Date(s) - Saturday 05/05/2012 - 05/06/2012
10:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sponsored by iEAR Presents!
Sometime John Cage-collaborator Frank Scheffer created this edition of From Zero expressly for the 2011 Flaherty Film Seminar, completing it on the morning of its premiere. It incorporates extensive footage of Scheffer’s first interview with Cage, much of it never before seen.
PROGRAM THREE: HEART AND SOUL (70 min)
Multiple SIDosis, Sid Laverents
(USA, 1970, 10 min)
A legend in the amateur film community. Multiple SIDosis is a kind of latter-day trick film, in which Sid reprises the one-man band act he performed as a traveling vaudevillian in the 20s and 30s. This self-reflexive masterpiece features Sid hysterically performing the song Nola, recorded with Sid’s ingenious sound-on-sound looping technique and filmed with the use of his handmade in-camera mattes.
Yard Work Is Hard Work, Jodie Mack
(USA, 2008, 30 min)
A handsome, hyperactive and funny piece, Yard Work is of considerable length for such
a labor-intensive form. Accomplished animation technique aside, the music is
memorable and delightfully sung (by Mack and others).
The Florestine Collection, Helen Hill, completed by Paul Gailiunas
(USA, 2011, 30 min)
Animator Helen Hill was a beloved figure in the experimental cinema and DIY art worlds
for her enchanting, whimsical movies, her passionate advocacy for her craft and her
radical dedication to making the world better. Perhaps the greatest gift to her legacy is
her husband and creative partner Paul Gailiunas’s completion of The Florestine
Collection, an ambitious film left incomplete after Hill’s murder in New Orleans in 2007.
The resulting film tells the story of an African American seamstress in New Orleans,
Florestine Kinchen, and Helen’s discovery of Kinchen’s handmade dresses on a trash
pile one Mardi Gras morning. Conceived as a meditation on the connection between
two New Orleans DIY artists, The Florestine Collection comes to full completion with
Gailiunas’s loving touch.