Projections presents an international selection of film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
Projections is curated by Dennis Lim (FSLC Director of Programming) and Aily Nash (independent curator). Shelby Shaw is Program Coordinator. Thomas Beard (FSLC Programmer at Large) and Rachael Rakes (FSLC Programmer at Large) serve as Program Advisors. Projections is sponsored by MUBI.
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U.S. Premiere · Q&As with Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena ParavelThe latest by the makers of Leviathan is a harrowing engagement with the sheer presence of a man who did the unthinkable: Issei Sagawa, who became a tabloid magnet after killing and cannibalizing a woman in Paris in 1981.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Rosalind NashashibiA lovingly constructed biographical essay about the life and work of a highly influential, yet little-known, Canadian composer and microcomputer pioneer, paired with a portrait of Swiss-Austrian artists Vivian Suter and Elisabeth Wild, who live in a garden villa deep in the Guatemalan Highlands. Preceded by a new film by Rosalind Nashashibi.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Neïl Beloufa on 10/6In a boho Parisian hotel, two sexually and politically ambiguous Italians romp through a succession of blatantly artificial set pieces, stoking the prejudices of staff members and fellow guests, while outside riots rage and protesters march.
North American Premiere · Q&A with Zhou Tao on 10/8 at 2pmMonumental views of the Incheon Sea, the Balearic island of Menorca, and the Sonoran Desert serve to visualize the infinitesimal stature of the human race in Zhou Tao’s film. Showing on loop in the EBM Amphitheater.
Q&A with Barbara HammerExperimental cinema pioneer Barbara Hammer has spent much of her five-decade career deconstructing gender and sexuality through material examinations of the celluloid image and representations of the female body onscreen. Features five films, all 16mm.
Q&A with Mike HendersonOne of the first independent African-American artists to make inroads into experimental filmmaking in the 1960s, San Francisco's Mike Henderson makes work that thrums with a sociopolitical, humorous sensibility. Features eight films from the ’70s and ’80s, all 16mm.
Q&A with Kevin Jerome Everson, Pia Borg, and Jorge Jácome on 10/6Benjamin Crotty and Bertrand Dezoteux’s Division Movement to Vungtau, Jesse McLean’s Wherever You Go, There We Are, Kevin Jerome Everson’s IFO, Pia Borg’s Silica, and Jorge Jácome’s Flores.
Q&A with Alexandre Larose, Nazli Dincel, Jodie Mack, Takashi Makino following the screening on 10/7Jonathan Schwartz’s The Crack-Up, Alexandre Larose’s Saint Bathans Repetitions, Nazli Dinçel’s Shape of a Surface, Jodie Mack’s Wasteland no. 1: Ardent, Verdant, and Takashi Makino’s On Generation and Corruption
Q&A with Ayo Akingbade, Fern Silva, Ephraim Asili, and Michael Robinson on 10/8Ayo Akingbade’s Tower XYZ, Fern Silva’s Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, Ephraim Asili’s Fluid Frontiers, Michael Robinson’s Onward Lossless Follows, and Luis López Carrasco’s Aliens