Experimental Film Society (EFS), in partnership with Filmbase, Dublin, will be presenting a day of contemporary experimental cinema from around the world culminating in the Irish premiere of James Fotopoulos’ feature Dignity (2012).
The work selected for these three programmes is drawn from individuals and collectives that share an affinity with EFS. This affinity might be one of artistic vision, the shared (but varied) belief in a cinema that is personal, free and formally experimental. Or the affinity might be in a similar sense of collectivity, as with the three films proposed by the Latin American experimental film collective Hambre: Casa Circular, Journey To A Land Otherwise Known and Being Cat and the works by Colombian filmmaker Sebastian Wiedemann: Abismo and Waves. The filmmakers might be inspiring figures who have long held a place in our consciousness like Fotopoulos or the Buharov Brothers. Or they might be bright lights that have emerged further along the trail. But in all cases, this work vividly demonstrates the extraordinary richness of possibility that exists in truly alternative cinema today.
This programme is selected by Rouzbeh Rashidi and Maximilian Le Cain. Films from Hambre are curated by Sebastian Wiedemann and Florencia Incarbone. Sincere thanks to all participating artists.
Saturday January 23rd 2016
Tickets available at the door: €7 per programme or €10 for a day pass to all three programmes.
Filmbase, Curved Street , Temple Bar, Dublin 2.