1. Let Each One Go Where He May

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    (135:00, 16mm, color, sound, 2009) Let Each One Go Where He May (USA) is the stunning feature debut of celebrated Chicago-based filmmaker Ben Russell. Having its world premiere in Toronto, the film traces the extensive journey of two unidentified brothers who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname, on land and through rapids, past a Maroon village on the Upper Suriname River, tracing the voyage undertaken by their ancestors, who escaped from slavery at the hands of the Dutch 300 years prior. Shot almost entirely with a 16mm Steadicam rig in thirteen extended tracking shots, this cartographic portrayal of contemporary Saramaccan culture is a rigorous and exquisite work that partakes in and dismantles traditional ethnography, inviting anachronism and myth-making to participate in the film’s daring conflation of history. - Andréa Picard, TIFF

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    • Motion Picture Martyr - The Jimmy Taylor Film School Cut

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      from Open Casket Skeleton / Added

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      Director's Note: Just like with any film school cut, the following is the pretentious, bloated, "Jimmy Taylor"-ized version of "Motion Picture Martyr." It is in NO WAY the final cut, but a version of the film closer to what the original script encompassed, and it is for a true fan of the film and/or enthusiast of the grueling editing process that goes into filmmaking. In addition, it does include over 20 minutes of footage not found in the final cut. Since this is, technically, a workprint cut, this includes music we do NOT have the rights to, and we do not claim to. THIS COPY IS NOT FOR ANY SALE AND IS HERE ON THE INTERNET FOR FREE USE. Please see the real, final, and shorter cut of "Motion Picture Martyr" at http://www.motionpicturemartyr.com "Motion Picture Martyr" tells the story of failed filmmaker Jimmy Taylor as he sets out on a dark odyssey in New York City to create a shocking experimental film about fame, art, and the suffering that goes with both. But how far is he willing to take it?

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      • twohundredfiftysixcolors, 2013

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        327 Plays / / 2 Comments

        Crafted from thousands of animated GIFs, twohundredfiftysixcolors is an expansive and revealing portrait of what has become a zeitgeist medium. Once used primarily as an Internet page signpost, the file type has evolved into a nimble and ubiquitous tool for pop-cultural memes, self-expression, and artistic gestures. The film is a curated archive that functions as a historical document charting the GIF's evolution, its connections to early cinema, and its contemporary cultural and aesthetic possibilities. SCREENINGS: 10/5/14 – UNION DOCS, New York City 8/30/14 – CINEFAMILY, Los Angeles CA 4/26/14 – Cindelphia Film Festival, PhilaMOCA, Philadelphia, PA 12/5/13 – TIFF CINEMATHEQUE The Free Screen at Bell Lightbox Theater, Toronto ON 10/3/13 – VIA fest 2013, Pittsburgh Filmmakers' Melwood Screening Room, Pittsburgh PA 9/28/13 – Headroom at Bijou Cinema, Iowa City IA 917/13 – Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Theater, Milwaukee WI 4/18/13 - Conversations at the Edge, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago IL PRESS Afterimage - Vol. 41, No. 4, January-February 2014 - http://www.readperiodicals.com/201401/3195100141.html Chicago Reader - http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/jason-lazarus-eric-fleischauer-premiere-twohundredfiftysixcolors/Content?oid=9250240 Art F City - http://artfcity.com/2013/04/08/afc-sneak-peek-twohundredfiftysixcolors/ vice.com - http://www.vice.com/read/see-the-history-of-the-gif-in-six-minutes the chicagoist - http://chicagoist.com/2012/03/16/animated_gifs_on_the_silver_screen.php NewCity - http://art.newcity.com/2011/11/01/eye-exam-the-revolution-will-be-pixelated/#more-8856

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        • Okrogla miza: Filmska vzgoja v Sloveniji 1950-1970

