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48th Ann Arbor Film Festival Program

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March
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2010
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48
TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
MARCH 23-28, 2010

48
TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL

CALENDAR OVERVIEW 2 WELCOME FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR 4 48TH AWARD JURORS 5 FILMMAKER AWARDS 6 AWARD DONORS 8 KEY MEMBERS & DONORS 8 INSTALLATIONS 9 FESTIVAL STAFF & VOLUNTEERS 10 FESTIVAL KNOWLEDGE AND VENUES MAP 13 SPONSORS 15 OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION & SCREENING 16 WEDNESDAY PROGRAMS 18 THURSDAY PROGRAMS 25 FRIDAY PROGRAMS
31 SATURDAY PROGRAMS
45 SUNDAY PROGRAMS
58 PRINT SOURCES
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION JUROR PRESENTATION: JUROR PRESENTATION:
BEN RUSSELL TOMONARI NISHIKAWA
6PM 1 PM 1 PM
Michigan Theater Main Auditorium Michigan Theater Screening Room Michigan Theater Screening Room

OPENING NIGHT SCREENING TIME MACHINE: FILM JAM
FILMS IN COMPETITION SABINE GRUFFAT & BILL BROWN OPEN SCREENING
8:15 PM 5 PM 3:30 PM
Michigan Theater Main Auditorium UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium Michigan Theater Screening Room

DIAMOND PIVOT BRIGHT PENNY W. STAMPS PRESENTS FILMS IN COMPETITION MATTHIAS MOLLER
7PM 5PM
Michigan Theater Main Auditorium Michigan Theater Main Auditorium
DANIEL BARROW OUT NIGHT LIVE PERFORMANCE FILMS IN COMPETITION
7:30 PM 7PM Michigan Theater Screening Room Michigan Theater Main Auditorium
FROM HONEYTOASHES NICKY HAMLYN:
FILMS IN COMPETITION SELECTED FILMS 1990-2008

9:30 PM 7:30 PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium Michigan Theater Screening Room
A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION, ILLUMINATIONS OFTHE BEYOND A LUX PROGRAMME FILMS IN COMPETITION
9:30 PM10 PM Michigan Theater Main AuditoriumMichigan Theater Screening Room

AFTER PARTIES
TUES Tap Room @. Arbor Brewing Co.
10:30 PM-1 AM

WED Babs' Underground Lounge
10:30 PM-2 AM

THURS SH\a(H\ & \ aut\BAR
10:30 PM-2 AM

FRI Dark Matter @. The Blind Pig
10:30 PM-2 AM
Cafe Felix
10:30 PM-2 AM

SAT Sava's State Street Cafe DJ Bob Moir and friends
10:30 PM-2 AM
WASTELAND UTOPIAS
FEATURE IN COMPETITION
10 PM Michigan Theater Screening Room
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY

JUROR PRESENTATION: THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?
IRINA LEIMBACHER FILMS IN COMPETITION LECTURE & DISCUSSION
1 PM 11 AM 12 PM
Michigan Theater Screening Room TOMORROW'S OBSOLESCENCE PANEL 3:30 PM UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium Michigan Theater Main Auditorium THE MEMO BOOK: FILMS BY MATTHIAS MOLLER 12:30 PM Michigan Theater Screening Room UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium EXPANSIVE GROUNDS FEATURE IN COMPETITION 1 PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium

DREAM AWAKE ALL THAT LIES BETWEEN US SEEING IN BETWEEN
GERRY FIALKA WORKSHOP FILMS IN COMPETITION CHICK STRAND PROGRAM 2
5 PM 1 PM 1:30 PM
Ann Arbor District library Michigan Theater Main Auditorium Michigan Theater Screening Room

MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE FILMS BY PAVEL MEDVEDEV EVERYBODY KNOWS
FILMS IN COMPETITION FILMMAKER IN FOCUS THIS IS NOW HERE·
5:30 PM 3 PM 3PM
UMMA Helmut Stern Auditorium Michigan Theater Screening Room Michigan Theater Main Auditorium

FLYING LOTUS PLAYS HEAVEN & EARTH MAGIC 7 PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium CONSTANTS TO NOTHING FILMS IN COMPETITION 3:30 PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium KENNETH ANGER RETROSPECTIVE 2 3:30 PM Michigan Theater Screening Room
HOW THE DARKNESS DOUBLED FILMS IN COMPETITION 7:30 PM Michigan Theater Screening Room OFFAND RUNNING FEATURE IN COMPETITION 5 PM Michigan Theater Screening Room AWARDED FILM PROGRAM 1 6PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium
THIS ANIMATED LIFE FILMS IN COMPETITION 9:30 PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium TEHRAN HAS NO MORE POMEGRANATES· 7 PM Michigan Theater Screening Room AWARDED FILM PROGRAM 2 8PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium

NAOMI UMAN AN EVENING WITH
THE UKRAINIAN TIME MACHINE KENNETH ANGER
10PM ~30PM
Michigan Theater Screening Room Michigan Theater Main Auditorium

MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THE ROOM THAN OTHERS·
12 AM Friday and Saturday Night 9:30 PM State Theatre Michigan Theater Screening Room
MATTER AND MEMORY FILMS IN COMPETITION
10 PM Michigan Theater Main Auditorium • FILMS IN COMPETITION
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FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Film is an art form based on time. Festivals are a seasonal
occurrence. I find it more than coincidental that our film festival, a forum for bold, imaginative, and challenging creative work, arrives with spring in Ann Arbor. This city is ready to come
alive and it's now time for the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
In our 48th consecutive year, approaching a major anniversary milestone, we are increasingly aware of our legacy with independent and experimental cinema. This year we are especially honored to receive distinction and support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for multiple tribute screenings and an onstage conversation with avant•garde film icon Kenneth Anger. His influential Scorpio Rising screened at the 2nd AAFF in 1964 at a time when both he and the Festival were distinct outsiders to the world of movies. Now, almost fifty years later, Anger and the AAFF are joined once again in celebration of their shared commitment to film as a powerful, transformative art form.
This year's Festival connects accomplished filmmakers across generations and geography. We welcome Festival juror Irina Leimbacher, who will present two programs of works by another icon of avant-garde cinema-the late Chick Strand. Strand 's vision for the expressive possibilities for non-fiction cinema resonate with the work of many of the featured filmmakers at the 48th Festival, including Festival juror Ben Russell, Naomi Uman (U.S./Ukraine), and Pavel Medvedev (Russia). German filmmaker Matthias Muller also draws influences from featured filmmaker Kenneth Anger, among others.
A festival committed to pioneering cinema, however, is not focused solely on its legacy. Artists such as Daniel Barrow, Sabine Gruffat and Bill Brown take traditional storytelling mediums into compelling new territory. From England, Nicky Hamlyn, an internationally renowned structuralist film-maker, presents the first screening of his work in Ann Arbor. Festival juror Tomonari Nishikawa, an active presence in Japan and S.E. Asia 's nascent avant-garde film scene, presents his energetic new experimental work. Benjamin Cook, from London-based distributor LUX, brings us recent work from European artists with cross•over success in both the art gallery and independent film worlds. More than 100 filmmakers share their new work in our awards competition, with over a dozen U.S. and world premieres. And, of course, we are proud to present the world premiere of a new score for Harry Smith's Heaven & Earth Magic performed live by a rising star of hip hop and avant-garde electronic music-Flying Lotus.
Our 48th festival also reaches beyond the Michigan Theater, the heart of the AAFF, with arteries leading to moving art exhibitions curated in collaboration with the Ann Arbor Art Center and UM's Work Gallery, a public program at the Ann Arbor District Library, and several programs at the University of Michigan Museum of Art. These programs and exhibitions, all free to the public, are part of our increasing efforts to engage our community with the art of film and moving image.
It's springtime and the Ann Arbor Film Festival is here. We hope to challenge, stimulate and inspire you. Welcome to the Festival.

Donald Harrison Executive Director

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AWAR01URORS

IRINA LEIMBACHER
Irina Leimbacher is a San Francisco-based film curator and
scholar. She is co-founder of kin021 and former artistic director of San Francisco Cinematheque, where she curated experimental and documentary programs for 12 years. She curated the he 2009 Flaherty Seminar and has created film programs for venues including the Pacific Film Archive, San
Francisco International Film Festival, Cinemaayat Arab Film
Festival, San Francisco Camerawork, and Cinema Project in
Portland, Oregon. Her touring series of the work of feminist film pioneer Germaine Dulac was presented at MoMA, Cinematheque Ontario, and the UCLA Film Archive. She has taught at UC Berkeley, San Francisco State University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Sarah Lawrence's Florence Program, and her writing has been published in Film Comment, La critica sociologica, Bright Lights, Framework, Wide Angle and elsewhere.
TOMONARI NISHIKAWA
Born in Nagoya, Japan, Nishikawa started filmmaking in 2001, and his works have been screened at film festivals, including Ann Arbor Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Media City Experimental Film Festival, New York Film Festival. and Toronto International Film Festival. While pursuing his MFA at San Francisco Art Institute, Nishikawa started making film installations, and such works have been exhibited at Berlinale, Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, and Still Motion in Toronto. One of his installations, Building 945, received the 2008 Museum of Contemporary Cinema Grant. Nishikawa works as a guest adviser for Yebisu International Festival for Art & Alternative Visions in Tokyo, and he is one of the founders and co-directors of KLEX: Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film and Video Festival. He is currently teaching at Binghamton University, as a visiting artist at Cinema Department.
BEN RUSSELL
Ben Russell is an itinerant media artist and curator whose films and performances have been presented in spaces ranging from 14th Century Belgian monasteries to 17th Century East India Trading Co. buildings, police station basements to outdoor punk squats, Japanese cinematheques to Parisian storefronts, and solo screenings at the Rotterdam Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art. A 2008 Guggenheim award recipient, Ben began the Magic Lantern screening series in Providence, Rhode Island, is co-director of the artist-run space BEN RUSSELL in Chicago, and he currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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FILMMAKER AWARDS

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is committed to providing direct support to filmmakers. Our awards program presents nearly $20,000 to filmmakers. Winning an award at the AAFF not only means prestige and financial support, but can also qualify filmmakers for an Academy Award®-nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the short film category.
KEN BURNS AWARD FOR BEST OF THE FESTIVAL
$3,000

Presented to the film of any genre or length that best represents the artistic standards of excellence for the festival. This award is generously provided by influential documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, a graduate of Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School.
THE STAN BRAKHAGE FILM AT WIT'S END AWARD
$1,000

For a film artist whose work exemplifies the ideals of the individual creating, through deep personal necessity, a revealing and thought-provoking visual expression of formal innovation and integrity.
LAWRENCE KASDAN AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FILM
$1,000

The narrative film that best makes use of film's unique ability to convey striking and original stories will receive this award. A notable Hollywood filmmaker, Lawrence Kasdan got his start in Ann Arbor at the University of Michigan and continues his connection through support of this festival award.
MICHAEL MOORE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
$1,000

The best non-fiction film of the festival will receive this award from documentary filmmaker Michael Moore, who received inspiration from hundreds of films he viewed over the years at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Proceeds from his film, Roger and Me, fund this annual award.
CHRIS FRAYNE AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM
$1,000
This award recognizes the animated film that delivers the best style, creativity, and content. Given in honor of the spirit of Chris Frayne, a key participant in the festival's early years, his approach to life was reminiscent of his colorful cartoon characters. Special thanks to Ann Arbor's colorful Quack!Media for lead support of this award!
THE BARBARA ARONOFSKY LATHAM AWARD FOR EMERGING EXPERIMENTAL VIDEO ARTIST
$1,000
This award provides support to the most promising video artist at the inception of her/ his career. Distributed by the Video Data Bank, the award was conceived by the Aronofsky family to honor the late Barbara Aronofsky Latham, a Chicago-based experimental video artist who passed away in 1984.
PRIX DEVARTI AWARD FOR FUNNIEST FILM
$1,000
Awarded to the film likely to create the most laughs in the festival. This prize honors the 40-year friendship between Dominick's Pub and the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and honors the memory of Dominick and Alice DeVarti.
TOM BERMAN AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER
$1,000
This award is intended to support an emerging filmmaker that the Award Jury expects will make a significant contribution to the art of film in the course of his/her filmmaking career. This award is endowed by the Berman family in honor of the memory of Tom Berman, who was a University of Michigan film student, an early festival supporter and close friend to many within the festival community.
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AWARD FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
$750
Granted to the film produced outside of the United States which most strongly impresses our Awards Jury, this award is co-supported by Ann Arbor's Tios Mexican restaurant with local French tour guide and artist Sandy Schopbach.
THE EDWARD JONES AUDIENCE AWARD
$1 ,500
Selected by the audience, three awards of $500 will be awarded to the three highest rated films in competition at this year's festival. Edward Jones is proud to financially reward the films deemed most deserving by the Ann Arbor Film Festival audience.
PETER WILDE AWARD FOR MOST TECHNICALLY INNOVATIVE FILM
$500
The film which showcases the most pioneering, cutting•edge technical innovations will receive this award. Peter Wilde was a long-time projectionist for the festival and master of special effects. This award honors his creativity and pursuit of new techniques.
\AUT\FILM AWARD FOR BEST LGBT FILM
$500
This award honors the film that best addresses and gives voice to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender (LGBT) issues. The \aut\BAR of Ann Arbor contributes this award to promote a diversity of voices that achieve excellence in filmmaking.
AWARD FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN
$500
Given for excellence and originality in sound design, this award recognizes the importance of audio artistry within independent and experimental cinema.
KODAK/FILMCRAFT IMAGING AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
$3,000 [$1,500 of film plus $1,500 processing]
For the film that demonstrates the highest excellence and creativity in cinematography. The recipient of this award will receive $1,500 worth of 16mm or 35mm film stock from Kodak and film processing from Filmcraft Imaging, the lab division of Grace & Wild of Farmington, MI.
AWARD FOR BEST MICHIGAN FILMMAKER
$500
This award recognizes excellence in a Michigan-produced film within any genre.
FOOD GATHERERS FEEDING THE SOUL AWARD
$500
This award honors the film that best illuminates social justice issues. Funded by Food Gatherers' Board of Directors to honor the food rescue/food bank's 21st anniversary of serving our neighbors in need in Ann Arbor and beyond.
THE EILEEN MAITLAND AWARD
$500
This award is to be given to the film that best addresses women's issues and gives voice to female voices. It was created to honor of the spirit and memory of Eileen Maitland, who was a dear friend and long-time supporter of the festival, as well as a patron and practitioner of the arts.
THE NO VIOLENCE AWARD
$512
In a culture that uses so many images of violence to entertain and inform, this prize is awarded to the film which explores, celebrates or rises to the challenge of "no violence depicted." Provided by Ann Arbor residents Leslie Lawther and Matthew Graff.
JURY AWARDS
$1,200
Remaining prize monies that are distributed at the awards jurors' discretion as honorable mentions to films of distinction and artistic accomplishment.
lURYAWARDS AWARDS SCREENINGS
ANNOUNCEMENT: SUNDAY, MARCH 28 AT 6:00 PM
WHEN: SUNDAY, MARCH 28 AT 6:00,8:00 PM
WHERE: MICHIGAN THEATER
TICKETS: $9 GENERAL
$7 STUDENTS/SENIORS/AAFF MEMBERS

