UFR: Underground Film Revolution
Emerging filmmakers show film and video at the Milky Way Lounge and Lanes in Jamaica Plain on the first Monday of every month.

Friday, November 15, 2002  

the berwick research institute and the underground film revolution present:
A weekend celebrating the wonders of PIXELVISION technology
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 2002 at 9PM
The Milky Way Lounge & Lanes


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24th, 2002 from 2-6PM
The Berwick Research Institute

The Milky Way and The Underground Film Revolution are proud to present the national PIXELVISION FILM FESTIVAL: PXL THIS TEN on Friday night,  November 22nd.

Pixelvision, a low-resolution digital video format briefly pitched to youngsters by toymaker Fisher-Price, and Polavision, Polaroid's instant developing 8mm stock, may have faded from commercial markets, but they continue to fascinate collectors, filmmakers, and archivists with a taste for the unusual.  

Now in its 12th year, the PXL This film festival is curated around the country by PIXELVISION devotee Gerry Fialka.  Fialka runs both Documental, a documentary/experimental indie series, and PXL This at independent book and video stores in his hometown of Los Angeles.  In town for just a few days this winter, Boston film audiences are lucky to get a chance to see this unusual film festival!

PXL This Ten is a 90 minute program that includes PIXELVISION shorts by 22 filmmakers.  After the screening, both Fialka and James Wickenstead--THE INVENTOR OF PIXELVISION TECHNOLOGY--will facilitate a Q & A about this unique medium.  After the screenings, check out the innovative and experimental sounds of PLANETARIUM who will play a set after the films.

"The next medium, whatever it is--it may be the extension of consciousness--will include television as its content, not as its environment. and will transform television into an art form."  -Marshall McLuhan, 1967

PXL This festival founder/curator Gerry Fialka and pixel film-maker Doug Ing (whose work has screened in film fests around the country) will provide us with insights on the paradigmatic relationship between pixelvision and the media theories of Marshall McLuhan on Sunday afternoon, November 24th at The Berwick Research Institute.  Electronic projects night will follow, featuring video! demystified! and modified!

The Milky Way is located at 403-405 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain, downstairs from Bella Luna.  It is accessible via public transportation (Perkins Street stop on the #39 Bus/Jackson Square stop on the Orange Line T).  Admission for is $5 per person; events are 21-plus.  Please call 617.524.3740 (x22) for EVENT INFO, more detailed directions or other club info.

The Berwick Research Institute is located at 14 Palmer Street, off Washington Street in Dudley Square, Roxbury.  Please visit www.berwickresearch.org for more info or directions or call 617.442.4200.

posted by Steve Garfield | 6:40 PM
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