This selection of films from around the globe transports us through dream-like states, from light-hearted, sensual, and surreal, to pensive, dark, and terrifying. Content for mature audiences. (Running time: 90 minutes) $6.
(Dir: Rosa Peris, Mercedes Peris, 2011, 4:18 minutes, Spain) Libidinis (“desire” in Latin) explores human skin as a metaphor – it is the last layer of the body, and to discover the true character and the mind of a person, it is necessary to go deeper. Animated. East Coast Premiere.
We’ll Be Together Again
A Day After 0.3
(Dir: Enya Belak, 2012, 3:18 minutes, Slovenia) A choreographic debut by Veronika Valdés . Fear is unpleasant, but life without it is impossible. A person in danger runs away, attacks, stiffens, and screams. The day after makes all the difference – or – does it? Is there one? U.S. Premiere. Enya Belak will be on-hand for a post-screening Q&A.
Running Toward Thou
(Dir: Hanna Brulińska, 2012, 29 minutes, Poland) A poetic impression that revolves around the attempt of its protagonist, Irma, to face up to her life experiences. For Irma, the past and the present are strongly intertwined. Images from her childhood, seminal moments of her adult life and, finally, an allegorical run through the forest, that represents Irma’s emotional state, become a psychological case study of a woman’s soul. U.S. Premiere.
(Dir: Midi Onodera, 2012, 9:37 minutes, Canada) Filmed in scrumptious outdated super 8, The Grand Design is a glimpse into the reflections of a dying burlesque performer. Vintage black and white clips from stag films of the 1950s are juxtaposed against a muted Tuscan landscape, the home and final resting place of the unnamed woman. The Grand Design is an unapologetic look back at an unconventional life, lived to its fullest, in an almost forgotten moment of pop culture. East Coast Premiere.
This screening only $6
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