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AWARDS

DONORS

$3,000
Ken Burns
$1,000 -$1,500
Anonymous Edward Jones
Judy Kazis Lawrence & Meg Kasdan Michael Moore
The Aronofsky Family & Video Data Bank
$500 -$999
\aut\ Bar
Food Gatherers' Board of Directors
Matthew Graff & Leslie Lawther
Quack!Media
Susan Warner
The LaBour Foundation for Non-Institutional Living
Tios Mexican Restaurant
Walter Spiller
$250-$499
Denny Hayes George Fisher & Kari Magill Lars Bjorn & Susan Wineberg Myrna Jean Rugg & Rick Cronn Sandy Schopbach
$100 -$249
Dan Gunning & Vicky Engel Piotr Michalowski & Deanna Relyea

KEY MEMBERS

& DONORS

$10,000 -$15,000
Bruce Baker & Genie Wolfson Steve Warrington & Courtney Mandryk Warrington
$5,000 -$9,999
Merton & Regina Allen Memorial Fund Ted Kennedy
$1,000 -$2,499
630 Club Lawrence Kasdan Martha Darling & Gil Omenn Peter Heydon
$500 -$999
Constance Crump & Jay Simrod Gavin Eadie & Barbara Murphy Mary Cronin & John Johnson
Matthew & Sonam Krichbaum Myrna Jean Rugg & Richard Cronn Wendy Lawson
$250 -$499
Barry Miller Bob & Debbie Merion Bruce Curtis & Sara Tucker Cezanne Charles Dick Soble and Barbara Kessler George Fisher & Kari Magill Greg Merriman & Jill McDonough Hubert & Ellen Cohen Joanna Courteau John Baird John Dryden & Diana Raimi Nancy LaTendresse Mark Evans Rob Kirby Ron & Robin Sober Ruth Bardenstein & Jim Roll Thomas McKarns
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a 501c(3) non-profit and relies on the generous support of our local and international community to sustain our creative efforts. Each filmmaker, member, donor, funder, sponsor, community partner, volunteer and audience•goer contributes to the continuation of the AAFF and the pursuit of our mission.
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INSTALLATIONS AT
THE 48TH FESTIVAL

The 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival extends its commitment to moving image arts and film-inspired artists through public installations that move beyond the confines of theatrical screenings. Throughout the month of March, local and regional artists display their talents across various venues, surfaces and media. We encourage our audience to experience these installations in the lobby of the Michigan Theater, in our downtown galleries or even unexpectedly while navigating the streets of Ann Arbor.
MICHIGAN THEATER
603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor arts collective The Bang! takes over the main installations in the Grand Foyer of the Michigan Theater with several pieces: light boxes that illuminate films from the 48th festival, a suspended magic lantern, and a glittering web across the theater's magnificent arch. Artist Lisa Waud's floral arrangements accompany the Bang!'s installations, using the changing seasons as inspiration-winter's monotone giving way to spring's color. Milwaukee's Ross Nugent literally turns light in another direction with his striking celluloid light boxes titled Image Bank (7 -3). Harnessing the Film Festival's energy, Michael Flynn's "Pedal Powered Film Projector" installation allows visitors to generate electricity and directly illuminate an 8mm home movie projector. Flynn's project is a spin-off of Mark Maynard's Cycle Powered Cinema project currently in development in Ypsilanti, MI. Lastly, the popular UM School of A&D's Mindstream Animation Station makes a return visit to the AAFF, inviting audience members to animate their experience for all to see on the theater's big screen.
WORK GALLERY
306 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI
GHOST IN THE MACHINE
Open March 19-April2, 2010
University of Michigan Alumni and current Roman J. Witt Visiting Artists Oren Goldenberg and C. Jacqueline Wood present The Ghost in the Machine, a sculptural light installation co-curated by the UM School of Art & Design and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Work · Ann Arbor will be transformed using suspended translucent screens and multiple slide projectors to explore the relationship between space and the moving image. Accompanying The Ghost in the Machine is a special light and shadow piece by artist and current A&D faculty, Frank Pahl. The work, titled Kinetic Study #3, is an attempt to create a kinetic otherworldly ambience through low-tech means.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday noon to 7 PM
ANN ARBOR ART CENTER
117 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor, M I
INTERMISSION
March 5-March 28, 2010
The Ann Arbor Film Festival's first exhibition in collaboration with The Ann Arbor Art Center, Intermission features films, new-media, and film-inspired works from a group of talented Michigan artists hand-picked by the AAFF staff. Heidi Kumao's mixed media installation explores Jean-Dominique Bauby's "Locked-in-Syndrome" as described in his memoir The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Through a three-channel work, Ted Kennedy investigates transitional moments of human interaction within the confines of a fixed landscape. A video by Thylias Moss examines "Limited Fork Theory," her study of dynamic interacting systems. Artist-in-Residence at the William
E. Scripps Estate, Gary Schwartz finds influence in the historic interiors and exteriors of the Scripps Mansion. Schwartz takes the viewer to the fourth dimension with his piece based on the concept of the 14th century Camera Obscura. C. Jacqueline Wood presents a slide projector installation depicting images from found vacuumated acetate filmstrip material, highlighting the chemical breakdown of film while celebrating the beauty of decay. Michael Mosher pays homage to his personally rich experience in the Ann Arbor public schools through a mixed media depiction of film teachers from Pioneer High School.
Gallery hours: Monday-Thursday and Saturday, 10-6 PM Sunday noon to 5:30 PM.
OTHER VENUES
The Detroit Projection Project will bring large scale moving image art to building surfaces in downtown Ann Arbor during the week of the film festival. Keep an eye out for other installations from artists, such as Deanna Morse, in various venues throughout the week. For a complete description of the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival's installations, please visit: www.aafilmfest.org.
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FESTIVAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Donald Harrison
OPERATIONS MANAGER
Maria Feldman
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Becca Keating
SENIOR PROGRAMMER
David Dinnell
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Tom Bray
FILMMAKER LIAISON
Christiana Botic
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Ryan Molloy
GRAPHIC ASSISTANT
Andrew Reaume
WEBMASTER
Charles Burney
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Katherine McMahan
HOUSING COORDINATOR
Myrna Jean Rugg
TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR
Rick Cronn
PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS COORDINATOR
Mary Thiefels
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION COORDINATOR
Paquetta A. Palmer
GREEN ROOM COORDINATOR
Laura Russello
GREEN ROOM DESIGN
Caitlin Dronen Laura Russello Ted Kennedy
AFTER PARTY COORDINATORS
Ayron Michael Nelson Bill Spencer Daniel Menzo Erin Bratkovich Forest Juziuk Meghann Rotary
FILM JAM HOST
Forest Juziuk

FESTIVAL PHOTOGRAPHERS
Caitlin Dronen Connie Huang Jes Rose Mark Bialek
FEST LEAD BLOGGER
Amanda Scotese
AAFF PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS
Martin Thoburn Michael Langan
AAFF SPONSOR VIDEOS
College for Creative Studies
SOUND DESIGN
JDSY Starling Electric
AFTER PARTY ENTERTAINMENT
Ayron Michael Nelson Charles Trees DJ BILJAX DJ Bob Moir DJ Dan Piccolo Dr. Strangeloop Flying Lotus Forest Juziuk Mahjongg VJ Mme la-No'! e VJ Troupe Colorswim
MAIN LOBBY INSTALLATIONS
Bang! Productions, LLC Ayron Michael Nelson Chris "Box" Taylor Daniel Menzo Dustin Krcatovich Jason Gibner Jeremy Wheeler John Redmond Mike Taylor Steven Griffes
INSTALLATION ARTISTS
C. Jacqueline Wood Detroit Projection Project Frank Pahl Heidi Kumao Gary Schwartz Lisa Waud Michael Flynn Michael Mosher Oren Goldenberg Ross Nugent Ted Kennedy
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INSTALLATION ARTISTS (CONT'D)
Deanna Morse Thylias Moss
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Bruce Baker (President) Matthew Krichbaum (Vice President) Rob Kirby (Treasurer) Myrna Jean Rugg (Secretary) Heidi Kumao Larry Skiles LeAnn Auer Lindsay McCarthy Peter Howell Russ Collins Steve Warrington Tom Bray Wendy Lawson
ADVISORY BOARD
Alison LaTendresse Bryan Konefsky Chris Gore Chris McNamara Deanna Morse Gary Schwartz Jonathan Berkowitz Ken Burns Lawrence Kasdan Leighton Pierce Leslie Raymond Michael Moore Morrie Warshawski
FINAL PROGRAMMING
David Dinnell (Sr. Programmer) Donald Harrison (Executive Director) Brooke Dagnan Erin Bratkovich Forest Juziuk Jon Moodie
PROGRAMMING SUPPORT
Brooke Keesling Debra Miller
SCREENING COMMITTEE
Brooke Dagnan
C. Jacqueline Wood Connor Buhagiar Cory Snavely Erin Bratkovich Forest Juziuk Gary Schwartz Jeremy Peters

FESTIVAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

SCREENING COMMITTEE (CONT'D)
Jon Moodie Kat Hagedorn Martin Thoburn Matt Kelson Nicole Macdonald Scott Northrup Ted Kennedy
INTERNS
Caitlin Dronen Christiana Botic Emma Stensaas James A. Janisse Tin-Jun Gu
MICHIGAN THEATER PROJECTION & STAGE STAFF
Dan Bruell Dan Moray Frank Uhle J Scott Clarke Jim Pyke Mitch Sickon Rick Berthelot Scott McWhinney Walter Bishop
PRE-SCREENERS
Alexis Bravos Brian Hunter Brooke Dagnan Bruce Baker
C. Jacqueline Wood Charles Burney Chris Csont Connor Buhagiar Erin Bratkovich Esther Kirshenbaum Forest Juziuk Jim Gilmore Jon Moodie Ken Bawcom Leland Austin Lisa Nichols Mark Pontoni Martin Thoburn Marty Stano Matt Kelson Mike Jones Myrna Jean Rugg Nathan Faustyn Patti Russo Rob Kirby Ryan Levin Shannon Bawulski Ted Kennedy Tim Pulice Wa Hubbard Will Hossain Justin Dykhouse Zeynep Gursel
GRANTING AGENCIES & ORGANIZATIONS
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences The Andy Warhol Foundation for the
Visual Arts The National Endowment for The Arts The Michigan Council for Arts &
Cultural Affairs State Street Area Association
AFTER PARTY VENUES
Arbor Brewing Company \aut\ BAR Babs' Underground Lounge Cafe Felix The Blind Pig Sava's State St. Cafe
OPENING NIGHT CATERING Cafe Zola Cupcake Station eat catering & chef services eve Flat Out Bread Company Grange Kitchen & Bar Morgan & York Old Town Sava's State Street Cafe Schakolad Seva Silvio's Organic Pizza Sweet Heather Anne Tracklements Zingerman's Bakehouse
OPENING NIGHT DRINKS
Arbor Brewing Arbor Teas Brys Estate Roos Roast Pernod Ricard
JUDGES' MEALS
Angelo's Cafe Felix Cafe Habana Cafe Zola

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FILMMAKERS' DINNER Casa Dominick's
EXTRA THANK YOU'S
Adam Hyman Al McWilliams Amanda Bynum Amanda Scotese Amy Beste Amy Klinke Amy Nesbitt Amy Sumerton Andrea Picard Andrew Reaume Autumn Campbell Brian Butler Brian Hunter Brittany Gravely Brooke Dagnan Bruce Baker Bryan Rogers
C. Jacqueline Wood Carl Bogner Cassie England Charles Burney Chris Csont Chris Holland Chris Wisniewki Chrisstina Hamilton Christen McArdle Claartje Opdam Colleen Sherman Connor Buhagiar Constance Crump Cory Snavely Daniel Menzo Deanna Sgambati Debra Miller Dominic Angerame Dylan Bawulski Elvira Feldman Erin Bratkovich Esther Kirshenbaum Eve Aronoff Forest Juziuk Frank Pahl Gary Schwartz Gavin Smith Genie Wolfson George Manupelli Heidi Kumao Javan Mahkmali Jeff Meyers Jeremy Peters

FESTIVAL STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS

EXTRA THANK YOU'S (CONT'O)
Jeremy Rigsby
Jeremy Rossen
Jeremy Wheeler
Jill McDonough
John Hieftje
John Roos
Jon Moodie
Josh Pokempner
Julia Sosnovskaya
Julie Murray
Katalin Vajda
Katherine McMahan
Katherine Weider-Roos
Keith Orr
Ken Burns
Laura Barnes Gabriel
Laura Russello
Lauren Sorensen
Laurie Blakeney
Lawrence Kasdan
Lee Berry
Lisa Pick
Lou Glorie
Louis Dickinson
Lynn Yates
Mariah Cherem Marilyn Brakhage Mark McElhatten Mark Mothersbaugh Mark Toscano Martha Darling Martin Contreras Martin Thoburn Mary Thiefels Michael Langan Mike Hoolboom Mike Sperlinger Myrna Jean Rugg Omari Rush Oona Mosna Patrick Friel Ralph McKay Rich Devarti Rick Cronn Rob Kirby Ron Reed Russ Collins Ruth Bardenstein Ryan Molloy Sabine Gruffat Sam Valenti Scott Northrup Scott Pryor Stephen Connolly

Stephen Hill
Steve Emshwiller
Steve Warrington
Tamara Real
Ted Kennedy
Terri Sarris
Tess Girard
Tim Pulice
Tina Fey
Todd Wiener
Tom Bray
UCLA Film and Television Archive
VGKids
Vicki Honeyman
Wendy Lawson
IN-KIND PARTNERS
Ann Arbor Art Center
Grace &Wild
PLAYgallery
The Michigan Theater Foundation
UM Digital Media Commons
UM Museum of Art
UM School of Art & Design
Work · Ann Arbor

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OUR MISSION
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is committed to supporting bold, visionary filmmakers, promoting the art of film & new media, and providing communities with remarkable cinematic experiences,
FESTIVAL PROJECTIONISTS
The Ann Arbor Film Festival utilizes the skilled union projectionists of our locallATSE chapter. They take great care in delivering the best possible audience experience, so please let them know if you like what you see!
VENUES
THE TRAVELING TOUR
The 47th AAFF Tour visited more than 30 cities in the U.S., Canada and Iceland with a selection of shorts from that year's festival. Tour screenings take place in museums, cinematheques, art house theaters, and universities. All filmmakers participating in the tour receive payment for each screening of their work. To learn more about the AAFF traveling tour, please visit: www.aafilmfest.org!overview.
48TH AAFF DVD -COMING FALL 2010
AAFF DVD Collection Volume 2, Unexplored Territories, was released last fall with nine short films from the 47th festival Stay tuned for Volume 3 of short films from our 48th edition.
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TUESDAY EVENING
OPENING NIGHT

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION 6 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER GRAND FOYER
We celebrate the opening of this year's festival with music from DJ Forest Juziuk, light fare from local favorites, including eat catering, Seva, Silvio's Organic Pizza, Sava's State Street Cafe, eve, Morgan &York, Schakolad, and Cupcake Station, with open bar beer by Arbor Brewing Company, wine by Brys Estate, spirits by Pernod Ricard, coffee provided by Roos Roast, and tea by Arbor Teas.
SCREENING 8:15 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION

ANGEL BLUE SWEET WINGS
Chick Strand Tujunga, CA 11966 3 min 116mm 1Experimental
Film not in competition
The first film by Chick Strand (1931•2009); an experimental film poem in celebration of life and visions. Techniques include live action, animation, montage and found images.
PHOTOGRAPH OF JESUS
Laurie Hill London, England 12008 5 min 1Video 1Animated Documentary
Looking for photographs of Jesus, yetis and Hitler in 19487 Help is at hand with this documentary-fantasy based on true stories of requests for impossible images. Real-life archives become the stage where fact and fiction collide, belief runs amok, and unruly images have lives of their own.

