LO FI LANDSCAPES: FILMS BY BILL BROWN AND THOMAS COMERFORD
A touring program with the filmmakers in-person which occurred in May and June 2002.
• The CINEMA OBSCURA series by Thomas Comerford:
DÉPART 2000 6 mins - Homage to Louis Lumiére’s Arrivée and the railroad.
FEY EYES PIN HOLES DRUMS HUM 1999 14 mins - This new cinema is created with a pinhole camera and found/homemade noise machines.
FIGURES IN THE LANDSCAPE 2002 11 mins - The relationship of the human figure to the “new” suburban, monumental sprawl landscapes of Schaumburg, IL.
ILLA CAMERA OBSCVRA 2001 12 mins - The “camera obscura”--the “dark room”--as metaphor for cinema and as site for shifts in perception and understanding perception.
• CONFEDERATION PARK 1999 32 mins mins Bill Brown- A movie about bad weather, terrorist bombers, and the way stuff holds together even when you don't expect it to.
• BUFFALO COMMON 2001 23 mins Bill Brown - As the former missile silos in North Dakota are blown up, peace activists, retired wheat farmers, air force officers, and demolition derby drivers all stake claim to the state's widescreen landscape and the story that it tells.
* All films are 16mm with optical sound.
May 23, Red Eye Cinema, Minneapolis, MN
May 24, Bamboo Cinema, Milwaukee, WI
May 31, University of Chicago Experimental Film Club, IL
June 1, Discount Cinema, Cinema Borealis, Chicago, IL
June 3, Detroit Film Coalition, Broadway Theatre, Detroit, MI
June 4, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
June 5, Outdoor Cinema (aka, David Gatten’s backyard), Ithaca, NY
June 6, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
June 7, Squeaky Wheel, Buffalo, NY
June 9, Bright Rectangle, Easthampton, MA
June 10, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
June 11, Robert Beck Memorial Cinema, Collective Unconscious Theatre, NYC
June 13, Berwick Research Institute, Boston, MA
June 14, Outdoor Screening, Art Garden, Philadelphia, PA
June 15, Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD
June 16, Cinema Lounge, Prince Music Theatre, Philadelphia, PA
June 17, Outdoor Screening, Norfolk, VA
June 18, PS 211 at the Wherehouse, Winston-Salem, NC
June 19, Durham Association of Downtown Arts, The Ringside, Durham, NC
June 20, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA
June 22, Starkville 12, Starkville, MS
June 25, Pilot Light, Knoxville, TN
June 27, Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
June 28, Eyedrum, Atlanta, GA