Cinema as Duration: Part II

04.10.16

Why a program of films selected specifically for their length? Is it a test to our attention span? Is it boring? Is it meditative? To quote Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, cinema is a matter of "sculpting in time"... So let's think about time—about large chunks of time, small spurts of time, time as material, time as experience, time watching films in public versus in private.

In our second installment of the series—the duration of a crime gone by—we will discuss contemporary Filipino director Lav Diaz's 2013, NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY. In this film a pawnbroker and her daughter are murdered in a a northern provincial village of the Philippines. This crime brings together three stories: Joaquin, a poor villager in debt to the pawnbroker is pinned to the crime; his wife Eliza is left to fend for herself and her children as they spiral deeper into poverty; and Fabian, an upcoming law student, embittered nihilist, and the real perpetrator of the crime, remains at large, entertaining conversations about the nature of the modern world and his disillusionment with his country.

NORTE, THE END OF HISTORY
by Lav Diaz
2013, DVD, 251 min

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RIPE LEEKS: Lucid Dreams

RIPE LEEKS is a quarterly screening series that exclusively showcases recent film and video work by Chicago-based artists.

04.23.16

RIPE LEEKS is a quarterly screening series that exclusively showcases recent film and video work by Chicago-based folks. Programmed by Michael Wawzenek.

Come dream with us as we explore worlds virtual and non, canny and un, conscious and sub. Fog, frogs, fruit, and funky bass lines. Featuring work by Andrew Rosinski, Amanda Vanvolkenburg, Derek Weber, Kaitlin Martin, Kent Lambert, LJ Frezza, and Lilli Carré.

PROGRAM

THE NEUTRAL ZONE
by LJ Frezza
2015, digital video, 5 min

ALL GARDENS ARE HAUNTED
by Kaitlin Martin
2015,digital video, 5 min

AIMA
by Andrew Rosinski
2014, digital video, 6 min

DREAMING
by Derek Weber
2013-15, digital video, 10 min

PURE ENOUGH / RIVER OF FILTH
by Amanda Vanvolkenburg
2014, digital video, 4 min

THE WOMAN ON THE ROCK
by Kaitlin Martin
2015, digital video, 1 min

RECKONING 3
by Kent Lambert
2014, digital video, 11 min

HAND CATCHING BANANA
by Lilli Carré
2015, digital video, 2 min

NEW WORLD ORDER EXAMPLES
by Kaitlin Martin
2015, digital video, 2 min

NOTHING
by LJ Frezza
2014, digital video, 7 min

Run time: 53 min