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EL ATAQUE DE LOS ROBOTS DE NEBULOSA-S
Chema Garda Ibarra Elche, Spain 12008 7 min 135mm 1BW 1Narrative
"Almost everybody is going to die very soon."-c.G.1.
SLEEPING BEAR

Jack Cronin Ann Arbor, MI 12009 11 min 1Video 1BW 1Exp. Documentary
Filmed at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in northern Michigan over the course of three years, this work, which loosely follows the cycle of seasons, is a study of the landscape and an attempt to represent the unique character of the region.

MISSED ACHES Joanna Priestley Portland, OR 12009 4 min 1Video 1Animation
"Have you ever worked very horde on a paper for English clash, just to get a very glow raid? Proofreading your peppers is a matter of the the utmost impotence! "Missed Aches" demonstrates how the shortcomings of spellcheck can result in unexpected double entendres."-J.P.
NOUS (US)
Oliviers Hems Rennes, France 12008 11 min 135mm 1Narrative
A police officer carries out a search of a man's apartment and enters the life of someone who has been forgotten by everyone.

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THE PLACE WHERE WE WERE Naoyuki Tsuji Yokohama, Japan 1 2008 6 min 116mm 1 BW 1 Animation
Tsuji's beautiful, haunted charcoal animation portrays an angel, a gathering in a forest and an otherworldly visitation to a couple in their home.
DE MOUVEMENT
Richard Kerr Montreal, Canada 1 2009 7 min 1 35mm 1 Experimental
U.S. Premiere

inspired and created in honor of Bruce Conner and Arthur Lippsett this film is constructed from monochromatic French 35mm film trailers and features the transitional wipes en vogue during the first half of 20th century cinema.
FANTASY SUITE
Kent Lambert
Chicago, IL 12009
7 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
"A meditation on mainstream American heterosexual romance."-K.L.

THE UNMAKING OF I AM A SEX ADDICT
Caveh Zahedi Brooklyn, NY 1 2009 8 min 1 Video 1 Animated Narrative
An animated director tells his audience the story of an underground film shoot gone awry.
AFTER PARTY
PORTRAIT#3: HOUSE OF SOUND Vanessa Renwick Portland, OR 12009 11 min 1 Video 1 BW 1 Documentary
Through radio interviews and a photography-driven visit to the neighborhood of record store "House of Sound" long after the wrecking ball, this film reflects the soul of a mix•tape era of music and the heart of a community-based business. Renwick's latest in her ongoing Portrait series of stories in Portland, Oregon.
MY TEARS ARE DRY Laida Lertxundi Spain/USA 12009 4 min 116mm 1 Experimental
"A film in the three parts of a dialectic. Hoagy Land's song is played and interrupted as guitar makes sound, two women, a bed, an armchair, and the beautiful outside. The lyrics of the song reference the eternal sunshine of California and its promises."-L.L.

ARBOR BREWING COMPANY-TAP ROOM 114 E. WASHINGTON ST.
Continue the opening night celebration' at Arbor Brewing Company's Tap Room, where you're sure to meet out-of-town filmmakers, long-time festival-goers, and enjoy happy hour drink prices!
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WEDNESDAY 1 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FREE SCREENING
JUROR PRESENTATION
BEN RUSSELL

Russell's feature-Length debut consists of thirteen 10-minute shots, fiLmed primariLy with a steadicam rig. The fiLm foLLows two unidentified brothers (pLayed by Benjen and Monie Pansa) as they journey from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname through a busy city street, past an iLLegaL goLd mine, through the forest and a Maroon viLLage to the Upper Suriname River. The brothers' near wordLess journey via foot, bus, and canoe, is a compressed echo of an epic voyage taken by their ancestors, who escaped sLavery under Dutch ruLe, 300 years prior.
"In its cartographic portrayaL of contemporary Saramaccan cuLture, Let Each One Go Where He May invites anachronism and myth-making to participate in the fiLm's daring conflation of history, its osciLLations between re-enactment and record, its investigation of the gaze and cuLturaL oppression and survival. Like a Rouchian ethno-fiction, the fiLm Leads the viewer not onLy on an extraordinary quest, but aLso into an inquiry on representation and the camera's transformative powers." -Andrea Picard, WaveLengths, Toronto InternationaL FiLm FestivaL

WEDNESDAY 5 PM I UMMA HELMUT STERN AUDITORIUM I FREE PERFORMANCE
TIME MACHINE:
SABINE GRUFFAT & BILL BROWN

CO-CURATED BY THE WITT VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM OF UM SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN
A live interactive muLtimedia performance utilizing and combining signaLs from a roster of image and sound-producing machines: a slide projector, an anaLog video switcher, a custom buiLt video synthesizer, a record pLayer, a digitaL video projector, and a computer. Time Machine is a hybrid system in which new eLectronics transform oLd machines; anaLog and digitaL signaLs are combined, rerouted and controLLed by muLtipLe interface devices incLuding: handmade eLectronics, computer game joysticks, and technoLogy-enhanced pLush toys. Hardware and software is rewired and upgraded with custom-buiLt physicaL interfaces so that both viewers and performers may operate Time Machine's narrative engines. The stage becomes the controL paneL for an immense ship, and the screen becomes a window through which we visualize different spaces and times. Sometimes we are aboard a transatlantic freighter; sometimes we are whisked into the future amid a consteLLation of unknown stars; other times we are driving down an American highway peeking into oLd moteLs. In all of these LocaLes, we are space•time tourists linked by a common expLoratory urge.
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WEDNESDAY 7 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
DIAMOND PIVOT BRIGHT

"What is it that my feeling seeks? / I know from all the th ings it touched / And left beside and left behind.
It wants the diamond pivot bright. / It wants Belshazzar reading right / The luminous pages on his knee,
Of being, more than birth or death. / It wants words virile with his breath."-excerpt, "Country Words," Wallace Stevens, 1937

GOLDEN HOUR
Robert Todd Boston, MA 1 2009 17 min 1 16mm 1 Experimental World Premiere
"What if the Looking Glass were, at the same time, a window and a mirror, if the window was the mirror, the mirror the window7 And your projection through this transparent/reflective plane brings you to a world that is as externally rich as the self, with its internal churnings shifting through dark and light, directs it to be •the self and the world open to each other, if but for a moment? And that window offers itself to you as a space in your life, held shimmering in your being and your vision throughout that sustaining moment, that golden hour."-R.T.

ADEEPWELL
Alexis Bravos Ann Arbor, MI 12010 3 min 1 Video 1 Experimental World Premiere
"Heavy and humid summer air. Movements are slow, as if through water. Layers of sound shifting and penetrating. In love with this place and this person. Eight film haikus. Shot in Hillsborough, NC and starring a man, a
BEYOND
Annja Krautgasser Austria 1 2008 6 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
N. American Premiere

"Beyond consists of three movements that flow together and are repeatedly interrupted by black film-complete darkness. First, the camera glides to the right, showing individual details of a modernistic fa~ade before a larger view opens up-several times in succession, although the view remains fragmentary. In the end the video turns out to be a structural architectural portrait and making-of at the same time." -Dietmar Schwarzler

LOST WORLD (LETUNT VILAG)
Gyula Nemes Hungary 1 2008 20 min 1 35mm 1 Documentary
The life, demolition and reconstruction of the Kopaszi dam. Shot over ten years in a forgotten landscape in the center of Budapest. A portrait of the people living in houseboats and wooden houses, struggling against floods, snow and investors who want to evict them. The second part of The Dike of Transience (AAFF 2007).
MUSIC FOR A MISSING FILM
Luciano Zubillaga London, England 1 2009 29 min 1 Video 1 Exp. Documentary World Premiere
"Produced in 1962, El Huerco (which means death, abandonment and hell) was the first experimental film made in Venezuela. The film has been lost. All that remains is the original music, the music script, discarded footage, and the memories of those who saw the film over forty years ago. Music for a Missing Film is a combination of palimpsest, tribute, interrogation, continuation and replacement in the context of fading collective cultural memory."-L.Z.
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Iggy on stage at the New York Academy 1973-in leather thigh boots and panties-prances, crawls, humps the m ic and dives headlong into the audience feeding frenzy. The Stooges fuel the fire, and Ivan Kral captured the chaos-in silent Bmm.

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WEDNESDAY 7:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I LIVE PERFORMANCE
DANIEL BARROW
EVERY TIME I SEE YOUR PICTURE I CRY

CO-PRESENTED BY DREAMLAND THEATER

Barrow's "manual animation" performance Every Time I See Your Picture I Cry combines overhead projection with video, music, and live narration to tell the story of a garbage man with a vision to create an independent phone book chronicling the lives of each person in his city. In the late hours of the night, he sifts through garbage, collecting personal information, and then traces pictures of each citizen through the windows of their homes as they sleep. What he doesn't yet realize is that a deranged killer is trailing him, murdering each citizen he includes in his book, thus rendering his cataloguing efforts obsolete. The garbage man is a failed artist who fears becoming subject to the grip of something overwhelming. This animation traces his attempts to slow down and creatively reflect, in a process of coming to terms with his own self-loathing and fear.
Winnipeg-bred, Montreal-based artist Daniel Barrow uses obsolete technologies to present written, pictorial and cinematic narratives centering on the practices of drawing and collecting. Since 1993, he has created and adapted comic book narratives to "manual" forms of animation by projecting, layering and manipulating drawings on overhead projectors. Barrow has exhibited widely in Canada and abroad. He has performed at The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), PS1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's 2009 TBA festival, and the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago). Barrow is the 2007 winner of the Canada Council's Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton award and the 2008 winner of the Images Festival's Images Prize.

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WEDNESDAY 9:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
FROM HONEYTOASHES

CO-PRESENTED BY MICHIGAN PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY
Five fever dreams flicker between the sacred and the profane, the quotidian and the mythic.

THE PRESENTATION THEME
Jim Trainor Chicago, IL 12009 114 min 116mm 1 BW 1 Animation
"A Peruvian prisoner of war finds himself outmaneuvered by a hematophagous priestess. Based on a true story." -J.T.
ON A PHANTOM LIMB Nancy Andrews Seal Harbor, MA 120091 36 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
This film examines the journey of a human-made hybrid, a surgical creation-part woman, part bird-passing through death, purgatory, and returning to life. The boundaries of reality, fantasy, documentary and fiction are blurred in this reprise of classic themes, dilemmas, and consequences of reanimation. "The monster did not choose this for her self, to be an amalgam for alchemy."
ZEPHYR Naoyuki Tsuji Yokohama, Japan 1 2009 16 min 116mm 1BW 1 Animation
Continuing from where Tsuji's charcoal animation The Place Where We Were leaves off, "Zephyr refers to the Greek god of the west wind. Zephyr in Tsuji's work comes to a baby and takes the baby into the inside of the sun. What kind of experience is waiting for the baby?"-Tomio Koyama Gallery, Kyoto
SOMEWHERE ONLYWE KNOW Jesse McLean Chicago, IL 1200915 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
Standing on the brink of elimination, the suspense threatening to fracture their composure, contestants wait and see if they will be going home. The audience at home is also waiting ..
SEVEN SONCiSABOUTTHUNDER
Jennifer Reeder Chicago, IL 12010 120 min 1 Video 1 Narrative World Premiere
Fake pregnancy, a lost cell phone, a dead body and therapy. Through a series of odd connections three complicated and likable women are tangled together in a tender mess as they learn to be mothers, friends and lovers .....or not.
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WEDNESDAY 10 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I SPECIAL PRESENTATION
A SENTIMENTAL EDUCATION,
A LUX PROGRAMME

CO-PRESENTED BY UM SCHOOL OF ART & DESIGN
"A selection of recent British works from the last five years of the LUX collection. These works are by artists who currently enjoy a degree of critical attention in the art world in the UK and round the world (including a Turner prize winner, Mark Leckey, and nominee, Lucy Skaer). All of these artists predominantly show their work in galler•ies, although they remain engaged with the discourses and networks from which LUX historically derives. If there is a defining characteristic to this selection, it would be that these works romantically engage with other art works, movements and traditions, very much a dominant mode in artists' work in the UK over the past decade. Two of the works, L'Education Sentimentale and March ofthe Big White Barbarians were specially commissioned by LUX to intervene in mainstream cinema programs around the UK."-Benjamin Cook
This program is curated and presented by Benjamin Cook, Director of LUX; a London-based arts agency, founded by Cook in 2002, which explores ideas around artists' moving image practice through exhibition, distribution, publishing, education and research.

FLASH IN THE METROPOLITAN Lucy Skaer & Rosalind Nashashibi New York /London 1 200613 min 116mm 1 Silent
Shot in 2006 in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the film tracks through the Near Eastern, African and Oceanic collections, offering fleeting glimpses of statues, bowls and historical artefacts. These ancient objects are granted only a split second in the limelight, lit up by a flashing strobe, but the metronomic regularity of those flashes reverses the transitory nature of these brief glimpses, hinting in three short minutes at the vast, almost unimaginable stretches of time that separate the old objects.

THE MARCH OF THE BIG WHITE BARBARIANS Mark Leckey London, England 1 2005 1 5 min 1 video
in The March of the Big White Barbarians, a deceptively simple sequence of stills of public sculptures shifts into a critique of their authoritative power and questions their position in public space. The work was originally conceived as an articulation between the stills of the sculptures and the concrete poetry of the Lettriste Maurice Lemaitre in a free translation by Leckey's Jack too Jack.
BACHELOR MACHINES PART 1
Rosalind Nashashibi
London, England 1 2007130 min 116mm
Set on a cargo ship sailing from Southern italy to Sweden via
Portugal, England and ireland. in its singular exploration of
life on board, Nashashibi's film can be understood as a genre
piece presenting a contemporary version of seafaring whose
precedents lie in historical literature, painting and films.

GEORGE Luke Fowler Glasgow, Scotland 1 20081 4 min 1 video
"George was an attempt to reconsider the basic components of my approach to filmmaking and boil them down to their bare essentials. The act of looking is implicit in my past documentary work but in this study it becomes the focus. The starting point for the film was the area that I was born and still reside in; the west end of Glasgow and its conjunction with the location where the film was first installed; a flat in Garnethill. The walk between these locations, and also central to the film is, through the St. George's X area. The film deals with the relationship between sounds and images, acoustic phenomena and architectural details."-L.F.

