Shorts Block Experimental: Alive and Moonbound

Shorts Block Experimental: Alive and Moonbound

8 shorts for the price of 1 ticket!



Wave Form

Wave Form

WAVE FORM explores movie viewing, sharing, and making as a means of confronting the experience of mental illness. It illuminates the sustaining, transformative powers of film by transforming a variety of “waves” from cinematic history—ocean waves, waving hands, waves of soldiers—through the luma waveform scope, a technical feature of movie editing software. Converted into luma waveforms, the original filmic images are rendered unrecognizable, their representational nature exchanged for a ghostly, mesmerizing shimmer. 

2020 / Canada / 8 min / Experimental
Directed By Tiz
Cast: Margaret Brock


Transitions

Transitions

TRANSITIONS is a journey from the civilizing void of the desert to a maximal urban, capitalistic and hedonistic density, which in the case of Las Vegas assumes some bizarre expression. The film is a contemplation without any people or moving machines in it, focussing on the built and designed.

2017 / Switzerland / 13 min / Experimental
Directed By Aurèle Ferrier


Down To Earth

Down To Earth

A skateboarding road trip becomes a laboratory experiment as a true believer tries to prove his theory that inter-dimensional lizard people are traveling through tunnels seeking world domination. His two companions aren’t so convinced.

2020 / USA / 12 min / Experimental
Directed By Tom Mull
Cast: James Lemire, Brianna King, Richard Brown


Do It Again

Do It Again

Do It Again combines three moments of shared looking at Chicago’s Marina City; the climactic scene from Buzz Kulik’s The Hunter, a re-enactment for an All-State Commercial, and the tight-rope walk of Nik Wallenda.

2018 / USA / 9 min / Experimental
Directed By Curtis Miller


And I Feel Fine

And I Feel Fine

A group of young friends walk through an urban wasteland at night, headed for “Disaster Karaoke” at Boise Idaho’s original gay bar, ‘Lucky Dog Tavern’. Fragments of archival material including nuclear energy instructional video, old music videos and storm reporting footage are layered in with heartfelt apocalyptic singing, in a strange blend of joyous anxiety, “And I Feel Fine,” includes brief interviews with the performers speaking frankly about their fears, experiences and hopes for the world they inherit. Homelessness, climate anxiety and systematic disregard for life are some of the stories told. Throughout these anxieties, a sense of irrepressible optimism lingers.

If this really was the end of the world, you wouldn’t want to miss it.

2020 / USA / 8 min / Experimental
Directed By Kate Walker


Follow Leader

A vivid exploration of the relationship between toxic male masculinity and the social as well as psychological influences it has had on me growing up through the generations.

2019 / Canada / 7 min / Experimental
Directed By Scott Johnson


Decapitation

Decapitation

A man comes to the cinema. Sits down. He’s watching a movie. While he is looking at it, an experiment is being performed on him.

2020 / Russian Federation / 10 min / Experimental
Directed By Evgeniy Kozhemyakin
Cast: Alexander Davydov, Alexander Demekhin


Rebuke

Rebuke

Metaphoric move across country as mental and physical landscapes become unfamiliar and uncertain.

2020 / USA / 20 min / Experimental
Directed By Tania Mendoza
Cast: Tania Mendoza, Tyler Evans