Anthology Film Archives - Calendar Events http://anthologyfilmarchives.org An international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film. en-us Sat, 27 Feb 2021 17:30:30 -0500 PORTRAITS OF JONAS MEKAS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=02&year=2021#showing-53352 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/52973">here</a> for more info.</strong></p> Saturday, February 27 GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=02&year=2021#showing-53313 <p><a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome"><strong>GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Streaming series runs February 17-March 2<br /></strong></p> <p>In collaboration with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films, we present a series attesting to the rich body of non-fiction films that have been produced in Germany in recent years. By no means a definitive survey, the selection nevertheless illustrates the thematic diversity, aesthetic innovation, and passionate socio-political engagement of contemporary German documentary cinema.</p> <p>The selection demonstrates a wide range of documentary techniques &ndash; from the relatively straightforward but historically and culturally revelatory approach of Gerd Kroske&rsquo;s SPK COMPLEX, which deploys interviews and archival materials to uncover a little-known dimension of postwar German politics, or Karen Winther&rsquo;s EXIT, which delves into the experiences of former right-wing extremists struggling to free themselves from these ideologies, to the more observational style of Karim A&iuml;nouz&rsquo;s CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (a portrait of the transformation of Berlin&rsquo;s former Tempelhof Airport into a temporary facility for Middle Eastern refugees) and Sergei Loznitsa&rsquo;s VICTORY DAY (which documents the celebration of the Soviet victory over the Nazis that takes place each year at Berlin&rsquo;s Treptower Park Soviet War Memorial). Clarissa Thieme&rsquo;s WAS BLEIBT | &Scaron;TA OSTAJE | WHAT REMAINS / RE-VISITED takes a more experimental form, visiting the sites of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, displaying blow-ups of frames from Thieme&rsquo;s earlier, 2010 film made in the same locations, and inviting interactions with passersby.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re particularly pleased to present three brand-new films in the series. Carmen Losmann&rsquo;s OECONOMIA represents a breathtakingly ambitious and vitally important attempt to understand and visualize the nearly impenetrable workings of the shadowy capitalist financial system that dominates the global economy in the 21st century. PURPLE SEA, by Amel Alzakout &amp; Khaled Abdulwahed, is a formally rigorous yet emotionally expansive first-person account of a 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Turkey that resulted in the death of dozens of Middle-Eastern migrants. And PARIS CALLIGRAMMES &ndash; which we&rsquo;ll be showcasing for a special three-day online sneak preview &ndash; is the remarkable new film by the great Ulrike Ottinger (FREAK ORLANDO; MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER; JOAN OF ARC OF MONGOLIA). An account of the formative period she spent in Paris in the 1960s, it is at once a deeply personal autobiographical essay and a cultural history of uncommon depth, detail, and vividness.</p> <p>Special thanks to Sara Stevenson (German Film Office); Bob Hunter &amp; Livia Bloom Ingram (Icarus Films); Marie Lamboeuf (Luxbox); Tatjana Losniza (Imperativ Film); Bojana Maric (Lightdox); Colleen O&rsquo;Shea (Women Make Movies); Clarissa Thieme; and Chris Wells (Kino Lorber).</p> <p>Co-presented with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films.</p> <p><strong>The films will be streaming from February 17-March 2, with several available to watch free-of-charge!</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>TO ACCESS ALL THE FILMS, GO TO <a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome">THE WELCOME PAGE</a>, OR DIRECTLY TO <a href="https://watch.eventive.org/germandocshowcase">THE FESTIVAL PAGE</a>.</strong></strong></p> Saturday, February 27 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=02&year=2021#showing-53338 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Saturday, February 27 PORTRAITS OF JONAS MEKAS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=02&year=2021#showing-53353 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/52973">here</a> for more info.</strong></p> Sunday, February 28 GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=02&year=2021#showing-53314 <p><a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome"><strong>GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Streaming series runs February 17-March 2<br /></strong></p> <p>In collaboration with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films, we present a series attesting to the rich body of non-fiction films that have been produced in Germany in recent years. By no means a definitive survey, the selection nevertheless illustrates the thematic diversity, aesthetic innovation, and passionate socio-political engagement of contemporary German documentary cinema.