Tue February 19th, 7pm: Solus Film Collective DVD Launch
Wed February 20th, 7pm: Alan Lambert Screening of Metal Dragon
SOLUS INDEPENDENT FILM COLLECTIVE DVD LAUNCH
After 10 years of programming, Solus are presenting their first DVD compilation, which presents works from the early screenings in 1998/99 through to the most recent additions for Anthology Film Archives in 2006, and Marseillesin January 2008. This new DVD features short films by James Kelly, Zoe Greenberg, Stom Sogo, Dónal Ó’Céilleachair, Johnny Kelly, Ronan Coyle, Moira Tierney, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Masha Godovannaya, Alan Lambert, Dennis Kenny.
Jonas Mekas, one of the leading figures of American avant-garde filmmaking or the “New American Cinema,” who hosted the early Solus programmes in Anthology Film Archives, will be attending, as will many of the Filmmakers mentioned above.
Solus is an independent film collective and platform for film-makers working in Super-8mm / 16mm and DV. The group was formed in 1998 in Dublin, Ireland, by Moira Tierney and Alan Lambert. It has the dual aim of showing Irish short and avant-garde films internationally and international short and avant-garde films in Ireland. So far Solus has programmes for a variety of Arts Institutes and venues in Ireland, France, America, Russia, Trinidad and Egypt. The website will also be launched on the same evening: http://www.soluscollective.org/
ALAN LAMBERT OUROBOROS: First Metal Dragon Feature
‘Ouroboros’, is a set of short improvised ghost stories made on mini-DV with a variety of artists in a variety of locations around the world over the past year – from Bermuda to Philadelphia to Yokohama to Trinidad and New York, with composers, mural painters, stand up comics, animators and conceptual artists. ‘Ouroboros’ will ultimately become a feature film comprising these short films when viewed end to end. The soundtrack includes contributions from Aphasia Recordings, Five Green Circle, Dave Donohoe, Secret Society, Fergus Kelly and many more.
As Metal Dragon, Alan Lambert has been providing audio visual works for festivals and live events over the past 5 years, with a wide range of visual material collected on travels in America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Previous visual works have been primarily non-narrative music video oriented. ‘Ouroboros’ is the first set of works which lean more towards the narrative.