Fly into the Mystery

Date: 21 October 2012 | Season: London Film Festival 2012 | Tags:

Sunday 21 October 2012, at 9pm
London BFI Southbank NFT 3

Laida Lertxundi, A Lax Riddle Unit, Spain-USA, 2011, 6 min
‘In a Los Angeles interior, moving walls for loss. Practicing a song to a loved one. A film of the feminine structuring body.’ (LL)

Beatrice Gibson, Agatha, UK, 2012, 14 min
Strangers in a strange land. As the narrator recounts a dream by composer Cornelius Cardew, the viewer is transported from the hills of Snowdonia to a mental landscape where sci-fi commingles with sexual fantasy.

Lewis Klahr, Well Then There Now, USA, 2011, 11 min
Loosely interpreting a scenario by John Zorn, Klahr uses subconscious logic to weave strands of suspense from collaged images and fragments of voiceover.

Mary Helena Clark, The Plant, USA, 2012, 8 min
‘A film filled with clues and stray transmissions built on the bad geometry of point-of-view shots.’ (MHC)

Janie Geiser, Arbor, USA, 2012, 7 min
The layered imagery of Geiser’s uncanny animations suggest surreal worlds and spectral presences. ‘I was wide awake, in a dream.’

Beatrice Gibson, The Tiger’s Mind, UK, 2012, 20 min
Again referencing Cardew, Gibson’s new project The Tiger’s Mind takes his 1967 text score and applies it to the process of making a collaborative film, for which each contributor assumes the role of a character. The result is an abstract psychodrama and crime thriller set against the backdrop of a modernist house. Commissioned by The Showroom and CAC Bretigny.