Whether getting on or getting off, be careful, especially of your expectations. Many of these experimentally minded shorts explore the difference between the imagination of the thing and the thing itself. From established masters of experimental cinema such as Jay Rosenblatt, Peter Tscherkassky and Kerry Laitala to relative newcomers such as Zackary Drucker, this program will be sure to surprise, confound and illuminate worlds real and imagined.
All Flowers in Time
From the director of Tarnation comes this Lynchian scenario featuring Chloë Sevigny, question-posing men, truly alarming CGI and an off-kilter fairy tale/monster story. (Jonathan Caouette, Canada/USA 2010, 13 min) In GGA competition.
Kerry Laitala thrills the senses with her abstract color schemes in spectacular, attractive 3-D. (Kerry Laitala, USA 2010, 4 min) In GGA competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Peter Tshcerkassky continues his nearly 30-year experimental film project with a work that explores the underlying relationship between early cinema and the avant-garde. A visualization of Tom Gunning’s concept of a “cinema of attractions.” (Peter Tscherkassky, Austria 2010, 25 min) In GGA competition.
The D Train
An elderly man reflects on his life in this piece by a master of found footage. (Jay Rosenblatt, USA 2011, 5 min) This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Los Angeles–based performance artist Zackary Drucker hunts rural perverts, luring them to their demise through the phone, Internet and good old-fashioned bear traps—minus the bear traps. (Zackary Drucker, USA 2010, 8 min) In GGA competition.
Once it started it could not end otherwise
Kelly Sears takes a foreboding turn in this apocryphal yarn of gymnastically inclined school-age cliques. (Kelly Sears, USA 2011, 8 min) In GGA competition.
San Francisco is a lot of things to a lot of people, but it was never quite this video, which may well be stolen from the guide, “San Francisco for Faceless Partiers.” (Skye Thorstenson, USA 2010, 13 min) In GGA competition. This is a Cinema by the Bay film.
Total running time 76 min. The film Coming Attractions is presented with special support generously provided by the Austrian Consulate General, Los Angeles.