Hey Montreal! CinemaSpace is proud to launch its Winter/Spring 2012 Programming with The Travelling Tour of the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival

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CinemaSpace is proud to launch its winter/spring 2012 programming with The Travelling Tour of the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, the longest-running experimental film festival in North America.

Ann Arbor Film Festival is back again with its tour programs! Divided into two high-quality digital and 16mm programs, the travelling tour of the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) offers 17 short films 7 different countries, featuring award-winning and favourite new works from the 2011 edition across all genres: experimental, documentary, fiction, animation and hybrids. Some of the highlights of the programs include Home Movie (Best Narrative Film Award) by Braden King, director of the award-winning feature HERE (Berlinale 2011, Sundance 2011), and The Florestine Collection (Jury Award) by the late animator Helen Hill, who was murdered in a home invasion in New Orleans in 2007, and her husband Paul Gailiunas, who survived the incident and eventually completed the film three years later.

Here is all the info:

PROGRAM I: Thursday, January 19 at 7:30pm Films and videos by Jessica Sarah Rinland, Braden King, Atsushi Wada, Eva Marie Rødbro, Soon-Mi Yoo, Laure Prouvost, Natasha Mendonca and Richard Wiebe

PROGRAM 2: Sunday, January 22 at 6:00pm 16mm films by Alexis Bravos, Malena Szlam, Laida Lertxundi, Robert Todd, Shiloh Cinquemani, Deborah Stratman, James Sansing, Jonathan Schwartz, Helen Hill and Paul Gailiunas.

Featuring

Home Movie (Best Narrative Film Award) by Braden King, director of the award-winning feature HERE (Berlinale 2011, Sundance 2011)

The Florestine Collection (Jury Award) by the late animator Helen Hill, who was murdered in a home invasion in New Orleans in 2007. Her husband Paul Gailiunas survived the incident and completed the film in 2010.

CinemaSpace unveils a brand-new series on the environment, a long-awaited retrospective of

Phil Solomon’s exquisite work, plus a four-part series on the great master Stan Brakhage, feminist/queer cinema pioneer Barbara Hammer, and much more!

CinemaSpace @ the Segal Centre for Performing Arts

5170, ch. de la Côte-Ste- Catherine

Metro Snowdon or Côte-Ste-Catherine | Bus 129 / 17 / 51

Box Office: 514.739.7944

segalcentre.org

Regular: $10.00

Student (full-time w/ ID) / Senior (65+): $8.00

Package: $15.00 for two programs

SCHEDULE

Thursday, January 19 at 7:30pm

PROGRAM 1 (80 minutes, DV)

Nulepsy

Jessica Sarah Rinland

England | 2010 | 9 min. | 35mm on DV

A chronicle of a pathological need to be nude. An old man tells

the story of growing up with a disease called Nulepsy, which

causes him to spontaneously remove his clothes. –JSR

Home Movie

[Best Narrative Film Award]

Braden King

USA | 2009 | 14 min. | DV

Blurring the traditional boundaries between documentary and

dramatic fiction, HOME MOVIE reveals an intimate and somber

portrait of a woman at home with her two small children as they cope with the unexplained

absence of their father.

The Mechanism of Spring

[Prix DeVarti Funniest Film Award]

Atsushi Wada

Japan | 2010 | 4 min. | DV

An expression of the itchy feelings everyone experiences when

Spring comes. –AW

I Touched Her Legs

[Emerging Experimental Video Artist Award]

Eva Marie Rødbro

Denmark / USA | 2010 | 15 min. | DV

An extraordinary portrait of a group of Southern teens hanging out

in cars, rooms, and neighborhood yards in humid pool-party

weather.

Pink

[Jury Award]

Soon-Mi Yoo

South Korea / USA | 2011 | 6 min. | DV

PINK is a glimpse into a world of Itaewon in Seoul, South Korea.

Itaewon was an R&R area for the US soldiers from the Yongsan

military base. Although it is still patrolled by US military

personnel, foreign workers from Southeast Asia and Africa also frequent the district. In a small

concentrated area called Hooker Hill, women sit inside bars and “screen” potential customers. –

SMY

It, Heat, Hit

Laure Prouvost

England | 2010 | 7 min. | DV

IT, HEAT, HIT constructs and propels an inferred story through a

fast-moving sequence of written commentary and excerpts of

everyday incidents and pictures that have been filmed by the

artist.