BORN WINGED ANIMALS AND HONEY
GATHERERS OF THE SOUL Emily Wardill London, England 1 2005 19 min 1 16mm
The film is set within earshot of the bells of St Anne's Church in Limehouse, London, as they strike noon. The work is a mesmerising visual and phonetic translation of an excerpt from the prologue to On the Genealogy of Morals, 1887, by Friedrich Nietzsche. In this text, he argues that humans have never been able to find out who they really are and even in the attempt to do so they inevitably lose themselves. The film evokes the poetic mood of Nietzsche's text by alternating between the sonorous rhythm of the bells and recorded snapshots of everyday life in this area of east London. Without literally referencing its source, from which the title is also taken, Wardill's film harnesses the visceral impact of bells tolling, and juxtaposes this with evocative realist film footage to both suggest and dissolve Nietzsche's symbolic description of an individual's attempt to gain self-awareness.
L'EDUCATION SENTIMENTALE Jimmy Robert Brussels, Belgium 1 20051 5 min 1 35mm 1 Silent
Very much in line with his previous work, Robert's new film is a series of collages inspired by 1970s conceptual Dutch artist, Bas Jan Ader. "Bas Jan Ader disappeared at sea over 30 years ago. My new film acts as an intervention on his filmed performances. In five minutes I attempt to locate myself within his vocabulary, re-enacting gestures that I identify with, whether these gestures come from record covers, such as David Bowie's 'Heroes' or 'The Idiot' by Iggy Pop or appropriations and transformations of B J Ader's own work. My intention is to underline his importance as an influential figure in mywork."-J.R.
DESPAIR Stephen Sutcliffe Glasgow, Scotland 1 2009 1 18 min 1 video
Despair is inspired by and titled after the 1934 Vladimir Nabokov novel, a story of mistaken physical resemblance, murder and identity theft. Nabokov's themes of power and delusion, doubling and gameplay are anchored in Sutcliffe's collage through a prismatic treatment of visual material and sound. Sutcliffe quotes a parade of society portraits, photocopied handouts from a lecture series entitled 'Theories of Montage: and Rainer Werner Fassbinder's 1978 adaptation of the novel in a dense sequence punctuated by baroque music composed by Jean-Baptiste Lully for the seventeenth century French king, Louis XlV.
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THURSDAY 1 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FREE SCREENING
JUROR PRESENTATION

TOMONARI NISHIKAWA

In the past decade, artist Tomonari Nishikawa (Nagoya, Japan). has created a fascinating and exhilarating body of film, video and installation works which embody an energetic exploration of the mechanics of image-making, optics, human perception and elements within the frame. Images of the natural world, urban environs and shared social spaces are presented anew, realized with extraordinary precision and a joyful rigor.
APOLLO USAfJapan 1 2003 6 min 1 16mm 1BW
"Combining photog ram, contact & optical printing and other filmmaking methods to create image and sound, a piece that shows my interest in materials, process and apparatus of cinema."-TN.
SKETCH FILM #1 & SKETCH FILM #2 USAI2005 3 min (each) 1 Super 8 1 Silent
"As a painter carries a sketchbook, I carry a super 8 camera and do single-framing as an everyday exercise to sharpen my filmmaker's eye, thinking about apparent shapes and movements. All is edited in camera, and each film was hand-processed."-TN.
MARKET STREET USAI2005 3 min (each) 1 Super 81 Silent
"Using Sketch Film #7 and Sketch Film #2 as references, I made this 16mm film. Every single frame has been shot on Market Street in San Francisco, one of the main streets of the city."-TN.
CLEAR BLUE SKY USAI2006 4min 1 Video
"Clear Blue Sky is the study of movements, colors, shapes and their relation to sound. Visual effects are created through, not a lens, but an adjustable slit, which was attached in front of the image sensor chip of a DV camcorder, while shooting at Washington Square, San Francisco."-TN.

BUILDING 945
USA 120071 3min video documentation of installation
"I took a pinhole image on 16mm filmstrips through the window of Project Space at the Headlands Center for the Arts, toward the next building. I picked up wood that had been used for buildings in the Marin Headlands area and used them for the exterior of the light box. I intend to contact-print the filmstrips in order to make a movie, then project it on the back of the light box."-TN.
INTO THE MASS USA 12007 3 min 1 Dual 16mm 1 Silent
"Images are originally shot by two super 8 cameras, capturing the side views of me riding a bicycle, from Marin County to San Francisco. The dual projection shows a new landscape of a photogenic city. The ride ended after joining "Critical Mass," an event that occurs every last Friday of the month in San Francisco."-TN.
16-18-4 Japan 1 2008 1 3 min 1 35mm 1BW 1 Silent
"This film was shot with a still camera with 16 lenses, which takes a series of 16 pictures within 1.5 seconds, fitting onto two normal frame areas. The film shows the sense of the event at Tokyo Racecourse, when it was holding the biggest race of the year, the Japanese Derby (Tokyo Yushun). The excitement of each race lasts 2 minutes and 30 seconds."-TN.
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THURSDAY 3:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FREE EVENT
FILM lAM

Bring your film to the Michigan Theater and see it projected on the big screen. Kind of like an "open mic" for filmmakers, this screening will likely serve as one of the festival's most unpredictable programs (films will not be reviewed beforehand). We will show up to 10 minutes per person submitting on a first come, first served basis. Formats accepted: DVD, 16mm, miniDV, Quicktime.
Please cue your film!
Hosted by Forest Juziuk, a co-founder of Hott Lava experimental film happenings and Dark Matter DJ.

THURSDAY 5 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FREE LECTURE
PENNY STAMPS SPEAKERS SERIES PRESENTS
MATTHIAS MOLLER

Matthias Muller is a German experimental filmmaker and
curator, often working with found footage. As a curator,
MUller organized the Found Footage Film Festival. His films have won the American Federation of Arts Experimenta( Film Award, the top award at the International Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, and the Best of Festival Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. His video installations and photography have been featured at Documenta X, Manifesta 3, in the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Museum of Modern Art. The Penny Stamps Series is presented bV the University of Michigan School of Art & Design.
A SPECIAL PRESENTATION OF MOLLER'S EARLIER WORK SCREENS ON SATURDAY, MARCH 27TH, AT 12:30PM IN THE MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM (PAGE 47).
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THURSDAY 7 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
OUT NIGHT

CO-PRESENTED BY WASHTENAW RAINBOW ACTION PROJECT
A LGST-inspired program of Lust, Longing and stories that cross boundaries.

EVERYTHING TO LIVE FOR
Scott Northrup Dearborn, MI120091s min 1Video 1Experimental
A melodrama of longing and loss made from a discarded reel of 8mm film, a loosely remembered romance novel and years of heartache.
CITY OF BORDERS
Yun Suh Berkeley, CA 12009166 min 1Video 1Documentary
In the heart of Jerusalem stands an unusual symbol of unity that defies generations of segregation, violence and prejudice: a gay bar called Shushan. This compelling and intimate documentary goes inside this underground sanctuary where people of opposing nationalities and religions and different sexual orientations create an island of peace in a land divided by war.
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THURSDAY 7:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I SPECIAL PRESENTATION
NICKY HAMLYN:
SELECTED FILMS 1990-2008

CO-PRESENTED BY MEDIA CITY & UM DEPT. OF SCREEN ARTS & CULTURES

FILMMAKER NICKY HAMLYN (SUSSEX, ENGLAND) IN ATTENDANCE
Nicky Hamlyn's films are a direct engagement with the terms of filmic representation. They assay the relationship between film space and film frame, flicker and movement, light and the material image. Sometimes improvisa•tional, always rigorously conceived, each of Hamlyn's films arise from an encounter between a situation, location or subject and a specific camera strategy. Within this precise formal play is the appearance of unanticipated phenom•ena. Depictions of domestic interiors and landscapes wring uncanny incidents from quotidian, even abject images, while simultaneously probing at the capacities and limitations of the film medium.
Nicky Hamlyn is an artist, writer and theorist whose films have been exhibited at numerous venues internationally including the Tate Britain, Museum of Contemporary Cinema (Madrid), IndieForum (Seoul) and the New York, London, Rotterdam and Toronto Film Festivals. He's had one-person screenings at the San Francisco Cinematheque, Pacific Film Archives (Berkley) and Double Negative (Montreal). His book Film Art Phenomena, a survey of experimental film and video, was published by the British Film Institute (2003). He lives in Lewes, Sussex, and teaches at University College for Creative Arts, Maidstone. His recent work has been concerned with attempts to refine the relationship between the camera and its profilmic.
MINUTIAE HOLE MATRIX 1990 11 min 116mm 1992 1 2 min 116mm 1 Silent 199917 min 116mm 1 Silent
LUX ET UMBRA NOT RESTINCi PENUMBRA 1999 12 min 116mm 1 BW 1 Silent 1999 14 min 116mm 1 BW 1 Silent 200319 min 116mm 1 BW 1 Silent
PISTRINO TRANSIT OF VENUS OBJECT STUDIES 200319 min 116mm 1 BW 1 Silent 20051 2 min 116mm 1BW 1 Silent 2005 116 min 116mm 1 Silent
PANNI QUARTET PRO ACiRI 2005 13 min 116mm 1 Silent 20071s min 116mm 1 BW 1 Silent 2oos1 3 min 116mm 1 Silent
Program introduced and moderated by Jeremy Rigsby of Media City, an international festival of film and video art presented an•nually in Windsor, Ontario, Canada since 1994. Each year the festival screens approximately seventy-five new films and videos in all gauges and formats in its international competition programs, retrospective and exhibition series.
Special thanks to Oona Mosna and Jeremy Rigsby (Program Directors, Media City) and Chris McNamara (Lecturer, University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts & Cultures).
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THURSDAY 9:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
ILLUMINATIONS OF THE BEYOND

CO-PRESENTED BY MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT (MOCAD)
Six extraordinary visions, traversing the outer cosmos to inner space.

TRAVELLING FIELDS
Inger Lise Hansen Oslo, Norway 9 min 135mm I Experimental
N. American Premiere
Moving between different topographies and locations in the Kola Peninsula, Northern Russia, this film explores sections of the landscape by moving the camera upside/down, one frame at the time, along a track. The work focuses on a particular phenomenon occurring through a change of perspective and animated camera movements, as a way of redefining a place and its geography.

STRAIGHT LINES
Vincent Grenier Ithaca, NY I 2009 5 min IVideo I BW ISilent Experimental
"A black and white collage in motion." -v.G.
BLACK RAIN Semiconductor Brighton, England I 2009 3 min IVideo I BW I Experimental
Sourced from images collected by the twin satellite, solar mission, STEREO, this film shows the HI (Heliospheric Imager) visual data as it tracks interplanetary space for solar wind and CME's (coronal mass ejections) heading towards Earth. Working with STEREO scientists, Semiconductor (Ruth Jarman and Joe Gerhardt) collected all the HI image data to date, revealing the journey of the satellites from their initial orientation, to their current tracing of the Earth's orbit around the Sun.
A LETTER TO UNCLE BOONMEE Apichatpong Weerasethakul Chiang Mai, Thailand I2009 17 min IVideo I Narrative
A personal letter describing Weerasethakul's Nabua to Uncle Boonmee. A slowly moving camera glides through the deserted houses. The voices of three young men are heard. As evening approaches the sky turns dark.
#37 Joost Rekveld Amsterdam, Netherlands I2009 31 min 135mm IExperimental
"Film #37 is part of an ongoing exploration of the propagation and diffraction of light through holes and grids. The inspiration for #37 came from the way crystallographers use X-ray to investigate the internal structure of crystals."-J.R.
"Andronicos says that in a certain pLace in Spain one finds small, scattered stones which are polygonaL and grow spontaneousLy. Some of them are white, others are Like wax and pregnant of smaller stones Similar to themseLves. I kept one to verify this myseLf and
it gave birth at my place, so the story is not a lie."•Paradoxographus Paiatinus, anonymous, 3rd century.
STILL RAINING, STILL DREAMING Phil Solomon Broomfield, CO I 2009 15 min IVideo IExperimental
Phil Solomon uses the animated world of the Grand Theft Auto videogame as source material to create a powerful, elegiac work. The last installment of Solomon's three-part series In Memoriam (for Mark LaPore).

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David Sherman Bisbee, AZ 190 min 1Video 1Exp. Documentary World Premiere
A cinematic essay tracing the intersection of visionary developer Del Webb (Sun City) and legendary radical psychiatrist/naturalist Wilhelm Reich (Orgone Energy). What on earth could these two possibly have in common? The sunny Sonoran Desert, for one thing; a shadowy CIA Operative for another. Desert landscapes, desert soulscapes, sex, sustainability, Emotional Plague, cloud busting, cosmic intervention-these and other relevancies link the 1950s with our present moment in surprising, and seemingly prophetic, ways.
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Sylvia Schedelbauer Germany 1200916 min 1Video 1Experimental
"A layered tone poem of found images and woven soundscapes renders a shifting psychogram; a nomadic passage across spaces in and out of time."-S.S.
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FRIDAY 1 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FREE SCREENING

JUROR PRESENTATION
IRINA LEIMBACHER

SEEING IN BETWEEN: THE FILMS OF CHICK STRAND
Irina Leimbacher presents the first of two programs of fiLms by Chick Strand (1931-2009).
A second program of Chick Strand's films will be screened on Sunday at 7:30 pm, Screening Room.
"Celebrated West Coast filmmaker Chick Strand left behind a radical body of work exploring the space between documentary and poetry, truth and fiction, and the politics and pleasures of representation. A key figure in American independent and avant-garde film, Strand was a co-founder of Canyon Cinema in the mid-1960s and began her own filmmaking career at age 34, while an ethnography student at UCLA.
Born Mildred in northern California and nicknamed Chick by her father, Chick Strand studied anthropology at Berkeley in the 1960s, joined the free speech movement, and experimented with photographic collage. She joined the filmmaker Bruce Baillie and editor Ernest Callen bach to found Canyon Cinema, a screening and workshop collective that evolved into the San Francisco Cinematheque and the independent distributor, Canyon Cinema. She enrolled in the ethnography program at UCLA, and after graduating in 1971 taught for 24 years at Occidental College. She made nineteen films, many shot in Mexico, while traveling with her life and artistic partner, the pop-surrealist artist Neon Park (Martin Muller, 1940-93). Her work is held in the collection of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and continues
to be distributed by Canyon Cinema."-Amy Beste, SAIC

WATERFALL 19671 3 min 1 16mm
"A film poem using found film and stock footage altered by printing, home development and solarization. It is a film using visual relationships to invoke a feeling of flow and movement. Japanese Koto music."-Chick Strand
FEVER DREAM 197917 min 1 16mm 1BW
"A wet hot dream about sensuality."-Chick Strand
KRISTALLNACHT 197917 min 1 16mm 1BW
"Dedicated to the memory of Anne Frank, and the tenacity of the human spirit."-Chick Strand
SOFT FICTION 1979 154 min 1 16mm 1 BW
Chick Strand's Soft Fiction weaves together five different narratives visually constructed as first-person testimonials. "A personal documentary that brilliantly portrays the survival power of female sensuality, Soft Fiction combines the documentary approach with a sensuous lyrical expressionism. Strand focuses her camera on people talking about their own experience, capturing subtle nuances in facial expressions and gestures that are rarely seen in cinema. The title Soft Fiction works on several levels. It evokes the soft line between truth and fiction that characterizes Strand's own approach to documentary, and suggests the idea of softcore fiction, which is appropriate to the film's erotic content and style. It's rare to find an erotic film with a female perspective dominating both the narrative discourse and the visual and audio rhythms with which the film is structured. Strand continues to celebrate in her brilliant, innovative personal documentaries her theme, the reaffirmation of the tough resilience of the human spirit." -Marsha Kinder, Film Quarterly
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FRIDAY 3:30 PM I UMMA HELMUT STERN AUDITORIUM I FREE PANEL
TOMORROW'S OBSOLESCENCE

The accelerated pace of change, increasing complexity and variety within distribution platforms raises new questions for both audiences and filmmakers. What will the context look like for viewing and sharing of independent film and artist-made video in the coming months and years'? We welcome our three panelists who will share their expertise for a future-focused discussion examining theatrical and on-line viewing, DVD publishing, digital downloads and artists'
cinema in the next decade. Moderated by Jonathan Marlow.

