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2015 Experiments In Cinema: Official Lineup

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Believe it or not, but Albuquerque, New Mexico’s essential Experiments in Cinema is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Masterminded by the indomitable Bryan Konefsky, EiC v. 10.T.36 features a massive lineup of experimental films and special programs on April 15-19.

The special programs this year include a retrospective of the films by British media artist Julia Dogra-Brazell; EiC’s annual Regional Youth Outreach program, featuring films by young local filmmakers presented at a free screening; a presentation of 1990s Argentine videos; work by Artist in Residence Caryn Cline; and the results of a filmmaking workshop led by Kerry Laitala.

Some films screening during the regular programs to look out for include the World Premiere of the new analog/digital hybrid from Christine Lucy LatimerPhysics and Metaphysics in Modern Photography; a new “erased” film by Salise Hughes, Lucky; Jen Proctor‘s Troubling Your Horizons, which requires audience participation; the Super 8 reworkings by Thorsten Fleisch, Picture Particles; and Roger Beebe‘s stirring Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game.

Plus, there’s also films by Canadian powerhouses Clint Enns and Aaron Zeghers; experimentations by Ben Popp, Josh Weissbach, Zachary Epcar and Joel Schlemowitz; and loads more.

The full Experiments in Cinema lineup is below. For more info, please visit the festival’s official website.

April 15

4:00 p.m.: “Experiment 1”
Pearl Pistols, dir. Kelly Gallagher
Mr. Blackburn, dir. Julia Murakami/Stephan Hilpert
My Name is Franco and I Like Dark Chocolate, dir. Silvia De Gennaro
This Is Me, dir. Marcus Romero
Lucky, dir. Salise Hughes
The Queen of Material, dir. Rajee Samarasinghe
Dear Grandpa, dir. Luca Ferri
Imaginarium, dir. Jeymer Gamboa
Rito de Passagem (Rite of Passage), dir. Juliette Yu-Ming

5:30 p.m.: “Experiment 2”
Nude Photography, dir. Jeff Hudson
Outer Darkness: The Rite, dir. Hannah Piper Burns
Studies in Silence: 3. Domesticating Wild Things, dir. Whitney Johnston
The Empty Chair Dialogues, dir. Karoline Soete
Blind Man’s Bluff, dir. Mircea Bobînă
Vindmøller, dir. Margaret Rorison
København.Thorns vs. Roses, dir. Edward Rankus
From One’s Silence to Other’s (Hiljaisuudesta toiseen), dir. Panu Johansson
Autoselbstreparatur (Auto Repair), dir. Michael Lyons
Tight Fight, dir. Jan Adamove

7:00 p.m.: “Experiment 3”
In the Wolf’s Belly, dir. Yiorgos Nalpantidis
Special Presentation: The films of Julia Dogra-Brazell

8:30 p.m.: “Experiment 4”
Staring at the Ceiling, dir. Carla Forte
Song for the Lemons, dir. Tommy Becker
Time-Space Compression, dir. Blanca Rego
Void X, dir. Alexander Isaenko
Device & Devices, dir. Kimberly Burleigh
Flower Girl, dir. Catherine Forester
Minispectacles 10-18/100: Solo, Duo, Trio, Quartet, dir. Maarit Suomi-Väänänen
Push Pull, dir. Edward Ramsay-Morin
Lovesong, dir. Robert Todd
Alfalfa Headstand, dir. Almaz Wilson

April 16

4:00 p.m.: “Experiment 5”
Regional Youth Program (free event)
This program was curated by Britney King.
Participating schools include:
Albuquerque Academy
Del Norte High School
Media Arts Collaborative Charter High School
Media Literacy Project
Public Academy for Performing Arts
Youth Developent Inc.

5:30 p.m.: “Experiment 6”
Exhibit A, dir. Desiree Moore
Scoop 6pm …All Is Well, dir. Dustin Zemel
Play and Repeat, dir. Lana Caplan
Rio-me Porque és da Aldeia e Vieste de Burro ao Baile, dir. Sandra Araújo
Traveling Shots: NYC, dir. Diane Nerwen
The Soul of Things, dir. Dominique Angerame
Her Silent Seaming, dir. Nazli Dincel
Parallax, dir. Grant Petrey

7:00 p.m.: “Experiment 7”
Historia Calamitatum (The Story of My Misfortunes), Part II: The Crying Game, dir. Roger Beebe
Katah-din, dir. Taylor Dunne

8:30 p.m.: “Experiment 8”
The Stream 4, dir. Hiroya Sakurai
Let Me ASMR You (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response), dir. Clint Enns
Pecas, dir. Edward deBuvitz
Acthédrale, dir. Roberto D’Alessandro
Excavation 3045/2013, dir. Avi Dabach
Gazing into space (La mirada detenida), dir. Julieta Anaut
Looking Elsewhere, dir. Daphne Rosenthal
Model Fifty-One Fifty-Six, dir. Josh Weissbach
Trailer Study #16: A Square and Circle Talking, dir. Brandon Doherty
French Words, dir. Heather Brown
Ham Over Rice, dir. Ying Liu

