Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood
Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

 

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image

Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Oftentimes, experimental film and media makers use photographic archives as both objects (and subjects) in their work. The printed, tangible photograph, is not only a referential visual device, with the ability to call on a historical moment passed, but calls on the viewer to consider the similarities and differences between the mediums themselves. Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image is a program of short films that explores the use of the photograph in various ways: as a visual source, storytelling device, or aesthetic strategy. Presenting work by Stephanie Barber,  Harun Farocki, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Ariana Gerstein, Karø Goldt, and Shelly Silver. (60 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

An Image  - Harun Farocki.jpg

 

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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ACCENTS: Avant-Garde and Artists’ Cinema from Latin America Curated by Mónica Savirón
Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

ACCENTS: Avant-Garde and Artists’ Cinema from Latin America Curated by Mónica Savirón

 Thursday, October 25th, 2018

 

ACCENTS: Avant-Garde and Artists’ Cinema from Latin America

Curated by Mónica Savirón 

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Filmmaker Mónica Savirón shares a selection of works by artists who have raised unique and distinctive voices in Latin America’s avant-garde cinema. From influential feminist film pioneer Narcisa Hirsch to the contemporary celluloid-based portraits of Azucena Losana, ACCENTS provides a kaleidoscopic, intersectional, and multi-lingual approach to cinema. Just as in the work of poet and activist Victoria Santa Cruz, also included in the program, these films connect to ideas of racial and gender equality, memory, and people’s revolution. Screening super-8mm and 16mm films on video, from 1975 to 2018. Presenting work by Valentina Alvarado, Annalisa D. Quagliata, Narcisa Hirsch, Victoria Santa Cruz, Paz Encina, Azucena Losana, Adriana Vila Guevara, and Mónica Savirón.  (55 min) Mónica Savirón in attendance!

Program:

 Trópico Desvaído, by Valentina Alvarado

2016, Venezuela, Super-8mm transferred to video, color, sound, 6 minutes

“Starting from a series of thoughts on the territory, while defining or blurring the borders and terms like traveling and return, I started to film postcards, flashes and/ or blinks of metaphors. These are associations or links that I have with my place of origin, exploring the phenomenon of moving from one place to another, the itinerancies, the hybridization of artistic languages or geographical spaces. The images, filmed in Venezuela and Spain, belong to a brief essay of these round trips where I search for a tension built on the idea of being native and foreign; of living in one place and simultaneously identifying with a different cultural background. I built a topography of the memory where family space, the longing for the homeland, and the reconstruction of new geographies are involved. The result is a personal geography of utopias and affections.” – Valentina Alvarado.

 

A nuestro tiempo, by Annalisa D. Quagliata

2018, Mexico, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 5 minutes

Closer to Our Time is a found footage film that utilizes images from the documentary El Grito (The Scream, Leobardo López Arretche, 1968). The student movement of 1968 in Mexico ended with a State crime that has gone unpunished until this day. The degraded images of the film refer to the old wounds that are still open—the past defining and reaffirming the increasing violence and impunity in the country.” – Annalisa D. Quagliata.

 

Patagonia, by Narcisa Hirsch

1976, Argentina, Super-8mm transferred to video, color, sound, 10 minutes

“Through an amber filter, the camera’s lens approaches the pampas, grasslands, and the faces of natives from the southern end of South America. Photo transparencies and the only soundtrack of the strong, free winds from the area, fading in and out, speak to the stories and mysteries of the region.” – Narcisa Hirsch.

 

Me gritaron negra, by Victoria Santa Cruz

1978, Peru, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 3 minutes

Part of the touring museum exhibition, “Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960-1985”, They Shouted Black at Me documents Santa Cruz’s performance in the recording Victoria—Black and Woman, by theater director Torgeir Wethal. Santa Cruz recites a memory of her girlhood experience of racial discrimination, and the empowerment that came from embracing her blackness. Shouting and repeating confrontational words in Spanish to the rhythm of drums and of her clapping hands, Santa Cruz transcends the imposed devaluation of Afro-Latinos, and transforms situations of oppression into power.

 

Supe que estabas triste, by Paz Encina

2000, Paraguay, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 5 minutes

A rich, multi-layered track of sounds from the exterior world at night comfort the memories in the character’s mind; the subtitles of the film, I Knew You Were Sad, are a dialogue that comes from the past to fill the absences of the present. In the center of the frame, the glass that covers the portrait of an unidentified man and a child mirrors the outside’s moving lights and the summer storm.

 

SP, by Azucena Losana

2015, Brazil/Argentina, Super-8mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 3 minutes

“São Paulo is the biggest, most populated, and dizziest city in South America. Cariocas and Paolistas, always in a hurry between point A and B, look like tropical birds and frenetic ants in the city’s great distances. This film is a busy journey through a beautiful Brazilian beast that cannot help but continuing moving at the rhythm of irregular beats.” – Azucena Losana.

