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EXPERIMENTA 105 TRIPOLI CANCELLED Dir-Scr Naeem Mohaiemen. Prod Maria-Thalia Carras, Naeem Mohaiemen. With Vassilis Koukalani. Greece-Germany- UK 2017. 95min.  UK Distribution LUX Distribution Acclaimed as one of the must-see works of documenta 14, this is a haunting metaphorical take on the physical and mental isolation of the migrant experience. Inspired by the director’s father’s experience of being trapped in Greece’s Ellinikon Airport without a passport in 1977, the film follows a week in the life of a man who has been living in limbo at an airport for a decade. All promises of movement are ultimately met with stasis in this profound evocation of our epoch of desperate migration. Benjamin Cook + DISINTEGRATION 93-96 Dir Miko Revereza. USA 2017. 5min An essay fi lm about the Filipino American undocumented experience, retracing connections between 1990s home movie nostalgia, post-colonial identity and the disintegration of traditional family models. Total running 100min THU 5 18:30 NFT3 TONSLER PARK DOC FISHING IS NOT DONE ON TUESDAYS ELEGY SAT 14 15:45 NFT3 SURFACE TENSIONS The environment, both natural and built, becomes transferred and layered into moving images that through observation, manipulation and humour, confront purpose and confound expectation. Helen de Witt IN THE WIND Dir Jiang Zhi. China 2016. 16min A man with his burden battles the elements. Again, and again. MERIDIAN PLAIN Dir Laura Kraning. USA 2016. 19min A textural exploration of a distant land that you can never visit is transmitted by a mechanical eye. FISHING IS NOT DONE ON TUESDAYS Dir Lukas Marxt, Marcel Odenbach. Austria-Germany 2017. 15min A mysterious edifi ce is suspended over the Ghanaian coast, between sea and jungle. ELEGY Dir Paul Bush. UK-Switzerland 2017. 6min Ecclesiastical material is made abstract though fi lm and light. SNOW Dir Stuart Pound. UK 2017. 5min A dynamic intervention into the nature documentary creates a different kind of monster. WHAT TIME IS MADE OF Dir Diana Vidrascu. France-Romania 2017. 10min Found footage that inspired the learning of language. RIDE LIKE LIGHTNING, CRASH LIKE THUNDER Dir Fern Silva. USA 2017. 9min A meditation on an idealised American landscape that cannot escape the hand of history. PHANTOM Dir David Leister. UK 2017. 7min Ancient footage of an old tale hauntingly re-emerges. OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE Dir Julia Dogra-Brazell. UK 2017. 2min Mediation though image and sound exploring the means and the end. HIGHVIEW Dir Simon Liu. Hong Kong-UK-USA 2017. 20min Celluloid images dance on screen as vibrant visions emerge and then fade. FILMS TO BREAK PROJECTORS Dir iloobia. UK 2016. 5min. Colourful animated collages of fi lm pay homage to the qualities of 35mm. Total running time 113min SNOW FRI 6 20:45 NFT3 Dir Kevin Jerome Everson. Prod Madeleine Molyneaux, Kevin Jerome Everson. With Sally Barbour, Shaquita Morton, Deborah Tyler. USA 2017. 80min. Sales Picture Palace Pictures A film at the edge of history, about the workers of democracy in America on November 8, 2016. Everson’s unobtrusive observational style divulges the mechanisms behind the operation of Election Day. Filmed at polling stations in Charlottesville, Virginia, we see the mainly African American officials set up, operate the balloting and explain procedures. Filmed on b/w 16mm, the effect is like a dance as voters and officials briefly meet, then part. Among the bitter ironies, what it reveals is the possibility of hope, now dashed. Helen de Witt + HOW CAN I EVER BE LATE Dir Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena N Harold. USA 2017. 5min A real cool recreation of Sly and the Family Stone accompanied by their famous smooth song. Total running 85min


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