</p> <p>The selection demonstrates a wide range of documentary techniques &ndash; from the relatively straightforward but historically and culturally revelatory approach of Gerd Kroske&rsquo;s SPK COMPLEX, which deploys interviews and archival materials to uncover a little-known dimension of postwar German politics, or Karen Winther&rsquo;s EXIT, which delves into the experiences of former right-wing extremists struggling to free themselves from these ideologies, to the more observational style of Karim A&iuml;nouz&rsquo;s CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (a portrait of the transformation of Berlin&rsquo;s former Tempelhof Airport into a temporary facility for Middle Eastern refugees) and Sergei Loznitsa&rsquo;s VICTORY DAY (which documents the celebration of the Soviet victory over the Nazis that takes place each year at Berlin&rsquo;s Treptower Park Soviet War Memorial). Clarissa Thieme&rsquo;s WAS BLEIBT | &Scaron;TA OSTAJE | WHAT REMAINS / RE-VISITED takes a more experimental form, visiting the sites of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, displaying blow-ups of frames from Thieme&rsquo;s earlier, 2010 film made in the same locations, and inviting interactions with passersby.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re particularly pleased to present three brand-new films in the series. Carmen Losmann&rsquo;s OECONOMIA represents a breathtakingly ambitious and vitally important attempt to understand and visualize the nearly impenetrable workings of the shadowy capitalist financial system that dominates the global economy in the 21st century. PURPLE SEA, by Amel Alzakout &amp; Khaled Abdulwahed, is a formally rigorous yet emotionally expansive first-person account of a 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Turkey that resulted in the death of dozens of Middle-Eastern migrants. And PARIS CALLIGRAMMES &ndash; which we&rsquo;ll be showcasing for a special three-day online sneak preview &ndash; is the remarkable new film by the great Ulrike Ottinger (FREAK ORLANDO; MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER; JOAN OF ARC OF MONGOLIA). An account of the formative period she spent in Paris in the 1960s, it is at once a deeply personal autobiographical essay and a cultural history of uncommon depth, detail, and vividness.</p> <p>Special thanks to Sara Stevenson (German Film Office); Bob Hunter &amp; Livia Bloom Ingram (Icarus Films); Marie Lamboeuf (Luxbox); Tatjana Losniza (Imperativ Film); Bojana Maric (Lightdox); Colleen O&rsquo;Shea (Women Make Movies); Clarissa Thieme; and Chris Wells (Kino Lorber).</p> <p>Co-presented with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films.</p> <p><strong>The films will be streaming from February 17-March 2, with several available to watch free-of-charge!</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>TO ACCESS ALL THE FILMS, GO TO <a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome">THE WELCOME PAGE</a>, OR DIRECTLY TO <a href="https://watch.eventive.org/germandocshowcase">THE FESTIVAL PAGE</a>.</strong></strong></p> Sunday, February 28 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=02&year=2021#showing-53339 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Sunday, February 28 PORTRAITS OF JONAS MEKAS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53354 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/52973">here</a> for more info.</strong></p> Monday, March 01 GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53315 <p><a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome"><strong>GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Streaming series runs February 17-March 2<br /></strong></p> <p>In collaboration with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films, we present a series attesting to the rich body of non-fiction films that have been produced in Germany in recent years. By no means a definitive survey, the selection nevertheless illustrates the thematic diversity, aesthetic innovation, and passionate socio-political engagement of contemporary German documentary cinema.</p> <p>The selection demonstrates a wide range of documentary techniques &ndash; from the relatively straightforward but historically and culturally revelatory approach of Gerd Kroske&rsquo;s SPK COMPLEX, which deploys interviews and archival materials to uncover a little-known dimension of postwar German politics, or Karen Winther&rsquo;s EXIT, which delves into the experiences of former right-wing extremists struggling to free themselves from these ideologies, to the more observational style of Karim A&iuml;nouz&rsquo;s CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (a portrait of the transformation of Berlin&rsquo;s former Tempelhof Airport into a temporary facility for Middle Eastern refugees) and Sergei Loznitsa&rsquo;s VICTORY DAY (which documents the celebration of the Soviet victory over the Nazis that takes place each year at Berlin&rsquo;s Treptower Park Soviet War Memorial). Clarissa Thieme&rsquo;s WAS BLEIBT | &Scaron;TA OSTAJE | WHAT REMAINS / RE-VISITED takes a more experimental form, visiting the sites of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, displaying blow-ups of frames from Thieme&rsquo;s earlier, 2010 film made in the same locations, and inviting interactions with passersby.