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          Torek, 18. 1. 2011, ob 18.00 Avditorij Moderne galerije Sodelujejo: Mirjana Borčić, Jože Dolmark, Ana Nuša Dragan, Tone Rački in drugi Moderatorja: Adela Železnik, Miha Peče Kljub temu, da je bil film v šolskih učnih programih večkrat marginalizirano področje, če je formalno sploh dobil svoje mesto, pa je filmska vzgoja dosegla zavidljivo strokovno raven. Morda prav zato, ker so se z njo ukvarjali entuziasti, ki niso ločevali med poklicem in življenjem ter niso šteli ur, ki so jih preživeli na delovnem mestu. Iskreno so verjeli v film kot sredstvo, ki lahko pripomore k »oblikovanju mladega človeka, ki bi bil sposoben samostojno in kritično sprejemati in vrednotiti pojave v življenju ter se tvorno vključevati v oblikovanje odnosov v tem življenju«, obenem pa so se trudili izobraziti tudi učitelje. Na območju nekdanje Jugoslavije se je vzpostavila mreža filmskih pedagogov, ki se je od petdesetih let naprej zavzemala za načrtno in organizirano filmsko vzgojo; pri tem si je pomagala s spremljanjem podobnih prizadevanj v tujini in bila tam sprejeta kot enakopraven in aktiven član. Čeprav so nekateri, predvsem institucionalni dosežki teh prizadevanj danes na žalost izgubljeni, pa ostaja metodologija, ki vzgaja razgledanega in kritičnega gledalca ter se zdi povsem sodobna in relevantna še danes, ko se izobraževanje bolj kot kdajkoli prej sooča s smislom svojega poslanstva in spopada z novimi pristopi k emancipaciji gledalca. V pogovoru, ki ga bosta vodila Adela Železnik, kustosinja v Moderni galeriji, in Miha Peče, strokovni sodelavec ZRC SAZU, bodo sodelovali protagonisti filmske vzgoje v Sloveniji, ki so v času 1950-1970 orali ledino: Mirjana Borčić, pionirka filmske vzgoje, urednica filmskih publikacij, vodja Oddelka za filmsko vzgojo Pionirskega doma v Ljubljani, predstojnica filmskega uredništva DDU Univerzum, Jože Dolmark, publicist, scenarist in profesor na umetniški gimnaziji v Novi Gorici, Ana Nuša Dragan, videastka, profesorica pedagogike in sociologije, urednica šolske televizije in do upokojitve samostojna svetovalka za izobraževalno tehnologijo Zavoda za šolstvo in Tone Rački, akademski slikar in filmski pedagog, avtor več knjig s področja pedagogike, član žirij otroških in mladinskih festivalov. K sodelovanju smo povabili še Borka Radeščka, pedagoga na šoli s prilagojenim programom, kjer je razvijal specifične metode dela pri filmski ustvarjalnosti in Darka Štrajna, filmskega teoretika in publicista, znanstvenega svetnika na Pedagoškem inštitutu.

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          • Motion Picture Martyr - a feature film

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            "Motion Picture Martyr" tells the story of failed filmmaker Jimmy Taylor as he sets out on a dark odyssey in New York City to create a shocking experimental film about fame, art, and the suffering that goes with both. But how far is he willing to take it? A film by Open Casket Skeleton, formerly Moviefilm Productions. Buy a physical copy of the film and listen to the soundtrack over at http://www.motionpicturemartyr.com Directed by Jacob Cohen. Written by Jacob Cohen & Terence Krey. Shot by Dan Fox. Starring Terence Krey, Caitlin McGee, Gary Desbein, Nathan Spiteri, and Pamela Mitchell.

