Programmed by Sam Wood
Dir. Alex Johnston (2014, 4:37)
“NOW! AGAIN! is a reenactment of a classic radical film, “Now” by Santiago Alvarez, staged this summer in Ferguson, Missouri by the cops themselves. Playing themselves, the cops reenact their own vicious history as if they were checking their performance in a mirror shattered by gunfire. NOW! AGAIN! blows up at the intersection of an avant-garde film act and an urgent manifesto for militant action, demanding an end to police violence NOW!
Dir. Richard Wiebe (2015, 17:00)
There are icons in Cyprus that are centuries old. They bloom like flowers in houses, churches, monasteries, and markets. Last summer marked the 40th anniversary of Cyprus’s invasion and partition. Today the island remains divided with abandoned spaces on both sides of the Green Line. For decades every US administration has exploited this partition, using military bases on the island to conduct surveillance in the Middle East. An icon is a prayer, a window to heaven, to a listening ear.
Dir. Michael Lyons (2014, 4:17)
This Super 8 film documents an aimless walk through one of Kyoto’s former outcaste neighborhoods, which continues to exist below normal Japanese living standards. Despite pro-active legislation, people from families associated with such areas can experience discrimination. The soundtrack was created using a self-built apparatus we call ‘The Octopus’. Voltages from light sensors on the projection screen control an analogue modular synthesizer allowing the film itself to act as a score.
Liberation of Helène Aylon
Dir. Kelly Spivey (2014, 25:00)
“The Liberation of Helène Aylon” is an intimate film portrait that explores how a woman raised in an Orthodox, working class community became a radical feminist conceptual artist, commandeering a monumental cross-country trip to “rescue” nuclear contaminated earth.
TOTAL RT: 58 minutes