First Sight Scene

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OPENING, 2007 Still From A 16mm Color Film 25 Min.
Five More Minutes Still 17 Min. © 2007
OPENING, 2007 Still From A 16mm Color Film 25 Min.
First Sight Scene
Curated by: Jaimie Baron, Adam Hyman

6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
January 27th, 2008 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

film, video, experimental/performance, theater, 16mm, hd, eqyptian
$9 general, $6 students/seniors

In the Steven Spielberg Theater inside of The Egyptian at Hollywood and Las Palmas

1)    OPENING (Madison Brookshire, 2007, 16mm, 25 min)

Using everyday images of overlooked spaces, OPENING reveals the city in the landscape and the landscape in the city.

Three musicians playing very clear, very quiet, very long tones accompany OPENING. The score transforms the film, infinitely repeatable, into an indeterminate work, different from one performance to the next.

"This aptly titled work is a quiet but grand record of the contemporary American landscape." - Andy Ditzler

2)    Carrizoprime (Christina McPhee, 2006, HD video, 13 min)

“Polymorphous laters explore seismic distortion between waking and sleeping. Traveling along the San Andreas Fault, traces of events in the landscape appear without the possibility for their prediction, only for their probabilities. Remnants charted. Fault activities backdrop ruined homesteads, abandoned schemes in California Valley on the Carrizo Plain. The images are accompanied by the sound of P-waves from the 2004 Parkfield Quake. Shot on location at the San Andreas Fault, Soda Lake, and Wallace Creek, in the Carrizo Plain National Monument, California, 2002-2006.” (Catherine McPhee)

3)    Stare Gently (Erik Deutschman, Super8, 2.5 min)

4)    Fountain of Youth (John Cannizzaro, Super8, 13 min).

“The last home movie. Shot in the now discontinued Kodachrome 40 Super8 film stock. A cine-poem to time, childhood and the color of memory.” (John Cannizzaro)

5)    The Old Noise (Gwenaelle Gobe, 35 mm, 4 min)
“The Old Noise tells the story of Stephanie, a two-headed girl who wakes up panicked, realizing she has given birth to four babies, four chairs, and a table. This experimental animation, using sihouette cutout techniques, explores the emotion of fear when confronted with the unexpected and the unusual.” (Gwenaelle Gobe)

6)    df/dx (Thomas Helman, HD, Dolby Digital, 2007, 6:16 min)

“An overexposed spiraling descent of false-awakenings into the recurrent nightmare of alienation and the subsequent clockwork manufacture of an insatiable desire for unity – df/dx is an abject refultation of the closure of any form.” (Thomas Helman)

7)    Five More Minutes (Dena DeCola and Karin E. Wandner, 17:23 min)

“Five More Minutes is an exploration of grief.  Two women spend an afternoon recreating lost time.  What begins as play-acting breaks open into a world where the tenderness and sorrow of having to say goodbye exist untempered.” (Dena DeCola and Karin E. Wandener)

“Five More Minutes has a perfect pleasurable tension that sustains and builds throughout. There are complex layers of interest – the subtle profound relationship between mother and daughter, friends and performers, reality breaking through artifice, artifice through reality. It is haunting and grows in the mind.” (Larry Gottheim)

“We live in such a buttoned-up, fearful, cautious culture. Five More Minutes is an attempt to open us up. And it’s not afraid to take chances to do it. It’s not afraid to be emotional.” ((Ray Carney)

“I only want to see movies by people who are desperately trying to figure out how to live, Five More Minutes is one of those movies. Dena DeCola and Karin E. Wandner obviously risked a lot to make themselves this vulnerable, and they did it because they had to.” (Miranda July)

Total Running Time: 75 minutes