(UPDATE: Reflections on the events on the 16th, by John Akre)
On April 15th, 16th & 17th this year, Cellular Cinema is working in partnership with the Minneapolis / St. Paul International Film Festival to present a massive experimental film event in Minneapolis. This includes five separate elements, each described below.
EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA: PIXELS – Friday, April 15th, 7pm (tickets)
A program of digital, short non-narrative moving image work. Artists include Jesse McLean, Kristin Reeves, Olivia Ciummo, Kate Raney, Katarzyna Plazinska, Priscilla Briggs, Sasha Litvintseva, and Evan Meaney.
EXPERIMENTAL CINEMA: CELLULOID – Friday, April 15th, 9:45pm (tickets)
Experimental films actually made with film, many of them projected as real 16mm and super-8 prints. Artists include Josh Weissbach, Robert Todd, Elizabeth Henry, Philip Widmann, Mike Stoltz, Scott Stark, Kiera Faber, Christine Lucy Latimer, Karissa Hahn, and Mary Helena Clark.
PANEL: “IS THE MEDIUM THE MESSAGE?” – Saturday, April 16th, 1pm (free – more info)
Featuring visiting artists from across the country: Lori Felker, Robert Todd, Roger Beebe & Robert Schaller.
EXHIBITION: BEYOND THE FRAME – Saturday, April 16th, 3-10pm (tickets)
Throughout the afternoon and evening of Saturday, April 16th, CC hosts a lineup of top-tier experimental filmmakers from across the US. Like at a music festival, each filmmaker will have an hour-long “set” to show a selection of their own work, much of which is multi-projector, includes live performance and/or music elements.
3pm: Sam Hoolihan, John Marks & Crystal Myslajek (Minneapolis, MN)
4pm: Robert Schaller (Boulder, CO)
5pm: Lori Felker (Chicago, IL)
7pm: Robert Todd (Boston, MA)
8pm: Trevor Adams & Mike Hallenbeck (Minneapolis, MN)
9pm: Roger Beebe (Columbus, OH)
CELLULAR CINEMA XII: Roger Beebe, Multi-Projector Mayhem – April 17, 7pm (tickets)
At a separate venue, the Bryant Lake Bowl Theater in Uptown, we’ve invited guest artist Roger Beebe to present a solo show of his multi-projector work to close out the three day festival experience.