2007

Chiquitita and The Soft Escape by Michael Robinson

The Elated Anguish Show

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Please join Magic Lantern Cinema in welcoming Chicago-based filmmaker Michael Robinson for a screening of recent work on film and video. Amy Beste of Chicago’s Conversations at the Edge sees Robinson’s work as, “a deft mix of stunning beauty and nervy wit. He combines lush, often optically printed imagery with the electric fuzz of video-games, […]

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Pendulum by Jon Shumway

The Pixilerations Show

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Magic Lantern is pleased to present our second show in a three-week Magic Lantern Blitz (next week: the films of avant-savant Michael Robinson!). This screening is presented as part of Pixilerations [v.4], a new media festival-within-the-FirstWorksProv festival and features a Great Number of Films and Videos by Local and Non-Local Media Makers. For a full […]

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New Maps of the New World

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ROGER BEEBE IN PERSON! SUPER-8 SURPRISES! FREE POPCORN As part of his 55-day East Coast tour, filmmaker/programmer/professor Roger Beebe will be presenting a program of his short films and videos at the Cable Car Cinema in collaboration with Magic Lantern.  Beebe’s films and videos attempt to marry experimental forms with a documentary interest in cinema […]

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Surging Sea of Humanity by Ken Jacobs

The Crowd Show

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Tonight’s films focus on the crowd as a figure and force of modernity, featuring protests and parades, funerals and football. These films chart a progression from 1893 to 2006 and trace how the look, purpose and direction of media have changed along with the crowd. Meditating on the movement of history, this show considers what […]

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Gloria! by Hollis Frampton

The Disappearance Show

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ARTISTS IN PERSON! Presto, change-o!  Ever since the birth of cinema, film has been making things appear, disappear, and transform.  At the turn of the last century, Georges Méliès made women materialize out of thin air, while Louis Lumière captured fleeting moments that otherwise would have been lost to the oblivion of the everyday. From […]

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How to Escape From Stress Boxes by Paper Rad

The Imminent Failure Show

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ARTISTS IN PERSON!  SURPRISES IN STORE! Life is hard.  Being a Video Artist is hard.  The only people who Make It Big are under the age of 23, but they’re doing so many drugs and wearing so much neon they’ll probably all be dead or colorblind by this time tomorrow.  What a drag.  Success is […]

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Madame Winger Makes a Film by Helen Hill

A Tea Party For Helen Hill (1970-2007)

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Magic Lantern presents a memorial screening of the work of animator Helen Hill, who was killed on January 4, in New Orleans. This tragic incident has prompted the creation of numerous tributes and celebrations of Helen’s life and work. A website created after her death states: She was a marvelous and gifted artist, filmmaker, mother, […]

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Un Pont sur la Drina by Xavier Lukomski

Paysages lointains, paysages proches

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After the international success of “La Lanterne magique” (2005’s Gallic kino-gala), vos amis at Magic Lantern are back in cahoots with the tenth annual Providence French Film Festival to bring you “Paysages lointains, paysages proches” (that’s “Landscapes Near and Far,” for you non-French speakers out there). The seven francophone films featured in this remarkably diverse program share an increasingly global concern […]

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01/06 by Mat Brinkman and Xander Marro

The Providence Show

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Run a female artists’ collective, brew your own absinthe, attend an anti-gentrification community board meeting, wheatpaste signs protesting the war(s), and then lose yourself in what may very well be the Last Refuge for the Senses. A new breed of noise/psychedelia has sprung up as the only rational response to an increasingly alienating form of […]

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Hillbilly Hoose-Gow feat. Tom Emerson

The Captivity Show

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The slow and steady slog of winter is painting black lines on your grey suit, ringing your windows with jailbar icicles, and making you shudder at the one-hour of sunlight you’ll have to endure to get from covered indoor space to covered indoor space. Your cellphone ring is a cell door clang and, I know […]

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It’s Not My Memory of It Three Recollected Documents by Julia Meltzer and David Thorne

The Remake Show

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TWO SHOWS: Friday the 19th of January at 7:30 in NYC, NY at 16beavergroup Wednesday the 24th of January at 9:30 in Providence, RI This remake show is not the same old same old re-dressed for 2007. It’s about something different, it’s about how remaking, reframing and revising can lead to reconsiderations and revelations, to […]

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