Film As Art: Experimental & Non-Linear Works
St. Francis College
180 Remsen St, Brooklyn, NY, US
******* PLEASE NOTE: New Venue and Date/Time for Screening ********This event will NOT screen at Tabla Rasa Gallery. Time and location have changed to:Maroney Theater at St. Francis College Sat, May 16 at 10:00pmSix Dreams About a City/ Batteries Not Included/ Places Between/ Bebete & DaniboyPre-Show Reception starts an hour before screening time. Q&A Talk-back with filmmakers starts immediately following screening.Six Dreams About a CityExperimental (Film As Art), 24 min. China/USADirected by Chengliang CaiNYC PremiereSix Dreams About a City is an experimental short film that exploring the middle ground between dreams and reality, also history and present. Employing animation and historical footage, The film depicts several short phantasmagoric dreams of an unknown city, which seem to occur in the mind of an imprisoned white American. The film is a response to the Hyper-reality of today's China. But There is no answer or solution has been revealed in the film, as there is no answer and solution for this pathetic world, either.Brooklyn Connection:Two of the film's cast live in Brooklyn. The director used to have a studio space in Brooklyn, which is where the idea of the film was born.Excerpt of Six Dreams About a City from Tiger Cai on Vimeo.Batteries Not Included (1971)Experimental (Film As Art) - Animation, 5 min. USADirected by Joseph SciorraBrooklyn PremiereGI Joe and Barbie meet in a bar and go home to have sex.Director's Statement:"I made this film on a fellowship from the now defunct Young Filmmakers Foundation. I used a 16mm Bolex camera. The film's one and only screening was at the Museum of Modern Art soon after being completed. The film has recently been selected as one of five films made through the Young Filmmakers Foundation to be restored by the Library for the Performing Arts with a grant from National Film Preservation Foundation."Brooklyn Connection:I made this film when I was sixteen-years-old while a student at South Shore High School, Canarsie.Places BetweenExperimental (Film As Art), 10 min. United Kingdom/USADirected by Sarah Poekert and Angie ConteNYC PremierePlaces Between is an experimental dance film that uses abstracted images and movement to examine societies tendency to expect the individual to conceal their inner landscapes. An examination of what would happen if we could slip into places between time, becoming invisible, to notice what is going on inside the person who, on the outside, is walking the same path as everyone else. It could be the person across the room, the person next to you. It could be you.Eventually the insides will always start seeping through the cracks, walls will start to break down, until it becomes difficult to navigate between the roles we play and our inner selves without accidentally showing our places between.Brooklyn Connection:Angie Conte, one of the directors, lives in Brooklyn and is currently studying towards her MFA at Tisch.Places Between Teaser from Angela Conte on Vimeo.Bebete & DaniboyTransgender (Post-gay / Sci-Fi), 35 min. BrazilDirected by Ruy VeridianoIn a post-gay sci-fi world, Daniboy is clubbing with his friend, Bebete, when he falls for Felipe, breaking his false teeth right before seeing his old dying father in hospital.The film features Spanish electropop diva La Prohibida as Daniboy's mother and Brazilian opera singer Francisco Campos Neto as his father.Brooklyn Connection:The script was written after writer and director Ruy Veridiano watched (and was amazed by) some Wooster Group plays in Brooklyn. And Brazilian actress Katiana Rangel (who plays “Bebete” in the film) lives and works in Brooklyn.Bebete and Daniboy - Trailer from Heavybunker on Vimeo.
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