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All Events on April 20, 2018
Celebrate the end of our 31st Festival with a DJ set by Chippy Nonstop.
$10 at door or free with Djamilia stub/Festival Pass
Friday April 20th , 2018 , 12:30am - 2:00am
Closing Night Party Ft. Chippy Nonstop
Fastest Man in the State
Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena Harold
USA, 2017, 16MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO,
Historical reenactments of athletes performing various sports at the University of Virginia are seen as Kent Merritt, one of the first African American scholarship athletes at the university reflects on his experience.
Germany, 2017, 16MM, 4 MIN
Part of a series of portraits about women close to the filmmaker, LISA is a lyrical study of Risa Tamaru, affectionately rendered through close glimpses of her daily life, and filmed in Berlin and Yokohama.
Akosua Adoma Owusu
USA, 2018, SUPER 8 ON DIGITAL VIDEO,
The spirit of Tracy Chambers, the struggling fashion design student played by Diana Ross in the 1975 Motown film Mahogany, is invocated and re-imagined by the Nigerian actress Esosa E.
CANADA, 2017, SUPER 8, 16MM AND
35MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO, 15 MIN
Through a dense process of collage, animation, and graphic techniques, a biography of an architect becomes an expression of the desire of cinema to partake of the art of building and the construction of spaces.
TURKEY, 2017, 16MM ON DIGITAL VIDEO,
Dinçel’s meditation on female labour utilizes close-up textures of skin, grape leaves, earth, and fabric, which are accompanied by a song written on occasion of a wedding.
3 Dreams of Horses
CANADA, 2018, DIGITAL VIDEO, 6 MIN
A triptych in which the figure of the horse becomes a medium for meditation on its various incarnations as symbol, domesticated animal for human domination, and its abstract power as spirit.
GERMANY, 2018, DIGITAL VIDEO, 13 MIN
The hypnotic oscillation of images crescendos into a fusion of figure and field as different temporalities, forms, and forces evoke an affecting, and at times ominous interior space of subconscious experience and transformation.
St. Bathans Repetitions
CANADA/NEW ZEALAND, 2016, SUPER
8MM AND 16MM ON 35MM, 20 MIN
Shot in a saloon and horse stables in the former gold mining town of St. Bathans, New Zealand, the film drifts between representation and graphic abstraction as these cinematic portraits, which are layered in-camera, multiply the solitary figure through temporal diffraction.
Claudrena Harold, Ute Aurand, Rhayne Vermette, Mike Hoolboom, Sylvia Schedelbauer, and Alexandre Larose will be in attendance.
Friday April 20th , 2018 , 6:00pm - 8:00pm
In Search of a Likeness
KYRGYZSTAN/FRANCE, 2018, SUPER 8 ON DIGITAL VIDEO, 84 MIN
Centring Kyrgyz women’s voices, Djamilia traces the influence of Chinghiz Aitmatov’s 1958 novel of the same title, whose protagonist broke societal norms for female conduct, inspiring generations of women to follow their own desires and ambitions. Exquisitely shot on Super 8, the film is composed of portraits of women of all ages in intimate settings—around kitchen tables, in gardens, in parks, and across diverse Kyrgyz landscapes—each reflecting on traumas resulting from the practices of child marriage and bride kidnapping. Despite recent criminalization, these practices remain common, with nearly a third of Kyrgyz girls and women being forced into marriage against their will. The film transports us to a region rarely represented in the media, and shares these women’s experiences of selfhood and identity. Djamilia invites women to reflect on their lives, their roles in society, and their expectations for change.
Aminatou Echard will be in attendance.
Preceeded by Awards Ceremony
Friday April 20th , 2018 , 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Friday April 20th , 2018 , 8:30pm - 9:00pm
Lafawndah is the music project of performer, musician, and filmmaker Yasmine Dubois. Combining rich songwriting and rapturous vocal delivery with an ability to distill and transpose her heritage and identity, the Egyptian-Iranian performer incorporates moods and motifs that are at once intimate and deceptive, sensual and unsettling, into a global pop fantasy. Performing a range of material including songs from her latest EP Tan released on the canonical electronic label Warp, Lafawndah will bring the festival to a close with a riveting performance.
Friday April 20th , 2018 , 11:30pm - 12:30am