Friday, March 8 at 8 PM

Doors 7:30 pm; $5 admission

Lior Shamriz is a film director, visual artist, and musician. His films are essayistic narrations that utilize cinema as performance and the cinematic languages as a process of reflexive documentation. Through his cinema, multi-screens installation, music and participatory performance, he explores and question ideas about society, being and the body (as the “I-Object”). Born in Ashkelon, Israel, he dropped out of the army at nineteen and moved to Tel Aviv, where he began making films and experimenting with computer-generated music and collective art publications. After living a decade in Berlin, he is now based in California. Tonight, we show two works in progress. FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE.

PATRICIA’S MESSAGE (Work in progress) (24 minutes)                                                                                                                   A Canadian woman, dealing with a breakup, travels to Japan. While she passes through a small rural town, a catastrophic chain of events destroys major cities around the world. She grows suspicious when some of the town’s residents reach out. A film by Lior Shamriz and Chloe Griffin.  

THE DESTINO (Proof of concept) (13 minutes)                                                                                                                                       A night of performances at a new art space called El Destino in Los Angeles turns nightmarish after someone ignites a bomb. Members of the community begin to grapple with the loss, in particular of the queer performance artist Abdalla. In this clip, Myrna convinces Roberta to organize an art event at her space Byzantium as a memorial for those who were tragically killed. Esteban is trying to figure out a way to stay in the US now that Abdalla is dead, as they were planning on marrying for greencard. Lydia tries to help Esteban, but he ends up jeopardizing his ambitions as Myrna has a bizarre request.

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