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The Essay – Chris Marker

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Friday, June 17 at 7:30pm Contrary to what people say, using the first person in films tends to be a sign of humility: all I have to offer is myself. — Chris Marker For our final program in our Centennial year, we revisit a perennial favorite – Chris Marker. Filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, 90 year-old Marker has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this plane. Introduced by archivist Paul Lewis

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Marker’s mind-bending free-form travelogue that journeys from Africa to Japan, Sans Soleil is a meditation on the nature of human memory and the inability to recall the context and nuances of memory and, as a result, how the perception of personal and global histories are affected.

dir. Chris Marker, France, 1962, 16mm, 28 mins, b/w, French w/ English subtitles

The film that inspired Terry Gilliam’s 12 Monkeys, La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images. Paul Lewis presents a visual introduction to filmmaker Chris Marker’s fascinating bibliography with books from his collection. The majority of Marker’s printed work is unknown to even the most dedicated fans of his films due to scarcity and the fact that it is printed almost exclusively in French.

Followed at 10pm by an After Party at MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room Following the program, join the staff of International House Philadelphia in celebrating the closing of our Centennial year. An ambitious undertaking, we prepared a full calendar of unique events in addition to the already robust programming schedule. A varied year of special Centennial programming included visits from legendary musicians/ artists Michael Snow and John Oswald, filmmakers Sam Green and Alison Kobayashi, and veteran film critic J Hoberman (among many others), the newly-launched and continuing Motion Pictures and Wave Currents series, the Pop Cinema exhibition and commissioned a new musical score for the Japanese silent film A Page of Madness. We invite our audience to a special closing reception at MidAtlantic Restaurant & Tap Room. We thank the management and staff for their hospitality.

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dir. Chris Marker, France, 1983, 35mm, 100 mins, color, narrated in English by Alexandra Stewart

Food included; cash bar. Please rsvp by Tuesday, June 14 to http://ihousephilly.org/events/film-the-essay-sans-soleil/ MidAtlantic is located at 3711 Market Street.

Unless noted, Film @ International House admission is Free for IHP members; $6 students + seniors; $8 general admission. In advance at www.ihousephilly.org or 1/2 hour before showtime at The Ibrahim Theater.

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THE JANUS COLLECTION Truly one of our national treasures, Janus Films is a vital part of American film culture. Film @ International House continues the Janus Collection with titles from their library, all in brand new or restored 35mm prints.


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dir. Abbas Kiarostami, Iran, 1997, 35mm, 99 mins, color, Farsi w/ English subtitles

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival, Iranian auteur Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry is an emotionally complex meditation on life and death. Middle-aged Mr Badii (Homayoun Ershadi) drives through the hilly outskirts of Tehran – searching for someone to either rescue or bury him.

F 9th Bastille Day Celebration Casque d’or Saturday, July 16 at 7pm dir. Jacques Becker, France, 1952, 94 mins, b/w, French w/ English subtitles

In Casque d’or, Jacques Becker evokes belle epoque Paris in a classic tale of doomed love. When gangster’s moll Marie (Simone Signoret) falls for reformed criminal Manda (Serge Reggiani), their passion incites an underworld rivalry that leads inexorably to treachery and tragedy. With poignant, nuanced performances and sensuous black-and-white photography, Casque d’or is Becker at the height of his cinematic powers.

F Amarcord Saturday, August 13 at 7pm dir. Federico Fellini, Italy, 1973, 123 mins, color, Italian w/ English subtitles

F The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry Friday, June 3 at 8pm dir. Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough, US, 2008, video, 95 mins, color

Directors Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough in person The Upsetter is a captivating, unparalleled exploration charting 70 years in the life of the Godfather of Reggae and the man behind Bob Marley – Lee “Scratch” Perry. Directed and produced by celebrated independent filmmakers Ethan Higbee (Red Apples Falling, The Anti-Fascist, Basedworld) and Adam Bhala Lough (Bomb The System, Weapons, The Carter) and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Benicio Del Toro, The Upsetter received critical praise from both the independent film and music communities for its insightful look into the elusive personality and creative genius of one of the most legendary and pioneering music figures of our time.

A carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, Amarcord satirizes the director’s youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota’s classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award–winning Amarcord remains one of cinema’s enduring treasures and the most personal film from Federico Fellini.

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F Taste of Cherry Saturday, June 18 at 7pm

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Held each fall, the Ottawa International Animation Festival is the largest of its kind in North America. This traveling program includes highlights from the 2010 festival and displays the wide array of styles and subjects being explored by animators from around the world. F OIAF 2010 Signal Film dir. JJ Sedelmaier, US, 2010, digiBeta, 1.5 mins, color

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JJ Sedelmaier is responsible for many of the most talked about animated projects of the past 15 years. The launch season of MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head, SNL’s Saturday TV Funhouse series, the pilot for Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law, The Colbert Report’s Tek Jansen, and over 400 TV commercials.