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re particularly pleased to present three brand-new films in the series. Carmen Losmann&rsquo;s OECONOMIA represents a breathtakingly ambitious and vitally important attempt to understand and visualize the nearly impenetrable workings of the shadowy capitalist financial system that dominates the global economy in the 21st century. PURPLE SEA, by Amel Alzakout &amp; Khaled Abdulwahed, is a formally rigorous yet emotionally expansive first-person account of a 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Turkey that resulted in the death of dozens of Middle-Eastern migrants. And PARIS CALLIGRAMMES &ndash; which we&rsquo;ll be showcasing for a special three-day online sneak preview &ndash; is the remarkable new film by the great Ulrike Ottinger (FREAK ORLANDO; MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER; JOAN OF ARC OF MONGOLIA). An account of the formative period she spent in Paris in the 1960s, it is at once a deeply personal autobiographical essay and a cultural history of uncommon depth, detail, and vividness.</p> <p>Special thanks to Sara Stevenson (German Film Office); Bob Hunter &amp; Livia Bloom Ingram (Icarus Films); Marie Lamboeuf (Luxbox); Tatjana Losniza (Imperativ Film); Bojana Maric (Lightdox); Colleen O&rsquo;Shea (Women Make Movies); Clarissa Thieme; and Chris Wells (Kino Lorber).</p> <p>Co-presented with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films.</p> <p><strong>The films will be streaming from February 17-March 2, with several available to watch free-of-charge!</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>TO ACCESS ALL THE FILMS, GO TO <a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome">THE WELCOME PAGE</a>, OR DIRECTLY TO <a href="https://watch.eventive.org/germandocshowcase">THE FESTIVAL PAGE</a>.</strong></strong></p> Monday, March 01 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53340 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Monday, March 01 PORTRAITS OF JONAS MEKAS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53355 <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/52973">here</a> for more info.</strong></p> Tuesday, March 02 GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53316 <p><a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome"><strong>GERMAN DOCUMENTARY SHOWCASE</strong></a></p> <p><strong>Streaming series runs February 17-March 2<br /></strong></p> <p>In collaboration with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films, we present a series attesting to the rich body of non-fiction films that have been produced in Germany in recent years. By no means a definitive survey, the selection nevertheless illustrates the thematic diversity, aesthetic innovation, and passionate socio-political engagement of contemporary German documentary cinema.</p> <p>The selection demonstrates a wide range of documentary techniques &ndash; from the relatively straightforward but historically and culturally revelatory approach of Gerd Kroske&rsquo;s SPK COMPLEX, which deploys interviews and archival materials to uncover a little-known dimension of postwar German politics, or Karen Winther&rsquo;s EXIT, which delves into the experiences of former right-wing extremists struggling to free themselves from these ideologies, to the more observational style of Karim A&iuml;nouz&rsquo;s CENTRAL AIRPORT THF (a portrait of the transformation of Berlin&rsquo;s former Tempelhof Airport into a temporary facility for Middle Eastern refugees) and Sergei Loznitsa&rsquo;s VICTORY DAY (which documents the celebration of the Soviet victory over the Nazis that takes place each year at Berlin&rsquo;s Treptower Park Soviet War Memorial). Clarissa Thieme&rsquo;s WAS BLEIBT | &Scaron;TA OSTAJE | WHAT REMAINS / RE-VISITED takes a more experimental form, visiting the sites of war crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina, displaying blow-ups of frames from Thieme&rsquo;s earlier, 2010 film made in the same locations, and inviting interactions with passersby.</p> <p>We&rsquo;re particularly pleased to present three brand-new films in the series. Carmen Losmann&rsquo;s OECONOMIA represents a breathtakingly ambitious and vitally important attempt to understand and visualize the nearly impenetrable workings of the shadowy capitalist financial system that dominates the global economy in the 21st century. PURPLE SEA, by Amel Alzakout &amp; Khaled Abdulwahed, is a formally rigorous yet emotionally expansive first-person account of a 2015 shipwreck off the coast of Turkey that resulted in the death of dozens of Middle-Eastern migrants. And PARIS CALLIGRAMMES &ndash; which we&rsquo;ll be showcasing for a special three-day online sneak preview &ndash; is the remarkable new film by the great Ulrike Ottinger (FREAK ORLANDO; MADAME X: AN ABSOLUTE RULER; JOAN OF ARC OF MONGOLIA). An account of the formative period she spent in Paris in the 1960s, it is at once a deeply personal autobiographical essay and a cultural history of uncommon depth, detail, and vividness.