2015 The Mini Cine

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 15th – Saturday, April 18th, 11:00 am – 8:00 pm daily
Place: Columbia Museum of Art’s Boyd Plaza, 1515 Main Street, Columbia, SC 29202
General Admission: Free

Indie Grits is ecstatic to welcome the Mini Cine to Columbia for this year’s festival. Hosted in the courtyard of the Columbia Museum of Art, the Mini Cine will feature two Future Perfect programs of video art on continuous loop curated by the artist Ben Tiven and the good people of the Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC) at the University of South Carolina.

Future Perfect Shorts

The future perfect is a tense tense: it doubles down on a guess about the unknown. This will have happened. Really? How are we so sure? What else might also have happened that we can’t yet see or know? Is the future something that we are able to design, or is it something beyond control, which will ultimately come to (re-)design us? This program explores the dynamic between engineered futures and human consequences.

The Otolith Group, Otolith 1, 2003, 23:00“
Harun Farocki, Parallel 3, 2014, 7:30“
Andreas Bunte, New University & Normbewegungen, 2010, 13:00“
Benjamin Tiven, Two Devices, 2014, 10:00“

Past Hopes for Perfect Futures:

mini cineThis curated program of archival footage from the University of South Carolina’s Moving Image Research Collections features films from the Fox Movietone News Collection and various home movie collections. These selections depict expectations for the future from decades long past. A hopeful spirit of optimism pervades the majority of the footage, and viewers can decide for themselves if the present day lives up to yesterday’s dreams for the future.

This Charleston-based mobile mini cinema, the brainchild of filmmaker Justin Nathanson, offers a uniquely intimate movie going experience inside of a forty-foot recycled shipping container. Equipped with a projection booth, a one hundred inch high definition screen, a professional grade sound system, and thirty-three seats, this lushly renovated international cargo box is sure to delight Indie Grits audiences for the duration of the festival.