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Tin House Reels: Bianca Stone

Epitaph in Reverse, today’s feature from Bianca Stone, includes the sort of artistic play that shows the author’s permissive relationship to her own creative mind. There is an elasticity to Stone’s process- she lets ink drops bleed, invites smudging, and whitewashes sections of her drawings for an explicit redo. “Since I end up eviscerating the [...]

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Tin House Reels: Sarina Nihei

Sarina Nihei’s Love-Hate Relationship is a story sent from the non-verbal, netted unconscious but is beautifully drawn by a conscious hand. The thin pen drawings in this film —colored-in with what looks like magic markers—launch a child’s story. But the color scheme, with its browns, yellows, and reds, feels bruised by the stories of human beings, [...]

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Tin House Reels: Elizabeth Davis

“Animators document the change to objects over a length of time,” says Elizabeth Davis, this week’s Tin House Reels featured artist. She defines animation simply: as the art of motion; and it gives her a wide range for play. Davis animates objects of all sorts, making her stories out of various toys: projecting light onto fabric, [...]

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Tin House Reels: Edwin Rostron

Visions of the Invertebrate, this week’s film at Tin House Reels, is a dance of geometric shapes set to electronic sounds, a collaboration between artist Edwin Rostron and musician Supreme Vagabond Craftsman. Working with a musician opened up possibilities for Rostron’s storytelling: “Supreme Vagabond Craftsman and I wanted to make something where his music and [...]

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Tin House Reels: Rivkah Gevinson

This week, Tin House Reels screens Rivkah Gevinson’s short film Shut Eye, an animation of elaborate parts—buttons, cupcake liners, lace, teapots, cloth dolls with outsized shoes—set to a song that relates the pieces. Gevinson capitalizes on the surprises that happen as an animator transitions from single, still images to the way those pictures move forward [...]

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Tin House Reels: Kate Jessop

This week’s featured filmmaker, Kate Jessop, started off as a visual artist and musician and “accidently ended up as a filmmaker after being slipped a copy of Final Cut Pro.” At the age of 26, armed with her new toy, she made a narrative film called Desires, which would go on to be shortlisted for the [...]

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Tin House Reels: Joseph Cornelison

This week’s featured film Manto, by Joseph Cornelison, is a departure from our recent  run of animated shorts at Tin House Reels; this is a largely live-action film that marries the history to the American south to the Greek myth of Manto, the daughter of Tiresias, who was said to see the future with more [...]

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Tin House Reels: Dustin Grella

This week, Tin House Reels presents three shorts from Dustin Grella’s  Animation Hotline, a series that artfully expands and exposes the private moments people whisper into telephones. As a type of performance art at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Grella, teaming up with sponsor HP, planted various phones around the festival grounds. Those in attendance [...]

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Tin House Reels: Karolina Glusiec

For this week’s installment, Tin House Reels is thrilled to screen Karolina Glusiec’s thesis from the Royal College of Art, Velocity, which won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2012. The project was inspired by a trip to Glusiec’s hometown in Poland, where an expanding factory had cast the landscape of her memories into shadows. “At [...]

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Tin House Reels: Jordan Bruner

This week, Tin House Reels offers up the animal-frenzied dance party that is Jordan Bruner’s The Leaf Woman and the Centaur. Bruner’s work, which ranges from advertisements for major brands to full length films to animated poems, tends to bring small elements together into an intricate motion that celebrates community. The Leaf Woman and the [...]

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Tin House Reels: Alix Lambert & Jennifer R. Morris

This week’s installment of Tin House Reels takes you back to a time of imaginary friends and their place at the family dinner table. The Imaginary Friend Project: Polish Kershaw, created by Alix Lambert & Jennifer R. Morris, arose out of a seminar Jennifer taught at Emerson College with her theatre company, The Civilians. “I helped [...]

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Tin House Reels: Afroditi Bitzouni

Tin House Reels is pleased to screen Afroditi Bitzouni’s animated interpretation of the Greek poet Tasos Livaditis’s “Night.” Bitzouni conceived her video “when my laptop was broken.” “At that time,” she explains, “there was nothing better to do other than flipping the pages of my fairytales and reading my favorite poems.  I was reading [the [...]

