Jul
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Nonconformist Alternative presents : SILVER CINEMA

The nonconformist alternative presents a film program: SILVER CINEMA

Curator of the program: Dimitar Kutmanov

"To sink into the nature of things, as if anticipating every twitching of the fabric of alien worlds that are alive before your eyes - a unique opportunity that only slow cinema can give its viewers."

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The Nonconformist Alternative presents :

SILVER CINEMA

Visit
Greece, 2017

VANITÀ
USA, 2017

Death of the sound man
Thailand, 2017

Mutter
Canada, 2015

The Night of All Things
Herzegovina, Spain, 2016

Die Bergfrau
Germany, 2014

Reduit
Sweden, 2014

I hear your scream
Paraguay, Argentina, 2008

Субтитри: английски
Цена на билета: 5 лв. 
Обща продължителност: 105 мин. 

http://www.newfilmalternative.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/186721345357504/

About VANITÀ:

VANITÀ is the third installment in Kevin Pontuti's Poetry of Penance project, which uses magical realism to explore themes related to resilience and self-acceptance. VANITÀ was partly inspired by the historical tradition of Vanitas painting. The film explores topics related to obsessive compulsive behavior, notions of self-image, and destructive behaviors relating to vanity.

"The dark and dreamlike episode that confronts the viewer in Kevin Pontuti’s VANITÀ is rich in the suggestion of imagery recounting the long human struggle with balancing the lures of the world with the needs of the soul. His solemn woman before a mirror, whose red hair glints in the darkness around her, is redolent of portrayals of the penitent Mary Magdalene, a woman whose physical past is shed to find her spiritual core. Pontuti’s wordless image especially reminds of quiet scenes of contemplation, like Georges de la Tour’s painting of the Penitent Magdalene, where the sinner looks toward a mirror, a traditional symbol of vanity, and is reminded by the insubstantial flame of the transience of earthly life. In Pontuti’s film, the woman’s disturbing moments of disgorging a part of herself- a physical part of herself- is the equivalent in the painting of the quiet skull, hollow with gaping dark orbits, that implies mortality and the willing abandonment of the physical, sensual past. But while the Magdalene lets her earthly beauty go, the woman in Pontuti’s film resorbs that aspect of physical sensuality that links her to world. Her quest for redemption and transformation has not yet found resolution." Sarah Diebel, PhD 

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VANITÀ film still, 2017

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VANITÀ film still, 2017

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Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sacramento International Film Festival

Please join us for a screening of VANITÀ at the 24th annual Sacramento International Film Festival. Screening starts at 7:00 pm in the Delta King Theater.

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About the Sacramento International Film Festival:

It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to Sacramento's premier cinema experience, The Sacramento International Film Festival.

For 24 years film makers have enjoyed the Sacramento Film Festival (SFF) for its exceptional hospitality and its commitment to visionary artists. Previous guests include Colin Hanks (Fargo, Orange County), Lew Hunter (UCLA Screenwriting Dean Emeritus), Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs), Dominique Swain (Lolita) and two-time Academy Award winner John Daly (Platoon, The Last Emperor), Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show) to name a few!

About VANITÀ:

VANITÀ is the third installment in Kevin Pontuti's Poetry of Penance project, which uses magical realism to explore themes related to resilience and self-acceptance. VANITÀ was partly inspired by the historical tradition of Vanitas painting. The film explores topics related to obsessive compulsive behavior, notions of self-image, and destructive behaviors relating to vanity.

"The dark and dreamlike episode that confronts the viewer in Kevin Pontuti’s VANITÀ is rich in the suggestion of imagery recounting the long human struggle with balancing the lures of the world with the needs of the soul. His solemn woman before a mirror, whose red hair glints in the darkness around her, is redolent of portrayals of the penitent Mary Magdalene, a woman whose physical past is shed to find her spiritual core. Pontuti’s wordless image especially reminds of quiet scenes of contemplation, like Georges de la Tour’s painting of the Penitent Magdalene, where the sinner looks toward a mirror, a traditional symbol of vanity, and is reminded by the insubstantial flame of the transience of earthly life. In Pontuti’s film, the woman’s disturbing moments of disgorging a part of herself- a physical part of herself- is the equivalent in the painting of the quiet skull, hollow with gaping dark orbits, that implies mortality and the willing abandonment of the physical, sensual past. But while the Magdalene lets her earthly beauty go, the woman in Pontuti’s film resorbs that aspect of physical sensuality that links her to world. Her quest for redemption and transformation has not yet found resolution." Sarah Diebel, PhD 

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Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Kevin Pontuti Master Class at PiGrecoZen Film Festival

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Kevin Pontuti presents a selection of films and insight into his philosophy, creative process and production methods.

