Thursday, September 1, 2016

FALL 2016

This fall we will continue our series of solo screenings featuring the work of local northwest filmmakers.

All programs are at Grand Illusion Cinema and begin at 7:00 pm.
$5.00 Grand Illusion Members/  $9.00 General Admission/ $6.00 Students (with valid ID) Seniors (65+)


September 27th

solid objects: Films by Brian Short
Local filmmaker Brian Short will screen a collection of his experimental films, a study in time distortion and visual diffractions from locations ranging from Iceland, Berlin, Utah, and his home on Whidbey Island. His films have screened at New York Film Festival's Views from the Avant-Garde, and his feature All My Love won best film at NWFF's Local Sightings 2007. He will screen the center section from All My Love titled Hermaphrodesiac, as well as a series of shorter works.


 October 11th

Juxtaposed Aesthetix: Films by Ben Popp
Beginning with the basics of the frame and the photographic principles allowing for multiple images to exist upon a singular plane,  Portland filmmaker Ben Popp has set a course of exploration through the many realms of cinematic possibilities. Working mostly with 16mm film, the films presented will race between the different forms of construction by which Ben has chosen to tell a particular tale and sometimes that tale is one of the medium itself.  Ben was was a member of the Portland experimental group Grand Detour, co-founder of the experimental film festival EFF Portland, and currently Filmmaker Services Manager for Northwest Film Center. His films have travel the world including a retrospective at 2014 MUMIA International Festival of Underground Animation in Brazil. The films will span the last ten years.  



 November 1st

Erasures and Spaces: Films by Salise Hughes
Seattle filmmaker and EXcinema founder Salise Hughes will screen a collection of her digitally erased revisionist short films based on hollywood genres and other found and repurposed footage from popular culture. Her films have screened continually at SIFF’s Alt-Shorts program, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and won awards at Ann Arbor Film Festival, and Documentary and Short Film Festival Belgrade.
 






Thursday, June 2, 2016

EXPERIMENTAL SUMMER


Convergence and Cacophony: experimental documents from Dustin Zemel
On June 28th we will present Convergence and Cacophony: experimental documents from Dustin Zemel. Dustin Zemel is an award-winning video artist and scholar. His works and curated programs have screened at Experiments in Cinema (Albuquerque), Horse Hospital (London), PDX Film Fest (Portland), ACRE TV (Chicago) and more. He is the founder and former director of Grand Detour, a microcinema, curatorial group, and educational hub for experimental filmmakers and new media artists in Portland, OR. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Louisiana State University as an EDA scholar studying experimental and documentary media.

June 28th
Grand Illusion Cinema
7:00pm

Eric Ostrowski
Seattle's Eric Ostrowski presents a multi-projector performance comprised of 16 mm film loops, video feedback, violin and manipulation of optical soundtracks! Ostrowski will also screen his hallucinatory Avenue of the Dead, a hand-painted barrage offering “subconscious meltdown” amidst “the ruins of Teotihuacán.” Several new films will also be on the program.


July 19th
Grand Illusion Cinema
7:00pm  



 

Friday, February 12, 2016

GROUP SHOW

Our annual survey of Seattle based experimental cinema. This program includes Caryn Cline: The More You Do It, Linda Fenstermaker: Abandoned Generations, Georg Koszulinski: Frontier Journals 02: In the Land of Ancient Light Machines, and Frontier Journals 03: Aztec Baldwin Collage, Eric Ostrowski: Spaceships and Timemachines, Jon Behrens: Desert Abstractions, Salise Hughes: The Tourist, Rob Zverina: excerpts from RobZtv,  and more….

7:00pm, February 23rd at Grand Illusion Cinema

Still from Georg Koszulinski's Frontier Journals 02: In the Land of Ancient Light Machines

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Spaces Between Cities

A world premiere presentation. EXcinema commissioned twenty films by international experimental filmmakers spread across four continents to create one feature length road film. The Spaces Between Cities is a collaboration made in the form of an exquisite corpse. Each film connects randomly to the next by way of a series of prompts creating a continuous road trip, or journey that will connect these different parts of the world.

Filmmakers: Amy Bassin, Mark Blickley, Stephen Broomer , Charles Chadwick, Pip Chodorov, Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos, Pablo Molina Guerrero, Salise Hughes, Douglas Katelus, Anna Kipervaser, Kate Lain, Insa Langhorst, Jesse Malmed, Milan Milosavlijevic, Reed O'Beirne, Arto Polus, Ben Popp, Blanca Rego, Margaret Rorison, Dustin Zemel, Robert Zverina


December 8th, 7:00pm
Grand Illusion Cinema

Dustin Zemel, Shooting Locations: Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Bellingham, Dash Point, & Olympic National Park, Washington; Seaside, Oregon; Montreal, Quebec; Boulder, Colorado; Washington DC; Durham, North Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina and the spaces between.


