SCHALTEN UND WALTEN presents: UNDER 8 FEET OF SNOW: EXPERIMENTAL FILMS FROM BOSTON AND PROVIDENCE |

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SCHALTEN UND WALTEN presents:

16mm Experimental Film Screening
UNDER 8 FEET OF SNOW: FILMS FROM BOSTON AND PROVIDENCE

As onerous amounts of snow continue to bury the city of Boston and it’s surrounding areas, a nascent film collective is incubating beneath the frozen mantle. The goal, outlined in a meeting this past January, is to facilitate the continued practice of 16mm and Super-8 filmmaking by uniting the community and creating a shared workspace with access to resources that may be otherwise unobtainable.

Thanks in part to the numerous educational institutions which regularly draw in fresh students and established artists alike, Boston has long been a hub for experimental and avant-garde film;
Yet these same institutions often leave the community feeling fragmented and precarious, as people leave when they are finished with the schools or when the schools finish with them. Still, as anyone working in the physical medium of film today can attest, there is a certain level of uncertainty that is intrinsically bound to the craft, and one must be tenacious to continue working in a medium constantly threatened with extinction.

The eight films in this program represent a small sampling of recent works by members of Boston’s local community. While each is quite different in approach – whether utilizing a homemade optical printer, direct-animation and photogram techniques, chemical manipulation of the emulsion, or in-camera editing – together they exemplify the enthusiastic resilience and high-degree of talent visible in Boston today.



Curated by Stefan Grabowski, filmmaker and co-programmer of the Balagan Film Series.

75 min. mit Pause
Musik im Anschluss
und Visuals von Peter Conrad Beyer
Um eine kleine Spende für Reisekosten wird gebeten.

PROGRAM:

Hay Algo Y Se Va, Kimberly Forero-Arnias, 2013

Falling, Robert Todd, 2015

Rewards, Mariya Nikiforova, 2014

Oracle, Douglas Urbank, 2014

Introduction to Living in a Closed System, Brittany Gravely, 2001

Light Licks: By the Waters of Babylon: I Want to Paint It Black, Saul Levine, 2011

Isemond, Xander Marro, 2006

Making Space, Matthew McWilliams, 2010

 

 

02/03/2015