When: Fri., Feb. 26 2016
FRIDAY, FEB. 26
As the INDY recently reported ("Shot in the Dark," Jan. 6), Unexposed Microcinema made big moves to start the new year. Brendan and Jeremy Smyth not only rented a space at 105 Hood Street to house their formerly roaming experimental-film series, but they also bumped up their schedule from monthly to weekly and instituted a yearlong theme. After featuring New England filmmakers in January, they've been showcasing the mid-Atlantic region in February, culminating in this in-depth screening of works—mostly 16mm—by two New York City filmmakers, who will be present for a discussion. Drawing on his experience working in film processing labs, Josh Lewis creates photochemical abstractions where film becomes as much substance as medium. His "Pillager" evokes film stock imbued with its own primitive consciousness, dreaming. Lewis is paired with Joel Schlemowitz, who recently completed his first feature, an experimental documentary about the gramophone. Samples of both filmmakers' work are on the Unexposed website, and you can meet them at the screening Friday night. It's a great chance to see what the Smyths have wrought.
UNEXPOSED MICROCINEMA, DURHAM 8 p.m., $5, www.unexposedmicrocinema.com