The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour
Sunday December 9, 2012, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival Traveling Tour Digital Program B
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028
Tickets: $10 general; $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.
Los Angeles Filmforum presents the 2012 edition of the 50th AAFF Traveling Tour, giving Los Angeles audiences a chance to see the best new experimental works from around the world! This program of short films includes recent experimental, narrative, documentary and animated films selected from the most recent Ann Arbor Film Festival.
The AAFF is the longest-running film festival tour, having pioneered the concept in 1964. The 50th AAFF Tour runs from August 2012 through February 2013, screening in galleries, art house theaters, universities, media art centers and cinematheques throughout North America.
Moxie, by Stephen Irwin (England | 2011 | 6 min | Video)
A pyromaniac bear misses his mother.
20 Hz, by Semiconductor (England | 2011 | 5 min | Video)
20 Hz observes a geo-magnetic storm occurring in the Earth's upper atmosphere. Working with data collected from the CARISMA radio array and interpreted as audio, we hear tweeting and rumbles caused by incoming solar wind, captured at the frequency of 20 Hertz. Generated directly by the sound, tangible and sculptural forms emerge suggestive of scientific visualisations. As different frequencies interact both visually and aurally, complex patterns emerge to create interference phenomena that probe the limits of our perception.
Visitation, by Suzan Pitt (Los Angeles, CA | 2011 | 9 min | Video)
Visitation unwinds through a dark landscape of unending life and death; steeped in the alchemical and inner dream-life the film explores a black and white landscape of gothic figures who enact evolving metaphysical dramas. Surrealistic and strange, cast in grainy 16mm images, the film allows an imaginary glimpse within "an outer-world night." The visions in the film are summoned from the film maker's imagining of a mythical eternity which is beautiful but fraught with pain, exposed by the ether voices and figures which inhabit the eternal ballet beneath our consciousness.
Sounding Glass, by Sylvia Schedelbauer (Germany | 2011 | 10 min | Video)
A man in a forest is subject to a flood of impressions; structurally rhythmic waves of images and sounds give form to his introspection.
Tin Pressed, by Dani Leventhal (Brooklyn, NY | 2011 | 7 min | Video)
"Opening with jarring violence, Dani Leventhal's Tin Pressed, proceeds to negotiate a balancing act between the bewildering tonal variances of daily life with all of its unnamable and enchantingly fragmented specifics and the gravitational urge to construct both private and shared narratives. The world discovered through these images revolves around multiple centers. The camera's odd equanimity feels both generous and dangerous. Leventhal's deft oscillation between elision and inclusion reveals a brief but vast taxonomy of beauty, peace, longing, and terror." -Jeremy Hoevenaar
Untitled, by Neil Beloufa (France | 2010 | 15 min | Video)
A cardboard decor and photographs reconstitute a luxury Californian-type villa in Algeria. Its inhabitants, neighbors and other protagonists speculate why and how the house remained occupied by terrorists in the 1990s.
Lack of Evidence (Manque de Preuves), by Hayoun KWON (France | 2011 | 10 min | Video)
The father of O is the village chief. One day, his father tried to kill his two sons during a ritual ceremony: O managed to escape but saw his brother being murdered. Having fled across his country, he succeeded, by chance, in leaving Nigeria and going into exile in France. In this context, he applied for asylum but his application was refused because he could not produce any proof...
Ceibas: Epilogue - The Well of Representation, by Evan Meaney (Knoxville, TN | 2011 | 8 min | Video)
In part a remake of Hollis Frampton's Gloria! (1979), in part a repurposing of hacked, 16-bit video game technology; Ceibas: Epilogue - The Well of Representation asks us to reconsider our fear of the liminal.
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; the Metabolic Studio; and the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts. Additional support generously provided by American Cinematheque. We also depend on our members, ticket buyers, and individual donors.
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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
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