F Playtime dir. Steven Woloshen, Canada, 2009, digiBeta, 2.5 mins, color

dir. Kelsey Stark, US, 2010, digiBeta, 4 mins, color

Ghosts just wanna have fun!

F A Family Portrait dir. Joseph Pierce, UK, 2010, digiBeta, 4.5 mins, color

A family portrait goes horribly wrong as jealousy and suspicion bubble to the surface under the photographer’s relentless gaze. As the session reaches a disturbing conclusion, it’s clear that this truly will be a day to remember.

As a member of Canada’s art collective Painters 11, the late Jock MacDonald painted in both worlds: figurative and the abstract. Playtime pays homage to his dedication, spirit and wonderful subject matter – both real and imaginary.

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dir. Lei Lei, China, 2010, digiBeta, 3 mins, color

A love story. When the lovers affectionately hug, the boy finds there is a hole in his girl’s socks. This is love.

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dir. Gary Leib, US, 2009, digiBeta, 1 min, color

The evolution of midtown Manhattan throbbing and pulsing to the beat of the twist.

dir. Ruth Lingford, US, 2010, digiBeta, 11 mins, color

Little Deaths is an animated exploration of the experience of orgasm.

F Sorry film not ready dir. Janet Perlman, Canada, 2010, digiBeta, 1 min, color

A film that does not yet fully exist, using invisible animation techniques.

F Kuchao (A Gum Boy) dir. Masaki Okuda, Japan, 2010, digiBeta, 4 mins, color

Chewie Boy loves his gum. Clash gnash, clang clap Chewie Boy snips and snaps and annoys his class. When out of school he runs and chews, flies high with a balloon that’s red and likes gum too. So many things to do.


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dir. Elise Simard, Canada, 2010, digiBeta, 4.5 mins, color

The film follows a boy as he embarks upon a voyage into the night.

F Prayers for Peace dir. Dustin Grella, US, 2009, digiBeta, 7.5 mins, color

Prayers for Peace is a narrative stop-motion animation confronting the memory of the artist’s younger brother killed in the current conflict in Iraq. Drawn entirely with pastels on a slate chalkboard, the materials used to create the animation become a metaphor for the impermanence of life.

F Jean-François dir. Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku, France, 2009, digiBeta, 6 mins, color

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dir. Anthony Schepperd, US, 2010, digiBeta, 5 mins, color

The official music video for Blockhead’s ‘The Music Scene’, this pulsating film explores levels of selfawareness through the synchronized movement of line and color. It is an animated mind melt that transforms into a post human New York where TV and animals discover each other, an event that leads to places neither of them could have ever expected.

F Sinna Mann (Angry Man) dir. Anita Killi, Norway, 2010, digiBeta, 20 mins, color

Sinna Mann (Angry Man) is a film about secrets that shouldn’t be secret. When the mommy-fish dies, Boj has had enough, and gets power from his own fantasy to go further.

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F Love & Theft dir. Andreas Hykade, Germany, 2010, digiBeta, 7 mins, color

And I’m still carrying the gift you gave, It’s a part of me now, it’s been cherished and saved, It’ll be with me unto the grave And then unto eternity. Bob Dylan

A massive champion swimmer competes against an undertow of childhood memories. No medal can rival the riptide of nostalgia that takes him back to the sea, his father, and the buoy just out of reach.

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F The Big Uneasy Friday, July 22 at 7pm dir. Harry Shearer, US, 2010, video, 98 mins, color

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In 2005, a disaster struck New Orleans. You know the rest. Or do you? The first documentary by long-time “mockumentarian” Harry Shearer (This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, The Simpsons), The Big Uneasy follows three remarkable people – the leaders of two scientific investigation teams, and one whistleblower – as they reveal the true story of why New Orleans flooded, and why it could happen again.

