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A Panorama of American Experimental Narratives in the New Millennium

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This program provides a panorama of American experimental films made in the 21st century and focuses primarily on feature length narratives (both fiction and documentary), together with a complement of shorts. Because these filmmakers lack the funding provided by Hollywood and “off-Hollywood” producers, they often struggle for long periods to complete their films. At the same time, the creative independence that they have been afforded provides the individual filmmakers with great freedom of expression. This talented group of artists, toiling mostly in solitude, created inspiring works that challenge, in thematic, structural, technical, and perceptual fashion, the manner in which we, as spectators, perceive the world at large. Stylistically, the films in this retrospective series encompass found footage works, diverse hand-crafted animation techniques, live action movies that experiment with formal structure, as well as hybrid documentary and fiction forms. The contemporary artists in this program (while versed in the history of the avant-garde), are more consciously engaged with narrative cinema traditions, if only to then subvert them through their diverse storytelling strategies. They most frequently represent time and space in a manner that tends to disrupt the illusion of spatial and temporal continuity, and to foreground the experience of memory. Thematically, the films in this program incorporate reflections upon individual identity, the family structure, the fabric of the community, and the larger political culture, that are presented most often in critical and/or self-critical fashion. They directly address significant social issues, including the tragic events of 9/11, presidential politics and political resistance, the earth’s ecology, human diaspora and race relations, and the myth of the post World War II nuclear American family.

Jon Gartenberg

Jon Gartenberg is President of Gar- tenberg Media Enterprises (GME). His company restores and distrib- utes libraries of classic and avant- garde films, and archives of publishing and photographic assets. For 18 years he worked as a curator in the film archive of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. His signature projects include restoring the films of Andy Warhol and editing the published catalog of MOMA’s archival film collection. He has curated numerous film exhibitions, lectured extensively, and written many articles relating to film history and archiving, ranging in subject from D.W. Griffith to experimental cinema.

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Nov 2014
Thursday / 20:00

The Great Flood

The Great Flood ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/ USA, 2012, 80 ́ DCP, A-M/B&W, με ήχο/sound Σκηνοθεσία-Σενάριο-Μοντάζ/ Direction-Screenplay-Editing: Bill … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Friday / 18:00

Consuming Spirits

Consuming Spirits ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Animation, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2012, 135 ́ Video file, Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/ sound (στα αγγλικά/in English) … Read more →

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15
Nov 2014
Saturday / 18:00

A Year

A Year ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2006, 25 ́ Digibeta, Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/sound (στα αγγλικά/in English) Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Mark Street … Read more →

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15
Nov 2014
Saturday / 18:00

Hamilton

Hamilton ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2006, 65 ́ 16mm, Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/sound (στα αγγλικά/in English) Σκηνοθεσία-Σενάριο-Μοντάζ/ Direction-Screenplay-Editing: Matthew … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Monday / 22:00

NYC Weights and Measures

NYC Weights and Measures ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2006, 7 ́ Digital Beta (16mm), Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/sound Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Jem … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Monday / 22:00

The Time We Killed

The Time We Killed ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2004, 94 ́ 16mm, A-M/B&W, με ήχο/sound Σκηνοθεσία-Σενάριο-Φωτογραφία- Μοντάζ/Direction-Screenplay- Cinematography-Editing: … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Monday / 22:00

Native New Yorker

Native New Yorker ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2005, 13 ́ Video file, A-M/B&W, με ήχο/sound Σκηνοθεσία/Direction: Steve Bilich Πρωτότυπη … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Tuesday / 20:00

Our Nixon

Our Nixon ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/ USA, 2013, 85 ́ Video File, Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/ sound (στα αγγλικά/in … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Tuesday / 20:00

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/USA, 1999, 35 ́ 16mm, Α-Μ, Εγχρ./B&W, Color, με ήχο/sound (στα αγγλικά/in … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Wednesday / 20:00

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/ USA, 2007, 58 ́ Beta SP, Έγχρ./Color, με … Read more →

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20
Nov 2014
Thursday / 18:00

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ/Documentary, ΗΠΑ/ USA, 2013, … Read more →

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20
Nov 2014
Thursday / 21:00

The Suburban Trilogy

The Suburban Trilogy ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Ντοκιμαντέρ-Μυθοπλασία/ Documentary-Fiction, ΗΠΑ/ USA, 2011, 73 ́ Digital Beta (16mm), A-M, Έγχρ./B&W, Color … Read more →

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Nov 2014
Friday / 22:00

Pretend

Pretend ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΠΡΕΜΙΕΡΑ/ GREEK PREMIERE Μυθοπλασία/Fiction, ΗΠΑ/USA, 2003, 75 ́ Digibeta, Έγχρ./Color, με ήχο/ sound (στα αγγλικά/in English) Σκηνοθεσία-Σενάριο/Direction- Screenplay: … Read more →

Όλες οι δράσεις πραγματοποιούνται υπό την αιγίδα του Υπουργείου Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού. To 8o Φεστιβάλ Πρωτοποριακού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας διοργανώνεται από τη Ταινιοθήκη της Ελλάδος με τη συγχρηματοδότηση του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης & εντάσσεται στο ΠΕΠ ΑΤΤΙΚΗ του ΕΣΠΑ 2007-2013.