New England Home Movie Tour

 Artist, Warren Cockerham in Attendance!

Luther Price. SORRY

Friday, February 6th at 7:00pm, $7-10
The Nightingale Cinema, 1084 N Milwaukee, Chicago, IL

The New England Home Movie Tour features handmade and homemade poetic films from the northeast that celebrate the tactility and intimacy of celluloid-based moving images. As the commercial film industry forces us to embrace digital moving images and the planned obsolescence of the means to produce and distribute those products, this film tour aims to share films that embrace the contemporary DIY strategies, politics, and aesthetics of an enduring, artisanal, and personal approach to filmmaking.

Program Details:
Animals Moving to the Sound of Drums (2013), Jonathan Schwartz 8min, color, sound, 16mm
That fall it was not intentional to have a Galway Kinnell book on the table near where the caterpillar in the doorway, feeding on our offerings, became the butterfly, feeding on honey water, staying in our house until we let it go. Or it was not known about the deer in Putney or that the baby birds in the raspberry bushes would cry to us in summer. A beloved, old friend once visited Vermont to do some work for Galway Kinnell and she described a stone table in the field where they ate meals in the afternoon – it sounded like a song and so I looked at the book and from Little Sleep’s-Head Sprouting Hair in the Moonlight here is that line: “The still undanced cadence of vanishing”.

Tracking Shots: minus moose (2014), Colin Brant, 5min, b&w, sound, 16mm
Winter is cold, the Taiga is vast, and moving through it somewhere is a cloistered beast. This film is the first of several animated tracking shot films that was shot with a Bolex on black and white reversal film and hand processed in buckets.

The Natural History of Harris Ave (2004), Jo Dery, 3min, b&w, sound, 16mm
Xerox transfer and silkscreen on clear leader
Images of different weeds growing along Harris Avenue in Providence, RI

Roadside Attractions (2013), Robert Todd, 9min, color, sound, 16mm
Sights of sites along the road. Circling a City Block in Boston.

35mm handmade slides from 2008-2012 – selections from Light Fractures, Meat, and Sorry, Luther Price

Persian Pickles (2012) Jodie Mack, 3min, color, sound, 16mm
A swimming study of paisley patterns traces this decorative motif from its origins in Persian weavings to appearances Irish quilting and American Counterculture. Extending on the stroboscopic tradition of anti-animation, this short material study fixates upon discarded materials to examine the decorative and its relationship to the cycles of industry and evolving modes of production.

Scream Tone (2004), Jo Dery, 3min, b&w, sound, 16mm
This is a direct animation made by applying Letraset half-tone films onto 16mm film. The sound is made by the image as read on the optical track. There is both a positive and negative version of the film; the sound reads differently in each version.

3 Generations: Training (2014), Warren Cockerham, 10min, color, sound, 16mm
A collage film. Contents: a 70s educational film for parents, silk screen copies, macro footage of court and police records, 2 photographs, elastration footage and fingerprints.

Dirty Ribbon (2004), Luther Price, 5min, color, sound, 16mm

35mm handmade slides from 2008-2012 – selections from Light Fractures, Meat, and Sorry, Luther Price

Trembling Palace (2013), Robert Todd, 6min, color, sound, 16mm
The world shivers in the darkness, trembles in the light. Winter, Boston, 2012.

If the War Continues (2012), Jonathan Schwartz, 5min, color, sound, 16mm
for ascending
“and before I could be noticed again and taken to task, I spoke to the tiny blessed star within me, shut off my heartbeat, made my body disappear into the shadow of a bush, and continued my previous voyage without thinking about returning home ever again.” -H.Hesse

Inkblot #40: Sleep (2011), Luther Price, 5min, color, sound, 16mm

Future is Bright (2011), Jodie Mack, 3min, color, sound, 16mm
‘Tis a rhyme for your lips
And a song for your heart
To sing it whenever
The world falls apart

Walking the Cross (2012), Luther Price, 10min, color, sound, 16mm
-from the “Sorry Chapters”

Curated by Warren Cockerham
Organized by Sally Lawton


Filed under: 16mm, artist in attendance, film