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Flood Tide
Filmmaker Todd Chandler in Attendance
Friday, March 27, 7:00PM
(Members only reception, 6PM)
Aurora Members Free with RSVP, Non-Members $10
Aurora Picture Show hosts a screening and performance by filmmaker and musician Todd Chandler. A collection of short films, accompanied by a live score from Chandler, will kick off the evening and will be followed by the 70 minute feature Flood Tide. Flood Tide is an experimental feature film that tells the story of a group of artists and musicians living, working and making art and music in a small, post-industrial town. When their friend dies, they set out on an extraordinary voyage, unknowingly accompanied by her ghostly presence. Creating extraordinary boats out of ordinary junk the film follows their journey to the open water as a quiet narrative unfolds through fragments of memories, songs, letters and diary entries. The film is a collaboration with the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, a project dreamed up by the artist Swoon and built by a group of artists and performers who floated seven large sculptures down the Hudson River. Flood Tide interweaves documentation of this journey with layers of fiction, mythology, and oral history to create a film that both documents and reimagines the real-life project.  READ MORE
 
CounterCurrent 15: Ht/X with Luke Savisky
Co-Presented with UH Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts and Buffalo Bayou Partnership
Tuesday, April 14, 8:30-10PM
Location: Allen's Landing, 1001 Commerce Street
Free Admission with RSVP: countercurrentfestival.org/
Austin-based multimedia artist Luke Savisky returns to Houston with Ht/X, a live video spectacle on the underside of downtown Houston's Allen's Landing Bridge. The giant arch at once becomes a huge movie montage against the night sky; a watery reflection of the life along the river, a window through time and possibly even a passage to an inner world. Savisky is known for transforming non-traditional spaces into immersive experiences that interact with and mesmerize audiences. In 2010, Savisky's interactive installation E/x was projected onto four silos in Houston's East End, igniting the city skyline with the bodies of audience members as they appeared to move and merge within a visually stunning montage. READ MORE

AURORA NEWS

Mobile Media Literacy
Aurora Picture Show in the Community

Through our Mobile Media Literacy program, Aurora Picture Show hits the road to visit hospitals, non-profit groups and local schools to bring media literacy and filmmaking to the community.  By working with partners such as Young Audiences of Houston, Texas Children's Hospital Cancer Center Art In Medicine Program and Writers in the Schools, Aurora partners with established community programs geared toward youth. Check out the film that Media Arts Education Manager Camilo Gonzalez helped create for the Making A Mark collaborative project. Aurora Picture Show was thrilled to be the 2014 Guest Artist. Camilo worked with patients at Texas Children's Cancer Center and The Periwinkle Foundation Long Term Survivor group to create, "I Dream", a short film. VIEW "I DREAM"

Extremely Shorts and Extremely Young Film Festivals
Now Accepting Submissions
Extremely Shorts Film Festival, now in its 18th year, is accepting entries for the 2015 competition.  Presented in partnership with Whole Foods Market, this international competition honors adventurous three-minute or shorter films and videos from around the world.  The festival will be held at Aurora Picture Show (2442 Bartlett Street, Houston, TX) June 5-6, 2015. In addition to, and inspired by Extremely Shorts Film Festival, Aurora is also accepting entries for the Extremely Young Film Festival geared toward filmmakers under 17 years old.  The youth film festival will take place May 29, 2015 in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts Houston (1001 Bissonnet). MORE INFO

Now Hiring Summer Filmmaking Apprentice
Part of the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program with Volunteer Houston

College students looking for paid film-related experience this summer can apply to participate in our ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program position in partnership with Volunteer Houston. Applicants must be full-time undergrad students. Check out the guidelines and application instructions for Aurora's Summer Filmmaking Apprentice and get those resumes in by the April 3rd deadline.  READ MORE

Now Hiring Public Programs Assistant
A Part-time Position

Get those resumes updated and submitted as soon as possible for a rare opening at Aurora Picture Show.  Aurora is seeking a part-time Public Programs Assistant to provide managerial and administrative support for Aurora Picture Show artistic and educational programs.  This position is open until filled.  READ MORE

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