Sunday, April 30, 2006

Fugitive Prayers: New Experimental Works

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

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

In this year’s annual co-presentation of new experimental work with San Francisco International Film Festival and Pacific Film Archive, nine experimental films and videos pay homage to early cinema and its precursors, witness the ordinary made extraordinary, and mourn tragic events. Using elegantly constructed images –original, archival, or animated– these visions encompass both the concrete and the abstract, the material and the spiritual. Films include Bill Morrison’s How to Pray; Izabella Pruska-Oldenhof’s fugitive l(i)ght; Stacey Steers’ Phantom Canyon; Pawel Wojtasik’s Naked; Olivo Barbieri’s Site Specific_Shanghai 04; Dolissa Medina’s 19: Victoria, Texas; Tomonari Nishikawa’s Market Street; Nancy Andrews’ Haunted Camera; and Jos de Putter’s Passers-By.

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