New Event: Madcat International Women's Film Festival Shorts: Close to Home

From: John
Sent on: Sunday, August 26, 2007 5:40 PM
Announcing a new event for Radical Visions Cinema Club!

What: Madcat International Women's Film Festival Shorts: Close to Home

When: Friday, September 21, 7:30 PM

Where: Artists Television Access 992 Valencia St. at 21st St.


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Family: Can't live with them, can't live without them. Join us for "Close to Home," an evening of daring short narrative films that "explore the psychology of families, from penis envy and culture clashes, to humorously hot-tempered fathers and a meditative child content to contemplate his rural, timeless world."

"Close to Home," part of this year's Madcat International Women's Film Festival, plays at Artists' Television Access (ATA) (992 Valencia at 21st St.) at 8:30. Please Note: Because this festival is extremely popular, you are advised to purchase your ticket at least one hour in advance.

Link to ATA: atasite.org
Link to Madcat Film Festival (Sept. 11-26): madcatfilmfestival.org

Tickets are $7-20, sliding scale (if memory serves, you pay what you wish, but not less than $7).

7:30-8:15 Purchase tickets at ATA (992 Valencia at 21st St.) and relax at the nearby Marsh Cafe (1070 Valencia at 21st St.)

8:15 Take our seats at ATA. The films start at 8:30.

10:00 After the films, we will walk to the nearby ever-popular Revolution Cafe [masked]nd St., between Valencia and Mission) for refreshments and conversation.

Program notes:

Hangover

(Sophie Letourneur, 2006, 11 min.)
An evening with the girls turns into a manic episode for Guillemette, who tires to analyze her absent boyfriend. With performances reminiscent of subjects in a cinema verit? documentary, the film offers a peek into what goes on when young women get drunk and share their secrets.

Something Rubber, Something Glue
(Jennifer Schneider, 2006,14 min.)
For two sisters, the bathroom is a private theater for confused romantic role-playing, mirror confessions, and monologues in the tub. Something Rubber, Something Glue charts the savagery of sibling warfare and the impact when one girl discovers the other's secret.

Penis Envy
(Marjo Viitala, 2007, 4 min.)
For a moment, a little girl wants to be a boy.

A Quiet Man (Un Hombre Tranquilo)
(Arantzazu Gomez Bayon, 2007, 12 min.)
Manuel has practically kidnapped his family and is imposing his paternal love and rules inside the car, his exclusive domain. His captives see the world passing by outside, reaffirming the possibility of a free universe just beyond the car windows. Through the memories of a young Spanish woman, this surrealist comedy depicts familial relations in Spain during the '80s, when the country experienced a certain open political and cultural mentality but maintained outdated and grotesque notions about the family.

The Staring Girl
(Sarah Lewis, 2007, 10 min.)
A young girl has a powerful desire to break free from the traditional and wildly inaccurate views of what it means to be female. Dream and reality collide in this meditative story, which exposes the enormous gap between adult expectations and children's desires.

A Moment to Breath (Un attimo di respiro)
(Sara Colangelo, 2007, 13 min.)
A young pig slaughterer dreams of escaping from his suffocating life in the Italian countryside. In a moment of panic, he makes a break for the big city, bringing along his girlfriend's teenage sister for the ride.

Boreas (Poyraz)
(Belma Bas, 2007, 13 min.)
Living with elderly relatives in a remote old house in the mountains, a child reticently observes the daily routine of rustic life and glimpses the mysteries of life and death. A poetic short film, shot on 35 mm, about childhood visions of love and death.

Learn more here:
http://arthouse.meetup.com/113/calendar/6247932/

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