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            • SHOCKWAVES VOD

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              SHOCKWAVES is about a man whose traumatic memories of childhood send him on a hallucinogenic carnival ride of self-destruction and murder. Through a surrealistic Möbius strip of alternate realities, shifting times and multiple dimensions, SHOCKWAVES weaves a kaleidoscopic nightmare tapestry of abuse and revenge. Critical writings: http://www.shockwavesthemovie.com/film-criticism-reviews-and-writings.html

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              • Fa(e)ces (2012)

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                "Fa(e)ces" (2012) 82' Directed by Mariusz Hybiak, Mariusz Wirski Written by Mariusz Hybiak, Wanda Dittrich, Mariusz Wirski Photography by Mariusz Hybiak, Wanda Dittrich, Mariusz Wirski Edted by Mariusz Wirski Music by Mariusz Wirski, Piotr Zarzycki Starring Wanda Dittrich, Mariusz Hybiak, Mariusz Wirski Three characters - two men and a woman follow a separate path in the world of uncontrolled nature, abandoned sites and buildings. All are immersed in a somnambulistic trance. One of the men is dreaming of an ideal world, the other is fascinated by death and decay. The woman is searching for love and her unity with nature. The meeting of all three of them leads to inevitable tragedy. The title of the film - "Fa(e)ces" process (i.e. "faeces": excrements, feces, dirt, sediment) refers to the psychoanalytic term "shit" (Slavoj Zizek) and "abject" (Julia Kristeva) denoting an outer-cultural sphere rejected by the consciousness. An experimental form of the film is an expression of an artistic pursuits going beyond the classic film and Polish independent cinema and art. Despite reception problems connected with the use of long takes, lack of action and dialogue, as well as rejection of the conventional plot, "Fa(e)ces" is a narrative film. Extending the duration of shots and the staging of the scenes in real time is meant to evoke dissonance by the extremity of a form, grotesque and surreal events in the second half of the film. The main inspiration for the film was psychoanalysis (Culture and its Discontents by Sigmund Freud), as well as the fascination with the avant-garde cinema (both narrative and experimental), successfully exploring a similar form around the world (Chantal Akerman, Bela Tarr) MWM ART FILM 2012 https://www.facebook.com/mwmartfilm http://mwm-artfilm.pl/

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                • Rubicon

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                  (2004, 82 linear minutes) There was the spark. There was the watcher. There was the keeper. There was the destroyer. In his much-anticipated first feature-length motion picture, Simon Tarr paints a stunning, sweeping technohistory of the human race to obsolescence. Sacred geometry and ominous CGI intertwine with a retelling of the story of Noah to illuminate the illusion of authority and the nature of autonomy in the contemporary digital sphere.

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                  • Et Cetera (2012)

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                    from MWM ART FILM / Added

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                    "Et Cetera" (2012) 77' Filmed & edited by Mariusz Wirski Music by Piotr Zarzycki Produced by Wanda Dittrich, Mariusz Hybiak, Mariusz Wirski Starring Mariusz Wirski, Wanda Dittrich, Mariusz Hybiak, Alicja Wirska, Piotr Zarzycki and others A poetic documentary feature movie filmed entirely using a mobile phone. The whole work is impressionistic in nature – it presents the life of the director but the fact that the frame is divided into four separate channels provides “Et Cetera” with another dimension – the manner in which various elements and scenes are assembled is contra-punctual and symbolic, and the film takes on the characteristics of a philosophical discourse through presenting such elements of life as birth, adult life, friendship, entertainment, love, senility, death and an unbreakable bond with nature. The film was inspired by the fascination with American avant-garde classics - mainly Jonas Mekas, but it is a completely authorial and individual artistic project. The basis for the creation of "Et Cetera" was the interest in testing the limits of transferring a subjective film message through a project being realized by a one man. It is a kind of an attempt to create a filmed memoir documenting events in one's life. MWM ART FILM 2012 http://mwm-artfilm.pl/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/MWM-Art-Film/297418013719143

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                    • 証城寺。/ "Sho Jo Ji"

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                      証城寺。/ "Sho Jo Ji" Efraín Constantino Estrada. 1'16'16. 16:9. México, 2013. Cast: Tanja R, Lucrecia C. Piellet, Efraín Constantino. ∀∃∅∧∞ http://lamaravillosavidayobradeunacacaatoradaentuculo.com/

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