Film Program: The Pilot Light

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Kékszakállú

Directed by Gastón Solnicki

Three young women wander uncertainly through life on the southern coast of Uruguay.

October 25 · The Pilot Light · 7:00 p.m.

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Slack Bay

Directed by Bruno Dumont

“If Mr. Bean were to sneeze on a Magritte painting, the result would look something like Slack Bay.”

July 11 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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The Show About the Show

Directed by Caveh Zahedi

A show in which every episode is about the making of the previous episode.

April 25 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Directed by Tyler Hubby

The life and works of the groundbreaking artist, musician, and educator.

Mar. 7 · The Pilot Light · 7:30 p.m.

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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

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

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

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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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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When It Was Blue

When It Was Blue

Directed by Jennifer Reeves

A live, ephemeral film performance and an ode to a beautiful natural environment that is fast diminishing.

September 1, 2015 · Pilot Light

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