Monday, July 10, 2006

Micro Cinema Club -- Wednesday

Indie Memphis Presents Micro Cinema Club #20 on Wednesday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. at Power House

Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club (IMMCC) is a monthly program featuring short films from around the world. In July, IMMCC presents Amok-imation, curated by Ariella J. Ben-Dov of The MadCat Women’s International Film Festival in San Francisco.

Wry, dark and painfully funny, these animated works from Sweden, Mexico, the Netherlands and the Philippines are not your typical Saturday morning cartoons.

Who is Gunnar? Tilda Lovell
2004 • 5:40 min • Color • Sweden
Observe Gunnar, a sad grasshopper who is maimed by an unwanted surgery. Follow him as he looks for his stolen body part and finds new friends.
Woman Without a Past Lisa Barcy
2004 • 5 min • Color • US
Using stop-motion animation, the filmmaker deconstructs the romance novel—literally. Text comes alive to create an enigmatic portrait of a mysterious woman with a rich past.
One Minute Interview Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson
2004 • 1 min • B/W • US
A young child embodies one inner city ghost in this hand drawn documentation.
Síndrome de Línea Blanca Lourdes Villagómez
2005 • 7 min • Color • Mexico
A young girl is killed by a car. Villagómez uses stop-motion animation, cutouts of people within life size sets and live-action footage to tell the story of a life that never was.
Silig (Undertow) Vivian Limpin
1996 • 7:26 min • Color • Philippines
Using white ink on black paper, Limpin ruminates about all the ways one can end it all.
Small & Deep, Love Stories Hsin-Ping Pan
2005 • 6:40 min • Color • US
A visual poem of love and passion.
Emblem Cecilia Lundqvist
2001 • 2:27 min • Color • Sweden
Women in bathing suites and socks doing gymnastics. What are the posh British men so sorry about? Look closely.
The Guilt Trip, or The Vatican Takes a Holiday Lisa Barcy
2004 • 14 min • Color • US
In a dilapidated church, icons of Catholicism run amok, Jesus and Mary Magdalene steal away for an adventurous road trip, and the Pope tends his restless herd with an iron fist. Told with stop-motion animated puppets and mixed media, The Guilt Trip examines the notion that you can always leave, but you can never really escape.
Gum and Tea Samuael Topiary and E.E. Miller
2005 • 4:50 min • Color • US
A meditation on oral fixation and the presidency, this short features an unnamed local artist as she talks about her fanciful project for the president of the US.
Ero Sawhang Blues Kay Lee
2004 • 4:25 min • Color • South Korea
A gun, a little girl, a man and a masturbating older woman…something is bound to happen.
Cosmetic Emergency Martha Colburn
2005 • 9 min • Color • The Netherlands
This music-driven film takes viewers on a humorous and politicized hip hop tour of the cosmetic surgery obsession. Sequences are created with paint-on-glass animation, found footage and documentary techniques. Dutch Ambassador of Cosmetic Surgery Marijke Helwegen makes a rare cameo. Original music by New Zealand’s, Coco Solid and Half Japanese founder Jad Fair, British radio artist Mick Hobbs, and trombonist Hilary Jeffery.
Jack and Jill Andrea Shear
2004 • 1:26 min • Color • US
A fresh look at this classic nursery rhyme.

About MadCat
Founded in 1996 the MadCat Women’s International Film Festival is a highly acclaimed international festival that exhibits independent and experimental films and videos directed by women from around the globe. The Festival emphasizes work that is inventive and visionary.

Admission is always free, so is the popcorn!
Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson, between Main & Front Streets in the South Main Arts District

Operation Entertainment is an initiative aimed at collecting DVDs for soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Operation Entertainment will continue until our troops return home.

New and used DVDs (in good condition) can be donated at:
Power House, 45 G.E. Patterson during the Indie Memphis Micro Cinema Club, or at The Mail Center, 1910 Madison Avenue.

DVDs and tax-deductible donations can be mailed to:
Indie Memphis, 1910 Madison Avenue, PMB 632 Memphis, TN 38104

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