CUFF

BARS + TONE Les Stuck

Experimental Video 5:43

Video calibration color bars and a test tone are transfigured into an object of natural beauty.” –Les Stuck

PAUL AND THE BADGER – EPISODE 2 Paul Tarrago

Short Video 9:30 2006 Midwest Premiere (United Kingdom)

The Badger and the Squirrel relay the world through a lens. Equal parts moral instruction and narrative play, mediated through the forced fit of an experimental filmmaker as children’s entertainer. Paul Tarrago’s humorous films combine experimental filmmaking with a comedic sensibility.

BABA BOOM BOOM Usama Alshaibi

Documentary Video 6:09 2007 World Premiere (Iraq)

“This is my Dad and me hanging out in my living room playing traditional Iraqi music. Shot in Baghdad and Chicago.” – Usama Alshaibi

CELEBRATION – NEW SKIN Bump Stadelman

Music Video 2:49 2006 Chicago Premiere

“Psychedelic multi-layered video. Heavily influenced by 60’s, 70’s analog music videos I grew up watching. Shot, cut and manipulated by myself in 2006.” – Bump

I AM DANCIN WHERE YOU CAN SEE ME Iain Bonner Experimental Video 4:12 2006 (Australia)

“Color, imagination and inflatable sky dancers come together to tell a narrative of hope, pain, anguish, and the unknown, along with the intense joy of being lost in your own dance

Dancin to what we want Dancin when no one watches Dancin and hurting

Dancin and taking chances” –Iain Bonner

IV.6 Mike Winkelman

Animation Video 3:38 2006 Chicago Premiere

“An animated music video where each instrument and each note is animated so that there is a one-to-one mapping between the audio and video.” –Mike Winkelman

CASUALTIES OF WAR Alejandro Torres

Documentary Video 10:56 2007 World Premiere

“Michael Xavier Steinberg could have lived the life of a rock star, yet his military training and the impact of years spent in war would ultimately get the best of him: committing murder and serving 21 years in prison.” – Alejandro Torres

WE’RE GOING TO THE ZOO John Safdie

Short Video 14:42 2006 Chicago Premiere

The interaction of a young woman and her 10-year-old brother with an endearingly goofy hitchhiker (played by Safdie) as the three drive to the zoo.

I’M KEITH HERNANDEZ Robert Perri

Documentary Video 19:00 2006 Chicago Premiere

“Part baseball documentary, part anti-drug film, part sociopolitical satire, I’m Keith Hernandez utilizes a version of Hernandez life as a vehicle to discuss how male identity is shaped by television, film, sports, advertising, and pornography. As part of this discourse, the physical attribute of the mustache as a symbol of male virility is explored. Other topics include the Iran-Contra Affair and the resulting ;Crack Explosion,’ celebrity-obsessed culture, and the subtleties of children’s television programming”. –Robert Perri