Monthly short film screening series, presented by Indie Memphis & Crosstown Arts.
This month: The Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour
The longest running avant-garde and experimental film festival in North America (est. 1963) presents nine new short films that will expand your imagination.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m./Screening begins at 7 p.m. Admission is pay-what-you-can.
NEITHER GOD NOR SANTA MARIA | Samuel M. Delgado and Helena Girón
Madrid, Spain | 2015 | 12 min
In the daily life of a woman, the magic of her tales begin to materialize as night falls. Night is the time when travel is possible.
BISONHEAD | Elizabeth Lo
Los Angeles, CA | 2015 | 10 min
A family of Ponderai Native Americans embark on a controversial journey from northern Montana to Yellowstone to take part in the federal culling of 900 wild bison.
THE MESS | Peter Burr
Brooklyn, NY | 2015 | 14 min
In this game-like computer animation we take a journey to the threshold of a utopian labyrinth. Following the perspective of a solitary female figure whose job is to clean up the mess it inadvertently spawned, we end up in a seemingly endless hall of mirrors.
THE PERPETUAL MOTION OF MY LOVE FOR YOU | Karen Yasinsky
Baltimore, MD | 2016 | 8 min
A collage film slipping between narrative starts of images and sounds: May Sarton’s snapshots, a resplendent Liz Taylor, internal and external awkwardnesses, a short respite of peace and a dogged, deeply sad positivism. If this movie was a person, it would be the awkward girl, but she will never gain grace and confidence in her intelligence when older. She will forever remain in 8th grade with her frustrations and ambiguities.
LOVE UNDER WILL OF THE HAGS LONG TOOTH | Mica O’Herlihy
Westby, WI | 2015 | 4 min
A psychotronic gender-fucked pagan meditation on the animal in us all.
FUNDIR | Allison Cekala
Boston, MA | 2015 | 23 min
A biography of a material — the processing and importation of Boston’s road salt from one of its main sources in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile to the ice-covered streets of Boston.
THE RESONANCE | Mateusz Sadowski
6 min | 2013 | Poznan, Poland
The Resonance was made using stop-motion animation. The artist split the recorded footage into separate frames which were printed and re-photographed. The process underlined the characteristics of two contrary realities – photography and video. Providing the viewer with an insight into its own making, Sadowski’s video is both a reflection on scientific theories about the structure of the world and an attempt to create an alternative reality. Winner, Best Animated Film
BABA DANA TALKS TO THE WOLVES | Ralitsa Doncheva
Bulgaria/Canada | 2015 | 11 min
An impressionistic portrait of Baba Dana and her solitary existence in one of the oldest monasteries in Bulgaria, Zelenikovsky Monastery. Winner, The Eileen Maitland Award for Women’s Voice
not even nothing can be free of ghosts | Rainer Kohlberger
Vienna, Austria | 2016 | 11 min
An Algorithmic work generated entirely from computer-generated code; where “the intentional overload of the human perception apparatus leads to visual impressions that appear exclusively in the literal “eye of the beholder.” These “ghosts” appear from “nothing” and are “nothing”; they are mere hallucinations evoked by the imperfect human-biological data processing system” – Norbert Pfaffenbichler.