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Free, Twee, Mean, and Evergreen: EFFPortland's Pacific Northwest Showcase
Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian
Hollywood, CA
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Free, Twee, Mean, and Evergreen: EFFPortland's Pacific Northwest Showcase
Sunday July 27, 2014, 7:30 pm
Los Angeles Filmforum presents
Free, Twee, Mean, and Evergreen: EFFPortland's Pacific Northwest Showcase
At the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90028

Curator Hannah Piper Burns in person!  Loads of Los Angeles premieres!

People often ask what characterizes the experimental work coming out of the Pacific Northwest. In the three years that I've been programming this work, I haven't found a cocktail party or elevator blurb that covers the range I've seen, but with the help of the amazing artists that surround me, I have made some observations:

We are appropriators, investigators, and performers. Our politics start with the personal. We make within our means. We collaborate. We are students and professors who show together. We inspire each other. Both in our sincerity and in our absurdity, we are unabashed. We may be short on running times, but we are long on style.

It's my hope that most, if not all, of the artists and films in this program will be unfamiliar to this audience. Enjoy this sampling of feral fare from the wilds of Oregon and Washington!  Hannah Piper Burns


For more event information: www.lafilmforum.org, or 323-377-7238

Tickets: $10 general, $6 students/seniors; free for Filmforum members.  Available by credit card in advance from Brown Paper Tickets or at the door.

Note: Hannah Piper Burns will be presenting a show of her own work at the Echo Park Film Center on Friday July 25th.  Please see http://www.echoparkfilmcenter.org/cinema/schedule.html for more information.

Screening:

With You by Jonathan Marrs and Josh Ferdaszewski (Portland, 16:38, 2009) Los Angeles premiere!
A non-linear, experimental meditation that explores angst toward oneself, society, and
language.

1984 by Kiel Fletcher (Portland, 4:01, 2012) Los Angeles premiere!
A visual retelling of George Orwell's classic novel using the language of online video.
*MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDR THE AGE OF 18 (LANGUAGE, BRIEF DEPICTIONS OF SECUALITY)

Dreams of War, Dreams of Lies, Dreams of Dragon's Fire by Chris Freeman
(Portland, 4:31, 2012) Los Angeles premiere!
A metal mash-up music video investigating rock star heroes, a mythology of power, unrealized dreams, and how lame normal life is.

Charade by Salise Hughes (Seattle, 8:30, 2013) Los Angeles premiere!
Based on, and using manipulated footage from the 1963 film of the same name, with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. The film is about a man who is constantly changing his identity.

Charlie Foxtrot by Qathi Hart (Portland, 3:35, 2013) Los Angeles premiere!
An animated film that puts viewers into first person point of view of women's experiences in war, with an intimate glimpse into the thoughts of a warrior.
*MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 (VERBAL DESCRIPTIONS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE)

Monsters and Ghosts by Eileen Skyers (Portland, 1:49, 2013) Los Angeles premiere!
Attempts to recreate sense of self in relation to screen-based mediation. Its over-stimulating imagery mirrors the pervasive immediacy of media outlets and their tendency to distract us from a richly descriptive, symbolic life.

Les Chaussons Rouge by Kurtis Hough (Portland, 2:50, 2013) Los Angeles premiere!
A fairytale dreamscape of music and dance fueled by the enchanted red shoes.

Lullaby Trilogy by Joe Noreen (Portland, 10:40, 2014) Los Angeles premiere!
An emotionally precarious man attempts to sing his nephew a lullaby.

10,950 (1-930) by Kiri Hargie (Portland, 1:56, 2012) Los Angeles premiere!
10,950 follows the paradigm that to have success in any field you must practice a specific  task for around 10,000 hours. For the next year I will be drawing 30 - 3" x 2" pictures a day, clubbing the basics of motion into something that is hopefully both beautiful and inspirational. 10,950 (1-930) is the first part of a journey as destination,

Break Up by Julia Oldham (Eugene, 5:18, 2013) Los Angeles premiere!
Two physicists use language from their shared experimental work to both present their research and to describe their feelings for each other.

Never Let Me Go (reprise) by Carl Diehl (Portland, 2:43, 2012) Los Angeles premiere!
Somber western tech scapes gone awry, radio ruins, phantom emperors or dessicated mechanical mannerisms shot thru with jangling almost broken bellowings from a distance. Mirages of frontier fables.

Worst Existence by Dylan Jones (Portland, 2:22, 2013) Los Angeles premiere!
Animated short about a man and child hanging out with a miraculous pregnant horse.

Out of This World by Melissa Tvetan (Portland, 2:08, 2014) Los Angeles premiere!
Sex & string theory, promiscuity & parallel dimensions.

Entrance by Stephen Slappe (Portland, 2:30, 2013)
"Black magic is not a myth. It is a totally unscientific and emotional form of magic, but it does get results  of an extremely temporary nature." -Aleister Crowley
*MAY BE INAPPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDR THE AGE OF 18 (BRIEF NUDITY/DEPICTIONS OF SEXUALITY)

It was God's Hand that led me by Sam Pirnak (Portland, 3:50, 2014) Los Angeles premiere!
A short poetic piece that utilizes sound and images collected during trips into the deep south, including inside the homes of residents of renowned quilt-making community Gee's Bend. Music and spoken word from personal archive of Pauline Jackson Griggs, whose first song was published in her father's book, The Colored Sacred Harp Songbook in 1931.

Hannah Piper Burns co-founded and co-directs Experimental Film Festival Portland (EFFPortland) and acts as the curatorial consultant for the Light + Sound Window Gallery. She is a Portland-based appropriation artist and poet.  When she isn't eyeballs deep in reality television footage, she practices boxing and is learning John Travolta's solo dance sequence from Saturday Night Fever, both for upcoming performances
http://www.hannahpiperburns.com/

More on EFF Portland: http://effportland.com/

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This program is supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission; the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; 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.

Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization screening experimental and avant-garde film and video art, documentaries, and experimental animation.  2014 is our 39th year.

Coming Soon to Los Angeles Filmforum:
July 27  Recent films from Portland OR, with curator Hannah Piper Burns
Aug 3   Centro Historico
Aug 10  Rea Tajiri - Lordville

Memberships available, $70 single, $115 dual, or $50 single student
Contact us at lafilmforum@yahoo.com.
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Spielberg Theater at the Egyptian (View)
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
United States


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Film > Premiers

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