburgh, PA 15215
THE THIEF OF BAGDAD Diane Nerwen 135 Deude St. Apt. 2L Brooklyn, NY 11211

THIS EXISTENCE IS MATERIAL Denise Kaufmann PO Box 10115 Iowa City, IA 52290
THIS IS OUR SLAUGHTERHOUSE Matthew Broerman 344 Shiloh St., #104 Cincinnati, OH 45220
THIS IS THE BIKE RIDE TO WORK Stephanie Gray 143-62 Sanford Ave. Queens, NY 11355
TO RE-EDIT THE WORLD David Sherman 51 MC Coppin Street San Francisco, CA 94103
TO THE HAPPY FEW Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank c/o Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austin TX 78712
TRAN SCAN Stephen Arthur 373-1755 Robson St. Vancouver, BC V6G 3B7 Canada
VANESSA Kevin Everson 107 First St. South Charlottesville, VA 22902
THE WAIFEN MAIDEN Dominic Angerame 20 Romolo #4 San Francisco, CA 94133
WAR Jake Mahaffy Hollins University PO Box 9614 Roanoke, VA 24020
WHATEVER YOU DESTROY Yoni Goldstein 426 Second St., Apt. 6 Ann Arbor, MI 48104
WORST CASE SCENARIO John Smith 164 Richmond Road Dalston London E8 3HN England
YOU ARE HERE (CONNECTICUT DIARY: MAY 7,1983) Bryan Konefsky 224 Jirard Blvd. SE Albuquerque, NM 87106
ZIJKFIJERGIJOK Ralph McKay Sixpack Film Americas / The Filmbank do Cinematexas UT Dept. of Radio-TV-Film 1 University Ave. Sta. A0800 Austi n TX 78712
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