 

El Aleph, by Narcisa Hirsch

2005, Argentina, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 1 minute

Hirsch reads fragments from Borges’s work, her voice fading into silence before the sentences end. “I saw the populous sea, saw dawn and dusk, saw the multitudes of the Americas, saw a silvery spider-web at the center of a black pyramid, saw a broken labyrinth (it was London), saw endless eyes, all very close, studying themselves in me as though in a mirror, saw all the mirrors on the planet (and none of them reflecting me), saw in a rear courtyard on Calle Soler the same tiles I'd seen twenty years before in the entryway of a house in Fray Bentos, saw clusters of grapes, snow, tobacco, veins of metal, water vapor, saw convex equatorial deserts and their every grain of sand, saw a woman in Inverness whom I shall never forget, saw her violent hair, her haughty body, saw a cancer in her breast, saw a circle of dry soil within a sidewalk where there had once been a tree, […] saw simultaneous night and day, […] saw the oblique shadows of ferns on the floor of a greenhouse, saw tigers, pistons, bisons, tides, and armies, saw all the ants on earth, saw a Persian astrolabe, saw in a desk drawer (and the handwriting made me tremble) obscene, incredible, detailed letters that Beatriz had sent Carlos Argentino, […] saw the circulation of my dark blood, saw the coils and springs of love and the alterations of death, saw the Aleph from everywhere at once, […] saw my face and my viscera, saw your face, and I felt dizzy, and I wept, because my eyes had seen that secret, hypothetical object whose name has been usurped by men but which no man has ever truly looked upon: the inconceivable universe.“ – from Jorge Luis Borges’s El Aleph, 1945.

 

Colibrí, by Azucena Losana

2013, Argentina, 8mm transferred to video, color, sound, 7 minutes

For this film, Losana performs live audio equalization. The artist altered the levels of sound to emulate the flutter of a hummingbird from a found, silent film. The sound is provoked by contact microphones attached to the projector running the film at a speed of 5 frames-per-second to show the degradation of the celluloid in detail.

 

Visión Intertropical, by Adriana Vila Guevara

2018, Venezuela/Spain, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 4 minutes

“Contrary to the standardization of a single hegemonic point of view, the center in the tropics is not the whole, but the starting point of a powerful range of visions. Inspired by Olafur Eliasson’s optical device, Viewing Machine (2003), Intertropical Vision is a trip into the core of Brazilian rainforest’s multiple, indomitable condition.” – Adriana Vila Guevara.

 

Addendum:

 

Copia Cero, by Mónica Savirón

2016, Spain / USA, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 5 minutes

Answer Print is made with deteriorated 16mm color stock, and it is meant to disappear over time. Neither hue nor sound has been manipulated in its analog reassembling. The soundtrack combines audio generated by silent double perforated celluloid, the optical tracks from sound films, and the tones produced by each of the filmmaker’s cuts when read by the projector. The shots are based on a 26-frame length: the distance in 16mm films with optical tracks between an image and its sound.

 

Lengua Rota, by Mónica Savirón

2013, Spain / USA, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 3 minutes

Broken Tongue is an ode to the freedom of movement, association, and expression. It pays homage to the diaspora of the different waves of migration, and challenges the way we represent our narratives. It is a search for a renewed consciousness, for reinvention, a “what if”, the formal equivalent of asking a question expressed with a broken tongue—or not so broken after all. Mainly made with images from the January 1st issues of The New York Times since its beginning in 1851 to 2013, Broken Tongue is a heartfelt tribute to avant-garde sound performer Tracie Morris and to her poem Afrika.

 

Approximate running time: 55 minutes.

 With many thanks to Daniela Muttis, Jacqueline Wood, Andrés Denegri, Michael Gott, OTA – Odin Teatret Archives, University of Cincinnati, The Mini, and all the participating artists.

 

 

Also Screening:

Friday, October 26th, 2018 (12:00 PM) @ the University of Cincinnati - Old Chemistry Building (Room  701) (2855 Campus Way, Cincinnati OH 45221). 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

Patagonia_by Narcisa Hirsch, courtesy of the artist.jpg

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Teens)
Oct
27
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Teens)

 Saturday, October 27th, 2018

 

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Stop Motion Focus (Teens)

 

Doors 10:30 AM / Start 11:00 AM

@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for teens. Our special FotoFocus edition of Lil’s aims to teach about the principles of photography and filmmaking by focusing on stop motion animation. The 60-minute program includes work from Sweden, Luxembourg, and Germany. Our “Teens” edition of Lil’s is appropriate for ages 12 and up. Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. Presenting work by Nicki Lindroth, Joan C. Gratz, Kirsten Lepore, Carlo Vogele, and Alejandra Tomei & Alberto Couceiro. (60 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

THe BUrden Niki Lindroth.jpg

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema Curated by Mónica Savirón
Oct
27
3:30 PM15:30

Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema Curated by Mónica Savirón

Saturday, October 27th, 2018 

 

Freedom Over Fear: Susan Stein’s Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema

Curated by Mónica Savirón 

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

At age 17, artist Susan Stein was the workshop coordinator at the London Filmmakers’ Co-operative. In 1979, with Lis Rhodes, Felicity Sparrow, Annabel Nicolson, Tina Keane, Mary-Pat Leece, and Joana Davis, she cofounded Circles, the first feminist distribution network for film, video, and performance. Her 16mm films are driven by a female voice, her own, that speaks up against forced, abusive, fear-based structures. In her work, she examines language in the context of the femme-led writings and political movements of the time, and in contrast with the grainy imagery of her sensitive cinematography. With a precise layering of reworked sequences containing photo collages, newspaper cutouts, poetry, essays, and personal and archival footage, Stein reflects on concepts of female incarceration, invisibility, servitude, and silence. After 30 years working for BBC News as a camerawoman, Stein is coming full-circle with a new film in preparation. This is the first time that her work is shown in the United States. Freedom over Fear is the first retrospective of her avant-garde films. Curated and presented by Mónica Savirón, in attendance! (76 min) 

PROGRAM:


She Said, by Susan Stein

1982, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 27 minutes

“This film is a collage of collected words and references to the seen and unseen work of women, while also developing a rhythm of falling images, which escape out of the cinematic frame. It reverses the light of the film G, moving to a dark and sometimes dense and indistinct landscape. ‘But, am I allowed to, do you think?’, she asks..., and we travel through a mesh of thoughts and references”—Susan Stein.


