Archive 2000-17

2017

Mar 6 (Mon): The Illinois Parables -

A suite of Midwestern parables that question the historical role bel

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Mar 4 (Sat): An Afternoon with Deborah Stratman -

Seven short films and videos by Deborah Stratman

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2016

Sep 16 (Fri): Temporal Currents: Experimental Film and Sound at the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum -

Conceived as a sort of “live installation,” this event seeks to exploit the peculiarities of

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Sep 6 (Tue): Formal Subversions: Films from Cologne, Germany -

Buoyed in part by the Academy of Media Arts (Kunsthochschule für Medien, or KHM), Cologne ha

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May 19 (Thu): The Films of Will Hindle -

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Apr 23 (Sat): Expanded Cinema: Apparatus and Methodology workshop with Alex MacKenzie -

In this workshop, media artist Alex MacKenzie will pres

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Apr 21 (Thu): Alex MacKenzie: Apparitions -

Vancouver-based filmmaker Alex MacKenzie presents his new double 16mm expanded cinema piece

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Apr 4 (Mon): Recent films by Adam Paradis -

Chicago-based, Boston-raised filmmaker Adam Paradis returns to present a selection of his mo

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Mar 24 (Thu): New Toronto Works 2015 (guest curated by Pleasure Dome) -

For the past 22 years of its 26 year existence Pleasure Dome has presented

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2015

Dec 20 (Sun): Other States: Films by Paul Clipson -

Those lucky enough to have attended Paul Clipson's hypnotic performance with Brendan

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Oct 23 (Fri): Frenkel Defects III: Part 2 -

Part two of Frenkel Defects III, the itinerant screening series by Process Reversal

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Oct 22 (Thu): Frenkel Defects III: Part 1 -

Balagan and the Film Study Center at Harvard proudly welcome Kevin Rice of the Colorado-base

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Oct 21 (Wed): A Breathing Passage: The Films of Stephen Broomer -

In the past half-decade, Toronto-based Stephen Broomer has established himself

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Oct 20 (Tue): Stephen Broomer guest lecture: Hybrid Strategies in Film and Video -

This illustrated lecture by Stephen Broomer will introduce practical

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Mar 24 (Tue): Recycled Cinema -

Balagan has partnered with Crows & Sparrows, a

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Mar 5 (Thu): Brûle la mer (2014) -

Brûle la mer stands at the paradoxical crossroads between the lively energy of a re

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2014

Nov 23 (Sun): Recent works from Collectif Jeune Cinéma -

A special co-presentation with Collectif Jeune Cinéma and programmer Filipe

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Nov 22 (Sat): Filipe Afonso & João Vieira Torres -

We are thrilled to present, in person, two Paris-based filmmakers for a screening

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Oct 21 (Tue): WORKSHOP: Interventions in Black and White Reversal -

This technique, developed by Aussie filmmakers Richard Tuohy and Dianna

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Sep 18 (Thu): Outré Montréal -

Montreal continues to be a source of innovative experimental cinema that i

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Sep 6 (Sat): Balagan's Electric Bioscope Show -

Balagan returns with another fundraising event -- on the agenda: a hand-processing workshop

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Jul 31 (Thu): Shadowplay: Summer Fundraiser Screening -

After some months of rest and recuperation, Balagan again travels to the strange

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Apr 17 (Thu): Waldeinsamkeit -

Rebounding from the sylvan charms of A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, we've decided

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Mar 25 (Tue): Robert A.A. Lowe (Lichens) + Ben Russell -

Hot on the heels of their collaboration on A Spell to Ward off the Darkness, Robert

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Mar 24 (Mon): Short Films by Ben Rivers and Ben Russell -

Although they approach filmmaking in vastly different ways, Rivers and Russell

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Mar 23 (Sun): A Spell to Ward off the Darkness (2013) -

One of the most anticipated films of 2013, this feature-length meditation on one’s place in

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Feb 22 (Sat): WORKSHOP: The Mirror -

In this two-day workshop, we will be exploring the anatomy of a film strip through a variety

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Feb 18 (Tue): Constructive Interference -

Building on the partnership with Process Reversal, Balagan presents a co-curated program of

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Feb 15 (Sat): WORKSHOP: Handmade Emulsion -

In this two-day workshop, participants will study the craft of producing black and white, si

