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Microscope Gallery: James Fotopoulos’ Migrating Forms

By Mike Everleth ⋅ May 4, 2012

Microscope Gallery

May 7
7:00 p.m.
Microscope Gallery
4 Charles Place
Brooklyn, NY 11221

Hosted by: Microscope Gallery

In anticipation of the 4th annual edition of the experimental media festival that bears the film’s name, the Microscope Gallery will screen James Fotopoulos‘ feature-length Migrating Forms.

Migrating Forms is a modern underground film classic, having won the Best Feature award at the 2000 New York Underground Film Festival and the Made in Chicago award at the Chicago Underground Film Festival the same year. The movie uses a combination of classic experimental, minimalist techniques and a film noir vibe to tell the story of a doomed romance between a solitary man and the woman he has physical relationship with. Many critics have compared the pacing and awkward, painful sexuality of Migrating Forms to David Lynch‘s seminal film Eraserhead.

While Migrating Forms has long been available on DVD, this special event will present the film in its original 16mm b&w glory, with the filmmaker in attendance for a post-screening discussion. The feature-film screening will be preceded by Fotopoulos’ short film Growth, which was made to be included in the feature, but instead became it’s own stand-alone work.

The Underground Film Journal reviewed Migrating Forms back at the 2000 NYUFF.

The below clip from the film is NSFW:

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