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.
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.