Congratulations to the Ann Arbor Film
Festival for showcasing independent
and experimental films for 40 years.
Remember, we're here to help the independant
filmmaker in any way that we can.
(Except money_ We don't have any money_)
About the Festival 2 Festival Staff 3 Board ofDirector's Welcome 4 Festival Director's Welcome 5 A
Love Letter to the Festival 6 Awards Jury 7 Awards 8 Festival Sponsors & Prize Donors 10
Festival Contributors & In-Kind Donors 11 Membership 12 Silent Auction 13 Festival Tour 14
Opening Gala & Fun Festival Extras 15 Around Town Events Associated with the Festival 16 Sidebar
Programs 17 Film Program 23 Also Entered 36 Print Sources 39 Notes Page 64
ApPROACHING MIDDLE AGE: THE ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL AT 40
A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT & EXPERIMENTAL 16MM FILM
As the oldest festival of experimental film in the United States, the Ann Arbor Film Festival is
a showplace for independent and experimental 16mm film. Founded in 1963 at the University of
Michigan School of Art by filmmaker/artist George Manupelli, the festival is now independent of the
university, and continues to cater to independent works by film artists under the direction of
Festival Director Vicki Honeyman As the premiere festival of 16mm independent & experimental
film, the Ann Arbor Film Festival exists to provide a worldwide public forum for 16mm film
screenings, to encourage and showcase independent & experimental film artists, to promote film
as art, and to offer educational outreach. High-quality projection is also a priority. We appreciate
the state-of-the-art facilities provided by the Michigan Theater and its staff.
The festival received a total of 440 films this year. Each film was viewed by a five-member
Screening Committee, who selected the films being shown in the main auditorium and the screening
room during festival week. Committee members are chosen for their respect for and knowledge of
independent and experimental film, as well as for their commitment to the Ann Arbor Film Festival's
goals. Members of this year's Screening Committee are Ken Bawcom, Ross Ewing, Vicki Honeyman, Linda
Kendall, Peter Knox (& Abbie and Lucy).
Because the amount of film entered exceeds the available public screening time, not every film can
be programmed into the festival week screening, though every film entered is in competition. Film
entries arrived from all over the world: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China,
England, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Scotland,
Singapore, Slovenia, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and all around the United States. Films are
chosen for the festival program based on their overall qualities of creativity, technical expertise,
and artistic expression. The length of films programmed varies from one minute to two hours. Every
show has a mix of every genre submitted, including experimental, animation, documentary, personal
documentary, and narrative.
The festival also includes seminars, panel discussions, and additional screenings in the theater's
screening room. Programs of films centered around themes are making it possible to include more
entries into the schedule. Programs of other media are broadening the festival's inclusion of media
artists (these programs are not in consideration for awards).
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is supported by kind and generous members of the Ann Arbor community
who donate money, food, time, and in-kind assistance. Festival operations are funded by filmmaker
entry fees, ticket sales, memberships, dollars contributed by local businesses and friends and
supporters from around the U.S, as well as by grant and sponsorship funds. The Ann Arbor Film
Festival is a non-profit organization that is organized by one full-time, one half-time, and an
enormous staff of volunteers. A board of directors oversees activities.
This year's festival is dedicated to Founding Director George Manupelli and his vision, which we
will honor throughout Festival week.
Festival Director Managing Assistant Director Board ofDirectors
Webmaster Graphic Artist Ad/Sponsorship Sales Volunteer Coordinator Interns
Tech Director Box Office Manager House Manager Fimmaker Check-in Manager Theater
Decorations/Installations Silent Auction Coordinator Gala Committee Marketing Assistant Screening
Room Facilitator Judge's Brunch Coordinator Ticket &Slide Design Newsletter Editor Newsletter
Graphic Designer Festival Handyman Michigan Theater Projection &Stage Staff
Extra Special Thanks
Extra Extra Special Thanks
Festival Poster Illustrations About the Poster Graphics Vicki Honeyman Chrisstina Hamilton Bruce
Baker, Frank Beaver, Steve Bergman, Barbara Brown, David Gatten, Denny Hayes, Edie Herrold, Jim Kruz
& Joe Tiboni Ken Burns, Bonny Dore, Lawrence Kasdan, Alison LaTendresse, Deanna Morse, Leighton
Pierce & Jay Rosenblatt Ken Bawcom, Ross Ewing, Vicki Honeyman, Linda Kendall & Peter Knox
Willie Northway Pamela Waxman! if the shoe fits ... graphic design Amy Grambeau Lisa Park Matt
Anderson, Margeret Clevenstine, Jennifer Langel, Jeff Olson, Agnieszka Palarz, Sultan Sharrief, Erin
Watkins, Kyle Wilamowski & Abbie Wisdom Dan Bruell Erika Weise Rob Fagerlund Bonnie Dede Esther
Kirshenbaum, Leslie Raymond & Noel Stupek Barbara Brown Connie Crump, Monique Deschaine &
Val Mangual Sue Wilts Keith Arnold Sue Webster Dan Bruell Barbara Brown Jocelyn Edin Mike Woodruff
Rick Berthelot, Dan Bruell, Walter Bishop, Scott Clarke, Art McViccar, Scott McWhinney, Jim Pyke
& Frank Uhle Bruce Baker, Ann Arbor Alarms (always happy to receive film deliveries), Carolyne
"Ms. Mailperson", Paul "Mr. UPS" and Ken "Mr. Fed X", Dan Bruell, Susan Wineberg & Lars Bjorn,
John Hilton, Firefly Club: Susan Chastain & as always, the customers of Vicki's Wash & Wear
Haircuts for their understanding & patience. Gordon White for his many years stuck in the box
office as Box Office Coordinator Suzie Kelsey! if the shoe fits ... graphic design Self-portraits,
1996, by Suzie Kelsey, oil pastel on construction paper. Ms. Kelsey produced an unsparing series of
self-portraits following a diagnosis ofleukemia in 1995. In the work, she drew particular attention
to how her physical features had changed as a result of both the disease and its treatment. Suzie
Kelsey died July, 2000, at the age of 28.
Posterers, Ushers, Box Office, Art &Happy Hospitality Volunteers
Barbara Annis, Scott Arnold, Bria Bergman, Christine Blaine, Dan Boujoulian, Alixandra Bums, Tony
Diaz, Beth Doane, Pascalle Dugay; Jubilee Dugay, Jocelyn Edin, Leslie Field, Lauren Freedman, Lynn
Freeland, Elise Freimuth, Elizabeth Gasper, Ariela Gitten, Sarah Grady, Ariela Green, Ariel
Grosshuesch, Annie Hammel, Max Harris, Kim Hartman, Allie Hlazaty, Amanda Hoebemeyer, Jeanne
Horvath, Larry Horvath, Bianca Houston, Helga Hover, Ryan Johnson, Kiarri Kershaw, Elizabeth King,
Yael King, Andrea Krantz, Frannie Laks, Paul Lambert, John Lang, Amira Marion, Mavourneen Marion,
Tim Malik, Graham Mason, Kathy McGauley; Colin Miller, Jode Millman, Dax Monta, Ruchika Muchala,
Zack Napier, Tom Newton, Roland Neynaber, Beth Parsons, Mauree Peabody; Nicole Pearce, Millie
Piazza, Jennifer Reinhart, Jeff Richardson, Maggie Roltsch, Sarah Rubin, Lily Rushlow, Michelle
Sauve, Carolyn Schilling, Ann Schultz, Pam Schwarzmann, Vonda Shadigian, Adam Steel, Phyllis
Stillman, Dan Stratton, Birgit Swanson, Jessica Sysek, Ben Toby; Kathy Toby, Lindsay Trapnell, Patty
Turpen, David Victor, Rose Wedal, Shannon White, Alyssa Wood, Stephanie Wooten, & Ryan Yingling
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Frank Beaver Steve Bergman, Barbara Brown
Jim Kruz Joe Tiboni
BOARD OF ADVISORS
Ken Burns Bonny Dore Lawrence Kasdan Alison LaTendresse Deanna Morse Leighton Pierce Jay
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The Board of Directors is delighted to welcome everyone to the 40th anniversary party being held
to celebrate the films, the individuals who make them, the people who labor diligently to bring the
party to all of us, the past directors who set the Festival in motion forty years ago and everyone
who will be part of this, our 40th birthday. The Board especially thanks the director, her assistant
and the welcome energy of many volunteers, performers, artists, contributors, sponsors and the
Michigan Theater. All played parts in the production which will make this a Festival and party to
The 40th Anniversary of the Ann Arbor Film Festival, or any milestone like it, owes debts to many
who nurtured, cajoled or pushed it forward over the years. The past 15 years reflects the prodigious
and relentless energy of our Director, Vicki Honeyman, whose efforts have made the Festival the film
landmark event of its kind. We are also delighted to welcome the founder and the others directors of
the Festival who have returned to celebrate the occasion with us.
The Board is also happy to welcome sponsors, new and old. This year's prizes include the first Ken
Burns Award of $3,000 for Best of Festival. The award honors this Ann Arbor native who has
generously committed to supporting the Festival's continuing pursuit of excellence in film and
imagination. The Board is happy to welcome other award sponsors including Michael Moore who, besides
continuing his award for Best Documentary, will be here to contribute his personal energy and effort
to the celebration. As always, the Board is deeply appreciative of the sponsors of awards, the
Festival sponsors, the generous grants from the NEA, Michigan Council of the Arts, the Academy of
Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences and others too numerous to mention individually whose
contributions form the economic backbone around which the Festival is built. We are grateful to the
noteworthy support of the DeVarti family whose endowment this year highlights the depth of community
support that nourishes the Festival. Thank you all.
This year's Festival promises to set a new standard for scope and breadth of its films and live
performances. We'll have reviews of historic and seminal films from Andy Warhol and others and host
a pre-release screening of Jodie Foster's new film, Dangerous Lives ofAltar Boys. Personal
appearances by Oscar winner John Nelson and a rare return visit by performance artist Pat Oleszko in
too many roles to mention will contribute to the celebration. The list goes on and we're proud to be
part of it.
Finally, the 40th anniversary of the Festival reaffirms our commitment to filmmakers and their art
in all its forms. We welcome the Festival's traditional contributors and supporters and as always,
we extend its stage to their new, innovative, fresh contributions to film, fun and art.
The week promises much and will deliver more than promised. You'll see films that will engage you,
enrage you maybe and entertain with their audacity, perception, humor and whimsy. There aren't
enough adjectives to describe what you'll see and experience. Welcome to the party. Enjoy!
Ann Arbor Film Festival Board of Directors
For the past month I've been talking to filmmakers and film¥goers, with one specific message: this
is the year to come to the Ann Arbor Film Festivan
Ten years ago, to celebrate the Festival's 30th anniversary, we held a 4-day conference, 30 Years
and Beyond: A Celebration of Independent and Experimental Film. This year, in honor of our 40th
anniversary, we decided to spend an entire week celebrating our history and presence in the
independent film community, as well as recognizing a few seminal and/or emerging artists.
How we're celebrating is as important as what we're showing. The work we're offering in the Sidebar
Programs may not be available in this area for years ... or ever again. The programs Craig Baldwin,
Alison laTendresse, and Lux Mundi have curated represent young artists who may be putting their
current work in the closet as they continue to develop. Though Andy Warhol can't be here on the
festival stage to repeat his 1966 premiere performance ofthe EPI, Warhol expert Branden Joseph joins
us to discuss the piece and its importance in Warhol-and Ann Arbor Film Festival-history.
Chrisstina and I are both filled with pride to share with you the Festival's legacy. Since the end
ofthe 39th Festival, we have labored to bring you an incredible assortment ofwork and talent for you
to fill up on. We appreciate of all who've made it possible.
The really big deal for us is a woman who used to grace the festival stage in its early days ofthe
60s and early 70s -the queen of the festival, Pat Oleszko. Pat's being here is reason enough to
throw a party and to celebrate the Festival's 40th year. It is such an honor to have Pat back on
stage, as well as to have her judging entries all week long with filmmakers and friends ofthe
Festival, Jay Rosenblatt and Chel White.
There are many other special people to note who have worked really hard to help organize the
Festival. This year I feel even more indebted to those people who came through for me and for the
Festival. I wish to point them out and thank them.
Chrisstina Hamilton, Managing Assistant Director ofthe Festival, operates on an energy level that
would send most to the hospital for needed rest. Her love of and commitment to the Festival equals
mine. She has done a fabulous job since arriving on our scene, and deserves recognition for her
stamina. Chrisstina is my star and, though we can't always work in the same room together, at the
end ofthe day, preferably over martinis, our friendship remains strong.
Willie Northway, the Festival's Webmaster, deserves ten rounds ofapplause. Receiving no stipend or
salary, Willie has devoted endless hours to improving, perfecting, and updating our webpage. I've
learned that this is a full-time position, and Willie is all over it with a smile and a twinkle in
his eye. Thank you so very much for creating what I feel has become a top-notch professional and
useable webpage, complete with a shopping cart, thanks to Willie and our webhost Diamond Bullet.
More applause please for Pamela Waxman, who, like Willie, has devoted countless hours to creating
the Festival's graphic images this year, with not one, but two designs for the 40th. Fabulous isn't
a big enough word for Pamela's clever popcorn box gala invites -too too wonderfun Pamela, I
apologize publicly for all those last minute, past deadline requests, but you did all of it so well
and made it seem so effortless.
As you're reading this program book, please notice the display ads in the back and the list of
sponsors whose support has made this year's festival possible. Huge thanks and recognition go to Amy
Grambeau, the Festival's Director of Sales, who managed that feat with amazing professionalism, and
with a personality and charm that sponsors couldn't
What's a non-profit organization without its volunteers? No where. Volunteer Coordinator Lisa
Park understands that, and with her energetic and contagious pitch, manages to excite over 100
people to volunteer. Lisa had to chose between escaping to California or sticking around to marshall
the troops again this year. She chose the later because she loves the Festival, and because she's
totally ace at the job. Thank you and thank you again1
Lots more people have given their talents and time to the Festival. I particularly appreciate the
efforts ofthe members ofthe volunteer staff who have worked with me for many of my 15 years as
director. The year-to-year consistency that you bring helps the show continue to run smoothly.
Thanks for your devotion to the Festival and your eagerness to return: Mike Woodruff, Bruce Baker,
Gari Stein, Rob Fagerlund, Bonnie Dede, Esther Kirshenbaum, Linda Kendall, Peter Knox, Dan Bruell,
Barbara Brown, Sue Webster and especially Ken Bawcom for his sincere generosity and love of the
Special thanks to Leslie Raymond for putting on her own festival within the Festival this year, Lux
Mundi, which can be seen all around town this week with installations, film and video screenings,
and even a fire-eating multi-media happening.
Thank you as well to my friend John Nelson for taking time from his busy production schedule to be a
part ofthis year's celebration. John and I worked on the Festival together in the mid 70s. Each
March I know he wishes he could be here in Ann Arbor for festival week. Welcome back, John, and
kudos for succeeding in your goal to be awarded your own Oscar.
Deep gratitude and condolences to the DeVarti family, who knew their father Dominick would wish to
bequeath an endowment to the Festival in hopes of maintaining the festival's financial security
through the next 20 years. Dominick was a close friend of Festival folks in the 60s and 70s, when
founding director George Manupelli and friends would hold fort at Casa Dominick's after-hours of
Festival screenings. We appreciate the family's recognition of that special relationship.
