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    2018 Festival Programs


    Program 1

    Mary Beams, Paul Revere is Here, 1976
    Mengxi Yang, Ai Can, 2018
    Larry Cuba, Calculated Movements, 1985
    Takeshi Murata, Donuts, 2018
    Jon Rafman, Dream Journal #2 (excerpt), 2018
    Cheng-Hsu Chung, Adorable, 2018
    Lisze Bechtold, Moon Breath Beat, 1980
    Dane Picard, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are George, 1992
    Lucy Raven, The Deccan Trap, 2015
    James JA Mercer, Landfill, 2014


    Program 2

    Oliver Laric, Betweenness, 2018
    Maureen Selwood, This is Just to Say: A Poem and a Reply, 1987
    Theo Chin, Pinakothek, 2018
    Barry Doupé, Bubble Boing, 2017
    Faith Hubley, Tall Time Tales, 1992
    Monique Renault, A La Votre, 1973
    Naoyuki Tsuji, Fragments, 2016 (only screening in Chicago and New York)
    Matthew Thurber, Ecto Petrol Patrol, 2018
    Maria Lassnig, The Ballad of Maria Lassnig, 1992
    Sebastian Buerkner, Tosse Not My Soule, 2015


    2018 Festival Guest: Naoyuki Tsuji

    Tsuji will present a program of his work at REDCAT Theater in LA on Nov. 3rd, 8:30pm.

    Eyeworks is pleased to present the first comprehensive screening of Naoyuki Tsuji’s films in Los Angeles. The filmmkaer will be in attendance for a discussion and Q&A following the screening.

    Working with a distinctive drawn-and-erase technique, Tsuji's dreamlike films are a moody blend of myth, fantasy, and horror. Evoking Deren, Kentridge, and Miyazaki, his work moves with a vaporous fluidity, depicting scenarios that are simultaneously mesmerizing and unsettling. A schoolboy inhales a drawing, and is transformed into a cloud that consumes his classmates. A woman in a car crash is awakened by licks from the moon. A mystical mirror reveals a sinister vision of anything it reflects. Tsuji's films are filled with transformations of bodies, dreamy violence, dark eroticism, and an elegant drifting logic all their own.

    Naoyuki Tsuji (1972, Shizuoka Prefecture) graduated from Toyko Zokei University in 1995. His work has been presented at the Image Forum Festival, Hiroshima International Animation Festival, Media City Film Festival, Images Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Ottowa International Animation Festival.

    Screening program:

    A Feather Stare at the Dark, 2003
    Looking at a Cloud, 2005
    Children of Shadows, 2006
    The Place Where We Were, 2008
    Zephyr, 2009
    Fragments, 2016
    Mountain, 2017 

    All of Naoyuki Tsuji's work will be shown on 16mm


    Trailer credits:
    Barry Doupé, Bubble Boing; Mary Beams, Paul Revere Is Here; Maria Lassnig, The Ballad of Maria Lassnig; Mengxi Yang, Ai Can; James Mercer, Landfill; Dane Picard, Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are George; Sebastian Buerkner, Tosse Not My Soule; Naoyuki Tsuji, Fragments; Faith Hubley, Tall Time Tales; Takeshi Murata, Donuts; Oliver Laric, Betweenness; Larry Cuba, Calculated Movements; Matthew Thurber, Ecto Petrol Patrol; Lucy Raven, The Deccan Trap; Theo Chin, Pinakothek; Cheng-Hsu Chung, Adorable