“Building the set in my backyard rather than on a soundstage somewhere, in itself, I think, made the whole film a lot more honest. I had to do the vast majority of the work myself. (I have an amazing girlfriend and some awesome neighbors who all helped a ton). It felt like I was Leonard, driven by an obsession to save something (his story) by building something wonderful (this movie), which seemed completely impossible when I started out a couple years ago. And the best part of making a film like this with no budget is the fun!” (Brent Green)
La setena edició dels Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère reuneix, com en edicions anteriors, festivals internacionals i cineastes europeus per proposar set sessions de films diferents i necessaris. Els films presentats a Cerbère tenen, a part d’això, al menys dos punts comuns, la singularitat de la seva mirada i, precisament, el fet de no assemblar-se. No hi són per complaure’s, sinò per sorpendre’s; no hi son per un creuer, sinò per una aventura.
30 Setembre – 2 Octubre 2011
Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cerbère
“The Rogue Film School is not fot the faint-hearted; it is for those who have travelled on foot, who have worked as bouncers in sex clubs, or wardens in lunatic asylums, for those who are willing to learn about lockpicking or forging shooting permits in countries not favouring their projects. In short: for those who have a sense for poetry….” (Werner Herzog)
Check the website for the required reading and viewing list if selected. European seminar planned for 2011.
La cineasta y poeta norte americana Abigail Child, cuyos films B/Side y The Future is Behind You participaron en ediciones anteriores de l’Alternativa, es protagonista de una muestra en el Reina Sofia en Madrid. Sus films (muy recomendables) exploran el espacio público a través de la memoria y la historia, y los límites de las relaciones entre sonido e imagen.
20h / 31 mayo 2010
Naomi Uman, whose Unnamed Film was shown in competition at l’Alternativa last year, presents selections from The Ukrainian Time Machine at Light Industry in New York. The screening includes shorts from her ongoing project of observing and coming to understand life in Legedzine (Ukraine). A series of 16mm films that continue to explore the hand-made, intimately subjective mode seen in her earlier works. Light Industry is a new venue for film and electronic art in Brooklyn.
February 16th 2010 at 7:30pm
220 36th Street, 5th Floor , Brooklyn, New York
Watch Lee Anne Schmitt talk about her new film California Company Town, which explores the devastation and desolation of California’s abandoned industrial towns, and is a unique meditation on natural and manmade environments.
Screening in the Documentary competition at l’Alternativa on Tuesday 17th November 2009.