Benjamin Cook is Director and founder of LUX, London, a UK agency for the support and promotion of artists' moving image practice. Previously he was acting Director of the Lux Centre, Head of Distribution at London Electronic Arts and Cinema Assistant at the ICA, London. He also programmed the 'Views from the Avant-Garde' strand for the National Film Theatre London for a number of years as well as for many other venues and festivals and was co-founder/director of the London Pan-Asian Film Festival. He has written widely on film and edited two books, The Animate! Book, re-thinking animation (2007) and Subjects and Sequences: A Margaret Tait Reader (2006).
Brigid Reagan is the Assistant Director of Video Data Bank, home to the world's most extensive collection of videos by and about artists. Through an international distribution service, VDB makes videos available to a wide range of audi•ences, serving thousands of screening venues and institu•tions worldwide. Brigid holds a BA in Film and Television from the University of Notre Dame and an MA in Arts Man•agement from Columbia College Chicago. She also directs the marketing efforts for Minbal, a boutique recording and music production company.

Emily Doe is the Associate Editor and Producer of Wholphin, a quarterly DVD magazine of rare and unseen short films published by McSweeney's. She is on the board of LunaFest, the traveling film festival by, for, and about women, as well as the film advisory board for SXSw. She also works with the San Francisco Film Society on grant review panels and as a short film screener.
Despite occasional distractions, Jonathan Marlow is a cin•ematographer, curator, critic and composer. Not necessarily in that order. A moderately accomplished filmmaker with over twenty short films to his credit, Marlow is presently the Executive Director of San Francisco Cinematheque, with so•journs at numerous film-related technology firms (Amazon, GreenCine and VUDU, among others) along the way. Concur•rently, he frequently hosts screenings throughout the world showcasing remarkable cinematic works that are otherwise unavailable elsewhere.
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FRIDAY 5 PM I ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY I FREE WORKSHOP
DREAM AWAKE

HOW lAMES lOYCE INVENTED EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA &
DISGUISED IT AS A BOOK

Paramedia-ecologist Gerry Fialka conducts a challenging interactive workshop that probes how Joyce's 1939 book/ epic collage/meta-narrative film FINNEGANS WAKE (and Marshall McLuhan's Menippean satirized translation of it) presaged experimental and political activist cinema. How did the WAKE influence Hollis Frampton, Owen Land, John Cage and Peter Greenaway? How and why does the WAKE tell the history of everything that ever happened and will happen? Why did Joyce hang out with Masons and reveal their secrets? How and why did Joyce anticipate the Facebook-Google-Wiki-Twitter-YouTube-Blogosphere swirl (social networking), TMZ, Girl Talk and whatever comes after the Internet? Harry Smith, who claimed Giordano Bruno invented cinema, stated that the function of film viewing is to put people to sleep-dreaming awake. ReJoyce interconnecting Finneganese "funny funereels," "allnights newseryreel," "they leap looply, looply, as they link to light," "cellelleneteutoslavzendlatinsoundscript," and "a .. riot of blots and blurs and bars and balls and hoops and wriggles and juxtaposed jottings linked by spurts of speed." Fun for all at Finnegans Wake.

FRIDAY 5:30 PM I UMMA AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION I FREE SCREENING
MUSIC VIDEO SHOWCASE

CO-PRESENTED BY GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL

TWILIGHT SPIRIT
Jodie Mack Chicago, IL 1200915 min IVideo
A collaboration with Chicago's Judson Claiborne that iLLustrates (in backlit coLored tissue paper and X-rays) the desert haLLucinations of David Morehouse, former CIA spy and author of Psychic Warriors.
ANONANIMAL
Lisa Barcy Chicago, IL 1200915 min IVideo
In this animated music video for Andrew Bird, a pLethora of abstracted, squirming, amorphous beings create their own choreography in a mysterious underworLd.
SOUR 'HIBI NO NEIRO' (TONE OF EVERYDAY)
Masashi Kawamura, Hal Kirkland, Magico Nakamura, and Masayoshi Nakamura New York, NY I2009 14 min IVideo
A music video for a Japanese band 'SOUR', this piece is fiLmed entireLy via webcams. ALL cast members were sourced from the band's actuaL internationaL fan base using sociaL network sites. Each webcam screen connects to create a Larger choreographed image. With a production budget of $0, the entire production relied soLeLy on the enthusiasm and time donated by the fans themseLves.
GARY WAR "HIGHSPEED DRIFT"
Jacqueline Castel Brooklyn, NY I200914 min IVideo
This video for BrookLyn-based futuristic psychedelic band Gary War was shot on Location at Fort TiLden, a now-defunct military base hidden in the hills off a beach in Queens, New York. Inspired by paranoid dreams and sweLtering summer days, this music video foLLows an unexpLained sci-fi mirror cuLt
and a bizarre series of beachside happenings.
BLONDE REDHEAD MEETS GAINSBOURG
Jerome Schlomoff Amsterdam, Netherlands I2009 I4 min IVideo
Jerome SchLomoff used a pinhoLe 35mm camera to record Blonde Redhead performing their song "Spring & by Summer FaLL" during their "BLonde Redhead Meets Serge Gainsbourg" tour in Paris, October 2008.
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THE VAGINA SONG
lohn Madden San Francisco, CA 12009 15 min 1Video
A unique and quirky young lady is fed up with men and travels through fantasy worlds in search of true love-or at least a guy that thinks of her as more than a blow up doll!
HER MORNING ELEGANCE
Oren Lavi and Yuval and Merav Nathan 2009 1 4 min 1Video
Shot using stop-motion technique, this music video paints the dream of a woman as she sleep-walks through a day while never leaving her bed or waking up. The video was shot aerially with 2,096 still photos, enabling us to look at the bed as a canvas on which we draw her dreams and thoughts without the limitations of gravity.
FOREST
Allison Schulnik Los Angeles, CA 120091 5 min 1Video
This music video for Grizzly Bear's "Forest" follows an aimless Long Hair Hobo through an alternate natural world, where encounters with friends and companions lead to abstract realities.
BOTTLE OF WINE
loseph Ernst London, England 1200814 min 1Video US Premiere
One long continuous take, where the artist is repeatedly slapped across the face while trying to sing. And yes, he really is getting slapped. And yes, he said it really hurt. Over the course of the song, the slapping becomes more and more frequent until...
MORE THAN A FEELING
Bryan Boyce San Francisco, CA 12009 1 4 min 1Video
A sing-a-long workplace safety video.

FRIDAY 7 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I SPECIAL PRESENTATION
FLYING LOTUS PLAYS
HEAVEN & EARTH MAGIC

CO-PRESENTED BY HOTT LAVA

The Ann Arbor Film Festival is pleased to present an original HEAVEN & EARTH MAGIC score by Flying Lotus performed live to Harry Smith's film
Harry Smith
Heaven & Earth Magic. Harry Smith's 1962 soundtrack
1962 I66 min IBW
for Heaven & Earth Magic, an alternating associative and disassociative audio-collage constructed from a myriad of Heaven & Earth Magic (1957-1962), also known as Film No. 12, is sound-effects records, serves as an inspiration for Flying an animated collage, constructed with Victorian-era images of
Lotus' re-interpretive aural alchemy. Flying Lotus' original engravings found in illustrated magazines to impart an oblique score will receive its world premiere in this program, spiritual narrative through the use of alchemical and magical commissioned specifically for the 48th AAFF. symbology. P.Adams Sitney, in his 1974 book Visionary Film
described Heaven and Earth Magic as a film "among the very
Flying Lotus (a.ka. Steven Ellison), grew up in Los Angeles,
highest achievements of the American avant-garde cinema and CA in a musical family and as a great-nephew of the late one of the central texts of its mythopoeic phase."
Alice Coltrane. After studying film at the Academy of Art
in San Francisco, his music career began its meteoric rise "An experimental filmmaker, musicologist, painter and when he won a contest to produce bumper music on the anthropologist, Harry Smith (1923-1991) explored many Cartoon Network's popular Adult Swim program. FlyLo's disciplines in his quest to understand the structure and skillful mixing of turntables, drum machines, synthesizers, meaning of what he considered universal patterns. Smith
samplers and laptop have led his music to elevate beyond spent a lifetime engaging various cultures and creating works
easy classifications (e.g., psychedelic hip-hop, avant-garde of art that can be seen as discrete systems of knowledge. electronica, space opera). "Though the laptop and the He believed that all of his activities were connected, and controller pad are the instruments of choice, this music has that the different media in which he worked were not
the improvisatory, loose feel of jazz." wrote Sasha Frere•necessarily as distinct from one another as the conventional Jones in a 2008 feature on FlyLo in The New Yorker. While and institutionalized aesthetics of the American cultural creating two critically-acclaimed full length albums (1983 establishment of the 1950s and 1960s seemed to imply. He and Los Angeles) and several E.P.'s, FlyLo has continued made work in established media-films and paintings-that
to explore the visual universes of his music by partnering were often startlingly original in character."-excerpt from an on live performances with VJ/experimental filmmaker Dr. essay by Rani Singh, written for the catalog of the exhibition Strangeloop and music videos/album artwork with Timothy The Heavenly Tree Grows Downward, published by the James
Saccenti. The upcoming Flying Lotus record, Cosmogramma, Cohan Gallery, New York (2002). will feature Ravi Coltrane and Thom Yorke of Radiohead.
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FRIDAY 7:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
HOW THE DARKNESS DOUBLED

I remember how the darkness doubled I recall lightning struck itself I was listening listening to the rain I was hearing hearing something else
-excerpt from "Marquee Moon", Tom Verlaine, 1977

WEDNESDAY MORNING TWO A.M.
Lewis Klahr
Los Angeles, CA 12009 16 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
"This is the first compLeted fiLm of a new series entitled "CoupLets." These wiLL generaLLy, but not exclusiveLy, organize themseLves around the pairing of various pop songs and just as in these songs Lyrics, the theme of Love."-L.K.
BERNADETTE
Duncan Campbell Glasgow, Scotland 120081 37 min 1 Video 1 Documentary
"Documentary is a peculiar form of fiction. It has the appearance of verity grounded in many of the same formal conventions of fiction--narrative drive, linear plot, and closure. Yet, the relationship between author/subject/audience is rarely investigated in the same way as it is in meta-fiction. I want to faithfulLy represent Devlin, to do justice to her legacy. Yet what I am working with, are aLready mediated images and writings about her. What I produce can only ever be a selection of these representations, via my own obsessions and my desire to make engaging art of her. My film is an admission of limitation, but I have too much respect for Devlin for it to be an expression of nihilism or irony. I am striving for what SamueL Beckett terms, "a form that accommodates the mess." I want to broaden the scope of the fiLm to incLude this space and tension, which is typically excluded or concealed, and that is the reason for the overLapping strands in the film ..." -D.C.

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~RADIO
GESTURINGS IF THERE BE THORNS
Peter Herwitz Michael Robinson
Ann Arbor, MI1200917 min 1 16mm 1 Silent 1 Experimental West Danby, NY 120091 12 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
World Premiere "A dark wave of exile, incest, and magic burns across the
"This film represents the apotheosis of my hand painted film tropics, forging a knotted trail into the black hole. Three star•
style and the belief that in the materiality of film everything is crossed siblings wander in search of one another as a storm of
a kind of gesture: color, rhythm, texture, splice marks, funky purple prose and easy listening slowly engulfs them."-M.R.
tape splices, fingerprints, and dirt. I worked on and off on the
film for seven years. Reprinting each frame twice, my hope
was the slowing down would echo Baudelaire's "Lux, Calme,
et Volupte" (luxury, calm and pleasure). The film is dedicated
to Bill Brand."-P.H.

ROLE TUSSLEMUSCLE
Denise Oleksijczuk Steve Cossman Vancouver, Canada 1 20091 9 min 1 16mm 1BW 1 Narrative Brooklyn, NY 120091 5 min 1 16mm 1 Experimental US Premiere World Premiere
Based on a reconsideration of Robert Bresson's 1967 film "The work presented explores humanity's ecological Mouchette (after Georges Bernanos' 1937 novella of the same relationship and the ritual of restoration. The violent pulse name), this film presents a new end to the story. Casting speaks with a sense of urgency and chaotic struggle, while the herself as a grown-up Mouchette, the director reinterprets hypnotic arrangement keeps us in blinding awe to its condition. Bresson's depiction of a child's impoverished solitude, her This dynamically animated piece is composed of 7,000 single Christ-like suffering, and the ultimate control she assumes frames which were appropriated/,recycled' from view-master in her own drowning. In Role, Oleksijczuk reframes Bresson's reel cells and hand-spliced to create a linear filmstrip. Original infamous suicide scene as a clumsy experiment rather than a score by Jacob Long."-S.c. transcendent release.
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FRIDAY 9:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
THIS ANIMATED LIFE

CO-PRESENTED BY THE SHADOW ART FAIR

LEV Laura Yilmaz Los Angeles, CA 12008 3 min 1 3Smm 1 BW 1 Animation

In a noisy city far from home, where music is the sole means of communication, a lonely janitor sleepwalks through his menial duties. Unnoticed and unappreciated, he quietly longs for the people and places he has left behind, but ultimately finds solace in solitude.

THE BLACK DOG'S PROGRESS Stephen Irwin London, England 1 2008 4 min 1 Video 1 Animation
A series of animated flipbooks tell the sad story of the Black Dog.
THE BELLOWS MARCH Eric Dyer Baltimore, MD 12009 6 min 1 Video 1 Animation
Animated concertinas live out a cycle of destroy-create-destroy. Bridging digital and physical animation processes, Dyer's 'cinetropes' are 3-D printed and hand-painted sculptures, which come to vibrant and pulsating life when rotated and seen through the shutter of a video camera.

HORN DOG Bill Plympton New York, NY 12009 5 min 1 video 1 Animation
The fourth film in Plympton's "Dog" series. Here are more misadventures from our plucky canine, as he fends off an obese dog, attacking oysters, and a wayward killer violin bow, while trying to win the love of his heart's desire.
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Felix Dufour-Laperriere
Montreal, Canada
8 min 1 3Smm 1 BW 1 Exp. Animation
Small architectures and brief nebulas.
HISTORY OF THE MEAT PACKING DISTRICT Gary Leib New York, NY 1 2008 1 min 1 Video 1Animation
"A historical review of New York City's Meat Packing District. Part of my series "Concrete Jumble" for the NY Times." -G.L.

