Film Festival

Migrating Forms

 
 
Dec 10—Dec 18, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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"Among the highest revelation-per-event ratios of any festival in New York."
—Film Comment

"The reason you attend a festival like Migrating Forms is to break preconceptions about what film is and can be."
—Frieze

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. 


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Songs from the North
 

This intimate look at daily life in North Korea examines the country’s culture and ideology.

Wed, Dec 10, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Artist Spotlight: Rachel Rose
 

A showcase of the video artist’s explorations of contemporary media and mortality.

Thu, Dec 11, 2014
 
 
Film
Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
 

Camera crews are left to their own devices in William Greaves’ counterculture classic.

Thu, Dec 11, 2014
 
 
Film
Shorts Program: Delighted to Serve
 

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

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

Guggenheim fellow Stanya Kahn’s new video takes an absurdist look at a health emergency.

Fri, Dec 12, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Here's to the Future! + Under a Changing Sky
 

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

Sat, Dec 13, 2014
 
 
Film
Freshbuzz (www.subway.com)
 

Cory Arcangel’s epic new video captures a hypnotic hourlong surf on subway.com.

Sat, Dec 13, 2014
North American premiere
 
 
Film
The Irish Tapes
 

This early work of video documentary chronicles ethno-nationalist conflict in Ireland.

Sun, Dec 14, 2014
 
 
Film
Field Visits for Chelsea Manning
 

Lance Wakeling’s travelogue maps the places the former Army intelligence analyst was detained.

Sun, Dec 14, 2014
World Premiere
 
 
Film
Alive
 

A laborer struggles to provide for his family at the margins of Korean society.

Sun, Dec 14, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Still a Brother
 

William Greaves' powerful portrait of the revolution transforming black consciousness.

Mon, Dec 15, 2014
 
 
Film
The Fight
 

William Greaves captures Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier's legendary fight in 1971.

Mon, Dec 15, 2014
 
 
Film
Shorts Program: Life and People
 

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

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

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

Tue, Dec 16, 2014
 
 
Film
Four by Rolf Forsberg
 

These rarely seen shorts by the Swedish-American auteur reveal a daring, idiosyncratic vision.

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

This documentary explores the traces of power and ideology in modernist architecture.

Wed, Dec 17, 2014
NY Premiere
 
 
Film
Shorts Program: The Floating Chain
 

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

Thu, Dec 18, 2014
 
 
Film
The Midnight After
 

The lives of 16 minibus passengers collide in Fruit Chan’s delirious new genre bender.

Thu, Dec 18, 2014
NY Premiere