CUFF

BLISS Robert Todd Experimental Video 4:30 2006

Chicago Premiere

“This short video emphasizes the dividing line between our civilized view of ‘nature’ as serving our esthetic interests and the danger it poses as an unconquerable power.”- Robert Todd

JULY FIX Jason Livingston

Experimental 16mm 2:00 2006 Chicago Premiere

‘Jason Livingston’s film was brief but stunning, with the overall effect being that of a pet dog’s POV on acid in a field of beautiful flowers.’ – JT Rogstad, TIE Film Festival

TOWER CRANE Won Tae Seo

Experimental 16mm 8:20 2007 World Premiere

Shots of a tower crane are organized to explore the relationship between illusion of depth in motion pictures and two-dimensional stillness. It is structured based on the direction and rhythm of the movements of a tower cranes, and intends to emphasize the materiality and the cinematic space of film by revealing the surface of the camera lens.

LIONS AND TIGERS AND BEARS Rebecca Meyers

Experimental 16mm 12:00 Chicago Premiere

“A bustling metropolis’ towering skyscrapers and urban architecture reveal traces of the wild. Remnants of an untamed world are reincorporated into the built environment as stone lions guard homes and museums, jaguars lend power and speed to business, and decorative Halloween owls try to navigate the city’s skies. Meanwhile, squirrels traverse jungles of power lines, geese hold court in parks, and cats, dogs, and fish look out at the wilderness in watchful silence.” – Rebecca Meyers

ZWISCHEN Lori Felker

Experimental 16mm 2:00 2006

“Zwischen exists on the thin line between opposing forces. There is no gray between black and white, as Zwischen jumps from earth to space, mixes matter with air, and materializes inspiration at the insistence of the hand. Dirt moves over light to a hand-scratched optical soundtrack of noise and silence.” – Lori Felker

THIS IS MY LAND Ben Rivers

Documentary 16mm 14:00 2006 (United Kingdom) Chicago Premiere

“Jake Williams has lived in Bogancloch for over 25 years, situated within miles of forest in Aberdeenshire. He manages to live off of what he grows in the garden, plus a few things from the nearest village six miles away. The film is a poetic portrait of Jake, his place, and occasionally, his cat. Sound and music are all recorded at Bogancloch, the film is all hand-processed 16mm.” –Ben Rivers

THIS IS NOT AN ANCHOR, THIS BOAT IS NOT AN ANCHOR Marianna Milhorat

Experimental 16mm 12:30 2007 16mm (Canada) Chicago premiere

“The internal journal through a magical and mysterious landscape, where romanticism is continuously disrupted by an unnatural and anxious treatment of the subject matter and nothing is able to be anticipated.” – Marianna Milhorat

NATURE MATURE James Kienitz Williams

Short 16mm 17:00 2007 Chicago Premiere

“Fantasies of the Wild resonate, as if a dream, when a militia of crass look-alikes grow impatient and impotent with nostalgia.” – James Kienitz Williams