</p> <p>Special thanks to Sara Stevenson (German Film Office); Bob Hunter &amp; Livia Bloom Ingram (Icarus Films); Marie Lamboeuf (Luxbox); Tatjana Losniza (Imperativ Film); Bojana Maric (Lightdox); Colleen O&rsquo;Shea (Women Make Movies); Clarissa Thieme; and Chris Wells (Kino Lorber).</p> <p>Co-presented with the German Film Office, an initiative of the Goethe-Institut and German Films.</p> <p><strong>The films will be streaming from February 17-March 2, with several available to watch free-of-charge!</strong></p> <p><strong><strong>TO ACCESS ALL THE FILMS, GO TO <a href="https://germandocshowcase.eventive.org/welcome">THE WELCOME PAGE</a>, OR DIRECTLY TO <a href="https://watch.eventive.org/germandocshowcase">THE FESTIVAL PAGE</a>.</strong></strong></p> Tuesday, March 02 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53341 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Tuesday, March 02 A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53318 <p><strong>VIRTUAL THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MARCH 3!</strong><br /><br />Lisa Marie Malloy &amp; J.P. Sniadecki<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><br />A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME</strong><br />2020, 77 min, digital. Distributed by Grasshopper Film.</p> <p>A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an herbalist-hunter-homesteader who lives off the land in the Sonoran Desert. As Border Patrol encroaches on his relative freedom, he becomes increasingly unnerved and ventures beyond the bounds of his survivalism. Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad&rsquo;s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog&rsquo;s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity&rsquo;s relation to the environment &ndash; and to itself &ndash; amidst the specter of global collapse.</p> <p>A collaboration between anthropologist-filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, whose work includes FOREIGN PARTS (2010), THE IRON MINISTRY (2014), and EL MAR LA MAR (2017), and Lisa Marie Malloy, an artist committed to devotional and engaged modes of filmmaking, A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a rapturously observational cinematic portrait that inhabits the liminal space between documentary, narrative, and experimental modes. It is as free and shape-shifting, as provocative and unknowable, as its singular protagonist.</p> <p>&ldquo;A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Malloy and Sniadecki&rsquo;s film is equal parts <em>Walden</em> and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smoldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.&rdquo; &ndash;CPH:DOX</p> <p><strong>ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FEBRUARY</strong></p> Wednesday, March 03 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53342 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Wednesday, March 03 A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53319 <p><strong>VIRTUAL THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MARCH 3!</strong><br /><br />Lisa Marie Malloy &amp; J.P. Sniadecki<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><br />A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME</strong><br />2020, 77 min, digital. Distributed by Grasshopper Film.</p> <p>A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an herbalist-hunter-homesteader who lives off the land in the Sonoran Desert. As Border Patrol encroaches on his relative freedom, he becomes increasingly unnerved and ventures beyond the bounds of his survivalism. Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad&rsquo;s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog&rsquo;s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity&rsquo;s relation to the environment &ndash; and to itself &ndash; amidst the specter of global collapse.</p> <p>A collaboration between anthropologist-filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, whose work includes FOREIGN PARTS (2010), THE IRON MINISTRY (2014), and EL MAR LA MAR (2017), and Lisa Marie Malloy, an artist committed to devotional and engaged modes of filmmaking, A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a rapturously observational cinematic portrait that inhabits the liminal space between documentary, narrative, and experimental modes. It is as free and shape-shifting, as provocative and unknowable, as its singular protagonist.</p> <p>&ldquo;A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Malloy and Sniadecki&rsquo;s film is equal parts <em>Walden</em> and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smoldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.&rdquo; &ndash;CPH:DOX</p> <p><strong>ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FEBRUARY</strong></p> Thursday, March 04 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53343 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Thursday, March 04 A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53320 <p><strong>VIRTUAL THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MARCH 3!</strong><br /><br />Lisa Marie Malloy &amp; J.P. Sniadecki<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><br />A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME</strong><br />2020, 77 min, digital. Distributed by Grasshopper Film.