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THE DEEP END

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Sun, Apr 24

   7:00 / Kabuki
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Wed, Apr 27

   8:50 / PFA
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Shorts
75 min




The Deep End

Dive into a program of new experimental cinema that observes the world subjectively, drifting between rural and urban landscapes or expansive deserts and watery depths, interspersed with contemplations of history from the sinking of the Titanic to the exploits of Houdini. When you come back up for air, youíll be invigorated.

Trypps #7 (Badlands)
A hypnotic portrait that transforms a vivid landscape into a psychic experience. (Ben Russell, USA 2010, 10 min)

Minong, I Slept
A subtle tapestry of resonant images of life on a remote island serves as a meditation on place and the past. (Vera Brunner-Sung, USA 2010, 5 min)

Last Resort
The depths of an abandoned space are excavated, creating an abstract animation with a rich palette of mossy hues. (Katherin McInnis, USA 2010, 2 min)

I Swim Now
A story of survival frames a visceral rendering of shipwrecks as the tumult and ferocious beauty of the sea are imparted through layered and expressive abstraction. (Sarah Biagini, USA 2010, 8 min)

Slave Ship
Innovative pixel painting brings to subtle motion a mesmerizing and luminescent re-visioning of J. W. Turnerís 1840 masterpiece. (T. Marie, USA 2010, 6 min)

a little prayer (H-E-L-P)
Images of Houdini bound in chains flicker and spin amid laceration marks created through hand-processing. (Louise Bourque, Canada 2011, 8 min)

Burning Bush
A shrub bursting with dazzling fall colors is at once real and unreal, natural and created. (Vincent Grenier, Canada/USA 2010, 9 min)

Tokyo - Ebisu
People and trains speeding through busy Tokyo stations are collaged in-camera into a vibrant checkerboard of multiple and fragmented images. (Tomonari Nishikawa, Japan 2010, 5 min)

Victoria, George, Edward and Thatcher
A dizzying journey from East to West London is captured in over 3,000 images taken on a cell phone. (Callum Cooper, England 2010, 2 min)

Hell Roaring Creek
The conflicts inherent in the Western landscape are framed in a filmmaker/anthropologistís pastoral portrait of a seemingly endless herd of sheep crossing a Montana stream. (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, USA 2010, 20 min)

—Kathy Geritz, Vanessa OíNeill

Total running time 75 min. Presented in association with San Francisco Cinematheque.



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