Edifying Thoughts of a Tobacco Smoker

Screening & Live Event
International Psychedelic and Sci-Fi Shorts

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
Museum of the Moving Image - Bartos Screening Room

Presented by The Psychedelic Film and Music Festival

These mind-altering short films are from science fiction, magical realism and virtual reality. Filmmakers will be present after the screening. (Total running time for the film program is 83 minutes.)

Margaret and Gary
Dir. Frederic Lehne. 2018, 10 mins. A man and his GPS flee murder and madness.

4.5 Stars
Dir. Joseph Malinsky. 2018. A man searching for deeper meaning finds just that while staying at his friends’ psychedelic inspired Airbnb.

The Hitman’s Way
Dir. Riccardo Muccelli. Italy, 2017, 6 mins. From the darkness of his journey, psychedelic sounds and semi-human creatures call him to the dark lord.

Dir. Jill Guyon. 2017, 8 mins. WW is a psychedelic, sci-fi voyage into the darker recesses of consciousness.

Zhuangzi and the Skull
Dir. Manas Sirakanyan. Russia. 2018, 11 mins. The great Chinese philosopher Zhuangzi encounters a mysterious skull, that leads him on a spiritual trip to the border of life and death.

Dissection of a Rose
Dir. Austin Page. 2018, 16 mins. Isolated within a curiously secluded garden, a reclusive and lonely girl is forced to contemplate both her humanity and sanity when her captive garden fly begins to plead for his freedom at all costs.

Edifying Thoughts Of A Tobacco Smoker
Dir. Valentina Ghiringhelli. Italy, 2018, 6 mins. A journey thru three different phases that unmasks and deconstructs false convictions the character and his way of perceiving reality.

Hack The Planet: Tripping With Timothy Leary, A Virtual Reality Experience
Dirs. James Edward Marks, PSYCHFI. UK, 10 mins. In this virtual reality experience, viewable on Android phones, you get to trip with Timothy Leary to the soundscapes provided by Simon Boswell, the psychedelic composer of classic maverick films such as Santa Sangre, Hackers and Hardware. VR Google glasses will be provided by PSYCHFI. Note: free android app #HackthePlanet must be downloaded to view.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online.(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

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