Between Lines, by Susan Stein

1978, UK, 16mm transferred to video, color, sound, 4 minutes

“The domestic interior is a sort of imprisonment where the she looks out. Venetian blinds make strong, colorful shadows of themselves, while being manipulated. The sound is harsh and aggressive. Both metal and material take on a different aspect and transform into abstraction”—Susan Stein.


G, by Susan Stein

1979, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w, sound, 6 minutes

“This came from many readings of women writers and it is a look at how we write, how we think about writing, and the difficulties encountered with language. A loud and incessant clock ticks noisily and is slightly speeded up, while they keys of a typewriter are hit decisively. This is contrasted with my voice speaking through the English alphabet and attaching words to each letter. The film also uses a pulse of fades to clear celluloid of differing lengths (from 24 frames to 120 frames), giving the film a feeling of disappearance, while the clear aspects light-up the audience's faces”—Susan Stein.


Journey, by Susan Stein

1976, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w with vegetable dye, sound, 4 minutes

“This was my first piecing together after seeing some Kenneth Anger short films and joining the London Filmmaker's Co-operative. The style of repetition of short sequences, determined in part by the soundtrack, was also an exploration of celluloid itself, learning about the medium of film. There is a sort of youthful love element, romantically detached players, never meeting but desiring”—Susan Stein.


Returning, by Susan Stein

1980, UK, 16mm transferred to video, b/w and color, sound, 7 minutes

“The location for Returning was London, as with most of my work, and Derbyshire. There is the sense of the domestic interior as a kind of entrapment as well as a known history. It refers to waiting and expectation, both of the surety of a return and a sort of safety, but also the threat of intrusion. The Cromford interior reflects a mixture of nostalgia and loss of not being able to return to a specific past. Repetition of images and words connect in and out of each other”—Susan Stein. 


Tracks, by Susan Stein

1989, UK, 16mm transferred to video, Color, sound, 28 minutes

“The film is photographic, animated, live-action in parts and has a teacher-mother theme connecting areas of pre-feminism, early contraception, later feminist writings, and class/poverty, particularly in relation to women. It is part a reworking and rewording of individual experiences, and also a reflection of personal and public imagery, re-made and manipulated, layered and textured, while taking a critical look at certain feminist theories”—Susan Stein.

Special thanks to Cinenova, Charlotte Procter, María Palacios Cruz, Maud Jacquin, C. Jacqueline Wood, Michael Gott, and Susan Stein.

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

The Mini - Susan Stein - Between Lines - Courtesy of Susan Stein.jpg

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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The Atomic Café (1982) Directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty
Oct
28
3:30 PM15:30

The Atomic Café (1982) Directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty

 Sunday, October 28th, 2018

 

The Atomic Café (1982)

Directed by Jayne Loader, Kevin Rafferty & Pierce Rafferty

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

The Atomic Café takes viewers on a darkly comic tour of the American psyche during the first fifteen years of the nuclear age. With the benefit of a quarter-century of hindsight, the film artfully juxtaposes various audio and visual primary sources from the 1940’s and 1950’s, such as news reports, military training films, and commercials. This documentary vividly demonstrates the power of archives by using them to expose the US government’s attempts to downplay the horrors of atomic warfare. Moreover, it indicts a public all too eager to believe that World War III would be just a minor inconvenience in the Eisenhower Era’s consumerist idyll. Part of UC Film series Archives in Motion: Film Documents. (88 min)

 

Introduction by Matthew Bauman, PhD Candidate, Dept. of German Studies, University of Cincinnati

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Everybody Street (2013) Directed by Cheryl Dunn
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Everybody Street (2013) Directed by Cheryl Dunn

 Sunday, October 28th, 2018

 

Everybody Street (2013)

Directed by Cheryl Dunn

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary pays tribute to the spirit of street photography through a cinematic exploration of New York City, and captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance and at times immediate danger customary to these artists. The film follows such iconic photographers as Martha Cooper, Jill Freedman, Mary Ellen Mark, Jamel Shabazz, Ricky Powell and Boogie. (84 min)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

good_rat by Boogie.jpg

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Ephemeral Composed by dream tiger - TWO PERFORMANCES
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Ephemeral Composed by dream tiger - TWO PERFORMANCES

 Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Ephemeral

Composed by dream tiger

 

First Performance: Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

Second Performance: Doors 9:00 PM / Start 9:30 PM

Third Performance: Doors 10:15 PM / Start 10:45 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

By request of artist... please dress in monochrome....blues, blue greens, greens...

