NYFF50: Views from the Avant-Garde

October 4 – October 8, 2012

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For its 16th year, Views offers and expanded edition, presenting five days of New York and World Premieres from the frontiers of innovative moving image making. Curated by Mark McElhatten and Gavin Smith.

Purchase a $75 Views Pass for unlimited access to the 22 programs in this year’s Views from the Avant-Garde! The pass also entitles you to a discount on a ticket to the World Premiere of Peter Kubelka's Monument Film. Click here for more info.

A select portion of these films will be made available online starting October 9. Sponsored by Film Armada.

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Peter Kubelka: Monument Film

Peter Kubelka: Monument Film

| 2012 | 90 mins

"[Antiphon is] a remake [of Kubelka's classic 1960 film Arnulf Rainer] in the literal sense of the word – light becomes dark, sound becomes silence, in a reverse rhythm. And the projection of these twins, these two synthetical and contradictory works, are to be – according to Kubelka’s concept – screened consecutively, one after the other; doubly projected next to each other and then, finally, one superimposed over the other." —Viennale program notes

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Fragments of Kubelka

Fragments of Kubelka

Martina Kudlácek | 2012 | 232 mins

Martina Kudláček's epic documentary unveils the complex worldview of iconic filmmaker and theoretician Peter Kubelka.

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Free Amphitheater Programs

Free Amphitheater Programs

Various |

Free Views from the Avant-Garde programming all day in the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center from Thursday, October 4 through Monday, October 8!

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Chris Marker

Chris Marker

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Sans soleil 
1982 | France | 100m | 35mm | color | sound  

The Sorbonne should be razed and Chris Marker put up in its place. —Henri Michaux

"Sans Soleil is Marker’s tour de force as a cinematic essayist, all playful musings and meandering digressions, in which passing observations on such apparently banal subjects as pet cats and video games yield profound insights into the big issues of twentieth-century civilization: history, memory, political power, the function of representation, ritual and time." —Catherine Lupton

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Raúl Ruiz

Raúl Ruiz

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The Blind Owl
La Chouette aveugle | 1987 | France | 90m | 16mm | color | sound 

" [The Blind Owl] has a continual mixture of dream and reality, past and present. Ceaselessly, one image contradicts the next. I regard it as Ruiz's masterwork."  —Luc Moullet

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Invisible Attributes – By Sky and on Foot

Invisible Attributes – By Sky and on Foot

Various | | 85 mins

The Creation as We Saw It  - Ben Rivers
Morning of Saint Anthony's Day - João Pedro Rodrigues
Concrete Parlay - Fern Silva
Walker - Tsai Ming-Liang

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Nicolas Rey

Nicolas Rey

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anders, Molussien
differently, Molussia | 2012 | France | 81m | 16mm

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Circles of Confusion

Circles of Confusion

Various | | 94 mins

20Hz - Semiconductor
Tension Building - Ericka Beckman
Collections - Peggy Ahwesh
Interstitial Project 1 - Matt McCormick
Birthstone - April Simmons
2 Couplets from the Rain series - Lewis Klahr
Tokens and Penalties - Talena Sanders
Interstitial Project 2 - Matt McCormick
Circle in the Sand - Michael Robinson

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Ferdinand Khittl

Ferdinand Khittl

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The Parallel Road
Die Parallelstraße | 1961 | Germany | 86m | Beta Sp with PowerPoint subtitles | color | sound

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David Gatten

David Gatten

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The Extravagant Shadows
2012 | USA | 175m | DCP | color | sound

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Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler

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The Poor Stockinger, the Luddite Cropper and the Deluded Followers of Joanna Southcott
2012 | UK | 80m | DCP | color | sound 

Screening with:
A Day At Karl Marx’s Grave
Peter von Bagh | Finland | 1983 | 19m. | 16mm | color | sound 

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Phantom Residence

Phantom Residence

Various | | 87 mins

S P E C T R E - Sarah Grace Nesin
Phantoms of a Libertine - Ben Rivers
The Room Called Heaven - Laida Lertxundi
Mekong Hotel - Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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Beyond the Borderline

Beyond the Borderline

Various | | 85 mins

Beyond Expression Bright - Erin Espelie
The Name is not the Thing Named - Deborah Stratman
Marshy Place Across - Lorenzo Gattorna
Tectonics - Peter Bo Rappmund

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Peggy Ahwesh & Joe Gibbons

Peggy Ahwesh & Joe Gibbons

Various | | 94 mins

Martina's Playhouse - Peggy Ahwesh
From Romance to Ritual - Peggy Ahwesh
Confidential Pt. 2 - Joe Gibbons
Spying - Joe Gibbons

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Jerome Hiler: New Shores

Jerome Hiler: New Shores

| | 80 mins

In the Stone House (35m)
New Shores (45m)

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Nathaniel Dorsky

Nathaniel Dorsky

| | 44 mins

August and After (18.5m)
April (26m)

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Jeff Preiss

Jeff Preiss

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Stop
1995-2012 | USA | 120m | 16mm transferred to SD video | color | sound  

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Touch and Go

Touch and Go

Various | | 93 mins

When Faces Touch - Paolo Gioli
Arbor - Janie Geiser
Impressions - Marika Borgeson
Point de Gaze - Jodie Mack
Audition - Karen Yasinsky
When Bodies Touch - Paolo Gioli
Dragonflies with Birds and Snake - Wolfgang Lehmann

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James Benning

James Benning

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small roads
2011 | USA | 103m | 47 shots | HDCam

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Doppelganger (The Eternal Return)

Doppelganger (The Eternal Return)

Various | | 84 mins

Strata of Natural History - Jeannette Munoz
The Girl Chewing Gum - John Smith
The Man Phoning Mum - John Smith
Interstitial Project 3 - Matt McCormick
Waiting Room - Vincent Grenier
Interstitial Project 4 - Matt McCormick
Transit of Venus I - Nicky Hamlyn
Transit of Venus II - Nicky Hamlyn
WORK IN PROGRESS - Ernie Gehr

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Puzzling Evidence

Puzzling Evidence

Various | | 92 mins

Across and Down - Lori Felker
Hotel Room - Bernd Oppl
The Day of Two Noons - Mike Gibisser

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Atlas Minus…

Atlas Minus…

Various | | 94 mins

The Strife of Love in a Dream - Camille Henrot
21 Chitrakoot - Shambhavi Kaul
A Few Extra Copies - Bobby Abate
17 New Dam Rd. - Dani Leventhal
The Voice of God - Bernd Lützeler
The Tombigbee Chronicles Number Two - Kevin Jerome Everson
Chevelle - Kevin Jerome Everson
Wadena - Peggy Ahwesh

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Luther Price

Luther Price

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A Luther Price Bestiary
Miscellaneous 16mm work | 2007-12 | USA | 90m

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Chronocolor

Chronocolor

Various | | 67 mins

Jake Seven - Mary Beth Reed
Austerity Measures - Guillaume Cailleau & Ben Russell
Another Void - Paul Clipson
Which Ceaselessly Float Up - Beige aka Vanessa O'Neill & Kent Long
Bloom - Scott Stark
Never a Foot Too Far, Even - Daichi Saito
Deep Red - Esther Urlus

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