WHAT THIS FILM IS NOT... by Harry Shearer

Media coverage of tragedies can become so pervasive that we no longer remember the tragedy anymore, we only remember the coverage. So if I say “New Orleans” and then say “flood,” you immediately think, “Katrina.” As in Hurricane. This is not your fault: it’s a reflex now, like your leg kicking upwards when the doctor taps it. Only that tap is causing you to kick me, and my fellow New Orleanians, squarely in the crotch. The reason I made the film is because the hurricane did NOT cause the flood, despite what you may have heard on the news. However, poor science and even poorer management did. So this film is NOT: - A “Katrina documentary.” - A documentary about the preparation or after-effects of Katrina. - An examination of the Bob Dylan song “Hurricane,” nor the boxer who inspired it. Unfortunately, the looming myths and buzzwords that sprang from the tragic flooding of New Orleans have provided a rather large windmill to tilt against. But I thank you, New Orleans thanks you, Bob Dylan thanks you, and Derek Smalls is simply confused. My best, Harry

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Culture @ International House explores global perspectives through shared experiences, with events from holiday celebrations to conversations in an informal setting. NEW SPECIAL EVENT OPTIONS:

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Annual Independence Day Barbeque Thursday, June 30 at 6pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 4TH, 2011

ALUMNI REUNION Celebrating 100 Years of

International House Philadelphia COME JOIN IHP ALUMNI FOR THE ANNUAL REUNION

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Enjoy remarks from Tanya Steinberg, Executive Director, and members of IHP's Board of Trustees, followed by an IHP tour. RSVP to http://iworldreunion.eventbrite.com Questions? Contact us at iworldihp@ihphilly.org

Kick off the Independence Day Holiday weekend at IHP for a traditional outdoor summer barbeque. Join us for food, music and lots of fun as we celebrate America’s birthday! Free admission for Residents, Alumni + members.

Outdoor Summer Soirée Thursday, August 18 at 8pm

Join us in the courtyard for mixing and mingling under the stars. Dance the night away to cool DJ beats, and enjoy food and drink on the patio. Don’t miss this summertime favorite! Free admission for Residents, Alumni + members.


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Learn @ International House offers the opportunity to study a foreign language, improve proficiency in English conversation and enhance skills that assist in future goals.

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Language Programs

Many people have found that “classroom English” is very different from “conversational English” – they have trouble speaking even after years of study. We will help you learn how to communicate clearly outside of the classroom with our small, friendly, and informal classes.

Eight Weeks June 6 – August 1 Ten Weeks June 6 – August 15

Registration Early Registration for Continuing Students Monday, May 9 – Thursday, May 12 from 10am – 2pm Registration for New Students Monday, May 16 – Thursday, May 19 from 10am – 2pm

Classes Eight Weeks June 6 – August 1 Ten Weeks June 6 – August 15 Advanced Beginning Speaking, Low Intermediate Speaking, High Intermediate Speaking, Advanced Speaking 1, Advanced Speaking 2, Writing (for high intermediate & advanced students) and Conversation Groups

Expand Your Foreign Language Skills. Our small, relaxed classes are designed to help students develop basic speaking and listening skills for real-life situations.

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Registration Monday, May 16 – Thursday, May 19 Novice Mandarin, Parts 1 and 2; Mid Beginning Mandarin; Advanced Beginning Mandarin; Intermediate Mandarin; Novice Korean, Parts 1 and 2; Beginning French IHP residents and members, family members of students, and those taking more than one class receive an additional $20 discount to all Language Program Classes.

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* includes non-refundable registration fee For more information or to register for Language Classes, please call 215.895.6592. To arrange for a Mandarin placement test, call 215.895.6541.


MESSAGE FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Dear Friends,

Tanya Steinberg, Executive Director

As the celebration of our Centennial draws to a close, and we look ahead to embark on new experiences, I eagerly invite each of you to continue along the IHP journey as we explore novel ideas, breakthrough art, eclectic music and engaging networking opportunities. IHP’s history is reflective of the fact that we hold our progressive multi-cultural programs at a high standard, always seeking to engage with the community, sharing our discoveries and bringing forth best-in-class events and opportunities. There is much to be excited about and look forward to in the coming months, including The Big Uneasy with actor/director Harry Shearer, our annual Independence Day BBQ, Destination Animation Outdoor Screenings, and for the first time, live theater as Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company presents Richard III. The above events along with the many other wonderful programs seen in the IHP Magazine share a very key theme that is central to our mission – the weaving together of powerful and moving works by world renowned artists and filmmakers – experienced by our audiences, current residents, alumni, members, and partners – shaping a bright, creative and multifaceted environment for all to benefit from. I highly encourage you to take part and gain exposure in all that IHP has to offer. There is no better time than the present to expand your mind and consider the possibilities. Our doors are always open, and we would love to hear from you! Your ideas, thoughts, and perspective are how we develop and offer such leading programs. We look forward to sharing in the fun, while learning from each other. Thank you, Tanya Tanya Steinberg is also President of International House’s Worldwide Association

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More than 800 Residents from over 80 countries call International House Philadelphia “home”. Each year IHP welcomes more than 22,000 visitors to our programs, conferences and activities. International House Philadelphia fosters global connections one person at a time through our international Arts, Culture, Humanities, and Residential programs, bringing cultural understanding to our international residential community and the broader community at large. Your gift provides critical funding for programming and opportunities that enhance and sustain the International House Philadelphia Experience. Our IHP Annual Giving Family of Funds allows you to direct your gift to your choice of three specific program areas.