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2013

Dec 2 (Mon): The Punk Syndrome (2012) -

A special co-presentation with the amazing DocYard series: "The Punk Syndrome is a film abou

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Oct 17 (Thu): Temporary Ocean (in Light and Sound) -

An undulating cine-installation where flicker films give way to experiments with audio

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Oct 1 (Tue): La Cicatrice Intérieure (1972) by Philippe Garrel -

Ominous and sublime landscapes of Iceland and Sinai, gorgeous soundtrack

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Sep 22 (Sun): Echo-Systems: outdoor music + film -

A special treat: outdoor screening and performance in the middle of Boston's masonic

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Sep 17 (Tue): Consuming Spirits (2012) by Chris Sullivan -

We are proud to present Chris Sullivan, in person, with the long-awaited animated

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May 13 (Mon): Mirror Stage -

Much has been said about what is regarded as the quintessential cinematic experience: the da

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Apr 23 (Tue): Vicious Circle -

Mixing a number of rarely juxtaposed genres, Balagan takes a 360-degree look at cyclical str

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Apr 1 (Mon): An Evening with Sami van Ingen -

We are thrilled to present, in person, the Finland-based experimental filmmaker, installatio

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Mar 14 (Thu): DIY Dystopia -

With the natural world teetering on the brink of multilateral catastrophe, a group of analog

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Feb 19 (Tue): Breakwater -

From camera motion inspired by the fluidity of bubbling streams -- to the productive potenti

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2012

Dec 4 (Tue): In Captivity -

In this time of extreme industrialization, wilderness is all but forgotten; in cities, the t

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Nov 6 (Tue): Spectral Evidence -

In a political climate where the female body is examined for its childbearing properties and

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Oct 2 (Tue): Germany Year 1962 -

February 28, 1962: 26 young directors declared the end of "Papa's Kino" and the birth of the

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Sep 4 (Tue): 80th Anniversary of the Saint Petersburg Documentary Film Studio -

Officially founded in 1932, the studio continues to support a

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Aug 24 (Fri): Ship to Shore -

Balagan and Magic Lantern Cinema unite to present a pair of outdoor film events on two conse

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Aug 7 (Tue): Flesh -

As evocative as any one word can be, the films of flesh likewise present vivid portrayals of

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Jul 3 (Tue): Reflection/Refraction -

A look into any mirror presents an image familiar yet curious - a backwards world and an unb

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Jun 5 (Tue): Acceleration -

Come on board the cinematic roller coaster as we rocket toward maximum velocity, with pulsin

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May 8 (Tue): Delirious: Films by Nancy Andrews -

A critical illness in 2005 plunged Andrews deeper into an exploration of the unknown, the in

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Apr 24 (Tue): The Castle -

Dive into a disturbing world that most of us choose to ignore; set in Milan’s Malpensa Airpo

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Apr 10 (Tue): Bruce McClure: This Scaffold Is There Set Up as if to Edify -

Bruce McClure, an architect turned filmmaker with a penchant for thunderous

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Mar 27 (Tue): Aberration of Light: Dark Chamber Disclosure -

With their groundbreaking excursions into the realm of so-called “expanded

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Mar 13 (Tue): Prometheus Unhinged: The Films of Bruce Bickford -

The clay animated films of Bruce Bickford showcase constant barrages of

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Feb 28 (Tue): Highlights of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival -

The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival has been running

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Feb 7 (Tue): Whose Land? -

This American Land, bound by arbitrary lines whose authority is daily reinforced by violence

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Jan 24 (Tue): A Visit from Daïchi Saïto -

Japanese filmmaker based in Montreal, Daïchi Saïto studied literature and philosophy in the

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2011

Dec 13 (Tue): Our Departed -

For our final show of 2011, we pay homage to some of the great filmmakers who passed away in

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Nov 29 (Tue): Bruce Baillie and the Early Canyon Cinema Years -

This program consists of seven of Baillie’s documentary and experimental films

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Nov 15 (Tue): The Observers -

The land and sky of Mount Washington, New Hampshire form a frame for two climatologists as t

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Nov 1 (Tue): Robert Todd's Master Plan -

We invite you to join us for this special premiere screening of acclaimed filmmaker Robert T

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Oct 18 (Tue): Homegrown Short Films -

This was our big opening & fundraising event and a screening of old and new works from l

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