Marvelous Movie Mondays: Language of Memory

EPFC | July 16th, 2019

guest curator: Sean J Kenny

Welcome to week three of the July 2019 version of MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS. My selection for this week is, the LANGUAGE OF MEMORY by: Laura Kraning.

“Language of Memory is a hand-processed, optically printed film composed of rayographs of my grandmother’s still negatives from the early 1900’s, strips of her old lace casting abstract patterns on high contrast film, and the overlapping gestures of sewing and splicing film, related techniques historically attributed to women. It is both homage to my grandmother’s creative influence and a deconstruction of memory through fragmentation and the accretion of associations surfacing from the tactile processes of the film’s making. ” LK

You had me at, “strips of her old lace casting abstract patterns…” This film is lace and shadows and rhythm, like pure memory somehow laid down on film.

Sean Kenny
The Pickle Fort Film Collective (Facebook)


Marvelous Movie Mondays: Flick-O-Rama

EPFC | July 4th, 2019

guest curator: Sean J Kenny

HELLOOO film lovers! Welcome to the July version of MARVELOUS MOVIE MONDAYS. I’m pleased as punch to be your host this month. The theme I have chosen is “FLICK-O-RAMA” -an entirely made-up phrase used to describe films that tap-dance across my neurons in such a wonderfully chaotic-yet-rhythmic way that I feel enlivened and hypnotized at the same time. Sometimes I’m forced to my feet to dance in a joyful trance. And I hope you’ll feel the magic too.

The first film of July is Roger Beebe ‘s “TB TX DANCE.”

Roger, “printed directly on the film, taping short pieces of clear leader (26 frames, to be exact) to a regular piece of office paper to feed it through the laser printer.” Thanks Roger Beebe for letting us include this piece. I recommend playing “TB TX DANCE” at high volume. Also, give yourself some space for tribal dancing and-or play along with a percussive instrument. It will take you…somewhere. And, if you enjoy this type of cinema, follow Roger on Vimeo and attend one of his live performances. I LOVE that I can watch this film while zipping across town on the bus, but nothing beats live cinema. See you next Monday with another film.

Sean Kenny
The Pickle Fort Film Collective
Guest Curator