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• The Arts + Humanities • Residential Life • Area of Greatest Need By directing your gift to programs of personal interest, you support vital resources and services that are integral to the success of IHP. Should contributions designated for a particular fund exceed the fund’s budgeted amount, IHP will use its discretion in directing the funds to the area of greatest need.

To learn more about Membership Programs for Individuals + Households or Corporate, Business + Non-Profit Organizations, contact Christina Rockwell at 215.895.6528 or membership@ihphilly.org

IHP Annual Membership Fund Campaign Chairs John F Smith, III, Esq + Susan Smith Emily C Riley Leadership Chairs Donald + Hana Callaghan Frank + Susan Mechura Richard + Carolyn Veith Trustees, Delegates + Center Board Chairs Christer M Andresen + Donna Lee Jones, Esq Thomas B Morris, Jr, Esq Edward M Satell Resident Chairs Glenn Martin Alumni Chairs Jonathan Gaev ‘80 Chandrakant Gupta ‘56 + Margot Rowley Friends Chair Herbert Rappaport, PhD Staff Chair Carole Parker Corporate + Institution Chairs Richard Bartlett, Bartlett & Co, Ltd Frank Menna, Genesis Asset Protection, Inc James M Papada, III, Esq, Technitrol, Inc David C U’Prichard, PhD, Druid Consulting LLC


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Board of Trustees Christer Andresen Yelena M Barychev, Esq Jill R Felix-Colton Peter R Dachowski George M Doolittle Marc Duey Adelaide Ferguson, Esq Hernan Guaracao Robert I Harries Robin Pinder Herndon, Esq Nicole Wellman Kraus Kenneth L Kring Siobhan Lyons Julie Mostov, PhD Louis Padulo, PhD Herbert Rappaport, PhD Emily C Riley Heather Ritch, Esq Constance W Benoliel-Rock James R Roebuck* Edward J Ryan Edward M Satell John F Smith, III, Esq David C U’Prichard, PhD Richard L Veith Anthony Hardy Williams* *ex-officio

Board of Delegates Kodjo Adovor Busola Awoniyi Sally Baraka, Esq Richard Bartlett Toni Nicole Benedetti, Esq Peter Brennan Christopher Bryan Audrey Julienne Sherry Kumar Kimberly Langton Ken Oh Richard Powell Matthew Satell John Walker, Esq Brendan Walsh

Center Board Richard P Brown, Jr, Esq Graham S Finney Frederick Heldring A Bruce Mainwaring Paul F Miller, Jr Thomas B Morris, Jr, Esq James M Papada, III, Esq Curtis R Reitz, Esq Constance W Benoliel-Rock John F Smith, III, Esq Richard L Veith

Emeriti, Honorary + International Trustees Hussein El-Sharkawy Anne Elder Josephine Klein A Bruce Mainwaring Thomas B Morris, Jr, Esq Lewis S Somers, 3rd Mark Willcox, Jr, Esq

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parking

It’s easy to park in University City!

Discount parking for International House patrons is now available at the Science Center Parking Garage, 3665 Market Street. A special rate of $5 per vehicle, effective after 4pm until 7am, Monday through Friday plus all day Saturday & Sunday. Please bring your parking stub to International House’s Front Desk to be stamped when attending events. There are two other parking lots (38th + Walnut and 36th + Chestnut) just a short distance away. Plenty of street parking, free after 8pm, is available on Chestnut and Market Streets and throughout University City.

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We are located at 37th and Chestnut Streets, in the University City area, one block south of Market Street and one block north of Walnut Street. Public Transportation: It’s a short walk from either of the Green Line’s 36th Street stops or the Market-Frankford El’s 34th Street stop. From Center City, you can take the 21 bus west on Walnut Street to 37th Street. From West Philly, take the 21 bus east on Chestnut to 37th. From Center City: Take Walnut Street to 38th and Walnut. Make a right onto 38th Street, when you come to Chestnut Street, make another right. We are located one block down on the left. From I-95 North: Take the I-95 S exit towards Central Philadelphia. Merge onto Delaware Expressway. Delaware Expressway becomes I-95 S. Take the I-676/US-30 exit, exit number 17, towards Central Phila./ Independence Hall. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Vine Street Expressway. Take the I-76 E exit towards International Airport. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Turn right onto Arch Street. Arch Street becomes North 30th Street. Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Blvd. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 38th Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street; we are located one block down on the left.

