Saturday 2 PM-Competitive Show #3


Programmed by Alyssa Stormes and Tyler Culver

Broken Tongue
Mónica Savirón, USA, 2013 (03:00)

BROKEN TONGUE 03Broken 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)

LOVESONG_diagonalTunerThreads, strings, love attuned, rising.





Rice For Sale
Brendan and Jeremy Smyth, USA, 2013 (31:37)

Screen Shot 2014-04-13 at 3.46.09 PMAs a whole, this film will take the Balinese Hindu approach to viewing the world–paired opposites like a typical Westerner, but in three’s: the good, the bad, and the balance.



Courtney Krantz, USA, 2013 (06:36)

Tacoma_2_Courtney KrantzA 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)

Burn_2_300dpiThe 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.



In Common
Adele Horne, USA, 2014 (19:24)

In Common Still 2A portrait of a garden in a “vacant lot” in Los Angeles.




Square Dance, Los Angeles County, California, 2013
Silvia das Fadeas, USA, 2013 (08:48)

SquareDance1_300dpi“The people are what is not there yet, never in the right place, never ascribable to the place and time where anxieties and dreams await.” (Jacques Rancière)

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)

SHORT_flamingoLight sleeps and rises, and sleeps again along the shoreline of day.