SFiFF viii: Scribble Scrapple I.C.You

U.S.A. 90 minutes
Five short live performances with movie screen.

Golin Levin from Pittsburgh, presenting THE MANUAL INPUT WORKSTATION started off with an overhead projector, doing hand shadows, when he would make a hole, it would fill up with light and he”d open his hand and drop it—thunk! or ping!—and stuff would roll around making its noise and pretty soon there were lots of thingys rolling around and making a cocophany of digital light and sound. Weird and cool at the same time.

SCRIBBLE — Same guy using a mouse to draw and when he made a stroke it would have a sound and so on. Fireworks-like displays ensued.

SCRAPPLE — Same guy, this time with a strobe line going across a screen and he would put a piece of paper (or something) on the bottom of the screen and it would cause a low sound when the strobe line crossed, and a piece at the top makes a high sound, and he could make tunes with the papers, and he put a snake like thing in the center and it would go wooooowooo, oh, and there was light and color going on too.

His stuff was great and so unusual and funky and fun.
mrating * * * *

Then there were these two women from California, Sue Constable and Laetitia Sonami who did scratchy scrapey DJ kinds of stuff called MINI MOVIES and I.C.You, not very good, in my opinion, and they had a “message.” My message to them is mrating * *

The San Francisco International Film Festival is running now through May 4. I”m volunteering at the festival and plan to attend as many of the films as I can work in to my schedule. Bear in mind that, for the most part, these are independent films and many have not been picked up for distribution, so they may not be playing at a “theater near you” anytime soon. On the other hand, some of the foreign films may have already been released in Europe.

As a public service, I will post brief reviews. My ratings are based on 5 stars ***** with a tilde ~ being half-a-star.

Happy viewing, or in any case, keep your eyes on rectorsite.com.


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