Feb. 13, 2002

American Cinematheque Presents...

Cinemascope/Anamorphic Short Films

Program compiled by Carol Crowe and Andrew P. Crane

Tickets available 30 days in advance.

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Presented in Association with Apollo Cinema

The siren call of the wide open (screen) spaces afforded by CinemaScope and its anamorphic projection has always been tantalizing to filmmakers. We have the younger, more fledgling filmmakers working in this medium here, rather than the Akira Kurosawas and Michael Ciminos more commonly thought to shoot in this ratio. There are comedies, sci-fi, fantasy and drama genres represented to further the diversity and pleasure of this powerful ratio.

Wednesday, February 13 – 7:30 PM

Orlette Ruiz’s "Tango Flush" (10 min.) Ever wonder why the lines are so long outside the ladies room? What are they doing in there? Ruairi Robinson's "Fifty Percent Grey" (3 min.) Award-winning short and selection at Sundance 2002. Sergeant wakes up, alone, with only a wide screen TV for company, in a place designed for him to relax in peace and tranquility, for all eternity... Leif Tilden’s "Big Love" (11 min.) Everything is not what it seems in this very offbeat and quirky comedy about sending the "Kids" off to school. Renaat Coppenns’ "Gabriel" (12 min.) Heaven is not so far away in this interpretation of the life of a biblical character. (12 min.) Jacco Groen’s "The Phoenix" (12 min.) Gripping drama about stolen identities, deals with the dead, and an ego out of control. Catriona McKenzie's "Redfern Beach" (15 min.) Gorgeously shot drama about choosing between money and love. Yves Stening’s "Great Falls" (22 min.) Set in small-town, 1960’s Australia, an evocative, dramatic coming of age story. Eric Anderson’s "Horses on Mars" (8 min.) A microbe takes a 100 million-mile journey in this delightfully quirky thought-provoking gem. Discussion following with filmmakers Orlette Ruiz ("Tango Flush"), Leif Tilden ("Big Love")& Eric Anderson ("Horses on Mars").

*The previously announced "Black Coffee" will not be shown.