The Three Rivers Film Festival begins tonight, with films from around the world, but one of its more notable homegrown ingredients arrives tomorrow.
Film by Mike Bonello is part of Sync'd 7
is this year’s incarnation of an evening-length program during which local musicians provide live scores for short silent films by local artists.
Tomorrow night, as part of the festival’s Micro-Cinema Side-bar, Sun Cycles
(Matt and Jackie McDowell) and Cocoon II
(Nick Fallwell and Caulen Kress) provide the sounds for films by such top local film and video artists as Ross Nugent, Padraic Driscoll, Tess Allard, Andrew Daub, Jenn Gooch, tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE, Michael Maraden, Andrew McIntyre, Ivette Spradlin and Athena Frances Harden, Justin Crimone and Mike Bonello. (Maraden is Sync’d’s organizer.)
Traditionally, the films range from abstracts to documentaries, though most are experimental. Most this year are in video, says Maraden, though Nugent’s contribution is a double-16 mm film projection.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Admission includes free refreshments while supplies last. There will also be pre-show and intermission DJ sets by KMFD.
Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center
is located at 1000 Madison Ave., in Deutschtown.