July 17th Block 4, 8:30-10 pm

KA, Valerie Berteau, Belgium

This short film wants to represent, through a sensorial approach, the wild force of birth.

Come Down to the Nitty Gritty, Bryan Konefsky, Albuquerque

One of the Rough, Richard Baily, Dallas

One of the Rough is a poetic road movie that presents a driving dream of color, doubt, philosophy, and wonder. The title is from a line in Whitman's Song of Myself ("...an American, one of the roughs, a kosmos"). Like the persona in Whitman's poem, the driver marvels about America in a way that is dreamy, critical, and intense. Narrated by poet Paul Koniecki.

A Feeling of Leaving, Luis Valdovino Colorado

Flipping through a series of record covers at breakneck speed forces the eye to sample the images it receives. Today in public space mobile technologies have moved from the transistor radio to the mobile phone. Here images no longer behave according to the laws of perspective. This is what Marshall McLuhan refers to as an Acoustic Space where images with speed perform according to the laws of pattern recognition. This film recycles sound from an 1960s Melbourne Radio Show: Newsbeat which chronicled car accidents to access the kind of immersion and immediacy now delivered by the mobile phone.

Pattern Recognition, Dirk de Bruyn, Australia

Flipping through a series of record covers at breakneck speed forces the eye to sample the images it receives. Today in public space mobile technologies have moved from the transistor radio to the mobile phone. Here images no longer behave according to the laws of perspective. This is what Marshall McLuhan refers to as an Acoustic Space where images with speed perform according to the laws of pattern recognition. This film recycles sound from an 1960s Melbourne Radio Show: Newsbeat which chronicled car accidents to access the kind of immersion and immediacy now delivered by the mobile phone.

Elder Abuse, Drew Durepos, Chicago

A man and his grandmother argue over sharing cigarettes—until something bad happens. This intergenerational and improvised reenactment erupts into shame, sorcery, and smoke.

Panic Attack, Eileen O'Meara LA

Do you ever wonder "did I leave the coffee on?" or "am I pregnant with a devil-baby?” This hand-drawn animation explores anxiety, obsession, and one woman’s slippery hold on reality.

The Real Thing, Julianna Villarosa, Iowa City

Using physical media (16mm, VHS) destroyed by Coca-Cola, “The Real Thing” contrasts the famous ad “I’d Like To Buy The World A Coke” with The Coca-Cola Company’s most recent scandal: unconscionable water privatization in Chiapas, Mexico.