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This collection of experimental films and videos presents visual and aural sparring sessions that may or may not prepare you for various states of demise. Does someone need a warning? Are your affairs in order? These pieces may leave you with more questions than answers, but after seeing them at least you'll know where to start—or end.
Circles of Confusion
This winner of a Student Academy Award is a documentary tracing the effects of hurricane Katrina on two filmmakers: one a suicide victim in New Orleans, the other returning to the city while trying to come to grips with tragedy. (Phoebe Tooke, USA 2008, 11 min) In GGA competition.
A literal dance of death emerges in the details of a corpse and its unexpected beauty. (Pedro Pires, Canada 2008, 8 min) In GGA competition.
Frida in the Mirror
Twenty women take turns resurrecting the spirit of Frida Kahlo. The sets are perfect, the visual style intense and the costumes and makeup are spot-on. Unibrows for everyone! (Adrian Arias, USA 2008, 5 min) In GGA competition.
The Last Rites
Wrapping one's mind around the utter immensity of the grounded tankers in the ship-breaking yards of Bangladesh is difficult even with this visual aid. (Yasmine Kabir, Bangladesh 2008, 17 min) In GGA competition.
A series of flashing sequences take us through the delicate last moments of a dying man. (Paul Burke, USA 2009, 5 min) In GGA competition.
me broni ba (my white baby)
The tangled legacy of European colonialism in Ghana is investigated at the sites of hair salons and markets. (Akosua Adoma Owusu, USA/Ghana 2009, 22 min) In GGA competition.
Literal and figurative combat ensues from the mental associations made with sushi boats floating by two customers. (Chris Haring, Mara Mattuschka, Austria 2008, 28 min) In GGA competition.
Total running time 96 minutes. Presented in association with San Francisco Cinematheque.