Edge of Alchemy
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Films in Competition 6
Main Theater - Michigan TheaterFri, Mar 24 7:00 PM

AAFF grandee Pat Oleszko returns to perform at AAFF55. "Pat Oleszko makes a spectacle of myself - and doesn't mind if you laugh." Her performances range from street to stage to silver screen in a rollicking mass of splendid ephemera. Six short films will follow Pat's performance including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features a scientist-created world of idyllic happiness, a recorded Skype exorcism, a voyeur cat, and the World Premiere of local film artists Terri Sarris & Frank Pahl's film Circular, an adaptation of the short story "The Circular Ruins" by Jorge Luis Borges.

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Films in Competition 7: Animation
Main Theater - Michigan TheaterFri, Mar 24 9:30 PM

Ten recent animated films from near and far, featuring an artificial intelligence with the affective capacities of a kitten, memories of the "birds and the bees" talk, a suburban woman who can't stop growing fingers, a mother's alcohol addiction, the most notorious women's prison in East Germany, broken dolls and boiling stew, screen obsession and more.

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Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 7: Animation
New Media
Films in Competition 6
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2016
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Stacey Steers
Event Type:Animation
Description

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.