Czech Film Avant-Garde

Czech Film Avant-Garde

Libor Nemeškal, 2015, 1 hour 30 sec
*Official Selection: Experimental / Documentary
Sunday 3/20 3:45PM

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The Czech film avant-garde. A unique artistic direction of the 1920s and 1930s with great persons of Czech culture like Vitezslav Nezval, Jaroslav Seifert, Alexander Hackenschmied, Jan Kucera and many others being mentioned. However, is it really a forgotten landmark of the Czech cinematography or an artificial construct, created subsequently by film history? A one-hour science documentary by Libor Nemeskal about the films that ‘perish and die when exposed to the daylight’.

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East River

East River

Judy Rifka, 2015, 2.8 min
*Official Selection: Experimental
Sunday 3/20 5:30PM

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I live on the East River. Between two Bridges: The Brooklyn, and the Manhattan. I cross them to go to my Studio in Gowanus. When I see the East River I see people swimming in it, maybe 90 years ago. I see Washington’s view of Brooklyn, from Cherry Street, a couple of hundred years back. That day, I walked home from the Paper Art Fair on the pier at Montgomery Street, walked down the waterfront filming the whole strip to Market Slip, where I live. It was hot. My head was spinning. When I got home I overlapped the strip and ran one forward and one in reverse. No changes except transparency. The sound too. That’s mostly bridge traffic and trains. The result kind of felt like that whole day, for me.

Greenpoint 2016

Greenpoint aerial shot

Coleen Fitzgibbon and Peter Fend, 2016, 30 min
*Official Selection: Experimental / Documentary
Sunday 3/20 5:30PM

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A brief survey of problems and possible solutions for positive environmental changes in the Greenpoint and Newton Creek area of Brooklyn, NY. Artists/filmmakers Coleen Fitzgibbon and Peter Fend will cover a short history of the area, now destined for superfund cleanup, interview residents and environmentalists dealing with this complex situation and examine the options for change.

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Simon

Simon

Camille de Galbert, 2015, 11 min 58 sec
*Official Selection: Experimental / Avant-garde Short
Sunday 3/20 5:30PM

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A man prepares for his final entry onto the grand stage, only to be confronted by his inner self.  No one is more alone than the actor who enters the stage. No one is more alone than the child whose about to join adulthood. And when the imaginary joins reality, the figure of childhood explodes.

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The Last Storm

The Last Storm

Jeanne Wilkinson, 2014, 3 min 41 sec
*Official Selection: Experimental Short
Sunday 3/20 5:30PM

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The Last Storm is the latest in a series of adventures of the Painted People, a Paleo-Postmodern migratory clan. Each character enters Jeanne Wilkinson’s studio as a Barbie, Ken or GI Joe before being assimilated via the transformational magic of paint. In “Last Storm” they mysteriously appear in an emptied-out version of da Vinci’s iconic painting. Just as the “Last Supper” was a symbolic and culminating event, “Last Storm” evokes feelings of a coming storm that will mark an ending of life as we know it.