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- Fledgling; Elizabeth Henry & Tony Gault
(2009, 8mm to Digi, 7:15)
Synopsis: When a neighbor, Kevin, “rescues” a baby crow one stormy night, he begins to question his relationship to the natural world. “Fledgling” is a short documentary that explores notions of domestication, both in humans and wild animals.
- Bring with You a Heart; Elizabeth Henry
(2013, HD video, 7:30)
Like so many of us, I continue to grapple with the Romanticism that haunts a disillusioned America. In this piece, William Wordsworth helps me through a journey to Las Vegas with a loved one. Exploring the ambiguities (or impossibilities) of innocence in a culture gone mad with desire, “Bring With You A Heart” traces my psychic journey through a desert wasteland of light, water and consumption.
- On the Road (be fekret hastam); Naz Shahrokh
(2013, HD video, 6:40)
The work is a conversation with Jack Kerouac and his novel “On the Road”; a narrative describing self-discovery. The scroll like form is symbolic of Kerouac’s manuscript for his novel, while the work is also a conversation with the energy of the Beat Generation and the philosophy inherent with that period of Zen Buddhism, the practice of consciously living in the now, while walking through the journey of life. This work is a narrative describing the theory in metaphysics of twin souls. The song is in Persian — he is singing to his muse, “you are always walking by, and I love you, but you do not see me”
- Susan’s Horses; Elizabeth Henry
(2010, Super 8 to Digi, 6:07)
Shot in the now extinct Super 8 Kodachrome film stock, this short documentary matches tone with film stock by nostalgically exploring a humble Colorado horse camp for kids, run by a woman whose troubled past helps to inform her unique relationship to her animals. As a horse moves through space, it reminds us of what we’ve been missing. As a horse stands in place, it reminds us of where we are.
- Fishing; Beth Warshafsky
(2014, Super 8 to Digi; TRT: 3.02)
This is a visual tone poem to my parents which uses my father’s 8mm home movies. The original material is transformed through real-time digital effects, manipulation and painterly conceits which are then composited/edited into a final form.
- Out of Green Stuff Woven; Elizabeth Henry
(2014, 16mm and found footage to Digi, 4:00)
Using both found and original footage, this is the first in a trilogy of films exploring the wide prairies—our myths, memories, and lyrics woven of grass.
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SPIRIT DREAMS (show 14) – TRT: 32.39 On the interior characters within us: Who are they and what do they want? CLICK HERE to View this Festival SHARING IS CARING Laura Hyunjhee Kim; TRT: 2.33; USA An exploration in the various modes of communication, is presented in the formats of a music video, with appropriated […]
VALUE JUDGMENTS (show 15) – TRT: 28.39 What is the value of connection and how is it done? CLICK HERE to View this Festival BE MY CLONE; Laura Hyunjhee Kim; TRT: 2.21; USA How can you steal a mind of a fool? Forever bend and dance with me How can you steal a mind of […]
LANDSCAPE COMES ATTACHED (show 16) – TRT: 20.19 How much space do we take up? How far does this reach? CLICK HERE to View this Festival LANDSCAPE_1 LANDSCAPE_2.0; Rrose Present; TRT: 6.14; SPAIN LANDSCAPE: Humanity sees herself through this gaze that represents it. Read more… Like a game of mirrors, we can only see what […]
APPARITIONS (show 17) – TRT: 30.49 Personal minds with reviews of that other force… CLICK HERE to View this Festival ELFMÄDCHEN; Mirka Morales; TRT: 16.00; 16mm film to digi; Winner of Chicago Underground Film Festival best animation award 2009. Read more… Music: bruce haack, tipsy, people like us and ian pooley; ELFMÄDCHEN (elfgirls) is an […]
CRYSTAL UMBRELLAS (show 18) – TRT: 37.00 Re-examining our place in the world. CLICK HERE to View this Festival THUDERBOLT; Heidi Phillips; TRT: 3.30; CANADA Light explodes out of the darkness engulfing a young woman as she tries to find her way through the storm. Read more… Light explodes out of the darkness engulfing a […]
I DENTED ORIENTED (show 19) – TRT: 30.22 Reflections made. CLICK HERE to View this Festival SHE VANISHES; Sara Bonaventura; TRT: 7.26; ITALY This my anti-manifesto. A mise en scene of an impossibility, a virtual presence. Read more… An “impossible body” is enacting a fantasy of loss and distance: of desire, that cannot be satisfied […]
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MOTHER’S DAY (show 21) – TRT: 21.30 Somewhere: Our Mother and Ourself CLICK HERE to View this Festival STORY OF A CURSE #1; Negin Sharifzadeh; TRT: 4.49; IRAN/AMERICAN The first of a series of animated films based on familial stories that were inspired by the Iranian/American filmmaker’s mother’s story of moving through loss and despair. […]