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 realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most essential and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.
Projections is curated by Dennis Lim (FLC Director of Programming) and Aily Nash (independent curator). Shelby Shaw and Dan Sullivan are Program Assistants. Projections is presented with support from MUBI.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro on Oct. 5A mysterious, soft-spoken man returns to his hometown in the Galician countryside, where he is confronted with a series of moral and existential quandaries that bring his past transgressions to bear on a community crippled by poverty and political injustice.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Éric Baudelaire on Oct. 3Shot over a period of four years, Un Film dramatique follows the creative intuitions of 20 Parisian middle-schoolers as they experiment with cameras on their own terms, theoretically reflect on the medium, and debate issues of ethnicity, discrimination, and representations of power and identity.
U.S. Premiere · Q&A with Thomas Heise on Oct. 6Shot in monochrome black-and-white, Thomas Heise’s monumental essay film combines a wealth of archival footage and materials to reflect on the fraught evolution of Germany’s national identity through the prism of one family’s history.
North American Premiere · Q&A with Mariah Garnett on Oct. 6Mariah Garnett’s intimate and inventive biographical portrait of her artist father recounts in his own words his past as a political activist in Belfast and his daughter’s unlikely influence on his life via a combination of letters, interviews, archival footage, and uncanny reenactments of the period.
North American Premiere · Q&A with Minh Quý Trương on Oct. 5In Minh Quý Trương’s striking second feature, combining elements of science fiction and ethnography, a man living on Mars in the year 2045 examines footage brought back from his encounters with an indigenous community in the jungles of Vietnam.
U.S. PremiereThis stimulating, bifurcated film, shot among the mountains of Kurdistan, a village for women in northern Syria, and a farming community in Lebanon’s Beqaa Valley, tracks the influence of the Kurdish Women’s Liberation Movement. Preceded by Luke Fowler’s intimate portrait of his mother’s work as a sociologist in Glasgow.
Free and open to the public!This program of seven, poetic 16mm films made over 15 years combine cutout collage, lyrical camerawork, and elliptical editing to explore childhood, the transience of seasons, and our shared mortality.
Q&As with Joshua Gen Solondz, Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena N. Harold, Tomonari Nishikawa, Simon Liu, and Akosua Adoma Owusu on Oct. 5 & 6Featuring Kevin Jerome Everson and Claudrena N. Harold's Black Bus Stop, Tomonari Nishikawa's Amusement Ride, Joshua Gen Solondz's (tourism studies), Simon Liu's Signal 8, Akosua Adoma Owusu's Pelourinho: They Don’t Really Care About Us, and Ben Russell's COLOR-BLIND.
U.S. Premiere · Free and open to the public!This subtly expansive new work by Burak Çevik (Belonging, ND/NF 2019) combines CCTV footage of urban Istanbul with audio of a family heading to vote in the controversial June 2015 Turkish general election.
North American Premiere · Free and open to the public!The latest video by the public secret society known as the New Red Order is an incendiary indictment of the norms of European settler colonialism.