• Weekend On the Moon 2019

    On: 17 settembre 2019
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    Nomadica – Weekend On the Moon 2019 – October 31 / November 3 2019
    Bologna, Menomale, via de’ Pepoli 1/A

     

    Rigorous, polymorphic, intimate, and explosive in the making: with such a drive this cinema investigates humankind and its gaze, work, existence, sense of self and the whole. The films we will be dealing with during this long weekend don’t display opinions or collect judgments, instead, they are gestures, acts: they are unknown and limitless images that generate multiple thoughts in front of the eyes that reach out and look at them, tie and untie them, and desire them (from the Latin de-sidera, “drifting apart from the stars”).
    This Cinema has nothing to do with the traditional ways of producing, it doesn’t attempt to capitalize a thing, and lives in another space of action: an essential authorial and artistic act.
    The Weekend On the Moon (WOM) refers to two celebrations: the moon landing of 1969 and – ten years prior – the starting of the exploration missions of the satellite (the first experiments on the Moon, and the first images that moved away from Earth). It is explorations we deal with, we who travel through the hidden corners of an underground cinema in continuous expansion.
    Tens of films, created in recent years and premiering in Italy, organized in a kaleidoscopic program that follows a continuous movement inside and outside of the screen, from day to night. And then, three mornings dedicated to the dissemination of thought and experience: Three ways of talking Cinema. All while immersed in a lunar Wunderkammer, the Menomale Space, the heart of the city.

    Un fare rigoroso, polimorfo, intimo ed esplosivo: con tale spinta questo cinema indaga l’uomo, il suo sguardo, il lavoro, l’esistenza, la percezione di sé, del tutto. Quelli che trattiamo in questo lungo weekend non sono film che espongono opinioni, potenziali sommatorie di giudizio, ma sono gesti, atti: sono immagini sconosciute, sconfinate, che generano pensieri molteplici di fronte agli occhi che le raggiungono e le guardano, le fanno e le disfano, che le desiderano (dal lat. de-sidera “mancanza di stelle”).
    Un cinema che non ha nulla a che fare con le modalità di produzione comuni, che non cerca di capitalizzare un bel nulla, che vive in un altro spazio d’azione: atto autoriale e artistico essenziale.
    Weekend On the Moon (WOM) fa riferimento a due ricorrenze: l’allunaggio del 1969 e, dieci anni prima, l’avvio delle missioni di esplorazione del satellite (le prime sperimentazioni sulla Luna, le prime immagini che si allontanavano dalla Terra). Di esplorazioni si tratta, per noi che viaggiamo negli angoli nascosti di un cinema sotterraneo in costante espansione.
    Decine di film realizzati negli ultimi anni, in anteprima italiana, strutturati in un programma caleidoscopico, in un movimento continuo dentro e fuori dallo schermo, dal giorno alla notte. E poi tre mattinate dedicate alla diffusione del pensiero e dell’esperienza:
    Tre modi di parlare-il-cinema. Il tutto immerso in una wunderkammer lunare, il Menomale, l’esatto cuore della città.

    THURSDAY OCT 31

    ***

    h 18.00 – 19.00
    Selection 1

    h 19.00 – 20.30
    WOM focus: Sky Hopinka
    h 21.30 – 23.00
    Music sounds better with you
    h 23.00 ->
    Selection 2
    FRIDAY NOV 1

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #1
    breakfast with Found Footage Magazine, Revista Lumière, Walden Magazine

    h 16.30 – 18.00 🎥
    Selection 3
    Selection 4

    h 18.00 – 20.00 🎥
    Field Studies:
    Rose Lowder and Scott Hammen

    h 21.00 – 22.30
    WOM focus: Luca Ferri
    h 22.30 ->
    Dark with excessive bright
    SATURDAY NOV 2

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #2
    breakfast with Luca Ferri

    h 16.30 – 18.00
    Alcatraz revisited
    h 18.00 – 19.30 🎥
    Found Footage Cinema:
    Painting with film and light

    h 19.30 – 21.00 🎥
    WOM focus: Bruno Delgado Ramo
    h 22.00 – 23.00 🎥
    Nervous twitching
    h 20.00 – 24.00 🎥
    Canti Neri
    (new version for 2-4 projectors)

    installation by WarshadFilm,
    artistic duo from UnzaLab
    SUNDAY NOV 3

    h 10.30 – 13.00
    Three ways of talking Cinema #3
    breakfast with Chiara Seghetto – “Marco Melani, the man with the golden eye”

    h 16.30 – 17.30
    Between Trancendence and Immanence
    (Contemporary Turkish Exp. Films)
    h 18.00 – 19.30
    Selection 5
    h 19.30 – 20.30
    Selection 6
    ***

