Time & Location
Jan 22, 2023, 6:30 PM – Jan 23, 2023, 8:00 PM
Highways, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
About The Event
THIS PROGRAM FEATURES THE FOLLOWING FILMS:
Dirs. Cheryl Glover & Tom Murray
When money talks, who is listening? A torrent of tattered animated objects and shredded collage excavates the headlines, as the death knell sounds for the status quo.
Dir. Mélissa Faivre
A dynamic, fast-paced collage of ink paintings superimposed with videos of extinct and living species of fish, reptiles, and birds. This hallucinatory mix evolves into a succession of increasingly vibrant patterns and ends with an intense explosion of shapes and colors.
Dirs. Charline Dally & Gabrielle Harnois-Blouin
Canada (in French)
An introspective experience inspired by geological transformations and layers of memory, whether they are contained in a piece of rock or in our cells.
Dir. Birgitta Hosea
An abstract short, exploring female desire. The artist’s hand penetrates a woman’s body on an imaginary journey created with oil pastels, white spirit, milk, ink, dish soap, lipstick, and pomegranates using hand drawing, After Effects, and a microscopic camera.
Dir. Matt Soar
A handmade short combining 16mm and 35mm found footage, hand-woven elements, and DIY frame-by-frame scanning using a Lego-modded lightbox. Inspired (i.e., rocket-fueled) by the hideous spectacle of the richest men in the world pretending to be astronauts while the world burns.
Dir. Diane Christiansen USA
A femme hand is both drawn to and frightened by a world of interplanetary wonder.
Dir. Eta Dahlia
UK (in English & Russian)
A bilingual haibun that explores the obscure attributes of an ever-fleeting protagonist. The video poem blends minimalist poetry with inquisitive prose and juxtaposes them with the different visual tempo.
Dir. Kalpana Subramanian
USA / India
A serendipitous ritual of memory…colliding archives of body and place. A cine-incantation to freedom and (be)longing.
Petal to the Metal
Dir. Emily Pelstring
A hand-processed 16mm film that reflects on botanical animism. It is a song written for night-crawlers, compost, and shadows, inspired by human flower-lust.
Beauty & the Beasts
Dir. Äggie Pak Yee Lee
Hong Kong / Estonia
One night, a lady meets a group of lovely beasts—gigantic slimy cheesy ones.
Thinner than Two Ten-Thousandths of a Millimetre
2020 Dir. Gregor Eldarb
Soap suds, framing devices, and computer screen glare constitute the raw material from which a highly fragile cosmos of the “infra-thin” unfolds, one step at a time.
Dir. Maxime Corbeil-Perron
“Origami” plays with perspectives and dimensions. Fractals and luminous geometry are here liquefied by the cathode-ray tube of a hacked television set.
Dir. Colectivo Los Ingrávidos
“Based on the ancient Nahuatl concept of the animating soul or life force, ‘Tonalli’ engages the ritualistic powers of cinema, summoning fire, flowers, and many moons in a frenetic and mesmerizing on-camera collage.” –New York Film Festival
Terror Has No Shape
Dir. Luis Arnias USA 10:00
One night in Boston, a bodega cat is the only witness as an alien rock lands among the trees in an empty lot. What comes next condenses the experience of colonialism into a series of fragments—from first encounter to long-haunting aftermath.