On Tuesday, 13. December, at the 21 class, the last Short Tuesday of this year will take place at the Tuškanac Cinema in Zagreb. This time Shorty Tuesday will host one of the most influential European film critics, British Neil Younga, a permanent associate of many important film magazines and portals such as Sight & Sound, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire and Mubi, who will present the program of the best, mostly experimental films that has been seen in recent years at world festivals, united by one simple principle - the presence and the meaning of music in them. Among others, Lewis Klahra, Janie Geiser, Stephen Broomer, Sead Šabotić, Milan Zulic and Isabel Pagliai will be shown.
Neil Young (not related to Bernard Shakey) was born in Easington, and spent most of his life in Sunderland. Before joining the millennium with the well-known 29 he began to deal with film criticism, studied journalism, wrote about football, but also worked for a long time as a professional horse racer bettor. But since then, through its website Jigsaw Lounge, profiling to one of the most important film and nonfilmed journals and portals (The Independent, Time Out London, Sight & Sound, The Hollywood Reporter, IndieWire, Mubi) unavoidable people on the European Critical Scene. This was also helped by the passionate visitor of film festivals (every year they visited 40), often working as a program consultant (Ljubljana LIFFE, Viennese Viennale). From 2011. to 2015. He also worked as a director of the Bradford Film Festival and 2013. He was a member of the Jury at the Cannes Film Critics Week.
The film program that shortly selected this extremely eloquent and humorous filmmaker, who has recently acted as a director, announces that: "While music in long movie games that we see on the repertoire of cinema has become intrusive, exaggerated, often depicting every emotion, experimental , avant-garde, and unconventional short films show what can be achieved with it when used with emotion, imagination and drudgery. Or how Frank Zappa once said, 'Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible'.
Maybe the most famous author of those movies we watch on the program is Lewis Klahr. This master of collage from Los Angeles is filmed by 1977, inspired by Greek mythology, superhero comic strips, pulp literature, modernist architecture and noir film. Two of his films - 'Mercury' and 'Mars Garden', will be shown, together with the other ten works made by 2002. We recently joined the feature film 'Sixty Six'. With its complex superpositions of paintings and music, as well as a range of tones and textures that are both seductively erotic and overly gloomy, the film is a hypnotic dream of pop culture 60s and 70s.
It will also feature a work by his wife, also famous figures of American avant-garde and experimental scenes Janie Geiser, the film 'Cathode Garden'. Janie Geiser is one of the pioneers of the American avant-garde doll puppet, which often used doll animation in her filmmaking. In this hypnotic story of a young woman, the modern Persephone, moving between light and darkness, life and death, she has used negative, botanical and anatomical illustrations, lost envelopes and home audio recordings.