From I-95 South: Take the PA-291 exit, exit number 11, towards I-76 W/Central Philadelphia. Keep right at the fork in the ramp. Keep left at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Penrose Avenue. Stay straight to go onto George C. Platt Memorial Bridge. George C. Platt Memorial Bridge becomes Penrose Avenue. Turn left onto S 26th Street. S 26th Street becomes I-76 W. Take exit number 41 towards University Avenue/Civic Center. Stay straight to go onto S 34th Street. S 34th Street becomes S University Avenue. Stay straight to go onto S 38th Street. Turn right onto Chestnut; we are located one block down on the left. From 476: Take exit 16A (from 476 south) or exit 16 (from 476 north) for I-76 East toward Philadelphia. Follow I-76 East to exit 345 toward 30th Street Station/Market Street. Turn right off of the ramp onto Arch St./PA-3 W; follow the road as it curves behind 30th Street Station. Turn right onto John F. Kennedy Blvd./PA-3. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 38th Street. Turn left onto Chestnut Street; we are located one block down on the left.

General Information 215.387.5125 or programs@ihphilly.org Housing Information 215.895.6540 or housing@ihphilly.org Programs Office 215.895.6575 or programs@ihphilly.org Art @ International House 215.895.6533 or programs@ihphilly.org Film @ International House 215.895.6555 or film@ihphilly.org Live @ International House 215.895.6546 or programs@ihphilly.org Spoken English + Foreign Language Programs 215.895.6541 or languages@ihphilly.org Resident Activities + Advisory Center 215.895.6584 or raac@ihphilly.org Conference Center + Commercial Tenants 215.895.6539 or facilities@ihphilly.org Marketing + Public Relations 215.895.6598 or larak@ihphilly.org Membership 215.895.6582 or membership@ihphilly.org Ibrahim Theater Inquiries 215.895.6530 or programs@ihphilly.org Development Office/Alumni Relations 215.895.6543 or simone@ihphilly.org Business Office 215.895.6566 or lina@ihphilly.org Executive Director Tanya Steinberg 215.895.6527 or tanya@ihphilly.org


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Friday, July 29 + Saturday, July 30 Best known for his role as Catherine Deneuve’s lover in Belle de Jour, actor Pierre Clémenti was immersed in the underground film scene of the late 60s.

Pierre Clémenti: Unreleased Reels

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Friday, July 29 at 7pm Featuring Pierre Clémenti, Philippe Garrel, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Viva, Catherine Deneuve, Nico, Tina Aumont, Frédéric Pardo, and many more, these rarely seen and newly restored films by French actor Pierre Clémenti constitute a major period of creative expression and experimentation. Akin to the works of Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger, Clémenti’s films are lyrical and hypnotic and function both as portraits of those closest to him and distinctive visions from the mind of a world famous actor, poet and free spirit.

F Wheel of Ashes Saturday, July 30 at 7pm dir. Peter Emanuel Goldman, France, 1968, digital transfer from 16mm, 95 mins, b/w

American filmmaker Peter Goldman made his second feature film in France with Pierre Clémenti in the leading role. Poetry and promiscuity merge as young Pierre searches for meaning in his tormented world. Goldman is an under-recognized auteur whose unique films serve as excellent example of American independent filmmaking during a defining era. followed at 9pm by

F Souvenir souvenir… (Reel 27) dir Pierre Clémenti, France, 1967-78, 16mm, 27 mins, color, silent

F Positano (reel 30B01: soleil) dir Pierre Clémenti, France, c. 1968, 16mm, 28 mins, color, silent

F La Deuxième femme (reel J) dir Pierre Clémenti, France, 1967-78, 16mm, 48 mins, color, silent

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F Necropolis dir. Franco Brocani, Italy/UK, 1970, 16mm, 92 mins, color

A surreal and disturbing distillation of Western Civilization, Necropolis is the unhinged vision of Italian director Franco Brocani. Pierre Clémenti is Attila the Hun, naked and on horseback, while Warhol superstar Viva is a drunken and abusive Countess Bathory. A pop pastiche for the psychedelic generation, Necropolis features a soundtrack by Gavin Bryars.