</p> <p>A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an herbalist-hunter-homesteader who lives off the land in the Sonoran Desert. As Border Patrol encroaches on his relative freedom, he becomes increasingly unnerved and ventures beyond the bounds of his survivalism. Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad&rsquo;s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog&rsquo;s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity&rsquo;s relation to the environment &ndash; and to itself &ndash; amidst the specter of global collapse.</p> <p>A collaboration between anthropologist-filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, whose work includes FOREIGN PARTS (2010), THE IRON MINISTRY (2014), and EL MAR LA MAR (2017), and Lisa Marie Malloy, an artist committed to devotional and engaged modes of filmmaking, A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a rapturously observational cinematic portrait that inhabits the liminal space between documentary, narrative, and experimental modes. It is as free and shape-shifting, as provocative and unknowable, as its singular protagonist.</p> <p>&ldquo;A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Malloy and Sniadecki&rsquo;s film is equal parts <em>Walden</em> and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smoldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.&rdquo; &ndash;CPH:DOX</p> <p><strong>ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FEBRUARY</strong></p> Friday, March 05 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53344 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Friday, March 05 A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53321 <p><strong>VIRTUAL THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MARCH 3!</strong><br /><br />Lisa Marie Malloy &amp; J.P. Sniadecki<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><br />A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME</strong><br />2020, 77 min, digital. Distributed by Grasshopper Film.</p> <p>A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an herbalist-hunter-homesteader who lives off the land in the Sonoran Desert. As Border Patrol encroaches on his relative freedom, he becomes increasingly unnerved and ventures beyond the bounds of his survivalism. Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad&rsquo;s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog&rsquo;s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity&rsquo;s relation to the environment &ndash; and to itself &ndash; amidst the specter of global collapse.</p> <p>A collaboration between anthropologist-filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, whose work includes FOREIGN PARTS (2010), THE IRON MINISTRY (2014), and EL MAR LA MAR (2017), and Lisa Marie Malloy, an artist committed to devotional and engaged modes of filmmaking, A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a rapturously observational cinematic portrait that inhabits the liminal space between documentary, narrative, and experimental modes. It is as free and shape-shifting, as provocative and unknowable, as its singular protagonist.</p> <p>&ldquo;A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Malloy and Sniadecki&rsquo;s film is equal parts <em>Walden</em> and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smoldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.&rdquo; &ndash;CPH:DOX</p> <p><strong>ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FEBRUARY</strong></p> Saturday, March 06 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53345 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Saturday, March 06 A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53322 <p><strong>VIRTUAL THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MARCH 3!</strong><br /><br />Lisa Marie Malloy &amp; J.P. Sniadecki<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><br />A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME</strong><br />2020, 77 min, digital. Distributed by Grasshopper Film.</p> <p>A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an herbalist-hunter-homesteader who lives off the land in the Sonoran Desert. As Border Patrol encroaches on his relative freedom, he becomes increasingly unnerved and ventures beyond the bounds of his survivalism. Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad&rsquo;s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog&rsquo;s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity&rsquo;s relation to the environment &ndash; and to itself &ndash; amidst the specter of global collapse.</p> <p>A collaboration between anthropologist-filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, whose work includes FOREIGN PARTS (2010), THE IRON MINISTRY (2014), and EL MAR LA MAR (2017), and Lisa Marie Malloy, an artist committed to devotional and engaged modes of filmmaking, A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a rapturously observational cinematic portrait that inhabits the liminal space between documentary, narrative, and experimental modes. It is as free and shape-shifting, as provocative and unknowable, as its singular protagonist.