Film Festival

Migrating Forms

 
 
Dec 10—Dec 18, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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Bringing together moving image work from a wide range of venues—from film festivals and biennials to museums and microcinemas—the sixth annual Migrating Forms bridges the gap between the film and art worlds by presenting a diverse collection of programs in the common context of the cinema.

The 2014 program features new work and retrospective screenings by artists representing a broad spectrum of contemporary film and video practices. 


 
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Songs from the North
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
 
Songs from the North
Wed, Dec 10, 2014
NY Premiere
 

This intimate look at daily life in North Korea combines images from the director’s travels with scenes from popular films and state-sponsored spectaculars.

+ Q&A with Soon-Mi Yoo
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Artist Spotlight: Rachel Rose
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
 
Artist Spotlight: Rachel Rose
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
 

Rachel Rose’s canny, appropriative montages take the metrics of mortality as their principal subject.

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Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
 
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
Thu, Dec 11, 2014
 

Camera crews are left to their own devices in William Greaves’ landmark documentary hybrid.

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Shorts Program: Delighted to Serve
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
 
Shorts Program: Delighted to Serve
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
 

New work by artists Gabriel Abrantes, Sarah Abu Abdallah, Joey L. DeFrancesco, and William E. Jones.

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Don't Go Back to Sleep
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
 
Don't Go Back to Sleep
Fri, Dec 12, 2014
NY Premiere
 

Guggenheim fellow Stanya Kahn’s new video takes an absurdist look at tragedy against a backdrop of nondescript suburban luxury, set to original sound compositions by Kahn and Keith Wood.

+ Q&A with Stanya Kahn
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Here's to the Future!
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
 
Here's to the Future!
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
World Premiere
 

This blend of fiction, documentary, and experimental modes chronicles a restaging of a Michael Curtiz film.

+ Q&A with Gina Telaroli
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Freshbuzz (www.subway.com)
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
 
Freshbuzz (www.subway.com)
Sat, Dec 13, 2014
North American premiere
 

Cory Arcangel’s epic new video captures a hypnotic hourlong surf through subway.com and its associated social media accounts, including Jared’s Journey, testimony from former Olympians, and more.

+ Q&A with Cory Arcangel
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The Irish Tapes
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
 
The Irish Tapes
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
 

This groundbreaking work of video documentary offers a vérité portrait of ethno-nationalist conflict in Northern Ireland.

+ Intro by Rebecca Cleman of EAI and Lars Reilly
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Field Visits for Chelsea Manning
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
 
Field Visits for Chelsea Manning
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
World Premiere
 

Artist Lance Wakeling’s first-person travelogue maps the places the former Army intelligence analyst was held.

+ Q&A with Lance Wakeling
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Alive
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
 
Alive
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
NY Premiere
 

Park Jung-bum (The Journals of Musan) directs and stars in this harrowing portrait of life on the margins of Korean society.

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Still a Brother
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
 
Still a Brother
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
 

William Greaves' powerful portrait of the mental revolution transforming the consciousness of black people of all classes. 

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The Fight
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
 
The Fight
Mon, Dec 15, 2014
 

In this groundbreaking boxing film, William Greaves captures Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier's legendary fight in 1971 at Madison Square Garden.

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Shorts Program: Life and People
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
 
Shorts Program: Life and People
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
 

New work by artists Jon Rafman, Barry Doupé, and Jeremy Shaw.

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Shorts Program: The Island is Enchanted with You
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
 
Shorts Program: The Island is Enchanted with You
Tue, Dec 16, 2014
 

New work by artists Allora & Calzadilla, Mario Pfeifer, and Alexander Carver & Daniel Schmidt.

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Four by Rolf Forsberg
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
 
Four by Rolf Forsberg
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
 

These rarely seen shorts showcase the Swedish-American auteur’s daring vision and his range of influences, from Fellini and Bergman to scientific macro-photography.

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The Airstrip—Decampment of Modernism, Part III
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
 
The Airstrip—Decampment of Modernism, Part III
Wed, Dec 17, 2014
NY Premiere
 

Filmmaker Heinz Emigholz makes a pilgrimage to modernist monuments and their antecedents in this meditation on the history of war, ideology, and national identity.

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Shorts Program: The Floating Chain
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
 
Shorts Program: The Floating Chain
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
 

New work by artists Jonah Freeman & Jason Lowe and Jacob Ciocci.

+ Intro by Jonah Freeman and Jacob Ciocci
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The Midnight After
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
 
The Midnight After
Thu, Dec 18, 2014
NY Premiere
 

Paranoia abounds in Fruit Chan’s latest, a delirious genre bender that finds 16 minibus passengers alone in an eerily empty Hong Kong after a late night ride home.

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