Directed by Craig Baldwin (1999). Within days after the release of Contra Costa Countys experimental music group Negativland's parody of U2 and Casey Casem, recording industry giant Island Records descended upon the band with a battery of lawyers intent on erasing the piece from the history of music. This documentary traces this and other intellectual property controversies across the contemporary arts scene. Playful and ironic, Baldwins cut-and-paste collage essay surveys the prospects for an "electronic folk culture" in the midst of an increasingly commodified corporate media landscape. (87 min.) For mature audiences only.
Partnership with the City of Boulder Landmarks Board
Directed by Sam Wainwright Douglas (2010). Socially conscious architect Sam Mockbee encourages university students to cross over into poverty-stricken areas in order to provide shelter for deprived residents. These students attempt to improve communities by caringly practicing architecture as revealed in the philosophy and heart of Auburn Universitys Rural Studio in Hale County, Alabama. (57 min.)
58th Local Filmmakers Showcase
I Will Be Called Lucifer
Directed by Antony Buchanan (2015). Through an off-beat mixture of myth, biography, docu-fable, collage and fantasy, this film is an exploded narrative which converges the many lives of Lucifer with the now-mythic story of filmmaker Kenneth Angers troubled production Lucifer Rising. Featuring a cast of characters portrayed by their personal fantasies, (including Faust as Jimmy Page and a portrayal of Charles Manson by his big-screen hero Dennis Hopper), the stories of Angers doomed production are paralleled by stories of the archetypal scapegoat Azazel, as he crosses centuries and changes identities, inhabiting some of our most ostracized cultural figures. Robert Oppenheimer, the Femme Fatale, Dantes Satan, Marilyn Monroe and others surface under Azazel in an experimental film which explores the consequences of seeking truth in archetypal narratives. (80 min.)
For mature audiences only.
Doriss Sunday Matinee
Directed by Irving Rapper, featuring Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Gladys Cooper, Claude Rains, Mary Wickes (1942). In this ideal vehicle for Bette Davis in her prime, a middle-aged spinster suffers a nervous breakdown at the hands of her domineering mother and is finally liberated by a brief love affair with a man she meets on a cruise after a spell in a sanitarium. The couple never marries, but through happenstance she ends up raising his daughter. Based on the novel by Olive Higgs Prouty. Soundtrack by Max Steiner. (118 min.)
The Wicker Man
Directed by Robin Hardy featuring Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento (U.K.1974). Its mayday on May Day as a devoutly christian police sergeant flies to Summerisle, a Scottish island community with unusually temperate weather to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. He finds himself pitted against the townsfolk, members of a pagan cult. As he witnesses their pagan rituals and fertility rights he begins to believe a human sacrifice is being prepared for. For mature audiences only. (83 min.)
59th Local Filmmakers Showcase
Architects Office Program
Architects Office is a volunteer aleatoric electronics & brass music-making performance project active in Boulder since 1983. In 2014 the Russian music label Monochrome Vision released a CD album of Atchitects Office music from the 1980s. This program features screenings of several collaborations between the collective and filmmakers Stan Brakhage, Paul Lundahl, Joel Haertling and others. A work in progress, I Chris by Anthony Buchanan is also screened. A 14th issue of the underground magazine Zamizdat Trade Journal, a trade journal about self-publishing is released on this occasion.