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Faculty Accomplishments: 05/27/2012

Hartmut Bitomsky's (former Dean, School of Film/Video) new book, BORROWED LANDSCAPES: ON PRACTICE AND THEORY OF DOCUMENTARY CINEMA, has been published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Köln und Neuer Berliner Kunstverein.

Bitomsky, BORROWED LANDSCAPES

In April, VOLUPTUOUS SLEEP by Betzy Bromberg (Director, Program in Film and Video), SMALL ROADS BY James Benning (Faculty, Program in Film and Video), and THE LAST BUFFALO HUNT and THREE STORIES by Lee Anne Schmitt (Faculty, Film Directing Program) screened at the 18th Bradford International Film Festival at The National Media Museum in England.

Schmitt, THE LAST BUFFALO HUNT

Janie Geiser (Director, Cotsen Center for Puppetry and the Arts) screened IMMER ZU and THE FOURTH WATCH, and Suzan Pitt (Faculty, Experimental Animation) screened ASPARAGUS at LACMA this month as part of the series "In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States." 

Geiser, THE FOURTH WATCH

Adele Horne's (Faculty, Program in Film and Video) film THE TAILENDERS screened at REDCAT on May 21st as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of the cooperative film distribution company New Day Films. Specializing in social-issue documentaries, New Day Films is a unique distribution company that has been run as a participatory, democratic filmmakers' cooperative for four decades. THE TAILENDERS explores the history of the Gospel Recordings Network that has recorded Bible stories in over 5,500 languages and dialects, and made those recordings available in the most remote regions through inventive, ultra-low technology.

Horne, THE TAILENDERS

In San Francisco, Charlotte Pryce's (Faculty, Program in Film and Video) new film (and recent Ann Arbor Film Festival award winner) CURIOUS LIGHT continued its tour this month, showing at the Crossroads Festival. At the end of May CURIOUS LIGHT will also screened at the Experimental Film Festival in Portland and the Chicago Underground Film Festival.

Pryce, CURIOUS LIGHT

At REDCAT on April 30th, Maureen Selwood (Faculty, Experimental Animation) presented a selection of her recent hand-drawn animations in her first solo show in Los Angeles.  Accompanied by live musical performance, the films included HAIL MARY, DRAWING LESSONS, I STARTED EARLY, AS YOU DESIRE ME, HOW MUCH BETTER IF PLYMOUTH ROCK HAD LANDED ON THE PILGRIMS, A MODERN CONVENIENCE, MISTAKEN IDENTITY, RULES OF THE UNIVERSE, and a single-channel version of an installation entitled AS YOU DESIRE ME.  http://www.redcat.org/event/maureen-selwood

Selwood, RULES OF THE UNIVERSE

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