line • Frei fri 06 02

• 18 h 00 • 6 pm Memories curated by Directors Lounge


Renata Padovan BR Habeas Corpus 7 min 19 s 2008

Alys Williams GB Following Boromi 20 min

Sarah Pucill US Taking My Skin 35 min 2006

Eric Esser DE Chaya & Mimi 10 min 6 s 2009




•20 h • 8 pm Rhythm, Motion, Structure curated by Directors Lounge

Susi Gelb DE Mais 20s 2008
Heiko Daxl DE Thin line 5 min 12 s 2008
Wulf Kirschner DE Structure Gamma Thesauri 5min 2005
Erika Suderburg and Linda Besemer US STRIP 4 min 3 s 2007
André Chi-Sing Yuen and Frank Schablewski DE Spotaneous Me 1 min 43 s 2006
Becky Edmunds GB This Place 4 min 58 s 2008
David Brown US New Bike 4 min 16 s
Ann Steuernagel US The Motion Of Bodies 4 min 2008
Kim Collmer DE Danger in the Streets In The Sky 8 min 52 s 2007
Anders Weberg SE For Sore Eyes 2 min 17 s 2006
Sian Amoy US 3rd Eye View 4 min 17 s 2008
Anders Weberg SE Undisclosed Beauty 3 min 13 s 2008
Eléonore de Montesquiou FR/EE MOST 6 min 50 s 2009
Miguel Machado PT Intérieur Sur Fond 13 min 5 s 2007
Kika Nicolela BR Crossing 8 min 57 s 2003
Caroline Koebel US Repeat Photography And The Albedo Effect 8 min 3 s 2007
Rick Niebe IT Private Eye 2 min 2007
Andrew Eyman PL Headspin 3 min (loop) 2001
Karen Landey US Danger Danger 1 min 36 s 2008


Becky Edmunds GB This Place 4 min 58 s 2008

• 22 h • 10 pm Experiments In Terror curated by Noel Lawrence


curated and presented by Noel Lawrence

Creeping into the darkest corners of the cinematic imaginary, EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR disinters a body of ghoulish works to satisfy our most perverse celluloid cravings. Employing a mesmerizing montage of terrifying tropes and fiendish footage, our kino-coven conjures more than a bewitching hour of visionary cinema. Pounding a stake through the heart of genre convention, this shocking program expands the cinematic language of fear, breaking the chains of narrative logic and leaving only the black void of the infinite unconscious.

Usama AlshaibiHold My Scissors” Video | 4 mins. | 2004

Dominated by blood-thirsty Maenads, this video elaborates on the theme of obsessive love that rapidly manifests into a mythical gore-fest.

Ben Rivers "Terror!" Video | 2007 | 24 mins.

“This masterfully edited compilation documentary analyzes the morphology of the horror film. Stringing together the most common tropes and scenes of slashers, zombie flicks, slumber party massacres, etc. into a single meta-horror opus, Rivers not so much deconstructs the genre as provides a tribute that reveals its limitations but also its visceral power. It’s films like this that explain why I do film programs like ‘Experiments in Terror’” – Noel Lawrence

J.X. Williams "Sex Crimes of the 21st Century" 16mm | 1974 | 10 mins.

"I had fled the US because of a obscenity rap (again) and was doing a porn shoot up North in Toronto. I actually had a respectable budget for once and we flew in some top talent like John Holmes and Marilyn Chambers. We even had enough money to commission a bizzarro-electronic soundtrack by some local goof named Bruce Haack who recorded (get this) children's records for a living. The production was unremarkable besides the presence of an uncredited producer who later cast Marilyn in a horror film he directed. I even lent him outtakes of her to use in his film. Anyway, I only have the first ten minutes of the film. I don't know what happened to the rest of it but the film wasn't very good anyhow."

-- J.X. Williams (as told to Noel Lawrence by the anonymous donor of the film)

Damon Packard "The Early 70s Horror Trailer" Video | 1999 | 8 mins.

"Damon Packard’s The Early 70s Horror Trailer (1999) re-creates the mood and style of the absurd, fustian trailers from the golden age of the horror movie. With its urgent soundtrack (that even incorporates the shocked voice after the film appears to have ended), roving camera angles and cheesy optical effects the film encapsulates the quasi-psychedelic ambience of the era." - Jack Sargeant

Mike Kuchar "Born of the Wind" 8mm | 1963 | 24 mins.

"A tender and realistic story of a scientist who falls in love with a mummy he has restored to life... 2,000 years as a mummy
couldn't quench her thirst for love!" - George Kuchar

Starring Donna Kerness, Bob Cowan, Janice Jones

Marie Losier & Guy Maddin "Manuelle Labor"
Video | 2007 | 10 mins.

Collaboration film with Marie Losier and Guy Maddin. Two sisters, five brothers, a doctor and two nurses and the miraculous birth of a pair of hands..but whose hands…“Marie, that shot of the hands coming out o’ your womb is a dilly!!! What an honour to be born of you! your son, Guy” (Guy Maddin)




Dream Walking
Mike Kuchar "Born of the Wind" 8mm | 1963 | 24 mins.


• 24 h • 12 pm Music, Cocktails, Lounge open end

Berlinale Lounge