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  • Connectivity Through Cinema with Tomonari Nishikawa

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    Mono No Aware presents an intimate screening with artist and filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa who'll be visiting Brooklyn this weekend to lead a special 16mm Mattes & Multiple Exposures Workshop with us. In a diverse program of work from 2005-2014, Tomonari will screen a series of Super-8mm "sketch films", in addition to recent 16mm and 35mm projects.

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    Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 19:00

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  • Atelier 105 - Post-production residency for video - Second commission 2015

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    Light Cone initiated in January 2015 artist residencies dedicated to video post-production, only for films that fall within the field of experimental cinema, with the objective of supporting 10 to 15 projects per year. Atelier 105 is offered for short, medium or featurelength projects of which shooting is eather completed or still in progress. While the project must fall within the field of experimental cinema, no other criteria (format, theme, processing, length, nationality of filmmaker, etc.) will be imposed.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 (All day)
  • Millennium Film Workshop: Abraham Ravett

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    Abraham Ravett was born in Poland in 1947, raised in Israel and emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1955. He holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Filmmaking and Photography and has been an independent filmmaker for the past thirty years. Mr. Ravett received grants for his work from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Artists Foundation Inc, Boston, MA., The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, The Japan Foundation, The Hoso Bunka Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. His films have been screened internationally including the Museam of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, The Collective For Living Cinema, N.Y.C., Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA., S.F. Cinematheque, L.A. Forum, Innis Film Society, Toronto, Canada, Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan and Scratch Projection, Paris France, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland and Ponrepo, Prague, Czech Republic, among others.

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    Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Cinema Anèmic #05: La Vidéothèque (Chloé Dragna)

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    French distributor La Vidéothèque presents a selection of five pieces by filmmakers and audiovisual artists who represent different ways of looking at the landscape. These international filmmakers contemplate outdoor scenarios to develop narratives about the environment that, in turn, affect the recorded medium. Analog film (super 8/16 mm) and digital video are the technological tools used to discuss the aesthetics of nature, the sensitivity of the perceptive subject or the essayistic character of the final cuts that weave the pictorial, the documentary and the ethnographic.

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    Friday, May 22, 2015 - 20:30

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  • Xcèntric: Things We Want to See. Rebecca Meyers

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    What interests Rebecca Meyers is not how cinema represents reality but how it transforms it, giving it a palpably different rhythm, colour and sound. Her 16 mm films are ways of closely observing the most everyday of spaces, presenting them full of mystery, stripped of their familiarity, open to infinite possibilities of research. Domestic landscapes noted from a window, stories shrouded beneath the sea’s blue mantle or the presence of an unexpected animal world in the urban environment are some of the constant themes of research found in her films.

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    Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Millennium Film Journal No. 61 "World Views"

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    The focus of Millennium Film Journal's 61st issue is the international artists' cinema, including articles on works from the Polynesian Islands, Japan, Eastern and Western Europe, and North America. Throughout the world, artists are turning to the moving image as a means of personal expression and thematic exploration. Whether displayed on huge outdoor public screens or hand-held devices, whether captured with tiny recorders carried by drones or huge crane-mounted super-high definition cameras, the movement to lens- and screen-based art is universal.

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  • Found Footage Magazine

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    Found Footage Magazine is an independent semi-annual publication distributed worldwide and printed both in English and Spanish, offering theoretical, analytical and informative contents related to found footage filmmaking. The contents for the first issue, to be released on October 2015, include the extensive monograph on Bill Morrison, 'A Poetic Archaeology of Cinema', by Matt Levine, plus an interview with the filmmaker; essays on the 'ethics of appropriation', and the work of Martin Arnold, Peter Tscherkassky and Santiago Álvarez. The issue also features several articles, including a recount of the most recent edition Festival of (In)appropiation by its director Jaimie Baron, and reviews of contemporary works and recently published books on found footage films.

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  • Kinelab Spezial: Werner Nekes & Klaus Wyborny

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    In the summer of 1968 Werner Nekes and Klaus Wyborny opened a cinema in Hamburg. It was located in a basement in Brüderstraße, furnished with mattrasses and benches. There they showed their films. Metropolis is proud to present two authentic programs of films that were actually shown there in 1968.

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    Friday, May 15, 2015 - 19:00

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  • Scratch Projection: The Beauty of Gesture

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    From Pasolini to Bazin (football) via Daney or Godard (tennis), sport has fascinated many filmmakers and film theorists, as a social fact but also for its undeniable aesthetic qualities of bodies that box, swim, run, of body represented in the effort, nudes or not. This phenomenon is part of a historical continuity of the image. Indeed, we see at the end of the nineteenth century, after centuries dominated by particular religious iconography, a resurgence of this representation, notably Manet, Cezanne and Degas.

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    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 20:30

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  • Xcèntric: José Antonio Maenza

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    José Antonio Maenza, a brilliant, ground-breaking filmmaker and fabulist from Aragon, is a vital yet almost unknown figure in Spanish independent cinema of the sixties. El lobby contra el cordero is his first film, made in Saragossa (1967-1968). This work brings up many of the ideas that were to accompany him in his short but intense career: revolution, sexuality, Marxism, Situationism, happening, performance, ritual, representation, collage... The film is part of the cycle “Alô, alô, món! Cinemes d’invenció en la generació del 68”, held in Barcelona (Filmoteca de Catalunya, Halfhouse, El Palomar), Valencia, Madrid and A Coruña.

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    Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 20:00

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