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There is inside me the will to not tarnish myself in films that do not deserve to be made. I discovered that it was possible to make images with simplicity, without taking the approach of a particular school. Underground cinema dared. With it, one would equalize its art with its means. I’ve always worked alone and I only ruined myself. If I were to work in the industry, even a very honest one, I would have to do things that I don’t like. And I would have something dead inside me. — Pierre Clémenti, 1986

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Destination: Animation NEW SPECIAL EVENT OPTIONS:

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F The Phantom Tollbooth Wednesday, August 3 at 8pm dir. Chuck Jones, Abe Levitow and David Monahan, US, 1968/70, video, 90 mins, color

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Butch Patrick (TV’s Eddie Munster) plays Milo, the young boy who travels to another world through a mysterious tollbooth he receives as a gift. The majority of the film takes place in the animated lands of Dictionopolis, the Mountains of Ignorance, and the Doldrums. Looney Tunes’ mainstay Mel Blanc voices many of the strange characters.

F The Point Wednesday, August 17 at 8pm

F The Secret of NIMH Wednesday, August 31 at 8pm

dir. Fred Wolf, US, 1971, video, 74 mins, color

dir. Don Bluth, US, 1982, video, 82 mins, color

Harry Nilsson’s album of the same name is transformed into a fairytale-style adventure narrated by Ringo Starr. Oblio, the only member of his village with a round head, loses a challenge with the sinister Count and is ultimately banished to the Pointless Forest. With his dog Arrow, Oblio encounters numerous characters that ultimately teach him about what it means to have a point.

Don Bluth’s directorial debut, an adaptation of Robert C O’Brien’s Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, is widely considered a cult classic. Shy mouse Mrs Brisby enlists the help of a highly advanced group of rats in saving her family. The rats, however, have a plan of their own. Bluth’s film is a darker tale than any Disney movie from this era, which adds to the film’s cult appeal.

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An Evening with Jesse Lerner

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Saturday, August 6 at 7pm

Jesse Lerner is a documentary film and video maker based in Los Angeles. His work has screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid, the Sydney Biennale and the Sundance Film Festival, Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, the Los Angeles International Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and other festivals and museums internationally. His films Natives (1991), Frontierland/Fronterilandia (1995), Ruins (1999), and The American Egypt (2001) have won numerous prizes at film festivals in the US, Latin America and Japan.

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F The Atomic Sublime

Archive Fever! 3.0 Central to our visual culture, the archive is a repository for any personal memories, shared histories, objects and documents through which we revisit the history of our time. In this series, we explore the myriad ways in which the archive and archival and found materials are central to the works of film and video artists who are discovering the dynamic possibilities within archives, creating new inventive modes for archival practice.

This stimulating found footage essay shows how politics has guided the development of modern art in the US. The Atomic Sublime focuses on the intersections between Cold War politics and the rise of New York abstract expressionism. While the Soviet Union tolerated figurative painting, in opposition, the US started to promote abstraction as an emblem of capitalist democracy. “Threatening” abstract expressionism was assimilated by the government and used for propaganda, as the personification of the Western ideal of freedom. The debate rarely addressed the artworks themselves as it provided a new arena to cultivate ideological differences.

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Co-presented by Dwight Swanson Produced by the Center for Home Movies with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation, the Louis B Mayer Foundation, and Cineric, Inc. Dramatic, funny, poignant, and even strange, Amateur Night presents 16 amateur films from the collections of American film archives. Piecing together family moments, historical scenes, animation, drama, comic routines, and travelogues dating from 1915 to 2005, this groundbreaking compilation ably demonstrates the eclectic array of entertainment, innovation, and enlightenment found in home movies. Blown-up from the original reels to 35mm, Amateur Night is a feature-length, big-screen journey into the eclectic past and present of small-gauge filmmaking.

F Welcome San Francisco Movie Makers [excerpt]

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dir. Dr Frank S Zach, San Francisco Media Archive, US, 1960, 35mm, original soundtrack

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F Butt Shakers [excerpt] dir. David H Jarret, Orgone Archive, US, 1961, 35mm, silent

F Alfred Hitchcock Home Movies dir. Alfred Hitchcock, Academy Film Archive, US, 1930, 35mm, commentary by Patricia Hitchcock O’Connell

F Baby Squirrel and Chicago Bus Ride dir. Stuart Dimond, Walker Arts Center, US, 1927-1928, 35mm, new musical score composed by 4 Five VI

F Day on the Featherlane Farm: Meet the Neighbors dir. Mortimer Goldman, National Center for Jewish Film, US, 1948, 35mm, new musical score composed by 4 Five VI

F 28mm Home Movies from Naushon Island, Massachusetts dir. Alexander Forbes, Northeast Historic Film, US, 1915, 35mm, new musical score composed by 4 Five VI

F Heart Mountain Relocation Center [excerpt] dir. Naokichi Hashizume, Japanese American National Museum, US, 1945, 35mm, commentary by Kimie Hashizume Ouchi

