8:45PM: Competitive Program #1

RADInc., 123 E. Washington St.

There – Jesse Malmed
USA | 2016 | 1:06 min | digital
There, still.

More Dangerous Than a Thousand Rioters – Kelly Gallagher
USA | 2016 | 6:19 min | digital
An experimental animated documentary exploring the powerful and inspiring life of revolutionary Lucy Parsons. This film illustrates her dedicated life to struggle, and her important, countless contributions fighting endlessly against capitalism, racism, and sexism.

Identification – Mike Hoolboom
Canada | 2017 | 30 min | digital
Shot in the murk and fog of a breakdown. Friends jam, a body lies on the ground, James Baldwin visits his father for the last time. Inspired by Black Lives Matter. Remembering Charlie “Africa” Keunang.

B.I.D. – Sarah Lanzillotta
USA | 2016 | 3:38 min | digital
B.I.D uses audio from the public comments section of Northampton town hall meetings in 2008. The voices of three residents who have a stake in speaking out against an anti-panhandling ordinance and other measures to drive poor and homeless people out of the city under the newly instated B.I.D. or “business improvement district,” intersect with sparse scanned animations of everyday objects found on the street.

In The Vicinity – Kelly Sears
USA | 2016 | 9:18 min | digital
As warfare evolves, endless military sight is the ultimate reconnaissance goal. In this speculative instructional film, the full spectrum of official, covert, occult and limitless intelligence protocols are illustrated. This progression mirrors current expanded and cognitive reconnaissance initiatives actively in development.

Balik Ekmek – Jason Oppliger
Turkey / USA | 2015 | 8:01 min | digital
A sensory travelogue. A document of timbre and fluctuation. A film about fish bread.

Irradiant Field – Laura Kraning
USA | 2016 | 10 min | digital
Mirroring sky and earth, solitary mechanical sentinels follow the sun, while metal grids rain in a parched California landscape. Irradiant Field is a visual and sonic portrait at the intersection of nature and machine – a desert mirage of light, wind, water, and metallic reflection.

Flowers in the Sky – Janie Geiser
USA | 2016 | 9:10 min | digital
In Flowers of the Sky, Geiser rephotographs two found panoramic photographs of a Masonic gathering from the 1940’s.Through isolating parts of the photographs and highlighting the different groupings of the Eastern Star members, Flowers of the Sky reveals and obscures the original events. There is a sense, looking at the photographs, of watching and waiting for something to happen, something beyond the experience of daily life. And something does. Nature reasserts herself, the figures double, vibrate, and rise, trying to escape their emulsive lives, suggesting a rapture that extends beyond their printed world.

Old Hat – Zach Iannazzi
USA | 2016 | 8:08 min | 16mm
“whatever the difficulty of finding a way forward, film does nothing but.” ~ Max Goldberg