OPENING NIGHT:
THE FILMS OF ANITA THACHER
CONVERSATION WITH FILM CRITIC AMY TAUBIN
CO-PRESENTED W/ MICROSCOPE GALLERY

THURSDAY, APRIL 8 @ 8PM EDT
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Seven unjustifiably rare short films and videos by the late visual artist. Featuring a restoration-in-progress of Loose Corner (1986, 10 minutes) from the Academy Film Archive and a post-screening conversation with film critic Amy Taubin. What Taubin wrote of Thacher's installation Anteroom could be equally applied to the oeuvre: "Like a dream, it maps desire—that of the maker and the viewer alike."

Thanks to Mark Toscano, Andrea Monti, and Elle Burchill for making this event possible.

CENTERPIECE:
NEWSREELS OF THE

DISTANT NOW
A SPECIAL PRESENTATION BY

CREATIVE AGITATION
(ERIN & TRAVIS WILKERSON)

THURSDAY, APRIL 15 @ 8PM EDT
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Creative Agitation (Erin & Travis Wilkerson) presents a decolonial conversation on extractions, the landscape of warfare, and the nostalgia of settlement, as seen through never before seen segments of "Nuclear Family", along with "The Scents That Carry Through Walls", and glimpses of developing new works, in Southeast Asia.

Click here to watch A Brief History of the Obliteration of Hope, a new short by Travis Wilkerson on the 1968 Tlatelolco student massacre in Mexico city.

CLOSING NIGHT:
SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT AND STRAIGHT ON 'TIL MORNING

BY BILL & TURNER ROSS
+ DADLI BY SHABIER KIRCHNER

SUNDAY, APRIL 18 @ 8PM EDT
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The production of Benh Zeitlin's 2020 film Wendy occasioned two magical, visually spectacular documentaries; a 16mm short by Shabier Kirchner (2nd unit on Wendy), presenting the island of Antigua through its eponymous child subject's eyes, and a feature making-of documentary by Zeitlin pals Bill & Turner Ross. Second Star was deemed too experimental by the studio for its intended use as a DVD extra, and has never screened publicly before now.

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GROUND GLASS AWARD 

[◉"]  PRISMATIC GROUND HONORS FILMMAKER LYNNE SACHS WITH THE INAUGURAL GROUND GLASS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE FIELD OF EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA. ----> TWO FILM PROGRAMS <---- CURATED BY CRAIG BALDWIN AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FEST + A CONVERSATION WITH CANYON CINEMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR BRETT KASHMERE ON SATURDAY, APRIL 10TH AT 4PM EASTERN DAYLIGHT TIME.  --> WATCH THE RECORDING <--

FLASH FLAHERTY:

A CONVERSATION WITH SCOTT MACDONALD AND PATRICIA R. ZIMMERMAN


SATURDAY, APRIL 17 @ 4PM EDT

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LIVE ZOOM CONVERSATION WITH THE AUTHORS OF THE NEWLY RELEASED FLASH FLAHERTY: TALES FROM A FILM SEMINAR.

Use code 'Flash30' to purchase the book at a discount through Indiana University Press.

DISTRIBUTION ADVOCATES X PRISMATIC GROUND: EYEBALLS ON THE AVANT-GARDE

SUNDAY, APRIL 11 @ 1PM EDT

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LIVE CLUBHOUSE CONVERSATION ON DISTRIBUTING EXPERIMENTAL MEDIA WITH SARAH-TAI BLACK (PAVED ARTS), JHEANELLE BROWN (LOS ANGELES FILMFORUM), GREG DE CUIR JR. (INDEPENDENT CURATOR), and ED HALTER & THOMAS BEARD (LIGHT INDUSTRY).

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