F Last Great Gathering of the Sioux Nation dir. Arthur P Howe, Nebraska State Historical Society, US, 1934, 35mm, archival musical score

F Innsbruck [excerpt] dir. Morris Margolin, Archive of Documentary Arts, Rare Book, Manuscript and Special Collections Library, Duke University, US, 1953, 35mm, original soundtrack

F Atom Bomb [excerpt] dir. Louis C Harris, Walter J Brown Media Archives, University of Georgia Libraries, US, 1953, 35mm, commentary by “Hap” Harris

F Fairy Princess dir. Margaret Conneely, Chicago Film Archives, US, 1955, 35mm, original soundtrack

F The Coker Avenue Gang dir. CC Minnich, Tennessee Archive of Moving Image and Sound, US, 1930, 35mm, new musical score composed by 4 Five VI

F Smokey Bear Home Hovies [excerpt] dir. Homer C Pickens, New Mexico State Archives, US, 1950, 35mm, commentary by Jimmy Pickens

F Nixon Visits Idaho Falls [excerpt] produced by Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, National Archives & Records Administration, US, 1971, 35mm, archival sound recording

F Post-Katrina New Orleans Lower 9th Ward Cleanup dir. Helen Hill, Harvard Film Archive, US, 2005, 35mm, commentary by Paul Gailiunas

F Our Day, National Film Registry Title dir. Wallace Kelly, Center for Home Movies, US, 1938, 35mm, new musical score composed by Rachel Grimes


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dir. Céline Danhier, US, 2010, video, 94 mins, color

Blank City tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. In the late 1970s and mid-80s, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today. Directed by French newcomer Céline Danhier, Blank City weaves together an oral history of the “No Wave Cinema” and “Cinema of Transgression” movements through compelling interviews with the luminaries who began it all. Featured players include acclaimed directors Jim Jarmusch and John Waters, actor-writer-director Steve Buscemi, Blondie’s Debbie Harry, Hip Hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, photographer Richard Kern as well as Amos Poe, James Nares, Eric Mitchell, Susan Seidelman, Beth B, Scott B, Charlie Ahearn and Nick Zedd. Fittingly, the soundtrack includes Patti Smith, Television, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Contortions, The Bush Tetras, Sonic Youth and many more.

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The Early films of Vivienne Dick Vivienne Dick’s arrival in 70s New York landed her in the middle of the punk era. Fresh from Ireland and having no experience of making films, she signed up for a course and took up residence on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, right in the middle of a cultural revolution.

F Guerillere Talks dir. Vivienne Dick, US, 1978, 16mm, 24 mins, color

Using eight rolls of Kodak Super-8 film, Dick profiled women in real time and without any editing, including Pat Place and Adele Bertei, former band members of the Contortions, and punk doyenne Lydia Lunch. They talk, read letters, play pinball, while the camera zooms in and out using oblique framing. Each is captured on film in a “screen test” to which the camera is co-conspirator rather than voyeur, reacting as opposed to recording. Dick’s films use the ‘every-dayness’ of Super-8 with choppy hand-held shots and a home-movie style ethic, to explore the self-image and social politics of a diverse group of women in 1970s New York.

F She Had Her Gun All Ready dir. Vivienne Dick, US, 1978, 16mm, 28 mins, color

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Vivienne Dick’s second film has at its center two of the subjects of Guerillere Talks. Moving from a kitchen on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the film explores the dynamic between a complacent, almost catatonic Pat Place and the demonic, aggressive Lydia Lunch, ending with a showdown at the rollercoaster on Coney Island. The relationship between the two women is ambiguous, they may represent elements of a single identity or the influence of a stronger will over a weaker character. It is the dynamic between these two unequal forces which propels the narrative.

F Beauty Becomes the Beast dir. Vivienne Dick, US, 1979, 16mm, 40 mins, color

Using fragmented images of women and a central performance from Lydia Lunch as both a tormented five year old and a troubled teenager, the film looks at the mother and daughter relationship and examines the cyclical relationship between the two. The film cuts between images of women on TV, along with advertising on the street, a woman in her kitchen, as well as members of the punk scene. Images of patriarchal culture contrast with those of the sexually precocious ‘child-girl’, tormented by demons commanding her to ‘be dirty’, who oscillates between being a child crying for her mother and adopting a position of maternity in relation to her doll.

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F Blank City Saturday, August 20 at 7pm

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Art @ International House highlights the work of local and regional artists.

