'The Old Noise' screening
Gounie screens her cutout animation 'The Old Noise'
as part of the First Sight Scene
Sunday, January 27, 2008, 7:00pm
LA Filmforum, Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd, at Las Palmas
Los Angeles CA 90028
Los Angeles Filmforum is the city's longest-running organization that screens non-commercial experimental and avant-garde films and video art, documentaries, and animation. Filmforum began in Pasadena, and 2008 is the start of its 32nd year.
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FIRST SIGHT SCENE AT THE LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM
NEW EXPERIMENTAL WORKS BY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FILMMAKERS
January 5, 2008 “ Los Angeles, CA Showcasing the work of Southern California experimental filmmakers, the Los Angeles Filmforum, the city's longest running experimental screening series, presents First Sight Scene, a program of new experimental shorts by local filmmakers, on January 27 at the Spielberg Theatre at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.
First Sight Scene has been a yearly event for the exhibition of new works by Southern California experimental filmmakers since it was established by previous Filmforum Director Jon Stout in 1992. This year's program presents the work of Madison Brookshire, John Cannizzaro, Erik Deutschman, Gwenaelle Gobe, Thomas Helman, Christina McPhee, and Dena DeCola and Karin E. Wandner, and is curated by Jaimie Baron and Victoria Meng, who are both graduate film scholars studying at UCLA and volunteers at the Los Angeles Filmforum.
This year's First Sight Scene includes Madison Brookshire's landscape meditation entitled Opening, shot on 16mm film and accompanied by a minimalist soundtrack performed by live musicians; John Cannizzaro's Super8 poem Fountain of Youth, which explores feelings of nostalgia for childhood and a disappearing medium of remembrance; Erik Deutschman's comic experiment with optical illusion, entitled Stare Gently; Gwenaëlle Gobé's animated short, The Old Noise, in which the filmmaker uses silhouette cut-outs to tell the story of a girl with two heads; Thomas Helman's nightmarish digital animation df/dx; Christina McPhee's video Carrizoprime, which traces seismic distortion along the San Andreas Fault; and Five More Minutes, Dena DeCola and Karin E. Wander's moving blend of documentary and narrative about a mother and daughter.
Screening time: approximately 75 minutes