Saturday August 18 7:00 pm
Theater 3 MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGERY
The Last, the Rest Johanna Dery
Animation. 16mm. 4:30. 2000. Chicago Premiere
Woodblock animation stamps out the tale of a granite world filled with wingless birds and mystery disks.
Annihilation Madam Rosie Saunders
Experimental. 16mm. 5:00. 2000
“Although she¹s obviously not happy that the footage she shot in London did not come out, Saunders ends up using it anyway.” — Patrick Friel
Rogers Park Pin Pin Tan
Short. 16mm. 11:00. 2000. Chicago Premiere.
“A restrained yet explosive film about a boy toying with death, a dying woman and a desperate immigrant looking for his cat and what happens when they meet.” Pin Pin Tan
Soundings Sandra Gibson
Experimental. 16mm. 5:30. 2001. Chicago Premiere
A visual and sonic exploration where the conscious and unconscious meet. Images flash by, often a frame at a time, in a pulsating dissection of film itself.
You Can¹t Keep a Good Snake Down Moira Tierney and Mash Goodannaya
Experimental. 16mm. 4:00. 2001. Midwest Premiere.
In the 4th Century Saint Patrick led a forced conversion of pagan Ireland and drove out the country¹s snake population. With the aid of Jackie Chan, Maria Montez, and Margaret Thatcher, Tierney and Goodannaya redress this injustice.
Silver Screen Thomas Fleish
Experimental. 16mm. 5:30. 2000. Chicago Premiere. Germany
A film made entirely with tinfoil, each frame a new landscape of light and perspective.
A surreal and funny adaptation of the popular comic strip soap opera.
“Mary Worth is the result of a film group project called ‘Summer Movie Madness’ a laborious collective process where passersby at a local fair paid $1 to submit a concept toward a short film they would then vote on and make. As a group of about 12 people we collectively shot Mary Worth, which ended up being our favorite concept (one of our own submissions!) You wouldn’t get this from seeing the film, but we had to vote on just about every aspect of the making of this film.” – Xavier Leplae
Cat Number Six Is A Coward Jerome Gariepy
Short. 16mm. 8:00. 2001. Midwest Premiere. Canada
An idiot attempts to prove Schroedinger’s Theory of Quantum Mechanics by experimenting with living cats.
Blow-Up Siegfried Fruhauf
Experimental. 35mm. 1:30. 2000. Chicago Premiere. Austria.
A man simultaneously performs mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on both a life-size dummy and a strip of celluloid.
Rejected Don Hertzfeldt
Animation. 35mm. 9:17. 2000.
In the spring of 1999, the Family Learning Channel commissioned animator Don Hertzfeldt to produce promotional segments for their network. The cartoons were completed in five weeks. The Family Learning Channel rejected all of them upon review, and they were never aired.
Copy Shop Virgil Widrich
Short. 35mm. 12:00. 2001. Chicago Premiere. Austria
The story of a man who works in a copy shop and copies himself until he fills the whole world. Composed of nearly 18,000 photocopied digital frames, animated and photographed with a 35mm camera.
Total Running Time 81:17