After seeing these intimate, joyous portraits of the Argentine electroacoustic composer Beatriz Ferreira, the filmmaker Jonas Mekas, and the poet John Ashbery, you’ll never hear a creaking door, listen to a spoken poem, or watch a movie in quite the same way again. Also on this bill of nonfiction shorts is a London avant-gardist’s existential encounter with Ryanair’s inflight safety instructions; an artist’s wanderings among the revolutionary utopias of Ferdinand Cheval, William Morris, Robert Garcet, Niki de Saint Phalle, and Joan Patras; and a meditation on the volcanic terrain and turbulent history of Lanzarote.
Program 115 min.
Hacer una diagonal con la musica (Making a Diagonal with Music). 2019. Great Britain. Directed by Aura Satz. US premiere. In Spanish; English subtitles. 10 min.
Makeshift (for Mekas). 2019. USA. Directed by Jem Cohen. North American premiere. 7 min.
The Lonedale Operator. 2018. USA. Directed by Michael Almereyda. World premiere. 15 min.
The Horrible Thirty: Me, My Father and Richard the Tiger. 2019. Taiwan. Directed by Rina Tsou. US premiere. 20 min.
A State of Grace. 2019. Great Britain. Directed by John Smith. New York premiere. 3 min.
A casa, a verdadeira e a seguinte, ainda está por fazer (The House Is Yet to Be Built). 2018. Portugal/USA/Austria. Directed by Sílvia das Fadas. US premiere. 35 min.
De una isla. 2019. Spain. Directed by José Luis Guerin. Courtesy Los Films de Orfeo. North American premiere . 26 min.