TRIUMPH OF THE WILD
Martha Colburn USA/Netherlands 12009 5 min 1 Video 1 Animation
A chronological film of America, beginning with the American Revolution and WW I & II. "The hunting impulse as a primary force, the impotence of man in the face of nature, the senseless dominance of weapons, and destructive violence-all with an imagined ideal state of affairs in mind-represent major motifs."-Birgid Uccia
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IN THE NEW WORLD
Richard Raxlen Vancouver Island, Canada 1 2009 8 min 1 Video 1 Exp. Animation US Premiere
"Using imagery from Edward Curtis's In the Land of the War Canoes, originally shot as a feature drama in 1912-1914 at Alert Bay on Vancouver Island."-R.R.
OVER AND OVER (AND OVER) AGAIN
Andy Glynne
London, England 1 2009 3 min 1 Video 1 Animated Documentary
Danny, a teenage boy struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
THE ART OF DROWNING Diego Maclean
Vancouve~Canada

2008 1 4 min 1 Video 1 Animation
Based on a poem by Billy Collins, this beautifully drawn animation ponders the possibilities of what awaits us at the end of the line.
MECANISMO OLVIDADOR (FORGETTER MECHANISM)
luan Camilo Gonzalez Los Angeles, CA 1 2009 13 min 1 3Smm 1 Animation
N. American Premiere

For Schopenhauer, "Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom". This is a personal representation of life as a vertiginous journey, a pendulum.
ALMA Rodrigo Slaas San Francisco, CA 1 2009 6 min 1 3Smm 1 Animation
Alma, a little girl, skips through the snow-covered streets of a small town. Her attention is caught by a strange doll in the window of an antique toy shop. Fascinated, Alma decides to enter...
COLLIDE-A-SCOPE
Gregory Godhard Sydney, Australia 1 2009 3 min 1 16mm 1 Silent 1 Experimental
"On the 10'h of September 2008, in the city of Cern, Switzerland, physicists began experiments using the most powerful atom-smasher ever built, the Large Hadron Collider. This film contains secret footage of those results." -G.G.
TWIST OF FATE Karen Aqua Cambridge, MA 12009 9 min 13Smm 1 Exp. Animation
This film captures impressions of the transformative experience of being diagnosed with a life-threatening illness. Exploring this emotional and physical landscape, this work visualizes an internal world inside the body, imagined on a cellular level.
PLEASE SAY SOMETHING
David O'Reilly Berlin, Germany 1 2009 10 min 1 Video 1 Animation
A troubled relationship between a Cat and Mouse set in the distant Future. 23 episodes of exactly 25 seconds each.
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NAOMI UMAN

THE UKRAINIAN TIME MACHINE

FILMMAKER NAOMI UMAN (LEGEDZINE, UKRAINE) IN ATTENDANCE
WhiLe Living with a famiLy of dairy farmers in ruraL Mexico, American fiLmmaker Naomi Uman immersed herseLf in the daiLy activities there to create a deepLy feLt portrait of the peopLe, the farm and animaLs in her fiLm Leche (30 min, 1998). A few years Later, Uman spent a year in California's CentraL VaLLey with another famiLy, aLso Mexican, who Labored in a Large industrialized dairy operation. The parents had emigrated from Mexico two decades earlier whiLe their chiLdren were born in California. A more complicated portrayaL emerges in the resuLting film Mala Leche (47 min, 2003) as it records Lives adverseLy effected by aLcoholism, vioLence, the constraint of gender roLes, and the pressures and Limitations of industrialized Labor as experienced by the immigrants.
Reflecting on this famiLy's experience of immigration, Uman decided to make the same journey, in reverse, that her own great•grandparents made when emigrating to the US from the ruraL Ukraine in 1906. One hundred years Later, Uman arrived in the tiny, ruraL viLLage of Legedzine, Ukraine where she has recently become a resident. The Ukrainian Time Machine, a series of fiLms Uman made among the peopLe in this viLLage, depict the rhythms and textures of a way of Life not so far-removed from what her ancestors had experienced in their time, yet are contemporary, too, richLy expressed in the immediacy of her camera's attentions and the inclusiveness of the inhabitants.
"My work consistently participates in creating a Living history. I focus on customs that are about to disappear. I Live with peopLe who continue to miLk cows by hand; who pLant, harvest, and preserve their own food. I, too, engage in these practices. In this way, I experience history, as it sLowLy becomes just that: HISTORY. Seeing the past before it vanishes proLongs the present and makes it more profound. Working in sixteen•miLlimeter fiLm is a way of hoLding onto the beauty and delicacy of a format and a practice that are becoming obsoLete. Like hand sowing a fieLd or knitting a sweater, this is not the easiest or most practicaL way of working. It is often simpLer and more practicaL to have Large, industriaL farms, to purchase aLready manufactured clothing and to shoot and edit on modern, eLectronic media. Yet the food, clothing and fiLm produced in this manner has another Layer of significance, a vaLue added due to the Limitations, difficuLties, intention and emotion implied in their production.
The fiLms in this cycle are smaLL and intimate, repeating age-oLd stories in as few words as possibLe."-Naomi Uman
Naomi Uman's work has been exhibited internationaLLy in festivaLs and museums including the Museum of Modern Art, BiLbao Guggenheim, the Museo de Art Moderno in Mexico City, Austria's ViennaLe, and the Sundance FiLm Festival. She has received support from the FuLbright SchoLars Program, Creative CapitaL, the NationaL Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim FeLLowship, among others.

A pictoriaL Language Lesson, Kalendar is comprised of tweLve chronoLogicaL shots, observing seasonaL detaiLs and events in the viLLage.
Unnamed Film is marked by a warm and reciprocaL curiosity between fiLmmaker and subjects. With non-synchronous sound, inter-titles, and spare yet intimate Cinematography, Uman depicts both the hardships and joy the viLLagers experience in their daiLy Lives.
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THE ROOM
Tommy Wiseau
2003 199 min 13Smm

The Ann Arbor debut of a cuLt fiLm in the making, The Room has moved beyond questions and criticisms of its merits to become a poLarizing piece of "must see" independent moviemaking. Part meLodrama, part comedy (intentionaL or otherwise) and now part of the pop cuLture vernacuLar, The Room provides an extreme and unexpected exampLe of an independent fiLmmaker's vision succeeding despite itseLf.
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SATURDAY 11 AM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

CO-PRESENTED BY FESTIFOOLS AND THE ANN ARBOR DISTRICT LIBRARY
These seemingly simple stories and vignettes reveal a depth for those ready to explore. For filmgoers with a youthful spirit (recommended ages 6+). Includes a special, live musical performance by Little Bang Theory.

MAGIC CUBE AND PING-PONG
Lei Lei Beijing, China 1200S 15 min 1 Video 1 Animation
Full of rich colors, textures and an 80s era video game style, this animated film weaves together elements of Eastern and Western culture into both a love story and a metaphor of the individual within modern Chinese society.
BALANCE
Debra Sea Greensboro, NC 120091 5 min 1Video 1Experimental
Gorgeous images from the front wheel of a bike are captured with a simple Flip camera. The wheel transitions landscapes and seasons from rain to gravel, desert to snow, and into the lovely green of springtime-woven together in a lovely tension.

lilLiAN DillON
Yvette Edery New York, NY 120091 5 min 1Video 1Narrative
This clever and impressive live-action, choreographed puppetry music video tells a universal story. Jillian's father is a hippo and her mother is a platypus; thus Jillian is a Hippoplatypus. Not your average girl, ultimately, Jillian transforms her "flaws" into the powers that resolve conflict and drama. and save the day in her town!
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THE ZOO BRIC-A-BRAC
Katherin Mcinnis Aaron Wendel Brooklyn, NY 12009 1 5 min 1 Video 1 Documentary Chicago, IL 1200913 min 1 Video 1 Animation
A playful examination of the human animal, this film An animated collection of keys, coins, cassettes, and other documents a WPA-era Los Angeles zoo in Griffith Park. The junk-drawer objects, rendered by crayon rubbings to form a "Old Zoo", abandoned in the 1960s, is now a public picnic area. cast of characters.

PICKLES FOR NICKELS

Danielle Ash Brooklyn, NY 1 200917 min 1 Video 1 Animation
Using a variety of techniques involving stop-motion animation, cardboard sets and puppets combined with elements of computer animation, Ash creates a cardboard world where monkeys steal pickles and buildings metamorphose unexpectedly. This is an offbeat visualization of the city's rapidly changing neighborhoods.
THE MASCOT
Wladyslaw Starewicz 1934126 min 1 16mm 1BW
Film not in competition
Selected by Terry Gilliam as one of the ten best animated films of all time, Gilliam called it, "Absolutely breathtaking, surreal, inventive, and extraordinary. Everything that Jan Svankmajer, Walerian Borowczyk, and the Quay Brothers would do subsequently." The brainchild of composer Frank Pahl, Little Bang Theory performs film music and original compositions on toy instruments. Their live score for The Mascot premieres at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
"...more soul than the Chicago Symphony Orchestra mashed up with the whole of the Disney repertoire."-Kat Bawden
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SATURDAY 12:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I SPECIAL PRESENTATION
THE MEMO BOOK

FILMS BY MATTHIAS MULLER

CO-PRESENTED BY PENNY W. STAMPS DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES
A program of earlier 16mm films from German film artist Matthias Muller, who is the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker (Thursday, March 24 at 5pm in the Michigan Theatre Main Auditorium).

THE MEMO BOOK (AUS DER FERNE) 19891 28 min 116mm
"Muller's virtuosic rephotography, editing and hand processing techniques are hurled into an erotic maelstrom, remaking the divisions of the Word in a continual flux of inside and out, container and contained. Learned in the tradition of Eisenstein, Genet, Anger and Jarman, The Memo Book seeks to remake the male body in a celebratory flow of communion and despair, mythos and logos. One of the great erotic works of German cinema."-Mike Hoolboom
SLEEPY HAVEN 1993115 min 116mm
"Accompanied by 19th-century tales of the sea, Matthias Muller drowns the naked bodies of young sailors in Sleepy Haven's blue ocean of lost love and desire."-Cordelia Swann
HOME STORIES 1991 16 min 1 16mm

"It is his found footage masterpiece, Home Stories, that will forever bond Muller with fans of that often abused genre; collecting the most kitschy and colorful images of disturbed housewives in evening gowns from 1950s Hollywood melodramas, Muller re-cut them into a film that both comments on gender entrapment in classic-era Hollywood while exhibiting the sheer joy of image mutilation." -Michael Arago

SCATTERING STARS 19941 2 min 1 16mm 1BW

Heavenly bodies explode. Stars scatter. The after-glow of a physical encounter.
ALPSEE 1994115 min 116mm
"Photographed with an exquisite eye for interiors and a restless invention, Alpsee stages a boy's coming of age, that painful rend between infant dependency and mature individuation. Nearly wordless, MUller proceeds by analogy and synecdoche, gathering up precisely framed moments within the home and collecting them as evidence. Its gorgeous chromatic scheme and high key lighting mark a significant departure from MUller's narrow gauge efforts of the 80s."-Mike Hoolboom
PENSAo GLOBO 1997 115 min 116mm
A man faces his approaching death. He takes a journey, his last perhaps, and ends up at the" Pensao Globo" in Lisbon, where he sets out on aimless excursions through the city. The film depicts a life in a state of transition. "Sometimes it's like I'm already gone, become a ghost of myself."-M.M.
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SATURDAY 1 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
ALL THAT LIES BETWEEN US

Discovered documents, secrets and artifacts inspire stories that move through porous boundaries of identity.

GARDEN ROLL BOUNCE PARKING LOT
Melissa Friedling Brooklyn, NY 1200915 min 116mm Exp. Documentary
Pop culture and land-use practices converge in Brooklyn, NY. where a Bangladeshi immigrant family recalls the found film that formed the overhead lattice support for their urban garden-before it was leveled to make a parking space for the father's livery car.

PASSAGE BRIARE Friedl yom Groller (Kubelka) Austria I20091 3 min 116mm IBW ISilent Exp. Documentary
"A woman, a man, a smile. They sit in the sun, and what links them is the film's real surprise: a matter-of-fact gesture which is probably taboo for others. It's up to the film itself to reveal what this gesture is. The anarchic humor of Passage Briare liberates the viewer for a brief, beautiful moment from the fear of getting old."-Maya McKechneay
NOTES ON THE OTHER
Sergio Oksman Madrid, Spain I2009 113 min IVideo Exp. Documentary
Each summer, a crowd of Ernest Hemingway doubles meet in Key West, Florida, to choose his best impersonator. There was a day in 1924 when the real Ernest Hemingway also wanted to be someone else. This film is the story of that hypothesis.

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DENTAL
COFFEE FUTURES
Zeynep Devrim Giirsel USA/Turkey I20091 22 min IVideo IDocumentary
This short documentary weaves the telling of individual fortunes with the story of Turkey's decades-long attempts to become a member of the European Union. The film portrays the emotional texture of a society whose fate has long been debated nationally and internationally, hinting at the psychology of a country waiting for and anticipating a national future.
THE USE OF MOVEMENT
Chris McNamara USA/Canada 12009115 min IVideo IExperimental US Premiere
The final installment in McNamara's cinematic language trilogy, this film considers the formal edges of the frame and the way in which camera movement, whether slight or dramatic, is inscribed with meaning. Each scene is an incomplete narrative-and the monologues in Spanish, German, Bengali and Italian serve to provide a degree of abstraction to the sound treatment-distancing most of us from the more visceral aspects of the film form and creating occasional dissonances with what is visually present.
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Gerbrand Burger Netherlands I2010 I11 min IVideo IExperimental
N. American Premiere
This film tells the story of a man who travels from east to west. It shows a kaleidoscopic view of the West and reflects on Occidentalism and mutual perception. The story is based on fragments of literature from Arabic and Islamic countries describing cities and countries of the West. The literature that is used originates from the 14th century until today. Different times and perspectives mix and intersect, all coming together in the narrative of the main character.
APRIL DAY AND NICiHT
Daniel Sheppard New York, NY I2009 113 min IVideo INarrative
A film that captures the drama and depth of emotion within the intersecting lives of two women facing a turning paint in their searches for love and meaning.
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SATURDAY 3 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I SPECIAL PRESENTATION
FILMS BY PAVEL MEDVEDEV

For the past decade, acclaimed Russian documentary filmmaker Pavel Medvedev has been depicting facets of post•Soviet life through taut cinematography, incisive observation and deft montage, Pavel Medvedev (b, 1963, Orenburg, Russia) worked as a television director in St. Petersburg, and since 2000, has been working as a film director at the St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio, This program features a reprise screening of Medvedev's 2006 film On the Third Planet From the Sun, which was awarded Best Documentary at the 2009 Ann Arbor Film Festival,

VACATIONS IN NOVEMBER
2002 120 min 13Smm

Each November, a group of miners travel to the northern tundra for a "holiday" of sorts, hunting and slaughtering deer, to supplement their meager income and provide extra food for their family.
"Medvedev's first documentary moves from the exertion of bloodstained men in icy outdoor corrals to the dark tunnels under the earth back home, and juxtaposes majestiC winter landscapes with intimate portraits,"-Irina Leimbacher
WEDDING OF SILENCE
20031 28 min 13Smm
Daily life, family gatherings and intimate celebrations of a deaf community in St Petersburg are juxtaposed with the din of the foundry where the men of this community work, They are casting an enormous bell for the city's 300th anniversary, a bell that they will create but not hear,

ON THE THIRD PLANET FROM THE SUN
2006 131 min 13Smm

A portrait of life in the Arkhangelsk region of northern Russia where the inhabitants contend with the debris left behind by years of Hydrogen-bomb testing a half a century earlier,
THE UNSEEN (NEZRIMOE)
2008 128 min 1 Video
For three days in July, 2006 the residents of St.Petersburg experienced a city that seemed to be in a state of siege •military patrols in the streets, the checking of passports, barred roads, helicopters continuously flying overhead, the howling of sirens, armed escorts, etc. As the leaders of the world met in St Petersburg for the G8 summit that was taking place, even the cemetery was closed and the residents had to wait to bury their deceased,
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SATURDAY 3:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
CONSTANTS TO NOTHING

City symphonies, gothic tales, and unearthed histories resonate into the present.

