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Free Screening of unusual short films

Thursday, December 07, 2006
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Event Type:
Pacific Film Archive
Location Details:
Pacific Film Archive Theater UC Berkeley campus near Bancroft and Bowditch

Pacific Film Archive, THU DEC 7 2006  5:30 pm

Intensive Care  (Free Screening!)

Free First Thursday Screening! Tickets available at the PFA Theater starting at 4:30

Named after a haunting short film by Hatice Güleryüz, this program presents troubling situations and contradictory emotional states related to violence. In Intensive Care, Güleryüz contrasts the violence of a boy's circumcision with the peaceful expression on his face, a stunning contradiction. Vlatko Gilic's In Continuo presents orchestrated bloodshed in an old slaughterhouse as a metaphor for the continual shedding of blood in history. In Us/Nihna, Danielle Arbid accompanies her father's coffin on its way to burial in Beirut; another first-person work, Rabih Mroué's Side A/Side B, revisits old audiotapes Mroué's family recorded for his brother in the Soviet Union, leading to thoughts on received values of communism, resistance, and martyrdom. Lasting Images is a moving document taken from an installation by Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige, based on a rediscovered Super 8 film shot by Joreige's uncle, who was kidnapped in Beirut in 1985 and never returned. The program also includes Hussein Chalayan's After Words, Anri Sala's Nocturnes, and Matei Glass's Magnetic Identities, filmed in a tunnel between Gaza and Israel where Palestinians crossing to work run a gauntlet of security procedures.

Intensive Care (Hatice Güleryüz, Turkey, 2001, 2 mins, Color, MiniDV from Super 8, From the artist). In Continuo (Vlatko Gilic, Yugoslavia, 1971, 11.5 mins, Color, Beta SP, From Oberhausen Film Festival). After Words (Hussein Chalayan, Cyprus, 2000, 1.5 mins, Color, DVD from 35mm, From Burcu Gökcek). Us/Nihna (Nous/Nihna) (Danielle Arbid, France, 2005, 13 mins, In French with English synopsis provided, Color, Beta SP, From GREC). Nocturnes (Anri Sala, France, 1999, 11.5 mins, Color, Beta SP, From Galerie Chantal Crousel). Magnetic Identities (Matei Glass, Spain, 2004, 13 mins, B&W, MiniDV, From the artist). Side A/Side B (Face A/Face B) (Rabih Mroué, Lebanon, 2002, 10 mins, B&W/Color, DVCam, From the artist). Lasting Images (Joana Hadjithomas, Khalil Joreige, Lebanon/France, 1985-2003, 3 mins, Color, MiniDV, From the artists).

• (Total running time: 66 mins)
Added to the calendar on Thu, Dec 7, 2006 1:31AM
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