Flickerings & Imaginarium – Cornerstone Festival 2009

The Imaginarium Tent and the Flickerings Movie showcase are MUST DO if you are going to Cornerstone.

Here is a list of the movies to be shown at Flickerings:

The Many & the One: The fall of the Berlin Wall — the joy, the promise — seems so long ago, on the far side of another divide between dreams of the Old Europe and an abruptly digitized and globalized new one. East vs. West gives way to North vs. South as immigrants from former colonies pour into open societies. Our Featured Screenings program revisits Krzysztof Kieslowski’s post-Cold War reclamation of European values as a basis for a new Europe — while films in our “New New Europe” section signal the rise of a truly reconfigured West. A third track moves along another North-South axis to find common themes in an informal trilogy of faith, religiosity, and community.

 The New New Europe (& the New New World)
In This World
Michael Winterbottom, 2002; 88 mins.
Two young Afghans journey from refugee camp in Peshawar along the old “silk road,” through Pakistan, Iran and Turkey toward London.

The New New Europe (& the New New World)
The Edge of Heaven
Faith Akin, 2007; 122 mins.
Two families – one Turkish, one German – are caught up in one another’s lives and cultures, winding through an increasingly-connected world.

The New New Europe (& the New New World)
The Class
Laurent Cantet, 2008; 128 mins.
Golden Palm winner at last year’s Cannes: documentary-like drama about a mixed-race inner city high school class in France.

The New New Europe (& the New New World)
The Visitor
Thomas McCarthy, 2007; 104 mins.
Widowed college professor’s discovery of a pair of illegal aliens living in his New York apartment changes all their lives.

The Three Colors Trilogy
Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993; 98 mins.
Liberty: a young woman (Juliette Binoche) abandons her old life and begins an anonymous life in the middle of Paris.

The Three Colors Trilogy
Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994; 91 mins.
Equality: a mixed marriage – between a beautiful French woman and her Polish immigrant husband – goes on the rocks.

The Three Colors Trilogy
Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994; 95 mins.
Fraternity: fashion model meets a much older man by chance and forms an unlikely bond with this retired judge.

Northern/Southern Light
Ordet (The Word)
Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1955; 126 mins.
Beneath the surface of a strict religious community in Denmark rumbles primal human conflicts – familial, theological, metaphysical.

Northern/Southern Light
Silent Light
Carlos Reygadas, 2007; 145 mins.
Personal and religious crisis in Mexican Mennonite community – yet plot is less central to this film than images, long takes of wide-open spaces.

Northern/Southern Light
Babette’s Feast
Gabriel Axel, 1987; 102 mins.
In isolated community, barricaded by religion, two sisters take in French refugee woman whose bigger world threatens to expand their small one.

Imaginarium Movie
Hal Haberman, Jeremy Passmore, 2006; 81 mins.
Comic-book fan takes experimental drug and develops super powers – or the delusion of them. Part of Imaginarium program.


~ by castleqwayr on June 30, 2009.

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