Program 4            
Friday, September 23, 1:00 PM
Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse


Instructions on How to Make A Film 
2018, Nazli Dinçel, United States, 13 minutes (digital file)

Shot at the Film Farm in Mt. Forest, this comedy is a quest about performance, educational voiceover, analogue filmmaking, ASCII, language, ethics of ethnography and narrative storytelling under a metaphor of instructions to farm land. Text by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett and Wikihow/shoot-film.

Civil War Surveillance Poem (Part 1)
2020, Mitch McCabe, United States, 15 minutes (digital file)

The first chapter of a five-part feature-length, speculative nonfiction film contemplating a new American civil war via call-in radio, twenty years of verité footage from the filmmaker's archive, and robots.

2021, Margaret Rorison, United States, 22 minutes (digital file)

Catalogs the landscapes and architecture of the filmmaker’s hometown of Baltimore City. Personal and observational, this 16mm film, shot from 2016 to 2018, explores exterior spaces, material and psychic fragments of historic buildings, many of which have been demolished or renovated since the completion of the film.

2020, Luis Arnías, Venezuela/United States, 13 minutes (digital file)

Through its rhythmic montage and mix of observational and surreal imagery, Malembe forges oblique linkages between the United States and Venezuela, conveying the strange dissociation of being uprooted, of living between places.

Little Sky
2021, Jess X. Snow, Canada/United States, 14 minutes (digital file)

Follows the journey of Sky, a Chinese American pop star who returns to the city they were raised in to find their estranged immigrant father. Haunted by their childhood memories, Sky risks their non-binary identity to end the cycle of violence in their family.