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Shorts 8: Discursive Proclivities (Experimental)


  Australia, France, Thailand, United States     84 minutes


This program of experimental films challenges the conventional concepts of fiction and documentary filmmaking and expands the medium in formally exciting and boldly innovative ways.

Panta Rhei (U.S.) probes and explores abstract plains of color and light. Two beings converse via text, a cyborg monkey finds a new family, and all the while the world burns in Polycephaly in D (U.S.). Waves crash, a conversation is skewed, and time seems to repeat itself eternally in One Thousand and One Attempts to Be an Ocean (France). An artist explores and interprets the body in Squish! (Thailand). Blind Body (Australia) offers a delicate, empathic portrait of a survivor of the Khmer Rouge who is now visually impaired. Shadow of Paradise (U.S.) uses digital and analog techniques to distort—and ultimately give new meaning to—photographs and film footage of an Iraqi family.

Featuring works by Allison Chhorn, Kwa, Michael Robinson, Tulapop Saenjaroen, Sahar al-Sawaf and Thomas Helman, and Wang Yuyan.

Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Mon, Oct 18 @ 8:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Special Guests*: Director Kwa (Panta Rhei)
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm in the United States.

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