NYFF 2017: Projections Lineup

On Film / The Daily — Aug 17, 2017

The New York Film Festival has announced the lineup for its Projections section, running from October 6 through 9: Eight features and eight shorts programs, fifty-one films in all. The Film Society of Lincoln Center notes that eighteen works will screen on 16 mm, “including all thirteen of this year’s repertory selections, which showcase the work of experimental cinema pioneers Barbara Hammer and Mike Henderson, preserved by the Academy Film Archive.”

You’ll find descriptions of the films at the FSLC site; here’s an overview of the titles.

Caniba, directed by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, U.S. Premiere. Page at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

Dragonfly Eyes, Xu Bing, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

Electro-Pythagoras (a Portrait of Martin Bartlett), Luke Fowler, U.S. Premiere.

Vivian’s Garden, Rosalind Nashashibi, North American Premiere.

Le fort des fous, Narimane Mari.

Good Luck, Ben Russell, U.S. Premiere. Locarno and TIFF. Image above.

Occidental, Neïl Beloufa, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

Tonsler Park, Kevin Jerome Everson, North American Premiere.

The Worldly Cave, Zhou Tao, North American Premiere.

The Barbara Hammer Program “combines her surreal, sexualized 1970s fantasias with the forays into poetic nonfiction and the trailblazing experiments with optically printed visuals she helped popularize throughout the 1980s.” Psychosynthesis, Women I Love, Audience, Still Point, and No No Nooky T.V.

The Mike Henderson Program “thrums with a sociopolitical, humorous sensibility that lends his small-scale, often musically kissed portraits (which he later dubbed ‘blues cinema’) a personal, artisanal quality.” MONEY, Dufus (aka Art), The Shape of Things, The Last Supper, When & Where, Down Hear, Mother’s Day, and Pitchfork and the Devil.

Program 1: Speculative Spaces

Division Movement to Vungtau, Benjamin Crotty and Bertrand Dezoteux, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

Wherever You Go, There We Are, Jesse McLean, North American Premiere.

IFO, Kevin Jerome Everson, North American Premiere.

Silica, Pia Borg, North American Premiere.

Flores, Jorge Jácome, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

Program 2: Present Tense

Pattern Language, Peter Burr.

.TV, G. Anthony Svatek, World Premiere.

disruption, Belit Sağ, World Premiere.

Dislocation Blues, Sky Hopinka. TIFF.

Rubber Coated Steel, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, North American Premiere.

Program 3: The Shapes of Things

The Crack-Up, Jonathan Schwartz, World Premiere.

Saint Bathans Repetitions, Alexandre Larose, U.S. Premiere.

Shape of a Surface, Nazli Dinçel.

Wasteland No. 1: Ardent, Verdant, Jodie Mack, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

On Generation and Corruption, Takashi Makino.

Program 4: First Person

Art and Theft, Sara Magenheimer, World Premiere.

Filter, Jaakko Pallasvuo, World Premiere.

Semen Is the Piss of Dreams, Steve Reinke.

Year, Wojciech Bąkowski, World Premiere.

BRIDGIT, Charlotte Prodger.

Program 5: Urban Rhapsodies

Tower XYZ, Ayo Akingbade, U.S. Premiere.

Ride Like Lightning, Crash Like Thunder, Fern Silva, North American Premiere.

Fluid Frontiers, Ephraim Asili, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

Onward Lossless Follows, Michael Robinson, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

Aliens, Luis López Carrasco, U.S. Premiere. TIFF.

Program 6: The Forgotten

Barbs, Wastelands, Marta Mateus, North American Premiere.

Fantasy Sentences, Dane Komljen, U.S. Premiere. Locarno and TIFF.

Missing In-Between the Physical Proper, Olivia Ciummo, World Premiere.

The Welfare of Tomás Ó Hallissy, Duncan Campbell, U.S. Premiere.

NYFF’s fifty-fifth edition opens on September 28 and runs through October 15. Here's the Main Slate lineup.

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