Thank you to the NEA and Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and to our many sponsors,
donors, members, and friends who wish the Festival well by granting us funds and continuing to make
donations to our event. We couldn't survive without you. Huge thanks also to University ofMichigan
interns Matt Anderson, Margaret Clevenstine, Jen Langel, Jeff Olson, Agneiszka Palarz, Sutlan
Sharrief, Kyle Wilamowski and Abbie Wisdom who've worked with me in the office all year and made the
day-to-day job a little less stressful. You are all angels and you know it1
Not taking any ofyou for granted, I thank all the filmmakers for continuing to produce works in 16mm
and for caring so much for this festival. Your thank you notes always offer me a sweet reminder
about why Ann Arbor is what it is, and why it must continue to cater to 16mm film artists. Thank you
for entering this year and for making this our best year yet.
All ofyou who are with us this week, please know how fortunate you are to have this unique occasion
to take in all this talent and important work that we've gathered together. I'm honored to have the
opportunity to bring it to you.
A few years ago, my husband Dan and I were speaking with William Farley after a screening of one
of his films at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco. We complimented him on a previous
film, "Citizen" and mentioned that we had seen it many years earlier at the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Surprised that we were familiar with his work, he asked us if we made films ourselves.
To date, the answer is no, but our attendance at the Ann Arbor Film Festival over the last 15-25
years has exposed us to the work of countless experimental and documentary filmmakers from all over
the world. When we moved from Ann Arbor to San Francisco in 1988, we anticipated that we would see
more of these types of films on a regular basis. Many of the films shown at Ann Arbor come out of
the fertile film community in San Francisco.
True, there is a wealth of experimental and independent films made and shown in the Bay Area. But we
still journey back to Michigan in March. The tradition of the Festival, its atmosphere, and the Ann
Arbor community that embraces it -these ingredients make the experience truly unique.
The programming at the Ann Arbor Film Festival keeps the audience interested, and at times,
guessing. A difficult subject may precede something light. Documentaries or narrative films are
often programmed alongside of non¥narrative pieces. This could contribute to the fact that the
Festival attracts an audience that goes beyond the filmmaking community itself. And over the years
this audience has come to know the complete works of many talented filmmakers.
Thanks to the Festival I have grown to love the films of Leighton Pierce, Mike Hoolboom, Richard
Myers, Claire Dannenbaum, Bill Brown, Martin Arnold, the late Warren Sonbert and so many others.
I'll never forget the haunting "Where is Memory" by Chris Gallagher, or Jeff Scher's lyrical "Milk
of Amnesia". Will I see any more work by Nancy Andrews, who's whimsical "Hedwig Page, Seaside
Librarian" was shown in last year's 39th annual festival?
Only time will tell. The film festival and its audience have grown up together. In between shows,
there are lively discussions in the aisles and in front ofthe theater. While opinions on individual
films may differ, the audience shares an enthusiasm that keeps them coming back for more.
Looking back over my collection of festival programs, I have scribbled a word or two next to film
titles in an effort to remember something about them, like "garment workers", "father dying" or
"Ross McElwee-style". Sometimes I wrote down a single line from a film or made a note of music used
in the soundtrack. Films that I found noteworthy are starred or highlighted. In 1992, I highlighted
85% of the films listed.
15 years ago, the Festival program was one legal-Sized sheet of paper printed on both sides. In
recent years it has become a 60-page book listing workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and a
multitude of sponsors. The amazing growth that the Festival has enjoyed under the helm of Director
Vicki Honeyman cannot be overlooked. In a climate where funding for the arts is continually
threatened, I applaud Ms. Honeyman for her tireless efforts to broaden both financial and creative
support for the film festival.
Regardless of the size of the program, come the second week of March you can find me seated in the
darkened Michigan Theater making notes in the margins of mine.
FORMER ANN ARBORITE VICKI ENGEL IS A FILM LOVER AND AN 11 YEAR VETERAN OF VISUAL EFFECTS PRODUCTION
AT INDUSTRIAL LIGHT AND MAGIC. HER LAST PROJECT, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, IS NOMINATED FOR AN
ACADEMY AWARD IN VISUAL EFFECTS
The Awards Jury is composed of internationally recognized filmmakers, artists, and critics who are
independent and experimental film as an art form. The juror's function is to view all entries
programmed into the public
film screenings and to distribute the awards money. Decisions regarding awards and the distribution
of prize monies are
the prerogative of the Awards Jury; its decisions are final. In addition, jurors present their own
work or a curated program
on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at 3:00 pm (see FILM PROGRAM 2002 for details).
Performantz and multi-media artist Pat Oleszko "wears" spectacles for better visions.
Known as the Ms Tricks of Dese Guise, she has a large body -of work -which
includes many unnatural acts. Utilizing elaborate costume and props, she has
created lithe performances, films, installations that a-dress trees, knees, elephants,
breasts, butts and index fingers, and assordid special events with the cast-off
thousands. She has worked from the popular artforms of the street, party, parade,
and burlesque house, to the Museum of Modern Art, from Sesame Street Magazine
to Ms, Playboy, and Artforum. For her efforts she has received four NEAs, three
NYFAs, two CAPS, a DAAD to live in Brrrrlin, a BESSIE for Sustained
Achievement, the Guggenheim, two TONY nominations and the occasional evening
in jail. Recently, she not only spent a glorious year in Italy as a recipient of the
prestigious Rome Prize, but was also awarded detention at the Vatican for posing as
the Nincompope, forever pursuing the las' laugh.
JAY ROSENBLATT Jay Rosenblatt has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has
completed fourteen films and two videos. He is a recent recipient of a Guggenheim and a Rockefeller
Fellowship. His films have won many awards and have screened throughout the world. Most recently his
films showed for one week at the Film Forum in NY and in theaters in San Francisco, Chicago,
Seattle, Boston and Cleveland. Articles about his work have appeared in the Sunday NY Times Arts
& Leisure section, the LA Times, the NY Times, Filmmaker magazine, the Village Voice, and The
Independent. Many of his films explore our emotional and psychological cores. He has taught
filmmaking at the College of San Mateo and Stanford University. He is originally from Brooklyn and
in a former life worked as a therapist.
Chel White began his film work in experimental animation, creating a series of films that explore
the interplay of sound and image. These early works play with the juxtaposition of musical structure
and visual rhythm, and are distinctly non¥narrative. In recent years Chel's films have gravitated
towards narrative work that reveals his own off-center perspective. Consistently defying
categorization, his work explores obsession, alienation, fetishism, transcendence, dreams, and
childhood memories. In much of his work, White draws on the tension between modern industrial
culture and the needs of the human soul. Yet many of his films, both old and new, are darkly
humorous with a whimsical spirit. The South Carolina Arts Commission called Chel White's films,
"unpredictable journeys through obsession and allegory, where the individual is at the center of his
From Sundance to Berlin, the short films of Chel White have been shown in film
festivals all over the world, and recognized with many awards. Over the past 20
years, seven of his films have screened at Ann Arbor.
A total of $18,000 in cash prizes is awarded by the awards jurors, including the following annual
THE KEN BURNS AWARD FOR BEST OF FESTIVAL $3,000 This top festival award was established to
recognize the filmmaker with the most outstanding entry. The award honors the film that best
represents the artistic and creative standards ofthe Festival. It is sponsored by documentary
filmmaker Ken Burns, who graduated from Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School in 1971. The Ann Arbor
community is proud to have reared this influential cultural figure and patron ofindependent film.
THE EMPA WORK LIFE AWARD $1,200 Granted to the film that best addresses issues that pertain to
working conditions, careers, the workplace, or employees. Employee Motivation & Performance
Assessment CSurveysForBusiness.com} sponsors this award as part ofits ongoing commitment to the
simultaneous improvement of working conditions and profitability.
TOM BERMAN AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER $1,000 Tom Berman was a University ofMichigan film
student, an early supporter and a close friend ofthe Festival. This award, endowed by the Berman
family, is given in Tom's memory and is intended to support a young filmmaker who the Awards Jury
feels will make a Significant contribution to the art offilm in the course of his'her filmmaking
SCREENING COMMITTEE'S CHOICE FOR NARRATIVE INTEGRITY $1,000 Granted to one filmmaker by the
screening committee to ensure that a deserving entry has the opportunity to win multiple awards. The
recipient is announced following the awards jurors announcement ofwinners.
Gus VAN SANT AWARD FOR BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM $1,000 Gus Van Sant's film career began in the
early 80s, when he was making short experimental films that were awarded at the Ann Arbor Film
Festival. Mr. Van Sant is endowing this award to honor the film that best represents the use
ofexperimental processes, forms, and topics.
LAWRENCE KASDAN AWARD FOR BEST NARRATIVE FILM $1,000 Endowed by Mr. Kasdan, who began his film
career in Ann Arbor studying film at the University ofMichigan, the award recognizes works which
make use ofthe medium's unique ability to convey striking and original stories.
MICHAEL MOORE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM $1,000 Michael Moore gives back to the Festival what
he received in inspiration from the hundreds offilms he's viewed over the years at the Festival.
Proceeds from Roger and Me fund the award.
CHRIS FRAYNE AWARD FOR BEST ANIMATED FILM $1,000 In memory ofChris Frayne, a key participant in the
Festival's early years, whose spirit and approach to life was reminiscent of his cartoon characters.
The award has been endowed with the hope that his spirit will continue through the prize.
PRIX DEVARTI $1,000 In honor ofthe 40 year friendship between Dominick's and the Ann Arbor Film
Festival, this award is in memory of Dominick and Alice DeVarti. The prize is awarded to the
funniest film in the Festival.
FILM CRAFT LAB/KODAK AWARD FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
16MM FILM STOCK + PROCESSING This award is given to the film that demonstrates the highest
excellence and creativityin cinematography. It is
presented in honor ofthe many independent filmmakers who have contributed to the success ofGrace
& Wild's laboratory division, Film Craft Lab, over the last 25 years. Film Craft Lab has
generously donated the processing cost ofKodak's film stock contribution -4,000 ft. of 16mm Eastman
EXR Color Negative Film.
GRIOT EDITORIAL BEST EDITING AWARD $500 Griot Editorial, Grace & Wild's creative editorial
boutique, funds this annual award for excellence in the art of film editing. The awards jurors shall
grant this prize to a single film that demonstrates outstanding creativity and technical excellence
in the art of motion picture editing.
LIBERTY STREET VIDEO AWARD FOR BEST GAy/LESBIAN FILM $500 Sponsored by Ann Arbor's alternative video
rental store that promotes diversity and excellence in filmmaking. This award honors the film that
best deals with gay/lesbian issues.
MICHIGAN VUE MAGAZINE AWARD FOR BEST MICHIGAN FILMMAKER $500 This award is intended to support
and encourage the local filmmaking community by rewarding excellence in a Michigan¥produced film
within any genre. Sponsored by metro Detroit¥based Michigan Vue Magazine, which is dedicated to
promoting Michigan's film, video, and multi-media production industry.
DETROIT FILMMAKERS COALITION AWARD The member-based non-profit Detroit media arts center provides
production support to the local independent filmmaking community. The award, which is intended for a
Southeastern Michigan-based filmmaker, provides the recipient up to $1500 in waived rental fees for
use towards production and post-production equipment from the DFC.
AUDIO AWARD FOR BEST SOUND DESIGN $500 Audiovisionsl Amazing Audio, Inc. is the premiere location
sound and staging production company for film, video, broadcasts, teleconferences, and all live
events. The award is intended for the film that exhibits the best use ofsound design to further the
creative intentions ofthe film.
DOUG WANDREI AWARD FOR BEST LIGHTING DESIGN $500 Doug Wandrei spent 50 years working in the
Detroit production industry, wearing the hat ofevery technical position possible. Based on his
passion for lighting he eventually chose a career as lighting director. This memorial award
recognizes the most creative use oflighting in a film in which mood and atmosphere ofthe environment
are greatly enhanced through lighting design.
PETER WILDE AWARD FOR MOST TECHNICALLY INNOVATIVE FILM $500 In memory ofthe Festival's friend Peter
Wilde, who cared passionately about the projected image and was a technical wizard and master ofthe
makeshift. The award honors the film that most respects the integrity ofthe projected image.
MARVIN FELHEIM SPECIAL JURY AWARD $500 Marvin Felheim was a film scholar at the University of
Michigan and one ofthe founders ofthe FestivaL The prize is awarded to a work offilm art that
extends the range ofsubject matter traditionally dealt with in the film medium, while at the same
time transcending standard genre categorization.
Tios HOT & SPICY AWARD $500 Ann Arbor's Tios Restaurant has been serving up the spiciest salsa
around since 1987. Interpretation of U red hot & spicy" is left to the judges discretion in
determining allocation ofthis award, which can be given to any film, based on form, content, or
ISABELLA LIDDELL ART AWARD $400 A memorial award for the film that best deals with women's issues,
created by friends ofIsabella Liddell who was a dear friend and long-time supporter ofthe Festival
and practitioner ofthe arts.
HONORABLE MENTIONS $2,400 Remaining prize monies that are distributed at the awards jurors'
discretion as honorable mentions to filmmakers deserving of recognition, support, and encouragement.
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to acknowledge that this year's festival was made possible
with grant support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National
Endowment for the Arts. We also offer very special thanks to the corporations, businesses,
organizations, and friends of the Festival listed below for their very generous
sponsorship and donations.
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A total of $18,000 will be awarded in prize money at this year's festival. Prize donations go
directly to filmmakers in the form ofcash awards. Any remaining prize funds are applied to future
festival awards. Our thanks to the individuals, organizations, and businesses listed below for
generously donating to the prize fund. Our apologies to the people and
businesses who contributed prize donations after this program went to press.
Ken Burns/Florentine Films
Judy Kazis & Berman Family, Lawrence & Mary Ellen Kasdan, Michael Moore, Gus Van Sant, Bruce
Baker, and DeVarti family
Mid America Cine Support, Liberty Street Video,
Michigan Vue Magazine,
Tios Restaurant, Amazing Audio Inc., 630 Club, and Griot Editorial
LaBour Foundation for Non¥Institutional Living
Denny Hayes, Arbor Springs Passing WaterAward, and Matt & Elizabeth Fedorchuk
Frank & Gail Beaver, Kitty & Steven Kahn ,HGS Corporation, Tom Baird, Mark Hardin, and
Harold Borkin & Adrienne Kaplan
Mike Kuniavsky, Barry M. Miller, Walter Spiller, and George Fisher & Kari Magill
Roger Lane, Lars Bjorn & Susan Wineberg, John Caldwell & Susan Kalinowski, Peter Michalowski
& Deanna Relyea, Jim Freudenberg, and Don & Kathryn Van Leeuwen
PJ's Used Records, Fred LaBour, Steve & Heidi Herrell, Michigan Psychoanalytic Society of Ann
Pfizer Foundation Matching Gifts Program, George & Katherine Frayne, Susan Warner & Wilde
Family, Grace & Wild Studios, Detroit Filmmakers Coalition, and Kodak
Our BIG BIG thanks to the following businesses and individuals for supporting this year's
festival by donating their goods, services, and expertise. We encourage our festival patrons to
thank them by patronizing their businesses. Tell them you're
there because they support the Festival you love!
