Friday, March 23, 2007

Spring Film Series at the Bridge

As many of you probably known, the Bridge has announced its Spring Film Series.
Expect week by week updates with more details, but for now here's the rundown:


An explosion of psychedelic sounds and sights brought to you by local filmmaker Meghan Eckman. Part 1 of the program introduces an on-the-road documentary following the band Animental on their tour across the US as they meet the most far-our freaks in the country. Part 2 continues the wild ride with experimental animations and shorts by members of bands such as Neon Hunk, Wolf Eyes, Smegma, and Nautical Almanac. The evening will also feature a live musical performance by Charlottesville’s own ruckus-makers Grand Banks.

Thursday, April 12: THE AIA (American Institute of Architects) FILM FESTIVAL

As part of AIA Week in April, Dina Sorensen of VMDO Architects has organized a week-long film festival in Charlottesville to mark the 150th anniversary of the American Institute of Architecture. The Bridge is proud to host this screening, just one of many events around town during the week-long festival. The program will feature Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty, Sheds by Jane Crawford and Robert Fiore, and two Peter Greenaway shorts: Windows and H is for House.
OFFscreen has also worked with VMDO Architects in this week of events, and Our Daily Bread will be the final film that week. Day by day information will be coming at you all soon, but for more information on the week's schedule please visit the AIA's Central Virginia events site.
*As an architecture student and a giant nerd I could not be more excited about this event.*


Hosted by Richard Herskowitz, Remembering Arthur is an intimate portrait of a visionary collage filmmaker, his body of work and the troubled last years of his life. George Lucas has said: “In terms of understanding the power of sound and picture relationships, there’s no one better than Arthur Lipsett.” The honesty and access of the film is a result of director Martin Lavut’s friendship with Lipsett and those of his inner circle, including National Film Board of Canada producers Colin Low and Donald Brittain. This event is co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Society and will run as a part of their continuing spring series.

This program will showcase several abstract films, dealing with the movement of colored shapes across the screen, often designed to induce a transcendent experience within the viewer. The evening will feature the works of 1960’s computer animation pioneers John and James Whitney, including Experiments in Motion Graphics, an inspiring documentary by John Whitney which explains the complex and brilliant method of filmmaking he invented. Also included are several shorts by the New Zealand experimental animator Len Lye, more early films by Bridge fan-favorite Oskar Fischinger, and a single-channel work by contemporary filmmaker Sandra Gibson, who was last seen in Charlottesville performing live with Luis Recoder at an incredible Virginia Film Society event at Vinegar Hill this past February. More of Gibson+Recoder's work was then on display at the UVa Art Museum and has been travelling around the Netherlands and Belgium, and luckily graced Charlottesville with its presence.


Host Sarah Lawson continues her mini-series begun at DUST last month with Flicks By Chicks. Provocative and visionary, yet often under- or mis-represented, films by female directors have helped redefine modes of cinematic representation. This screening will include an assortment of short films by Martha Colburn, Sally Potter, Joyce Wieland, Lynne Ramsay, Janie Geiser, Shirley Clarke, Miranda July and others.

More information will follow as I get it, but as always, tickets for these screenings are $4 and all events are held in the gallery space.
Thanks to nailgun for the heads up.


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