Sunday, April 24, 2005

Count Down

Nine Experimental Shorts

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

Presented in Association with Pacific Film Archive and San Francisco International Film Festival

The need to speak about horrific events, to witness the beauty of the everyday, and to ponder the inexplicable are variously explored in these pieces. The power of revelation-through testimony and confession, or by the camera-make the possibility of transformation imaginable. Yet, the potential of an imminent breakdown colors the works. Dos Hermanos by Juan Manuel EchavarrÌa; Tabula Rasa by Vincent Grenier; Harmony by Jim Trainor; Chapel of the Bells Wedding Chapel Exposure: To have and to hold by Lynn Marie Kirby; Let Me Count the Ways: Minus 10, Minus 9, Minus 8 by Leslie Thornton; Trace Elements by Gunvor Nelson; Come to See ‘Ya by Eric Saks; Shape Shift by Scott Stark; and Play by Matthias Müller and Christoph Girardet. (Kathy Geritz and Irina Leimbacher)