Russell Video Services Foto 1 John Lauter Action Rental Kolossos Printing Ann Arbor News Greenstreet
Tree Care Adrian's Screenprint Bill Husted Access Productions Erin & David Watkins Goetzcraft
Printers Robot Printing
Zanzibar Seva Restaurant BD's Mongolian Barbecue The Blue Nile Del Rio Bar
Peter Honeyman Sheila Jeffrey Ferguson & Widmayer, PC
Monahan's Seafood Market Zingerman's Delicatessen Zingerman's Bakehouse Say Cheese Cheesecake Bakery
FILMMAKER ENTRY FEE DONORS
Jeffrey Von Wald & Michael Levy Denny Hayes Bruce Baker Edie Herrold Alfonso Alvarez
Lisa Lemble Charlie Remsen
WEB & SHOPPING
CART HOST Diamond Bullet
OPENING GALA FOOD & DRINK Big Ten Party Storeffommy York 0& W Distributing/Jim Wanty Leone
Imports Silver Foam Distributing Company
OPENING GALA CATERERING
SCREENING COMMITTEE MEALS
Del Rio Bar Zingerman's KenFood Bruce Baker
Michael Woodruff/Zone 5 Design
DIXIE GAS HOUSE PAT OLESZKO FUND
Jeff Charney Rick & Silvia Gans John Johnson Michael Lee Parsons Dave Greene
Ken Burns -Florentine Films State St. Area Association Lawrence & Meg Kasdan Bruce Baker City of
Community Events Fund WADL-TV38 The Fox Kids Affiliate Josh Pokempner & Gretchen Gardner
The Ann Arbor Film Festival is a grass roots organization dedicated for the past 40 years to
screening the very best in independent and experimental16mm film. One of the strengths of the
Festival has always been the generous financial support it has received from its boosters. The
festival's formal membership campaign serves as a way to recognize and acknowledge much appreciated,
tax-deductible contributions. Putting on the Ann Arbor Film Festival is a year-round effort. The
support is greatly appreciated.
Film Producers ($500+) Jill McDonough & Greg Merriman Myrna Jean Rugg & Richard Cronn
Film Celebrities ($250+)
Ruth Bardensteinl Burns Park Consulting Fred & Jeannie Birkhill Peter Drescher Gavin Eadie Jules
Engel Adam Forslund & Eric Rasmussen Nancy LaTendresse
Film Heroes and Heroines ($100+)
John Dryden &Diana Raimi
Mark & Terri Fisher
Kutz, Inc. Sandrine Martin Rita Mitchell & Ed Steinman Kostas Pappas Diane Piepol Martin
Shackelford Peter Sparling & John Gutoskey Victor R. Volkman Pam Schwarzmann Gordon & Cheryl
White Ellen Wilt
Film Connoisseurs ($50+)
Robert Droppleman & Julie Weatherbee
Mark Hodeshl Downtown Home and Garden Hannah & Max Honeyman Jan Krawitz Susan Moiseev Deanna
Morse Drusilla Scott Robert & Elaine Sims Mark Street & Lynne Sachs
Film Lovers ($25+)
Fran Cowen Adler
Sam & Michelle Belin
East Lansing Film Festival
Helen M. Graves
Evelyn & Albert Lerman
Norman T. Medley, Jr.
Anne & Fred Remley
Shirley Honeyman Sklar
Jenny & Karl Smith-Davids
Film Cameos ($10+)
Rebecca M. Alvin
Barbara Hammer As an additional means of raising funds, the Ann Arbor Film Festival holds a benefit
silent auction of donated art works and services during festival week. The silent auction is
well-received by our patrons and enhances the Festival's tradition of artistic collaboration.
The auction begins Sunday, March 10 and ends at 9:00 pm on Sunday, March 17. It takes place in
the upper lobby of the Michigan Theater. Bid cards are placed by each piece. Opening bids are 25
percent of the donated value of the artwork or service (as indicated on each bid card). To place a
bid, write on the card your name, address, and phone numbers, and your bidding amount. Bids are to
be raised in $10 minimum increments. Any bid over the donated value is tax¥deductible. Return to
the Festival Sunday, March 17 at 9:00 pm to see if you are the winning bidder, at which time we
would like you to make payment and pick up the piece. If you can't pick it up by Sunday, other
arrangements can be made. However, the deadline to pick up and pay for the piece is March 31, at
which point you will forfeit your bid to the next highest bidder, whom we will contact.
We appreciate the generosity of the following artists, businesses, and community members who have
donated their art work and services for this auction. Other items may have come in after the program
was printed, thus their names won't be listed here.
Valerie Mangual Ann Arbor Lisa Marra Ann Arbor Robin Mendenhall Ann Arbor Michigan Theater Ann Arbor
Ken Mikolowski Ann Arbor Jim Mimnaugh Ann Arbor Denny & Monique Deschaine AI Dente Pasta Ann
Arbor Anne Moray Ann Arbor Renee Mueller, Voila Ann ArborCharles Aimone Taylor MI Marge Pacer Ann
ArborChris Roberts-Antieu Manchester MI Lisa Powers Ann ArborLeland Austin Ann Arbor Terri Sarris
Ann ArborJulie Bedore Ann Arbor Greg Sobran Ann ArborBarbara Brown Ann Arbor Lisa Steichmann Ann
ArborJean Buescher Ann Arbor Claudette Stern Ann ArborHelen Bunch Ann Arbor Debbie Thompson Ann
ArborLori Burkall Ann Arbor True Gems Ann ArborCathy & Gary Catania, Vesuvius Art Gallery Glenn
MI Richard & Raven Tuttle, Saguaro Rare Plant Nursery Ann ArborMartha Claus Ann Arbor Robin
Vincent Ann ArborLynda Cole Ann Arbor Graceann Warn Ann ArborNancy & Brad Cross, Harmony Hollow
Ann Arbor Margo West Ann ArborJill Damon, 16 Hands Ann Arbor Ellie White Ann ArborCynthia Davis Ann
Arbor Ann Whitney Ann ArborTrish DeBoer, Deboer Gallery Ann Arbor Philip Wilson Grand Rapids MIScott
Douglas, Mudman Studios Ann Arbor
Sue Wilts South Lyon MI
Marie Gaston Ann Arbor Michael Wolfe Ann ArborDorothy Gottlieb Ann Arbor Nancy Wolfe Ann
ArborRichard Hackel Ann Arbor Michael Woodruff Ann ArborAnne Hermann Dexter MI Sharon Wysocki Ann
ArborTom & Cindy Hollander, Hollander's Ann Arbor Kay Yourist, Yourist Pottery Studio Ann
Sue Iott Ann Arbor Richard Kooyman Kaleva MI Dennis Laemmel Manchester MI Esther Kirshenbaum Ann
Arbor Harriet KozynAnnArbor Rebecca Lambers Manchester MI Steven & Katherine Lesse, Abracadabra
Following the Festival in Ann Arbor, a four-hour program of awarded and highlighted films are
selected to represent the Festival on the Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour. The tour will be on the road
from the end of March through mid-December. Each filmmaker on tour will receive $2.00 per minute per
tour stop for use of their film. More stops will be added throughout the spring, summer, and fall.
Please check the Festival webpage at http://aafilmfest.org for those updates.
March 29 &30 Reed College Portland OR
AprilS, 6 &7 Fine Arts Cinema Berkeley CA
April 9 & 10 Colby College Waterville ME
April 12 & 13 University ofTennessee Knoxville TN
April 18& 19 Kent State University KentOH
April 26 &27 Memorial Union Art Gallery UCDavis DavisCA
May 6 Detroit Film Theater Detroit Institute of the Arts DetroitMI
May II & 12 Foothill College Los Altos Hills CA May 29 Cincinnati Film Society Cincinnati OH
June 14 & IS Northwest Film Center Portland OR
August 3 Capri Theatre Montgomery Ai
August 10 & II Aurora Picture Show Houston TX
September IS, 16 & 17 Cornell Cinema Ithaca NY
September 27 & 28 Webster University Film Series St. Louis, MO
October 4 &5 Pittsburgh Filmmakers Pittsburgh PA
October 9 Rhode Island School of Design Providence RI October 17 & 18 Central Michigan
University Park Library Auditorium Mt. Pleasant MI
October 24 & 25 Amherst College AmherstMA
November 14 Alternative Film Festival EdinboroPA
November 25 & 26 Ithaca College Ithaca NY
December 6 & 7 Southwest Film Center Albuquerque NM
Dates to be announced later at aafilmfest.orgltour:
Union Theater University of Wisconsin Milwaukee WI
UW Cinematheque University of Wisconsin Madison WI
Cleveland Cinematheque Cleveland OH
The Gala kicks offa celebration ofan entire week honoring the Festival7s 40 years.
Outdoor Sculpture Garden The Air's Apparent is an installation ofa number of Pat Oleszko's
outrageous and cartoonlike pneumatic sculptures that will be placed in the street for the Gala
Opening ofthe Film Festival as a looney sculpture garden. Featured prominently on opening night will
be the 40th anniversary 25" tall inflated birthday pastry, The Angel Fool Cake. Also seen will be
Airhead, the Androgynuts Bows, and the Quantum Leaper.
Tribute to Vicki Honeyman
Tonight we're celebrating 15 years ofVicki Honeyman's reign as Festival Director. We'd tell you what
we have planned, but we want it to be a surprise, and ifwe printed it, well ... then Vicki would
A 25 year veteran of Hollywood special effects design for such films as Anaconda, City ofAngels, and
Terminator 2, Festival alumni John Nelson will show clips and speak about the his experiences
creating his Academy Award winning visual effects for Gladiator.
Roamin Holiday: A VIeW From A Broad presents a series ofclothes calls and cunning stunts deployed
amidst the pope and circus¥stance ofthe Patican and the Wholly Roaming Empire. Picaresque
investigations into the modem dazed saints are presented from the rather refreshing standpoint ofa
sinner. Included among the Patpourri offunctioning unctionaries are St. Sebastian as a yuppie
schlockbroker from hell, the Glad-He-Ate-Her, a living-large Pasta Madonna and the mighty mien ofthe
Nincompope. A new pizza from Pat Oleszko with everything on it: outland-ditched costumes, truncated
media, monster pneumatics, relentless word ploys, garish lighting, cloying muzak,whining, rhyming
and humiliating audience Pa'ticipation.
LOBBY INSTALLATION ART
Pat Oleszko Inf/atables, Terrence Campagna & Nicole MacDonald l.£ltent Light, Melanie Curry
Bottoms UpT Language Removal Services Lux Aetemi, Potter-Belmar Labs Dual Observation Cabinets, Thad
Povey Wrapped Around the Screw, Ann Arbor Hands On Museum Anyone Anywhere Anytime
FILMMAKER KIOSK & LOUNGE (IN THE LOBBY OF THE SCREENING ROOM)
Filmmakers! Get your polaroid taken so everyone can see who you are. The lounge is the place to find
a filmmaker or chill.
DOMINICK'S IS OPEN FOR THE FEST! 812 Monroe St. (one block east of State St, south of S. University)
Casa Dominick's, a pub and home to film fest memorabilia, re-opens for the season, in conjunction
with festival week. If you are an out-of-town visitor to the Festival, please visit the DeVarti
family bistro and take in the vintage festival posters and artwork from the Festival's early
MIDNIGHT PARTY (for Festival goers), Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St., between Liberty &
Washington Join us and partake in owner Susan Chastain's AAFF martini "The Flicker"! Enjoy Lightning
in a Bottle -Last Gasp for Moving Projections, Sound, and Installation Afterhours Style with Kapt.
Salty and the Cinema Preservation Society.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17,5 PM -SPECIAL CLOSING NIGHT FEATURE
Pre-release Screening ofDangerous Lives ofAltar Boys, starring Jodie Foster, with Q& A by the
producer, Meg LeFauve Based on Chris Fuhrman's original and audacious coming-of-age novel, The
Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys is a 70s set drama featuring two charming but irreverent Catholic high
schoolers who confront the mysteries ofadulthood.The boys experience a series of misadventures
through which they learn the most painful lesson ofall -that growing up means learning how to depend
on yourself. Jodie Foster plays Sister Assumpta, the emblematic authority figure in their lives, the
enemy. Seeing only her rules and daily efforts to subvert their fun instead ofthe genuine concern
she has for their souls, the boys use their artistic talents to create a hard-edged comic book that
depicts Sister Assumpta as a fiendish, motorcycle-riding villain who battles their animated
alter-egos. Throughout the story, their fantasy universe comes to life in animated sequences,
paralleling the live-action tale offriendship, first¥love, and inevitable loss.
Sal March 9 reception 7Pm Wednesday March 13 1l:30pm Craig Baldwin culture-jam -Press Play to
Agitate: A.ffgala opening MITheater Pirates, Parodists, & the Prank-Documentary (3$) LUX MUNDI
street procession Lion Dance Saturday March lb midnight Pat Oleszko's Inflatable Sculpture Garden In
Downtown Home & G.rden asphalt lot across £.om Firefly Sunday March 10 bpm Stephen Rife
performs FIREFILM closing party at Firefly WCBN Jason Voss hosts Language Removal Services Lightning
in a Bottle Monday March 11 noon-2pm projeccionistas: Keith Arnold, Alfonso Alvarez, Scott Miller,
sounds: Dale Sophiea Installations & Performances by: Alfonso Alvar.. Stephen Rife
Keith Arnold Dale Sophiea
U of M School of Art & Design
Matthew Bakkom Jason Stevens
1. M.ichigan theater
Ann Arbor FilmFest
Terrence Campagna Noe1Slupek
2. Border's Books 5. Sweetwaters Cafe
U of M FilmjVideo program
Craig Baldwin Uncle Art
3. Firefly Club b. Matrix Gallery
Melanie Currie Naia Venturi
4. Downtown Home & G.rden 7' Art Oasis
These events take place in the Michigan Theater's Screening Room unless otherwise noted.
SHOWTIMES MONDAY, MARCH 11, 8 & 10 PM TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 1 PM -FREE TUESDAY, MARCH 12,8 &
10 PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1PM -FREE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13,8 & 10 PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 11 PM,
attheFireflyClub THURSDAY, MARCH 14, NOON -FREE THURSDAY, MARCH 14,8 & 10 PM FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1
PM -FREE FRIDAY MARCH 15,8 & 10 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1 & 3 PM-FREE SATURDAY, MARCH 16,5,7
& 9 PM SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 11 :30 PM, at the Firefly Club SUNDAY MARCH 17, 1 & 3 PM -FREE
SUNDAY MARCH 17,8 & 10 PM
SCREENING ROOM SEMINARS / PANELS (free and open to the public)
Facilitated by Keith Arnold, a film projection artist living in Berkeley, California. He operates
and programs Fine
Arts Cinema in Berkeley, a venerable single screen movie theatre that specializes in conceptual
double features, silent
movies, foreign films, experimental, and short subject programming.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12 & WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 1 PM
Film Jams Visiting filmmakers are invited to bring other film and video works not included in the
program to share in intimate screenings. Q& A and discussions with the filmmakers follow the
THURSDAY, MARCH 14 1 PM
Seminar: AVID Avid Technology makes the industry's most powerful portable video editing solution
with more than 100 customizable real-time effects and multiple simultaneous streams in an affordable
DV editing studio for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. The seminar offers a free demonstration
of Avid's brand new Xpress DV v3 editing equipment and will discuss how digital media is shared,
stored and distributed. A buffet lunch presented by Avid precedes the seminar, in the Screening Room
lobby at noon.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15 & SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 1 PM
Panel: "What the Hell Was That?"
