Alternative Visions

September 4–November 13, 2019

Our annual series of avant-garde and artist-made films returns with a stellar roster of in-person guests, as well as programs of strange and wonderful surrealist works from around the world.

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  • Jodie Mack: Yard Work Is Hard Work

  • Scott Stark: Bloom

  • José Rodriguez Soltero: Lupe

  • Stacey Steers: Phantom Canyon

  • Sky Hopinka: Dislocation Blues

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Upcoming Films

  • Dreams of Suitcases and a Blue Lobster: Latin Surrealism

    • Wednesday, September 4 7 PM
    Introduction by Tarek Elhaik

    A program of works from Latin America exploring cinema’s oneiric, disturbing, and irrational potential, including Raúl Ruiz’s first short and a lost treasure from Colombia codirected by Gabriel García Márquez.

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  • Surrealistic Animations by Stacey Steers

    • Wednesday, September 11 7 PM
    Stacey Steers in Person

    Stacey Steers’s handmade, hypnotic collage animations make use of materials from silent cinema footage to nineteenth-century prints. She presents several collage works plus the hand-drawn Totem and a lecture on the creative process.

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  • Jodie Mack: Pattern Language

    • Wednesday, September 18 7 PM
    Jodie Mack in Person

    Jodie Mack’s exuberant animations explore the poetic possibilities of the materials and patterns of everyday life. This program features films by Mack alongside works by animators she admires.

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  • Ism, Ism, Ism: Latin Camp

    • Wednesday, September 25 7 PM

    Hollywood glamour is destabilized, appropriated, and filtered through a camp lens in this program of shorts by Teo Hernandez, Eduardo Solá Franco, Horacio Vallereggio, and José Rodriguez Soltero.

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  • L’age d’or

    Luis Buñuel
    France, 1930
    • Wednesday, October 2 7 PM

    Buñuel’s Surrealist classic, cowritten by Salvador Dali, represents a golden age of revolutionary filmmaking, a cinema of humor, eros, and outrage. With Jean Vigo’s À propos de Nice.

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  • Found Images: Films by Scott Stark

    • Wednesday, October 16 7 PM
    Scott Stark in Person

    Found footage maestro Scott Stark twists the detritus of industrial imagery into (in his words) “a pulsing, kinetic, intensely dramatic visual joyride.” He presents films made over the last three decades, plus the performance piece Love and the Epiphanists.

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  • Afterimage: Sky Hopinka in Person

    • Wednesday, October 30 7 PM
    Sky Hopinka and Almudena Escobar López in Conversation

    Indigenous filmmaker Sky Hopinka presents his “ethnopoetic” films, “wellsprings of beauty and mystery, filled with surprising confluences of speech and song, color and motion” (Artforum).

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  • The Time of “Women’s Work”

    • Wednesday, November 13 7 PM
    Introduction by Jeffrey Skoller

    The temporalities of “women’s work,” as seen by experimental filmmakers Chick Strand, Harun Farocki, Nicolás Pereda, and Elisa Giardina Papa.

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