With the ubiquity of digital stimuli these days, it can be easy to forget the value of actual film projection. There are several foundations of film that make it different from digital projection, says local experimental filmmaker Rett Rogers. Film is intermittent, meaning that 24 still images per second appear on the screen, with brief darkness in between. The brain interprets the combination of these elements much differently than it would a digital presentation. In a nod to preserving the analog tradition, Win Wear, a Denver-based collective of artists and musicians, will exhibit films in their original 16mm format during Into the Avant-Garde: Landscapes, an evening of experimental cinema curated by Rogers.
The showcase takes place tonight from 8 to 11 p.m. at Plus Gallery, 2501 Larimer Street, and will feature eight short films that span a century of film-making and explore landscapes using a range of experimental techniques, including hand-painted abstraction, and vivid 3-D. Tickets, $10, include hors d'oeuvre, a seasonally inspired cocktail and Great Divide beer. Seating is limited, and reservations are mandatory. To make yours, contact Rett Rogers at SirStarrett@gmail.com or call 303-887-5157.
Thu., Nov. 11, 8-11 p.m., 2010