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F InLiquid Art + Design Video Installation Monologue Series by Jody Sweitzer June 10 – August 26 Created with a PixelVision camera and intended to be viewed up close and in-person, the Monologue Series investigates the depths of human emotions, our individual moral decisions, and the ethical choices we make that in turn, manifests the world that surrounds us. Sweitzer attempts with an intimate 4-5 minute one-way conversation with the viewer to seductively question the choices they have made. Three videos featured are I love you, Lie to me, and Let it go.

F Ant Farms, Swimming Pools, and Meditations by Eleanor Bystrom + Erin LaBonte June 10 – August 26 Bystrom and LaBonte began to collaborate on video projects in 2008. LaBonte’s work is often monochromatic, or black and white, where Bystrom’s work is often very colorful. The juxtaposition may at first appear unrelated, but at closer examination one discovers an investigation of seeing. For one, it is the gaze, and for the other, it is the memory of seeing. This exhibit is about contemplating the mundane and the spiritual from two different but intertwined perspectives.

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Live @ International House presents the most unique and innovative artists working in music NEW SPECIAL EVENT OPTIONS: and performance. With an emphasis on experimentation and improvisation, the stage at IHP is an ideal forum for discovering new sounds and ideas. SPECIAL EVENT

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Fourth Wall Arts Salon Saturday, June 25 at 7pm

Each month, the Fourth Wall Arts Salon is a place where artists and intellectuals of the contemporary vanguard show and speak on their work in an intimate setting. In an atmosphere of intention and focus, there is encouragement to interact. The Salon is a place where International and Philadelphia artists gain exposure and guests gain entertainment, information, and art itself. with Dr Tukufu Zuberi, The Philly Youth Poetry Movement, Jimmy Crack Corn Experiment and DJ Supreme $15 general admission (in advance); $20 general admission at the door. Available at www.fourthwallarts.org and www.ihousephilly.org. Please visit www.fourthwallarts.org for more information.

Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company Richard III This summer, come watch the “bunch back’d toad” crawl up the royal ladder – one body at a time! Richard is a decorated soldier, a war hero, a son, a brother, an uncle, and a respected member of the community. He is also a politician with the ambition to hold the ultimate position of power in his country and he will do anything to get what he wants. Sound familiar? Free admission. Please bring lawn chairs and blankets.

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The Janus Collection The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee “Scratch” Perry The Best of Ottawa International Animation Festival 2010 The Big Uneasy Unseen Pierre Clémenti Destination: Animation Archive Fever! 3.0 Amateur Night: Home Movies from American Archives Too Many Creeps: New York Underground Film

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Fourth Wall Arts Salon Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company

EARLY NOTICE!! Join The Ibrahim Theater @ International House for our season-opening event – the 2nd Annual Fall Arts Preview. This free event is designed as an opening celebration, gathering our audience, the press, and the local community at-large to showcase our unique year-round programming. Curators Jesse Pires and Robert Cargni will give a brief multimedia presentation introducing the upcoming season’s highlights. Additionally, a short film will be screened as well as a performance by a local band. Last year’s Arts Preview featured Marie Losier’s 16mm short Electrocute Your Stars and Philadelphia indie-folk band Buried Beds. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s program. Free admission, food, and drink provided.

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INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA 100 YEARS

3701 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

IHP is an independent, member supported non-profit. JOIN TODAY! International House Philadelphia is a multicultural residential center, a source of distinctive programming, and the embodiment of an ideal. It has a critical threefold mission: to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for scholars from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its Residents and the larger community through high quality international arts and humanities programs; and to encourage cooperation and respect among the peoples of all nations.

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The generous support of our Members, Friends, and Benefactors allows International House Philadelphia to continue its tradition of offering lifelong learning through the Arts, Culture, and Humanities to an increasing number of people each year. We receive State arts funding through a generous grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. These programs are also funded in part by grants from the Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, a program of the Pew Center for Arts and Heritage; The Barra Foundation; The Connelly Foundation; The Eugene Garfield Foundation; The Quaker Chemical Foundation; and the JP Morgan Chase Foundation. We thank our Corporate Members and Supporters: Asher & Co. Ltd; Bartlett Insurance Brokers; Blank Rome LLP; CertainTeed; Citizens Bank; Coinmach; Crown Americas; Elliot Lewis Corporation; Genesis Asset Protection; Husky Associates; Philip Rosenau Co., Inc; PNC Bank; Progressive Business Publications; Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel; and Wells Fargo. IHP is also thankful for the support of our in-kind donors and many generous annual donors. We thank the Centennial Arts Committee – Jill Katz, Joseph Newland, Mimi Sheller, and Sean Stoops – for their invaluable dedication and commitment to Arts Programming at International House Philadelphia. Special thanks to the Sheraton University City for their support in providing accommodations to our guest artists.


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