Union Theatre: Calendar
Docufiction: The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 7:00pm - 9:00pmUnion Theatre
2012 Giorgia/Germany. Directed by Tinatin Gurchiani. A film director casting a 15-23 year-old ideal protagonist visits villages a nd cities to meet people who answer her call. She follows those who prove to be interesting enough through various dramatic and funny situations. A film about how beautiful life can be and how difficult when you dream of being a hero.
Curated by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Fi lm, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Docufiction: Hybrid/Genre. Films that combine documentary and fiction elemen ts have existed since the origins of cinema. Filmmakers are developing new w ays of storytelling that reflect on creative film language and form using hy brid techniques. What is the impulse behind combining documentary and fictio n elements in a film? And why is it so popular now?
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 9:00pm - 10:00pmUnion Theatre
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Th ailand/UK, in Thai w/English subtitles, 61 min, video, 2012)
Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, Mekong Hotel is a portrait of a hotel near the Mekong River i n the north-east of Thailand. The river there marks the border between Thail and and Laos. In the bedrooms and terraces, Apichatpong held a rehearsal wi th his crew for a movie he wrote years ago called Ecstasy Garden. Thi s is an esoteric symbiosis of Thai folk culture, spiritualism and current s ociopolitical conditions. From the director of Uncle Boomee Who Can Recall H is Past Lives.