BendFilm, Caldera and ScaleHouse presents a showcase and discussion with Alisa Yang, March 17th, Sunday, 5:30pm

On the evening of March 17, Alisa will screen three films, including:

Sleeping with the Devil (23 mins) Based on a Skype exorcism and found footage, the filmmaker confronts her past growing up in the Evangelical prophetic and deliverance ministry.

Please Come Again (10 mins) An experimental essay film that narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian women through the rooms of Japanese love hotels. Please note this film shows brief depictions of explicit sexual material.

Stop Speaking (5 mins) An existential text-to-speech crisis, a meditation on the construction of gender on technology. Composition by Andy Akiho’s Stop Speaking featuring live solo snare drum performed by Chelsea Tinsler.

Following the films, Alisa will read from her writings, and BendFilm Executive Director Todd Looby will facilitate a Q&A with the audience.

Alisa Yang Filmmaker Showcase & Discussion

March 17, 5:30-7pm at Liberty Arts Collective, 849 NW Wall St., Bend

Tickets: $5 at bendfilm.org or at the door 

alisayang.com • bendfilm.org • calderaarts.org • scalehouse.org

Please Come Again at AXW Film Fest, NYC. JULY 18, 2018 — 6 PM, Anthology Film Archives


WEDNESDAY JULY 18, 2018 — 6 PM

Anthology Film Archives, 32 2nd Avenue at 2nd Street NY NY 10003
(F train to 2nd Avenue)


The Raconteur; Rebecca Krasnik; Denmark/USA; 3.00
Raconteur is a surreal conversation on photography and the relation between the still image and the perception of time, memory and truth.

ARMS; Lucie Friederike Mueller; Austria / Germany; 2.57
Credits: thanks to Jelena Petrovic, Constanze Ruhm
The right to own and use a gun for self-protection is a widespread and politically influential opinion in the USA. ARMS shows us how women in a patriarchal system are supposed to be transformed into confident individuals through the use of a gun. It gives us a sense of the manipulations that have led to weapons becoming a fetish of American society.

Please Come Again; Alisa Yang; USA; 9.00
An essay that narrates the collective and personal memory of three generations of Asian women through the rooms of Japanese love hotels.

1st DAY & NEXT MINUTE; Sara Koppel; MUSIC & SOUND; Sune Køter Kølster; Denmark; 2.30
An explicit rush adventure into a she-persons zone of desires. Where lust & responsibility is constantly dividing & demanding needs.

Loss returns to us what is gone in this portrait of the future in the past tense.

STONES FOR THUNDER; Kera MacKenzie and Andrew Mausert-Mooney; USA; 20:28

Please Come Again screening Kinodot Experimental Film Festival. St.Petersburg, Russia. June 3rd, 7pm

03.06, 19.00 Rodina cinema (Karavannaya str., 12)

Gare Paris-Saint-Lazare, 10 avril 2017, 12h03-12h07 by Pablo-Martin Cordoba, France, Argentina
Film-collage 2 - introduction by Anais Ibert, France
Cargo by Jasmine Ellis, Germany
What Time Is Love? by Anna Franceschini, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany
NN by Pablo Mazzolo, Argentina
XCTRY by Bill Brown, USA
A Plastic Bottle's Stair Dance by Mikhail Basov, Russia
Please Come Again by Alisa Yang, United States
Destination Nowhere by Prapat Jiwarangsan, Thailand
Accelere Chapultepec by Kaveh Nabatian, Canada, Mexico
Song For Billy by Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen, UK
Martin Cries by Jonathan Vinel, France

Tickets: http://rodinakino.ru/
Entrance 200 rubles

Please Come Again screening at UICA Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts

Official Film Lineup

Philip Carrel - The Clay Path
Toby Kaufmann- Buhler, Kenojuak Ashevak - Assembler/Responser Music Video
Matthew Bouwense -  Major Murphy Step Out Music Video
Alisa Yang - Please Come Again
Darius Gardner - Por Si Te Vas (In Case You Go)
Matt Everitt - Swade, Visas Music Video
Tyler Rubenfeld - Innards
Joe Post - Poached
Mike Madigan - Emergency Alert
Joseph Victor - One Shot
Carese Bartlett - Refill
Matthew von Dayton - The Collector

About Open Projector Night

Celebrate short films with the Open Projector Night series, a recurring cinematic event presenting the work of local, regional, and national filmmakers with a Michigan connection. Enjoy a diverse range of movies  from animated narratives and commercial work to experimental pieces. After the event, participate in a question and answer panel with the filmmakers and vote for your favorite short film. Winners will receive a number of awards, including special screenings of their work before UICA's feature films.


Sleeping with the Devil Screening + Q&A at VAEFF, NYC, Friday, 12/10, 8:15pm

Sleeping with the Devil Screening + Q&A at VAEFF, NYC, Friday, 12/10, 8:15pm

For the fourth year, VAEFF will present “Beauty, Sex & Shame,” a program examining the interplay of beauty, sexual representation, and shame as expressed through art, fashion, and music videos. The works span from sexually provocative rebellion in the new digital age to intimate personal encounters with patriarchal and religious dogmas.

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#slowtrain resident with China Residencies

#slowtrain resident with China Residencies May 8th - July 15th

"With China’s recent interest in reviving the Silk Road, the project document the journey of one of the most important trade route in ancient civilization, retracing the changing landscape and culture in the 21st century. Besides capturing the scenic route during the long train ride, the project will highlight fellow travelers, quiet moments, soundscape, and other nuances of train travel. Details of train’s interior will be examined, noting on the different design and aesthetic of each train segment and train class. Activities and conversations amongst passengers and between me with other people will also be recorded when permitted."