Liz Wolf (dream tiger) premieres Ephemeral, a new musical composition in the theme of sound perception. A multi-sensory experience to be performed live in 3 movements, with accompanying archival films collaged together and shown in tandem with the performance. The musicians, who will be staggered around the room, may play fragments of the composition in sequence, simultaneously or in contrast thus creating interesting acoustic effects for the audience. (60 min)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood
Oct
21
7:00 PM19:00

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

 Sunday, October 21st, 2018

 

Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image

Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Oftentimes, experimental film and media makers use photographic archives as both objects (and subjects) in their work. The printed, tangible photograph, is not only a referential visual device, with the ability to call on a historical moment passed, but calls on the viewer to consider the similarities and differences between the mediums themselves. Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image is a program of short films that explores the use of the photograph in various ways: as a visual source, storytelling device, or aesthetic strategy. Presenting work by Stephanie Barber,  Harun Farocki, Siegfried A. Fruhauf, Ariana Gerstein, Karø Goldt, and Shelly Silver. (60 min)

 

Also Screening: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 (7:30 PM) - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

An Image  - Harun Farocki.jpg

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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The Green Fog (2017) Directed by Guy Maddin
Oct
21
3:30 PM15:30

The Green Fog (2017) Directed by Guy Maddin

 Sunday, October 21st, 2018

 

The Green Fog (2017)

Directed by Guy Maddin

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

 

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Using footage showcasing San Francisco, The Green Fog is a filmic tribute to the Bay Area in the form of a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. It revisits the close relationship between the city and Hitchcock’s movie through a montage of studio classics, 1950s noir, documentary and experimental films, and 1970s prime-time television. The only original content is the eponymous fog that Maddin has integrated into some of the scenes. Together with a score performed by the Kronos Quartet, the fog adds to the alienating effect of the montage, allowing viewers to engage with the various filmic archives and their mutual associations. Part of the UC Film series Archives in Motion: Film Documents. (63 min)

 

Introduction by Dr. Todd Herzog, Department of German Studies/ Film and Media Studies, University of Cincinnati - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal
Oct
20
3:30 PM15:30

Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

 

Through the Lens of Time (2018)

Directed by Ann Segal

 

Reception 3:30 PM / Start 4:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Through the Lens of Time is the third in a series of video documentaries Ann Segal has produced since 2014 for Fotofocus that delve into the minds of well known Cincinnati image makers. The trilogy began in 2014 with Conversations With Photographers, and was followed by Conversations With Photographers/From Bauhaus to Our House (2016-2018). In Through the Lens of Time Segal shares the experiences and influences that led Segal to pursue a lifelong career in photography interspersed with many images she has created over the years.  “My role as a photographer is to re-imagine stories from the collective memory so that people who see my images might reconnect with their own interior landscapes, memories and yearnings.” (20 min)

 

Ann Segal has been a photographer for over forty years. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School in 1966, she attended the University of Wisconsin  and Boston University, majored in the history of art and received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1970. She managed Cafe DeWitt in Ithaca, NY for several years before moving to the West Coast, studying photography at the Santa Barbara Art Institute while living on a 25 ft Danish sloop. She settled in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years, exhibited her work at Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley, and served on the Art Commission there. In 1993 she returned to Cincinnati, continuing and expanding her commercial photography work until 2006. Since then she has been exhibiting regularly. For Fotofocus 2014 she produced a video called Conversations with Photographers, interviewing six Cincinnati photographers about their life, work and process. The next video in that series, an interview with Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal, premiered in October at Xavier University’s AB Cohen Gallery during Fotofocus 2016. Ann Segal’s work is informed by her life, a decades long practice of yoga and tai chi, a deep connection to the natural world, and a curiosity about the creative process. She currently lives in Clermont County with her husband Jerry Malsh. Ann Segal in attendance!

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Tweens)
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Tweens)

Saturday, October 20th, 2018 

 

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Stop Motion Focus (Tweens)

 

Doors 10:30 AM / Start 11:00 AM

@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. Our special FotoFocus edition of Lil’s aims to teach tweens about the principles of photography and filmmaking by focusing on stop motion animation. The 45-minute program includes work from the UK, Hungary, and Latvia. Our “Tweens” edition of Lil’s is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. Presenting work by Paul Bush, Rhiannon Evans, Péter Vácz, and Evalds Lacis. (45 min) 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

 

24 Frames (2017)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema. (114 min)

 

Introduction by Dr. Elisabeth Hodges, Associate Professor of French at Miami University and Interim Director of the Miami University Humanities Center - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

24 Frames (2017) Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018 

 

24 Frames (2017)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

For what would prove to be his final film, Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami gave himself a challenge: to create a dialogue between his work as a filmmaker and his work as a photographer, bridging the two art forms to which he had dedicated his life. Setting out to reconstruct the moments immediately before and after a photograph is taken, Kiarostami selected twenty-four still images—most of them stark landscapes inhabited only by foraging birds and other wildlife—and digitally animated them into subtly evolving four-and-a-half-minute vignettes, creating a series of poignant studies in movement, perception, and time. A sustained meditation on the process of image making, 24 Frames is a graceful and elegiac farewell from one of the giants of world cinema. (114 min)

 

Introduction by Dr. Elisabeth Hodges, Associate Professor of French at Miami University and Interim Director of the Miami University Humanities Center

 

Also Screening:

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 (7:30 PM) - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal
Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Through the Lens of Time (2018) Directed by Ann Segal

 Sunday, October 14th, 2018

 

Through the Lens of Time (2018)

Directed by Ann Segal

 

