THE REVOLUTION CONTINUES
'REVOLUTION' - ROB STEWART - 85:00 - Berkeley Premiere
Screens Saturday October 26 - 7:30pm
In an effort to uncover the truth and find the secret to saving the ecosystems we depend on for survival, Rob Stewart embarks on a life-threatening adventure. From the coral reefs in Papua New Guinea and deforestation in Madagascar to the largest and most destructive environmental project in history in Alberta, Canada, he reveals that all of our actions are interconnected and that environmental degradation, species loss, ocean acidification, pollution and food/water scarcity are reducing the Earth's ability to house humans. How did this happen, and what will it take to change the course that humanity has set itself on?
'ONE NIGHT AT THE ARISTO' - NIC SAUNDERS - 24:00 - *U.S. Premiere
Screens Friday October 25 - 7:30pm
To impress the girl across the hallway, The Pianist severs his own finger. However, things are not always as they first appear.
Based on a short story by William S Burroughs. It is the third film from 14167 Films following films based on the work of Michael McClure and Allen Ginsberg. Featuring Philip Bulcock, Ryan Sampson, Bill Hutchens and the voice of Kenny Baker.
'ABSTRACT ALCHEMIST OF FLESH' - COLIN STILL – 60:00 – *U.S. Premiere
Screens Friday October 25 - 8:10pm
A cosmic documentary, part of a series of documentaries by British film-maker Colin Still of Optic Nerve on poet Michael McClure.
Featuring Dennis Hopper, Ray Manzarek, Robert Creeley, Joanne Kyger, Joanne McClure, Peter Coyote, Terry Riley and Amy McClure.
This film incorporates footage of the San Francisco ‘Human Be-In’ and material from a documentary shot in 1965 for National Educational Television by Richard O. Moore, a director who must be thanked for his support and inspiration with regard to this work.
'THE PARTY IN TAYLOR MEAD'S KITCHEN' - JEFFREY WENGROFSKY - 10:00
Screens Friday October 25 - 7:15pm
Film explores the bohemian life through Beatnik and Warhol Superstar Taylor Mead, contrasting his acting, poetry, homoeroticism, and painting, to his indifference to hygiene.
'MYSTERIES OF THE HUMAN VOICE' - VERONICA FURY, BETTINA DALTON and STEFAN MOORE - WILD FURY PTY LTD - Documentary - 50:00
Screens Saturday November 2 - 5:30pm
For hundreds of millennia, our voices have been shaped by evolution and culture, but in the age of computers, voice synthesizing robots, and global communications, will the human voice as we know it survive?
Discussion follows film with Dr. Krzysztof Izdebski, featured in the film.
'MACHETE MAIDENS UNLEASHED!' - VERONICA FURY and MARK HARTLEY - FURY PRODUCTIONS - 55:00
Screens Sunday October 27 - 6:30pm
*Wear a mask or costume get half off ticket price
A fast-moving, no-holds-barred exploration of the blood-drenched and action-packed world of Filipino genre filmmaking. Karate-kickin’ midgets! Paper-mâché monsters! Busty babes with blades! Filipino genre films of the '70s and '80s had it all. Boasting cheap labour, exotic scenery and non-existent health and safety regulations, the Philippines was a dreamland for exploitation filmmakers whose renegade productions were soon engulfing drive-in screens around the globe like a tidal schlock-wave!
'The Stan Brakhage Expanded Cinema Award 2013'
'THE TERENCE McKENNA EXPERIENCE' - KEN ADAMS - 68:00
Screens Saturday October 26 - 9:15pm
This movie is the culmination of over 25 years of collaboration and exploration with Terence Mckenna and his revolutionary project to re-valorize psychedelia. The film is catalyzed by previously unreleased videos into an unprecedented 3D montage of image, soundscapes, and alluring ideas.
'THE SUBSTANCE: ALBERT HOFFMANN'S LSD' – MARTIN WITZ - 90:00
Screens Saturday November 2nd - 3:30pm
One drop changes everything. In 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann made a sensational discovery: a powerful molecule with the power to alter both the scientific world and human perception itself. But did its benefits outweigh its dangers? The film investigates the discovery and history of LSD in a fascinating historical, scientific and cinematic trip.
THE STORM - CHARLES DENSON - 20:00
Screens Saturday October 26th - 5:50pm
A film of Hurricane Sandy coming ashore at Coney Island and the aftermath in the days following.
'THE GHOSTS OF JEJU' - REGIS TREMBLAY - Pax Tibi Productions – 80:00
Screens Saturday October 26th - 4:00pm
A shocking documentary about the struggle of the people of Jeju Island, South Korea. Set in the context of the American presence in Korea after World War II, the film reveals horrible atrocities at the hands of the U.S. Military Government of Korea.