A panel discussion of works screened in the competitive program of films (some films will be
rescreened before discussion)
Friday's Panel: Alison LaTendresse, Dan Gunning, George Manupelli, Leslie Raymond, Mark Wojahn
Saturday's Panel: David Gatten, Jan Schuijren, Deanna Morse, Jeremy Rigsby, Steven Rife
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 1 PM
Discussion: Festival Wrap Up
MONDAY, MARCH ", 8PM
The Old Guard: Moving Pictures; Richard Myers, 91 minutes, 1989 BEST NARRATIVE FILM & MOST
INNOVATIVE FILM AWARDS, 28TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, 1990 "Most of [Myers') movies are surrealistic
works based on his dreams. Moving Pictures is a formal tour-de-force in which
everything is captured in slow, horizontal tracking shots. It is a quiet, elegant, meditative work.
The film is also like carnivals of the unconscious with midway attractions that range from collage
imagery to free associations. The viewer swoons as he takes in all the sights and sounds on hand
-the lights and shadows, the striking compositions, the tantalizing fragments of speech and music,
the catchy rhythms, the varied visual textures." -John Ewing, Cleveland Cinematheque
MONDAY, MARCH 11, 10 PM The Old Guard: 11 x 14; James Benning, 83 minutes, 1976 James Hoberman
choose 11 X 14 as one of the top ten films of the 70s (Film Comment, Jan. 1980). The film is a
meditation on America, using minimal narrative threads to present a formalist view. The story is
pushed to the background and the frame, color, sound, movement, and duration become the plot. John
Greyson wrote: "Some sort of visual narrative was being played out, involving suburban cowboys,
lesbians, a farming couple, a middle-aged man. They move through America driving, getting in and out
of cars, lying on motel beds, fighting obliquely on the street corners, yet they were nothing more
than symptoms in the landscape, decorations involved in meaningless progressions. Benning's wry
humor begins to come through and bite back."
TUESDAY, MARCH 12,8 PM To War Or Not To War: Selective Service System; Warren Haack, 13 minutes,
1970 BEST DOCUMENTARY, 9TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, 1971 The U.S. commitment to a ground war in Asia
led to an increasing involvement in that area of the world, despite growing
dissatisfaction here at home. To implement this country's mobilization, the draft system was stepped
up. This system made virtually no exemptions for those who felt this war was immoral and unjust.
These young men either had to serve in a war in which they did not believe, or face the bleak
alternatives to service. Some chose prison. Some sought refuge in other countries. This film
documents another alternative. There was no attempt to alter the proceedings that took place.
The Good War and Those Who Refused To Fight It; Judith Ehrlich & Rick Tejada-Flores, 60 minutes,
2001 The dramatic story of the conscientious objectors who refused to fight in World War II. As
noncombatant medics under fire, medical guinea pigs, fire fighters, attendants in mental
institutions and workers in Civilian Public Service camps, 37,000 COs performed alternative service
during the war. 7,000 war resisters spent those years in prison and used hunger strikes to racially
integrate the federal prison system. Their experiences prepared a generation of nonviolent activists
to change American society in way that we are only now beginning to appreciate. Note: this film is
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 10 PM New Faces in the Crowd: Alien Anomalies Out Of Other Cinema; curated by
Craig Baldwin A super-duper Experimental Film program of the best work in the venue from the past
three years, curated by the grand
master of found footage filmmaking Craig Baldwin. Excerpts from his feature length psychotronic
pseudo-pseudo¥documentary Tribulation 99: Alien Anomalies Under America will be included in the
program. Q & A with Craig follows.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13,8 PM Other Media: Bridge the Gap Videoworks from Montevideo; Netherlands Media
Art Institute Curated by Jan Schuijren The program presents emerging and internationally established
artists whose videoworks show an example of recent
tendencies in contemporary video art. They explore the boundaries of image and sound, present
contemporary interpretations of video performance, give new visions on classical video poetry, and
address crossovers between video, photography, and cinematography. Individual film descriptions are
available in a separate handout.
TST04 Bas van Koolwijk NL 2000,4:26 Dhyn Ftejli Bart Dijkman NL 2001,6 min She Did See...
Pieter-Paul Mortier B 1999, 18 min
Sketch for Angels Pia Wergius S 2000, 2:40
P.D.o.A (Public Display ofAffection) Guillaume Graux B 2000, 24 min Hangen (Hanging) Nicky Zwaan NL
2000, 2: 18 Gemini Andreas Gedin S 2000, 7:09 Trembling Time Yael Bartana ISR NL 2001,6:20 File Kurt
d'Haeseleer B 2000, 25 min Belchic QE reMI NNL, 2000, 3:52
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 10 PM
New Faces in the Crowd: Cinema Connection Lux Mundi
The screening showcases linear film &lor single-channel video works by installation &
performance artists who have contributed to Lux Mundi SuperCinematic Events. Individual film
descriptions are available in a separate handout.
My Good Eye; Alfonso Alvarez, San Francisco CA, 16mm, 4 min, 1995 The Twelve Labors of Hercules;
Jason Stevens & Julian Stark, Ann Arbor MI & NY, miniDV; 14 min, 2002 Principles of
Communication; Chris McNamara, Windsor ONT, miniDV; 7 min, 2001 Channel Zero; Matthew Bakkom, New
York NY, vhs, 2:20, 2001 Aqua Vitae; Stephen Rife, St Paul MN miniDV; 5 min, 2002 Pick Up On My
Street; Matthew Bakkom, New York NY, vhs, 1 min, 2001 Twa Corbies Potter-Belmar Labs, Ann Arbor MI,
vhs, 6 min, 2000 09-08-2001; Matthew Bakkom, New York NY vhs, 10 min, 2001 Rife wi Fire; Leslie
Raymond, Ann Arbor MI, 16mm, 8 min, 1996 What America Needs, An Interior Expedition; New
Kinomatoagraphic Union, USA, vhs,15 min, 1995 This is only a test; Naia Venturi, Ypsilanti MI,
miniDV; 4:30,2001 An Impression Step off a ten foot platform with your clothes on; Scott Miller,
Minneapolis MN, 16mm, 7 min, 1990
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 11 PM
Firefly Club, 207 S. Ashley St. ($3 + one drink minimum, age 18 and over only)
Press Play to Agitate: Pirates, Parodists, & the Prank-Documentary, Cult-Jam salon presented by
and DJ Bob Moil; spinning prankster ersatz electronica...
An informal video salon presenting a variety of approaches to prank news and serious media
subversive tapes offer a selection from the American "culture-jamming" scene, appropriating the
rhetorical devices of
news, documentaries, "informercials," surveillance footage and technical reports ... they playfully
satirize the graphics and
style of the mass media while providing new critical perspectives with surprise, humor, and the
thrill of transgression.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14,8 PM
The Old Guard: Mind Split Open: Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable Presented by Branden
Joseph Joseph's talk will focus on Andy Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable, or EPI, an
overwhelming, expanded cinema
production to which the artist dedicated himself from 1966 to 1967. The first, fully-developed
performance of the EPI took place at the 4th Ann Arbor Film Festival in 1966. At its height, the EPI
consisted of up to five film projectors; multicolored slides that swept the theater; multiple
strobe, spot, and flashing pistol lights; two mirror balls; speakers that blared several pop records
at the same time; and performances by Lou Reed and John Cale's group, the Velvet Underground, along
Drawing on the contemporary inSights of the 1960s underground press, William S. Burroughs, the
multimedia designers, Charles and Ray Eames, and Marshall McLuhan, the talk presents Warhol's EPI as
a pivotal phase in the development of the electronic technologies of imaging and information that
have become prevalent today.
Following Joseph's talk, he will introduce a screening of Warhol's The Velvet Underground and Nico
(1966), a film that was produced especially for use in Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 10 PM Other Media: Bridging the Gap: Montevideo
See Wednesday, March 13, Spm
FRIDAY, MARCH 15,8 PM New Faces in the Crowd: Underground Zero
Filmmakers Jay Rosenblatt and Caveh Zahedi have developed a collaborative film project intended to
express diverse thoughts and feelings about the attacks and the events of September 11. Underground
Zero is a compilation of one-to-ten minute personal shorts by various experimental and documentary
filmmakers intended to counter mainstream media's narrow representation of events by giving voice to
diverse responses within the independent film community -cutting across race, ethnicity, class,
gender, sexuality, and religion -to present a collective response more powerful and effective than
isolated individual responses. Individual film descriptions are available in a separate handout.
The End ofSummer Frazer Bradshaw China Diary (91 J) Eva Brzeski Scene from an Endless War Norman
Cowie The World is a Classroom Caveh Zahedi A Strange Mourning David Driver Awake Greg Watkins My
Cat, My Garden and 9/1 Anne Robertson Brief Encounter with Tibetan Monks Paul Harrill 21 Laura
Plotkin Unfurling Martha Gorzycki Fear Itself Dan Weir Innocence and Despair Phil Solomon Carefully
Taught Valerie Soe The World As We Know It John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson Merciful and
Compassionate? Rock Ross Prayer Jay Rosenblatt Untitled Ira Sachs
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 10 PM New Faces in the Crowd: Decasia; Bill Morrison, so min, 2002 Created from
restored nitrate footage re-photographed onto 35mm, the experimental feature uses decaying found
from the early days of film to investigate the human desire to transcend the limitations of
earthbound existence. The
abstract scenario follows the course of a life-cycle, beginning with 1927 footage by Sergei
Eisenstein of a cesarean section
and live birth. The score for Decasia was composed by Bang On A Can co-founder Michael Gordon, and
the work was
initially screened with live accompaniment by the Basel Sinfonietta in November 2001.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16,3 PM
Advisory Board Presentation: Alison laTendresse, Lost and Found: Recent Videoworks on Mourning and
This program brings together some recent video works that incorporate states of mourning or loss
into their structure.
What draws them together is an obsession with memorializing, either through images, text, or
ritual. Each of these pieces
works in its own way to understand how images and words can reckon with the fundamentally ineffable
grief. Some investigate words and images themselves as sites or objects of loss. Not all of these
videos are sad or mournful,
however. Often times playful,and occasionally strange, these works move from microcosms of personal
grief for a lost
loved one out to considerations of the way grief and memorial function in institutions and the
culture at large.
Individual film descriptions are available in a separate handout.
Bessie Cohen, Survivor of 1911 Shirtwaist Fire; Hope Tucker, The Obituary Project,3 min, 2000
Everyday Problems of the Living -a serial...; K. High, 15 min (excerpts), 2001 Lolo Ferrari; Hope
Tucker, The Obituary Projec, 1 :30., 2001 After Celilo Falls; Michael Annus, 19 min, 2000
The Two Boys; Jason Livingston, 8:30, 1999 Schlafbau; Helen Mirra, 14:30, 1995 Big Star; Hope
Tucker, The Obituary Project, 3 min, 2001 Saul Steinberg; Hope Tucker, The Obituary Project, 30 sec,
2001 Shifting Positions; K. High, 28 min, 1999
SATURDAY, MARCH 16,5 PM
New Faces in the Crowd: Underground Zero II Individual film descriptions are available in a separate
See Friday, March 15, 8 pm
Both Towers Have Fallen Cathy Cook
Brooklyn Promenade Mark Street
The Voice of the Prophet Robert Edwards
Isaiah's Rap Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
Ashes to Ashes: the Art of Rebecca Haseltine Barbara Klutinis
New York Chel White
Parthenogenesis Marina Zurkow
Language Lessons Jeanne Finley and John Muse
Meal Cathy Crane and Sarah Lewison
Collateral Damage Marcia Jarmel
Twins Barbara Hammer
Fight or Flight Dolissa Medina
Veiled Red Leighton Pierce
End of an Era Lucas Sabean Wake Abigail Severance and Julia Ines Gandolinas
9:11 Matthew Langdon Weiss Tornado Lynne Sachs Drink from the River Thad Povey and The Scratch Film
Junkies No News Bushra Azzouz Vale of Tears Nancy D. Kates
SATURDAY, MARCH 16,7 PM
Out Night: Gay/Lesbian Documentary Films, Greeting From Washington DC, Rob Epstein, Frances
Reid, Greta Schiller, & Lucy Winer, 28 min, 1981
A kaleidoscope of music, dance, stories and laughter shared at the first gay and lesbian rights
march on Washington.
Note: not in competition
Steers and Queers, Paula Gauthier, 30 min, 2000
An inside look at one of the most unique and exciting events in queer culture: the gay rodeo~ Part
social gathering, part
sporting event, the rodeo is a place where contestants come together to celebrate the incongruous
worlds of gay and
western life. Note: this film is in competition.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16,9 PM
Out Night: Barbara Hammer in Person~ Still Point, 9 minutes, 1989 This early Hammer film whirls
around a point of centered ness as four screens of home and homeless ness, travel and weather,
architecture and sports signify the constant movement and haste of late twentieth century life.
Tender Fictions, 58 minutes, 1995 An innovative, funny, and historic autobiographical exploration
ofthe search for and meaning of gay community. From a childhood spent being groomed as the next
Shirley Temple to her current work as an activist and maker of over 70 films and videos,
groundbreaking filmmaker Barbara Hammer casts a wry eye on her life and changing world. In a rich
montage of home movies, experimental films, news footage, and personal photographs, she charts her
growth from 1950s child star "wannabe" to 1960s straight earth mother to 1990s lesbian artist and
activist. Documenting how Hammer's personal and artistic development grew out of and became a part
of the feminist, gay, and AIDS activist movements, the film is both the story of an extraordinary
filmmaker and a compelling portrait of the changes wrought by a generation of women.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17,3 PM
Advisory Board Member Presentation: Deanna Morse
Creating a DVD ofAnimation & Experimental Films
Deanna Morse, Professor at Grand Valley State University, will show clips from her new DVD
"move-click-move", and give an overview of the production process for creating this dynamic
interactive DVD collection of animation and experimental films. Sound Designers Edie Herrold and Joe
McCargar (River City Studios, Grand Rapids) will describe working with digital audio and discuss
their collaboration on this project.
SUNDAY, MARCH 17,8 PM
The Old Guard: George Manupelli's Rarely Seen Filmworks, 1965-1981
Become an Artist, San Francisco, 1981
With: Fr. Guido Sarducci, Written: Don Novello, Directed: William Farley, Produced: Melinda Tucker,
Photographed: George Manupelli. Made for a cost of $100, Become an Artist won a Clio Award in the
Announcement category, internationally.
Gerard Malanga as Baron Manfred Von Richtohfen, Ann Arbor, 3 min, 1967
Made and shown during the screening week of the 1967 AAFF, along with a companion film by French
film critic Henri
Chapier, both filmmakers using Gerard Malanga as the subject and exercising competing styles:
Manupelli the comic,
Chapier the homoerotic. Poet Malanga was in Ann Arbor as part of the Warhol, Nico and Velvet
performance piece at the '67 festival. Performers include: Henri Chapier, Ann Wehrer, and Michigan
Design students of the 60s.
Five Short Films, Ann Arbor, 1965
An animated film made by softening sections of black leader with water, then scraping the softened
emulsion with a wood
chisel, using a steel straightedge as a guide. The soundtrack features electronic music works by
Robert Ashley and Gordon Mumma, founders of the ONCE Festival of Contemporary Music, Ann Arbor.
