Sunday, April 29, 2007 @ 3:15 PM

Shorts Program #4: The Cult of the Mustache and Other Cultural Phenomena


Chris Hoag
1.5 min, 16mm, Wankesha, WI

Spatially and temporally isolated windows through which an event in a larger context can be indexed.

I’m Keith Hernandez

Rob Perri
19min, video, Hollywood

Part baseball documentary, part anti-drug film, part socio political satire, I’m Keith Hernandez utilizes a version of Hernandez’s life to discuss how male identity is shaped by media, celebrity, and consumerism.

No One Touches The Floor

John Bacone
video, 1 min, Portland

Slowing down movement allows understanding of what’s happening, and what’s happening is magic, but commonplace.

Valery’s Ankle

Brett Kashmere
33 minutes, video, Syracuse. NY

Valery’s Ankle explodes the spectacle of hockey violence and its representation in North America media. Taking Bobby Clarke’s breaking of rival Russian star Valery Kharlamov’s ankle during the 1972 Summit Series as its departure point and site of research, the film uncovers a disturbing history of unforetold and abject Canadian behavior.


Jeremy Bird
1 min, video, Portland

The simplest toys illuminate, ricochet, whosh and explode in a noisy microcosmos.

Dear Bill Gates

Sarah J. Christman
17 min, video, Philadelphia

A simple correspondence evolves into a poetic visual essay exploring the ownership of our visual history and culture. Combining original and archival film, video and images from the internet, “Dear Bill Gates” draws unexpected connections among mining, memory and Microsoft.

Light Is Waiting

Michael Robinson
11 min, video, Chicago

A very special episode of Full House eats itself from the inside out, excavating a hypnotic nightmare of a culture lost at sea.