SELECTION #1218:15h / ACUD Studio
A HORSE WITH NO NAME (74')
Forget about passwords, roll calls and other invocations of identity. An assorted set of inventive and elusive biographical records circling around the hole called “the subject” and searching for an escape. Sometimes memories from past generations are heavy as steel, and other times a ‘stranger danger’ may open the way to unexpected trails. Unsung punk rock marvels, art collectors, fallen Broadway stars: everybody in their own way trying not to exist. (T. I.)
Tente não existir
10', 2018, Brazil, German première
Amanda would rather not be in pictures due to facial recognition mechanisms. Amanda writes for a women's representation website. Amanda has 7 e-mails with names different from her own. Amanda works as an internet ads assistant. Amanda secretly questions herself about the politically empowering properties of visibility. Good morning, Amanda.
20', 2017, China/USA, European première
UUFO consists of 6 short chapters/stories. Each chapter describes a memory. The film deals with conflicting interpretations of China from the 1960s onwards, contrasting past generations’ stories with my own generation’s interpretations. UUFO stands for Universal Unidentified Flying Object.
3' 30'', 2018, Canada, European première
Being natural born pattern seekers, we are forever looking for this clue or that clue to help explain what otherwise might appear unfathomable. Fundamentally Catalyst represents a type of diary without dates, of memories reconstructed to formulate my story. A story that takes place in time and space, shaped by the earth and sky.
Onward Lossless Follows
17', 2017, USA
A password-protected love affair, a little vapor on Venus, and a horse with no name ride out in search of a better world. Against the mounting darkness, a willing abduction offers a stab at tomorrow.
8' 20'', 2018, USA, German première
Deep in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota (better known to some as “the heart of everything that is”), Black Hillsmilk chronicles one night in the life, memory, and futures past of J. Waylon Porcupine, founding member and frontman of the lo-fi wonders "the reddmen."
In a Free Sound Field
10'40'', 2017, USA, German première
In a home filled with rare art objects from around the world, a disjunctured set of tales unravel about the travels of collector Don Boros. Dislocating fact, from fiction and time from place, the tales are intermixed with the notable text “Sensations of Tone” by 19th century physicist Hermann von Helmholtz. In a Free Sound Field is the third in a trilogy of films exploring sound
Zombie, Pt. 1
4', 2017, Canada, Berlin première
"He wrote that Leonard and Robert La Tourneaux actually had a relationship... I didn't know that." A super 8mm film about hustling. Words by Will Brown; for Will Brown.