Archive for June 11th, 2011

CUT + RUN and FLEX FEST

Irma by Charles Fairbanks

Saturday // June 18th // 8:30 pm (on time!) // LaborBerlin is honored to host two traveling film programs: Cut + Run from California, and FLEX FEST from Florida, USA. The two short film programs comprise works on Super 8, 16mm film, and on video. Cut + Run curators Mallary Abel and Brenda Contreras, Flex founder and filmmaker Roger Beebe, and LaborBerlin member and filmmaker Philip Widmann will be at the show in person to present their works. The screening takes place at Panke at Gerichtstrasse 23, in Wedding. Doors open at 8, show starts at 8:30!

Cut + Run presents: The Autonomy of Place
Gathering by Robert Todd
How to Draw Clouds by Salise Hughes
SAVE by Roger Beebe
Irma by Charles Fairbanks
5 Lessons and 9 Questions about Chinatown by Shelly Silver
Cusps by Sara Zia Ebrahimi
Passeggiata by Rick Bahto

Best of FLEX (vol. 2)
2005 Census by Bryan Boyce
Varfix by Kotaro Tanaka
Head Garden by Lilli Carré
Beaver Skull Magick by Steve Reinke
Collide-o-scope by Naren Wilks
Tokyo-Ebisu by Tomonari Nishikawa
Destination Finale by Philip Widmann
Light from the Mesa by Paul Clipson

S A V E by Roger Beebe

Traveling film festival, Cut + Run, hits the road again for their 3rd annual tour of experimental short films. This year C+R presents the work of American filmmakers from throughout the country each exploring the fringes of the Autonomy of Place. Each film uniquely investigates the capacities in which we recognize the politics and philosophies of the forgotten, overlooked, and sometimes untold landscapes of our time and place.

Cut and Run began in early 2009 in San Francisco as a single screening event at Artists Television Access. It has since evolved into an annual traveling film festival, nationally and now internationally, featuring experimental and avant-garde cinema, both contemporary and past works. C + R celebrates works that deviate from mainstream and traditional cinema and opt towards authentic, brave, challenging, stylized, alternative and imagined subjects.

Light from the Mesa by Paul Clipson

FLEX: the Florida Experimental Film and Video Festival presents a program of highlights from their 2011 biennial competitive festival. FLEX is interested in an expansive notion of experimental media. “Work may draw on documentary, animation, avant-garde, underground, or other traditions—or no traditions at all.“ As such the programming comprises a variety of mediums from 16mm direct animation to found video and from laconic place studies to experimental love poems.

Since its start in 2004, Flexfest has become one of the most important festivals for experimental media in USA, challenging us to rethink what ‘experimental’ means. Roger Beebe, who is the artistic director of Flexfest, and who is currently teaching a 5 week workshop at LaborBerlin, will present the program.

Tokyo-Ebisu by Tomonari Nishikawa


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