This program will screen on loop in the Amphitheater of the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center from 12:00pm – 6:00pm and 9:00pm – 11:00pm. A Q&A will take place at 9:00pm.

Chums from Across the Void
Jim Finn, USA, 2015, digital projection, 18m
“Little Radek, the step-dancing Bolshevik; Machera, the Andean Robin Hood; and Maria Spiridonova, the Russian socialist assassin are your guides for Past Leftist Life Regression therapy. In this third Inner Trotsky Child video, narrator Lois Severin—a former Trotskyite turned suburban housewife—attempts to radicalize the personal fulfillment and self-help scene. Like the Christian fundamentalist activists in the 1970s who prepared the way for the Reagan Revolution, the Inner Trotsky Child movement was a way to cope with life in the Prime Material Plane of Corporate Capitalism and to create a 21st-century revolution of the mind.”—Jim Finn
World Premiere

The Two Sights
Katherin McInnis, USA, 2015, digital projection, 4m
“Between 1015 and 1021 C.E., the great Muslim scientist Ibn al-Haytham wrote The Book of Optics (while feigning madness and under house arrest). The Book of Optics debunks theories that the eyes emit rays, or that objects project replicas of themselves, and accurately describes the strengths and weaknesses of human vision. Translations of this work reached the West in the 13th century and influenced Roger Bacon, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, and Descartes. The Two Sights is a false translation of this work, using images from the LIFE magazine photo archive.”—Katherin McInnis
World Premiere

A Disaster Forever
Michael Gitlin, USA, 2015, digital projection, 16m
“Derived from a 25-year-old cassette tape, transcribed and reenacted on a recording stage, A Disaster Forever positions us on the unfamiliar terrain of an idiosyncratic cosmology. Turning between prismatic abstractions and hand-painted entanglements, a world-system is suspended in the play of light by a voice that floats loose in a cinema for the ear.”—Michael Gitlin
World Premiere