Portraits, Self-Portraits and Still Lives, Ann Arbor, 70 min, 1969
Soundtrack: Robert Ashley with organ instrumental by Rober Sheff, AKA Blue Gene Tyranny; actors are
and Ann Arbor women of the period. "Portraits is a difficult film to view. It is long, sustained,
even relentless.È -
SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 10 PM
The Old Guard: Andy Warhol Haircut (No. n24 min, 1963 A faSCinating example of Warhol's early
minimalist film style. Unlike some of his other early films (Eat, Blow Job, Empire) which consist of
identical uninterrupted takes, this film is shot from a number of different angles, each ofwhich
exquisitely composed and lit. This is one of at least three different films in which he restaged
Billy Names' famous haircutting parties. This version is a slow motion haircut transformed into an
enigmatic, homoerotic performance. Vinyl, 66 min, 1965
Based on a script by Ronald Tavel, which was based in turn on Anthony Burgess' novel, A Clockwork
misbehavior and reconditioning of the young hoodlum Victor, played by Gerard Malanga, is acted out
in a desultory ~manner in a claustrophobiC setting crammed with cast members and S&M
practitioners. The action is accompanied by the ~,,,pe,tedpl'ying ofM,,'h, ,nd th, V'nddl,', Nowh~10
FILM PROGRAM 2002
SHOWTIMES MONDAY, 7 & 9 PM TUESDAY, 7 & 9 PM WEDNESDAY, 7 & 9 PM THURSDAY, 7, 9 &
11 PM FRIDAY, 7, 9 & 11 PM SATURDAY, 8 & 10 PM
Vick's Picks Retrospective
SUNDAY, 8 & 10 PM
In addition, Awards Jury members screen their own programs of work at 3 pm on Wednesday, Thursday,
and Friday. These programs are free and open to the public.
Awarded films are announced at 5 pm on Sunday, March 17. A selection of awarded films will be
screened on Sunday at two different shows.
All festival screenings take place at the Michigan Theater.
MONDAY, MARCH 11,7 PM
MADAME WINGER MAKESA FILM: A SURVIVAL GUIDE TO THE 21ST CENTURY
Helen Hill New Orleans, LA 9.5 experimental animation
Madame Winger wants to inspire you to make a film about something you love. Watch her examples
of inexpensive and easy types of filmmaking, from drawing and scratching directly onto film, to
hand-processing it in your bathtub.
THE TASSELED LOAFERS Jim Blashfield Portland, OR 11 experimental narrative
A tale of a handyman who, compelled to watch four hours of test footage while waiting for his
sealant to dry, becomes fascinated with the tasseled loafers of a dead man in a nearby bathroom
FISHERS OF DAR Lina Fruzzetti, Akos Ostor, Steven Ross Providence, RI 38 documentary
A portrayal of life in an urban fishing town, the many hands through which fish pass in Dar es
Salaam's Harbor Market, a
bustle of people, boats and auctions. In cinema verite style, the traditional ways Tanzania's vast
metropolis is supplied with
fish is witnessed.
BREATHE Hannah Gal Beckenham, ENGLAND 4 experimental
A story ofa drowning woman struggling for air. Visually rich and despite the sad subject matter the
film is aesthetically pleasant
TRACING A VEIN Danielle Wilmouth Chicago,IL 14 experimental
A contemporary ceremonial dance between performers and camera, the film uses choreography influenced
Butoh dance to chart an individual's journey through the cycle of life.
TECHNICAL AIDS Kasumi Cleveland, OH 4 experimental
This experimental film is a montage of original artwork, paint-on-film, computer generated images,
original music and sound, digital video, and the direct result of pure association only subconscious
logic can produce.
VESSEL WRESTLING Lisa Yu Los Angeles, CA 13 animation
A woman serves dinner. She waits. Stuff happens.
MONDAY, MARCH 11,9 PM
SUPPLICATION Chryss Terry Hollywood, CA 9.5 experimental narrative A Princess' desire brings out the
animal in her Prince Charming in this gothic fairy tale that confesses the secrets and strangeness
of a love in which the dormant bed becomes a self-imposed prison.
FILM (DZAMA) Deco Dawson Winnipeg, MB, CANADA 23 experimental An attempt to rekindle the lost form
of surrealist cinema made popular in the 1920s by DalilBunuel and Man Ray.
WATER FROM THE MOON Jenny McCracken Jamaica Plain, MA 9 animation
Live-action marionettes play the characters in this story of a lonely washerwoman who discovers a
winged man in her
TRANSFIXED Jason Britski Prince Albert, SK, CANADA 2 experimental
A meditative film that celebrates the beauty found within the small details of existence.
SISTER DAUGHTER MOTHER WIFE BetsyWeiss New Orleans, LA 11 documentary
A tribute to women working in developing countries in Asia, the film uses layered imagery and sound
to reflect the
women's multicolored lives. It is also about the filmmaker's search for connection with women she
met traveling alone in
Asia and her exploration of the shifting boundaries of insider/outsider relationships. Various
moments in the film reveal
the bond between daily life and spirituality, such as a woman cleaning clothes on the shore of a
lake and other women
making offerings to Vishnu.
MEASURE Gaelen & Dayna Hanson Seattle, WA 6.5 experimental
An abstract dance film that takes place exclusively within the decaying walls of a constricted,
4-foot-wide corridor in an
unrestored turn-of-the-century boarding school.
IF YOU LIVED HERE, YOU'D BE HOME BYNOW Diane Bonder Brooklyn, NY 14.5 experimental documentary A
film about the divisiveness over land and the relationship of public and private space in small town
America, and the concept of home. Landscape stills are juxtaposed to stories 'ripped from the
headlines' of a small-town newspaper. The struggle over public space described in the stories
reflect universal concepts of space, privacy, and property ownership everywhere.
RADIO ACTIVE SPIDER Devon Damonte South Boston, MA 6.5 experimental animation A spider's fate has
given a starring, but brief, role to play in the drama we call life. The film is made entirely by
hand without cameras, using direct animation techniques on film leader. Images are made by heat iron
transfer of ink from printed plastic Spiderman tablecloth, direct tape collage of same material and
textured scratch on black leader.
THE SUBCONSCIOUS ARTOF GRAFFITI REMOVAL Matt McCormick Portland, OR 16 exp.documentary It is no
coincidence that funding for 'anti-graffiti' campaigns often outweighs funding for the arts.
Graffiti removal has subverted the common obstacles blocking creative expression and become one of
the more intriguing and important art movements of our time. Emerging from the human psyche and
showing characteristics of abstract expressionism, minimalism and Russian constructivism, graffiti
removal has secured its place in the history of modern art while being created by artists
unconscious of their artistic achievements.
AZUL Angel Vasquez Daly City CA 1 experimental This is a visual film that explores color, pattern,
texture, and mood using hand-processed Super-8 footage optically reproduced on a 16mm optical
TWO IF BYSEA George F. Davis & Brian Dean Richmond Murrysville, PA 8 experimental This film was
originally presented as an installation at an art gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. Dissolving slide
projectors and 16mm films were combined and rephotographed to create an animated boat drifting at
sea. Sounds of creaking floors and cymbals being bowed were digitally enhanced and added to create a
sounds cape that gives a feeling of distance and uncertainty. This film uses a wide variety of
formats and technologies to create a hypnotic journey to a far away place.
I MY BIKE Ken Paul Rosenthal Singapore 5.5 experimental A cinepoem that addresses the conflict
between urban space and the body by tracing a child's compulsion to stare into the sun and an
adult's obsession with dying and moving towards the light. The past and present collide within a
round portal containing fleeting images of vintage Market Street, San Francisco over a dense sea of
modern day bicyclists.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12,7 PM
PULSE Patrick Halm Los Angeles, CA 5 experimental
How to explain television to a dead hare.
THE BREATHERS-IN Ben Russell Chicago, IL 29.5 experimental narrative
A melancholy tale of loss and alienation in which two sisters trade the comforts of a maritime life
for the hidden terrors of
DESPEPITANDOSE PORIYEARNING FOR. .. Cecilia Mendez Ann Arbor, MI 2 animation
A bilingual exploration that speaks to the need to seek, retrieve, understand, and express words and
meanings across two languages.
BE LIKE THEM Thad Povey San Francisco, CA 4 experimental
In the volume of alien voices, sending out their messages of consumption and conformity as gross
A WOMAN, A MIRROR Roger Beebe & Sara L. Smith Gainesville, FL 15 experimental
Portrait of a girl, abstracted and containing moments of reflection on the relationship between
woman and air
transport. The film is a meditation on the complex relation of technology and the performance of
ERASED Jay Rosenstein Urbana, IL 4 documentary
A poignant and poetic look at the aging process of the filmmaker's mother.
SHARKIE Francien van Everdingen The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS 4 experimental
A gentle confrontation of two worlds, a floating flubbery intimate colorful underwater world and the
while a human being, a silly spectator, and a quasi-scientist are gazing at it.
ANEXAMINATION OF EXHIBITS A (1) THRU E (5) Gibbs Chapman San Francisco, CA 19 experimental
VIA its 5 departments, the scientific, the academic, the romantic, the psychological, and the
critical, a surgery mounts the
evidence submitted that remains of our culture. A quest influenced by its subject, this
regurgitation realizes that people,
places and things are interesting only when one does not have enough information about them.
DAUME Ben Russell Chicago,IL 6.5 experimental
The characters come and go as ifthey're primitives posing for the camera, obeying or fighting an
ethnographer's controlling eye.
LEZENVISIB Korbett Matthews Montreal, QUE, CANADA 7.5 experimental
Set to an insightful poem by emigre writer Felix Morisseau-Lero, the film is a thunderous
journey across the sunburnt landscape of Haiti that reveals the negative impact of the
WITH ME Kerstin Cmelka Vienna, AUSTRIA 3 experimental A woman is lying on a bed. Her double is
stretched out next to her, and she slowly turns to caress it, to kiss and lick it before the two
cuddle up to each other and the scene darkens.
DEADPAN Rick Raxlen Victoria, BC CANADA 6 experimental animation Using a combination of animation
techniques and intertitles, I try to recreate the ambient vertigo and discombobulation growing up,
having to eat tongue and other traumatized meat. It was a nervous time. It was an irrational
TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 9 PM
HAND EYE COORDINATION Naomi Uman Newhall, CA 11 experimental animation
This film investigates the visual manifestation of the manual, mechanical manipulation of film upon
the cinematic screen.
BLUE EYE WATCHING ME Blanca Lista Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 18.5 experimental
This hand-processed film is a self reflective love memory seen through the eyes of the male
BARTOLA Luis Camilo New York, NY 14 experimental
The life and struggles of Latinos in New York and a few stories about Latinos and their feelings
towards their homeland.
FLOATING Lin Li Castaic, CA 3 experimental
This experimental film is about a woman who experiences a floating moment in meditation.
SHE WANTS TO TALK TO YOU Anita Chang San Francisco, CA 29.5 experimental documentary
Three 13-year old Nepali girls bravely took the unique opportunity to share with the filmmaker their
ideas on being girls
in Nepal, marriage, friendship, love, their dreams, and God. These recordings provide a complex and
for these women living in the U.S. to reflect on their own struggle, exile and quest for liberation.
BATTLE STATIONS -ANAVEL ADVENTURE Dominic Angerame San Francisco, CA 5.5 experimental
One filmmaker, radioactive toxic materials, top secret activity and belly dancing. A complete
GOING TO THE OCEAN Matt McCormick Portland, OR 8 experimental A textured mood swing and a trip to
the beach -what does it mean to be sea worthy? Answers questions in a slow-motion memory lapse.
Night-vision security camera video and found kodachrome film with an improvised soundtrack.
CARPENTER Michael B. Robinson Ithaca, NY 3.5 experimental Designed as a get well card, this
experimental film was completed just two months before leukemia took my father's life. Through use
of the optical printer I pull him back to an easier time.
NUCLEAR FAMILY Dana Plays Los Angeles, CA 21.5 experimental This experimental film explores
institutional and personal representations of memory and behavior through a complex interweaving of
scientific documentation, animal behavior experiments and vintage pre-school footage.
TIMMY'S WISH Patrick Cannon Los Angeles, CA 9.5 narrative Mter he is sent to his room for refusing
to eat his vegetables, an angry Timmy prays to God to deliver him from his cruel parents. Much to
his surprise, his prayers are answered big time. Now it is up to Timmy to clean up the mess.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13,3 PM Awards Juror Screening: Pat Oleszko Featured in this judge's expose will be
bits and pieces from Oleszko's assordid Pats over a long period of time. This compilation video Pats
(Master) Piece will include selections from multifarious performantzes and films fncluding
highlights from Nora's Art: Pat Too, Bluebeard's Hassle: The Writhes of the Wives, Foots; Where
Fools Russian, and The Clown fewells amongst many others. It will also premier the as yet unfinished
film installation entitled Kneepoleon, complete with the inflated Marquee du Pat and the Patio City
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13,7 PM
IN MY CAR Mike Hoolboom Toronto,ONT CANADA 5.5 experimental Dad is so broke I have to live in the
THE VEL VET TIGRESS Jen Sachs Los Angeles, CA 11 animation An animated documentary which chronicles
the media coverage of the 1931 Winnie Ruth Judd 'Trunk Murders' trial. It's a story of murder, sex,
drugs, betrayal, jealousy, political corruption, and above all sentimentalism.
GOING BACK HOME Louise Bourque Malden, MA 1 experimental
THE VELVET TIGRESS
This experimental film portrays the turmoil of unsheltered childhood: the dwelling as self.
MEDITATIONS ON REVOLUTION, PART III: SOLEDAD Robert Fenz Newhall, CA 14.5 experimental Part three in
a series of short, silent, B&W films that explore the definition of the word 'revolution'. Shot
in Mexico City, San Cristobal de las Casas, and New York City, the film presents Mexico in a
timeless fashion and evokes a sense of various periods of time: past, future, and present. A space
is created where the tradition of revolution in Mexico is contemplated.
TSIPA & VOLF Daniel Gamburg San Francisco, CA 19 documentary
The sustainability of human relations and love not erased by time and illness is portrayed,
capturing the tragic and comic
nature of a 50-year relationship that is based on survival and commitment. Two elderly Jewish
emigres from Latvia, now
living in San Francisco, reminisce about a rich community lost to the horrors ofWorld War II.
INTERRUPTED Emily F. Cohn Huntington Woods, MI 3 experimental
An exploration of images that the mind creates following an intense period of emotional stress. This
film was made in the
year following a major emotional crisis in my life and is a reflection of the emotions I felt, but
mostly I hope people will
view it and allow their minds to relax.
LEMON IS LEMON Konstantin Bojanov & Ivaylo Simidchiev Brooklyn, NY 23 documentary
Five guys gather in an abandoned building, cook up and shoot up dope. Later they chat. One of them
SILENCE Vanessa O'Neill Brooklyn, NY 13 experimental
An idea of white.
2nd GRADE Aimee Jennings Glendale, CA 2 narrative
This narrative film is the dramatic retelling of an actual event in the filmmakers life. It
questions existence and being in its
purest forms. Who we are, who we were and who we want to be, collide in this short story about a
girl and herself.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 9 PM
SONGS OF YOUTH Konstantin Sevezen Toronto, ONT, Canada 55 experimental documentary The filmmaker's
journey in search of things past takes an unexpected turn when he meets Kostia Bediik, a blind man
'who sees more than most'.
METROPOLEN DES LEICHTSINNS Thomas Draschan & Ulrich Wiesner Frankfurt, GERMANY 11 experimental A
modern classic, starting with a journey into film itself, followed by lovemaking, birth, raising the
question about 'how to spend one's life,' followed by suicide and other opportunities, which leads
to no significant result whatsoever.
PALINDROME Rebecca Reynolds Chicago,IL 11 experimental The circular has collapsed itself into a
straight line. Surreal images created extemporaneously within a structure of in-camera effects and
editing suggest the workings of a mechanism. This is a film about the mechanism of desire and the
desire to become formless.