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Tin House Reels: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Tin House Reels is pleased to screen Rowan Hisayo Buchanan’s “Dark Matter,” a short film dealing with sadness, “the unexpected weight of the universe.” “[The film] came about when a very close friend, who works in the sciences, tried to explain dark matter to me,” says Rowan. Her friend’s scientific description of a mysterious weight in the universe [...]

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Tin House Reels: Manolo Moreno

This week’s Tin House Reels short is Manolo Moreno’s riff on ukulele cheese, “Silly Little Hate Song.” The inspiration behind the film is almost as charming as the final product. “Around seven years ago,” Manolo recalled, “I wanted a tiny guitar so the portability would counteract my clumsiness and the size would be easy to [...]

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Tin House Reels: Xiangjun Shi

This week, Tin House Reels celebrates the season with the animated video “Fall (with Music)” by Xiangjun (Shixie) Shi. Shixie, who holds a B.A in Physics from Brown University and a B.F.A. in Film/Animation from Rhode Island School of Design, integrates her two academic fields in artwork that closely observes the physical world. She is fascinated with [...]

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Tin House Reels: Corrie Francis Parks

Tin House Reels is proud to screen Corrie Francis Parks’s sand animation, “A Tangled Tale.” A two year labor of love, the film was funded through a Kickstarter campaign and a Big Sky Film Grant by the Montana Film Office. For each frame of the film, Parks maneuvered beach sand on an illuminated light­box, a [...]

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Tin House Reels: Paul Kramer

Tin House Reels brings you a Halloween treat today in the form of Paul Kramer’s “Ligeia.” Based on the 1838 Edgar Allan Poe short story of the same name, the narrative centers around a writer who obsesses over his dead wife and and longs to“restore her to the pathway she had abandoned.” Kramer made his [...]

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Tin House Reels: Keren Cytter

Literally “The Whisper of the Devi”, Keren Cytter’s “Les Ruissellements du Diable” is a story of obsessive imaginations and the ways in which we can both obliterate and subscribe to reality. Based on Julio Cortázar’s “Las babes des Diablo” (also the basis for Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blowup), the narrative involves a man and a woman simultaneously [...]

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Tin House Reels: André da Loba

This week, we’re excited to screen André da Loba’s “On Thoughts.” Da Loba is a toymaker, children’s book maker, illustrator, and videomaker who made dozens of versions of this film before finishing it in what he called the long, hot summer of work (2012). Da Loba began the ­video as a sort of book trailer [...]

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Tin House Reels: Isabelle Harada

After a week of reruns, Tin House Reels is back and pleased to be screening Isabelle Harada’s Entropy. A story about a breakup, the film narrates the mundane moments of love against the backdrop of a galactic breakdown. “During the past four years at PNCA, I have spent my time developing a style and line [...]

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Tin House Reels: Bianca Stone

This week Tin House Reels is excited to screen Bianca Stone’s Elegy with Judy Garland (and Refrigerator). “While I often work on paper, I’ve always been in love with making little films,” Bianca said. ” I’ve always wanted to do animation, and ever since I was a teenager I have been slip-dashing it together using [...]

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Tin House Reels: Sasha Waters Freyer

This week we’re excited to screen Sasha Waters Freyer’s Our Summer Made Her Light Escape, a wordless, 16mm portrait of interiority, maternal ambivalence and the passage of time. Our Summer explores quotidian allurements and cruelties: a crippled bee, a mole in its death throes, a smashed robin’s egg. Born in Brooklyn in 1968, Sasha Waters Freyer is a moving image artist creating [...]

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Tin House Reels: Kelly Fry

This week we’re excited to screen Kelly Fry’s The Ballad of Pete Fry. “Everyone had a story about Pete [my father],” Kelly said. “He was a gambler, drinker, trickster, and storyteller—and, after his death, he became a folk hero.”  The film narrates those many viewpoints from family and friends—and leaves us with a sad, still, piercing silhouette of this [...]

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Tin House Reels: Suzanne Coote

The story of a mother and daughter trying to find common ground in a shared apartment.

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Tin House Reels: Luca Dipierro

Tre Storie feels rich with unanswered questions. Images move up and down: juggled balls, fish skeletons on seesaws, angels in the sky that sing to the lowliest man at the restaurant.

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