Pro Arts Cinema Matinees curated by Tooth presents:

Elemental Forces: Water Signs

Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:00 – 4:00pm | Pro Arts Gallery

Watersmith
(Will Hindle, 1969, 32 mins, 16mm)

Skagafjörður
(Peter Hutton, 2004, 33 mins, 16mm)

On Sunday April 17th 2016, Pro Arts will launch its first installment Elemental Forces: Water Signs of our monthly film series under the name of Pro Arts Cinema Matinees. Pro Arts Cinema Matinees is a program curated by Bay Area film legend Tooth. The series will screen experimental and alternative films supported by discussions by the filmmakers, artists, and/or curator.  Tooth is an artist and independent film curator from Oakland. He is the founder of Black Hole Cinematheque, a community based microcinema and film archive focusing on the presentation of avant garde/experimental moving image and performance work with an international scope.

Elemental Forces: Water Signs invites the audience for a screening with the experimental films of Peter Hutton and Will Hindle.  As California begins our hopeful emergence from years of historic drought into the embraces of the seasonal deluge, we take time to look at the work of two filmmakers who cast their lens to the realms of the aquatic with different meditations on the elements as both a chaotic and ordering force. Both films will be shown on 16mm prints provided by Canyon Cinema Foundation.

Will Hindle‘s rarely screened masterful work Watersmith “is a mind movie. Hindle turns his film into a celebration of the freedom of bodies moving through water, the implacable grace of human forms freed from gravity. It ripples between reality and abstraction.”

Peter Hutton’s Skagafjörður, brings us a series of elliptical observations of the landscapes of northern Iceland coupled with that of the Hudson River. Continuing the unique ways of seeing, the filmmaker has developed, through a decades-long cultivation, a style that couples absorbing the material concreteness of the external landscape with the emotional inner landscape that the films often evoke in the mind of the viewer.

Tooth is an artist and independent film curator from Oakland. He is the founder of Black Hole Cinematheque, a community based microcinema and film archive focusing on the presentation of avant garde/experimental moving image and performance work with an international scope.

This program is FREE and Open to the Public.

*This program is made possible in part with funds by the City of Oakland Cultural Funding Program, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and the Clorox Company Foundation.