October 24th 9am - 1 pm

Mole Vanvitelliana

Banchina Nazario Sauro, 28, 60121 Ancona AN, Italy

About PiGrecoZen Film Festival:

Culture makes man free. This freedom of thought and of words, heart and spirit, we like to imagine it and to reach it along a line that combines the rationalism of Western culture with the spirituality of the East. Through the realization of a film festival, PiGrecoZen FilmFest . Through meetings on prose, poetry, philosophy, cinema, customs, traditions. Through thematic events, conferences and congresses.

http://www.pigrecozen.it/pgzff/it/

About Kevin Pontuti:

Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returned to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

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Oct
20
to Oct 21

VANITÀ at Flyway Film Festival

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Narrative Shorts

Fri, Oct 20, 2017 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.The Sheldon Theatre, 443 W 3rd St, Red Wing, MN 55066

Narrative Shorts

Sat, Oct 21, 2017 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.The Flyway Minema, 408 2nd St, Pepin, WI 54759

Two screenings. 

VANITÀ—a young woman finds a strange mirror.

VANITÀ is the third installment in our Poetry of Penance project, which uses magical realism to explore themes related to resilience and self-acceptance. VANITÀ was partly inspired by the historical tradition of Vanitas painting. The film explores topics related to obsessive compulsive behavior, notions of self-image, and destructive behaviors relating to vanity.

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returned to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

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Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

University of the Pacific

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Kevin Pontuti: Film Screening & Talk

 Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00 pm

 Janet Leigh Theatre 
3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

MEDIA X director, Kevin Pontuti, will present a selection of short films and talk about his creative process.

The selection of films will be from Pontuti's POETRY OF PENANCE project—a series of short period films (cantos) that use magical realism to explore themes such as resilience, loss and self-acceptance.

The first film in the series—ONERE—premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile), Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy) and the Solaris Film Festival (France).

The event is free and open to the public!

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returned to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

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Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

ONERE at the North Bay Art and Film Festival

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Please join us at the The North Bay Art and Film Festival for a screening of Kevin Pontuti's ONERE. 

October 7th, 2017
Showtime: 2-3:30 pm
BUY TICKETS HERE

The North Bay Art and Film Festival (NBAFF) is an annual three day event showcasing independent films and select artisans from Northern California. The event was created by independent filmmakers with the sole purpose to showcase new and upcoming talent.

The Festival will be held in the artistic waterfront town of Benicia, California in the historical Arsenal district, where there is a campus comprised of two former military venues. The first venue is the Commanding Officer’s Quarters, now home to Carter’s Biz Cafes, a cutting-edge, co-working and business development center. The second venue is the Clock Tower Building, a former armory site. 

About ONERE
ONERE uses magical realism to explore themes of resilience, loss and self-acceptance. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile) and the top “Human Path Award” at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returns to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

http://pontuti.com/
http://www.penitentproductions.com/
https://northbayartfilmfest.com/

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Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

ONERE LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

ONERE will be making its Los Angeles Premiere at the MARINA DEL RAY FILM FESTIVAL.

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Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sixth-annual-marina-del-rey-film-festival-tickets-37866102532

AMC Theaters Marina Market Place

About ONERE
ONERE uses magical realism to explore themes of resilience, loss and self-acceptance. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile) and the top “Human Path Award” at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returns to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

http://pontuti.com/
http://www.penitentproductions.com/
http://marinadelreyfilmfestival.com/

 

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

ONERE at the Sutter Creek International Film Festival

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Please join us at the Sutter Creek International Film Festival for a screening of Kevin Pontuti's ONERE. 

September 29th, 2017
Showtime: 1-3 pm

Sutter Creek Theatre located at 44 Main Street, Sutter Creek, CA 95685

Sutter Creek International Film Festival (SCIFF) garners high quality independent film submissions from the world over. The 2017 festival will feature films, documentaries, shorts and animated projects from filmmakers near and far. Our mission is to create a world-class festival that celebrates the many forms of the film industry, by showcasing films to educate, enlighten, inform, and most of all, entertain. SCIFF also offers master class seminars and filmmaker panels where amateur and professional filmmakers can discuss and advance their skills in the art of filmmaking. The everyday film patron will also love the information learned at these panels. SCIFF is fiscally partnered with Amador Community Foundation, and takes place in beautiful Sutter Creek in the heart of the mother lode. 

About ONERE
ONERE uses magical realism to explore themes of resilience, loss and self-acceptance. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile) and the top “Human Path Award” at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returns to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

http://pontuti.com/
http://www.penitentproductions.com/
https://www.suttercreekfilmfest.com/

 

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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

ONERE at the Violette Film Festival

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Please join us at the Violette Film Festival and the California Comicon for a screening of Kevin Pontuti's ONERE. 

September 16, 2017
Showtime: TBD

About ONERE
ONERE uses magical realism to explore themes of resilience, loss and self-acceptance. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile) and the top “Human Path Award” at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returns to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

http://pontuti.com/
http://www.penitentproductions.com/
http://www.violettefilmfestival.com/

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Sep
9
9:00 PM21:00

ONERE at the Nevada City Film Festival

Please join us at the Nevada City Film Festival for a screening of Kevin Pontuti's ONERE. 

