Magic at Rooftop Films this Summer

I’m excited that Magic for Beginners will screen as part of the 2011 Rooftop Films Summer Series. Movies seen outside = exhilaration!

More details to come but for now I know the video will screen as part of the “Trapped in the Machine” short film program, films in which “Nothing is at it seems, in a world of dreams, trust, deception, and resurrection” and it will most likely be on August 5.

I will be in attendance, see you in Brooklyn!

Overkill Award at Images!

I’ve just learned that Magic for Beginners won the Overkill Award at the Images Festival in Toronto. What an honor!

This overkill award was established by the Images Festival in 2000 to
honour former Executive Director Deirdre Logue, (1996 through 1999
festivals) and is presented annually to a film, video or installation
artist whose work approaches extremes of incorrigibility through form
and/or content and challenges our notions of edgy, experimental
practice.

Some nice blogging about the festival and Magic for Beginners

http://www.eyeweekly.com/film/feature/article/113452

http://www.nowtoronto.com/movies/story.cfm?content=179924

http://www.blogto.com/film/2011/03/5_films_to_watch_at_the_images_festival/

Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

I am screening Somewhere only we know new Experimental Program of the Minneaoplis St. Paul International Film Festival, Friday April 29, 7:00.

The program looks amazing and I’m honored to be included. Plus afterward there will be a panel discussion with some seriously great people, including Hisham Bizri (Filmmaker, UMN Professor), Lynn Lukkas (Artist, UMN Professor), Sally Dixon (Avant-Garde Film Curator), and moderated by Anna Henson (Filmmaker, Programmer).