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Arena Project Space, November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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AFW Screening: Joyce Weiland – Shorts
November 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Arena Project Space
2 Kerr St
Fitzroy, VIC 3065 Australia
(03) 9416 0232
Dripping Water (1969) USA, 10 mins
An exercise in the “experience of duration as a ‘concrete’ dimension of cinema” involving a white plate and dripping water.
Rat Life and Diet in North America (1973) Canada,16 mins
A political satire by Canadian ‘structuralist’ filmmaker, Joyce Wieland, in which rats play political prisoners, and cats their captors. The rats escape to Canada and take up organic gardening but the C.I.A. intervenes and Canada is invaded.
Cat Compilation (1965-69) USA, 28 mins
A compilation of five short cat-centred films originally assembled for the Intercat Film Festival, including: ‘Minnaloushe’ by Andrew Sugerman; ‘Meeoow’ by Joan Shulof and John Bollinger; ‘Cat Film for Ursula’ by Standish Lawder; ‘Fishes in Screaming Water’ by Pola Chapelle; and Canadian Joyce Wieland’s structural film ‘Catfood’ (1968).
16mm prints courtesy of the NFSA
This screening is part of the:
AFW SCREENING SOCIETY PROGRAM 2017
$20 three-month membership (3 consecutive screenings)
$60 annual membership (10 screenings)