    ***

    Nomadica – Weekend on the Moon 2019
    is created by / with the presence of / with the programs by / and thanks to:

    Francisco Algarìn Navarro, Zeynep Ayaşlıgil, Samantha Angeloni, Mattia Biancucci, Gianna Carbonera, Rinaldo Censi, Bruno Delgado Ramo, Federico Epifanio, Cecilia Ermini, Luca Ferri, Elena Fusconi, Martin Grennberger, Yavuz Gözeller, Tommaso Isabella, Christian Kühne, Fiona Lejosne, Marco Mago Magagnoli, Cristina Martinez, Sofia Mazzaglia, Giulia Mazzone, Stefano Miraglia, Naomi Morello, Alessandro Negri, Riccardo Re, Sofia Russo, Ines Schiller, Chiara Seghetto, Giuseppe Spina, UnzaLab, César Ustarroz.

    “Aspect of an eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, as it would appear as seen from the Moon.” Illustrated by James Nasmyth, 1874.

    With films by:

    Martin Arnold, Dianna Barrie, Prantik Basu, Alessandra Beltrame, Sarah Bliss, Dan Browne, Adrián Canoura, Linda Christanell, Charlotte Clermont, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Helena Deda, Bruno Delgado Ramo, Théo Deliyannis, Roger Deutsch, Lena Ditte Nissen, Tiziano Doria, James Edmonds, Zachary Epcar, Alex Faoro, Laurence Favre, Pedro Ferreira, Luca Ferri, Siegfried Fruhauf, Ariana Gerstein, Miriam Gossing, Tim Grabham (aka iloobia), Brittany Gravely, Samira Guadagnuolo, Vincent Guilbert, Sinan Güldal, Scott Hammen, Sky Hopinka, Roger Horn, Lara Kamhi, Chris Kennedy, Josh Lewis, Ken Linehan, Simon Liu, Rose Lowder, Jodie Mack, Jean-Jacques Martinod, Bori Máté, Ross Meckfessel, Luján Montes, Daniel Murphy, Naz Önen, John Price, Annalisa Donatella Quagliata, Lee Ranaldo, Georges Rey, Jay Rosenblatt, Sylvia Schedelbauer, Lee Anne Schmitt, M.M. Serra, Paul Sharits, Lina Sieckmann, Guli Silberstein, Claes Söderquist, Mike Stoltz, Deborah Stratman, Malena Szlam, Richard Tuohy, Esther Urlus, Zeno van den Broek, Josh Weissbach, Steven Woloshen.

    ***

    Three ways of talking Cinema (breakfast with *) includes:
    Found Footage Magazine / Revista Lumière / Walden magazine; Luca Ferri; Chiara Seghetto (with the project dedicated to Marco Melani)

    ***

    In collaboration with:
    Menomale, UnzaLab, Revista Lumière, Magasinet Walden, Found Footage Magazine, Movimcat / The Moving Image Catalog,
    Istanbul International Experimental Film Festival, La Camera Ardente

    Special thanks to:
    Lightcone, Sixpackfilm, The Film-Makers’ Cooperative

    The moon, by Henry Draper (1863)

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  • Roger Deutsch a Bologna (incontro e proiezioni)

    On: 12 maggio 2019
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    Roger DeutschQuattro racconti (incontro + proiezioni)
    Mercoledì 15 maggio 2019 – racconti h19.30, proiezioni h21.30
    Menomale – Bologna
    in collaborazione con MOVIMCAT – The Moving Image Catalog

