"The Talk" True Stories About The Birds And The Bees
There are things in life you never forget. One of them, like it or not, is "The Talk."
Artificial Intelligence for Governance: Al the Kitty
It is year 2039. An artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten becomes the first non-human governor. She leads a politician-free zone with a network of Artificial Intelligences. She lives in mobile devices of the citizens and can love up to 3 Million people.
Axes of Dwelling: the Video Art of Yuan Guangming
Sat, Mar 25 9:15 PM (90 min)
Yuan Goangming is one of Taiwan's pioneering video artists. Working in single-channel video and installation art, Yuan infuses the most domestic of spaces with the uncanny.
Wacky relatives give way to mounting tensions with broken dolls, boiling stew and a bang.
Broken - The Women's Prison at Hoheneck
Gabriele Stoetzer and Birgit Willschuetz were political inmates at Hoheneck Castle, the most notorious women's prison in East Germany. Their story is one of overcrowded cells, despotic hierarchies, ruthless everydays, and the enduring effects of incarceration. Most of all, however, it is about the crushing pressure of forced labour. Prisoners at Hoheneck manufactured millions of pantyhose, bed sheets, and other products for West German retailers, bringing enormous profits to both sides of the Iron Curtain. Part of the young animadoc tradition, the seven-minute film pairs original audio interview extracts with abstract, monochrome animation.
Edge of Alchemy
Edge of Alchemy is the third film in a trilogy examining women's inner worlds. In this handmade film, constructed from over 6,500 collages, the actors Mary Pickford and Janet Gaynor are seamlessly appropriated from their early silent features and cast into a surreal epic with an upending of the Frankenstein story and an undercurrent of hive collapse.
The film follows a man who visits a place without ever going there. It begins with the whir of a hard drive and the image of an airplane. He travels through different representations of space and time, tracing along the footprints of others, attempting to construct his own memories of “here” or “elsewhere”…
Films in Competition 13
Sat, Mar 25 9:15 PM (120 min)
FIC 13 opens with Blood Lust of the Wolf, a live cinema performance by Simon Tarr, remixing the classic film Nanook of the North (dir. Robert Flaherty, 1922) into a fugue state about race, ethnicity, and exploitation. The show dissects the structure of the original films to unearth the core of what makes Nanook disturbing yet compelling nearly a century later, the film's approach to ethnography. Seven short films follow, including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features a dual 16mm projection and more.