Jan Villa

[Best of the Festival Award]

Natasha Mendonca

India / USA | 2010 | 20 min. | 16mm on DV

After the monsoon floods of 2005 that submerged Bombay, the

filmmaker returns to her city to examine the personal impact of

the devastating event. The result is JAN VILLA, a tapestry of

images that studies the space of a post-colonial metropolis.

Aliki

[Most Promising Filmmaker Award]

Richard Wiebe

USA | 2009 | 5 min. | DV

Lake Aliki, Cyprus. For centuries, flamingos have wintered here

from Iran. It is said that Lazarus spent his days on the shores of

this lake after his resurrection—staring into the sun to shake off

the darkness of the grave.

Sunday, January 22 at 6:00pm

PROGRAM 2 (85 minutes, 16mm)

Hepworth

[Eileen Maitland Award]

Alexis Bravos

USA | 2011 | 11 min. | 16mm

A portrait of the landscape in Cornwall where the British sculptor

Barbara Hepworth lived and worked. “Landscape is strong – it has

bones and flesh and skin and hair. It has age and history and a

principle behind its evolution.” –Barbara Hepworth, 1966

Beneath Your Skin of Deep Hollow

Malena Szlam

Chile / Canada | 2010 | 3 min. | 16mm

Originally shot in super-8 and edited in-camera, BENEATH YOUR

SKIN OF DEEP HOLLOW translates nights into arrhythmic

movements of light and a fugue of color. Shimmering impressions

emerge into the surface of agitated stillness while darkness

illuminates reflections and sight. –MS

Cry When it Happens

Laida Lertxundi

USA | 2010 | 14 min. | 16mm

Los Angeles City Hall is reflected onto the window of the Paradise

Motel. It serves as an anchor for this traversal through the natural

expanse of California. Here, we discover a restrained psychodrama

of play, loss, and the transformation of everyday habitats. Music

appears across the interiors and exteriors and speaks of

limitlessness and longing. –LL

Rayning

Robert Todd

USA | 2010 | 6 min. | 16mm

Light rayns-rains-reigns across a dream of tranquility that

thickens, darkens and evaporates. –RT

Berlin Tracks 18h00-20h00

Shiloh Cinquemani

Germany / USA | 2011 | 3 min. | 16mm

Berlin Tracks 18h00-20h00 is a mesmerizing and rhythmic view

of the railway tracks stretching out from under the

Modersohnbrücke (Modersohn Bridge) towards Warshauer Str. S-

Bahn Station in Berlin-Friedrichshain, Germany.

Ray’s Birds

[Jury Award]

Deborah Stratman

USA | 2010 | 7 min. | 16mm

Ray Lowden keeps seventy-two large birds of prey, five deer and

some wallabies at his place in Northumberland, England. He’s

had ten days off in twelve years and loves what he does. The

film is a little homage to his variously coy, imperious, curious,

stubborn and comic raptor menagerie. –DS

Forsaken

James Sansing

USA | 2010 | 7 min. | 16mm

Forsaken explores an abandoned juvenile detention center. The

neglect of the building is a metaphor for the children who had

once lived there. –JS

New Year Sun

[Jury Award]

Jonathan Schwartz

USA | 2010 | 3 min. | 16mm

For listening to the sound of ice thinning with its brightness that

comes. –JS

The Florestine Collection

[Jury Award]

Helen Hill & Paul Gailiunas

USA | 2010 | 31 min. | 16mm

Experimental animator Helen Hill found more than 100

handmade dresses in a trash pile on one Mardi Gras Day in New

Orleans. She set out to make a film about the dressmaker, an

African-American seamstress who had recently passed away. The

dresses and much of the film footage were later flood-damaged

by Hurricane Katrina while Helen was still working on the film. Helen was murdered in a home

invasion in New Orleans in 2007. Her husband Paul Gailiunas has completed the film, which

includes Helen’s original silhouette, cut-out, and puppet animation, as well as flood-damaged and

restored home movies.

 

Box Office: 514.739.7944

segalcentre.org

Regular: $10.00

Student (full-time w/ ID) / Senior (65+): $8.00

Package: $15.00 for two programs

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