As an Atlanta based microcinema, Contraband Cinema is resource for filmmakers pursuing fine-art, essay, documentary, home movie, orphan, cult, animation and exploitation films and videos. We connect Atlanta audiences with the strange and wonderful sub-stream of underground cinema.
Fri 8/15: Zbigniew Rybcznski's "Media"
Come for a collection of experimental short films by Zbigniew Rybczynski, hot dogs, popcorn, beverages, and Contraband contraband!
$5 suggested donation.
Ambient + Studio, Friday August 15th 7pm
Pre-show at 7pm.
Feature presentation at 8pm.
Zbigniew is a polish cinematographer, experimental filmmaker and inventor. His work has received multiple awards including MTV vanguard awards, the first Emmy for an HD presentation and the first Oscar ever given to a polish filmmaker for his film Tango. He is a pioneer in HD technology and holds several patents in Chroma key technology. Rybcynski's innovative short films of the 70's and his creative music videos of the 80's laid the groundwork for directors such as; Darren Aronfsky, Gaspar Noé, Michel Gondry and many others. His work represents a missing link in the history of filmmaking.
Zbigniew Rybczynski's "Media" is the first volume, in a three volume DVD series, showcasing the work of this internationally respected Polish filmmaker. Volume One covers Mr. Rybczynski's early years, between 1972 and 1978, creating animated films within the Polish studio system.
"Media" consists of ten short films, with durations ranging between 1':35" and 10':27". All were created utilizing a conventional film camera in conjunction with an animation stand. The use of the animation stand permits the filmmaker to subject his exposed film to a wide variety of post-production treatments, including: frame-by-frame time alterations, the spatial arrangement of many different image sources into one frame, colorization processing by the hand-painting of individual frames and by the application of moving mattes of va