MadCat is back on tour in the East Coast. Coming up April 20 at University of Rhode Island. Plus two more in NYC.
Ariella Ben-Dov of the MadCat Film Festival will present
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER at University of Rhode Island at 4pm on April 20
For more info email Jean Walton at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER curated by Ariella Ben-Dov
Using animation, documentary and experimental filmmaking this series reveals how these artists question their governments and challenge their actions.
Which Way Claudia Herbst
2001 5min Color BetaSP Germany
Through relentless yet enticing drum beats combined with rapid fire editing of animation, still photographs and live-action sequences, Herbst reveals a national tragedy through her very personal story in Which Way.
Good Morning, Night Kiyoko Segawa
2004 3min Color MiniDV Japan/US A surreal animation about a family that tries to ignore impending warŠ
Travis Kelly Reichardt
2004 11:46min Color BetaSP US
Reichardt appropriates and illustrates an NPR radio interview with the Portland mother whose son Travis was killed clearing mines in Iraq just after President Bush declared the end to major combat. Through intricate sound editing the full story of this loss is revealed with chilling clarity.
Call to the Dark Side Barbara Klutinis
2003 2:30min Color MiniDV US
With an eerie sound track and footage of a boy about to jump off an unidentified ledge, Klutinis creates anticipation and fear of an unknown horror ahead.
It¹s Not My Memory of It Julia Meltzer & David Thorne
2004 25min Color BetaSP US
It¹s Not My Memory of It is about secrecy, memory and documents. In this riveting video a former CIA source reveals how the agency constructed his false identity. Actual US military footage shows a burial at sea and
shredded classified documents are animated and reconstructed to reveal a complex story of cover-ups, the complexity of defining the “truth” and the difference between “real” and “protocol” secrets. Mobilizing specific
historical records as images that flash up in moments of danger, this piece addresses the intensification of secrecy practices in the current climate of heightened security.
The Thief of Bagdad Diane Nerwen
2003 5min Color MiniDV US
Oil, flying horses and tales of liberation swirl 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 draws on imagery and dialogue from classic Orientalist cinema to depict a clash of civilizations, Hollywood style.
Cross Examination Lori Hiris
1994 12min B/W 16mm US
Using the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill broadcast as its soundscape, Cross Examination is a chilling reflection on politics, race, power dynamics and gender relations in America.
The Invisible Hand Lori Hiris
2003 12min Color/B/W 16mm US
The Invisible Hand is a hand-drawn history of corporate corruption from Enron, to Halliburton to Marthagate. Hiris uses her stunning craft to reveal new connections between some of the worlds¹ most powerful conglomerations.
for more info go to: http://www.madcatfilmfestival.org
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
MadCat seeks provocative and visionary films and videos directed or
co-directed by women. Films can be of any length or genre and produced ANY
year. MadCat is committed to showcasing work that challenges the use of
sound and image and explores notions of visual story telling. All
subjects/topics will be considered. Submission Fee: $10-30 sliding scale.
Pay what you can afford. For an entry form and more details go to
www.madcatfilmfestival.org or call 415 436-9523. Preview Formats: VHS or
DVD. Exhibition Formats: 35mm, 16mm, Super8, Beta SP, Mini DV, VHS. All
entries must include a self addressed stamped envelope for return of
materials. Deadline: May 13, 2005.
MadCat Women’s International Film Festival
639 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 USA
Phone: 415 436-9523
Fax: 415 934-0642