NIGHT LIGHT AND LEAPING Rebecca Meyers Chicago, IL 22 experimental A portrait of a space that is
altered by sunlight, darkness, and the weather. An investigation, motivated by a cat's vigilance,
reconsiders the spaces we inhabit together and frames the cat within its surroundings. An exercise
in careful looking.
TAKE ME HOME Matt Hulse Edinburgh Midlothian, SCOTLAND 6.5 experimental animation First Prize at the
Transmediale, Berlin 1999 for its 'naked grainy digital dirtiness'. Comic, unsettling, surreal-a man
rushes and gyrates through spaces with measured movements, through levels of film emulsion and
absurd thoughts that rattle in and around him. Try this at home -unsupervised~
DARK DARK Abigail Child New York, NY 16 experimental documentary narrative A voyage behind the
scenes which reviews and 'unmutes' anonymous crews and actors.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14,3 PM
Awards Juror Screening: Chel White New York 2002 5:30 video Metal Dogs of India 1985 3:30 16mm
Machine Song 1987 3:30 16mm Choreography for Copy Machine 1991 3:30 16mm Capital 1996 2 min video
Dirt 1998 4 min 35mm The Making of 'Dirt' 1998 2:30 video Artifice 1999 2:30 video Soulmate 2000 14
min 16mm Passage 2001 11 min 35mm The Beats, the Bomb & the I950s 6:00 video (a video trailer
for a work-in-progress)
THURSDAY, MARCH 14,7 PM
THE LESTER FILM Heather McAdams & Chris Ligon Milford, DE 14 experimental documentary An
experimental documentary about Chicago artist Lester Brodzik (aka Lestuskha + Leslie 2000). Working
as an art therapist at a mental institution by day and hitting the clubs at night, Lester has gained
notoriety for his interesting fashion sense. We especially wanted to capture him on film in the
little German girl outfit since no one else would.
FOREIGNERS Peter Barrickman, Brent Goodsell, Didier & Xavier Leplae Milwaukee, WI 49:30
narrative Shot mostly in Turkey, and partly in Milwaukee, the film is unique in that it was written,
directed and edited equally by four different filmmakers. The unconventional narrative follows the
lives of six foreigners in the Turkish town of Goreme.
STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR Jason Nielsen Regina Sask CANADA 8:30 experimental
An experimental space odyssey that contrasts everyday images with archival space photography to
reflect on the
paradoxical nature of desire.
SKATE Cade Bursell San Francisco, CA 5:30 experimental
This experimental film's images were produced through a process of painting liquid emulsion sand
paper, clear leader,
contact printing, then hand-processing.
CONTRAFACTA Roberto Ariganello & Chris Gehman Toronto, ON CANADA 16 animation
Using images taken from medieval visual art, quotations from the writings of mystics and poets, and
snatches of period
music, the film creates a web of related images and events without a simple connecting narrative.
The film takes its place
in a tradition that stretches from Melies through the Surrealists.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 9 PM
THE DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY OF RELATIONSHIPS. .. OR LOVE STINKS Gregory Serpa
Oakland, CA 10 experimental
Here is a story of Jack and Diane. Two American kids growing up in the heartland. Jack wants to be a
football star. Diane is
the debutante backseat of Jackie's car. Oh yeah life goes on. Long after the thrill of living is
A CONVERSATION WITH HARIS Sheila Sofian Pasadena, CA 6 animation
A young boy's experiences in war-torn Bosnia are illustrated by painting-on-glass animation.
RIGHTROAD LOST Victoria Gamburg San Francisco, CA 11 documentary
All Phil Rios ever wanted to be was an artist. His life, however, took another direction. This
documentary tells the story of
one man's attempt to cope with the memory of an unspeakable military operation, committed in the
name of freedom.
VVHAT THESE ASHES WANTED Philip Hoffman Mount Forest, ONT, CANADA 57 experimental
This film places flesh on the poet Anne Carson's words, 'death lines every moment of ordinary
times.' The filmmaker
resides in an acutely intimate time: a daily practice of loss lived precariously between the terror
of psychic disintegration
and the provisional solace taken through public rituals of mourning. The film is not a
story of surviving death, but rather, of living death through a heightening of the quotidian
moments of everyday experience.
UNTITLED Frazer Bradshaw San Francisco, CA 4 experimental
I found the bad in people, and my 8-year old cousin found the good in them. As a
filmmaker, I thought it interesting to see what she might figuratively see in what I literally
saw with the camera.
MOTHER'S BLOOD Myra Sito Velasquez New York, NY 17 narrative
A story, told through the eyes of an unborn daughter, of a young Chinese American woman
struggling to break the bonds of her family's emotional legacy before they break her.
THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 11 PM
VARIATIONS ON VVHAT CANNOTBE HEARD Robyn Moore Jamaica Plain, MA 11 experimental The filmmaker's
struggle with temporality and love of the ephemeral and her desire for complete stillness, and
unfathomable realization that the people she loves will one day pass out of her life and into
SNOW COVERED PATHS Asim Nuraney Burnaby, BC, CANADA 10 experimental A childhood passport is used
to recall a journey to a new country in this poetic meditation on migration, and identity.
THE AMERICANEGYPT Jesse Lerner Claremont, CA 58 experimental documentary This experimental
documentary revisits the first socialist government of the Americas, the Mexican Revolution on the
Yucatan peninsula -one resembling the early days of the Soviet Union.
HWA-SHAN-DISTINCT, TAIPEI Bernard Schreiner Vienna, AUSTRIA 11 :30 experimental documentary
A portrayal of the part of the town Taipei that was situated in the centre, Hwa-Shan, a wasteland of
disused underground trains, overgrown buildings which no one except dogs call their home. The
uses a rich repertoire of expressive techniques: rhythmic change of focus, fast shutter speeds,
aperture variations, in . relation to the sound atmosphere of each place
SITUATION LEADING TO A STORY Matthew Buckingham New York NY 20 experimental If private life can be
defined as the time or space in which people are not 'images' or 'objects,' then this film examines
amateur filmmaking's awkward attempt to create an image of privacy.
THE ENJOYMENT OFREADING (LOST & FOUND) David Gatten Ithaca, NY 14 experimental Combining an ink
and emulsion transfer processes, live-action micro-photography and optical
printing techniques, the film is an investigation into the division of knowledge into discreet
categories and the impulse to understand the world by creating an intellectual identity through the
cataloging of natural and metaphysical phenomena.
VIEWS FROM A GAS MASK Mark F. Tattenbaum New York, NY 3 experimental
This experimental film deals with the threat of biological warfare and its effects on relationships
and everyday life. It is
based upon conversations between the artist and his wife.
HER GLACIAL SPEED Eve Heller Buffalo, NY 5 experimental
The world as seen in a teardrop of milk. A film about how unwitting constellations of meaning rise
to a surface of
understanding at a pace out ofworldly time. abstract.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15,3 PM Awards Juror Screening: Jay Rosenblatt Nine Lives (The Eternal Moment
ofNow) 20Gl 1 min Worm, co-directed with Caveh Zahedi 20Gl 2 min King of the Jews 2000 18 min
Restricted 1999 1 min A Pregnant Moment, co-directed with Jennifer Frame 1999 24 min Human Remains
1998 30 min Short Of Breath 1990 10 min Brain In The Desert, co-directed with Jennifer Frame 1990 5
FRIDAY, MARCH 15,7 PM
SUNDOG VERGA MATRIX Simon Tarr Ithaca, NY 4 experimental Misusing 3D glasses in cruel new ways, this
found internet footage film is the synthesis of simulacrum and solar max. This film is the follow up
to Burning Contour Matrix, which screened at the 38th Ann Arbor Film Festival.
THAT SPECIAL MONKEY Sean McBride Blue Bell, PA 5 animation
Steve is searching for love, a true love, a lasting love, that kind of love that can only be shared
between a dragon and a
monkey. In this whimsical story, Steve's friend helps him through his bizarre journey to find that
MAY YOU BLOSSOM ALL AROUND Kent Long Oakland, CA 7 experimental
One may never fully realize one's own self, only glimpses captured in moments of public and private
AITEMPT? Jessica Weinberg Ann Arbor, MI 14 narrative
This film is the experimental and tragicomic tale of a girl whose best reason for getting out of bed
in the morning is
because she has to pee. In this cold, modern world, she does not understand appropriate personal
TOWARDS GROUND ZERO! (ONE MONTH LATER) Karl Staven Philadelphia, PA 2 animation
A journey down Broadway Street in New York City to the remains of the World Trade Center.
LUSTMORD Gwynne Fulton Vancouver, BC, CANADA 10:30 experimental
A psycho-horror about a deranged hospital maid's nightmarish vision of her repressed fantasies. A
carnival of the perverse
where sexual paranoia triggers fears of infection and sickness as punishment for moral and sexual
CALLING ALL CARS Alfonso Alvarez Berkeley, CA 4 experimental
An existing day in the life of a rookie lawman. He has never had to fire his weapon, respects his
superiors, and is always
ready for any emergency, day or night.
SILENT SONG Elida Schogt Toronto, ONT, CANADA 6 experimental documentary
The third part in the filmmaker's deeply personal trilogy on family history and holocaust memory.
Zyklon Portrait (1999)
and The Walnut Tree (2000), the first two in the trilogy, and this third segment, have all dealt
with different aspects of the
Holocaust and its effects on the filmmaker and her family.
AUSTRIA 05 2000 Frederick Baker Vienna, AUSTRIA 5 experimental documentary
The story of the anti-right wing protest movement in Vienna. It has tattooed its protest against
right winger Joerg Haider,
literally to the walls of Vienna in the form of graffiti. One of the symbols used is the 05, the
symbol of the Austrian 2nd
World War anti-Nazi resistance group. Every Thursday night for two years now, the protest takes
HATCHING BEAUTY Amy Hicks San Francisco, CA 10 experimental animation
Picture a time in the not-so-distant future, when survival meets the worst of the profit-driven
industry. Eve Monsant is driven by low wages and the despair of deferred dreams to consider
BREEDING SPACE Laurens van Charante New York, NY 17 narrative
Richard discovers a group of mating snails in his kitchen. He becomes enthralled by the passion
display in their nonstop lovemaking. He saves them from their fate as an appetizer, and begins to
breed in his study.
THE FLOATING WORLD Brian E. F. Oakes Los Angeles, CA 1 experimental animation
This experimental film is about a woman who experiences a floating moment in meditation.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15,9 PM
FOR OUR MAN Kazuo Ohno New York, NY 25 narrative Alone in a room, in the mid of night, an old
scribbler begins work on a story. It should not be much of a problem. Then again, memories have this
way of intruding...
PIE FIGHT '69 Sam Green & Christian Bruno San Francisco, CA 8 documentary
This documentary tells the hilarious story of a pie-fight protest that marred the opening night on
the 1969 San Francisco International Film Festival. Two dozen costumed radicals (all independent
filmmakers) descended on the black ties, fox furs and red carpet with one fully-laden pie truck and
six cameras to record their action. Using the long-lost film footage, the film restores this
collision of guerrilla filmmaking and spirited protest to its rightful place in underground film
THE HUNGER ARTIST Tom Gibbons Oakland, CA 16 animation
Locked in an empty cage on a deserted street, abandoned by his manager, and forgotten by his
only the memories of his earlier fame to break the monotony. Here he will make his greatest
Here he will become the greatest hunger artist ever.
BUFFALO COMMON Bill Brown Lubbock, TX 22 experimental
With the end of the Cold War, North Dakota's last reliable cash crop, its stockpile of Minutemen
intercontinental ballistic missiles, went bust. As the former missile silos are blown up, peace
retired wheat farmers, air force officers, and demolition derby drivers all stake claim to the
screen landscape and the story that it tells.
FOSSIL FUEL Jacob Borshard Plano, TX 4:30 animation An old flathead Ford is on a dreamlike ride.
The car finds a strange land of little dinosaurs, more fragile than they appear.
ANODYNE Sheri Wills Providence, RI 4 experimental A film composed of optically printed photograms.
'The whole atmosphere ... seems to be on some extreme precipice of human existence, either within
the womb or at the first moments after one's death.' (Virgil Wong, PaperVeins Museum).
EXPOSED Siegfried Frunauf Vienna, AUSTRIA 9 experimental
Using one scene from a feature film as raw material (a man observing a dancing woman through a
keyhole), the scene is re-exposed by passing the perforations of a strip of film in front of the
projector so that they resemble a moving sieve.
DRAIN BABY Diane Cheklich Royal Oak, MI 4 narrative
Sex in the shower plus nutrient rich shampoo equals a new breed of love child.
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 11 PM
JON'S DAY Peter Ko Simi Valley, CA 2:30 animation A day of skateboarding in the life of IS-year old
Jon finds him running into trouble and learning lessons the hard way.
RITA ON THE ROPES Tom Palazzolo Oak Park, IL 9 exp documentary narrative A young woman wanders the
streets and back waters of the city while musing about her misfortunes.
REAPER, SHEEPER, TREASURE SEEKER Dave Lieber
Massapequa, NY 15 animation
A clay/puppet animated story about Death, a Sheep, and four Pirates and how their lives coexist and
JAPAN: KESEl LINE SINGLE TAKE Ian Toews Regina, SK, CANADA 4:30 experimental
Part of a series and a visual poem, the imagery is at times like that of Abstract Expressionist
painting. This entire film is
comprised of one take. There are no cuts, no camera moves, no exposure, focus or shutter
INVESTIGATION OF A FLAME Lynne Sachs Brooklyn, NY 44 exp documentary On May 17, 1968 nine Vietnam
War protesters, including a nurse, an artist, and three priests, walked into a Catonsville, Maryland
draft board office, grabbed hundreds of selective service records and burned them with homemade
napalm. This film is an intimate portrait of the Catonsville Nine, this disparate band of resisters
who chose to break the law in a defiant, poetic act of civil disobedience.
ABLUTION Eric Patrick Austin, TX 12:30 experimental
A film in three acts that traces a character's dissociative journey through an archetypal
Metaphorically, the cinematic structures of the three vignettes leave trap doors and secret
throughout the film for interpretation.
$0$ Reed 0' Beirne Seattle, WA 3 experimental The Seattle Kingdome was imploded on a cheery
Sunday morning in March 2000 causing a magnitude 2.3 earthquake. The destruction was the result of
Referendum 48, a ballot initiative backed by $5 million in advertising (the most expensive ballot
initiative campaign in WA state history.) The theme for this ad campaign was "Save Our Seahawks"
from which came the name for the film.
LAFFTRAK Karl Staven Philadelphia, PA 2:30 animation
Images of the filmmaker collected over time are moved to give voice to a soundtrack constructed from
CLAM UP Robert Todd Jamaica Plain, MA 3 experimental
One man's search to discover the secret inner life of a clam leads to an astonishing conclusion.
VVEE THREE Matt Hulse Edinburgh Midlothian, SCOTLAND 6:30 narrative
Combining live action with stop-frame animation, the film examines the excruciating conflict between
commands of the body and the unreal demands of the adult world.
SURFACE NOISE Abigail Child New York, NY 18 experimental documentary narrative
The film explores themes of fascism of gender limits and the ways people exist in public and private
SATURDAY, MARCH 16,7 PM
Pat Oleszko: Rubble Without a-Pause
Rubble Without Pause, a work-in-progress, was created from the cataclysmic and reflective journey
from September 11 at Ground Zero thru the dazed following as a citizen under siege, a rescue worker
and, as an artist finding another courage. To be followed by an open discussion.
