That’s right, friends. Hot Media and getting hotter! Just in time for your Independence hangover to have finally worn off, we’ve got a weekend of 16mm madness and microfest magic. Join us at RECESS gallery on Friday and Saturday for Joel Schlemowitz and the triumphant return of the Cut + Run Tour!
Grand Detour Presents
Friday, July 8, 2011, 8PM
1127 SE 10th
Brooklyn-based filmmaker Joel Schlemowitz, known for his experimental documentaries and short poetic cinema, will present a program of 16mm works hosted by Grand Detour at RECESS Gallery this upcoming July 8. Jennifer Macmillan of Invisible Cinema writes, “With flashes, leaves, and pools of light, suns, flashlights, and handmade light inventions, Joel creates cinema-poems that crack open the infinite. Tracing the jeweled veins of Gustav Moreau, J.K. Huysmans, and Gerard de Nerval, his work eludes the dark shadows of night & illuminates the evening with cascading colors and flickering dreamscapes.”
The Autonomy of Place
Saturday, July 9, 8PM
1127 SE 10th
The Cut + Run Tour is back in Portland one year after Grand Detour welcomed curators Mallary Abel and Brenda Contreras to town at their 2010 Bad Film Barbeque. This year, Grand Detour welcomes Cut + Run back to Stumptown and is proud to host The Autonomy of Place, another stellar program of short films, at RECESS Gallery at the Oregon Brassworks Building.
Cut + Run is a traveling film festival specializing in the exhibition of short avant-garde and experimental video and film programs. This year, they have stopped in Paris, Berlin, London, and San Francisco, and will finish their tour at the Echo Park Film Center in Los Angeles. The Autonomy of Place presents the work of American filmmakers from throughout the country. Each explores the fringes of The Autonomy of Place¬, uniquely investigating the capacities in which we recognize the politics and philosophies of the forgotten, overlooked, and sometimes-untold landscapes of our time and place. Featured artists include Robert Todd, Shelly Silver, Roger Beebe, Sara Zia Ebrahimi, Salise Hughes, Rick Bahto, and Charles Fairbanks.
Summer is finally here, so come enjoy it with us! Sink your teeth into it.