FACT: Another Version of Events: Liverpool Biennial 2016

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    Date/Time: Saturday 9 July 2016. - Sunday 16 October 2016. 18:00
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    Another Version of Events
    Every Thursday, 6pm, £7 / £5, book at www.biennial.com

    A selection of films influenced by feature film genres including sci-fi, mockumentary, pseudo-documentary, mockbuster and ethnofiction is being screened every week throughout the Biennial. The programme looks at alternative realities, history and ‘sampling’, together with ethnography and social anthropology. Several Biennial artists have been invited to select and introduce feature-length works. Elsewhere, thematic screenings address distinct subjectsdrawn from themes arising in the Biennial artists’  practices, including choreography, ethnography, design and technology.

    THURSDAY 14 JULY
    News From Home
    Dir. Chantal Ackerman, 1976, Belgium/France/USA, 85 min
    A portrait of 1970’s New York City, punctuated by a monologue of letters to the filmmaker’s mother, alluding to the loneliness and isolation of the big city.

    THURSDAY 21 JULY
    Remote… Remote… Group Screening: To Camera
    Dir. Michelle Deignan, 7 min
    Jennifer Where Are You?
    Lesley Thornton, 10 min
    Remote… Remote…
    Dir. Valie Export, 10 min
    My Name is Oona
    Dir. Gunvor Nelson, 10 min
    Man, Woman and Animal
    Dir. Valie Export, 8 min
    Selected by Jesse Jones. Short  films exploring representations of the body and identity in public and private spaces.

    THURSDAY 28 JULY
    Tampopo
    Dir. Juzo Itami, 1985, Japan, 114 min
    Selected by Oliver Laric. Comedy ensues when a truck driver helps a young widow named Tampopo improve her roadside noodle restaurant.

    THURSDAY 4 AUGUST
    Stop Motion Group Screening:Jump (Hysterique Bourreé) 
    Dir. Charles Atlas in collaboration with Philippe Découflé, 1984, France, 14 min. 43 sec
    Parade
    Dir. Shahryar Nashat, 2014, Germany, 38 min
    Two films that capture dance on screen and unique interactions with the camera.

    THURSDAY 11 AUGUST
    Celine and Julie Go Boating
    Dir. Jacques Rivette, 1974, France, 193 mins
    Selected by Mark Leckey. Celine, a magician, and Julie, a librarian, meet in Montmartre and wind up sharing the same flat, bed, fiancé, clothes, identity and imagination.

    THURSDAY 18 AUGUST
    Castle for Home Group Screening: H is for House
    Dir. Peter Greenaway, 1976, UK, 9 min
    At the House of Mr X
    Dir. Elizabeth Price, 2007, UK, 20 min
    Letter of Complaint
    Dir. Rachel Reupke, 2015, UK, 9 min. 54 sec
    Bestiary
    Dir. Chris Marker 1985–90, France, 9 min. 4 sec
    Short films by artists and filmmakers on the theme of domestic, interior and artificial habitats.

    THURSDAY 25 AUGUST
    Sans Soleil
    Dir. Chris Marker 1983, France, 104 min
    This mind-bending free-form travelogue charts late French filmmaker Chris Marker’s journey from Africa to Japan.

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    THURSDAY 1 SEPTEMBER
    Paris Is Burning
    Dir. Jennie Livingston, 1991, USA, 71 min
    A cult classic following a community of Black and Latino gay and transgender New Yorkers, who find sustenance, creativity and family through dance and performance. Screening accompanied by a special performance.

    THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
    Dust Group Screening: The Coming Race
    Dir. Ben Rivers, 2007, UK, 5 min
    The Many Colors of the Sky Radiate Forgetfulness
    Dir. Basim Magdy, 2014, 11 min
    Subconscious Society
    Dir. Rosa Barba, 2014, UK/Germany, 40 min
    Short films by artists and filmmakers on the theme of histories and landscapes.

    THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
    Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam (The Man Who Saved the World) AKA Turkish Star Wars
    Dir. Çetin Inanç, 1982, Turkey, 91 min
    This cult science fiction film is affectionately known as the Turkish Star Wars due to its bootleg use of clips from the official movie.

    THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
    Circuit Breaker Group Screening: Seduction of a Cyborg
    Dir. Lyn Hershman-Leeson, 1994, France/USA, 8 min
    Hyperlinks or It Didn’t Happen
    Dir. Cecile B. Evans, 2014, 22 min. 30 sec
    Remember Carthage
    Dir. Jon Rafman, 2013, 14 min
    Delusional Mandala
    Dir. Lu Yang, 2016, 15 min
    Short films by artists who use new technologies in their work.

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    THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER
    Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore
    Dir. Mark Leckey, 1999, UK, 15 min
    Taking found footage of British dance halls, discos and raves of the 70s, 80s and 90s, Leckey charts changes in style through the decades. Followed by other short works.

    THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER
    Nothing More (NADA +)
    Dir. Juan Carlos Cremata Malberti, 2001,Cuba, 88 min
    Selected by Coco Fusco. Depicting the social and political struggles in present day Cuba, the film follows a young postal worker who dreams of joining her parents in Miami.

    THURSDAY 13 OCTOBER
    Freak Orlando
    Dir. Ulrike Ottinger, 1981, Germany, 126 min
    Set in former West Berlin, this uncompromising fantasy explores society’s outsiders in a boundary breaking cinematic epic of experimentation and visual extravagance.