Sarah Christman: As Above, So Below
Sunday August 12, 2012, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Sarah Christman: As Above, So Below
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
Sarah Christman in person from Brooklyn!
Los Angeles Filmforum is delighted to bring filmmaker Sarah J. Christman for her first presentation in Los Angeles. Christman has been making a series of superbly crafted and thoughtful essay films on the zones where humankind manipulates nature in unexpected ways, affecting our memories, daydreams, personal histories, and perceptions of the world.
Tickets: $10 general; $6 students/seniors/LACE members; free for Filmforum members.
Dear Bill Gates (2006, 16mm, 17 min.)
A simple correspondence evolves into a poetic visual essay exploring the ownership of our visual history and culture. Combining original and archival film, video and images from the internet, "Dear Bill Gates" draws unexpected connections among mining, memory and Microsoft.
Selected Screenings: San Francisco International Film Festival (New Visions Award), International Film Festival Rotterdam (Nominee, Tiger Award), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Audience & Eileen Maitland Awards), Santa Cruz Film Festival (Best Experimental Film)
Broad Channel (2010, 16mm, 14 min.)
Los Angeles premiere!
Over the course of four seasons, the nuances of everyday activity are examined along one narrow stretch of public shoreline in New York City's Jamaica Bay. Moments of recurrence and change cycle through an ecosystem rooted in migration.
Selected Screenings: Ann Arbor Film Festival (Jury Prize), Margaret Mead Film Festival, Camden International Film Festival, Berlin Director's Lounge
As Above, So Below (2012, 16mm, 50 min)
Los Angeles Premiere!
For thousands of years, alchemists toiled to synthesize rare substances and universal cures, to manipulate the speed of natural processes. Today, a woman has her husband's ashes transformed into a memorial diamond. Precious metals are extracted from obsolete electronics. What was once the world's largest landfill-- now also the final resting place of the World Trade Center's remains-- is being converted into a public park. The film intimately examines various transmutations, both microscopic and massive, that reshape matter and its meanings. What separates the permanent from the impermanent, the things we discard from those we preserve?
Screenings: Ann Arbor Film Festival (Jury Prize), Chicago Underground Film Festival (Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Feature)
Sarah J. Christman makes non-fiction films that examine the intersection between people, technology and the natural world. Her work has screened widely at festivals such as Rotterdam, Ann Arbor, Antimatter, AFI FEST, Chicago Underground, Margaret Mead, Oberhausen, PDX, and SXSW, among other venues. Her films have received honors including Jury Awards from the Ann Arbor Film Festival and the New Visions Award from the San Francisco International Film Festival. A Philadelphia native, Christman received an MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University and a BA from Oberlin College. She lives in New York City, where she is an Assistant Professor in the film department at Brooklyn College. She is currently working on a project about circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
Filmforum's screening series is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; and the Metabolic Studio. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
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Sept 23 Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema Screening 9 (Screenings 1-8 will be at the UCLA Film & Television Archive)
Sept 30 - Breaking Ground: 60 Years of Austrian Experimental Cinema Screening 10
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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
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