CUFF

THE ORDOVICANS Lisa Barcy and Jim Trainor

Animation 16mm 5:00 2004

A celebration of life in the Paleozoic Era. Rocks, sediment and the skeletons of prehistoric fish glide, pulse and frolic through an edenic landscape unspoiled by the intrusion of complex organisms.

CHIASMUS Daichi Saito

Experimental 16mm 8:00 2003 Canada

This film rhythmically juxtaposes the contrasted black and white of extreme close-ups of the human body, beautifully cutting these images between geometric shapes and waves. According to Saito himself, the film is “an exploration into the process of perception, the act of seeing and listening” and acts as a “metaphor for the breathing body.”

THE ATRAXIANS Ben Russell and Sabine Gruffat

Experimental 16mm 6:00 2004

“From the south of France, a science fiction film about the end of the Leisure Class and that which came to replace it.” ­ BR

NOT TOO MUCH REMEMBER Tony Gault

Experimental 16mm 11:00 2003

“Maybe it’s the CIA and the LSD they gave ‘Richard,’ or America and its vast imagery screwed into our brains and restructuring our identity.” ­ TG

Tony Gault pulls back the skin to expose the reality of our fictions by stitching together case studies, MK Ultra whisperings and found industrial film footage.

ENCOUNTER IN SPACE Thomas Draschen

Experimental 16mm 7:30 2003 Austria

This found footage film is the story of a heroic explorer lost to lust and an identity crisis. “He has to undertake several adventures, fight his enemies and wrestle the alter egos of his own personality.” – TD A promising, but distracting sexual act is interrupted by eye surgery and the lie of self-revelation. The lie is exposed and our fractured hero returns to the physically rewarding world of sexual adventure.

DIRE MASTERY Bernard Roddy

Short 16mm 9:00 2004

“Come back to psychoanalysis. Tune in to television soap opera. Take up your video camera again. Through continual mutual analysis we will master the forces inside us, remaining forever vigilant against our destructive impulses. By testing ourselves and practicing the art of insight we can become leaders in the new science of creativity.” -BR

MISSED HuiMei Chen

Experimental 16mm 2004

“It has been eight million seven twenty one thousand six hundred fifty nine seconds; seven Fahrenheit vs. nineteen Celsius; eleven thousand miles away. I’m lost, when you are missing.” “A film about the long distance relationship based on modern high technology communication tools.” ­ HC

MONSTERS Gretchen Hogue

Experimental 16mm 9:00 2003

A collage of unsettling reaction shots of Shelly Duvall and Mia Farrow as they contemplate, confront and escape the husbands that have betrayed them. A 2003 CUFF Fund recipient.

ELECTROCUTE YOUR STARS Marie Losier

Experimental 16mm 8:00 2004

A psychedelic portrait of the lives and loves of the master of absurdist rumination, George Kuchar. George riffs on his childhood, his weather journals, Midwest delicacies and making films. Follow him on an artificial, but unpredictable, journey through the tumultuous weather on set, and then hop into the shower with George, Janet Leigh and some old comic books for some soapy laughs. A companion film to Bird, Bath and Beyond; a portrait of George’s twin brother Mike Kuchar.

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