SEVENTH ANNUAL ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM SHORT FILM AND VIDEO FESTIVAL travels to Santa Ana
Come with your lawn chairs and blankets, sit out under the stars and enjoy this free event...
Organized and Juried for the Arizona State University Art Museum by:
Bob Pece, Southern California Filmmaker and John D. Spiak, Arizona State University Art Museum
Arizona State University Art Museum and Rat Powered Films are proud to present a number of short films and videos by artists from around the world. For this one evening, individuals are asked to bring a lawn chair, blanket or anything else they wish to use as a seat and join us on the promendade for this FREE EVENT.
Something about LIZ (*az award)
1. YURIKA ABE
A short documentary about an ASU student who is hearing-impaired.
2. Tetsuji Rocks #2 (MakeitDonalds’)
TETSUJI AONO, Los Angeles, California
Tetsuji Rocks #2 (MakeitDonalds’) satirizes the image of corporate America, particularly major fast-food chain restaurants. It examines the obscure desire of a corporate image who goes wild after business hours, and also incorporates the idea of what sex can sell in American commercial mass media.
3. Dad, I’m Not Gay!
AMANDA BAEHR, Forest Hills, New York
Dad, I'm Not Gay! tells the story of a young woman whose dad is loving, kind, and understanding. Maybe a little TOO understanding.
4. Sneeze Beat
COLIN COOK, Inglewood, California
By sampling video and audio fragments contained within an ordinary sneeze, Cook’s Sneeze Beat seeks to dissect and reorder the involuntary art by imposing a rhythmic structure upon it. Out of this process emerges a collusion of very different visual readings -–what is at first playful and amusing can equally be read as a pointed reference to sickness and seizure.
5. Museum of Dreams
GREGORY GODHARD, Sydney, Australia
A young boy dreams about a pair of mechanical beings. Who are they and what secrets lurk behind their presence?
COURTNEY GRAFF, Culver City, California
Danielle Patrie meets her father Dan Patrie for drinks at the Red Café. She hasn’t seen him since 1984, and their short meeting reminds her why. He’s just as casually bullying, thoughtless and beer-drinking as ever.
7. Two Sense
GROO (JASON van GUMSTER), Richmond, Virginia
This animation is based on the concept of memory, or better stated: memorization. The basic idea is that when someone tries to memorize something the typical methodology is repetition. However, as a person repeats something, the mind tends to wander,allowing one thought to morph into another.
8. I Dreamt of Bombay
GABRIEL LICHSTEIN, Los Angeles, California
When a stranger claims to be his long lost friend, Robert Jones must choose between what he thinks is true and what he knows is right.
9. Hoover Drama
LOWELL JACOBS and JOSEPH RHEAUME, Tempe, Arizona
This short black and white narrative gestures toward the genre of the cold-war espionage thriller. A driving electronic soundtrack created by the artists sets the pace for this 60-second expression of suspense. Visual cues build tension as the checkpoint at the Hoover Dam draws near.
10. Little Red Plane (**LeBlanc Audience Choice Award)
JOEY JONES, Pasadena, California
An animation about a young boy whose imagination takes him on a spiritual journey guided with a gift from his father. This flight of fantasy transports him to an astonishing world where he is given an opportunity to reconcile the past.
RICHARD KOENIG, Kalamazoo, Michigan
A koan is a riddle or question, but one that has no correct answer - it is a paradox to be meditated upon as a way of getting away from pure reason.
JAKE KENNEDY, Manly, Australia
A businessman decides that it can’t be that hard to make a short film and sets out to show people how easy it is.
13. Living on Oak Street
JOHN KORTLANDER, Westerville, Ohio
Living on Oak Street seeks to portray the pain and emptiness of a life left barren by the tragedies of war. Music (and the creative process) serves as a vehicle to sustain a person who has lost everything.
14. This is Jonny
JOHN KORTLANDER, Westerville, Ohio
This short film can be considered a truthful biography of a man whose demographic and social situation preclude his considerable talent from being recognized or exploited. In the foothills of Appalachia, humor and tragedy are not necessarily separate tributaries to the river of life.
15. Ian’s Collections
ELLEN LAKE, Berkeley, California
A whimsical look at Ian and his many unusual, “one-of-a-kind” collections. This engaging documentary celebrates a unique character and his quirky obsession.
16. Me and Billy Bob
JILLIAN McDONALD, Brooklyn, New York
Jillian McDonald and Billy Bob.
17. Gay Boyfriend
RYAN McFAUL, New York, New York
In their debut music video, the "Ukes of Hazzard" want of a guy who can shop all day and cuddle all night. And straight boys need not apply.
RYAN McFAUL, New York, New York
It’s educational! It’s a funny toy! Build Your Own Plastic Hut!
19. SFP (stories for protection) #97
JACOB MELCHI, Los Angeles, California
An excerpt from an ongoing project in which fiction is celebratory, everyday anecdotes seek to alter distant memories, and sometimes those memories are affecting the present tense.
20. Blood Drinkers
RUSTY NAILS, Chicago, Illinois
A 40’s horror movie trailer purposely lost after audiences went insane.
21. Proper Urinal Etiquette (*juror choice award)
KURT NELLIS, Rochester, New York
The unwritten urinal etiquette rules have finally hit the silver screen. Billy, a normal third grade boy, learns what it takes to go to the lavatory with the big boys. You may learn a thing or two yourselves.
22. Three Small Deaths (*juror choice award)
JOSEPH PERAGINE, Atlanta, Georgia
A cartoon about profound change, loss and shock. In the animation, the worst possible nightmare befalls three sets of parents.
MIKK RAND, Estonia
An alien view of what it is to be human.
24. Revolutions Per Minute
ALEX ROPER, Baltimore, Maryland
July 4th 2001: A record player is filled with 1600 firecrackers and rigged to go off as it plays The Star-Spangled Banner.
25. Extreme Bible Stories: ?Don’t dis Elisha!?
WILLIAM ROSS, Seattle, Washington
Bobby, Suzy and their friends find that childish hijinks can have fatal consequences when they make the mistake of teasing the wrong Old Testament Prophet.
26. Santa’s Little Helper (** LeBlanc Audience Choice Award, Honorable Mention)
JASON GRANT SMITH, Valley Village, California
It’s the Christmas holidays. A woman waits at a restaurant for a personal ad date that turns out to be one of Santa’s elves.
27. Terminator Tomatoes
SUZANNE TWINING, Portland, Oregon
A farmer and his daughter get too deep with a crop of genetically modified tomatoes.