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Films & Schedules - Experimental

EMPTY QUARTER

Tue, Nov 15, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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EMPTY QUARTER

DIRECTOR: ALAIN LETOURNEAU, PAM MINTY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) EMPTY QUARTER is a film about the region of Southeastern Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities in Lake, Harney, and Malheur Counties. The region is roughly one-third of Oregon’s landmass yet holds less than two percent of the state’s population. Through a series of stationary shots, recording open landscapes and the activities of local residents, Portland filmmakers LeTourneau and Minty reflect on the character of the region as viewed through its natural areas, industry, various labor processes, resource management, and recreation. The voices of local residents describe the history of pioneer settlement, the social life of...

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 18, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE GR8 TASK REMAINING B4 US

DIRECTOR: KARL LIND - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “Do we know Abraham Lincoln in any other form than animatronic or wax figure? In this uncanny scenario, an animatronic Abe Lincoln recites the Gettysburg Address in a shopping mall which then folds in behind him.”—AG

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 18, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

I AM INTO YOUR FIRE

DIRECTOR: ORLAND NUTT - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “A mind-bending animation in which a coquettish woman pops in and out of a surreal landscape reciting staccato poetry by James Broughton.”—AG

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 18, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

MIGHTY TACOMA

DIRECTOR: VANESSA RENWICK - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “Shot in the active port city of Tacoma, this narration-free meditation complicates one’s feelings about humanity’s monumental feats of engineering and the impact on the natural coastline.”—AG

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MOSSGROVE

Sat, Nov 12, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 18, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

MOSSGROVE

DIRECTOR: KURTIS HOUGH - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “Gorgeous images of slugs traversing a mossy Oregon landscape—looks like National Geographic on LSD.”—AG

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Thu, Nov 17, 2011
at 8 PM (Worksound Gallery, 820 SE Alder)

NW FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL AND GRAND DETOUR PRESENT CAMERA-FREE FILMS BY DEVON DAMONTE

WASHINGTON (OLYMPIA)

(EXP) The Festival partners with Grand Detour to present this collection of camera-free films produced by Olympia’s Devon Damonte. The program will include a multiple projector performance employing a dazzling array of outmoded light-throwing contraptions, including overhead projector, Kodak Carousel Slide projector, Tamron Fotovix, and various 16mm projectors, as well as the following films by Damonte: THE ARTIFACTS OF LIFE (2011), BLUE BALLS SUITE (2010), BROWNIE RUBBING (1989), SCRATCH FEATURE TEASER (2011), LOOPIN LI (2009-11), and the as-yet-unproduced THE MASTERPIECE MADE THE NIGHT BEFORE (2011)—a project made at the Hand Painted Film Society workshop the preceding Wednesday.

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS I

SHORTS

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS II

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STRANDS, A MUSIC VIDEO

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

STRANDS, A MUSIC VIDEO

DIRECTOR: ROB TYLER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “A visual celebration of the ghosts of mixtapes past.”—AG

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THE SWIMMER

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE SWIMMER

DIRECTOR: SALISE HUGHES - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(EXP) “Burt Lancaster from the 1968 film THE SWIMMER free-styling his way through a strange hand-painted landscape, peppered with synchronized swimmers.”—AG

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 18, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

WITH YOU

DIRECTOR: JONATHAN MARRS, JOSH FERDASZEWSKI - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “A strange series of conceptual performances by two men in a domestic, suburban setting.”—AG

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