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Barry Spinello in person. Experimental filmmakers engage silence in a variety of ways in this collection of shorts. Includes Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon, Stan Brakhage's The Riddle of the Lumen, Nathaniel Dorsky's Threnody, Nam June Paik's Zen for Film, Steve Roden's four words for four hands, and Barry Spinello's Soundtrack. (85 mins)
Rudy Lemcke and Darrin Martin in person. Experimental media typically seeks to undermine the logic between a sound and its source, but this program pursues a different path, where sound and image are unified by the medium. Includes work by Warner Jepson, Robert Russett, Scott Wolniak, Van McElwee, Stephen Vitiello, Darrin Martin, and Rudy Lemcke. (77 mins)
Philip Gröning (Germany, 2005). Introduced by Gaetano Kazuo Maida. German director Gröning spent months among the monks of a monastery in the French Alps, sharing and observing their silence, attuning himself (and us) to the stillness of their devotion. The daily rituals-the prayers and meals, the walks and labors-establish a quiet and reverential rhythm. (164 mins)
Ingmar Bergman (Sweden, 1963). Introduced by Linda Haverty Rugg. Two sisters traveling through an unspecified land on the verge of war take refuge in a disused hotel in Bergman's almost incestuous look at illness, desire, and attachment. Here, God has left the building and all that remains is a spiritual hush. (96 mins)
Pat Collins (Ireland, 2012). West Coast Premiere! Introduced by Bernie Krause. An Irish sound recordist returns to the landscape of his childhood in search of a pristine sonic setting in this brooding stew of stunning tableaux and documentary-like encounters with the people of the rugged North. (84 mins)