TICKETS: Ticketing at brownpapertickets.com or at the door – follow the ticket link below for each program.
Most screenings are $12, opening and closing night screenings with receptions are $18.
Friday February 21st
Directed by Amy Finkel
An exploration of the dimensions of grief people experience over the loss of a pet, Furever confronts assumptions regarding attachment, religion, ritual, grief, and death, and studies the bonds that form between humans and animals, both psychological and physiological.
Screens with The Missing Scarf directed by Eoin Duffy (Ireland/2013/6:35mins). Goethe Institute.
Directed by Amir Toodehroosta
(Iran/2013/77mins/US Premiere/Filmmaker attending)
A new style of Iranian film by an up-and-coming 31-year-old director, portraying the light and shadows of human society through a dog’s eyes. Director Amir Toodehroosta notes that the film reflects the social conflict of his country, Iran. His experiences while directing short, documentary and advertising films led him to craft a new language for his first feature film: “I did not make PAAT, I pulled it out of my society and tried to give it a more sophisticated appearance.”
Screens with Ne Te Retourne Pas directed by Sophia Liu (China & France/2013/26mins). Goethe Institute.
Saturday February 22nd
Sonic Circuits presents “Expanded Experimental Cinema and Music at the DCIFF”
A live experimental cinema and sound event where filmmakers and sound artists collaborate to create a new audiovisual experience. The event will present work by established experimental music and video artists: Margaret Rorison, a writer, curator, and filmmaker from Baltimore; Lynn/Barbiero/Rouzer, a three person group including filmmaker Chris Lynn and improv musicians Daniel Barbiero and Gary Rouzer; and Video Love, a one-of-a-kind duo combining French drummer and vocalist Elmapi’s playful pop-concrete compositions with the “vampling” (video sampling) work of Matterlink’s appropriated audio from forgotten B-movies. Goethe Institut.
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The Road to Fame
Directed by Hao Wu
A rare, intimate look at the coming-of-age of some of China’s most promising yet confused youth as we follow the rehearsal process of the graduating class at China’s top drama academy staging ‘Fame’ the musical, China’s first official collaboration with Broadway.
Directed by Reuben Atlas
(Netherlands & USA/2013/86mins/Filmmaker attending)
The eight young men in the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble are all sons of anti-establishment Chicago jazz musician, Phil Cohran. They grew up in the same house, in a family of 24 siblings, on a strict diet of jazz, funk, and Black Consciousness. Now grown, they must decide whether their fathers’ principles really are their own.
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TBA – Second screening as needed, Goethe Institut.