Headroom Fall 2017, or: An Embarrassment of Riches

We’re thrilled to announce the Fall 2017 lineup for HEADROOM!  Check back for details on each of the five (FIVE!) exciting programs listed below:

Thursday, Oct 12 at 8pm, Adam Khalil w/
INAATE/SE [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./]
RAD Inc.

INAATESE 3History is written by the victors, but this film reminds us 
that the history of the oppressed can still be saved from being extinguished. Native American video artists Adam and Zack Khalil here reclaim the narrative of the Ojibway of Sault Ste. Marie, in Michigan’s Upper Penninsula, from the archives and museums that would confine it to the past. Using personal interviews, animated drawings, performance, and provocative intercutting, the Khalil brothers’ feature debut makes a bold case for the Ojibway people to be their own storytellers—while seeking a cure for the damage inflicted by colonization—in a spiritual reconnection with tradition. –MoMA, Documentary Fortnight 2016 Catalogue


Wednesday, Nov 8, Melika Bass
time and place TBD

SHED_Bass_still_1-copyMelika Bass makes slow-burning, abstracted narrative films and immersive installations. Her international screenings and exhibitions include: BFI London Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, CPHDox Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, amongst others. She was one of a dozen international filmmakers commissioned by Icelandic band Sigur Ros to create an original film for their Valtari Mystery Film Experiment. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Tuesday, Nov 14 at 7pm, Mike Stoltz
105 Adler Journalism Building

stoltz_03 Mike Stoltz uses the tools of cinema (moving images, sound, special effects, projection, and montage) to explore time, mythology, memory, and the medium itself. His work at screened at TIFF’s Wavelengths, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the New York Film Festival – Projections, Edinburgh International Film Festival, the Echo Park Film Center, amongst many others. Stoltz will be presenting a program of his work on 16mm and video that reposition the familiar and nearby in a way that is both intimate and quizzical.
Friday/Saturday, Dec 1 & 2 at 7pm, Canyon Cinema 50 Film Tour Double Header
105 Adler Journalism Building

Bromberg_Ciao_Bella-1For their 50th anniversary, Canyon Cinema has put together an international tour of their 16mm catalogue, with many recent restorations and new prints. We’re happy to host back-to-back nights of programming, one from guest-curator Christopher Harris, and the second, Canyon Cinema 50: Studies in Natural Magic, presented by tour curator, David Dinnell. As a component of the Canyon Cinema 50 project, the touring program is meant not only to celebrate Canyon’s history but also to point the way towards the organization’s continued relevance as both a purveyor of and advocate for artist-made cinema, seeding the next generation of what founding filmmaker Bruce Baillie described as “a federation of willing devotees of the magic lantern muse.”