Reception 7:00 PM / Start 8:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Through the Lens of Time is the third in a series of video documentaries Ann Segal has produced since 2014 for Fotofocus that delve into the minds of well known Cincinnati image makers. The trilogy began in 2014 with Conversations With Photographers, and was followed by Conversations With Photographers/From Bauhaus to Our House (2016-2018). In Through the Lens of Time Segal shares the experiences and influences that led Segal to pursue a lifelong career in photography interspersed with many images she has created over the years.  “My role as a photographer is to re-imagine stories from the collective memory so that people who see my images might reconnect with their own interior landscapes, memories and yearnings.” (20 min)

 

Ann Segal has been a photographer for over forty years. After graduating from Walnut Hills High School in 1966, she attended the University of Wisconsin  and Boston University, majored in the history of art and received a B.A. in Fine Arts in 1970. She managed Cafe DeWitt in Ithaca, NY for several years before moving to the West Coast, studying photography at the Santa Barbara Art Institute while living on a 25 ft Danish sloop. She settled in the SF Bay Area for fifteen years, exhibited her work at Artisans Gallery in Mill Valley, and served on the Art Commission there. In 1993 she returned to Cincinnati, continuing and expanding her commercial photography work until 2006. Since then she has been exhibiting regularly. For Fotofocus 2014 she produced a video called Conversations with Photographers, interviewing six Cincinnati photographers about their life, work and process. The next video in that series, an interview with Anita Douthat and Cal Kowal, premiered in October at Xavier University’s AB Cohen Gallery during Fotofocus 2016. Ann Segal’s work is informed by her life, a decades long practice of yoga and tai chi, a deep connection to the natural world, and a curiosity about the creative process. She currently lives in Clermont County with her husband Jerry Malsh. Ann Segal in attendance!

 

Also Screening: Saturday, October 20th, 2018 (4:30 PM) - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

 

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A German Youth (Une jeunesse allemande) (2015) Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot
Oct
14
3:30 PM15:30

A German Youth (Une jeunesse allemande) (2015) Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot

 Sunday, October 14th, 2018

 

A German Youth (Une jeunesse allemande) (2015)

Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot

 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

A German Youth tells the story of the Red Army Faction—a revolutionary terrorist group active in West Germany in the 1970s—through its images. The film was produced entirely by editing together pre-existing visual and sound archives, such as television footage, early experimental short films by the first generation of film students in Berlin, as well as documentary and feature films of the time. Focusing on the relationship between aesthetics and politics and seeking out filmmaking’s radical potential, the film engages with the archive and investigates the ways in which its own radical potentials may be actualized today. Part of the UC Film series Archives in Motion: Film Documents. (93 min) (German and French with English subtitles.)

Introduction by Dr. Svea Braeunert, Department of German Studies/ Film and Media Studies, University of Cincinnati - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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The Take Over Chainletter Curated by Kelly Gallagher
Oct
13
3:30 PM15:30

The Take Over Chainletter Curated by Kelly Gallagher

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

 

The Take Over Chainletter

Curated by Kelly Gallagher

 

Doors 3:30 PM / Start 4:00 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

In the spirit of Miranda July's powerful Joanie4Jackie Chainletter Tapes, we bring a new program of contemporary films and videos exploring the auto-biographical, confessional, diaristic, humorous, transgressive, subversive, tactile, tender, loud and quiet aspects of our lived experiences. In the 1998 Cherry Cherry Chainletter, Miranda July wrote: "These tapes have eaten together won races together learned fucking together and now they want to illuminate each other on your TV." The videos in The Take Over Chainletter are now winning races together too and are eager to illuminate each other and their viewers. Together we can make and share our movies with each other. Together we can take over cinema. Presenting work by Spencer Williams, Kelly Gallagher, Carrie Hawks, Desiree Dawn Kapler, Thirza Cuthand, Nazli Dincel, and Vashti Harrison. (72 min)

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Tots)
Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids Stop Motion Focus (Tots)

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 

 

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Stop Motion Focus (Tots)

 

Doors 10:30 AM / Start 11:00 AM

@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. Our special FotoFocus edition of Lil’s aims to teach children about the principles of photography and filmmaking by focusing on stop motion animation. The 30-minute program includes work from the UK, Belgium, and Taiwan. Our “Tots” edition of Lil’s is appropriate for all ages. Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. (30 min) 

 

Presenting work by Kirsten Lepore, PES, Robert Loebel, Hui-ching Tseng, Studio Creature, Steve Boot, and Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar 

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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The Take Over Chainletter Curated by Kelly Gallagher
Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

The Take Over Chainletter Curated by Kelly Gallagher

Thursday, October 11th, 2018 

 

The Take Over Chainletter

Curated by Kelly Gallagher

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

In the spirit of Miranda July's powerful Joanie 4 Jackie Chainletter Tapes, we bring a new program of contemporary films and videos exploring the auto-biographical, confessional, diaristic, humorous, transgressive, subversive, tactile, tender, loud and quiet aspects of our lived experiences. In the 1998 Cherry Cherry Chainletter, Miranda July wrote: "These tapes have eaten together won races together learned fucking together and now they want to illuminate each other on your TV." The videos in The Take Over Chainletter are now winning races together too and are eager to illuminate each other and their viewers. Together we can make and share our movies with each other. Together we can take over cinema. Presenting work by Spencer Williams, Kelly Gallagher, Carrie Hawks, Desiree Dawn Kapler, Thirza Cuthand, Nazli Dincel, and Vashti Harrison. (72 min) Kelly Gallagher in attendance!