April 17

4:00 p.m.: “Experiment 9”
A Day’s Plead, dir. Linda Fenstermaker
Dog Island, dir. Shehrezad Maher
Broken Tongue, dir. Mónica Savirón
N-400 The Application for Naturalization, dir. Eliseo Ortiz
Without a Soul, dir. Gio Lingao
Loop, dir. Jennifer Noland
Hanna, dir. Peter Klausz
One Night In Florida, dir. Tess Martin

5:30 p.m.: “Experiment 10”
Special Presentation: Fresh Reflection
A projection dialogue on Argentine video of the 1990s with Bienal de la Imagen en Movimiento festival directors Gabriela Golder & Andrés Denegri.

7:00 p.m.: “Experiment 11”
Special Presentation: Dada, Futurism and Pure Cinema: An Evening with the Polish Avant-Garde Film Curated by Kamila Kuc

8:30 p.m.: “Experiment 12”
Stalls, dir. Elizabeth Sher
Natto, dir. Joel Schlemowitz
2nd & 3rd Hermenutic, dir. Mike Morris
Porkchop & Donut & the 28th St. North Carolina Watermelons, dir. Raissa Contreras
In the Same Room, dir. Kamila Kuc
Catalogue, dir. Dana Berman Duff
Waxing and Milking, dir. Alee Peoples
A Thauma-Tale, dir. Ben Popp

April 18

4:00 p.m.: “Experiment 13”
Back Down, dir. Tiff Graham
Oracle, dir. Douglas Urbank
Our Days, Absolutey, Have to Be Enlightened, dir. Jean-Gabriel Periot
Binary Pitch, dir. Vladislav Knezevic
WZ59_Mont2, dir. Ralph Klewitz
Phi Phenomenon 2, dir. Patrick Tarrant
Half-Cut, dir. Nikolai Nekh

5:30 p.m.: “Experiment 14”
Real West, dir. Kevin T. Allen
Special Presentation: artist in residence Caryn Cline
This is the 3rd year that Experiments in Cinema has hosted an artist in residence. The job of the resident artist is to do some kind of creative research amongst Basement Films’ collection of more than 8000 16mm films. The results of that research are what Caryn will present tonight!

7:00 p.m.: “Experiment 15”
Special Presentation: The work of Gabriela Golder & Andrés Denegri
Andrés Denegri is an Argentine artist and curator who has spent most of his artistic production in the area of experimental cinema and audiovisual facilities. Gabriela Golder is an artist and curator in Argentina and has spent most of her artistic production in the area of experimental video and audiovisual projects.

8:30 p.m.: “Experiment 16”
Ugkat, dir. Alyssa Suico
I Like Going to Pet Stores, dir. Alina Vasilchenko
Under the Heat Lamp an Opening, dir. Zachary Epcar
Entrée des Ecuyères et des Tigres, dir. Christophe Bisson
Not Just Black and White, dir. Lisa G. Nielsen
Her Long Nails, dir. Nausheen Javed
Inkjet 3056A, dir. Karissa Hahn
Garden of Stone, dir. Sasha Waters Freyer
Etienne’s Hand , dir. Richard Tuohy
Eve, dir. Angel Rueda Rodriguez

April 19

12:00 p.m.: “Experiment 17”
Jump, dir. Mauri Lehtonen
Viewing Blind: Sniper’s Burial, dir. Caroline Koebel
Super Moon Sand Photograms, dir. Ruth Hayes
In The Shadow of Paul Bunyan, dir. Nik Nerburn
Commute, dir. Lou Watson
Picture Particles, dir. Thorsten Fleisch
Cracks, dir. Alex Pachón
Mountain Trip, dir. Kate Lain
Fall 1 & 2, dir. Aaron Zeghers

2:00 p.m.: “Experiment 18”
Lightstruck Filmmaking Workshop Film, instructor: Kerry Laitala
Physics and Metaphysics in Modern Photography, dir. Christine Lucy Latimer
Roll Out Save Tail, dir. John Woods
Troubling Your Horizons, dir. Jen Proctor
Taxi 984, dir. Doug Katelus
Tsunami Ebb, dir. John Wenger
White Curtain, dir. Marcin Gizycki
Be Fekret Hastam (On The Road), dir. Naz Shahrokh
That Dizzying Crest, dir. Jeremy Moss
I Have to Close My Eyes, dir. Brenda L. Burmeister
Somewhere Between Now and Then, dir. Paul Caster
Mind Echo, dir. Anna Nazzari
Notebook, dir. Patricia McInroy


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