'EPISTOLARY FUSILLADES' - DAVID FINKELSTEIN - 18:00
Screens Saturday October 26th - 5:30pm
Shattered mind, shattered images, shattered culture. Fragmented messages bombard us from all directions, like a barrage of letters from every corner of the globe. Should the artist "hold the mirror ball" up to nature, and mesmerize the populace with fractured distractions? Is our decentralized culture doomed to incoherence? Or can the artist build new meanings through the technique of collage? Based on an improvisation.
'THE JOKE THAT IS MY LIFE' - NEIL IRA NEEDLEMAN - COMEDY
An homage to the Borscht belt comedians and TV funnymen who made me laugh as a kid. I am a proud product of their schtick.
'A CHARMING & QUAINT TALE OF BRUTAL REVENGE' - NEIL IRA NEEDLEMAN
"WE NEED TO TALK" - ZACHARY T. SCOTT - 15:00 - Student
Screens Friday November 1 - 6:00pm
Meet unlikely couple, Toby (Marc Maynon), newly married to Jennie (Misty Marie), each with a secret. Be prepared to laugh even as you gasp at the stylized violence that moves this film foward as the newlyweds discover the deadly power of secrets. Can they survive the truth?
'BORDER WOMAN/ MUJER FRONTERA' - ADRIAN ARIAS - 3:48
Screens Sunday October 27th - 5:55pm
'IRIS' - JUSTIN S. LEE – 6:07
Screens Friday November 1st - 5:45pm
In the near future, when status has become more important than ever before, a woman with a fake identity must decide how far she’s willing to go to move up the social ladder.
'AMERICA' - SOPHIE LE NEVEU - 4:00 - YOUNG PRODUCER
Screens Sunday November 3rd - 4:25pm
'HER MOTHER'S LOVE' - SAGE DRAKE – 9:00
Screens Sunday October 27th - 3:30pm
A homeless mother searches for the perfect gift for her daughter.
'A FEW WORDS IN FAVOR OF GOD' - NEIL IRA NEEDLEMAN – 4:05
Screens Saturday November 2nd - 5:15pm
Advertising, branding, marketing, and Coca-Cola. Hey, you gotta believe in something!
'DEJA-VOUS' - CHRISTABEL SAVALAS - 7:00
Screens Sunday November 3 - 5:00pm
Fate managed for this couple from Greece to meet way before they were supposed to. They were soul mates even though they didn't realize it.
'BUDAPEST: AN AMERICAN QUEST' - LYNN SCHNEIDER – 28:00 - Ethnographic
Screens Sunday October 27 - 5:00pm
This film is a reverse migration story with a twist: two Americans who go back to live in Budapest, Hungary from 1925-1935. Kitty and Julius Schneider left the U.S. in the Roaring 1920s and met in Budapest, Hungary.
Q & A follows with Filmmaker Lynn Schneider
'FIRE RUIN RENEWAL' - MARGARETTA K. MITCHELL – 23:00
Screens Sunday October 27 - 4:30pm
A short documentary film commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the firestorm of 1991 on October 20, 2011. The story of a historic house and the battle to save it from complete destruction.
'THE UNKNOWN CRAFTSMAN' - RACHEL ZURCHER - YOUNG PRODUCER
'WAKING UP' - YUTA OKAMURA - USC
SCREENS FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 - 11:20PM
'TINA FOR PRESIDENT' - CARMEN EMMI - USC
'EARTH BRAIN WRINKLE' - DUSTIN RENO - USC
'BABOON' - EINAR BALDVIN - USC
'BOB HOPE' - CAREEN INGLE - USC
MARIA SEQUEIRA - USC
'MEIN SCHLOSS' - AMY ADLER - USC
'PSYCHOSIS' - IAN BLANCHE - USC
'SAD JOHN' - JAKE ZHANG - USC
'TAILYPO' - LAMAR FORD - USC
'BETWEEN BROTHERS' - ERIK DOUGLAS - USC
'HIGH FIVE APPRENTICE' - THOMAS KANTER - USC
'JOSEPHINE AND THE ROACH' - JONATHAN LANGAGER - USC
'SHAYA' - AMIR NOORANI - USC
'TOMATOE ADVENTURE' - SHIN CHIEH CHU - USC
'BEYOND THE ECHO OF THE DRUM' - LORI WEBSTER - USC
'GECKOS GAMBLE' - MATTHEW STEIDL
'HU'S GAME' - SEONG YOUNG KIM - USC
'LADIES KNIGHT' - JOSEPH ROTHENBERG - USC
'THE PEOPLE OF PEOPLE'S PARK' - MADELEINE C. SHIBER - YOUNG PRODUCER
'REGISTER RAP' - JOSH WEISBROD - USC
'SHOP GIRL' - DIANA LING - USC
'TRAFFIC CONE' - VICTOR RIDAURA - USC
'MEIN SCHLOSS' - AMY ADLER - USC
'SHADOW FACTORY' - YIZHOU LI
'FOUND' - ANTHONY BUSHMAN - USC
'THE SIXTH STAGE' - JORDAN PRIETO - USC