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2015 Experiments In Cinema: Official Lineup

15 April 2015 11:32 AM, PDT

Believe it or not, but Albuquerque, New Mexico’s essential Experiments in Cinema is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. Masterminded by the indomitable Bryan Konefsky, EiC v. 10.T.36 features a massive lineup of experimental films and special programs on April 15-19.

The special programs this year include a retrospective of the films by British media artist Julia Dogra-Brazell; EiC’s annual Regional Youth Outreach program, featuring films by young local filmmakers presented at a free screening; a presentation of 1990s Argentine videos; work by Artist in Residence Caryn Cline; and the results of a filmmaking workshop led by Kerry Laitala.

Some films screening during the regular programs to look out for include the World Premiere of the new analog/digital hybrid from Christine Lucy Latimer, Physics and Metaphysics in Modern Photography; a new “erased” film by Salise Hughes, Lucky; Jen Proctor‘s Troubling Your Horizons, which requires audience participation »

- Mike Everleth

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Movie Trailer: Frederick Maheux’s Ana

14 April 2015 1:58 PM, PDT

Transgressive Canadian filmmaker Frédérick Maheux presents a new kind of occult thriller in his latest feature film, Ana.

The official synopsis from the filmmaker reads:

An individual investigating the disappearances of several female identities from the Internet. The missing women appear in encrypted and hidden videos over the web, leading the protagonist in an esoteric puzzle he tries to decipher.

Underneath this structure lies a reflection about our curiosity towards the spectacle of self-destruction. It incorporates the existence of real marginal communities on the Internet, such as pro-ana/pro-mia (pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia), and the aesthetic surrounding them: glitch, VHS, selfies, references to fashion etc.

Ana is Maheux’s third feature film and several of his short films have previously been reviewed on the Underground Film Journal, such as Yellow Fever and Extase de chair brisee (co-directed with Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt).

Learn more at the film’s official website.

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- Mike Everleth

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