2006

Outer Space by Peter Tscherkassky

The Hollywood Show

The Cable Car

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SHANAY JHAVERI AND LUTHER PRICE IN PERSON! Glamour! Scandal! Spectacle! As 2006 winds to a close, join the stars of Magic Lantern as we deliver the glitter and sparkle of Hollywood as you’ve never seen it before. Known worldwide for its Formulaic Star Vehicles, Special Effects Blockbusters, and Happy Meal McDonalds Tie-ins, Hollywood is normally […]

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Mood Contrasts by Mary Ellen Bute

The Invisible Hand Animation Extravaganza

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EDIE FAKE, HEATHER HARKINS, ROBY NEWTON, ERIN ROSENTHAL AND NEAL WALSH I N P E R S O N ! In a follow-up to last year’s sell-out show, Magic Lantern’ Jo Dery presents another evening of stellar animation – the Invisible Hand Animation Extravaganza! The “invisible hands” of our featured artists are behind the creation […]

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Europlex by Ursula Biemann and Angela Sanders

The Exception Show

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The exception proves the rule—or so we say. But what about when the exception is the rule? When rules are established in order to be broken? When Law is suspended in an effort to maintain a sense of order? The work in this Exception Show will cross a series of borders, dispense with a range […]

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Blood of the Beast by Georges Franju

The Man and Beast Show

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In the spirit of Halloween and Reckonings With Mortality, we at Magic Lantern have a few pieces of “candy” to drop into your pillowcase/plastic pumpkin. However, before you are treated, you must step inside our makeshift House of Horrors and you must not avert your eyes from the Terrors that await you. There are Five […]

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The Virgin Sacrifice by J.X. Williams

The Peep Show

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FILM ARCHIVIST NOEL LAWRENCE IN PERSON! Just in time for Halloween, film archivist Noel Lawrence flies out from the San Francisco Fog of Doom to present the 16mm films of obscurist cult-mysterioso Commie director J.X. Williams before your unbelieving eyes. Lawrence is point-man for the J.X. Williams Archive and the horned shadow behind the recent […]

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Melter 02 by Takeshi Murata

The Transcendent Show

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2 SCREENINGS IN CHICAGO, Cinema Borealis, 1550 N Milwaukee AveSunday the 1st of October at 8:00 IN PROVIDENCE, RI Cable Car Cinema, 204 S Main Wednesday the 4th of October at 9:30   Close your eyes, picture a soft place, and repeat after me: CINEMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMA. And again: CINEMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMA. Let the lights behind your eyelids form […]

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Last Days by Ben Russell

The Danger Show

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Summer is gone and the trees shall be emptying their branches soon enough, but before you start growing your beard long(er) and digging a(nother) root cellar in anticipation of Cold Days To Come, pause and take a look around you. Do you feel that electric charge in the air? Is your arm hair standing on […]

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By the Lake by Patrick Bokanowski

The Summer Show

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In keeping with kickball leagues, bike rides, dog parks, lying in the grass, tallboys of ‘Gannsett, rasberry bushes at 2am, organic farm shares, and new sleeve tattoos, Magic Lantern adds another item to the list of What Makes Summer in Providence Great. It’s “The Summer Show,” and your beach buddies at the cinema shore have […]

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Black and White Trypps Number Two by Ben Russell

The Psychoacoustic Geographers

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Emotional exiles from the Land of Opportunity, experimental filmmakers Ben Russell and Jonathan Schwartz come to Europe on the first leg of their infinite world tour – equipped with 16mm films, vocal distortion effects and optical sound tracks, these kindred spirits engage in a kino-cartography of the audiovisual contract. Through a combination of psychedelic cinema, […]

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Our Lady of the Sphere by Larry Jordan

The Magic Show

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CURATOR MICHELLE PUETZ IN PERSON! Because “M” is for “May” and “Myth” and “Mekalekahi mekahineyho,” and because that last word is TV Genie-Speak for “Magic” which is shorthand for “Magic Lantern” which is, in turn, Rhode Island slang for “Movie,” your supernatural friends at Magic Lantern have conjured up “The Magic Show” for your wide-open […]

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The Twenty-One Lives of Billy the Kid by Ben Russell

The Mythology Show

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FILMMAKER BEN RUSSELL IN PERSON! Garbed in the finest of linens (cotton) and bathed in radiant green flickering light (fluorescent), Magic Lantern’s Man-Behind-The-Curtain finally steps forward to reveal his own Mad Visions of Our Collective Existence. Steeped in American folklore, psychiatric techniques of the early 20th century, chaos theory, mask rituals, and techniques of synaesthesia, […]

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The Great Art of Knowing by David Gatten

The Silent Show

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FILMMAKER DAVID GATTEN IN PERSON! At long long last, Magic Lantern gives you a reason to take those foam earplugs out and to turn your noise-cancelling headphones off – there won’t be any crying babies or balding men with thick accents swearing into cell phones, and there certainly won’t be any early-80s New Wave bass […]

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My Name is Oona by Gunvor Nelson

The Childhood Show

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The days of basement forts and pet turtles and book reading competitions and nap time and sleepovers and Spiderman birthday cakes and dressing up like princesses and hobos may well be past, but hold on, don’t cry yourself to sleep just yet: Cinema is the make-believe of the present, and your friendly neighbors at Magic […]

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Xualaux by Andy Puls

The Quantum Leaps Show

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Oh Oh Oh! Hello to Mid-March and the Future-Past! Hello to Videos From All Over Time and Space (But Mostly Now)! Hello to Curator/New-Canadian Astria Suparak (IN PERSON)! Hello Oh – Here’s a Description of the Show (You Should Go)! “Quantum leap, a physics term deriving from the mid 1900s indicating significant and swift advances […]

The Other Side by Bill Brown

The Manifest Destiny Show

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FILMMAKER BILL BROWN IN PERSON Hot on the heels of Valentine’s Day, Magic Lantern closes its eyes, spreads out its arms, and waits to open-mouth kiss that cinematic heartthrob you all know as Bill Brown. Sure, he’ll be all dust and sweat from his long wagon train ride east from Detroit, but you can bet […]

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On the Various Nature of Things by Deborah Stratman

The Snowblind Show

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FILMMAKER DEBORAH STRATMAN IN PERSON Fresh from a long trek through the snowcapped mountains of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Western China, ever-itinerant film/video/large-object-maker (and two-time Magic Lantern participant in “The Fear and Anger Show”) Deborah Stratman has at long last snowshoed her way to the craggy peaks of Providence, Rhode Island. Along with the 10lbs […]

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Shoot by Chris Burden

The Gun Show

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Bang! Bang! B-b-b-b-bang! In honor of the New Year, Magic Lantern raises its celluloid pistol towards the sky and fires it repeatedly into the air! Boom! Pop! Popopop! With all the excitement of a fireworks finale, Magic Lantern sets off cinematic explosion after cinematic explosion to deafen your eyes and blind your ears! Welcome 2006, […]

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