Fri NOV 25th - The short films of ERIC LEISER + an analog laser illuminated transmission Agfa film hologram light pre-show!!! - Leiser is an award-winning filmmaker, animator, puppeteer, writer, holographer & multi-media artist. A graduate from CalArt's Experimental Animation program, he creates animated and live action feature films and shorts as well as works integrating animation, puppetry, holography, live performance and installation. Leiser is interested in how animation transforms perception when it is combined with live action space, creating a fantastical, spiritual, or surrealistic quality. His animated & live action films have been shown internationally in museums, film festivals worldwide, galleries, and through special installations across the United States, Europe, and Asia. (filmmaker in attendance! * post-screening Q&A!)
Sat Dec 3rd - IDA LUPINO 1949-1953 directorial showcase DAY ONE (double feature!) - These four films (make "a case for Lupino as one of the most socially conscious, psychologically observant filmmakers of her time." -Slant ~~ 6pm = Not Wanted (1949) ~~ 8pm = Never Fear (1949)
Sun Dec 4th - IDA LUPINO 1949-1953 directorial showcase DAY TWO (double feature!) - These four films (make "a case for Lupino as one of the most socially conscious, psychologically observant filmmakers of her time." -Slant ~~ 6pm = The Hitch-Hiker (1953) ~~ 8pm = The Bigamist (1953)
Sat Jan 14th - CINEMA & SOUND PERFORMANCES by K/S/R (house band) and Wind Tide (from Littlefield TX). All new works for hand painted & found footage 16mm projections with live improvised sound - along with the WORLD PREMIERE of a collaborative film created through the mail by all 5 performers. This show also doubles as the release party for a K/S/R + Wind Tide split cassette!
Fri Jan 20th - The home videos of NELSON SULLIVAN - Sullivan (1948 – 1989) was an American videographer who documented the art & club scenes of Downtown New York during the 1980s. His videos, recorded on early VHS technology with a handheld camcorder, chronicle both nightlife events & the everyday trials and tribulations of his friends, many of whom would become famous queer icons. Sullivan’s often-overlooked treasure trove of home video work is not only an amazing window into 80s queer New York, but also a pioneering body of work in the home video / diary filmmaking canon (some have called him the first ever vlogger). “If you really want to know what it was like in the 1980s in New York, you have to watch Nelson Sullivan’s videos.” –Marvin Taylor, NYU Fales Library and Special Collections --- “Nelson Sullivan’s camcorder videos of 1980s queer New York are a rare cultural treasure.” –Slate --- “He was our ambassador.” –RuPaul
Fri Feb 3rd - Abortion Fund Benefit! Agnes Varda's 1985 feature VAGABOND with opening 1968 short film BLACK PANTHERS.
Sat March 4th - Bretta C. Walker & Jean-Jacques Martinod (filmmakers in attendance!)
Fri March 24th - LONG HAULERS - An experimental documentary, shot on 16mm film and video, while riding with three long haul female truck drivers around the Southwest USA. Filmmaker Amy Reid created the feature-length film while acting as a crew of one; independently filming, recording sound, editing, and raising funds complete the project. (filmmaker in attendance! * post-screening Q&A!)
Fri April 7th - a selection of short films created 1965-2022 by Santa Fe New Mexico-based filmmaker Michael Barnard (filmmaker in attendance! * post-screening Q&A!)
JUNE (exact date tba) - short films and expanded cinema performances by Bill Brown & Sabine Gruffat (filmmakers in attendance! * post-screening Q&A!)