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When
Tue, Mar 13, 2018 7:00pm –
Where

Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave
New York, NY 10003

Flaherty International Film Seminars

Flaherty NYC: "Hello, You're On Live"

Image: from MUSIC IS MAGIC by Alison S. M. Kobayashi

Flaherty NYC programmed by Almudena Escobar López & Herb Shellenberger, co-presented with UnionDocs.

Alison S. M. Kobayashi in person for a live performance with sound by Josh Solondz. Discussion with curator, writer, and translator Rachel Valinsky.

History thought backwards, personal experiences of the past as mirrors of historical collective memory. IN THE FUTURE THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN uses speculative fiction as a strategy to imagine a future separated from technocratic constructions. EVENTS IN A CLOUD CHAMBER documents the history of the first Indian experimental film, which, though now lost, is reconstructed by its maker, Akbar Padamsee. The final two films both probe sisterly bonds in childhood, THE CRAFT fashioning a UFO mystery around the influence of American pop culture in 1990s Kuwait, whereas MUSIC IS MAGIC shows how music fandom and teenage lust crystallize around the lyric, “goddamn, you half-Japanese girls.”

FILMS:

EVENTS IN A CLOUD CHAMBER
Ashim Ahluwalia
(2016, India, digital file, 22 min)

IN THE FUTURE, THEY ATE FROM THE FINEST PORCELAIN
Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind
(2015, Denmark/Qatar/UK, digital file, 28 min)

THE CRAFT
Monira Al Qadiri
(2017, Kuwait/Lebanon, digital file, 16 min)

MUSIC IS MAGIC (US PREMIERE!)
Alison S.M. Kobayashi
(2016, Canada/US, digital file with live performance and sound, 14 min)

Film synopsis and filmmaker bios here: http://flahertyseminar.org/future-in-the-past/

Full COMMON VISIONS series details: http://flahertyseminar.org/2018-winterspring-flaherty-nyc2/

Please note seating is limited. Tickets available day of screening. Doors open 6:30pm.