Screened as part of NZIFF 2004
Hollywood (plus a few non-Hollywood) images are pulled apart and put together again in fiendishly inventive fashion in a selection of experimental works that should entertain any movie lover. Our programme culminates with Virgil Widrich’s thrilling homage to the chase on film, which pilfers footage from Buster Keaton to Indiana Jones and everything in between. — SR
Cowboy and Indian (Raphael Ortiz, USA, 1958, 2 mins), La Sortie (Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Austria, 1998, 6 mins), Lumiere’s Train (Arriving at the Station) (Al Razutis, Canada, 1979, 9mins), Manual (Christophe Girardet, Matthias Müller, Germany/Russia, 2002, 10 mins), Filmarilyn (Paolo Gioli, Italy, 1992, 10 mins), Somewhere (Natasha Spencer, USA, 2002, 3 mins), Chaos Hag II (Courtney Egan, USA, 2001, 1 min), Release (Christophe Girardet, Germany, 1996, 9 mins), Play (Christophe Girardet, Matthias Müller, Germany, 2003, 7 mins), Papillon d’amour (Nicolas Provost, Belgium, 2003, 4 mins), Collage d’Hollywood (Richard Kerr, Canada, 2003, 8 mins), Fast Film (Virgil Widrich, Austria, 2003, 14 mins).