    Roger Deutsch (Green Bray, Wisconsin, 1952). Nel 1979 esordisce scrivendo e co-producendo il film di culto Blank Generation di Ulli Lommel, con Richard Hell, Carol Bouquet e Andy Warhol. Dopo vari film horror a basso budget con il ruolo di produttore esecutivo, nel 1983 realizza il suo primo film da regista, Dead People, vincitore di vari premi nel circuito dei festival indipendenti americani (Ann Arbor, Iowa City, Black Maria). Dal 1993 al 2002 insegna sceneggiatura a Roma, dove ha girato il suo primo lungometraggio da regista, Suor Sorriso (Sister Smile), con Ginevra Colonna e Antonio Salines, biopic di Jeanine Deckers, suora cantante morta suicida nel 1985. Dal 2009 al 2015 lavora a Repetition, un ciclo di 5 film con titoli musicali, creati con found footage. Da uno dei personaggi di Repetition, trae la storia per The Boy on the Train, del 2016, che scrive, dirige e produce, e che vince il Best Narrative Feature al Dallas Video Festival. Nel 2018 completa Fathers and Sons che racconta la storia della sua famiglia paterna, dal 1745 al 2017, concentrandosi sulla morte misteriosa di Sigmund, il nonno, del 1926.
    Roger Deutsch vive attualmente a Budapest.

    Il programma proposto, dal suo primo film a una nuova opera in anteprima mondiale, si focalizza sul modo in cui l’autore costruisce le sue storie servendosi di materiali autobiografici, fiction, film di famiglia e immagini d’archivio, mescolando costantemente finzione e realtà. Il programma è parte di un tour italiano (Torino, Milano, Bologna, Roma) – altre info qui.


    Saranno proiettati:

    Dead People
    (1974/1983/2005) 17′
    Mario Makes a Movie (1987/2004) 12′
    Father and Sons (2018) 30′
    It’s About Time (2019) 8′

     

    Su Dead People

    “…recent films of Roger Deutsch, works that hover over the issues of memory and disappearance and that cannily keep nostalgia at a distance while seeming to be drowning in it. In Dead People Deutsch tells the fictionalized history of “Frank” an elderly black man whom he actually befriended. But since the notion of friendship suggests a certain sort of reciprocity, perhaps it would be accurate to call Frank an object of fascination, a “found object upon which Deutsch could project his own stereotypes …This kind of self betraying candor is all over Dead People and it functions not as apologetic bluster but as incisive self critique. Deutsch’s adoration of “otherness” and it’s relegation to the position of temporary fancy expose not only the subtler varieties of racism but also shows how time altered his original perspective on the project. …marked by memorable moments filtered through a kind of foggy chiaroscuro. Shots of rambling highways, desolate main streets and a ‘dead’ Frank being shaved for his funeral encircle the film with a black-and-whiteness that functions both literally and metaphorically. It is a melancholy exposition of race, life and death in economically depressed small town America.
    …Deutsch’s illuminating picturings push close to film’s ability to reactivate the feel of that which has disappeared; but rather than lolling in the shelter of the simulative, these films subtly questions their characters’ relation to history and to their own deaths. They are portraits that remind us these characters are done, through with, no more: yet at the same time they bring them “to life.” They question cinema’s ability to formalize, to resuscitate and to re-represent the past.” Barbara Kruger, ARTFORUM

     

    Su Mario Makes a Movie

    “From the first frames – a series of portraits of adults with special needs – we engage in this moving, emotionally dense human drama. The integration of text, image, music, and heartfelt dialogue is masterfully constructed as we navigate between issues of truth, beauty, reality and intuitive image-making. Mario’s images are often painfully beautiful, and the closing sequence of family footage is simultaneously illuminating, troubling, and deeply touching.” Black Maria Film Festival

     

    Su Fathers and Sons

    “Chronicling the history of his family from 1787 to now while looking for the answers to some buried secrets regarding certain relatives, Roger Deutsch soothingly voices over his latest effort – a poetic, travelogue-esque 30-minute documentary which takes the viewer on an engaging personal journey from Hungary to America and back via beautiful vintage photographs, grainy home movies (that often look better than professional and persistently stand the test of time), as well as his own impressionistic footage, with the unique experience enhanced by excellent musical choices.” Nilola Gocić

     

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  • Roger Deutsch – Quattro racconti

    On: 6 maggio 2019
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    Roger DeutschQuattro racconti (incontro + proiezioni)
    Mercoledì 15 maggio 2019 – racconti h19.30, proiezioni h21.30
    Menomale – Bologna
    in collaborazione con MOVIMCAT – The Moving Image Catalog