Amy Bassin and Mark Blickley, Shooting Location: New York

Arto Polus, Shooting Location: (defunct) Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

Anna Kipervaser, Shooting Locations: Colombia; Colorado; New York; North Carolina

Blanca Rego, Shooting Location: Barcelona, Spain

Douglas Katelus, Shooting Locations: San Francisco & Port Costa, California

Insa Langhorst, Shooting Locations: Brandenburg and Berlin, Germany

Jesse Malmed, Shooting Location: Chicago

Kate Lain, Shooting Locations: the nine cities that Huntington Drive passes through over the course of its 16-mile length (there are no spaces between these cities)—Los Angeles, Alhambra, South Pasadena, San Marino, San Gabriel, Arcadia, Monrovia, Duarte, Irwindale

Konstantinos-Antonios Goutos, Shooting Location: Marburg, Germany

Milan Milosavlijevic, Shooting Location: Ruma, Serbia

Margaret Rorison, Baltimore County, Maryland

Pablo Molina Guerrero, Shooting Location: Colliguary, Chile

Pip Chodorov, Shooting Location: Seoul, Korea

Ben Popp, Shooting Location: Portland, Oregon

Reed O'Beirne, Shooting Locations: Washington State, Oaxaca Mexico, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada.

Robert Zverina, Shooting Location: Seattle

Salise Hughes, Shooting Location: Cascade Mountains, Washington State

Charles Chadwick, Shootlng Locations: Porta Costa- San Jose- Colma, New Almaden, California

Stephen Broomer, Shooting Location: Toronto, Canada



















Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Aboriginal Archive: Representations of Native Americans in film 1965-1985.


A program of documentary, animation, and educational films spanning three decades that portray the past, present, and future of Aboriginal Peoples around the world. These films, all produced by U.S. production companies primarily for the educational market, begin to reflect the shifting attitudes among Americans regarding the history of colonization in the Americas. As the Vietnam War was raging in Southeast Asia, many Americans were beginning to question their own past as colonizers, and these films reflect a shifting attitude towards indigenous peoples not only in the United States, but around the world. And while these films represent a shift in the dominant portrayals of Native Americans in film, in some ways they're also unable to shake their own colonizing methodologies. Collectively, these films reflect as much about American ideologies as they do Aboriginal Peoples, making them curious cultural artifacts of their time. Curated by Seattle University Assistant Professor of Film Studies Georg Kozulinski who will present the program.

November 17th, 7:00 pm at Piggot Auditorium, Seattle University, *Free*






Thursday, September 3, 2015

THE END OF THE WORLD


On October 6th, we welcome members of Iris Film Collective from Vancouver BC.
Iris Film Collective premieres nine new 16mm commissioned films, single channel and performance-based, entirely created and screened on hand-processed black and white 16mm film.
Presented with the task of making a film about the End of the World using a limited supply of black and white print stock: the sea level rises, the magnetic poles switch, we face the mortality of ourselves and those we love, and question ideas of identity, representation and time itself. This diverse program confronts both the limits of our technical capacity as creators and the collective imagination.

October 6th, 2015
Grand Illusion Cinema
7:00 pm



Saturday, August 15, 2015

Basement Media Festival

EXcinema presents Basement Media Festival, September 1st, 7:00 pm, Grand Illusion Cinema.

The BASEMENT MEDIA FESTIVAL is an annual traveling screening event, showcasing contemporary low-fidelity moving image works. Founded in response to hi-res commercial media and corporate-sponsored film fests, Basement is a celebration of the mediated experience as an aesthetic experience. We’ll be presenting a mix’d program of celluloid and .movs this year, so def drag yrself over for a wide array of glitch’d fuzzy, faded, and scratch’d. B there & B square.

Nick Tamburo, co-programer in attendance.

Program:

Yates – The Bags, Probably 1971 – 5 mins

Jarrett Hayman – Me, Dancing – 2 mins

John Wilson – How To Remain Single – 17 mins

Amelia Johannes – Family Crockery (Whiteness) – 2 mins

Eric Stewart – Wake – 8 mins

Paul Turano – Toward the Flame – 5 mins

Jared Hutchinson – The Infinity Scroll, pt. II – 3 mins

Hannah Piper Burns – Outer Darkness – 11 mins

Henning Frederik Malz – Rest in Me – 6 mins

Felipe Steinberg – Tudo Referente a Frio: Rua César Bierrenbach, 181, Campinas – 15 mins