 

Also Screening: 

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 (4:00 PM) - Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

 

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Joanie 4 Jackie 4 Ever Curated by Kelly Gallagher
Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Joanie 4 Jackie 4 Ever Curated by Kelly Gallagher

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 

 

Joanie 4 Jackie 4 Ever

Curated by Kelly Gallagher

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Kelly Gallagher presents on the importance and lasting impact of Miranda July’s Joanie 4 Jackie (J4J) project, exploring the original Chainletter Tape series as well as delving into contemporary projects today in which the feminist DIY community-building spirit of J4J lives on. Featuring films by original J4J filmmakers: Ximena Cuevas, Mary Billyou, and Kara Herold. (60 min) Kelly Gallagher in attendance!

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Reception and Conversation with Miranda July: Cinema and the Archive
Oct
7
5:00 PM17:00

Reception and Conversation with Miranda July: Cinema and the Archive

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

 

Reception and Conversation with Miranda July: Cinema and the Archive  

 

Cocktail Reception 5:00 PM / Start 6:00 PM

@ Woodward Theater - 1404 Main St, Cincinnati, OH 45202

 

In 1995, artist, filmmaker, and writer Miranda July started Joanie 4 Jackie (formerly known as Big Miss Moviola), a DIY feminist film distribution system. According to July, “Over eight years I compiled and distributed more than a hundred and fifty movies made by women and girls; I mailed VHS tape compilations via the U.S. Postal Service and drove around the country with a video projector, creating an audience for something I wanted more of.” Recently, The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles acquired the Joanie 4 Jackie archive, which includes videos, documentation, and print materials. FotoFocus and The Mini Microcinema present Miranda July in conversation with Kelly Gallagher (Filmmaker, Curator, and Assistant Professor of Film at Syracuse University, NY) for a conversation on the history and legacy of Joanie 4 Jackie. Introduction by C. Jacqueline Wood, FotoFocus Guest Curator and Director of The Mini Microcinema.

FotoFocus Passport Required

Get Passport Here: http://www.fotofocusbiennial.org/passports/

 

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FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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FotoFocus @ The Mini - Cinema and Archive - Looping Program
Oct
6
to Oct 7

FotoFocus @ The Mini - Cinema and Archive - Looping Program

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

AND

Sunday, October 7th, 2018

 

A selection of work from our month-long screening series, FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive. 

Doors open at least 10 minutes before listed time below. @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

12:00 PM - pure&magicalpussypower: a documentary on Joanie 4 Jackie (2010)

Directed by Vanessa Haroutunian (40 min)

 

1:00 PM - Selections from The Take Over Chainletter - Curated by Kelly Gallagher (45 min)

Full Program Screening: Thursday, October 11, 2018 (7:30 PM)

Saturday, October 13th, 2018 (4:00 PM)

 

2:00 PM - Selections from Still Processing: Photography and the Moving Image

Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood (45 min)

Full Program Screening: Sunday, October 21st, 2018 (7:30 PM)

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 (7:30 PM)

 

3:00 PM - Through the Lens of Time (2018) - Directed by Ann Segal (20 min)

Also Screening: Sunday, October 14, 2018 (8:00 PM)

Saturday, October 20, 2018 (4:30 PM)

 

3:30 PM - memento mori (2012) - Directed by Dan Browne (30 min)

 

4:00 PM - Everybody Street (2013) - Directed by Cheryl Dunn (90 min)

 Also Screening:

Sunday, October 28th, 2018 (7:30 PM)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

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FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit www.FotoFocusBiennial.org

 

Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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pure&magicalpussypower: a documentary on Joanie 4 Jackie (2010) Directed by Vanessa Haroutunian
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

pure&magicalpussypower: a documentary on Joanie 4 Jackie (2010) Directed by Vanessa Haroutunian

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

 

pure&magicalpussypower: a documentary on Joanie 4 Jackie (2010)

Directed by Vanessa Haroutunian

 

Doors 7:00 PM / Start 7:30 PM @ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

pure&magicalpussypower is a documentary about the history and impact of Joanie 4 Jackie, an all women's video chainletter project started by artist and filmmaker Miranda July in the 1990’s. Bard student Vanessa Haroutunian stumbled across Joanie 4 Jackie when it was in a period of repose – a pile of forgotten boxes in a room. Just a few years before Bard students had actively been making Chainletter compilations…but those students had all since graduated. Haroutunian’s excavation of Joanie 4 Jackie became her senior thesis, pure&magicalpussypower: a documentary on Joanie 4 Jackie. She also helped reestablish the J4J Tutorial at Bard, a credited class whose students digitized most of the material that is the basis for the J4J website. (40 min)

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Vanessa Haroutunian received her B.A. in Film & Electronic Arts from Bard College and currently works for the non-profit arts organization Queer|Art. She is a multimedia artist, filmmaker, and producer. She has worked in various production and producing roles on Ira Sachs’s films Love is Strange (2014) and Little Men (2016), Natalia Leite and Alexandra Roxo’s webseries Be Here Nowish (2016) and Katherine Bernard’s short film CRUSH (2016). She has been working closely with Miranda July’s project Joanie4Jackie for the past nine years.

