TRT: 55 Minutes
MAKE ME A DOORWAY; Jesse Russell Brooks with Alexzenia Davis; USA; Screenplay from 3 poems: Alexzenia Davis; Videography: Len Mazzone; Sound: Paul Gonzales; Actors: Erika Ewing, Alexzenia Davis, Laila Petrone; TRT: 3.36 min; Super 8/ HD to digi
Three perspectives represented by the voice of poet, Alexzenia Davis, that investigate memories of love lost while unerringly depicting the courage required to navigate a volatile gender gap.
(This is the first time AXW has included a collaboration of feminist dimensions between a man and a woman in the screenings at NEW FILMMAKERS!)
PRETTY ON THE OUTSIDE; Whitney Johnston; USA; TRT: 11:08min;
Whitney Johnston is made up of: skeletal system, muscle, organs, fat, blood, fur, toxins.
VICTORIA; Olivia Ciummo; USA; Sound: A.E. Paterra; TRT: 10:21 min
Three sisters search for a place to rest in a collage of different landscapes. As the siblings shift from location to location, versions of human utopia are taken away by nature, leaving them with impressions of a war. Filmed at confrontation sites around the eastern US and the wilderness of North America.
gyre-ation; Beth Portnoy; BROOKLYN; Performer & Choreographer: Amy Larimer
Music: Greg ‘Cosmo D’ Heffernan; TRT: 6.48 min
“Gyre” is a circular or spiral form found in nature: rotating ocean currents; wind curl; concentric circles formed by leaves or flower petals. Gyre-ation is a visual exploration of resistance to and acceptance of the forces outside of ourselves. A woman whirls through a vortex of tension between natural and psychological patterns.
VED’MA; Cornelia Eichhorn; FRANCE; Cast: Mélodie Etxeandia, Elodie Grech, Louise Kalfo, Marion Maugein, Irène Ranson, Leïla Richou, Catherine Zimmermann, Roxane Lebrun; Director of Photography: Etienne Saldes; Sound: Thibault Petolat; Editing: Raphaël Andrieu; Music: endemic project; Soundscape: Agathe Courtin; Assistant director: Mathilde Marc; Production Design: Stéphane Chapus, Marie Cuvillier, Griet Devis, Alice Jacob-Garnier; TRT: 14 minutes
VED’MA is an ancient Russian word, which meant, witch in old Russian, today it means old mare. This title remains ambiguous between fascination and rejection, as are the characters of the film. VED’MA uses three-screens to tell the stories of three women simultaneously intertwined. They could be the same woman at three different stages of her life, sisters or three generations. The stories are perverted modern-fairy-tale stereotypes of women without a happy-ending questioning identity, generation and motherhood.
These metaphor question relationships: Who influences whom? Who depends on whom? How do we perceive the other? Who manipulates whom? Who guides us, who serves us as a role model, as an ideal? It’s an eternal quest, which is perpetrated from one generation to the other.
HULL; Tara Merenda Nelson; USA; TRT: 8.00 min
A journey between layers of corporal consciousness, Hull explores the physical memory of trauma, and the psychological repercussions of a surgical disaster