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First RET.INEVITABLE Promising "A Playground of Cinema, Space, and Sound"; Event to Includ

First RET.INEVITABLE Promising "A Playground of Cinema, Space, and Sound"; Event to Includ

First RET.INEVITABLE Promising "A Playground of Cinema,
and Sound"; Event to Include Films by Egoyan, Haynes, Korine and Jonze,
Among Others

by Eugene Hernandez

It is undoubtedly the most unique idea we’ve ever heard for a film
festival and it is taking place one night only — next Tuesday. The
brainchild of Francine Hermelin, David Levine, and Adam Levite
(collectively know as FLMSCL), RET.INEVITABLE will be a five-hour
cinematic experience featuring work from a diverse group of filmmakers
and held in a particularly off-beat venue. Bringing together
architects, production designers, and makers, RET.INEVITABLE debuts
within the vaulted chambers of the Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage (the base
of the structure), offering unconventional film screenings,
installations, and music in what organizers proclaim will be unlike
other film festival environment. Among the filmmakers who will be
showcasing work are Atom Egoyan, Harmony Korine, and Todd Haynes &
Christine Vachon. The event is the kick-off to the twelve day 1998
Creative time in the Anchorage series.

“Its the first time that film has formally been screened in the
Anchorage,” Adam Levite told indieWIRE, offering, “It is in the foot of
the Brooklyn Bridge — it was originally an open air market.”
Describing the interiors of the space, Levite offered that the venue
contains “gothic chambers with 55 foot high vaulted ceilings.” David
Levine added that the space can accomodate up to 1,200 people within its
eight chambers.”

“We wanted everything about the cinema experience to be turned on its
head,” Francine Hermelin explained, “Its like a cross between a festival
and a carnival.” Within the various cathedral chambers, the organizers
are creating performance/exhibitions spaces which range from traditional
movie-theater style, to a room with numerous video monitors, or space
where attendees will lay on the ground and watch images projected on the

The list of film participants includes an array of emerging and
established filmmakers. Paul Thomas Anderson (“Boogie Nights“) will
premiere a new short work, Atom Egoyan (“The Sweet Hearafter“) will show
his short film “Peep Show”, Todd Haynes and Christine Vachon will debut
a joint installation entitled, “Domestic Violence“, Harmony Korine
(“Gummo“) will show an installation entitled “The Diary of Anne Frank
Part II
“), acclaimed music video director Spike Jonze will screen some
of his work, Gus Gus, an Icelandic group, will show a short work, a
digital filmmaking room will offer work curated by RES, and a number of
other makers’ work will be included in the evening’s program, among
them: Karen Cinnore, Karen Kimmel, John Carluccio, Jason
Hernandez-Rosenblatt, Doug Aitken, Mike & Doug Starn, and Carolyn Chen &
Marcus Raboy.

[RET.INEVITABLE runs 8 p.m. – 1 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 1998. For
more information, call 212/966.1424, or visit their website at>. Tickets are available in advance at Other
Music (15 E. 4th St.) or at the door. According to organizers,
attendees are encouraged to arrive early.]

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