The theme of the 2018 program took its name from the documentary that kicked off the weekend: STORYTELLING FOR EARTHLY SURVIVAL. Fabrizio Terranova's film is a portrait of feminist cultural theorist Donna Haraway, whose influential ideas about gender, technology, ecology, and inter-species relations will resonate throughout the festival.
Ecosexual artists and activists Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens appeared in person to share their last feature WATER MAKES US WET, Frederick Wiseman's classic 1974 documentary PRIMATE was presented by Light Industry's Thomas Beard, and Sky Hopinka screened a selection of his experimental, ethnographic short films exploring the languages and landscapes of indigenous people of the Columbia River Valley.
Other highlights of the festival include Ulrike Ottinger's exuberant feminist adventure JOHANNA D'ARC OF MONGOLIA, Polish auteur Agneiska Holland's 2017 genre-bending eco-thriller SPOORS, and David Fenster's feature about the myth of Cabeza de Vaca, OPUNTIA.
Fabrizio Terraova, 2017
Brussels filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova visited Donna Haraway at her home in California, living with her - almost literally...
Mariko Mori, 2013
A short video where artist Mariko Mori elaborates her plans for completing ‘primal rhythm’, a sculptural work in progress in a small bay of miyako island in okinawa...
Frederick Wiseman, 1974
Primate raises questions about the ethical treatment of animals in scientific experiments at the Yerkes Primate...
Isao Takahata, 1994
The Racoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and...
Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens, 2017
With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of...
w/ David Fenster
w/ a short film by Travis Walker, We Danced With the Devil, 2004
A supernatural true story based on the writings of 16th century conquistador-turned-shaman Álvar Núñez Cabeza...
A family's connection to the Texas landscape is explored via a Live Oak Tree in Hemisfair Park.
w/ Sky Hopinka
Sky Hopinka is a Wisconsin-based filmmaker and a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation. His video works explore...
book signing and screening w/ Thomas Beard and Marfa Book Co.
Stan Brakhage (1933 - 2003) was a prolific experimental filmmaker who used the endless possibilities of...
Ulrike Ottinger, 1989
In this tri-lingual epic, Delphine Seyrig plays the elegant ethnographer Lady Windomere, one of seven western...