DICK CHENEY IN A COLD, DARK CELL Jim Finn Providence, RI 1200913 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
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"River ice sets the scene for Judy Garland's international justice cri de coeur. It's hard to understate the amount of anxiety created by a vice president who usurped authority for eight years to start wars and wreck the economy and then sidled
off to Wyoming to be a retired Hero of the Right. Impunity is not just the stuff of autocratic dictatorships in the third world. The American form of impunity is going to get us all killed."-J.F.
WOUND FOOTAGE Thorsten Fleisch Berlin, Germany 1 2009 16 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
"Source material is a found footage super 8 film. The visual carrier was attacked in a multitude of ways. It was scratched, cut open and violated. I captured an attempt to screen it. There it burned and was destroyed by the projector. Sorry little film."-T.F.
WHAT COMES BETWEEN Cecilia Araneda Winnipeg, Canada 1 2009 16 min 1 Video 1 Exp. Documentary
An examination of personal memory and loss rooted in the filmmaker's birth place-Chile-and her departure from that country long ago. The work is a collage film created with found footage from personal and historic sources, and original hand printed and tinted footage.
GREENPOINT
Jim Jennings Long Island City, NY 1 20091 8 min 116mm 1 Silent 1 Experimental
"Instead of being a "city symphony", Greenpoint is a neighborhood jam session. In lieu of skyscrapers and Civil War monuments, we see mom-and-pop shops and detritus of daily life. This is a frank and loving portrait of a Brooklyn neighborhood."-Karen Treanor
SONGS FROM THE SHED Melika Bass Chicago, IL 12008123 min 1 Video 1 Exp. Narrative
A decayed slice of Midwestern Gothic. Part musical, part melodrama. A fractured, makeshift family ekes out a meditative existence, their lives mysteriously intertwined through ritual and habit.
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SIMULTANEOUS CONTRAST Chris Kennedy Toronto, Canada 1 2008 16 min 1 16mm 1 Silent 1 Experimental
"The striped pattern of the municipal bus shelters in San Francisco becomes a fixed foreground behind which the city passes. Spatial oscillations provide a constantly permutating play of figure, ground and space, imagining the possibility of being two places at once."-C.K.
YANQUI WALKER AND THE OPTICAL REVOLUTION Kathryn Ramey Boston, MA 12009133 min 1 16mm 1 Exp. Documentary
"This film is about a now-obscure, American expansionist and military dictator, William Walker, who, through military force and coercion, became president of Nicaragua in 1856. The film blends found footage, documentary photography, ethnographic inquiry and personal travelogue with experimental film techniques such as hand-processing, optical printing and hand-conducted time-lapse to detour and derail the various approaches to history making that have been applied to this story."-K.R

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SATURDAY 5 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
OFF AND RUNNING

OFF AND RUNNING
Nicole Opper Brooklyn, NY 12009 76 min 1 Video 1 Documentary
With white Jewish lesbians for parents and two adopted brothers-one mixed•race and one Korean-Brooklyn teen Avery grew up in a unique and loving household. But when her curiosity about her African-American roots grows, she decides to contact her birth mother. This choice propels Avery into her own complicated exploration of race, identity, and family that threatens to distance her from the parents she's always known.
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TOMORROW-YEAH!
DanielaAbk Borgholzhausen, Germany 12009 13 min 13Smm 1 BW 1 Exp. Documentary US Premiere
"Basketball. Training and tough encounters in the gym. Sounds of strange songs, a chaotic mixture of steps, the squeaking sneakers and short bounces of the ball. Movements are memorized, combinations rehearsed. The next game is decisive."-D.A.

SATURDAY 7 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
TEHRAN HAS NO MORE
POMEGRANATES

TEHRAN HAS NO MORE POMEGRANATES
Massoud Bakhshi Iran 12007 68 min 1 3Smm 1 Documentary
Director Massoud Bakhshi and crew are on a mission to make a film about their hometown, Tehran, but have hit a wall and must explain to their overseers at the Documentary Film Center why the film will never be completed. They decide to investigate the city's past in order to better understand the reason for their predicament. What follows is a sarcastic and comic narrative about Tehran's transformation from a small village into a megalopolis of increasing urban mess, pollution, inadequate housing, class gaps, and the fatal destiny of its delicious pomegranates.

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PIENSAEN MI
Alexandra Cuesta USA/Ecuador 12009 13 min 116mm 1 Documentary
"Moving from east to west and back, the windows of a bus frame fleeting sections of urban landscape. Throughout the day, images of riders, textures of light and fragments of bodies in space come together to weave a portrait in motion; a contemplative meditation on public transport in the city of Los Angeles. Isolation, routine and everyday splendor create the backdrop of this journey, while the intermittent sounds of cars construct the soundscape." -A.C.
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SATURDAY 7:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I SPECIAL PRESENTATION
AN EVENING WITH
KENNETH ANGER

PRESENTED WITH SUPPORT OF THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES
One of the great masters of experimental cinema, Kenneth Anger was born in 1927 and began making films at the age of ten. His first extant film, Fireworks, was made in 1947 and over the next thirty-three years he produced another eight films, collectively referred to as the "Magick Lantern Cycle." One of those, 1963's Scorpio Rising, is generally considered one of the key films of the American avant-garde. Since 2000, Anger has made a number of digital video works, including the darkly comic Mickey Mouse memorabilia video Mouse Heaven in 2005. Anger is also the author of the cult book Hollywood Babylon, which was published in France in 1959 and in the U.S. in 1974.

"To say that Kenneth Anger was a pioneer and had a profound and lasting influence on experimental cinema and beyond is quite an understatement. No one, other than Stan Brakhage, can claim as many imitators and no one, other than Andy Warhol, can claim the name recognition Anger has in this area. Certainly Anger's subject matter and thematic concerns accounts for some of this: He embraced and utilized American popular culture-particularly pop music and Hollywood aesthetics-in ways no one else has rivaled; he focused on queer and rebel outcasts; he ventured into myth, religion, and the occult; he reveled in the glamorous, the sexual, the fetishistic, and the mysterious. His is a world of bikers, sailors, harlequins, magi, angels, and demons; one of transformation, agony, ecstasy, and transcendence. But this is only part of the story. Anger's world is also one of light and dark-not only thematically, it would have to be with his interest in magic and the occult, but more importantly, formally. His stunning use of light borders on the mystical and is second to none. Where Brakhage was concerned with the individual's en•gagement with the externalized light of the world around, Anger is concerned with the ways in which light is internalized-light (and fire and heat) as alchemical entity, as transformational tool. The symbolic and iconographic images in his films combine with his unparalleled artistry to become something wholly new. Light is the medium through which his vision is realized. An alchemical cinema indeed."-Patrick Friel
SCREENING FOLLOWED BY AN ON-STAGE CONVERSATION BETWEEN KENNETH ANGER AND DENNIS LIM
Dennis Lim is a New York based critic and writer. He is the founding editor of Moving Image Source, the online publication and research resource of the Museum of the Moving Image. He writes regularly for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Cinema Scope, and other publications, and was a film critic at The Village Voice from 1998 to 2006, as well as its film editor from 2000 to 2006. He is also the editor of The Village Voice Film Guide (Wiley, 2006). A member of the National Society of Film Critics, he is currently a member of the New York Film Festival selection committee and the programmer of the 2010 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. He teaches in the Cultural Reporting and Criticism graduate program at New York University.

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FIREWORKS RABBIT'S MOON 1947115 min 1 35mm 1BW 1950 116 min 135mm
A dissatisfied dreamer awakes, goes out in the night seeking "A fable of the Unattainable (the Moon) combining elements 'a light' and is drawn through the needle's eye. A dream of a of Commedia dell'Arte with Japanese myth. A lunar dream dream, he returns to a bed less empty than before. utilizing the classic pantomime figure of Pierrot in an
encounter with the prankish, enchanted Magic Lantern."
"This flick is all I have to say about being 17, The United States
-Kenneth Anger
Navy, American Christmas and The Fourth of July." -Kenneth Anger
SCORPIO RISING KUSTOM KAR KOMMANDOS 1963 129 min 135mm 19641 3 min 135mm
"A conjuration of the presiding Princes, Angels and Spirits of "Fragment of a project originally intended as a longer film. MARS, formed as a "high" view of the Myth of the American Never completed due to lack of funding and the death of the Motorcyclist. The Power Machine seen as tribal totem, from main actor in a drag race."-Kenneth Anger toy to terror. Thanatos in chrome and black leather and bursting jeans. Part I: Boys and Bolts (masculine fascination
These four films, originally 16mm prints, were recently restored at
with the Thing that Goes). Part II: Image Maker (getting high
the UCLA Film and Television Archive with support from The Film
on heroes: Dean's Rebel and Brando's Johnny; the True View
Foundation and administered by the National Film Preservation
of J.e.) Part III: Walpurgis Party (J.e. wallflower at the cycler's
Foundation through their Avant-Garde Masters. Special thanks to Todd
Sabbath). Part IV: Rebel Rouser (the Gathering of the Dark
Wiener and Stephen Hill at the UCLA Film and Television Archive for Legions, with a message from Our Sponsor)."-Kenneth Anger
their assistance with this program.
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SATURDAY 9:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I FILM IN COMPETITION
SOME DAYS ARE BETTER
THAN OTHERS

SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS
Matt McCormick Portland, OR 12010 193 min 1Video 1Narrative

Matt McCormick's first feature-length narrative is a character•driven film that asks why the good times slip by so fast while the hard times always seem so sticky. The film explores ideas of abundance, emptiness, human connection and abandonment while observing an interweaving web of awkward characters who maintain hope by inventing their own forms of communication and self-fulfillment. Written and directed by Portland's acclaimed filmmaker Matt McCormick and starring Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) and James Mercer (The Shins), Some Days are Better Than Others is a sad valentine to the forgotten discards of a throwaway society and a story about knowing when to hold on , and when to let go.
SATURDAY 10 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
MATTER AND MEMORY

Unseen forces in nature, cultural remnants and the absurdity of our place in this world are portrayed through these six films.

MYTH LABS Martha Colburn USA/Netherlands 120081 5 min 1Video 1Animation
Colburn's latest animated film, set in the American frontier and wilderness, interweaves Puritan visions, folk art, religious allegories, and victims of the current methamphetamine epidemic. The film attempts to illuminate the idea that the lure of this drug for contemporary rural inhabitants is rooted in the earliest consciousness-forming experiences of the settler: a state of spiritual and physical emergency. Overly fervent faith and addiction alike can change one from mere mortal to Superman to scarecrow.
FROM THE ARCHIVES OF AN INVENTOR
Stephen Wetzel Milwaukee, WI 12009 120 min 1Video 1Exp. Documentary
Invention and America seem inseparable. The country has a restless image of itself as a work in progress; and the character at its core is the inventor-equal parts entrepreneur and crackpot. path-setter and outsider. From the Archives ofan Inventor is a found-footage exploration of one such character, a Midwestern inventor whose house has been transformed into a playful model of the future with mechanized armchairs and a domestic robot.
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BEAUTY PLUS PITY Duke & Battersby Syracuse, NY 1 20091 14 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
"Presented in seven parts, Beauty Plus Pity considers the potential for goodness amidst the troubled reLations between God, humanity, animaLs, parents and chiLdren ... (it) contempLates the shame and beauty of existence; it is part apoLogia, part caLL to arms."-D&B
I KNOW WHERE I'M GOING
Ben Rivers London, England 1 20091 29 min 116mm 1 Documentary
'''What wouLd be Left of human action, human traces, human constructions, human buiLdings and wider rippLe effects of humans after that Length of time...assuming, that humans disappear in the geoLogicaLLy near future.' A fragmented road trip through Britain on the peripheries. Down empty roads, off in the wiLderness, a few Lone straggLers. My first stop: geoLogist Jan ZaLasiewicz, taLking about the Earth in one hundred miLlion years time."-B.R.
DROPPING FURNITURE Harald Hund & Paul Horn Austria 1 2008 5 min 1 Video 1 Experimental
The destruction of a habitat: two empty rooms, furniture and gravity.
TREES OF SYNTAX, LEAVES OF AXIS Daichi Saito Montreal, Canada 12009 110 min 1 35mm 1 Experimental
This work is the fiLmmaker's second coLLaboration with composer/violinist MaLcoLm GoLdstein, who composed and performed the originaL structured improvisation score, "Hues of the Spectrum." The fiLm expLores Landscapes at the foot of Mount-RoyaL Park in MontreaL, Canada, using the images of mapLe trees in the park as main visuaL motif. The formations of the trees and their subtle interreLation with the space around them act as an agent to transform viewers' sensoriaL perception of the space portrayed. EntireLy hand-processed by the fiLmmaker, the fiLm is a poem of vision and sound that seeks certain perceptuaL insight and reveLation through a syntacticaL structure based on patterns, variations and repetition.
DJ Bob Moir and VJ Troupe CoLorswim guide the evening's
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SUNDAY 12 PM I UMMA AUDITORIUM IFREE SCREENING & DISCUSSION
WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT7

Experimental film is often misunderstood as an art form within the realm of cinema. This panel and screening is an opportunity for those new to experimental film to join a participatory conversation with some of the Festival's most knowledgeable avant-garde filmmakers and scholars.
Several short experimental films from the 48th Ann Arbor Film Festival will be selected, presented and screened by participating panelists (to be announced), followed by discussion with the audience. Dan Herbert, assistant professor at the University of Michigan Department of Screen Arts & Cultures, will moderate the discussion.