    Roger Deutsch (Green Bray, Wisconsin, 1952). Nel 1979 esordisce scrivendo e co-producendo il film di culto Blank Generation di Ulli Lommel, con Richard Hell, Carol Bouquet e Andy Warhol. Dopo vari film horror a basso budget con il ruolo di produttore esecutivo, nel 1983 realizza il suo primo film da regista, Dead People, vincitore di vari premi nel circuito dei festival indipendenti americani (Ann Arbor, Iowa City, Black Maria). Dal 1993 al 2002 insegna sceneggiatura a Roma, dove ha girato il suo primo lungometraggio da regista, Suor Sorriso (Sister Smile), con Ginevra Colonna e Antonio Salines, biopic di Jeanine Deckers, suora cantante morta suicida nel 1985. Dal 2009 al 2015 lavora a Repetition, un ciclo di 5 film con titoli musicali, creati con found footage. Da uno dei personaggi di Repetition, trae la storia per The Boy on the Train, del 2016, che scrive, dirige e produce, e che vince il Best Narrative Feature al Dallas Video Festival. Nel 2018 completa Fathers and Sons che racconta la storia della sua famiglia paterna, dal 1745 al 2017, concentrandosi sulla morte misteriosa di Sigmund, il nonno, del 1926.
    Roger Deutsch vive attualmente a Budapest.

    Il programma proposto,  dal suo primo film a una nuova opera in anteprima mondiale, si focalizza sul modo in cui l’autore costruisce le sue storie servendosi di materiali autobiografici, fiction, film di famiglia e immagini d’archivio, mescolando costantemente finzione e realtà. Il programma è parte di un tour italiano (Torino, Milano, Bologna, Roma) – altre info qui.


    Saranno proiettati:

    Dead People
    (1974/1983/2005) 17′
    Mario Makes a Movie (1987/2004) 12′
    Father and Sons (2018) 30′
    It’s About Time (2019) 8′

     

    Su Dead People

    “…recent films of Roger Deutsch, works that hover over the issues of memory and disappearance and that cannily keep nostalgia at a distance while seeming to be drowning in it. In Dead People Deutsch tells the fictionalized history of “Frank” an elderly black man whom he actually befriended. But since the notion of friendship suggests a certain sort of reciprocity, perhaps it would be accurate to call Frank an object of fascination, a “found object upon which Deutsch could project his own stereotypes …This kind of self betraying candor is all over Dead People and it functions not as apologetic bluster but as incisive self critique. Deutsch’s adoration of “otherness” and it’s relegation to the position of temporary fancy expose not only the subtler varieties of racism but also shows how time altered his original perspective on the project. …marked by memorable moments filtered through a kind of foggy chiaroscuro. Shots of rambling highways, desolate main streets and a ‘dead’ Frank being shaved for his funeral encircle the film with a black-and-whiteness that functions both literally and metaphorically. It is a melancholy exposition of race, life and death in economically depressed small town America.
    …Deutsch’s illuminating picturings push close to film’s ability to reactivate the feel of that which has disappeared; but rather than lolling in the shelter of the simulative, these films subtly questions their characters’ relation to history and to their own deaths. They are portraits that remind us these characters are done, through with, no more: yet at the same time they bring them “to life.” They question cinema’s ability to formalize, to resuscitate and to re-represent the past.” Barbara Kruger, ARTFORUM

     

    Su Mario Makes a Movie

    “From the first frames – a series of portraits of adults with special needs – we engage in this moving, emotionally dense human drama. The integration of text, image, music, and heartfelt dialogue is masterfully constructed as we navigate between issues of truth, beauty, reality and intuitive image-making. Mario’s images are often painfully beautiful, and the closing sequence of family footage is simultaneously illuminating, troubling, and deeply touching.” Black Maria Film Festival

     

    Su Fathers and Sons

    “Chronicling the history of his family from 1787 to now while looking for the answers to some buried secrets regarding certain relatives, Roger Deutsch soothingly voices over his latest effort – a poetic, travelogue-esque 30-minute documentary which takes the viewer on an engaging personal journey from Hungary to America and back via beautiful vintage photographs, grainy home movies (that often look better than professional and persistently stand the test of time), as well as his own impressionistic footage, with the unique experience enhanced by excellent musical choices.” Nilola Gocić

     

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