(curated by Mike Stoltz)
Wednesday the 30th of May at 9:30pm
at the Cable Car Cinema (204 South Main Street, Providence, RI)
FILMMAKERS ARLEY-ROSE TORSONE AND MATT CARROLL IN PERSON!
Time…it never stops yet always seems to be running out. Days get longer but appear to slip away quickly. With the subject of precious TIME in mind, now is an opportunity to get lost in an evening of time-based films and videos that allow us to stretch out our perceptions of when and why so many forces are at work around us. From sped-time travel, Victorian exploits, backwards living, dizzying repetition, time lapse, and even a head on a platter this will be a program that’s sure to have us all running in circles around the clock!
FEATURING: Condensed Movie #1 by Kent Lambert (11:00, Video, 2002), Everywhere At Once by Alan Berliner (10:00, 16mm, 1985), New Super 8 Movie by Arley-Rose Torsone (5:00, Super 8, 2007), Go Go Go by Marie Menken (11:30, 16mm, 1964), Time Piece (9:00, 16mm, 1965), Analogies by Peter Rose (1977, 16mm, 14:00), A Servant of His Majesty’s Royal Navy Reads Excerpts From My Secret Life by Matt Carroll (10:00, Video, 2007)
Condensed Movie #1 by Kent Lambert (2002) Video 11:00
“Video hacker Kent Lambert takes apart and reconstructs a terrible time travel movie. Who knows which version has more meaning, but this one sure has the better dialogue.”
Everywhere at Once by Alan Berliner 1985 16mm 10:00
EVERYWHERE AT ONCE is a musical montage, a synchronized symphony composed from an infinity of elements at hand: piano chords and cable cars, cocktail jazz and broken glass, looney tunes and telephones, elephants and xylophones, violins and vultures, orchestras and roller coasters …. A journey in images at the speed of sound.
New Super 8 Movie by Arley-Rose Torsone 2007 super 8 5:00
Providence’s own Arley-Rose makes her celluloid debut with a black and white backward-ly projected new film that’s sure to dazzle and dizzy your eyes.
Go Go Go by Marie Menken 1964 16mm, 11:30
Go Go Go is a tour de force of rapid camera movement and single-frame activity — films of boats taken at the harbor in single frames, from a moving automobile, on the streets of New York, at a body-builders convention, and at other locations. ~ David Lewis, All Movie Guide
Time Piece by Jim Henson (1965) 16mm 9:00
Dislocation in time, time signatures, time as a philosophical concept, and slavery to time are some of the themes touched upon in this nine-minute, experimental film, which was written, directed, and produced by Jim Henson-and starred Jim Henson! Screened for the first time at the Museum of Modern Art in May of 1965, Time Piece enjoyed an eighteen-month run at one Manhattan movie theater and was nominated for an Academy Award for outstanding short subject
Analogies by Peter Rose 1977 16mm 14:00
“When Rose fills the screen with 25 images, the experience is akin to music. An image ripples across the screen as a theme echoes across the different instruments of a full orchestra, each image an arabesque in a Persian rug.” – Noel Carroll, The Soho Weekly News
A Servant of His Majesty’s Royal Navy Reads Excerpts From My Secret Life by Matt Carroll 2007 Video 10:00
“…Matt Carroll reading Victorian pornography in the character of an 1800s British naval officer. Words cannot describe but to say that it was perfect. Not an unaching side or dry eye (or seat) in the house.
Matt was reading selections from- “my secret life” by Anonymous. Originally constituting eleven volumes, this paphian 1800s romp in its first anonymous printing cost the gentleman buyer what would in today’s money be $6000. The book is laconic, glorious, stern, excessive, and single-minded, in the absolute best ways of both Victoriana and pornography.” – Jacob Berendes, Fujichia.com