Monday, August 15, 2011
MCASD/alt.pictureshows Press Release
I just received this from the museum. I am so excited to see some of my San Diego/Tijuana filmmaker friends, hang out and see some great shorts. I can't wait.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO PRESENTS NINTH ANNUAL alt.pictureshows ON AUGUST 25
Annual short-film festival, presented by MCASD and Muse Chasers, returns to La Jolla
August 15, 2011
On Thursday, August 25, 2011 from 7-10 PM, San Diego's premier short-film showcase alt.pictureshows returns to MCASD La Jolla (700 Prospect Street). Curated by filmmaker and MCASD Film Curator Neil Kendricks, the ninth annual alt.pictureshows features 17 smart and provocative short films that will delight, engage, and challenge moviegoers. The one-night-only event is $5 general admission and free to MCASD Members.
This year’s short-film gauntlet of indie-minded, cinematic works pushes the envelope of what can be achieved in the short-film format, ranging from the winner of Best Short Film at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Matt Piedmont’s Brick Novax’s Diary, to the hard-hitting, kitchen-sink realism of British film director Daniel Mulloy’s Baby. This year’s event also includes the playfully irreverent Logorama, the 2010 Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short Film.
Part art happening, part film installation, and always engaging and fun, alt.pictureshows also features surreal animations by Kelly Sears, Cesar Cabral, and the new experimental short, All Flowers in Time, by Jonathan Caouette of Tarnation fame. Many of the program’s short films have not been rated and contain adult content.
The event will transform MCASD’s Sherwood Auditorium and additional indoor and outdoor venues within the Museum into the ultimate micro-cinema experience. Museum-goers are free to dip in and out of rooms at will to sample an offbeat cross-section of short films linked either by a common theme, sensibility, or both in what promises to be a marvelous evening where “physical channel surfing” is encouraged.
The screening of Cathy Alberich’s documentary Ready to Wear, which follows three women from both sides of the border united by their love of vintage clothing, inspired a unique installation in the Museum’s downstairs thoughtLAB, a reading room traditionally used to give Museum patrons a deeper look into the exhibition on view. Mannequins featuring garments from Tijuana’s clothing designers and a multimedia presentation will showcase how fashion has inspired art and film in the region. On the adjacent Miles Terrace, guests will enjoy a fashion show at 8 PM, along with a cash bar and DJ-spun music.
ALT.PICTURESHOWS 2011 LINEUP:
(as of August 15, 2011; more films to be announced)
‘TOON TOWN TROUBLEMAKERS’ DETENTION HALL, SESSION II (Sherwood Auditorium)
• Jupitor Elicius (6 min.) by Kelly Sears
• Storm (10 min.) by Cesar Cabral
• Logorama (16 min.) by Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain
• Brick Novax’s Diary (16 min.) by Matt Piedmont
• Comics Are Everywhere Extended Trailer (3:10 min.) by Neil Kendricks
GLOBAL WANDERLUST STATION (Axline Court)
• Heartbreak in 209 Cuts (7:27 min.) by Teri Carson
• We’re Leaving (13 min.) by Zachary Treitz
• Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul (9 min.) by Orlando von Einsiedel
• Three Wheels (16:30 min.) by Tony Wei
DELIRIUM ALLEY (Coast Room)
• All Flowers in Time (14 min.) by Jonathan Caouette
• Danse Macabre (8 min.) by Pedro Pires
• Yearbook (10 min.) by Carter Smith
• Baby (25 min.) by Daniel Mulroy
READY-TO-WEAR CRASH PAD (thoughtLAB)
• Ready to Wear (25 min.) by Cathy Alberich
THE WAILING WALL (Miles Terrace)
• Orlando’s Donde Vas music video (4:43 min.) by Aaron Soto
• Orlando’s Solo Dios Sabe music video (4:42 min.) by Aaron Soto
• Santelle’s Unamonos music video (6:24 min.) by Aaron Soto
*Hi-res images and press kits available for select films; please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 858 454 3541 x119.
MCASD's Film Program is made possible by grant support from The James Irvine Foundation and contributors to MCASD's Annual Fund. Institutional support for MCASD is provided, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART SAN DIEGO
Founded in 1941, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) is the preeminent contemporary visual arts institution in San Diego County. The Museum’s collection includes more than 4,000 works of art created since 1950. In addition to presenting exhibitions by international contemporary artists, the Museum serves thousands of children and adults annually at its varied education programs, and offers a rich program of film, performance, and lectures. MCASD is a private, nonprofit organization, with 501c3 tax-exempt status; it is supported by generous contributions and grants from MCASD Members and other individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies. Dr. Hugh M. Davies is The David C. Copley Director and CEO at MCASD.
Institutional support for MCASD is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.