Film Festival

Film Festival

September 23, 2005 7:00 PM - 7:00 AM

iEAR Presents! will host its first-ever Film Festival on Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24, 2005. Co-sponsored by UPAC-Cinema, each evening’s screenings will begin at 7:00 PM and showcase a double feature. Admission each night is $2.50 and the Film Festival is open to the public. Refreshments will be available for purchase. The film schedule is as follows: Friday, September 23, 7 PM
The Yes Men (2003) by The Yes Men www.theyesmen.org The Yes Men, a movie, follows a couple of anti-corporate activist-pranksters as they impersonate World Trade Organization spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world. The Yes Men -- Changing the world one prank at a time. As an added bonus, special guest and “yes man”, Mike Bonanno, will be on hand to introduce the film. (Runtime: 83 minutes. Rated R) Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005) by Miranda July www.meandyoumovie.com Winner of several awards, Me and You and Everyone We Know is a penetrating observation on how people struggle to connect with one another in an isolating and contemporary world. Filmmaker Magazine rated Miranda July #1 in their “25 New Faces of Indie Film” in 2004. (Runtime: 90 minutes. Rated R)

Saturday, September 24, 7 PM
The Time We Killed (2004) by Jennifer Reeves www.harvestworks.org/studio_artist/Jen_reeves.htm Weaving experimental and documentary elements, this film portrays the inner life of a writer unable to leave her apartment on the brink of the US invasion of Iraq. (Runtime: 95 minutes. Unrated) Tarnation (2003) by Jonathan Caouette www.i-saw-tarnation.com Filmmaker Jonathan Caouette’s documentary on growing up with his schizophrenic mother – a mixture of snapshots, Super-8, answering machine messages, video diaries, early short films, and more – culled from 19 years of his life. The film made history when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival as the first feature to be edited completely with Apple’s iMovie software. Executive produced by Gus Van Sant and John Cameron Mitchell. (Runtime: 88 minutes. Unrated)
All films will be shown in the Darrin Communications Center (DCC) auditorium (Room 308), directly behind the RPI Playhouse on 15th Street. Limited street parking, or in the lot behind the Mueller Center. For directions to the RPI campus please access the college website at www.rpi.edu and click on “Visit RPI”. For more information on iEAR Presents! call (518) 276-4829.
iEAR presents! is a series of public performances, exhibitions and lectures featuring pioneering and emerging artists who explore the boundaries of electronic art. Curated by the Arts Department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, iEAR Presents! offers a unique local forum for some of today's most world-renowned electronic media artists. UPAC (Union Programs and Activities Committee) is a collection of student-run clubs (officially sub-committees) with the common purpose of providing the campus community with a variety of entertainment events. Currently, the existing sub-committees are: UPAC Cinema, UPAC Comedy, UPAC Lights, UPAC Sound, Mother's Wine Emporium, UPAC Concerts, and The Union Speakers Forum.
This event is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts. For more information on iEAR Presents! call (518) 276-4829.
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