Festival #1

Premiered June 7, 2009 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Curated by Jaimie Baron and Andrew Hall. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum. In this program, we bring together a selection of recent films that appropriated footage from diverse sources in vastly different ways. Our goal in choosing these films is to show the range of…

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Festival #2

Premiered December 13, 2009 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Curated by Jaimie Baron and Andrew Hall. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum. “[A] follow-up to summer 2009’s Festival of In(Appropriation), presented by the LA Filmforum, delivers a number of contemporary found-footage video assemblages that make use of existing material in order to create new moving…

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Festival #3

Premiered September 19, 2010 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood Curated by Jaimie Baron, Andrew Hall, and Madeleine Gallagher. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum. “Against the now undeniable arrival of cinema’s digital future, L.A. Filmforum’s Festival of (In)appropriation goes surprisingly old-school in its found-footage sources and methods. While oddities like Evan Meaney’s image-sound fracturing Ceibas: (we…

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Festival #4

Premiered September 18, 2011 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Curated by Jaimie Baron, Andrew Hall, and Lauren Berliner. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum. The fourth edition of the Festival of (In)appropriation includes new work by past participants Evan Meaney and Gerard Freixes Ribera, as well as many new participants. This program emphasizes documentary uses of…

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Festival #5

Premiered November 11, 2012 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum. “The appropriation of mainstream/commercial culture by artists is nothing new — you can trace it back through Negativland, Craig Baldwin and other post–hip-hop culture jammers of the ’80s and ’90s; Guy Debord and…

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Festival #6

Premiered February 16, 2014 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum. “Anyone weary of Paranormal Activity’s take on the found-footage genre need look no further than the Egyptian’s Spielberg Theatre for a healthy dose of the real thing. Hosted by L.A. Filmforum…

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Festival #7

Premiered February 15, 2015 at The Egyptian Theater in Hollywood.  Curated by Jaimie Baron, Lauren Berliner, and Greg Cohen. Sponsored by Los Angeles Filmforum. [Click here to see Doug Harvey’s review of Festival #7 in Artillery magazine!] ◊  ◊  ◊ Astro Black: Race for Space by Soda_Jerk (digital video, color, sound, Australia, 2010, 6:06) In their on-going video…

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