TIFF 2012: Midnight Movies
In collaboration with Tromsø International Film Festival Kuk & Parfyme will screen a selection of films at midnight during the week of the festival.
Doors open 23.30
Film screening starts exactly at 00.00
Soup and drinks for sale
Filmed at the peak of autumn foliage in a rural Midwestern US locale, this non-narrative collaboration posits beauty and fear as inextricable from the psyche of the American landscape. Contemplative moments and stunning vistas are jarringly punctuated with the vocabularies of witch-hunts, hate crimes and psychological violence.
LARS LAUMANN & BENJAMIN ALEXANDER HUSEBY
YOU CAN’T PRETEND TO BE SOMEBODY ELSE -YOU ALREADY ARE
The film reimagines the final days of the singer, model and sometime Warhol superstar Nico, who died unexpectedly in 1988 after an incorrectly diagnosed brain haemorrhage. Together Huseby and Laumann have produced an 18 minute cinematic homage, entitled You Can’t Pretend To Be Somebody Else You Already Are, in which Jonny Woo, Andrew Keaton and James Jeantte Main take on the roles of 60s, 70s and 80s Nico respectively.
SOULNESSLESS (PART 1-4)
part 1: rosary novena for gender transitioning (21 min.)
Critique of religion, spirituality and “gender cults”
part 2: traffic with the devil (24 min.)
Critique of superstition and immigration policies
part 3: pink sisters (16 min.)
Mini-documentary on nuns in the south philippines using electronic audio equipment (critique on the romanticization of “alternative cultures”)
part 4: two letters (18 min.)
Critique of church as protectorate, religion and warfare, art as religion.
THE UMPIRE WHISPERS
The Umpire Whisper’s is an exploration of the intimacy that arises between a swimming coach and his athlete. In the film, the swimmer returns to meet her coach five years after having quit competitive swimming at the Wingate institute of Sport during the national championships, where her last and final meet took place. The swimmer, now artists requests to recreate a recurring situation between the two, in which she give her massage and she massages him in return and thereafter discuss her performance as a swimmer, her difficulties and her character.
IN THEIR ROOM: SAN FRANSISCO
In Their Room is a video web series about gay men, bedrooms, sex and intimacy. The first 20 minute episode was made for Butt Magazine in 2009 and focused on 8 different men alone in their San Francisco bedrooms. In each episode you see them doing everything from the most banal to the most erotic with complimentary interviews about fantasies and vulnerabilities. Subsequent episodes focused on individual guys (Brontez, Matt, Will, Dino, Myles, Eric, Eli) alone in their rooms.