Bringing Seattle the best in short cinema since 1996, the Fourth Annual 1 Reel Film Festival is pleased to present another exciting line-up of short

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1 Reel Film Festival

Official Seattle Weekly Guide

Bringing Seattle the best in short cinema since 1996, the Fourth Annual 1 Reel Film Festival is pleased to present another exciting line-up of short films from around the world to audiences at Bumbershoot.

This year the 1 Reel Film Festival offers viewers a panorama of International Animation. Fresh from the hottest animation festivals in Europe comes an exciting four-part showcase of the most unique, accomplished animations from nearly a dozen countries.

Meanwhile, 1 Reel pays special attention to American short films this year, offering over 60 live-action shorts created by some of the most innovative filmmakers in the US. All of these films -; including those in special showcases presented by New York University, The Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, WigglyWorld Studios, and Flav'a Fest -; are in competition for the AtomFilms Short Film Award, a juried prize worth $1,000.

Finally, making their third appearance at 1 Reel is Seattle's-own Black Cat Orchestra who have composed another amazing score (this year to Fritz Lang's Spies). Other highlights include rare and archival footage screenings at the Outdoor Cinema, hosted by Dennis Nyback; cutting-edge video at Independent Exposure, and a feature presentation of Slam featuring Saul Williams.

Enjoy the Festival!

—Anne Rosellini &

Corey Wynne

1 Reel Film Festival Directors

Bumbershoot, The Seattle Arts Festival

Seattle Center

September, 3 - 6, 1999

Hotline: 206.281.8111

www.bumbershoot.org

Tickets

$10 Advance Daily/ $14 Day-of

$18 2-Day Pass & $32 4-Day Pass

Free for kids 12 and under w/ adult, courtesy of AT&T

Tickets for sale at participating Western Washington Starbucks stores,

Ticketmaster outlets or by calling 206.628.0888, or at Festival gates.

Friday

September 3, 1999

Intiman Theatre

1:00 - 1:45pm

Flav'a Fest Presents.../

The Seattle Black Film and Video Festival (Flav'a Fest) is an annual showcase of film, video and multimedia from artists of African ancestry. The year 2000 marks the fifth consecutive year for the festival whose mission is to provide Seattle with exposure to the visions, voices and dreams of Black filmmakers, both professional and amateur. Flav'a Fest brings us a program of four short films from directors of color.

BREEZE

Directed by Barbara Sanon

(6 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

A young girl is torn between the innocence of girlhood and the lure of womanhood.

WARM TIDE

Directed by James Richards

(12 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

A young Black man from the 'hood struggles with his sexuality and attraction to men.

SHE SMOKES

Directed by Christa Collins

(21 mn/ 16mm/ 1999)

She smokes. He doesn't. The ups and downs of a relationship are humorously examined in this film about the woes of being together.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?

Directed by Frank Goodin II

(8 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

With the help of his son and a little black dress, a man slowly recovers from the death of his wife.

2:00 - 2:45pm

WigglyWorld presents...

The Northwest Film Forum is a non-profit organization creating artistic film at their filmmaker collective, WigglyWorld Studios, and showing great movies at their two cinemas: The Grand Illusion and The Little Theatre. All filmmakers in this program were participants in WigglyWorld's competitive "Out of the Can" equipment granting program in 1998. WigglyWorld delivers three short films crafted at their co-op studio.

THE JOKE

Directed by Joe Shlichta

(15mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

A man overhears a joke, but misses the punchline. He embarks on a quest to find resolution to the joke.

INTERIOR LATEX

Directed by Matt Wilkins

(13mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

Suzanne's hard-drinking father urges her visiting boyfriend to drink too much. When he finally passes out the fun begins.

BLUECOATEDSTORY

Directed by Erik Maahs

(17mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

Little Star tells the fantastical, mythic tale of the fateful meeting between Big Head Sneezer, Bear, Beaver and the wayward traveler, Kissy Face.

3:00 - 3:45pm

International Animation Program No.1

GUY'S DOG

Directed by Rory Bresnihan

(11 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ Ireland)

Guy's dog has a problem...he is a man trapped in a dog's body. Through alcohol and time transference Guy's Dog attempts to fulfill his dream of being human.

