Engauge 2021 Traces (Shorts Program)
Oct. 28 at 9pm PT
$13 General Admission
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Festival - Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2021
A sidelong glance, a repeated image, a brief fragment, an obscure reference, a finger in the frame. Filmmakers use these and other gestural strategies in their haunting films.
Header photo credit: CYRK.2014-2021, dir. Ursula Brookbank
In this program:
The exploration of home movies to reinterpret mother-daughter relationships.
(Mary Trunk, US, 2021, 5 min)
SHASHIN NO MA
In Japanese, (MA) is best described as a consciousness of interval/space, not in the sense of an enclosed three-dimensional entity, but rather the awareness of form and non-form deriving from an intensification of senses.
(Tetsuya Maruyama, Brazil, 2020, 7 min)
A short film about a circus.
(Ursula Brookbank, US, 2021, 5 min)
Lost Horse Valley
An in-camera document of a space with a spirit. Shot on Super8mm. Sound by RECODER.
(Caleb Smith, US, 2020, 3 min)
16mm film stock painted and bleached in the desert at the Wurlitzer Foundation, Taos, New Mexico.
(Karl Nussbaum, US, 2020, 3 min)
Father Knows Father Best
Utilizing damaged film loops and photograms, Father Knows Father Best plays off of an old found-footage print of the American situational comedy to highlight a dysfunctional family paradigm.
(Steven Woloshen, Canada, 2021, 6 min)
purgatory is the side of the road
Filmed on 16mm using in-camera editing techniques, purgatory is the side of the road is an imagining of the liminal space between being and non-being.
(Mireya Martinez, US, 2021, 1 min)
The long wail of a passing train
An experimental animated film built around a single sound recording that evokes travel, the need to communicate, solitude, fragility, the desire for freedom, the arrival of fall, and our ephemeral existence.
(Anne-Marie Bouchard, Canada, 2020, 8 min, closed captioned in English)
An experimental take on the True Crime genre.
(Ben Popp, US, 2021, 4 min)
A portrait of an eccentric artist based in Kitikaka, Italy.
(Florian Maricourt & Calypso Debrot, France, 2020, 15 min, with English subtitles)
Retracing the space between human movements and climaxes through electric bills and coastal walks.
(Carleen Maur, US, 2020, 5 min)
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