Join us to welcome Argentine filmmaker Pablo Marin in person from Buenos Aires to present the second of two bay area screenings of his extraordinary works in super 8mm and 16mm. The first of which will be presented by San Francisco Cinematheque at ATA in San Francisco on August 9th (https://www.facebook.com/events/793530340680035/)
Tonight’s program will focus on some of his masterful manipulations of archival and “found footage” films.
TM (2008, 16mm, b&w – color, sound, 2 min.)
“TM stands for “tuyo/mío” (“yours/mine” in Spanish): an idea related to found footage practice but also to the hypnotic rhythm of 35mm film frames cut in half by a 16mm film projector. What you hear is what you originally saw.”
Word War Disney Wolves (A-Z) (2009, Super 8, b&w – color, sound, 45 min.)
“A snowball holds an anthology of detachments in its core. For years I accumulated Super 8 prints of all sorts of stuff… unknowns home movies, reduction prints from Disney and Universal, weird old porn, souvenir/postcard films, nature documentaries, those few-feet-long films you find inside projectors bought at sale auctions, etc… This long film comes out as a result of that personal depository of found images -and a few discarded rolls of footage of my own- being set into motion to abandon the stillness of the archive and become active. In its progressive alphabetical array the film disintegrates all individual syntaxis in benefit of a collective purpose. But what purpose?… not so much a conceptual or structural creature I like to think of this as a museum of jump cuts across time and space. “
Pablo Marin is a filmmaker, editor, teacher, writer and translator. He has presented Argentine experimental film programs in the United States, Canada and Spain. In 2014 he was artist in residence at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT), Canada. He lives and works in Buenos Aires.
admission is free as always but please be prepared to bring donations for the traveling filmmaker!