DATE: Sunday May 21st, 2023 @11am
VENUE: Midtown Cinema
Garden Glimpses: An All-Ages Program of Short Films
Chicago, IL I 5 I 16mm
On the Northwest side of Chicago, large swaths of people have been gathering for decades to fill their containers with water from a magical water pump.
California/France I 7 I 8mm
An experimental film shot on regular-8mm. All in-camera, analog effects.
Lee Lorenzo Lynch/Thorbjorg Jonsdottir
Iceland I 9 I 16mm
An intimate portrait that documents a day in the life of Konni, the last child inhabitant on a remote island in the arctic circle that boasts a population of only 16 people.
Seattle, WA I 6 I 16mm
Inspired by Marie Menken's "Glimpse of the Garden," this is the second in a series of films about artists of the everyday. In-camera double exposures capture the colors and textures of landscape architect Keith Geller's Seattle garden on a warm spring day.
Beyond the Shadows
Steven J. York/Jacob Dodd
West Virginia/New York I 13 I 16mm
A shadow puppet film that explores a series of Appalachian family stories inspired by the dreams of West Virginia director Steven J. York and his father William York. The film depicts mountain mysticism, traditional Appalachian folk magic, and dreams of life out at the old homeplace.
United States I 3 I 16mm I In-Camera-Edit
A short observational film about the relationship between pigeons and their anthropocentric environment. These birds find freedom where other animals perish, yet owe their mobility in the urban space to a long history of domestication.
There is a Hole in the Ground
East Northport, NY I 12 I 16mm
While mowing her lawn, Janice uncovers a hole in the ground and is forced to navigate its ever-looming sounds and presence.
Philadelphia, PA I 4 I Digital
Featuring hundreds of looping animated characters, the film explores how the repetitive actions of our day-to-day lives quickly spiral into an endless kaleidoscope of abstraction.
Harrisburg, PA I 3 I Digital
An animated film intersecting machinery, life, and our subconscious.