Experimental Film Programs at Tribeca Film Festival, April 20 – May 1, 2011
Jon Gartenberg has programmed experimental and avant-garde films for the Tribeca Film Festival since 2003. This year’s four programs consist of two new features, by Marie Losier and Bill Morrison, and two shorts programs, "Impressions of Memory" and special program celebrating the preservation work of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT).
2011, 70 min
Directed by: Marie Losier
Filmmaker and TFF alum Marie Losier, who has created engaging short films on avant-garde artists like George Kuchar and Guy Maddin, makes her feature documentary debut with a mesmerizing and deeply romantic love story between pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and soul mate Lady Jaye. Breaking new ground in its depiction of gender identity,
chronicles the physical and spiritual merging of two beings into one.
Mon, Apr 25, 7:00PM
Wed, Apr 27, 9:00PM
Thu, Apr 28, 3:00PM
2011, 52 min
Directed by: Bill Morrison
Experimental filmmaker and frequent TFF alum Bill Morrison combines newly shot aerial scenes that he filmed himself with historic found-footage images of the mining communities of Northeast England that he culled from the British national archives. Morrison creates a moving and formally elegant tribute to this vanished era of working-class life, enriched by an original score by avant-garde Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson.
Fri, Apr 22, 7:00PM
Mon, Apr 25, 7:30PM
Thu, Apr 28, 12:45PM
2011, 69 min
These talented artists address, in both thematically and stylistically distinct ways, the manner in which images evoke memory. This is achieved through the use of text, the presence of previously filmed "found" footage, a scenic train ride bleeding into digital pixels, single frame printing devices, evocations of 9/11, a tribute to a deceased filmmaker, peripheral vision, recall of sleep via animation, seascape imagery folding back on itself in time, and bittersweet remembrances of now-extinct Kodachrome film stock.Read More
Thu, Apr 21, 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 24, 10:30PM
Fri, Apr 29, 2:30PM
Sun, May 01, 11:00AM
2011, 84 min
Dating from 1950 to 1984, these 11 short films contain experimental narratives, personal documentaries, and abstract animation from the likes of Mary Ellen Bute, Storm de Hirsch, Faith Hubley, and Marie Menken, as well as contemporary voices of living female artists. Asserting the contributions of women filmmakers in the canon of the American experimental avant-garde, this program also celebrates 15 years of direct financial support for preservation of historically under-recognized films by women through the Women's Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television.
Special thanks to Academy Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, Emily Hubley, The Museum of Modern Art Department of Film, Cecile Starr, and the individual filmmakers for their participation.
Tribeca Talks: Join us for a conversation with an eclectic group of women filmmakers who helped shape avant-garde cinema. Panelists to include: directors Liane Brandon, Lisa Crafts,Barbara Hammer, Jane Aaron, Bette Gordon, Caroline Mouris, as well as Bute films curator/collector Cecile Starr, animator Emily Hubley, and Tribeca's experimental film programmer Jon Gartenberg. Moderated by Drake Stutesman, Co-Chair of The Women's Film Preservation Fund and editor of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media.Read More
Sat, Apr 30, 7:00PM