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2012 Experiments In Cinema: Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ April 11, 2012

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The 7th annual Experiments in Cinema, or v7.9 if you prefer, will feature 7 days of fantastic experimental films from all over the world on April 16-22 at various locations across Albuquerque, New Mexico, including the Guild Cinema, the Southwest Film Center and the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

This year’s festival is jam-packed with a gaggle of short films, one feature and several workshops. It all kicks off on the 16th with an event devoted to films made with the PXL 2000 video camera that was briefly produced as a kids toy, but has been adopted by visual artists. Pixel visionary Gerry Fialka will present films and a history of the camera’s use.

Some of the other special programs include a Cinegram Workshop taught by Kerry Laitala, another workshop taught by David Finkelstein on how to work with improvisational actors, a special screening of botanical-themed 16mm films curated by Caryn Cline and more.

The one feature film screening at EiC v7.9 will be on the 21st and is Matt McCormick‘s experimental documentary The Great Northwest, in which McCormick re-traces a journey made by four women over 50 years ago.

The bulk of the fest, though, is a stunning collection of short experimental films that begins with two modern classics: Salise Hughes‘ lovely and hypnotic How to Draw Clouds and Jesse McLean‘s examination of our emotional connection to pop culture, Magic for Beginners.

Other short film highlights include Leslie Supnet‘s experimental animation Sun Moon Stars Rain, Bryan L. Frye‘s provocative documentary A Reasonable Man, Paul Clipson‘s dizzying examination of light Chorus, plus work by Jim Haverkamp, Ben Popp, Bryan Boyce and a ton more.

Below is the full lineup of Experiments in Cinema v7.9, but please be sure to check out the fest’s website for exact screening locations, to sign up for the workshops and for more info in general.

April 16

6:00 p.m.: “Experiment 1: Pixelvision: Electronic Folk Art With Gerry Fialka”

April 17

6:00 p.m.: “Experiment 2”
How to Draw Clouds, dir. Salise Hughes
Magic For Beginners, dir. Jesse McLean (Watch online)
Fin de Siècle, dir. Kathleen Quillian
Scene Box, dir. Sheri Wills
The Unnamed, dir. Ya-Li Huang
Lado V (V Side), dir. Jorge Catoni

7:30 p.m.: “Experiment 3: Assorted films from the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge [DL8] curated by Julia Murakami and André Werner”
It’s Your Turn, dir. Farnoosh Samadi Frooshani
Of This, Men Shall Know Nothing!, dir. Fritz Stolberg
In Dreams, dir. Samuel Blain
7246 120′ WE, dir. John Woods
Sinecdoquanon, dir. Santiago Parres (EZO)
La Gran Carrera, dir. Kote Camacho
How to Make a David Lynch Film, dir. Joe McClean and Sarju Patel
Stan vs. Squirrel, dir. Lilly Boruszkowski

9:00 p.m: “Experiment 4”
Sun Moon Stars Rain, dir. Leslie Supnet
Panic Room, dir. Yuk-Yiu IP
Irrealis, dir. Rasmus Gerlach
Dieu Est Dans Les Raciness (God Is in the Roots), dir. Peter Snowdon
Faced, dir. Thalia Hoffman
One, dir. Michael Betancourt
The Gr8 task Remaining B4 US, dir. Karl Lind
Western Movie, dir. Lee Hyung-suk

April 18

6:00 p.m.: “Experiment 5”
Ride, dir. Eliseo Ortiz
A Reasonable Man, dir. Brian L. Frye (Watch online)
Up on the Farm, dir. Diane Nerwen
When You Will Have Forgotten All, dir. Francis Magnenot and Katia Viscogliosi
Crowning Glory, dir. Alee Peoples

7:30 p.m.: “Experiment 6”
Dance of the Deviant, dir. Ben Popp
La Femme Enfant, dir. Diane Sara
It Takes Time To See, dir. Deborah Fort and Marsha Talerico
Peeling The Voice Off The Image, dir. Iris Tenkink
Relocation, dir. Pieter Geenen
Of The Horse We Know Nothing, dir. Takahiro Suzuki

9:00 p.m.: “Experiment 7”
Open, dir. Patricia McInroy
I -140, dir. Dee Hibbert-Jones & Nomi Talisman
Ici Rien (Here Nothing), dir. Daphné Hérétakis
Of a Feather, dir. Rob Yeo
Living Land, dir. Jonathon Franco

April 19

10:00 a.m.: “Lightstruck: Cinegram Workshop with Kerry Laitala” (free)

6:00 p.m.: “Experiment 8: Videonautas: A Panoramic View of Spanish Videocreation”

April 20

10:00 a.m.: “Botanicollage: Botanical 16mm Film with Caryn Cline”

2:00 p.m.: “Improvising With Actors For Film & Video with David Finkelstein”

6:00 p.m.: “Experiment 9: Hear Here! Experimental Ethnographic Films and Videos About Place and Sound with Julie Perini & Laurel Petty”

7:30 p.m.: “Experiment 10”
Equinox, dir. Caryn Cline
When Walt Whitman Was a Little Girl, dir. Jim Haverkamp
Losing Her Memory, dir. Mateo Galindo
Sangre De Cristo, dir. Marcy Saude
33.116667, 35.816667, dir. Niall Farrell
God’s Guest, dir. Greet Kallikrom

9:00 p.m.: “Experiment 11”
Casino, dir. Douglas Katelus (live performance)
Crooked Beauty, dir. Ken Paul Rosenthal
Film, dir. Sam Nightingale
Swoop, dir. Caroline Koebel
Forty-Six, dir. Kristen Lauth Shaeffer

April 21

6:00 p.m.: “Experiment 12”
Descartado, dir. Irene Coll Inglés
Walt Disney’s Taxi Driver, dir. Bryan Boyce (Watch online)
Chromatic Cocktail: 180 Proof, dir. Kerry Laitala
American Discotheque Number One, dir. Deron Williams
Assassination in Dreamland, dir. David Sherman
Dekho, Purani Dilli (Scenes from Old Delhi), dir. Karl Mendonca
Chorus, dir. Paul Clipson
This Summer Mosquito Will Be Worse Than Ever, dir. Silvia De Gennaro

7:30 p.m.: “Experiment 13”
The Great Northwest, dir. Matt McCormick. After stumbling upon a scrapbook in a thrift store, McCormick re-traces a trip undertaken by four women over fifty years ago across the American northwest.

9:00 p.m.: “Experiment 14”
Beginnings, dir. Roger Beebe
Collaboration With the Earth, dir. Julie Perini
Those I misunderstood and unable to identify…, dir. Chia yu Chen
828 Millionen – Momente der Zeit (828 million – moments of time), dir. Julia Tyrolt
Conversational Karaoke, dir. Jesse Malmed (live performance)

April 22

12:00 p.m.: “Experiment 15”
3 video documents from workshops facilitated, dir. Caryn Cline, David Finkelstein and Kerry Laitala
The Mirrored Curtain, dir. Lori Felker
Traces, dir. Scott Stark
10 Moments, dir. Wenhua Shi
Craig’s Cutting Room Floor, dir. Linda Scobie
The Inventory, dir. Patricia Francisco

1:30 p.m.: “Experiment 16”
The Florestine Collection, dir. Helen Hill & Paul Gailiunas
Mountain-water-Painting, dir. Christin Bolewski
Focus, dir. Christine Lucy Latimer
Menu, dir. Djamo Daniel Nicolae
Pulse, Passenger and Poised, dir. Julie Rooney
Down, dir. Scott Fitzpatrick
Last Kiss, dir. Charles Lum