EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS PROGRAMS
AROUND PERCEPTION: LIGHT/SOUND
For the FIMAV’s audience, I have put together two programs of experimental films that are excellent examples of dialogues between film and Musique Actuelle. TERRY RILEY being in town, I wanted to give FIMAV-goers a chance to discover three masterpieces by BRUCE CONNER (1933-2008), a pioneer of the avant-garde, where RILEY’s wonderful music is featured. I also wanted to take this opportunity to celebrate the talent of two exceptional experimental filmmakers from Quebec: ALEXANDRE LAROSE and DAÏCHI SAÏTO. Since the mid-2000s, these filmmakers have constantly produced radical visual propositions that deeply transform our relation with what we see and hear.
Short Films Curator
BRUCE CONNER / TERRY RILEY
SATURDAY MAY 20
11H15 AM & 6H30 PM - $ 8
American filmmaker BRUCE CONNER is one of the leading exponents of experimental cinema. Like several avant-garde filmmakers of his generation, his work shares obvious affinities with American avant-garde music: loops, repetitions, reuse, experimentation with duration, etc. One shouldn’t be surprised that he called on TERRY RILEY’s music three times in the course of his career. This program provides a rather unique opportunity to discover three major works of experimental cinema and three facets of CONNER’s filmmaking through the lens of RILEY’s music.
Easter Morning (2008, 8mm/digital, couleur, 10 min.)
Looking for Mushrooms (1996, 16mm, couleur, 14.5 min.)
Crossroads (1976, 35mm, n/b, 37 min.)
ALEXANDRE LAROSE / DAÏCHI SAÏTO
SUNDAY MAY 21
11H15 AM & 6H30 PM - $ 8
The works by ALEXANDRE LAROSE and DAÏCHI SAÏTO follow very different and singular paths, but they share a similar approach: the manipulation of cinematographic film, either through manual development techniques, optical printing, or photochemical superimposition. Each one of their films is the product of incredibly complex craftsmanship, often in resonance with avant-garde, minimalist or conceptual musical compositions.ALEXANDRE LAROSE
Artifices (2007, 16mm, couleur, sonore, 3.5 min.)DAÏCHI SAÏTO
La Grande Dame (2011, 16mm, couleur, muet, 3.5 min.)
Ville Marie (2009, 35mm, couleur, sonore, 13 min.)
Brouillard #14 (2013, 35mm, couleur, muet, 10 min.)
Trees of Syntax, Leaves of Axis (2009, 35mm, couleur, 10 min.)
Musique originale : Malcolm Goldstein
Engram of Returning (2015, 35mm, couleur, 19 min.)
Musique originale : Jason Sharp
FIMAV AND CARRÉ 150's CINÉ-CLUB PRESENT: MAUDITE POUTINE (Shambles)
MONDAY MAY 15 - 7:30 PM
FRIDAY MAY 19 - 11 AM & 6:15 PM
Synopsis: Caught stealing drugs from the wrong people, 27 year old Vincent is in trouble and on the run from the local mob. Fleeing to the backwoods, Vincent unexpectedly reconnects with his brother Michel with whom he'd cut ties many years ago. As he tries to maintain the semblance of a normal life hanging out with friends and playing in his band, Vincent witnesses his brother's own turbulent downward spiral. MAUDITE POUTINE (Shambles) draws us into a darkly dystopian rural world, a place in which violence pervades the everyday but humanity still manages to shine through the cracks.
Director : Karl Lemieux
Lenght : 95 minutes
With the music of : Wolf Eyes, BJ Nilsen, Novi_sad, Godspeed You! Black Emperor...
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