Film Program: Big Ears

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Big Ears 2018

Initial Programming Revealed

27 film events (and counting). Visiting filmmakers. Film passes now on sale for $50.

March 22-25

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10,000 Shards of Bliss

An installation by Lewis Klahr

A looped, rotating selection of films that explore the vicissitudes of time and memory.

March 22-25 · UT Downtown Gallery

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PROTOTYPE

Dir. by Blake Williams

Williams, co-curator of Stereo Visions, presents his sensational new film.

March 22 · Regal Riviera · 4:00 P.M.

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The Whole Shootin’ Match

Dir. by Eagle Pennell

The influential film that inspired Robert Redford to launch the Sundance Institute.

March 22 · Regal Riviera · 5:30 P.M.

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Dial M for Murder

Dir. by Alfred Hitchcock

A tennis player arranges to have his wealthy wife murdered. It does not go as planned.

March 22 · Regal Riviera · 7:45 P.M.

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Carnival of Souls

Dir. by Herk Harvey

A woman is haunted by an apparition that compels her to an abandoned lakeside pavilion.

March 22 · Regal Riviera · 10:00 P.M.

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Dir. by Werner Herzog

Herzog puts 3D technology to profound use, taking us back in time more than 30,000 years.

March 23 · Regal Riviera · 10:00 A.M.

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Decodings

Canyon Cinema 50 Shorts Program

Films that demystify politics and power, paired with foundational Canyon Cinema works.

March 23 · KMA · 10:30 A.M.

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Sixty Six

Dir. by Lewis Klahr

“Right at the hazardous corner of desire and dread.” — The New York Times

March 23 · Regal Riviera · 12:45 P.M.

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CHROMA_DEPTH

Stereo Visions Shorts Program

A handful of chromatic delights, radically different in approach, format, and effect.

March 23 · KMA · 3:15 P.M.

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Northern Lights

Dir. by John Hanson and Rob Nilsson

A key work of American neo-realism and collectivist filmmaking, shot in North Dakota.

March 23 · Regal Riviera · 3:30 P.M.

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Ulysses in the Subway

Dir. by Ken & Flo Jacobs

A recent electric collaboration between Ken and Flo Jacobs and OpenEndedGroup.

March 23 · Regal Riviera · 5:30 P.M.

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Milford Graves Full Mantis

Dir. by Jake Meginsky and Neil Young

The Southeast premiere of this acclaimed new doc about the life and music of Milford Graves.

March 23 · Regal Riviera · 7:00 P.M.

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Night of the Living Dead

Dir. by George A. Romero

Even if you’ve seen it before, don’t miss this stunning 4K digital restoration.

March 23 · Regal Riviera · 9:15 P.M.

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Drowsy with Ions

Dir. by Lewis Klahr

The city as collage. Featuring music by Rhys Chatham, John Zorn, Glenn Branca, and others.

March 24 · Regal Riviera · 10:30 A.M.

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Goodbye to Language

Dir. by Jean-Luc Godard

A married woman and a single man meet. Seasons pass. A second film begins…

March 24 · Regal Riviera · 12:45 P.M.

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STRETCH_FOLD

Stereo Visions Shorts Program

This mesmerizing quartet of films stretch and ripple through space horizontally.

March 24 · Regal Riviera · 2:15 P.M.

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A Flash of Green

Dir. by Victor Nuñez

Nuñez’s early, seldom seen gem premiered at the 1984 New York Film Festival.

March 24 · Regal Riviera · 3:30 P.M.

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Studies in Natural Magic

Canyon Cinema 50 Shorts Program

Twelve landmark films offer lessons in place, materiality, and the relationship between the two.

March 24 · KMA · 3:45 P.M.

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It’s Impossible to Learn …

Dir. by Richard Linklater

Linklater’s Super-8 debut, made two years before he changed the indie world with Slacker.

March 24 · Regal Riviera · 6:00 P.M.

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Polyester

Dir. by John Waters

The first 100 people in the theater will get an Odorama card. An Odorama card!

March 24 · Regal Riviera · 8:00 P.M.

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Jackass 3D

Dir. by Jeff Tremaine

Johnny Knoxville and his buddies do more beautifully insane, hilarious shit. But in 3D.

March 24 · Regal Riviera · 10:00 P.M.

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Associations

Canyon Cinema 50 Shorts Program

Twelve landmarks films that explore the syntax and expressive potential of their medium.

March 25 · KMA · 10:00 A.M.

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The Beaver Trilogy

Dir. by Trent Harris

Crispin Glover plays Sean Penn plays Groovin’ Gary plays Olivia Newton-John.

March 25 · Regal Riviera · 10:30 A.M.

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EXTRA_TERRESTRIAL

Stereo Visions Shorts Program

An eight-film program of cosmological transmissions and quizzical terrains.

March 25 · Regal Riviera · 12:30 P.M.

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Seeking the Monkey King

Dir. by Ken Jacobs

Preceded by another of Jacobs’s Eternalism films, Another Occupation.

March 25 · Regal Riviera · 2:00 P.M.

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Property

Dir. by Penny Allen

Portland bohemians join forces to fight a proposed real estate development.

March 25 · Regal Riviera · 3:15 P.M.

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Drugstore Cowboy

Dir. by Gus Van Sant

Van Sant’s feature about Portland addicts helped to mainstream American indies.

March 25 · Regal Riviera · 5:15 P.M.

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Look and Learn, Parts 1 and 3

Look and Learn (Parts 1 and 3)

By Janie Geiser

Excavates the visual vocabulary we use to operate the daily material world.

March 23-26 · KMA

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Open Ended (2017)

Open Ended

Directed by Kevin Jerome Everson

The materiality of life, light, gesture, and decay.

UT Downtown Gallery

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