EventAugust 20 - 29, 2015

CalArtians Screen Films at Fronteira Film Festival in Brazil

Above: Trailer for Travis Wilkerson’s ‘Machine Gun or Typewriter.’

Beginning Thursday (Aug. 20), the Brazilian film and art production company Barroca hosts the Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival in the Brazilian city of Goiânia.

The festival, now in its second year, features more than 110 films from all over the world, many of them unreleased in Brazil. The free festival includes several CalArtians in its slate of programming.

  • In competition at the festival is CalArts School of Film/Video faculty Travis Wilkerson’s feature length Machine Gun or Typewriter, a “punk-agit-noir” that follows a man desperately searching for his lost love through an illegal pirate radio broadcast.
  • School of Theater faculty Janie Geiser’s The Hummingbird Wars, Film/Video faculty Rebecca Baron’s Detour de Force and alumnus Mike Stoltz’s (Film/Video MFA 14) Under the Atmosphere are all in competition in the short-length film category.
  • Five films by Theater faculty Lewis Klahr have been selected for the Filmmakers at the Border program, which brings together filmmakers who “explore the limits of language, transiting between different supports, materials and producing unique insights and narratives.” Klahr’s films screening at the festival are: LetheFalse AgingA Thousand Julys, April Snow and The Occidental Hotel.
  • Alumna Karissa Hahn (Film/Video BFA 14) is one of two young filmmakers featured in the Future Now section. Her works—Assumptions of Your Phantom(sy), Reveries, In Effluence accord; Emulsion, Effigy in Emulsion and Inkjet 3065A—are screening in a program of experimental cinema whose “source(s) are small and fragile traces of a whirlwind of stormy and fleeting information.”
  • Film/Video faculty Thom Anderson’s newest film essay, The Thoughts That Once We Had, which looks at the history of cinema and is loosely inspired by the writings of French philosopher Gilles Deleuze, has a special screening at the festival on Aug. 29.

The Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival is ongoing through Aug. 29. For complete schedule and venue information, click here.

Above: Trailer for Karissa Hahn’s ‘Assumptions of Your Phantom(sy).’

Update: Alumnus William E. Jones’ (Film/Video MFA 90) Psychic Driving also had a special screening at Fronteira.

Event Details

Fronteira International Documentary and Experimental Film Festival

Aug. 20-29
Goiânia, Brazil

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  1. Thom Andersen // //

    You left out alumnus William E. Jones. His film PSYCHIC DRIVING is also screening at the festival.