SATURDAY, APRIL 19TH, FILMSCENE, 2 PM
Programmed by Alyssa Stormes and Tyler Culver
Mónica Savirón, USA, 2013 (03:00)
Broken Tongue is an ode to the freedom of movement, association, and expression. It pays homage to the diaspora of the different waves of migration, and challenges the way we represent our narratives. This film is a search for a renewed consciousness, for reinvention, a “what if”, the formal equivalent of asking a question, expressed with a broken tongue – or not so broken after all. Above everything else, Broken Tongue is a heartfelt tribute to avant-garde sound performer, Tracie Morris, and to her poem “Afrika”.
Robert Todd, USA, 2014 (05:50)
Rice For Sale
Brendan and Jeremy Smyth, USA, 2013 (31:37)
Courtney Krantz, USA, 2013 (06:36)
A reflection on home and memory. Old love letters. A card game. Music gone by. Filmed in the verdant environment of the Pacific Northwest at Mrs. Smart’s residence where she has lived for over 40 years.
Burn Out the Day
Sasha Waters Freyer, USA, 2013 (04:00)
The passing of a decrepit totality; wounds and traces left by fire and light as an Iowa home burns to the ground. Mute observers and memory fragments remain. The pleasures and terrors of rural domestic comfort.
Adele Horne, USA, 2014 (19:24)
Square Dance, Los Angeles County, California, 2013
Silvia das Fadeas, USA, 2013 (08:48)
One day while carrying Russell Lee’s photographs (from the Farm Security Administration Series) under my arm, someone asked me about the film, the film he assumed the images belonged to. I had to reply that there was no film, the images weren’t mine. But this question became an obsession, a ritornello. What film could be enclosed in those photographs? What was the context, the portion of the real there? Who were these people? Who was hosting the party? To what music were they dancing? Romantic songs, political songs? What were the relationships between the couples? How did the young man tear his shirt? What provoked the tension? And the expectation in their expressions?… And why did they arouse in me such an emotional response, such a strong wish for a narrative, even a fragmentary one?
Robert Todd, USA, 2013 (05:30)