September 9th, 2017
Showtime: 9-11 pm

Nevada Theatre
BUY TICKETS HERE

The Nevada City Film Festival is often referred to as the “Sundance of the Sierra” for its emphasis on fiercely independent cinema that showcases innovative, progressive and exciting new voices in film. Since 2001, the Nevada City Film Festival (NCFF) has brought top independent film, music and comedy, along with attracting thousands of attendees, international filmmakers, and industry guests to the historic Gold Rush era town of Nevada City, California. Nevada City is known for its sophisticated and supportive arts and cultural scene, and makes screening a film here a positive, encouraging and exciting experience.

About ONERE
ONERE uses magical realism to explore themes of resilience, loss and self-acceptance. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile) and the top “Human Path Award” at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returns to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

http://pontuti.com/
http://www.penitentproductions.com/
http://www.nevadacityfilmfestival.com/

Showtimes: Late Night Popcorn Sat, Sept 9 @ 9:00pm @ Nevada Theatre
BUY TICKETS HERE

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Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

ONERE at the Prague Independent Film Festival

Please join us at the Prague Independent Film Festival for the Czech premiere of Kevin Pontuti's ONERE. 

August 5th
5-7pm

Shorts Program

Screenings at Evald Kino Národní 60/28, 110 00 Nové Město

About the Prague Independent Film Festival

The Prague Independent Film Festival is an annual event which takes place in the historical cinemas of central Prague. Although relatively new, it has already managed to bring together talented and outstanding filmmakers from all over the world.

The most innovative and original pictures made by young and established directors are shown at the festival. Our belief is that true art of auteur cinema should be in the center of attention at our festival. Organizers of PIFF appreciate great directors such as Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Andrei Tarkovsky and we also believe that among the rising stars of our festival are filmmakers who will revolutionize the world of cinematography. We aim to achieve perfection in all respects and to attract more important cinematographers from the whole world.

About ONERE
ONERE uses magical realism to explore themes of resilience, loss and self-acceptance. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile) and the top “Human Path Award” at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returns to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

http://pontuti.com/
http://www.penitentproductions.com/
http://www.prague-film-festival.com/

 

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Jul
22
5:00 PM17:00

ONERE at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

Please join us at the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival for the west coast premiere of Kevin Pontuti's ONERE. 

Shorts Program
5-7pm

Q&A and filmmaker social to follow the screening.

The Roxie Theater
3117 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

About the San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
July 20 - July 22

Tickets
https://ticketing.us.veezi.com/purchase/2930?siteToken=4m48btf3yavn7xjk5yxk6nc40c

The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is a Nonprofit organization founded in 2006 that is dedicated to creating avenues for independent filmmakers, youth, filmmakers of conscience, and artists from under served communities to come together and exhibit their work to the widest possible audience. 

From our opening night gala featuring local musicians, local performers and local fine artists, to cutting edge student work, the Frozen Film Festival is helping to lead the film industry through an independent grass roots movement. Creative thinking and raw talent will rise if given a chance.

The San Francisco Frozen Film Festival is held every summer in the heart of the Mission district in San Francisco at the Roxie Theatre. Filmmakers whose work is accepted into the festival are invited to come to the city by the bay in the dead of summer to screen and discuss their work.

In addition to our annual international film festival, the SFFFF Youth Program is specifically focused on demonstrating to underserved youth that existing pathways do exist to help them find a career in the film arts. SFFFF holds annual music and art performances, as well as youth programming and awards presentations.

About ONERE
Onere uses magical realism to explore themes of resilience, loss and self-acceptance. The film premiered at the Duluth-Superior Film Festival (USA) last summer and won awards at the Altered Aesthetics Film Festival (USA), Flyway Film Festival (USA), FEDAXV (Chile) and the top “Human Path Award” at the Pi Greco Zen Film Festival (Italy).

About Kevin Pontuti
Kevin Pontuti is an artist and educator based in the USA. He received his MFA from Syracuse University in 1993 then moved to California where he founded the Los Angeles-based production company Studio P Inc. His image-making expertise and collaborative spirit attracted many top artists and designers to his studio. In 2009, Pontuti accepted a professorship at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. In 2017, he returns to California to lead University of the Pacific's MEDIA X program. His teaching and creative practice include photography, cinematic arts and transmedia studies.

http://pontuti.com/
http://www.penitentproductions.com/
http://www.frozenfilmfestival.com/index.php

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Feb
24
to Mar 5

Onere at the Beloit Intl Film Festival

Now in its 12th year, BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world.  Local residents and visitors from across the nation fill venues, ranging in size from 40 to 400 seats for more than 100 films, and to meet scores of filmmakers who come from throughout the U.S. and as far away as Europe, Asia and Latin America.

BIFF celebrates filmmakers in all genres—features, documentaries, shorts— who enjoy the Beloit setting as much as the attendees do. BIFF promises crowds of interested viewers filling venues, questioning them at the films, and stopping them on the street.

Please join us for the WI/IL ONE SHORTS program for two screenings of ONERE!

Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:00 pm—Hendricks Arts Center

Sun Feb 26, 2017 5:00 pm—Hendricks Arts Center

Tickets and more information: https://beloitfilmfest.org/films/onere/

 

 

 

 

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