 

Also Screening:

Saturday, October 6th, 2018 (12:00 PM) / Sunday, October 7th, 2018 (12:00 PM)

Free with $5 suggested donation or FotoFocus Passport

 

FotoFocus at "The Mini: Cinema and Archive" is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit
www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Final Friday @ The Mini!
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Final Friday @ The Mini!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Final Friday @ The Mini!

5-8PM

1329 Main St. Cincinnati, OH, 45202

Join us for Final Friday Happy Hour!

Stop by to pick up The Mini’s new OCTOBER schedule, as well as check out the premier of two installations (on view the entire month). Alice Pixley Young’s Flood (2018) and Stephanie Barber’s Nature as a Metaphor for Economic, Emotional and Existential Horror (2016).

FotoFocus will also be on hand promoting the 2018 Biennial and selling passports. Stop by to learn about all of the upcoming special events and happenings. Thank you to FotoFocus for providing refreshments!

FotoFocus at The Mini: Cinema and Archive is a curated exhibition for the 2018 FotoFocus Biennial: Open Archive. Now in its fourth iteration, the Biennial spans over 90 projects at museums, galleries, and universities across Greater Cincinnati; Northern Kentucky; Dayton and Columbus, Ohio; and features more than 400 artists, curators, and educators. The Open Archive theme emphasizes the centrality of photography and lens-based art to modernism, and examines our fundamental need to preserve photographs and to tell stories through their collection, organization, and interpretation. 

For a complete schedule of FotoFocus events or to purchase a FotoFocus Passport, visit www.FotoFocusBiennial.org


Support for this FotoFocus Biennial 2018 exhibition was provided by FotoFocus.

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Queen City Kings (2018)
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Queen City Kings (2018)

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Doors at 7:00 PM, Program at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.


In partnership with King Records Month.

Local musicians and filmmakers Yemi Oyediran, JP Leong & Kayla Waldron, who are also People’s Liberty grantees, have been working on a King Records documentary and concert film for the last three years. 

Join them at The Mini Microcinema as they discuss the challenges of piecing together lost history, tracking down principle figures, capturing stories and collecting images of a music label that closed shop nearly 50 years ago. They will be presenting some edited footage of the in-progress project that will be screening this November.

Free with $5 suggested donation

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Second Sunday on Main
Aug
12
12:00 PM12:00

Second Sunday on Main

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Second Sunday on Main

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

Please visit The Mini Microcinema during Second Sunday on Main, Over-the-Rhine’s oldest street festival! Enjoy live music, delicious food, and cool drinks while perusing the wares of more then 100 vendors. Stop by our booth to participate in a fun animation project and to celebrate a great summer of cinema! (http://secondsundayonmain.org/)

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids
Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids 

Doors at 10:30 AM, Screening at 11:00 AM @ The Mini 1329 Main St. 

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. The screening, which is appropriate for all ages, includes work from all over the world! Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. (30 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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The Cockettes (2002)
Aug
9
7:00 PM19:00

The Cockettes (2002)

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

The Cockettes (2002)

Directed by Bill Weber & David Weissman

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

The rise and fall of San Francisco's legendary theatrical troupe of hippies and drag queens, 1969 - 1972.

 

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Free with $5 suggested donation.

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The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

The Heartbreak Kid (1972)

Directed by Elaine May

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Elaine May provides a counterpoint to Mike Nichols' The Graduate (1968) in this much lauded dark comedy. A young schmuck (Charles Grodin),having just arrived to Miami Beach on his honeymoon, eyes a young wealthy WASP (Cybil Shepherd) and bets that maybe he has a shot at a whole different life. Superlative. (106 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Homage To A Sound And Other Short Films about Jazz
Aug
5
7:00 PM19:00

Homage To A Sound And Other Short Films about Jazz

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Homage To A Sound And Other Short Films about Jazz

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Homage To A Sound: And Other Short Films about Jazz explores jazz through varying genres of the moving image medium. The program includes Homage to a Sound, a short documentary by filmmaker Matthew Davis about photographer Melvin Grier's passion for shooting the musicians who night after night play his favorite style of music. The screening will also include The Cry of Jazz, a 1959 film by director Ed Bland that connects jazz to African-American history. In 2010, the Library of Congress selected The Cry of Jazz for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.  The shorts program will also include work by Kent Lambert, Norman McLaren, and Evelyn Lambart. Curated by C. Jacqueline Wood. (66 minutes)

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FC Roma (2016)
Aug
2
7:00 PM19:00

FC Roma (2016)

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

FC Roma (2016)

Directed by Tomáš Bojar & Rozálie Kohoutová 

Presented by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

This unique documentary with scripted elements chronicles the Czech “FC Roma” football club, whose members have to persuade the other teams in the third league to play against them. The film transforms into an excursion through the various types of everyday Czech xenophobia. The filmmakers’ inconspicuous, observational approach gives a voice to the charismatic coaches, who, with a healthy ironic worldview, comment on a society that gives them virtually no chance. The dialogue of the various protagonists is the most prominent feature of this stirring, yet hopeless sounding documentary. Racism proves to be absurd, often unintentionally comical, but often also chilling. Kohoutová and Bojar’s collaborative project represents a new wave of cinema coming from graduates of Prague’s famous FAMU film school. This “New Czech Cinema” turns a critical yet often (darkly) humorous eye towards contemporary society.  (76 minutes + Preceded by Selected Shorts) Free with $5 suggested donation. 

