Visiting Filmmaker Jaap Pieters - with live accompaniment by Travis Bird

For Immediate Release

September 29, 2011

Contact: Carol O'Sullivan

412-681-5449


Visiting Filmmaker Jaap Pieters - with live accompaniment by Travis Bird


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 26, 2011

contact: Carol O'Sullivan, 412-681-5449

 

The 2011 Three Rivers Film Festival Announces

October PRE-FEST Event

 

October 17:

 

Visiting Filmmaker Jaap Pieters - with live accompaniment by Travis Bird

Dutch artist Jaap Pieters has been taking photographs and making Super 8mm films for three decades. He's created dozens of films on this small-gauge "amateur" medium, confining himself to the duration of a Super 8 reel (3 minutes). Working with minimal equipment and manipulation, most of Pieters' films are shot from the window of his Amsterdam apartment. Well-known in Europe where his work is seen regularly at micro-cinemas, alternative venues and festivals, these ephemeral creations are rarely screened in North America. In collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, and as part of his inaugural U.S. tour, Pieters will present his films in person and give commentary, while Chicago musician Travis Bird will improvise sounds to interact with the visual environments. (90 min program).

$8 at the door only; 8:00pm @ Melwood Screening Room

 

 

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