CUFF

WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION Lee Lanier

Animation 35mm 1:45 2004

A tongue-in-cheek peek at the dangerous times we live in (& sequel to the 1998 “MILLENIUM BUG”). Words from a “New Millennium Dictionary” are juxtaposed with surreal clips of twitching heads of state & anthropomorphic consumer products. The first short film to feature annoying pop-up ads.

THE THIEF OF BAGDAD Diane Nerwen

Experimental 35mm 4:00 2003

Oil, flying horses, and tales of liberation come together in this Technicolor action-adventure-fantasy, starring Charlton Heston as a swaggering Texan empire-builder in Baghdad and Conrad Veidt as his nemesis. The film uses imagery and dialogue from classic Orientalist cinema to depict a clash of civilizations, Hollywood-style.

STATES OF THE UNION Aaron Valdez

Experimental Video 5:00 1997, 2003

“Two short videos that seek out the essential character of our Presidents from isolated words and gestures during their respective State of the Union addresses.” -AV

AXIS OF EVIL (L’AXE DU MAL) Pascal Lievre

Experimental Video 5:45 2003 Canada

Niagara Falls, a young couple begin to sing of their love for each other, using the same words that President Bush used to declare war on terrorism.

TRAVIS Kelly Reichardt

Experimental Super-8 on Video 12:00 2004

30 SECONDS HATE / SUCKERS! Bryan Boyce

Experimental Video 02:00 2004

In 30 SECONDS HATE, Fox News and Henry Kissinger want to kill you as a tribute to George Orwell’s 100th birthday. SUCKERS! gives a half-minute history of Halliburton in Iraq.

ENERGY COUNTRY Deborah Stratman

Experimental Video 34:00 2004 Chicago

“The frenzied detritus of trading floors, smart weaponry and the religious right are woven through the petrochemical landscapes of Southeast Texas. This short video harangue questions land use policy as it serves oil industry, patriotism as it absolves foreign aggression and fundamentalism as it calcifies thinking.” – DS

NOTES FROM THE DESK OF THE DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY Paul Lloyd Sargent

Experimental Video 34:00 2003 Chicago

“The heightened levels of anxiety in post 9/11 America have given way to a new moment of the uncanny. Occurrences once considered inconsequential mishaps now often take on a monumental status in the U.S., triggering hysteria far beyond the warranted impact of any particular event. Shot between 2002 and 2004 in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River regions of the US and Canada, this video is a series of short segments made in reaction to this phenomenon.” -PS

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