Cellular Cinema

an artist-run screening series for contemporary experimental film on film, video and expanded cinema since 2014

CC14 – CROSSROADS: thank your body for its strength and power (7/31/16)

This screening is presented in collaboration with the Altered Esthetics Film Festival.

In July, Steve Polta will be joining us from the San Francisco Cinematheque to present his organization’s annual touring program of experimental film, CROSSROADS.

Founded by filmmaker Bruce Baillie in 1961, San Francisco Cinematheque is a premier exhibitor of avant-garde/experimental and personally expressive filmmaking. Each year since 2010 Cinematheque presents CROSSROADS, an annual film festival celebrating recent artist-made film, video and performance cinema. Visiting from San Francisco, Cinematheque’s Artistic Director Steve Polta appears in person to present and discuss a program from CROSSROADS 2016. The program thank your body for its strength and power concerns delirium, danger and risk; physical, emotional and sexual intimacy; the state of bodies on screen, merging and in collision; boundaries asserted, transgressed and violated. (Steve Polta)


Films to screen include: Body Contours by Kristin Reeves; Soliloquy by Gina Basso; the problem is that everything is fleeting by Karly Stark; between us by Coral Short; Magnetic Resonance by Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill; Hold On byBettina Hoffmann; Her Silent Seeming by Nazli Dinçel; Landform 1 by Stephen Broomer; Jenny & John by Heather Trawick; Vito Acconci’s Pryings (1971/2014) by Nishat Hossain; Something Horizontal by Blake Williams; and Yi-Ren(The Person Of Whom I Think) / 伊人 by Tzu-An Wu. Full details on the original screening available here.

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