In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails
Co-Presented with The Northwest Film Center
1219 SW Park Ave
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About This Screening
For the 2012 Portland International Film Festival, Cinema Project brings a program of international short film and video that thoughtfully ponders the themes of transition and darkness. In this program, we travel across seemingly disparate places by way of aesthetic association—color, sound, and texture—with works like Jonathan Scwartz's A Preface to Red, that moves from one continent to another via tunnels and visions of bright colored toys and bright white sneakers, or Sylvia Schedelbauer's Sounding Glass that brings a flood of impressions through structurally rhythmic waves of images and sound. There is also a bit of time travel, as in Ben Rivers' latest film Sack Barrow, which presents a portrait in rhythm and surface of a vanishing London-suburb plating factory established in 1931 for limbless and disabled war veterans.
A Preface to RedTurkey/USA, 2011, 16mm, color, sound, 6 min.
by Jonathan Schwartz
By foot-candlelightUSA, 2011, video, color, sound, 9 min.
by Mary Helena Clark
In the Absence of Light Darkness PrevailsUSA, 2010, 16mm, color, sound, 13 min.
by Fern Silva
Sounding GlassGermany, 2010, video, b&w, sound, 10 min.
by Sylvia Schedelbauer
Sack BarrowUK, 2011, 16mm, color, sound, 21 min.
by Ben Rivers
Sea Series #10Canada, 2011, 35mm, color, silent, 10 min.
by John Price
Screenings This Season
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails Feb. 28 + 29
Is It My Body: Conversions, Transgressions, and Representations Mar. 12 + 13
Inner Space & Outer Space: 16mm Experimental Films from Los Angeles Apr. 17 + 18
Rock & Religion: The Medium of Worship May. 15 + 16
Show and Tell: The Work of Dani Leventhal May. 24
The Animals and Their Limitations Jun. 8