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Microcinema Shorts Screening: 10 Films on Perception and Reality

Date:
Monday, June 25, 2007
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type:
Party/Street Party
Organizer/Author:
Sheila Cadigan
Location Details:
111 Minna Gallery, 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA 94105

Perception is Reality...
If we can imagine it, we can have it.
What we fear, we create.
We are as happy as we think we are.
And there is nothing we can’t accomplish once we make up our MINDS...


MICROCINEMA INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS:
"MIND OVER MATTER"
Monday, June 25, 8 pm, $6, 21+
111 Minna Gallery btwn Howard/Mission @ 2nd
San Francisco, CA
http://www.independentexposure.com

Ten brilliant shorts collected from around the world ask
> * Are the mind and the brain the same?
> * What is the difference between looking and seeing?
> * Can we control the physical world with our minds alone?
> * Is reality merely projected from our imaginations?

1) What the Water Saw directed by Vanessa Woods
United States, Experimental, 2006, 16mm, Dolby Digital, 00:02:34
Does the ocean feel emotion? What does it remember?

2) Keith Cafferty - Pharmacist directed by Aimee Gillette
United States, Narrative, 2006, 16mm, Color, 00:12:09
While nursing his mysteriously ill girlfriend, Keith Cafferty begins to manifest all her strange symptoms: he repeats a mantra: “Everything is going to be all right...”

3) Le Saut dans le Vide directed by Pierre-Yves Clouin
France, Experimental, 2004, HD video, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:02:00
‘If i believe i have wings i can fly...” a caterpillar falling through space tries to morph into a butterfly.

4) Expressions directed by Evan Mather
United States, Documentary, 2005, digital video, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:07:45
A landscape architect bends an exterior world to the shapes in his mind.

5) Quio: So Dazed directed by Christine Lang
Germany, Music, 2006, 35mm, Color, Dolby SR, 00:04:20
A woman sits daydreaming in her kitchen: a day like everyday. But suddenly gravitation is suspended. Water from the tap flows sideways, the cutlery falls to the ceiling. She can walk the walls. She has to orientate herself in a new way and then discovers the advantages of the new room structure.

6) The Autobiography of Tom Stern, Chapter Six: The New Science directed by Tom Stern
United States, Narrative, 2003, 16mm, 00:10:00
Is love an emotion or an illusion? ‘Him’ falls in love with ‘You’ but haunted and taunted by the ghosts of ex-girlfriends and his own past selves.

7) Dreamlake directed by Paul Fletcher
Australia, Animation, 2006, digital video, Magnetic Stereo, 00:05:04
The life of the mind: a wellspring of thoughts, dreams and memories.

8) A Simple Piece of Cloth directed by Ken Wardrop
Ireland, Documentary, 2007, Beta SP, Color, Magnetic Stereo, 00:07:00
Are a womans’ looks all in her own mind? A Muslim woman describes how her veil makes her feel like a mysterious beauty while an Irishwoman likes her makeup.

9) Promenade d'après-midi directed by Claire Walka
Germany, Experimental, 2005, 16mm, B&W, 00:02:45
An umbrella, a young woman and her shoes get whirled around on a windy afternoon.

10) La vie d'un chien (The Life of a Dog) directed by John Harden
United States, Comedy / Satire, 2004, digital video, B&W, 00:13:15
A French scientist invents a serum that can turn himself into a dog and discovers his first true taste of freedom.

ABOUT INDEPENDENT EXPOSURE
Microcinema's Independent Exposure is a touring screening program of independent films, videos, and digital art that has been in existence since 1996. The tour has presented the short film, video and digital works of over 1600 artists at hundreds of microcinemas and alternative venues and festivals in 44 countries, including Palestine, Antarctica and the even the base camp at Mt Everest.


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