SUNDAY 1 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
EXPANSIVE GROUNDS·

CO-PRESENTED BY THE HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER ZEKELMAN FAMILY CAMPUS
EXPANSIVE GROUNDS (EIN WEITES FELD)
Gerburg Rohde-Dahl
Berlin, Germany I2008
66 min IVideo IDocumentary
This documentary explores the filmmaker's discussion about her identity as a German caused by architect Peter Eisenman's Berlin Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe. Rohde-Dahl records her observations over a four year period starting with the installment of the first slabs through two years after the public opening of the memorial. Her ongoing dialogue with many people spurs the filmmaker to reflect about her family's role during the Nazi era and about the significance of collective guilt.
PRECEDED BY:
SALT Michael Angus & Murray Fredericks
Mt. Tamborine, Australia I2009 28 min IVideo IDocumentary
A self-portrait of Australian photographer Murray Fredericks
and his extreme journey to capture the heart of the world's
most featureless landscape on Lake Eyre, South Australia .

SUNDAY 1:30 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER SCREENING ROOM I SPECIAL PRESENTATION
SEEING IN BETWEEN
FILMS OF CHICK STRAND

The second of two programs of films by the late Chick Strand (1931-2009), presented by Irina Leimbacher, this program features three of Chick Strand's non-fiction works. Strand, while studying ethnography at UCLA, found herself frustrated with films which she felt lacked "intimacy, dimension, heart and soul" and seemed made "with cold indifference to living, breathing people"; films where "all nuances, sensibilities, aesthetics, emotions and human drama in the culture" were lost. Through her own filmmaking, Strand sought to redress this, and in so doing, moved beyond the conventions of ethnographic filmmaking frameworks typical of her time. In her resolute desire to show life, pulsed and subtle, in her subjects, Chick Strand managed to convey a profoundly intimate expressiveness to everyday experiences of those people represented in her films.

"To leave out the spirit of the people presents a thin tapestry of the culture, easy to rent, lacking in strength and depth. I want to know really what it is like to be a breathing, talking, moving, emotional, relating individual in the society."-Chick Strand
MOSORI MONIKA
1970 120 min 11 6mm
An expressive documentary about women in the Third World. This is an ethnographic film about two cultures that have encountered one another. The Spanish Franciscan Missionaries went to Venezuela in 1945 to "civilize" the Warao Indians, who live in the swamps on the Orinoco River Delta. Before the missionaries came, the Waraos lived in relative isolation and were little affected by the outside world. The relationship between the Indians and the missionaries is simple on the surface, but it is manifested in a complex change of techniques, values and life style which have indelibly altered the Warao vision of life.
The acculturation is presented from two viewpoints. A nun tells how the Indians lived when the missionaries arrived and what the nuns have done to "improve" conditions, both spiritually and materially. An old Warao Indian woman tells what she feels has been the important experiences in her life. The two viewpOints are structured in counterpoint so that the deeper aspects of the juxtaposition of the modern culture over the old becomes apparent through the revelations of the two women.
ANSELMO AND THE WOMEN
1986 135 min 116mm
Continuing the life of Anselmo, a Mexican street musician, and his life-long struggle to make a good life for his children. This film focuses on his relationship with his wife Adela and his mistress, Cruz, and theirs with him. In a society where traditional gender roles are separate and sharply defined, the number of children defines male identity and keeps the women at home and dependent. Poverty makes daily survival a desperate struggle. Both men and women must cooperate, the men to provide food and shelter and the women to raise and care for the large family. However, the cooperation is often superficial, with very little communication in terms of inner emotional needs. Relationships become economic in essence in which both men and women perceive themselves living in an emotional desert. The film is about lives in conflict from three points of view as told by the people involved. It explores the division between the real and ideal.
FAKE FRUIT
1986 1 22 min 116mm
Intimate documentary about young women who make papier mache fruit and vegetables in a small factory in Mexico. They have a gringo boss, but the factory is owned by his Mexican wife. The focus of the film is on the color, music and movement involved, and the gossip which goes on constantly, revealing what the young women think about men.
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SUNDAY 3 PM I MICHIGAN THEATER MAIN AUDITORIUM I FILMS IN COMPETITION
EVERYBODY KNOWS
THIS IS NOW HERE

Unparalleled views, shared illusions, and the examination of an environment comprise these five meditations
on the image as landscape.

SCENE 32 Shambhavi Kaul Durham, NC 1200916 min 1Video 1Experimental
The salt fields of Central Kutch are examined through High Definition video and hand-processed Hi-contrast 16mm film to become another thing altogether: neither a specific location in India nor its representation, but a rebuilt world of precipices and gullies, untouchable textures and unfathomable scale.
ATLANTROPA

Samuel Stevens London, England 12009 120 min 1Video 1Exp. Documentary
N. American Premiere
A travelogue that examines the politics and visual codes of landscape, borders and public space and is centered on a fictional bridge spanning the Gibraltar Straits.
THE BURNING BLUE
Jesse McLean Chicago, IL 1200919 min 1Video 1Experimental
This video observes the thrill, terror and boredom found in watching mass spectacles and the unexpected loneliness when you miss them. Concerned with how we, as a culture, watch ourselves, especially in moments of great emotional significance, this work speaks of both the power and the failure of the televised experience to bind us to one another.
VINELAND

Laura Kraning Altadena, CA 12009110 min 1Video 1Exp. Documentary
At the last drive-in movie theater in Los Angeles, dislocated Hollywood images filled with apocalyptic angst float within the desolate nocturnal landscape of the City of Industry. In this border zone, re-framed and mirrored projections collide with the displaced radio broadcast soundtrack, revealing overlapping realities at the intersection of nostalgia and alienation.
PETROPOLlS: AERIAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE ALBERTA TAR SANDS
Peter Mettler Toronto, Canada 12009 143 min 1Video 1Documentary
Shot primarily from a helicopter, Peter Mettler's startling documentary offers an unparalleled view of the world's largest industrial, capital and energy project. Canada's tar sands are an oil reserve the size of England. Extracting the crude oil called bitumen from underneath unspoiled wilderness requires a massive industrialized effort with far-reaching impacts on the land, air, water, and climate. It's an extraordinary spectacle, whose scope can only be understood from far above.
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INAUGURATION OF THE PLEASURE DOME 1954 138 min 1 16mm
Lord Shiva, The Magician, wakes. A convocation of Theurgists in the guise of figures from mythology bearing gifts: The Scarlet Woman, Whore of Heaven, smokes a big fat joint; Astarte of the Moon brings the wings of snow; Pan bestows the grapes of Bacchus; Hecate offers the sacred mushroom, yage, wormwood brew. The vintage of Hecate is poured. Pan's cup is poisoned by Lord Shiva. The orgy ensues -a magick masquerade at which Pan is the prize. Lady Kali blesses the rites of the children of light as Lord Shiva invokes the godhead with the formula "Force and Fire." -Kenneth Anger

INVOCATION OF MY DEMON BROTHER 19691 11 min 116mm
"Invocation of My Demon Brother (Arrangement in Black and Gold). The shadowing forth of Our Lord Lucifer, as the Powers of Darkness gather at midnight mass. The dance of the Magus widdershins around the Swirling Spiral Force, the solar swastika, until the Bringer of Light-Lucifer-breaks through.
A fragment made in a fury ... the last blast of Haight consciousness."-Kenneth Anger

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Joost Rekveld www.lumen.nu/rekveld c/o Filmbank / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
A Deep Well Alexis Bravos bravos@umich.edu
A Letter to Uncle Boonmee Apichatpong Weerasethakul www.kickthemachine.com c/o Animate Projects distribution@animateprojects.org
Alma Rod rigo Blaas www.almashortfilm.com
April Day and Night Daniel Sheppard danshepfilms@gmail.com
Atlantropa Samuel Stevens wwwsamuelstevens.eu
Balance Debra Sea debrasea@mac.com
Beauty Plus Pity Duke & Battersby www.dukeandbattersby.com
Bernadette Duncan Campbell c/o LUX (www.lux.org.uk) mike@lux.org.uk
Beyond Annja Krautgasser www.annjakrautgasser.net/w/ c/o Sixpack / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
Black Ops Arabesque Jared Drake www.jaredddrake.com
Black Rain Semiconductor www.semiconductorfilms.com c/o LUX (www.lux.org.uk) mike@lux.org.uk

Blonde Redhead Meets Gainsbourg Jerome Schlomoff c/o Filmbank / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
Bottle of Wine Joseph Ernst josephernst@hotmail.com wwwbottleofwine.org
Bric-a-Brac Aaron Wendel manglemile@gmail.com
City of Borders Yun Suh playbigger@gmail.com wwwcityofborders.com

Coffee Futures Zeynep Devrim GOrsel zdgursel@gmail.com www.coffeefuturesfilm.com
Collide-a-Scope Gregory Godhard greggodhard@ozemail.com.au
De Mouvement Richard Kerr kerr@alcor.concordia.ca www.richard-kerr.ca

Dick Cheney in a Cold, Dark Cell Jim Finn www.jimfinn.org c/o Video Data Bank info@vdb.org
Dropping Furniture Harald Hund & Paul Horn c/o Sixpack / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
El ataque de los robots de Nebulosa-5 Chema Garcia Ibarra info@chemagarcia.com www.chemagarcia.com
Everything To Live For Scott Northrup mytapeimage@earthlink.net
Expansive Grounds (Ein weites Feld) Gerburg Rohde-Dahl rohdedahl@aol.com www.ein-weites-feld.de
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Fantasy Suite Kent Lambert www.roommatemusic.com
Forest Allison Schulnik www.allisonschulnik.com
From The Archives of an Inventor Stephen Wetzel http://wetzelweb.com/ criticalpluralism@yahoo.com
Garden Roll Bounce Parking Lot Melissa Friedling mel@slouchproductions.com www.melissafriedling.com
Gary War "Highspeed Drift" Jacqueline Castel info@aprimitivefuture.com www.aprimitivefuture.com
Golden Hour Robert Todd www.roberttoddfilms.com
Greenpoint Jim Jennings jimjennings906@gmail.com
Her Morning Elegance Oren Lavie, Yuval and Merav Nathan www.orenlavie.com
History of the Meat Packing District Gary Leib www.garyleib.com
Horn Dog Bill Plympton Plymptoons@aol.com www.plymptoons.com
I Know Where I'm Going Ben Rivers c/o LUX (www.lux.org.uk) mike@lux.org.uk
If There Be Thorns Michael Robinson www.poisonberries.net
In The New World Richard Raxlen no-room@islandnet.com

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Jillian Dillon Yvette Edery yvette.edery@gmail.com www.artistrye.com
Lev Laura Emel Yilmaz www.lauraemelyilmaz.com
Lost World (LetiJnt Wag) Gyula Nemes www.filmunio.hu
M Felix Dufour-Laperriere www.felixdufourlaperriere.blogspoLcom
Magic Cube and Ping Pong Lei Lei www.raydesign.cn
Mecanismo Olvidador (Forgetter Mechanism) Juan Camilo Gonzalez juancgonza@hotmail.com
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Missed Aches Priestley Motion Pictures joanna@primopix.com www.primopix.com
Music for a Missing Film Luciano Zubillaga info@lucianozubillaga.com www.lucianozubillaga.com
My Tears Are Dry Laida Lertxundi lertxundi@gmail.com
Myth Labs Martha Colburn www.marthacolburn.com c/o Filmbank / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
Notes on the Other Sergio Oksman soksman@gmail.com www.notesontheother.com
Off and Running Nicole Opper www.offandrunningthefilm.com
On a Phantom Limb Nancy Andrews nandrews@coa.edu www.nancyandrews.net
Passage Briare Friedl yom Groller c/o Sixpack / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
Petropolis
Peter Mettler www.petermettler.com
Photograph Of Jesus
Laurie Hill lauriehi2@yahoo.co.uk
Pickles for Nickels
Danielle Ash danielleash@gmail.com www.danielleash.com
Piensa en Mi Alexandra Cuesta www.alexandracuesta.com
Please Say Something David OReilly www.davidoreilly.com
Portrait #3: House of Sound Vanessa Renwick qualitypie@gmail.com www.odoka.org
Rihla Gerbrand Burger www.gerbrandburger.nl c/o Filmbank / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
Role Denis Oleksijczuk oleksijczuk@gmail.com

Salt Michael Angus & Murray Fredericks mick@jerrycanfilms.com.au www.saltdoco.com
Scene 32 Shambhavi Kaul shambhavi@hard-light.com
Seven Songs About Thunder Jennifer Reeder thejenniferreeder@gmail.com
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Simultaneous Contrast Chris Kennedy www.cfmdc.org
Singles
Rebecca Sugar
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Sleeping Bear
Jack Cronin jackcronin@gmail.com www.jackcronin.net
Some Days Are Better than Others
Matt McCormick www.somedaysthemovie.com
Somewhere Only We Know Jesse McLean www.jessemclean.com c/o Video Data Bank info@vdb.org
Songs from the Shed
Melika Bass melikabass@gmail.com
Sour 'Hibi no Neiro' (Tone of Everyday) Masashi Kawamura mercykl015@hotmail.com
Still Raining, Still Dreaming
Phil Solomon www.philsolomon.com
Straight Lines Vincent Grenier www.vincentgrenier.com
Tehran Has No More Pomegranates
Massoud Bakhshi www.bakhshim.com www.der.org
The Art of Drowning Diego Maclean me@diegomaclean.com
The Bellows March Eric Dyer eric@ericdyer.com www.ericdyer.com
The Black Dog's Progress Stephen Irwin stephen@smalltimeinc.com www.smalltimeinc.com

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The Burning Blue
Jesse McLean www.jessemclean.com c/o Video Data Bank info@vdb.org
The Place Where We Were
Naoyuki Tsuji ahoutengoku@mbg.nifty.com
The Presentation Theme
Jim Trainor jtrain@saic.edu
Travelling Fields Inger Lise Hansen hfjordh@broadpark.no
Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Autumn
Daichi Saito www.cfmdc.org
The Unmaking of 'I Am A Sex Addict' Caveh Zahedi caveh@cavehzahedi.com www.cavehzahedi.com
The Use of Movement Christopher McNamara mcnafong@gmail.com nospectacle.com
The Vagina Song John Madden jody@whaddyagonnadoaboutit.com WhaddyaGonnaDoAboutlt.com
The Zoo
Katherin Mcinnis katherin.mcinnis@gmail.com www.katherinmcinnis.com
Tomorrow-Yeah!
Daniela Abke daniela.abke@gmx.de
Tools 4 Fools Kate A. Brandt kabrandt@earthlink.net tools-4-fools.com
Tusslemuscle Steve Cossman www.stevecossman.com
Triumph of the Wild Marth Colburn www.marthacolburn.com c/o Filmbank / Ralph McKay amovie@sbcglobal.net
Twilight Spirit Jodie Mack jodienmack@gmail.com
Twist of Fate Karen Aqua karen@karenaqua.com http://karenaqua.com
Vineland Laura Kraning laurakraning@yahoo.com www.laurakraning.com
Wasteland Utopias David Sherman www.totalmobilehome.com

Way Fare Sylvia Schedelbauer sylvia.schedelbauer@gmail.com www.sylviaschedelbauer.com
Wednesday Morning Two A.M. Lewis Klahr engram66@sbcglobal.net
What Comes Between Cecilia Araneda www.ceciliaaraneda.ca
Wound Footage Thorsten Fleisch snuff@fleischfilm.com www.fleischfilm.com

Yanqui Walker and the Optical Revolution Kathryn Ramey kramey01@yahoo.com
Zeyphr Naoyuki Tsuji ahoutengoku@mbg.nifty.com
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