Artists' Television Access

Altered Realities

MadCat Film Festival

Friday, September 27, 2002, 8:00 pm, $7

A series of films that take a haunting and humorous look at altered environments. Using optical printing and innovative animation these filmmakers create surreal almost science fiction worlds of a future to come. Abigail Child’s Dark, Dark is an amazing deconstruction of filmic narrative and creates an atmosphere of suspense that rests not on story but technique, as fragments of Hollywood films are eerily rotated and repositioned to create a sinister world of romance and danger. With haunting music by Ennio Morricone. Hatching Beauty by Amy Hicks alters time and motion this cleverly conceived film uses stop-motion, live action and found footage to tell the humorously unsettling story of a single mom as she considers selling her ovum for some extra cash.

Also including Pearce Williams’ Sharp Proofing which uses an unsettling blend of fiction and realism and takes viewers behind closed doors of a psychiatrist’s office. Our animated protagonist reveals her worst fears and phobias in this deadpan and succinctly written animated narrative.

For more info,
MadCat Film Festival
415 436-9523

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