Oct. 25-28, 2001

American Cinematheque Presents...

RES FEST

 

Egyptian Theatre Historic Tours!

ResFest is produced by RES Media Group, publishers of RES Magazine and online entertainment network, RES.com.

Jonathan Wells, Festival Director; John Scalise, Festival Director; John Turk, Managing Director; Colin Metcalf, Art Director.

All tickets are $10. Sorry, no member price.

Tickets available 30 days in advance.

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RESFEST: A Global Digital Festival Exploring the Dynamic Interplay of Film, Art, Music, Design and More.

2001 marks the 5th anniversary of RESFEST and, to celebrate, the annual touring film festival has expanded to include five distinct shorts programs, plus additional new programming. RESFEST is an annual traveling celebration of innovative digital entertainment that showcases the year’s best short films, feature films, music videos and animation in a multi-media environment. Visit www.resfest.com for complete programming schedules and special events

 

Thursday October 25 -- 8:00 PM

RESFEST SHORTS #1: ALTERED STATES: (80 min.) This dynamic collection of shorts explores going to heaven, falling to earth or visiting otherworldly states in between. Program includes new work from RESFEST alums Rodney Ascher, Run Wrake, Bryan Boyce and Mark Osborne, as well as Virgil Widrich’s award-winning "Copy Shop" and the world premiere of Ajay Sahgal’s "It’s a Shame About Ray," featuring Robert Forster, Eric Stoltz and Garry Marshall. There will be an after party in the Egyptian courtyard. Tickets $10.

Friday October 26

5:00-6:30 PM: DV Filmmakers Editing Seminar (FREE) Presented by DVcreators.net

 This 90 minute session will explore the process of storytelling with a low cost, Final Cut Pro-based digital editing system from log & capture through advanced editing tools and techniques. Options for special effects and professional audio editing will also be covered.

 

6:30-8:00 PM DV Cinematographers Seminar (FREE)

Presented by DVcreators.net and Canon

This 90 minute session will explore the art of shooting cinematic projects on DV. Camcorder operation and aesthetics, lighting, location audio, and using depth-of-field, filters and other accessories to achieve a cinematic look will be explored.

 

8:30 PM RESFEST SHORTS #3: HIGH RISK

(77 min.) Strange neighbors, deception and unruly animals pervade this series of intelligent shorts laced with dark humor. Highlights include Dan Loflin’s "Delusions in Modern Primitivism" and the U.S. premieres of Toby Dye’s "I Hate My Neighbor and I Want Him to Die" and Suzie Templeton’s beautifully animated "Dog." Tickets $10.

 

10:30 PM CINEMA ELECTRONICA

(72 min.) Making a return appearance is our perennial sell-out program of innovative music videos, CINEMA ELECTRONICA. Among the featured artists are Gorillaz, Orbital, Amon Tobin and Radiohead, plus Traktor’s video for Fatboy Slim’s "Ya Mama," screened here for the first time in the U.S. There will be an after party at a different location. (repeated on 10/28 at noon). Tickets: $10.


Saturday October 27
12:00-1:30PM
Future of Filmmaking panel

Sponsored by Panasonic

Back again this year is the celebrated Future of Filmmaking Panel Series, bringing together top figures from the worlds of film, broadcast design, visual effects, Internet cinema and computer animation. Adamantly rejecting the corporate-oriented, yawn-inducing pontificating heard at trade shows, the RESFEST Panel Series brings together artists showcased in the festival to trade ideas, share tips and compare notes. The emphasis is always on getting down to the nuts-and-bolts information that will inspire other artists. Tickets $10.

 

Saturday October 27: 5:00 PM RESFEST SHORTS #2: HUMAN NATURE

(78 min.) Friendship, loss and love are explored in this riveting program of story-driven shorts in which people discover unique relationships, some close — with the neighborhood gardener, for example — and others stretched across remote regions. Program includes new work from RESFEST alum Joan Raspo, as well as Ari Gold’s Student Oscar-winning "Helicopter" and David Kartch’s farcical "Zen and the Art of Landscaping." Tickets $10.

 

7:00 PM RESFEST SHORTS #5: DIRECTORS CLUB

(87 min.) The members in this select group of music video directors have developed highly personal styles in their innumerable videos, commercials and forthcoming feature films. With this program, RESFEST offers viewers a chance to see rarely screened short films by artists such as Michel Gondry, Floria Sigismondi, Tomato, Hammer & Tongs and Mike Mills. Tickets $10.


9:00 PM FEATURE: SCRATCH

(84 min.) Doug Pray’s exhilarating film, "SCRATCH," traces the exciting creation of turntablism through interviews and performances by the DJs that gave birth to this hip-hop movement and who continue to reinvent the format. A few of the charismatic figures featured include Q-Bert, DJ Shadow, MixMaster Mike, Cut Chemist, among a host of others. Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times called the film "Vibrant...hilarious and compelling." "SCRATCH" premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. A party will follow at a different location. Tickets $10.


Sunday October 28:

12:00-1:30 PM OPENERS 01: THE STATE OF THE ART OF FILM TITLES

(90 min.) OPENERS 01 is an all new program celebrating the best title sequences of 2000 and 2001. As the first event devoted to contemporary titles and their creators, OPENERS 01 showcases international achievements in concept, editing, typography, sound design and technical innovation. Produced and curated by David Peters, Ken Coupland and Dav Rauch of DesignFilms, San Francisco. Projected in their original digital video format, the titles will be presented without commentary. Tickets $10.

 

5:00 PM CINEMA ELECTRONICA: (72 min.) Repeated from 10/26. See above for description.

 

6:30 PM RESFEST SHORTS #4: BY DESIGN: (77 min.) Cross graphic design with filmmaking and, if you’re lucky, the result will resemble the stunning shorts in this program, which includes new work from Johnny Hardstaff, Trollbäck & Company and Richard Fenwick, as well as the collaborative Infinity Project co-produced by Belief and RES. Tickets $10.

 

 8:30 PM FEATURE: BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE

(53 min.) Japan’s first fully-digital-animated-feature film, Manga Entertainment’s "BLOOD: THE LAST VAMPIRE" was created by acclaimed anime genius Mamoru Oshii, known for the all-time classic "Ghost in the Shell." This fast-paced, frightening tale of a young vampire slayer is composed of images that are extraordinarily lifelike. The New York Times calls "BLOOD" "a movie that seems destined for cult status." "Hauntingly beautiful," raves TV Guide. Tickets $10