SATURDAY, MARCH 16,8 PM & 10 PM
Retrospective Screening: Vick's Picks
Ten years ago I put together a retrospective of awarded films from the Festival's past 29 years. The
screenings were part of
the 30 Years and Beyond conference and 30th Festival anniversary. I decided to show at least two
films from each year¥
films that both the audience and I would want to see again. The evening was a big hit.
At 4:00 in the morning, as the crowd was leaving the theater after the 11 :00 show, many
bleary-eyed but smiling festival¥
goers thanked me for the great programs ... and for showing films unti14am~ I confess that while
setting the program I
hadn't paid attention to running times. So, the 7:00 show ended close to 10... the 9:00 show started
midnight... and the 11 :00 got underway around 2 am. But no one complained. I packed in some great
work that night.
This year I opted to be a responsible festival director. After all, we have a party to get to by
midnight tonight~ For all you
film gluttons ... I'm sorry, buuuuut... instead of putting together films from the past 39 years, I
bring you works from the
past 9 years, since our last anniversary. I found a wonderful selection of films the audience will
love to see again. Of course
I'm frustrated that I couldn't include all the titles deserving of recognition and replay on our
screen. Hopefully, though,
you'll be so delighted with the films you'll see tonight that you won't be disappointed by the
(note -these film are not in competition).
THE MATCH THAT STARTED MY FIRE Cathy Cook 18:30, 1991 BEST OF THE FESTIVAL, 30TH ANN ARBOR FILM
FESTIVAL The telephone rings and the girl-talk begins: secrets emerge and confessions build. A
comedy in which the joy of sexual pleasure is discovered and experienced by women in their childhood
and early teens. Climbing a rope, descending a slide, being stung by insects... a host of women tell
their hilarious anecdotes of "the match that started their fire".
GRACE Lorelei Pepi 6:30, 1999 HONORABLE MENTION, 38TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL A lovely film
constructed utilizing multi-media techniques to create a layered and flowing poem of visual
metaphor. Exploring flesh and soul spirituality and sensuality the incandescent body in space
transforms as it reclaims itself.
ROSWELL Bill Brown 19:30, 1994 BEST FIRST FILM AWARD, 34TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL The film takes a
fanciful, humorous look at the supposed crash of a flying saucer near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947,
an 'event' UFO-types cite to this day as evidence of a massive government cover-up.
MILK OF AMNESIA Jeffrey Noyes Scher 6 min 1992 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, 31sT ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
A tango through the labyrinth of memory. An animated montage as a lyrical, non-linear approximation
of the way the brain
catalogs the stuff of every day life.
CRITIZEN Michael La Haie 18 min 1994 HONORABLE MENTION, 33RD ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL San Francisco.
The early '90s. During this dark period before the internet and Willie Brown saved the day, life in
the Bay Area was bleak.Rampant poverty, homelessness, and Mayor Frank Jordan's oppressive war
against freedom had crushed the populace. What was a young man to do?
SUPERHERO Emily Breer 10 min 1995 BEST ANIMATION, 34TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL Live-action,
hand-drawn and computer graphic animation drive this high-speed fractured narrative about a
Dionysian-like superhero who sometimes has to punch out Batman for being too goody-goody.
JIGSAW VENUS Dean Kapsalis 10:30 2000 ISABELLA LIDDELL AWARD, 39TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL Love
may be a small piece in life's puzzle but to Madeline the picture without its contribution looks
incredibly suspended and ready to collapse. This much desired little piece seems to pass her right
by until one magical night she realizes that it was by her all the time. Life is so simple and sweet
MY FAVORITE THINGS THAT I LOVE Janet Perlman 4 min 1994
JIGSAW VENUS ISABELLA LIDDELL ART AWARD, 33RD ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL Don't look for any raindrops
on roses, but there are whiskers on kittens, lipstick-wearing dogs, sad clowns, flying unicorns, and
many more wacky and tacky creations in this oddly engaging little film that features several
ALONE LIFE WASTES ANDYHARDY Martin Arnold 15 min 1998 CHRIS FRAYNE BEST ANIMATED FILM AWARD, 37TH
ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL The filmmaker's process of deconstructing classic Hollywood films with
brilliant editing links in with his other two films, Piece Touchie and Passage Ii L'acte. The family
scenes, which in the original last only seconds and are not particularly notable, are surgically
sectioned into single frames. Using repetition of these 'single cells' and a new rhythm, Arnold then
inflated doppelganger of the original cuts lasting many minutes. The hidden message of sex and
violence is turned inside out to the point where it simply crackles. ¥
OUT THE FIRE Luke Jaeger 4 min 1999 38TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOUR An animated romp set to a 1946
calypso tune about the New York Fire Department. Firefighting bulldogs, flaming subways,
rocket-powered fire extinguishers, and sexy skeletons cavort through this retro music video in the
tradition of classic Betty Boop singalongs.
THE SMELL OF BURNING ANTS Jay Rosenblatt 21 :30 1994 BEST OF THE FESTIVAL AWARD, 32ND ANN ARBOR FILM
FESTIVAL A haunting account of the pains and trauma of growing up male. The inner and outer
cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure are evocatively presented. Rather than glorifying and
romanticizing boyhood, this film opens up wounds to let the poisons out.
24 GIRLS Eva Ilona Brzeski 30 min 1998 TOM BERMAN AWARD FOR MOST PROMISING FILMMAKER, 36TH ANN ARBOR
FILM FESTIVAL Set on the borderland between childhood and adolescence, between dream and reality,
the film presents fleeting glimpses of girls on the threshold of maturity and the concomitant loss
of innocence. One by one, pre-adolescent girls take the stage to announce and execute their chosen
performances, from dancing to singing, poetry reading to storytelling, simultaneously revealing both
unhindered childlike freedom and dawning self-consciousness. Carefully juxtaposed with these
auditions is Brzeski's rumination on the short life of one girl who never had the chance to cross
over into womanhood.
2000 BIKE RIDE Tom Schroeder 6:30 2001 HONORABLE MENTION, 39TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL James
Peterson tells the story of riding his bike 50 miles to see his girlfriend getting dumped and riding
home. Jazz drummer Dave King improvises to this story. Tom Schroeder in turn draws animation to an
analysis of both audio tracks. The film is the record of their free-associative collaboration.
NY, THE LOST CIVILIZATION Dylan Mc Neil 18:30 1997 MICHAEL MOORE AWARD FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY, 35TH
ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL The anthropological study of NY (pronounced "neeh"), a city built on smoke.
In this strange city, garbage bags become dangerous objects, society ladies form street gangs, and a
single word -fuck -is used as subject, object and verb.
SID Jeff Scher 3:30 1999 37TH ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL TOUR There's no such thing as too much for the
flying dog. Filmed with a Beaulieu r 16 and a Century 9mm lens on Shelter Island last summer. Music
by Ween. Stay tuned for SID II -Balloon Orgy. Principle photography this summer.
THANKS FOR COMING!
THE 41 ST ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL
WILL RUN MARCH 11 .. 16, 2003.
SEE YOU THERE!
Nicolas Alvarez VIOLETA Buenos Aires ARGENTINA 27 Steve Alves TOGETHER IN TIME Westmoreland NH 27
Ryan Amaro DESPERATION San Francisco CA 3 Omid Amjadi THE KISS Berkeley CA 5 Jeyi An SWEAT San
Francisco CA 30 Ananda Pictures Circuit OORUKKU NOORUPER (A HUNDRED VOICES FOR A CAUSE) Chennai
INDIA Kelly Anderson & Tami Gold MAKING A KILLING: PHILIP MORRIS, KRAFT AND GLOBAL TOBACCO
ADDICTION Boston MA 30 Jenny Andrews THE "BATHROOM" AGREEMENT Los Angeles CA 21 Nancy Andrews THE
REACH OF AN ARM Seal Harbor ME 32 Alisa F. Anglesey THE GOOD SAMARITAN Ogden, UT2 Vojko Anzewe THE
LAST SUPPER Wubloana SLOVENIA 94 Reymonde April TOUT EMBRASSER Montreal, Quebec CANADA 58 Roberto
Ariganello SHELTER Toronto, Ontario CANADA 8 Nurshen Bakir PARTISANS San Francisco, CA 10 Michael
Ball LEGALIZED AMERICA Brookline MA 25 Mitchell Bard MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS Bayside NY 90 Bill
Basquin THE LAST DAY OF NOVEMBER San Francisco CA 4 Sarah Bassine EIGHT New York NY 19 Mercedes
Bauer I'M SCREWED Pacifica CA 12 Signe Baumane & Josh Rechnitz NATASHA New York NY 10 Alex
Beckstead TRAILER PARK BLUES Mountain View CA 57 Brian BecVar WHERE SECRETS LIE Los Angeles CA 13
Ruth Behar ADIO KERIDA Ann Arbor MI 89 Jennifer E. Beineke THE BOOK AND THE ROSE Springfield MA 29
Dianne Bellino SLITCH Baltimore MD 23 Adam Scott BellowADDICTION Merrick NY 16 Jim Berry SEMMELWEIS
New York NY 19 Merlyn M. Bilas A LONGER JOURNEY Foster City CA 6 Miro Bilbrough BARTLEBY Lilyfield
NSW AUSTRALIA 28 Anna Biller A VISIT FROM THE INCUBUS Los Angeles CA 26 Randall Blair THE DEAD
FILMMAKERS SOCIETY Chevy Chase MD 28 Doug Bollinger JUST LOVERS Asbury Park NJ 99 Fabienne S.
Bouville THE LONELINESS OF ANIMALS New York NY 20:30 Laurie Jay Boylan TESTIMONY OF TRIUMPH Laguna
Beach CA 29 Dietmar Brehm MIX-3 Valley Cottage NY 14 Dietmar Brehm MIX-4 Valley Cottage NY 21 Sarah
Brenia BREAD & BUTTER Chicago IL 7:30 Jason Britski MOVING VIOLATION Prince Albert SK CANADA
5:30 Kathryn L. Bucher BURIED Encino CA 57
Jim Burer SON OF MAN Chattanooga TN 22 Carey Burtt MIND CONTROL MADE EASY OR HOW TO BECOME A CULT
LEADER New York NY 13 Damien Caldwell LINCOLN & 31ST Los Angeles CA 11:30 Will Canon &
Douglas Simon DOCTOR MUFFINS Arlington TX 18 Kurush Canteenwala ONE HUNDRED FEET OF YESTERDAY AND
TOMORROW Carbondale IL 3
N. Barry Carver ROMEO & JULIET REVISITED Los Angeles CA 26 Cori Chavez UNKNOWN NAME, UNKNOWN
NUMBER Boulder CO 5 Ya-nan Chou SILHOUETTE Culver City CA 4 Amanda Christie LEARNING TO DROWN
Chicago IL 33:30 Wally Chung A PLACE BETTER THAN OURS New York NY 2:30 Hugo & Ann Cimmelli A
TOWN OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE Pearl River NY 30 Cybele Clark-Mendes CORKY SAY CRACK Kalamazoo MI 6 Jason
W. Clarke JESUS WAS A CAPRICORN Vancouver BC CANADA 10 Chiis Cloutier STREET DREAMS NewYork NY 23
Kerstin Cmelka ET IN ARCADIA EGO Valley Cottage NY 3 Thomas Comerford ILLA CAMERA OBSCVRA Chicago IL
12:30 Brooke Connolly, Chantelle Janelle, Kate Karbowniczek, & Nichole Semones A SONG OF ASCENTS
Cayce SC 12 Sandra Contreras THE BLESSING Los Angeles CA 8 T ArthurCottam BEER GOGGLES LosAngeles CA
6 T Arthur Cottam BETWEEN US Los Angeles CA 8
B. Coughenour THIS FILM HAS NO TITLE Southfield MI 90 Bruce Coughran MY FRIEND'S LOVE AFFAIR Los
Angeles CA 25 Christiane Covington & James A. Ellis LEGACIES Bonita CA30 Laura Jean Cronin BLOCK
PARTY Seattle WA 24 Hanelle M. Culpepper THE WEDDING DRESS Los Angeles CA 18 Isaiah Curry CLIMBING
DEEPER San Jose CA 9 Marlin Darrah BUTTERFLY MAN Portland OR 10l Paolo Davanzo PICININ Irvine CA 6
Liesel de Boor CAT LADY New York NY 9:30 Marcelo T. Meolo THE BEAUTY AND THE BIRDS Sao Paulo SP
BRAZIL 8 Manuel De Seixas Correa SUICIDE INC. Brooklyn NY 10 Connie DiCicco THE PENNY GAME
Tallahassee FL 17: 30 Amy Dillon l1ITI..E ANGELS Minneapolis MN 8 Brandon Doherty THE SHORTEST
DISTANCE Chicago IL 8 Brandon Doherty DRAWING ON HORSEBACK Chicago IL 3 Brandon Doherty PRESENCE OF
ABSENCE Chicago IL 6 Fritz Donnelly BLUE LOBSTER NewYork NY 70 Katrina Hart Drabkin SEEKING FELICITY
Oakland CA 13:30
Alyssa Dressman ORCHARD'S REPOSE Los Angeles CA 8 Jubilee Dugay BETRAYAL Harper Woods MI 5 Harvey
Lawrence Edwards THE RABBI'S DILEMMA Eagle Bridge NY 17 Amber Edwards GEORGE SEGAL: AMERICAN STILL
LIFE Newtown CT 57 Talia Eisen SOMEBODY ELSE'S SHOES Los Angeles CA 22 Denis Eleonsky KARLSON HAS
RETURNED St. Peters berg RUSSIA 23 Bonnie Elliott & Anna Fraser MOTEL Marrickville NSW AUSTRALIA
6 David Ellsworth HUSLES VIDEO DUB Hills IA 10 Verena Endtner DON'T FORGET GAUGUIN Vancouver BC
CANADA Gita Farid THE WAYFARER'S JOURNEY Chandler AZ 6 Jennifer Fenza MATERNAL INSTINCTS Jamaica
Plain MA 51 Claudio Fernandes THE GIFT OF SISYPHUS San Francisco CA 9 Douglas Finelli GROWNUPS
Lincoln Park NJ 86 David Fishel H-POL (THE MOTION PICTURE) Iowa City IA 11 Thorsten Fleisch
SUPERBITMAPPING Bonn GERMANY 3 Nick Fletcher SUPER CHOCOLATEY FUDGE Vancouver BC CANADA 8:30 Susy
Foreman THE EDGE OF THE MIDWAY Los Angeles CA 25 Corrie Francis ASH SUNDAY Moraga CA 5:30 Mark M.
