Film Program: Flicker and Wow

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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

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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The Forbidden Room

The Forbidden Room

Directed by Guy Maddin

The latest feature film from Guy Maddin is, like every other film from Guy Maddin, difficult to describe.

November 3, 2015 · Pilot Light

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