DATE: Saturday May 14, 2022 Starts @ 3:20pm

VENUE: Midtown Cinema

ADMISSION: $8

HOLIDAY IN THE SEA OF SUPREMACY

Our take on the covid-film-block focuses mainly on the types of experiences missed by most of us over the last two years.

Moving, part two (Ownerous)

Sandy McLennan (4min | Canada | 8mm)
Moving out/moving in, emptying boxes one at a time

Light's Return

Kathleen Rugh (3min | USA | 16mm)
Before all magic was lost, the sun awoke to meet me on the surface of the river. The film captures an in-camera edit of this fleeting encounter.

Because the sky is blue

Wenhua Shi (4min, USA, China | 16mm)
A short piece tributes to my hometown Wuhan, China. All source footage is from Wenhua's childhood friends' social media 15-second video feed. Muybridge captured the galloping horse one hundred forty years ago in a brief 12 frames. The duration of today's social media video clips is similar to Muybridge's breavity. Wenhua tries to reimagine what subject Muybridge would capture today.

Vercors

Sébastien Berlendis (14min | France | Super 8)
Vercors presents itself as a documentary built like a daydream in three times, around a woman and different spaces and landscapes, filmed in super 8, in the mountainous region of Vercors.

Florida, You're a Dream

Ivette Spradlin (1min | USA | 16mm)

I Was a Free Dog

Yuula Benivolski (11min | Canada, Mexico | Super 8)
Two sisters meet in a dream, and swim together for the first time since they were kids. Sound recordings from their childhood accompany this landscape: an orchestra of air raid sirens, barking dogs and tropical birds exist all at once, and indicate that we are within multiple realities.

HOLIDAY IN THE SEA OF SUPREMACY

Roger Horn (5min | Germany/Spain | Super 8)
Upon completion of his PhD and relocation to Germany all that filmmaker Roger Horn wanted was a relaxing family holiday in Spain, but he quickly became consumed with troubling emotions while swimming in the site of countless migrant deaths, the Mediterranean Sea. To make matters worse a trip into Barcelona with his wife revealed a city plastered in banners demanding Catalonian independence, cash machines covered in protest slogans, and African migrant vendors constantly under threat from local police.

Sorties

Mark Street (30min | USA | Digital)
A pandemic diary filmed mostly in NYC. From the uncertain first months when every foray felt perilous to various re openings, outings are recorded and reflections shared. "Sorties" is a military term-- a mission launched from a defensive position. That's sort of what a walk felt like in March 2020 in NYC. Of course, the pandemic continues; but I had to limit myself in making the film; March 2020-August 2021.

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