Film Program: Flicker and Wow

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The Dreamed Ones

Directed by Ruth Beckermann

A staged correspondence between poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan.

Feb. 7 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Methane Ghosts

Directed by William Randall

Landfill on the edge of town and the bureaucratic process of filming it.

Jan. 11 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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The Illinois Parables

Directed by Deborah Stratman

A suite of Midwestern parables that question the historical role of belief.

Jan. 11 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Shade

Directed by Cuyler Ballenger & Julian Tran

A girl with unusual eating habits encounters a man with possibly wicked intentions.

Dec. 6 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Never Eat Alone (Sofia Bohdanowicz, 2016)

Never Eat Alone

Directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz

An unorthodox feature-length docu-drama that explores a forgotten romance.

Dec. 6 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Cameraperson

Directed by Kristen Johnson

A moving glimpse into one filmmaker’s personal journey and an examination of what it means to train a camera on the world.

Nov. 1 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Kaili Blues

Kaili Blues

Directed by Bi Gan

Chen experiences the past, present and future. Is the world his dream, or the other way around?

Sept. 6 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Dead Slow Ahead

Dead Slow Ahead

Directed by Mauro Herce

The hypnotic rhythm of a freighter reveals the movement of machinery devouring its workers.

October 4 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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The Sky Trembles . . .

Directed by Ben Rivers

A labyrinthine and epic docu-fiction adaptation of Paul Bowles’s “A Distant Episode.”

May 3 · Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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No Home Movie

No Home Movie

Directed by Chantal Akerman

A profoundly moving portrait of Akerman’s mother in the months leading up to her death.

April 5 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Let Your Light Shine

Directed by Jodie Mack

A collection of short films that has screened in premier venues worldwide.

April 2 · The Square Room · 4:30 P.M.

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Flicker & Wow: The Dockworker’s Dream

Short Film Program

Six short films, including the world premiere of Bill Morrison’s The Dockworker’s Dream.

April 1 · The Square Room · 4:45 P.M.

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Planet

Directed by Shambhavi Kaul

Kaul’s performance includes short films, along with a reading of her writing.

March 31 · The Square Room · 8:30 P.M.

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Flicker & Wow: Terrestrial

Short Film Program

Six recent, critically acclaimed experimental shorts.

March 31 · The Square Room · 7:00 P.M.

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Modes of Faltering

Directed by Shambhavi Kaul

World premiere of new installation by renowned artist and filmmaker.

3/31-4/2 · UT Downtown Gallery

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Field Niggas

Directed by Khalik Allah

A powerful and compassionate statement on race, on politics, on class, on policing, on drugs.

March 1 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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The Royal Road

Directed by Jenni Olson

An intimate and compelling reflection on nostalgia, butch identity, and Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo.

February 2 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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88:88

88:88

Directed by Isiah Medina

A convulsive video collage of fragmented footage — of notes, sketches, reality, and re-enactments — shot on various formats (RED camera, mobile phones, 16mm).

December 1, 2015 · The Pilot Light

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