July 12th, 2007 · No Comments · By

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Start off your evening by checking out a performance on the Downtown Mall by the Charlottesville Gamelan Ensemble. It’ll take place from 6:30 to 8:30.

Then, head over to The Bridge for the first installment of the Summer Film SeriesExperimental Travelogues. Here’s a description:

Continuing the Bridge’s tradition of showcasing short experimental films, these screening will present a selection of avant-garde travelogues.

Beginning on July 12, the first screening will include “Wildwest Suite,” Holly Fisher’s fragmented document of a road-trip through the American Southwest; “The Glass System,” shot on the streets of Calcutta by Mark Lapore; some personal travel films by the legendary film-maker Jonas Mekas, and early portraits of New York and Haiti by Rudy Burckhardt. The journey will conclude with “The Man Who Could Not See Far Enough,” Peter Rose’s five-part mini-epic which combines very personal narration and self-documentation with breathtaking optical printing effects; the film’s climax involves Rose traversing the length of the Golden Gate Bridge by climbing the Bridge’s suspension cables, camera in hand.

After that, make your way to the Tea Bazaar and see noisy rockers Shearing Pinx.

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