The CalArts School of Film/Video continues its 2018 Showcase—the annual screening series of student works—on Wednesday (May 9) at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT) in Downtown Los Angeles.
From the Program in Film and Video:
- Perfume by Olivia Eberstadt, 1:27
A moving still life starring roses from the filmmaker’s garden.
- A Soles Tail by Amalia Irons, 6:35
The voyage of an escaped circus performer embarking on the quaint life of fishing. Their subconsciousness begins to expose a restored fundamentality.
- Cheetoh Villa by Leanna Kaiser, 1:31
Multiple iterations of self-performing, ritually mundane actions.
- AMARANTHINE by Chephrena Mbouombouo, 27:00
Set in an abstraction of 1970s London, the film tells a tale of punks, betrayal and revenge.
- False Proofs by SNEAL, 4:44
A series of indeterminate thoughts that the filmmakers have reduced to colors and shapes.
- The 5 Disagreements (for Snodgrass & Vanderwart) by Adam Wand, 1:15
In 1980, Drs. Snodgrass and Vanderwart developed a standardized set of images to be used for cognitive research investigating word and image agreement. This video offers its own experiment in response.
- It’s OK to Have Negative Thoughts by Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu, 4:00
A Zen practice: Negative is just a concept we named; so is Positive. A hand-processed, 16mm film.
- The Desert Forgotten by Daniel Murphy, 11:11
An autopsy in space and place. A 16mm film print.
- It’s Going To Be Beautiful by Luis Gutierrez Arias and John Henry Theisen, 10:00
Eight prototypes for a border wall stand on the US-Mexico border. To choose a winning design, Border Patrol officers will attempt to climb, dig under or breach the structures using techniques allegedly employed by immigrants and drug traffickers.
- EACH AND EVERY SHADE by Sarah Ibrahim, 2:54
What constitutes someone too dark, not dark enough, or just light enough to pass? The color brown is one that comes with many iterations, connotations and implications. It is a force that exists in all its forms in this family—along with each shade's beauty and repercussions.
- Roadkill by Cody Banks, 5:30
Let the action pull you, let the image envelop you, settle in and let reality be restored.
- Black Box by Giuliana Foulkes, 20:31
The film explores the instability of memory and interrogates various narratives that are constructed around acts of sexual violence. Can the memory of rape be directly observed?
- UUFO by Yun (Zhuoyun) Chen, 19:53
Six short chapter/stories, each describes a memory. The film deals with conflicting interpretations of China from the 1960s onwards, contrasting past generations’ stories with the filmmaker’s own generation’s interpretations. UUFO stands for Universal Unidentified Flying Object.
This year’s selection committee is comprised of faculty Betzy Bromberg, John Hawk, Charlotte Pryce, alum Jason Byrne and Lily Yu.
The screening is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited seating. For more information about all 2018 Film/Video Showcase screenings held at REDCAT and CalArts, visit the site.
—by Ellen Evaristo
Program in Film and Video Screening
May 9, 8 pm