Cinema St Louis

HEARding Cats Collective audiences may be interested in an upcoming screening of new work by frequent HCC contributor, Van McElwee – one of St. Louis’ preeminent video artists. See below for details!


Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival presents:
Van McElwee: New and Recent Work
St. Louis Art Museum – Farrell Auditorium
Sunday, Nov. 23 -2:30 pm

Free admission

Prolific creator of abstract imagery Van McElwee will present eight recent video works, including the premieres of Soft City, Objects in a Landscape, and Mexican Dream. Also included will be Electric Pilgrims: Everyone is Everywhere, which premiered in September 2014 as a multichannel installation at the Public Media Commons in Grand Center.

Van McElwee is a recent Regional Arts Commission Fellow and 2010 Guggenheim Fellow. His work has been shown extensively worldwide at esteemed institutions, and he has received numerous awards from the NEA, the American Film Institute, and a travel grant from the government of India.


Cinema St. Louis presents
The Classic French Film Festival
French Avant-Garde Silent Shorts
Featuring musical accompaniment by
HEARding Cats Collective musicians
Sunday, Jun 16 – 7 pm
Winifred Moore Auditorium – campus of Webster University
470 East Lockwood
Admission: $12 GA / $10 for students, Cinema St. Louis members
Free for Webster U students

Buy tickets online here.

HEARding Cats Collective is excited to provide live musical accompaniment to a program of French avant-garde silent films, curated by Cinema St. Louis.  Featured musicians include:

Asako Kuboki (violin, SLSO – current)

Tim Myers (trombone, SLSO – current)

Rich O’Donnell (SeeSaw drums, digital synthesizer, SLSO – retired)

Doc Mabuse (analog synthesizer)

Kevin Harris (analog synthesizer)

This program includes five key Dadaist/surrealist shorts from the French avant-garde of the 1920s: Ballet Mécanique, Fernand Léger, 1924, 11 min.; The Seashell and the Clergyman/La coquille et le clergyman, Germaine Dulac, 1926, 41 min.; Anémic Cinéma, Marcel Duchamp, 1926, 6 min.; Leave Me Alone/Emak-Bakia, Man Ray, 1926, 16 min.; and The Three-Sided Mirror/La glace à trois faces, Jean Epstein, 1927, 33 min.

Intro/discussion by R D Zurick, former adjunct professor of film studies at Webster University and St. Louis Community College at Forest Park