Union Theatre: Calendar
Docufiction: The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 1:00pm - 4:00pmUnion Theatre
2012 Giorgia/Germany. Directed by Tinatin Gurchiani. A film director casting a 15-23 year-old ideal protagonist visits villages and 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 be ing a hero.
Curated by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, Department of Film, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
Docufiction: Hybrid/Genre. Films that combine documentary and fictio n elements have existed since the origins of cinema. Filmmakers are develop ing new ways of storytelling that reflect on creative film language and for m using hybrid techniques. What is the impulse behind combining documentary and fiction elements in a film? And why is it so popular now?
Saturday, March 30, 2013 | 4:00pm - 4:00pmUnion Theatre
(Apichatpong Weerasethakul, T hailand/UK, in Thai w/English subtitles, 61 min, video, 2012)
Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Meko ng River, Mekong Hotel is a portrait of a hotel near the Mekong Riv er in the north-east of Thailand. The river there marks the border between Thailand and Laos. In the bedrooms and terraces, Apichatpong held a rehear sal with his crew for a movie he wrote years ago called Ecstasy Garden b>. This is an esoteric symbiosis of Thai folk culture, spiritualism and c urrent sociopolitical conditions. From the director of Uncle Boomee Who Can Recall His Past Lives.