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REASONS WHY VIEWERS FAIL TO REMEMBER Douglas Gast Experimental Video 00:45 2007 “This video exists only to question its own nature and contains no statements about facts external to its media and/or art.” – Douglas Gast

MAN MAN – ENGWISH BWOOD Lindsay Kovnat Music Video 3:40 2007

Chicago Premiere

Fi Fi Fo Fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman.

TALES OF MERE EXISTENCE Lev Yilmaz Animation Video 9:00 2007

Chicago Premiere

New advice from Dr. Lev, including “How To Break Up With Your Girlfriend” and “How To Cope With Depression.”

PRIMATE CINEMA Rachel Mayeri

Experimental Video 5:48 2007 Chicago Premiere

“A split screen juxtaposes field footage of baboons with a reenactment by human actors, shot in film noir style. A tale of lust, jealousy, sex, and violence transpires simultaneously in human and nonhuman worlds. Beastly males, instinctively attracted to a femme fatale, fight to win her, but most are doomed to fail. The story of sexual selection is presented across species, re-mapping the savannah to the urban jungle. Primatologist, Deborah Forster, who explains their behavior in voiceover, shot the raw field footage of olive baboons in Kenya.” – Rachel Mayeri

FILTHY FOOD T. Arthur Cottam Narrative Video 5:10 2006

Eat it. Lick it. Suck it. Swallow it. Relax.

“A woman performs oral sex on food.” – T. Arthur Cottam

JULIE FAB & HEATHER MARIE – PUSS IN BOOTS Julie Fabulous & Heather Marie Music Video 3:00 2007 World Premiere

“I’ve been waiting for you so I can sow my seeds of perversion to every man, woman, and hermaphrodite in the USA! Are you ready? FOR ROTISSERIE CHICKEN FETISH!!!!!!!” – Julie Fabulous

A SHORT COLLECTION OF HILARY FLAMINGO’S DREAM VOCATIONS Harriet Fleuriot

Narrative Video 5:45 2007 World Premiere (United Kingdom)

A delicious selection of cake-fuelled fantasies. Hilary Flamingo’s apathetic mood is unexpectedly illuminated by the spontaneous arrival of a shining plate of little cakes that wriggle and entice her to eat them. As she munches her way through each cake, she discovers herself working in extraordinary alternative jobs that appear to be the thrilling and enchanting lives she desires.

DINNER TABLE Song E. Kim

Animation Video 2:51 2006

An ordinary taco dinner leads a couple on a brief journey through the many ways to thoroughly ignore one’s date while seemingly paying attention.

THE RELUCTANT NARRATOR David Poolman Experimental Video 10:56 2007 (Canada) World Premiere

“When Donald Rumsfeld briefed his press secretary on how to deal with the media he said, ‘begin with an illogical premise and proceed perfectly logically to an illogical conclusion. Then he said, ‘[the media] do it all the time.’ The world we are creating is a world in which the viewer is forced to suspend his or her disbelief, and at the same time asked to critique the ambiguity of the narrative presented.” – David Poolman

AN INTRODUCTION TO LUCID DREAM EXPLORATION John Grigsby Animation Video 3:52 2006

Chicago Premiere

Painstakingly created by hand, frame-by-frame, on an Etch-a-Sketch, this animation is a trip through the depths of the ;ucid subconscious in search of self-realization. Based on an actual dream in which John Grigsby realized he was in the evil part of his mind, and decided he wants to find out who was in charge and destroy them.

JOANNA NEWSOM – PEACH, PLUM, PEAR Kurtis Hough Music Video 3:41 2006

World Premiere

“A story of Warner’s fashionable rust-proof corsets guaranteed not to rust, break or tear.” – Kurtis Hough

ALONE: WITHOUT A FRIEND IN THE WORLD Jerzy Rose and Julia Zinn

Narrative Video 11:24 2007 World Premiere

Can ectoplasmic excretions really give meaning to one’s lonely existence? A lonesome young woman tries to find out in this homage to Z-grade black and white horror films.

MANUELLE LABOR Marie Losier & Guy Maddin

Experimental Video 13:00 2007 Chicago Premiere

“It’s a little collaboration I did with Guy Maddin. We’ve known each other for a while now, and I’ve always made film portraits of different artists. So I asked Guy if I could film him, and he said: “No! I hate my face and I hate my voice.” So I said: “OK, well, film your hands or your feet, and I’ll do something with it.” So he actually shot his hands on Super 8 film, and a year later he sent me the reel… I shot a film around them where I’m getting sick and pregnant and I’m giving birth to a pair of hands. And they’re his hands.” – Marie Losier (from an interview with S.T. VanAirsdale, thereeler.com)