What: MadCat Womenıs International Film Festival Tour. Program: GOTTA GET
IT: Passions and obsessions are revealed through documentary, animation and
experimental short films from around the world.
When: Saturday, May 22, 8pm AND Sunday, May 23, 3pm. Tix $5!
Where: Aurora Picture Show, Houston TX
Location: 800 Aurora Street
MadCat is Curated by Ariella Ben-Dov who will be in attendance to introduce
the show and answer questions.
Founded in 1996, the MadCat Womenıs International Film Festival is a forum
that highlights avant-garde films and videos by women directors. MadCat
focus on work that challenges the use of sound and image and explores
notions of visual storytelling. MadCatıs only parameters are that the work
display excellence in the medium and that all films and videos be directed
GOTTA GET IT
Passions and obsessions are revealed through documentary, animation and
experimental short films and videos.
The F.E.D.S Jennifer Drummond
2002 6:20 min Color MiniDV US
Under the fluorescent lights and piped-in ³muzak² of a grocery store, the
³Food Education Demo Specialists² (F.E.D.S.) struggle to keep their perky
attitudes intact. From aggravating customer habits to agoraphobic fantasies,
each F.E.D.S. gives an insider's look into the job of "slinging samples.²
The Margeaux Cartoon Beth Warshafsky
1987 55 sec Color MiniDV US
A simple depiction of a childıs needs.
Murmur Kate Mattews
2002 7:26 min Color MiniDV Australia
This simple and ³heart-wrenching² animation depicts a man who has a problem
with his ticker.
Bitter Tamara Tracz
2002 3:30 min Color 16mm US
This comic/tragic sing-along tells the story of one womanıs desire to be
understood by the people she loves. Tracz incorporates live action and
animation to create a musical glimpse at late-20s angst!
Bingo Ladies Tami Wilson
2002 19 min Color 16mm Canada
Set amidst the smoky din and blue-haired haze of Vancouverıs gaming halls
and local community centers, Bingo Ladies meets up with two dedicated
daubers for a closer look at this simple, yet pervasive, game of chance. The
results are both comical and sobering, and reveal the inherent
contradictions in a community-based, charity driven industry that
capitalizes on the alienation and desperation of its players.
Wipe Your Mouth Meg Mingione
2002 2 min Color MiniDV US
Wipe Your Mouth is a brief video about control.
Kateıs Sole Excess Carolyn Kaylor
2002 8 min Color 16mm US
A film about a woman obsessed with her shoes.
Arapadaptor (I Feel So) Anna Geyer
2002 4:26 min Color 16mm US
Lyrics about making out are combined with eerie creeks and groans. Geyer
applies a flashlight and laser to caterpillars, cicadas and seeds and
combines these cameraless images and the found sounds to create a sexy and
Drum Solo Liliana Porter
2000 19 min Color MiniDV US
An existential tragicomedy, played out in a series of concise and hilarious
vignettes, and "acted" exclusively by figurines and other inanimate objects.
Using a style the maker calls "anti-animation," coupled with original music,
Drum Solo proves, once again, the simplest ideas are the best.
MadCat Women's International Film Festival
639 Steiner Street
San Francisco, CA 94117 USA
Phone: 415 436-9523
Fax: 415 934-0642
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