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2011 Migrating Forms: Opening Night!

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 20, 2011

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Tonight marks the opening of the 3rd annual Migrating Forms experimental media festival. This year, the fest is opening with Melanie Gilligan’s Popular Unrest, a sci-fi thriller that takes place in an alternate future where humans no longer interact openly with each other. In this world, innocent victims are being slaughtered in the streets by invisible assailants.

Gilligan’s film is inspired equally by the “body horror” films of David Cronenberg and the CSI TV forensic series.

Once again, Migrating Forms is taking place at the Anthology Film Archives in NYC. It runs every night from tonight, May 20, to Sunday, May 29. The full lineup of films and videos screening at Migrating Forms can be found on the Underground Film Journal here.

Some highlights of the fest include Jacqueline Goss‘ meteorology meditation The Observers, Liu Jiayin’s two-part family drama Oxhide and Oxhide II, Madison Brookshire’s light processing experimentation Color Series, Oliver Laxe’s meta-documentary You Are All Captains; plus, retrospectives of filmmakers Glauber Rocha, Georges Perec and Cynthia Maughan.

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