There's Something Else (Or some titles of recent Spanish Experimental Cinema)
The Spanish Experimental cinema comes to Los Angeles to present some of the most well-known filmmakers including Laida Lertxundi, León Siminiani and Isaki Lacuesta.
THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE Curated by Garbiñe Ortega
Films that think, images that beat, sounds which play ping-pong. This program represents an intense capsule reflecting diverse and exciting talents in contemporary Spanish avant-garde cinema. Coming from darkness, animation, found footage and the exploration of visual and sonic textures describe the illness and cure of the individual in the present, the opening of other spaces and dimensions, luminous new landscapes, paranormal events. "They are already here. Or maybe they are just in our imagination. One way or another, unexpected things happen…"
Garbiñe Ortega, film curator of the program, and Luis Berdejo, filmmaker based in LA, will be present.
A second program in this film series, Inner Geography, will be presented by CalArts on Tuesday, December 7. For further information visit: www.calarts.edu
· Hezurbeltzak. Una Fosa Común. Izibene Oñederra (2007, 4 min.)
The Basque word hezurbeltzak does not appear in dictionaries. It is a non-existing word used to describe socially invisible groups. Its literal translation would be "black bones".
· Copy Scream. Oriol Sánchez (2007, 3 min.)
As if we took the word shout and repeat it many times: a kind of exhaustion would occur, no meaning would last, hardly even its acoustic from and musical variation. As if the shout were not a sudden vibration in the air and should find its existence on the surface of its own meaning. A scream repeated until its disintegration due to the movement of surfaces: texture, page, printing, sheet and screen.
· The end. Fernando Franco (2008, 6 min.)
"This piece explores the concept of "limit" attached to the notion of death; the limits of all the limits, the most incomprehensible thing that it only can be tackled from the second person". Blogs &Docs.
· Tabla aeróbica Nº4. Estudio para pintores. Gonzalo de Pedro (2007, 9 min.)
Five steps set any painting apart from the screen of a small local cinema... X rays, vinegar and Super 8 used to measure the distance between oil paintings and celluloid.
· Kinky hoodoo voodoo. Velasco Broca (2004, 8 min.)
It is the year 1997. Pre-human Saturnians have recreated a work camp for Spanish preteens. A Saturnian trade union decides to check the items produced in the site. In the meantime, an Anglo-Saxon community in the Earth receives increasingly perplexing reports. Historians from both civilizations are bewildered by the situation.
· Alone. Gerard Freixes (2008, 4 min.)
The heroic characters in mainstream fiction always show individualist attitudes. Here, that hero's individualism is taken to its complete extreme.
· Digital. León Siminiani (2005, 7 min.)
A perceptive analysis of the digital world and its influence in our daily life.
· For(r)est in the des(s)ert. Luis Berdejo (2006, 12 min.)
Found-footage, animation, a forest and Forrest, who doesn't live here any more.
· Cómo dibujar animales tristes o cuaderno de todas las cosas vivas y muertas que imaginé la noche que te fuiste para siempre. (How to draw sad animals or a notebook of all the living and dead things I thought of the night you left for ever). Laboratorium (2009, 7 min.)
A Project that plays at being a bestiary, but also a diary, but also a tragic tale. Film made by manipulating super8mm footage, Cinexin tapes and drawings without fate nor destiny.
This screening is supported by Dirección General de Política e Industrias Culturales of the Spanish Ministry of Culture, Consulate General of Spain in New York and Consulate General of Spain in San Francisco.
This screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque.
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