Third Annual Migrating Forms Festival

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Migrating Forms returns this week with its third annual festival, running Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 29th at Anthology Film Archives in New York. Nellie Killian and Kevin McGarry have selected new work by more than 48 artists representing a broad spectrum of contemporary film and video practices, retrospective screenings, and special guest curated programs. Here are a few highlights to look forward to:


Friday, May 20, 2011 at 8:30 PM
Popular Unrest (60 min., Canada/UK/USA 2010) dir. Melanie Gilligan

Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 3:45 PM
Group Program 1
The Yellow Bank (30 min., USA/China, 2010) dir. J.P. Sniadecki
Tokyo-Ebisu (5 min., Japan, 2010) dir. Tomonari Nishikawa
Track One (2 min., Taiwan/USA, 2011) dir. eteam
In the Absence of Light, Darkness Prevails (14 min., USA/Brazil, 2010) dir. Fern Silva

Saturday, May 21, 2011 at 8:30 PM
Holidays in the Sun: Cynthia Maughan (70 min.) dir. Cynthia Maughan

Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 9:15 PM
Group Program 4
The Writer in Residence (3 min., UK, 2010) dir. Stephen Sutcliffe
Art Tape: Live With / Think About (3 min., USA, 2011) dir. Michael Bell-Smith
I, Popeye (6 min., USA, 2010) dir. Takeshi Murata
Your Life/Your Language (7 min., USA, 2010) dir. Jacob Ciocci
The Galactic Pot Healer (9 min., USA, 2010) dir. Shana Moulton
The Artist (10 min., UK, 2010) dir. Laure Prouvost
Versions (9 min., Germany, 2011) dir. Oliver Laric

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 9:15 PM
The Art of the Supercut (40 min., video)
Re-edit master and pop culture parser Rich Juzwiak (fourfour.typepad.com, VH1) presents a program of his influences and favorites. Followed by a screening of Curt Hanks epic Star Wars: Chewbacca Supercut

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM
Tube Time
Tube Time, the festival’s long-running online found video showcase, trades its tournament format for topical visual culture selections chosen by bloggers from Teenage, Toys and Techniques, and Unchanging Window.

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 4:45 PM
Group Program 6
The Green and the Blue (14 min., USA, 2010) dir. Benjamin Schultz-Figueroa
Horizon Line (1 min., USA, 2009) dir. Katherin McInnis
Threshold (1 min., USA, 2010) dir. Katherin McInnis
Last Resort (2 min., USA, 2010) dir. Katherin McInnis
East Wind (10 min., China, 2011) dir. Cao Fei
Meer (4 min., USA, 2010) dir. Robert Todd
Inaudible (4 min., USA, 2006/2010) dir. Jenny Perlin
Leads (6 min., USA, 2009) dir. Jenny Perlin
Shadow Life (10 min., China, 2011) dir. Cao Fei
Servants of Mercy (14 min., USA, 2010) dir. Fern Silva