Franks THE ALEXIS DREAM Chicago IL 15 Claudia Frantzen THE REKINDLING NYC 18 Melissa Pearl Friedling
MERCEDES, HERE LIES THE HEART Syracuse NY 30 Siegfried Fruhauf MOUNTAIN TRIP Valley Cottage NY 3:30
Francesca Galesi BORIS Los Angeles CA 26 Julia Inez Gandelsonas LAST TAKE Los Angeles CA 3
Geretta/Geretta SWEETIECAKES Wintwrthur SWITZERLAND 87 Kyle Gilman CAMERA NOISE Cambridge MA 30
Britta Gordon DAY JOB Brooklyn NY 7 Ryan Gould UNTITLED New York NY 22 Rylend 1. Grant THE RIDE OF
THE VALKYRIES Ann Arbor MI 18 Rylend 1. Grant DRIVE Ann Arbor MI 29 Cindy Greene UPSIDE RIGHT NY NY
25 Paul Greenhouse RISE 'N SHINE Brooklyn NY 28 Sabine Gruffat PART 1 & PART 2 Chicago IL 5:30
Philip-Jon Haarsma DEVIOUS BEINGS Los Angeles CA 98 Tanya Haden THE VISIT Los Angeles CA 4 Dallas
Richard Hallam THE MOVIE ABOUT: LOVE, HISTORY, MEMORY, SECRET Iowa City IA 9 Patrick HaIm SUBMERSED
BUT FOR THE SAKE OF THE SEA Los Angeles CA 7 Patrick Halm AUTOGENIC THRESHOLD
Los Angeles CA 9 Sarah Hamady EZEKIEL Los Angeles CA 11 Dave Hanagan JACK STRANGE, LITERARY HERO
Seatle WA 30 Christopher Harris STILUHERE Orlando FL. 60 Benjamin Hershleder THE BRONX BOYS Burbank
CA 45 Carol Ho MASQUERADE MY MESS Valencia CA 15:30 Robert Saiz Holguine MEXICAN STANDOFF New York
NY 85 Eva Honegger STAR TIGER Carbondale IL 8 Monica Nordhaus ECCENTRIC CAKES New York NY 12 Ann
Howell THE FAILURE OF PAMELA SALT Durham NC 23 Ralph Hoy WORSE THAN TERRIBLE Studio City CA 28 Diana
Hu I SEE Seattle WA 5 Diana Hu DON'T LOCK ME OUT
¥ Seattle WA 5 Katrin Huckfeldt MOMENTS OUT OF CONTROL Berlin GERMANY 47 Annie Rae Huston
PORCELAIN Vancouver BC CANADA 7 James Hutcheson BETWEEN CERTAINTY & OBLIVION Richmond VA 9 Yeo
Han Hwee PASSAGES Singapore SINGAPORE 5:30 Hirotsugu Ikeda SILENCE Sunnyside NY 34 Maria Iliou
ALEXANDIA Athens GREECE 115 Annemarie Jacir THE SATELLITE SHOOTERS New York NY 15 Scott Jacobs TRUE
LIFE Chicago IL Yongchae Jeung SECRET SONG San Francisco CA 5 Alex R. Johnson THANKSGIVING Brooklyn
NY 17 Christophe Joly HALFWAY THERE
Los Angeles CA 20 Eric Juhola SIZE MATTERS New York NY 21 Dikran Janus Kadagian A CRISIS OF FAITH I
THE AMERICAN DILEMMA Ridgefield CT 49 Matthew Kalish SYNAPSE Muttontown NY 10 Shiho Kano ROCKING
CHAIR Tokyo JAPAN 13 Yasmin P. Karim ZARRA Burnaby BC Canada 3 Dan Kay WAY OFF BROADWAY NY NY 84
Sarah Kernochan THOTH New York NY 42 Joanne Kerrigan SLUG Halifax NS CANADA 10 Rebecca Kerster JADA
GREEN + RED Vancouver BC CANADA Rebecca Kerster STARLIGHT, STARBRIGHT Vancouver BC CANADA Maryam
Keshavarz SANCTUARY Oakland CA 17:30 Ingrid Kirkland MELTING ICE Pound Ridge NY 26 Cedrick Kluyskens
GEKY Vancouver BC CANADA Tara Knight HOW TO NAME THE BIGGER LIGHT Poultney VT 8:30
Michael Kowalski DONALD AND DOT CLOCK FOUND DEAD IN THEIR HOME Los Angeles CA 76 Robert E. Kreipke
NOCTURNAL EVOLUTION Dearborn Heights MI 7 Shawn Ku THE BUTCHER Los Angeles CA 6 Robbie Land OIL
DERRIC Tampa FL 6 Andrew Landauro I'VE BEEN THINKING ABOUT NOT COMING DOWN BostonMA 19 John M.
Landsberg THESE FEW WEAPONS AGAINST DEATH Santa Barbara CA 26:30 Roxana Lara SHADE OF ATONEMENT San
Francisco CA 12 David Michael Latt JANE WHITE IS SICK & TWISTED Simi Valley CA 84 Matthew Leary
THE STORYTELLER St. Paul MN 8:30 Mickey Lemle RAM DASS FIERCE GRACE New York NY 93 Joe Leonard
BULLETIN BOARD NY NY 10 Eric Leven ANTI-SUNSET Berkeley CA 2 Lin Li SYDNEY COAL LOADER Castaic CA 6
Eleftheria Lialios IF I PROFANE Chicago IL 6 Eleftheria Lialios AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A GREEK WOMAN PART
2 Chicago IL 8 David Liban ONE LAST CIGARETTE Washington DC 17:30 Rachel Libert KOOL BREEZE San
Francisco CA 6:30 Jack Lilburn THE ANYTOWN USA CHRONICLES: CRACKS HOT STU NYC 9:30 Marc. A Littler
WILD TURKEY Rodgau Hessen GERMANY 9:30 Yong Liu THIRTEEN Daly City CA 12 Alison Lonesome CROSSING
JORDAN Chicago IL 13 Christopher Loucks ARC-EN-CL Greenwood Village CO 7:30 John Lundin GOTHIC 2000
Hollywood FL 36 Wendra Lynne ONE FAMILY Vashon Island WA 1 James MacSwain THE ALPHA EXPEDITION
Halifax NS CANADA 17 Nate Mahoney POPCORN Carmichael CA 5 Nate Mahoney & Yui Takamatsu
REGENERATION Carmichael CA 8 Matthew Majewski A BETTER REALITY Cedarburg WI 12 Bob Makara FEUD FOR
THOUGHT Grosse Pointe Farms MI 30 Nick Marciano AMERICAN SLAVES Woodbridge ON CANADA 25 Helvecio
Marins Jr. 2 MEN -"2 HOMENS" Belo Horizonte BRAZIL 5 Josh Marston VOICE OF AN ANGEL Brooklyn NY 15
Paul Martell THE RITE OF SPRING Hollywood CA 8.3 Eric Mattimore WHEN IT WILL NO LONGER BE AVAILABLE
FOR MAN Springfield OH 6 Will May FOOL Charlottesville VA 7 Chris Maybury DIRTY BOOTS Vancouver BC
Kate McCabe PORTRAITS
N. Hollywood CA 8 Kate McCabe DAS NEUE MONSTER
N. Hollywood CA 8 Denise McCarthy JOEY PETRONE: TV COP Los Angeles CA 12 Moebius McCartney Simmons
ONE Ithaca NY 6 Alan McIntyre PERSEPHONE South Bend IN 21 Chris McKay ONE STOP SHOPPING Toronto ONT
CANADA 4 Drew McLean ASTRONOMY Winston-Salem NC 20 Bernadine Mellis BORN Philadelphia PA 6 Cecilia
Mendez MOLADORA MOLIENDO/GRINDER GRINDING Ann Arbor MI 2 Hilda Mercado A PIECE OF EARTH/UN PEDASP DE
TIERRA Los Angeles CA 22 Daniel Merkle ...1 LIKE IT FINE Chicago IL 12 Gayle Metz REFLECTIONS Regina
SK CANADA 3 Terri Miller MY FEMME LADY Santa Monica CA 23 Ken Miller THE MIRE Brooklyn NY 9 Douglas
H. Monson CASSIE IN THE PARK HoltMI4 Danielle Montalbano DRNER Brooklyn NY 15 Terry Montlick
TELEPHONE 19 Kikuko Morimoto LUNA New York NY 21 Arlene Muller IN DARKNESS La Jolla CA 12 Matthew
Mumper THE HELPER San Francisco CA 26 Rusty Nails GRETHEL & HANSEL Chicago IL 13 Mayu Nakamura
FAMILY ALBUM NY NY15 Kirthi Nath THE TO DO LIST CONFESSIONS San Francisco CA 15:30 Ben Nedivi THE
LOVE SONG OF HENRY MILK Jersey City NJ 12 Dan Ness STILL LIFE Portland OR 5 Gabriele Neudecker
FREAKY Koestendorf AUSTRIA 27 Chirs Newberry AGORA Wayzata MN 8 Jeff Nichols NOBLE CHROME PIRATES
Winston-Salem NC 19 Joan Nidzyn 36-365 Brighton MA 10 Frances Nkara UNDER THE INFLUENCE San Ramon CA
11 Jeffrey Noune BYNARY LOVE Ann Arbor MI 5 Rusty Nye THE PLATFORM San Antonio TX 47 Patrick
O'Connor DEAR JOHN NY NY 19 Jason O'Hara FAITH Rochester NY Jon O'Neal TANGO PARA DOS Los Angeles CA
5 Johnny O'Reilly THE TERMS Dublin IRELAND 11:30 Brandon Ogborn & Matt Medendorp SARA'S STORY
Muskegon MI 10 Dianne Ouellette SIGH Regina SK CANADA 8 Pepe Ozan GANGA MA -A PILGRIMAGE TO THE
SOURCE San Francisco CA 58 JL Packard BERGEN ST Brooklyn NY 5
John Palmer MAN' San Francisco CA 5 Tony Papa ICE BEYOND COOL Vancouver BC CANADA 33 Tony Papa
TRAVELLER Vancouver BC CANADA 55 Sachin Parekh BOMBAY RAJ Villa Park CA 24 Sanghee Park HOME]ART II
San Francisco CA 6 Helen Pau SHUDDER San Francisco CA 28 Michael Pavlic THE TRANSITIVE PROPERTY
Boston MA 19 Scott Allen Perry SIDE EFFECTS Los Angeles CA 18 Linda Planigiani FASCINATION
Castellina Scala-Siena ITALY 4:30 Erin Ploss-Campoamor LA AMERICANITA VeniceCA 20 Tyler Polhemus OFF
Astoria NY 16 Janet Polli GIRL TRAP Chicago IL 8:30 Arie Posin OVER MY DEAD BODY Los Angeles CA 14
Jimena Puente-Trevino THE PILL BOX Darlington NSW AUSTRALIA 8 Andrew Putschoegl COLD CALL Los
Angeles CA 14 Zhong Qiang METAMORPHOSIS Beijing China 82 Dale L. Radomski DAMIEN IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF
CHRIST Honolulu HI 48 Pola Rapaport FAMILY SECRET Hapton Bays NY 58 Ryan Redford THE UNSTRUNG EAR
Aurora ONT CANADA 12:30 John Reynolds GARAGE SALE Jacksonboro SC 18 Troy Rhoades COLORLESS GREEN
IDEAS SLEEP FURIOUSLY Edmonton AB CANADA 3 Troy Rhoades BABELANGUE Edmonton AB CANADA 7 Trevor
Ristow SATELLITE New York NY 18 Regina Robbins IN THE EYE New York NY 15 John Paul Roche DA CAPO Los
Angeles CA 6 Bryony Rogers JOURNEYS HOME Lancaster UK 14 Fatimah Tobing Rony EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN
Los Angeles CA 26 Manlio Roseano IL TERZO LEONE (THE THIRD LION) Udine ITALY 65 Demetria Royals
BROTHER MEN Brooklyn NY 56 Lynne Sachs PHOTOGRAPH OF WIND Brooklyn NY 3 Marie-Josee Saint-Pierre
SELECTION NATURELLE Montreal QC CANADA 7:30 Kitao Sakurai & Andrew Spirk CODA Cleveland OH 10:30
Wayne Salvatore & Matt Azzarto THE DAY BEFORE TOMORROW Hoboken NJ 30 David Samuels THE DANGERS
OF TOBACCO New York NY 5 Fredeswinda Z. Santos A HAUNTING Oakland CA 15 Hank Saroyan 5 CARD STUD
N. Hollywood CA 96 Chris Sautter THE KING OF STEELTOWN
Washington DC 75 Joel Schlemowitz REVERIE Brooklyn NY 7:30 Joel Schlemowitz & Jon Beherns ALL
SAINTS DAY Brooklyn NY 6 Lee Anne Schmitt NIGHTINGALE Los Angeles CA 14:30 Ben Scholle POTIERSVILLE
Dallas TX 22 Michael Schuh PROGRAMMED St. Louis MO 9:30 Alexa Schulz BURNING HEART Berlin GERMANY 18
Brooke Sebold & Patrick O'Conner PASTORAL SYMPHONY Tucson AZ 6 Ben-hur Sepehr LONG ROAD TO
PARADISE Reseda CA39 Tony Shaff GET OUTIA HERE Winston-Salem NC 20 Robbin Shahani THE PERFECT
BABYSITIER Salt Lake City UT 6:30 David Sherman THE SILVER RETURNS San Francisco CA 9 Kang Shin I
WISH... Los Angeles CA 17 Richard ShpuntoffMORNING DANCE Bronx NY 6 Kia Simon IN PUBLIC SPACE San
Francisco CA 14 Brent A. Sims BECOMING VEX Baton Rouge LA 79 Emily Singer FINAL SALE 15 Alan Snitow
& Deborah Kaufman SECRETS OF SILICON VALLEY Berkeley CA 60 Alessandro Soares & Vicky Mourer
Zabriskie SAUDADE Tallahassee FL 21 Laleh Soomekh DEAR JUDGE Oakland CA 27 Eric Southworth OFFSIDES
Somerset MA 24 Gerald Sprayregen ECONOMICS 10l Boca Raton FL 70 Thea St. Orner A TOUCH OF TUTELAGE
Bronx NY 14 Thea St. Orner LOVE IN AN ELEVATOR Bronx NY 17 Karl Staven COMPOSITION IN BLUE &
GREEN Philadelphia PA 3:30 Daniel Stedman CELEBRATION Wellesley MA 5 Laura Steinhoff CUITING A VIEW:
A DAUGHTER'S LOOK PAST THE CAMOUFLAGE Los Angeles CA 13 Matthew Stenerson HEARTS BREAKING IN SLOW
MOTION Minneapolis MN 4 Cindy Stillwell THE FIRST STORY Bozeman MT 11 Jon P. Straface SAY IT AIN'T
SO, JOANNE Vancouver BC CANADA 10 Deborah Stratman UNTIED Chicago IL 3 Tony Strong THE HUNGER Howell
MI 5 Oana Suteu M FOR MOTION Montreal QC CANADA 7 Tommy Taylor BETIY AND VERONICA Vancouver BC
CANADA Lysanne Thibodeau ELOGE DER RETOUR / ODE TO A JOURNEY HOME Montreal QC CANADA 43 Robert Todd
CLIP (4000F.) Jamaica Plain MA
3:30 Tamara Tracz TIMEPIECE Newhall CA 6 Fiona Trigg LOVE BIRDS St Kilda Vic AUSTRALIA 3:30 Glen
Trotiner OVERNIGHT SENSATION New York City New York 90 Hope Tucker STOKOE Iowa City IA Renato Umali
MS. LAKE MICHIGAN 1952 Milwaukee WI 9:30 Cheryl van Grunsven VAN Brooklyn NY 12 Adolfo Vargas
INFIDEL New York NY 9 Peter Veverka REMOTE CONTROL Los Angeles CA 24 Marc Vogler COW-BOY San
Francisco CA II Peter 1. Vogt & Mark Van-S NUTS & BOLTS Seattle WA 27 Jason Wade GOLDEN
AITERNOON Minneapolis MN 7 Jeff Wadlow KILGORE CANYON
W. Hollywood CA 9 Michelle Wagner MEET THE PATERSONS West Hollywood CA 12 Jonathan Wald LNES OF THE
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