The nine films Ann Arbor is sharing display a range of new experimental, animated, documentary and narrative films including bbrraattss, Velocity, The Blazing World, Cold Open, DER SPAZIERGANG, Lagos Island, Mount Song, Encounters with Your Inner Trotsky Child, and The Great Rabbit.
Sensoria: Experiments in Time-based Media and Performance presents Cut-up Femme Pop, a screening that highlights feminist perspectives of popular culture using cut-up and collaged aesthetics. The program includes an introduction by artist Hannah Piper Burns, in addition to films and videos by Antonia Kuo/Lily Jue Sheng, Yuan Liu, Alex McQuilkin, Jessica Pavone, Pop Culture Pirate, Kelly Spivey, and Heather Warren-Crow.
“Short Film from MARGARET SALMON Filmmaker Margaret Salmon has created filmic portraits that weave together poetry and ethnography. Adapting techniques from various cinematic movements, Salmon’s orchestrations masterfully capture both sound and image to introduce a formal lyricism into the tradition of realist film. Margaret Salmon won the first Max Mara Art Prize for Women in 2006 and currently works between Kent and New York.”
THE ROYAL ROAD Written and Directed by Jenni Olson A cinematic essay set against a contemplative backdrop of 16mm urban California landscapes, THE ROYAL ROAD offers up intimate reflections on nostalgia, the pursuit of unavailable women, butch identity, and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” alongside a primer on Junipero Serra’s Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War. Featuring a voiceover cameo by Tony Kushner. (65min., 2015)
Experience 3 hours and 6 floors of live music; dance and theatre performances; film screenings; art exhibitions; installations; hands-on activities, demos, and more.
A juried showcase of the best short films and videos from the pioneering UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genres.
A special evening showcasing the films and videos completed by the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation and New Genre’s graduating seniors.