</p> <p>&ldquo;A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Malloy and Sniadecki&rsquo;s film is equal parts <em>Walden</em> and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smoldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.&rdquo; &ndash;CPH:DOX</p> <p><strong>ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FEBRUARY</strong></p> Sunday, March 07 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53346 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Sunday, March 07 A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53323 <p><strong>VIRTUAL THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MARCH 3!</strong><br /><br />Lisa Marie Malloy &amp; J.P. Sniadecki<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><br />A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME</strong><br />2020, 77 min, digital. Distributed by Grasshopper Film.</p> <p>A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an herbalist-hunter-homesteader who lives off the land in the Sonoran Desert. As Border Patrol encroaches on his relative freedom, he becomes increasingly unnerved and ventures beyond the bounds of his survivalism. Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad&rsquo;s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog&rsquo;s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity&rsquo;s relation to the environment &ndash; and to itself &ndash; amidst the specter of global collapse.</p> <p>A collaboration between anthropologist-filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, whose work includes FOREIGN PARTS (2010), THE IRON MINISTRY (2014), and EL MAR LA MAR (2017), and Lisa Marie Malloy, an artist committed to devotional and engaged modes of filmmaking, A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a rapturously observational cinematic portrait that inhabits the liminal space between documentary, narrative, and experimental modes. It is as free and shape-shifting, as provocative and unknowable, as its singular protagonist.</p> <p>&ldquo;A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Malloy and Sniadecki&rsquo;s film is equal parts <em>Walden</em> and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smoldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.&rdquo; &ndash;CPH:DOX</p> <p><strong>ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FEBRUARY</strong></p> Monday, March 08 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53347 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Monday, March 08 A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53324 <p><strong>VIRTUAL THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT BEGINS MARCH 3!</strong><br /><br />Lisa Marie Malloy &amp; J.P. Sniadecki<strong></strong><strong></strong><strong><br />A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME</strong><br />2020, 77 min, digital. Distributed by Grasshopper Film.</p> <p>A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a borderlands Western that follows Sundog, an herbalist-hunter-homesteader who lives off the land in the Sonoran Desert. As Border Patrol encroaches on his relative freedom, he becomes increasingly unnerved and ventures beyond the bounds of his survivalism. Whether harvesting medicinal herbs, smoking a Sonoran toad&rsquo;s psychedelic venom, or cultivating unsettling acts of eco-terrorism, Sundog&rsquo;s way of life raises provocative questions about humanity&rsquo;s relation to the environment &ndash; and to itself &ndash; amidst the specter of global collapse.</p> <p>A collaboration between anthropologist-filmmaker J.P. Sniadecki, whose work includes FOREIGN PARTS (2010), THE IRON MINISTRY (2014), and EL MAR LA MAR (2017), and Lisa Marie Malloy, an artist committed to devotional and engaged modes of filmmaking, A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME is a rapturously observational cinematic portrait that inhabits the liminal space between documentary, narrative, and experimental modes. It is as free and shape-shifting, as provocative and unknowable, as its singular protagonist.</p> <p>&ldquo;A SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME gives precedence to the sensory materiality of the desert instead of to explanations and dialogue, and moves beyond the human scale and down to animal perspectives. It creates a world that stretches from a distant past in the ecological movements of the 1960s to a possible future in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Malloy and Sniadecki&rsquo;s film is equal parts <em>Walden</em> and Western, but the magnificent isolation stands in paradoxical contrast to the great, smoldering problems of our times. With the desert as the ultimate existential (and cinematic) setting, the film shows the relationship between humanity and nature at a critical time, when civil disobedience is the provocative answer to the most pressing questions.&rdquo; &ndash;CPH:DOX</p> <p><strong>ACCESS DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN LATE FEBRUARY</strong></p> Tuesday, March 09 THERE ARE NO RULES!: RESTORED AND REVISITED AVANT-GARDE FILMS FROM THE NETHERLANDS http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=03&year=2021#showing-53348 <p><br /><em><strong>For more info about this series, click <a href="../../../film_screenings/series/53327">here</a>.</strong></em></p> Tuesday, March 09