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Echo Park Film Center: Cut And Run Tour

By Mike Everleth ⋅ August 16, 2010

Audience watches a film at the Echo  Park Film Center

Aug. 21
8:00 p.m.
Echo Park Film Center
1200 N. Alvarado Street (@ Sunset Blvd)
Los Angeles, CA

Hosted by: Cut and Run

Cut and Run is a new touring program of experimental short films organized by curators Brenda Contreras and Mallary Abel. While I don’t have a full lineup of films that will be screening at this specific event, I do have a selection of them listed below, which looks like this will be a great show.

Contreras and Abel are hoping to make this a national traveling show and have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds. Both are seasoned curators with Contreras having worked for the Mission Underground Film Festival and Artists Television Access in San Francisco, while Abel has been an associate programmer for UnionDocs in Brooklyn.

The theme of the current touring program is “Evolution and Life of the Mind, Body, and Medium” and

focuses on cycles of minds, bodies, and filmstrips. Each work represents a perspective of itself as one, in contrast to others. Experience a cinematic evolution through cycles of the mind, body, and medium in this montage from filmmakers throughout the world.

A partial lineup of films is listed below. The films come from all over the world: Spain, France, Germany and the U.S. And the lineup includes one of the Underground Film Journal’s favorite filmmakers, Sylvia Schedelbauer, although I haven’t seen the particular film Cut and Run is screening, Memories. Also screening is a film by curator Contreras.

12 Erased Trailers, dir. Alberto Cabrera Bernal (2010, Spain, 11 minutes)
Peeks, dir. Jo Dery (2009, USA, 3 minutes)
Aliki, dir. Richard Wiebe (2010, Cyprus, USA, 5 minutes)
Body, dir. Frederic Cousseau (2010, France,7 minutes)
Cat’s Cradle, dir. Ray Rea (2010, USA, 4 minutes)
Memories, dir. Sylvia Schedelbauer (2004, Germany, 19 minutes)
Lilly, dir. Jodie Mack (2007, USA, 6 minutes) (Watch online)
Cuts in Motion, dir. Brenda Contreras (2008, USA, 5.5 minutes)

Film still from Jodie Mack‘s Lilly:

A just married couple pose for a home movie

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