THE QUEEN'S MONASTERY

Directed by Emma Calder

(6 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ UK)

A woman's lover, a former acrobat, returns to her from war a changed man.

TO BUILD A BETTER MOUSETRAP

Directed by Christopher Leone

(2 mn/ 35mm/ 1999/ USA)

The mousetrap of tomorrow is here today! The "Merchant of Death 2000" doesn't just trap mice - it seeks them out and destroys them!

LITTLE DARK POET

Directed by Mike Booth

(6 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ UK)

Love, lust, guilt and disgust come together in a mixture of live action and stop motion animation.

LOVE STORY

Directed by Signe Baumane

(3 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ USA)

A drama about the separation of love and sex.

TIGHTROPE

Directed by Daniel Robichaud

(5 mn/ 35mm/1998/ USA)

A jester moves carefully along a tightrope when suddenly he comes upon another man moving towards him.

AT THE END OF THE EARTH

(Au Bout Du Monde)

Directed by Konstantin Bronzit

(7 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ France)

To the great displeasure of its inhabitants, a house, set on top of a hill, sways from left to right.

4:00 - 4:45pm

International Animation Program No.2

CANHEAD

Directed by Tim Hittle

(8 mn/ 35mm/ 1997/ USA)

An intrepid wanderer on the boardwalk of life discovers the beast within... and not a moment too soon.

HUMDRUM

Directed by Peter Peake

(7 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ UK)

Two bored shadow puppets play themselves at their own game.

FRAGILE

Directed by Daniel Wiroth

(9 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ Luxembourg)

In 24 glasses per second a wine goblet and a beer mug face each other in a duel to conquer the pretty champagne "flute."

DARWIN'S EVOLUTIONARY STAKES

Directed by Andrew Horne

(4 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ Australia)

On a hot, sticky Saturday at the beginning of the world we place our bets on the biggest race of all.

WHEN THE DAY BREAKS

Directed by Wendy Tilby & Amanda Forbis

(10 mn/ 35mm/ 1999/ Canada)

A stranger's accidental death has a profound effect on a woman and her neighborhood.

ONE DAY A MAN BOUGHT A HOUSE

(Huset pa Kampen)

Directed by Pjotr Sapegin

(7 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ Norway)

One day a man bought a house, but someone already lived there...

OUTDOOR CINEMA

PCC Northwest Court Stage presented by Odwalla

9:00 - 10:30pm

CARTOONS FROM HELL:

The Devil in Animation

Ten rare cartoons from 1929 to 1950 that have been largely unseen for many years due to pressure from the religious right who view them as blasphemous. Included will be works by Warner Brothers, Van Buren, Ub Iwerks, and Harveytoons. Curated and presented by noted historian and archivist, Dennis Nyback.

INDEPENDENT EXPOSURE

Teatro Circo Stage

9:00 - 10:00pm

Blackchair Productions presents international underground and alternative short films, videos and digital works from their popular microcinema screening program.

SATURDAY

September 4, 1999

Intiman Theatre

12:00 - 12:45pm

International Animation Program No.1 (Repeat)

Please see description from Friday, 3:00pm screening.

1:00 - 1:45pm

Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival presents...

In October, Three Dollar Bill Cinema will host the fourth annual Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival (SLGFF), which showcases over 75 films and videos by gay and lesbian filmmakers. SGLFF offers a peek of what's to come with this pair of shorts.

SLEEPING BEAUTIES

Directed by Jamie Babbit

(15 mn/ 35mm/ 1998)

The age-old fairy tale is retold from the perspective of a mortuary cosmetician who is waiting for her sleeping beauty to wake up.

SINK OR SWIM

Directed by John McCabe

(25 mn/ 35mm/ 1997)

A romantic comedy about a conservative gay man who has the time of his life at a wild night club.

2:00 - 2:45pm

International Animation Program No.3

JOLLY ROGER

Directed by Mark Baker

(11 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ UK)

A tale of words and deeds on the high seas.

