SHORTS PROGRAM 5 – Saturday April 22
8pm – Grapefruit Studios (above Company Brewing)
735 E Center St, Milwaukee, WI
Zombie, Pt. 1 dir. Scott Fitzpatrick
4 min, digital, 2017
“He wrote that Leonard and Robert La Tourneaux actually had a relationship… I didn’t know that.”
A super 8mm film about hustling. Words by Will Brown; for Will Brown.
[ˈdʊŋkl̩ˌdɔɪ̯ʧlant] dir. Juliane Jaschnow/Stefanie Schroeder
13 min, digital, 2015
The film transports us from the inside of an old factory of cinematographic films to a sensory journey to places initially unknown, but that gradually enclose a belonging region. The film presents the integration of Socialist Germany – ironically called by Western Dark Germany – and the definition of a new scope. In the darkness of the plant and from other hidden sensations of places, we are immersed in constant discoveries of the territory, combined with feelings of opening and closing, evaluation of distances and survey of new measures. The film overlaps past and future in layers of sensations that balance between the disappearance and the invention of a place.
Nothing a Little Soap and Water Can’t Fix dir. Jennifer Proctor
9 min, digital, 2017
In films, as in life, the bathtub is often considered a private space for women – a place not only to groom, but to relax, to think, to grieve, to be alone, to find sanctuary. For Hollywood, though, it’s also a place of naked vulnerability, where women narratively placed in harm’s way have no escape.
Using appropriated movies, this experimental found footage work deconstructs the representations of women in this domestic space as historically framed in popular film.
Mandres dir. Cassandra Celestin
7 min, digital, 2016
Traces of a body draw a camera across a landscape of stone and walls.
The Misbehaving Image dir. Carl Elsaesser
13 min, digital, 2016
A film that constructs a self and a figure that are suspended within various languages of interpretation/labeling; I am hoping there is a tipping point within these constructive processes where the portrait can be released from the logic of the piece rather than caught on the specificities within.
More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters dir. Kelly Gallagher
6 min, digital, 2016
An experimental animated documentary exploring the powerful and inspiring life of revolutionary Lucy Parsons. This film illustrates her dedicated life to struggle, and her important, countless contributions fighting endlessly against capitalism, racism, and sexism.
Visions of an Island dir. Sky Hopinka
15 min, digital, 2016
An Unangam Tunuu elder describes cliffs and summits, drifting birds, and deserted shores. A group of students and teachers play and invent games revitalizing their language. A visitor wanders in a quixotic chronicling of earthly and supernal terrain. These visions offer glimpses of an island in the center of the Bering Sea.