Transforming Spaces: New Films from L.A. Filmmakers
Los Angeles Premieres
Presented as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series.
This program of experimental work reflects creative approaches by which Angeleno filmmakers and filmmakers having lived in Los Angeles are engaging with real or imagined spaces and shaping those encounters into distinctly cinematic experiences. Landscape becomes a meditative space in Kate Brown’s Utah (2014, 20 min.) while it abstracts into sensual tapestries in Abigail Severance’s latest Kinesthesia Series (2014, 8 min.). Laura Kraning turns to heavy industry in Port Noir (2014, 11 min.) and recasts its structures as haunted mazes. The cinema itself becomes a shared space for reflecting on time and sensation in Madison Brookshire’s About 11 Minutes (2014, 11 min.), whereas in Janie Geiser’s The Hummingbird Wars(2014, 10 min.), the screen serves in its familiar role as window, one that magically blends a treasure trove of found objects into a luminous spectral domain. Also screening are Andrew Kim’s Society of Motion (2015, 3 min.) Cauleen Smith’s H-E-L-L-L-O (2014, 11 min), Lee Anne Schmitt’s womannightfilm (2014, 6 min) and Julie Murray’s End Reel (2014, 7 min).