BILLY'S BALLOON

Directed by Don Hertzfeldt

(5 minutes/ 35mm/ 1998/ USA)

A recklessly funny and unbelievably twisted look at a little boy and his balloon.

DOWAGER'S FEAST

Directed by Joan Gratz

(5mn/ 35mm/ 1997/ USA)

An exploration of the subconscious.

MIGRATIONS

Directed by Constantin Chamski

(4mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ France)

In a setting of dictatorial architecture, the statue of an angel holding a column decides to follow the flight of migrating birds.

NOCTURNAL BUTTERFLIES

Directed by Raoul Servais

(8 mn/35mm/1998/Belgium)

A nocturnal butterfly leads us into the waiting room of a "Paul Delvaux railway station" where two petrified women are waiting for the train.

MASKS

Directed by Piotr Karwas

(5 mn/ 35mm/ 1999/ Germany)

The search for identity.

AT THE END OF THE EARTH

(Au Bout Du Monde)

Directed by Konstantin Bronzit

7 mn/ 35mm/ 1998/ France

To the great displeasure of its inhabitants, a house, set on top of a hill, sways from left to right.

3:00 - 3:45pm

American Short Film Competition:

VIGILANCE

Directed by Daniel Lawrence

(9 mn/ 35mm/ 1999)

A man attempts to catch the Angel of Death in the act of stealing the life from his dying father.

FIRST FIDELITY

Directed by Melissa Gerrero-Shea

(14mn/ 35mm/ 1998)

Desperate to save her failing marriage, Kay Madson holds her husband and an entire bank hostage as she negotiates for her happiness.

COOKIES

Directed by Tod Lippy

(9mn/ 35mm/ 1999)

The fleeting interactions of four characters on the streets of NYC while one of them attempts to give away cookies to passersby.

THE LAST GROOVE

>Directed by Loretta Harms

(16 mn/ 35mm/ 1998)

In a dilapidated turn-of-the-century hotel a man lives in the elusive space between life and death through a series of mesmerizing and haunting vignettes.

4:00 - 4:45pm

NYU Showcase No. 1

From the Graduate Film Program at New York University, whose alumni include Martin Scorcese, Spike Lee, Jim Jarmusch, Ang Lee, Todd Solondz and Tamara Jenkins comes a new crop of young and talented filmmakers whose films have been traveling the world.

At NYU, short films have always been a serious matter. Despite a variety of styles, there is a radical edge to NYU productions that unites them all. We invite you to discover these provocative short films and let them take you from a rural taxidermy shop, through the Ecuadorian Rain Forest to the "gay" suburbs of Cherry Creek and beyond.

BUS TO QUEENS

Directed by Joshua Marston

(24 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

A young Russian couple, stuck in New Jersey late at night, must rely on two Pakistani men to get them home to Queens.

FISHBELLY WHITE

Directed by Michael Burke

(22 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

A dramatic turning point in the life of an awkward farm boy ridiculed because of his pet chicken.

5:00 - 5:45pm

American Short Film Competition:

HERB

Directed by Amie Steir

(7 mn/ 16mm/ 1999)

A hysterical look at Herb, a sexy, self-obsessed musician who thinks of nothing but getting his picture into Playgirl, as told from the point-of-view of his girlfriend.

BILL VERSUS THE CITY

Directed by Alexander Rose

(2 mn/ 16mm/ 1999)

Witness the irreverent, if not comic, inner criticism of a boy towards his obnoxious stepfather while slumped in the backseat of a taxi driving through the city.

BOY NEXT DOOR

Directed by Carl Pfirman

(13 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

A teenage brother and sister fight it out over their mutual love for the attractive new boy in the neighborhood.

AEDEN

Directed by Jim Berry

(9 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

The trials and tribulations of Brian and Nico McClane, a young married couple living in New York City, who are trying to get their small business, Aeden, off the ground.

I REMEMBER

Directed by Avi Zev Weider & David Chartier

(17 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

Honorable Mention, AtomFilms Short Filmmakers Award

A striking cinematic adaptation of Joe Brainard's modest and completely unique book, I Remember, which recounts the young author's life through a series of diary-like entries, each beginning with the words "I remember."

