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Diversions Film Festival 2009

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Diversions

Just One Kiss

Entering its second years this superb festival of experimental film and video offers a intragenerational smörgåsbord of all things cinematically outré. Kicking off with The Gentle Art of Superimposition, a selection of experiments in superimposition from the 1920s to modern day the festival progresses over the weekend to focus in on avant garde and experimental film from Finland and Scotland. The festival also highlights Finnish visual pioneer Sami van Ingen, who’s found footage reconstruction of the Ned Kelly story Just One Kiss will be showing on the Saturday night. The collected works of French experimental film distributor Light Cone and American artist and filmmaker Jeanne Liotta round off this short festival, with Liotta in the house to baffle and amaze fans and newcomers with her extraordinary work. www.diversionsfilmfestival.co.uk

Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 6-Sun 8 Nov.

The Gentle Art of Superimposition

  • Various
  • Various
  • 66 min
  • 15

A diverse programme looking at the history of superimposition over 80 years of filmmaking. Curated and presented by David Curtis, Research Fellow at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, featured works include Pat O'Neill's 'Easyout', an extract from Viking Eggeling's 'Diagonal Symphony' and Stan Brakhage's 'The…

Just One Kiss

  • 2009
  • Finland
  • 45 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Sami van Ingen

Sami van Ingen attempts to construct the meta-story of the fall of Ned Kelly using unrelated found footage images. The screening will be accompanied by a specially composed live electronic soundtrack by Martin Parker and Owen Green.

Light Cone Essentials

  • Various
  • France
  • 81 min
  • 15

French experimental film distributor Light Cone presents a selection of works from its recent catalogue. This anthology of films from all over the world, featuring work by filmmakers such as Patrick Bokanowski and Christophe Girardet, offers an insight into the state of contemporary experimental film and video.

The Sublime is Now: An Evening with Jeanne Liotta

  • Various
  • Various
  • 83 min
  • 15

Working with both film and video, American artist and filmmaker Jeanne Liotta explores the cosmic landscape at a curious intersection of art, science and natural philosophy. A comprehensive screening of Liotta's works will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.

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