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

After killing a pedestrian with his car and then dumping the remains, a Tokyo salaryman (Tomorowo Taguchi) falls ill with mysterious symptoms: cold sweats, delirium, a metal spike protruding from his cheek that prevents him from shaving. More patches of metal appear until steadily, limb by limb, he is transformed into Iron Man -- a man-machine hybrid driven by an insatiable appetite for destruction. Thus begins Shinya Tsukamoto’s cryptic, hallucinatory, formally daring Tetsuo: The Iron Man. Produced on a shoestring budget and released to little fanfare, the film has since become an object of cult worship, inviting comparisons to the works of David Lynch and David Cronenberg and influencing generations of anime artists. Equal parts Freudian allegory, cyberpunk social commentary and body horror fever dream, it shows modern man in extremis, destroyed from within by a merciless techno-capitalist social order -- or perhaps, simply, his own desire. (67 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
Jul
29
7:00 PM19:00

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Ellen Burstyn personally recruited upstart Martin Scorsese to direct this spirited plunge into the life of Alice - a young widow who needs to get out of town and find a new life. She and her son land in Arizona, where she works as a waitress in a (very entertaining) diner, moonlights as a (less that great) lounge singer, and finds relief in the sensitive embrace of Kris Kristofferson. Life is tough. (112 minutes)

 

Free with $5 suggested donation.

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Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids
Jul
28
10:30 AM10:30

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Lil’s + Lils - Films for Kids 

Doors at 10:30 AM, Screening at 11:00 AM @ The Mini 1329 Main St. 

 

The Mini Microcinema presents a selection of short animated films for children. The screening, which is appropriate for all ages, includes work from all over the world! Arrive early to enjoy free Lil’s Bagels and coffee from Iris Book Cafe. (30 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle) (2016)
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle) (2016)

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

La Selva Negra (The Modern Jungle) (2016)

Directed by Charles Fairbanks and Saul Kak

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

The Modern Jungle is a portrait of globalization filtered through the fever dream of a Mexican shaman, don Juan, who falls under the spell of a pyramid-scheme-marketed nutritional supplement. Juan’s neighbor Carmen lives simply, in harmony with the land her martyred husband paid for with his life. The Modern Jungle documents their struggles and encounters with outside forces: from capitalism and commodity fetish, to the culture of cinema, and the directors of this film. The Modern Jungle is made by Charles Fairbanks (USA) and Saul Kak (Mexico). Kak is an internationally acclaimed painter, poet, native speaker of Zoque and activist for his people. Fairbanks's short films have been awarded at Ann Arbor, Atlanta, and CPH:DOX, and have shown on POV and at Anthology Film Archives, Slamdance, Visions du Réel, and over 100 other festivals. For this project Fairbanks received support from the Guggenheim Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and the Wexner Art Center's Film/Video Studio Program. (71 minutes)

 

Filmmaker Charles Fairbanks in attendance!

 

Free with $5 suggested donation. 

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Claiming Open Spaces (1995)
Jul
24
7:00 PM19:00

Claiming Open Spaces (1995)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Claiming Open Spaces (1995)

Directed by Austin Allen

Co-presented with VIBE (Voices in the Built Environment)

Doors at 7:00 PM, Screening at 7:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Claiming Open Spaces explores African-American culture as it clashes with the design of the modern American city. The film includes a comprehensive section on New Orleans--the vital place of historical significance that this city holds, and its role in continuing African American tradition and culture. The film is both a critical examination of the design and histories of American urban open space, as well as a celebration of leisure, recreation and resistance. "A celebration of Black culture, the sort of positive portrait that Blacks deserve and seldom receive… a compelling, thoroughly researched production."

(Columbus Dispatch) "Austin Allen's documentary takes a controversial stance: that African American's conception of open space is different from that of the mostly white civic authorities who have closed public parks in recent years, denying blacks a vital gathering place… In building his case, Allen creates a fascinating history of Black America.” (The East Bay Express)

(87 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation. Discussion to follow.

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Personal Problems (1980)
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Personal Problems (1980)

Sunday, July 22nd, 2018

Personal Problems (1980)

Directed by Bill Gunn

Co-Presented with Black Folks Make Movies

Doors at 6:00 PM, Screening at 6:30 PM

@ The Mini Microcinema - 1329 Main St.

 

Personal Problems is an entirely African American-conceived and produced ensemble drama. The film is a collaboration of a pair of pioneering Black artists: writer Ishmael Reed and filmmaker Bill Gunn, who wrote and directed the underground classic Ganja & Hess and wrote the screenplay for Hal Ashby's The Landlord. Originally intended to air on public television in 1980, Personal Problems went unseen for many years, but has recently been restored from the original tapes.

(165 minutes) Free with $5 suggested donation.

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House and Home
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

House and Home

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

House and Home

A Series of Short Films About Architecture and Place

Doors at 6:30, Screening at 7:00 PM

@ The Contemporary Arts Center (44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202)

 

The Mini Microcinema has teamed up with the Contemporary Arts Center to present House and Home: A Series of Short Films About Architecture and Place. The screening, which will take place in the CAC's Black Box performance space, is curated by The Mini’s Director C. Jacqueline Wood. The program includes short films of varying genres that examine architecture's relationship to the meaning of home.  House and Home includes moving image work by Peter Greenaway, Kara Blake, Ezra Wube, John Smith, and Rhayne Vermette(70 minutes) 

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