Atlantic Auteurs #1
Wed, Jun 8, 2016 at 7pm
Experimentation takes many forms in this manic showcase of new short works from Atlantic Canada. NSCAD professor Solomon Nagler premieres skin of the cit-y, a hand-manipulated 16mm work, while his student Yalitsa Riden exploits digital tools to make her HIFF debut with the split-screen sensory experience Death Flame. Danny Boos returns to HIFF with the realist drama Bound – a sharp departure from his earlier experimental work – and Seth Smith’s Wind Through a Tree offers a series of peephole vignettes that evoke a long lost America’s Funniest Home Videos episode no one was ever, ever supposed to see.
SKIN OF THE CIT-Y | Solomon Nagler | 5 minutes
WIND THROUGH A TREE | Seth Smith | 10 minutes
BOUND | Danny Boos | 11 minutes
DEATH FLAME | Yalitsa Riden | 3 minutes
CLIPPED WINGS: on the Fringes of China's Boom | Urs Frei | 22 minutes
SEAN + DEVIN HANGING OUT | Todd Fraser | 2 minutes
A SUICIDE AT THE GUN RANGE | Stephanie Clattenburg | 10 minutes
MAZE | James MacSwain | 9 minutes
A Q+A with the directors will follow the screening.