6:00 - 6:45pm

American Short Film Competition:

WITHOUT A NAME

Directed by Liesel de Boor

(11mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

A prisoner sits in isolation. One night, tempted by the sight of another, he remembers things best left forgotten.

EVERYDAY

Directed by Tracy Allen Davey

(29 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

In the winter of 1959, while traveling on the road to their first gig, three aspiring musicians hear tragic news about one of their rock 'n' roll idols over the radio and decide they must pay their respects.

JOHNNY BAGPIPES

Directed by Todd Korgan

(12 mn/ 16mm/ 1998)

From the director of Have You Seen Patsy Wayne? (1 Reel '98) director Todd Korgan has masterminded another tortured individual to the tune of Johnny Bagpipes, descended from a long line of traditional Scottish bagpipe players, but who, deep in his soul, was born to rock.

7:00 - 8:00pm

Intermission

8:00 - 10:00pm

BLACK CAT ORCHESTRA

performs original score to Fritz Lang's Spies

(87mn/ 35mm/ 1928/ Silent)

International Director, Fritz Lang made several crime movies in his early German phase (after Metropolis but before M) and the silent Spies is arguably his best. Openly cited by Hitchcock as an influence, Spies follows Haghi, a wheel-chair bound master criminal out to topple the banks of the world, and Sonia, a young spy. Written by Lang's wife, Thea von Harbou, some German historians read deep sociological significance into Spies seeing in it the atmosphere which produced Hitler (Lang's wife later became a Nazi). Accompanied by Seattle's own Black Cat Orchestra who will perform an original score.

9:00 - 10:30pm

OUTDOOR CINEMA

PCC Northwest Court Stage presented by Odwalla

HARLEM IN THE 1930S

The greatest Black entertainers from Harlem's golden age in rare short film and clips. Singers, dancers, acrobats, comedians, jazz musicians and more. Also, footage shot on the streets of Harlem showing many of its famous landmarks. Featured entertainers include: Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Bessie Smith, the Nicholas Brothers, Lena Horne, Bill Bojangles Robinson, Flournay Miller, Mantan Moreland, Cora La Redd and Ethel Waters. These films offer an unedited view of the time and will include stereotypical images and that are usually edited out by revisionist historians trying to clean up the past.

9:00 - 10:00pm

NORTHWESTERN EXPOSURE

Teatro Circo Stage

A showcase of underground and alternative short films, videos and digital works from around the Northwest.

SUNDAY

September 5, 1999

Intiman Theatre

Noon - 2:00pm

SLAM

Directed by Marc Levin

(103mn/ 35mm/ 1998)

Saul Williams refuses to adhere to a single means of communication: he is a singer, actor, writer and spoken word performer -; and he excels at all mediums. Williams has performed with pop music stars The Fugees and The Roots, and he co-wrote and starred in Slam, which garnered awards from both the Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. Williams just published his first book of poetry, The Seventh Octave.

In cooperation with the Literary Arts Program, The 1 Reel Film Festival presents a special screening of Slam starring Saul Williams. Slam is the story of Joshua Ray, a talented black poet from the projects who finds himself in a D.C. jail where he meets two people who ultimately redirect his life. Saul Williams will be in attendance for a brief Q & A following the screening.

2:00 - 2:45pm

International Animation Program No.2 (Repeat)

Please see description from Friday, 4:00pm screening.

3:00 - 3:45pm

American Short Film Competition

DAS CLOWN

Directed by Tom E. Brown

(9 mn/ 35mm/ 1999)

A splatter film/love story told as an educational slide show.

MEAN, OLD GOD

Directed by Jarl Olsen

(13mn/ 35mm/ 1998)

A Greek God has fallen on hard times. He's living in Los Angeles and he's not happy.

BIRTHDAY

Directed by Greg Brooker

(7 mn/ 35mm/ 1999)

A bummed out entertainer performs at a kid's party.

ROCK CALLED DESTINY

Directed by David Botton

(19mn/ 35mm/ 1999)

This is Stanley Hollbrook's ritual.

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