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EVENT

Extremely Young Film Festival (March 1, 2014) Call for Entries!


Dates:
Tue Nov 19, 2013 00:00 - Wed Jan 15, 2014

Location:
Houston, Texas
United States of America

Aurora Picture Show and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston proudly present the inaugural Extremely Young Film Festival, showcasing the innovative talents of youth and teen filmmakers from around the world. Born out of the spirit of Extremely Shorts which features film and video under three minutes long, Extremely Young puts the spotlight on films under three minutes long from makers under 17 years old. Celebrating their artistic, creative and technical strengths and interpretations on the world in which they live, these voices are the future of media expression.


EVENT

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration


Dates:
Sat Jul 17, 2010 00:00 - Mon Jul 12, 2010

Location:
United States of America

Saturday, July 17, 2010
Time: 8PM-11PM
Location: 808 North York Houston, TX ACROSS from Tony Marron Park

Aurora Picture Show partners with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, the Houston area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations, and the Rolling Roadshow for this rare film screening, complete with outdoor 35mm film projection and picnic extravaganza.

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration flashes back to an open-air affair in College Station, Texas, in1974. This extremely rare documentary, available only on 35mm and never commercially released, was shot over the course of three summer days and nights at Willie Nelson’s 2nd annual 4th of July bash. Drunken performers, crazy antics and heartbreakingly good music meld to create an incandescent record of a moment in American musical history. Artists like Waylon Jennings, Wolfman Jack, Leon Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and many more musicians appear as part of this Willie Nelson concert film.

Musical performance as the sun sets. Bring picnics or a few bucks for food from H-Town StrEATS, Banquet Depot, and Lonestar Novelty Ice Cream. Lawn chairs or picnic blankets also recommended to bring along.

Special thanks to Saint Arnold Brewery and 29-95.com. Film print courtesy of American Genre Film Archives. Music curated by SugarHill Studios.

Purchase tickets at www.aurorapictureshow.org.
$10 Non-members, $5 Aurora Members and Bayou Buddies


EVENT

Media Archeology: I Am Curious Remix


Dates:
Fri Sep 17, 2010 00:00 - Tue Jun 08, 2010

I Am Curious Remix
With Potter-Belmar Labs
Friday, September 17, 7PM
Location: Heights Theater, 339 W. 19th Street
FREE Admission


Aurora Picture Show and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts present a media archeological dig right from the heartland of Texas featuring artists including Luke Savisky, Potter Belmar Labs and Graffiti Research Labs. As part of our annual Media Archeology multimedia festival, these artists will host site-specific media events that explore the past and the present through tools that have been manipulated and repurposed such as film, light, sound, and live performance. The second night of the festival will feature Potter Belmar Labs of San Antonio.

In June of 1969, arsonists set fire to Houston's Heights Theater during a run of the controversial film "I am Curious (Yellow)," by Swedish writer/director, Vilgot Sjöman. Live cinema artists Potter-Belmar Labs will investigate this history within the context of late-60s Houston, taking into account the broader censorship movement of the age as well as the phenomenon of reactionary violence in our own time. Potter-Belmar's live cinema performance will center on a remix of Sjoman’s film, exploiting the kaleidoscope shape of the film in their performance.

Special thanks to Sharon & Gus Kopriva and Gallery M Squared for their support of this program

Potter-Belmar Labs is Leslie Raymond and Jason Jay Stevens, collaborating artists since 1999, with internationally exhibited, prize-winning work, in live cinema performance, single-channel video, and installation art. Potter-Belmar Labs specializes in audience-participatory, multimedia spectacles and curiosities. Their work offers means of interaction, like unique switches, sounds and peepholes, and their live cinema performances often involve direct audience participation. For live cinema performance, PBL has appeared at such venues as the Ann Arbor Film festival, Bearded Child Film Festival (Minneapolis, MN). Anitmatter Film Festival (Victoria, BC), Chicago Filmmakers, Craig Baldwin's Other Cinema, and the San Antonio Museum of Art, ans has taken their act on the road for Midwest and West Coast Tours.

Still from "I am Curious (Yellow)


EVENT

Fragments: Filmmaker Darrin Martin in attendance


Dates:
Fri Aug 13, 2010 00:00 - Tue Jun 08, 2010

Fragments

Filmmaker Darrin Martin in Attendance

Friday, August 13, 7PM
Location: DiverseWorks, 1117 East Freeway
$7 Non-members; Aurora members free

For once, we encourage you to bring your cell phones to a screening so that you can participate in an evening of new video performance, as well as solo and collaborative video works from Darrin Martin. Failed utopias, technologic euphoria, roll-playing workshops, hearing loss, the nature of sound, and other actualities often inaccessible to the naked eye are playfully addressed in this presentation by Darrin Martin. Fantasy and delusion through a language of disjointed architectural ruins and sculptural remains fuse with his current research into ubiquitous technologies in a premiere of the video-performance, Fragments. A screening of his most recent solo works and collaborations with Torsten Zenas Burns, an experimental video artist, will precede the performance.

Darrin Martin is a Bay Area artist whose works loosely examine how technologies are used in an attempt to measure and augment our daily perceptions. Martin’s collaborations with Torsten Zenas Burns build diverse speculative fictions around re-imagined educational paradigms. Martin has toured his work nationally and internationally. He occasionally curates screenings and teaches video and media arts at UC Davis.

Photo credit: Still from "Fragments


EVENT

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration


Dates:
Sat Jul 10, 2010 00:00 - Tue Jun 08, 2010

Aurora Picture Show partners with the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, the Houston area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations, and the Rolling Roadshow for this rare film screening, complete with outdoor 35mm film projection and picnic extravaganza.

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Celebration flashes back to an open-air affair in College Station, Texas, in 1974. This extremely rare documentary, available only on 35mm and never commercially released, was shot over the course of three summer days and nights at Willie Nelson’s 2nd annual 4th of July bash. Drunken performers, crazy antics and heartbreakingly good music meld to create an incandescent record of a moment in American musical history. Artists like Waylon Jennings, Wolfman Jack, Leon Russell, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and many more musicians appear as part of this Willie Nelson concert film.

Bring picnics or a few bucks for food from H-Town StrEATS, Banquet Depot, and Lonestar Novelty Ice Cream. Lawn chairs or picnic blankets also recommended to bring along.

Special thanks to Saint Arnold Brewery and 29-95.com. Film print courtesy of American Genre Film Archives.

Purchase tickets at www.aurorapictureshow.org.
$10 Non-members, $5 Aurora Members and Bayou Buddies