Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,
Our friends at IHouse in Philadelphia are putting on a program of short works by filmmaker Jean-Gabriel Periot this Wednesday April 10th at 7pm. These short documentary/essay/experimental works should be a relief for cinephiles from the drudgery of the mainstream cinema. And the filmmaker will be there for an introduction and Q&A after the film. Below is a brief description of the program, as well as the films being screened. You can also find more information from IHouse. Make sure you are there Philly!
We Are Winning, Don’t Forget: Short works by Jean-Gabriel Périot
Introduction and Q&A with Jean-Gabriel Périot
Jean-Gabriel Périot, born in France in 1974, has over the past fifteen years perfected an innovative filmmaking approach by focusing on archival editing. Moving image and photographic archives make up the raw material of his shorts, which are edited to create an impressionistic story or narrative, typically aided by compelling soundtracks. Periot’s work is distinguished for its intense, emotional approach to contemporary and historic political themes.
Despite the labor-intensive process of compiling a film via multiple edited images, Périot has made numerous short films using digital video and/or film that reside within combined documentary/essay, animation, and experimental genres. His works have been honored with many prizes and shown worldwide in numerous festivals, institutions, and cinemas. This event is Périot’s first travel to the US. – Sally Berger, Department of Film, MoMA
All works screened in HD video, in French with English subtitles
Nijuman no borei (200,000 Phantoms) – 2007, 10 mins.
The Devil – 2012, 7 mins.
Undo – 2005, 10 mins.
We Are Winning, Don’t Forget – 2004, 7 mins.
The Barbarians – 2010, 5 mins.
Even If She Had Been A Criminal… – 2006, 10 mins.
#67 – 2012, 2 mins.
Before I Was Sad – 2012, 4 mins.
Between Dogs and Wolves – 2008, 28 mins.
Total running time: 83 minutes