studiofilmclub 21/10/10

Building 7
Fernandes Industrial Centre
Eastern Main Road
Port of Spain

SFC is very pleased to screen two short films by the Swedish Berlin based artist Ilja Karilampi and the undefinable 1977 Japanese psychedelic cult classic HOUSE

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thursday October 21st
doors open at 7:30pm and films will start at 8:15pm

The Chief Architect of Gangsta Rap (Ilja Karilampi/Sweden/2009/11')
A documentary about the hiphop producer Dr. Dre, and whether he actually studied to become an architect before joining the N.W.A.

DJ Säkerhetskontroll (Ilja Karilampi/Sweden/2009/10') 
A personal portrait of global club culture, seen through the story of the character with the same name. From a failed performance we follow him on a journey in the musical world, through the loss of a laptop in Amsterdam, mutated copyright warnings, a bevel-and-embossed history of London warehouse parties, and hacked music video clips with a swedish soundtrack.

HOUSE (Nobuhiko Obayashi/Japan/1977/ 87')

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s 1977 movie House? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby Doo as directed by Dario Argento? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home, only to come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic, House seems like it was beamed to Earth from another planet. Or perhaps the mind of a child: the director fashioned the script after the eccentric musings of his eleven-year-old daughter, then employed all the tricks in his analog arsenal (mattes, animation, and collage) to make them a visually astonishing, raucous reality. Never before released in the United States, and a bona fide cult classic in the making, House is one of the most exciting genre discoveries in years.
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