Thursday, April 22, 2004

Motion Studies

Sundance Kabuki Cinemas

Co-Presented with the San Francisco International Film Festival

This international selection of experimental shorts features manipulations of appropriated footage, creations of alternate parallel worlds and meditations on the meaning of family. Films include It’s Not My Memory of It: Three Recollected Documents (Julia Meltzer & David Thorne) An investigation of secrecy, memory and classified documents; Papillon d’amour (Nicolas Provost), a mesmerizing manipulation of Rashomon; imAgo (Nikos Veliotis) which questions television’s role as a creator of idealized images; You Define Single File (Random Touch), a cryptic symbol-laden message from space; The Greater Vehicle (Robert Fox) An ode to group salvation through public transport; Martin (Bill Basquin), a formal study and a sociological vignette; Not Too Much Remember (Tony Gault), exploring the power of storytelling; Papa Blue (Charlene Shih), the story about a father and daughter’s journeys through depression; and The Happy Three Family (Karen Vanderborght) a surreal spin on the biblical tale of The Three Wise Men. (Maïa Cybelle Carpenter)