Closing Day activities include two programs featuring experimental and non-narrative work that expand the role or concept of the moving image and seek to involve the viewer in different ways. The series kicks off with the feature non-narrative direct cinema piece Harlem School 1970 at 2 PM followed by a group of shorts at 3 PM. This is not a ticketed event and is free and open to the general public.
Sunday May 19, 2019
Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10027 USA
HARLEM SCHOOL 1970
Director: Phil Gries
What was it like to live in Harlem, New York in 1970 and attend elementary school?
ASCENDING DOUBLE HELIX
Director: Vito A. Rowlands
“A man struggles with his faith and is caught between ascension and fall.”
CHAIRS North American Premiere
Director: Avner Pinchover
A man hurls chairs at a wall in what seems to be a holy-rage attack. This expressive performance-for-camera fluctuates between satisfaction and futility while simultaneously creating compositions of destructive beauty.
OPERATION JANE WALK
Directors: Leonhard Mullner, Robin Klengel
While walking through the post-apocalyptic city, issues such as architecture history, urbanism and the game developer’s interventions into the urban fabric are discussed.
MACHINE LEARNING BIAS
Director: Chantal Feitosa
This film merges techniques in performance and video to examine the nuances of colonialism and racial hybridity through the retracing of one’s cultural history as a first generation Afro-Latina.
SLIPPAGES/GRACE North American Premiere
Director: Kathy Smith
Set against the austere landscape of the Australian bushland, overlapping images of ever increasing clarity inform Grace’s consciousness as she moves toward the end of her life.