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Cultural Cul-de-sac: Laughter is the Brecht Medicine: Surrealism, Absurdity and the Avant-Garde

Thursday February 9, 2017 – 5:00-8:00pm

For the second week of the Cultural Cul-de-sac series, BMoCA hosts OFF Cinema for Laughter is the Brecht Medicine: Surrealism, Absurdity and the Avant-Garde, a screening of six films with a live musical score performed by Pearls and Perils and guest filmmaker, Dario Ortega.


  1. Hans Richter, Ghosts Before Breakfast, 1928. 16mm film; 9 minutes.
    Featuring a live score by Boulder musician, Pearls and Perils
  1. Peter Rose, Secondary Currents, 1982. 16mm film; 16 minutes.
  1. Jim Finn, Encounters with your Inner Trotsky Child, 2013. Digital; 21 minutes.
  1. Dario Ortega, The Pink Concept, 2016. Digital; 5 minutes.
    Filmmaker in person!
  1. Owen Land, On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and its Relation to the Unconscious, or Can the Avant Garde Artist be Wholed?, 1979. 16mm film; 18 minutes.
  1. Lori Felker, Discontinuity, 2016. Digital; 15 minutes.

Presented by

OFF cinema

Upcoming February Cultural Cul-de-sac Events
February 16

Brian Schmidt, professional angler, master fly tyer, wooden lure designer, and founder of Brian Schmidt Baits demonstrates the beauty of fly tying.

February 23

First we marched, now we huddle. Come together with Hey Boulder, an evolving experiment in civic engagement, to define next steps and envision how to transform the energy from the Women’s Marches into local and national action.

OFF Cinema is the cinematic programming collaboration of Jacob Barreras and libi rose striegl, and an offshoot of the Experimental Pints and Pictures microcinema in Fort Collins, CO.

Jacob is an experimental film and video projectionist and film programmer. He has a unique passion for programming films from new and emerging filmmakers as well as works ranging throughout the history of Avant-Garde cinema. He is the Head Academic Projectionist for the University of Colorado – Film Studies Program and travels to various experimental film festivals around the country as an Eye & Ear Control Specialist.

libi is an artist across and between many media, ranging from robotics and software design to textiles and filmmaking. Her interest in curation comes from a desire to share work that might not otherwise be seen with people who might not otherwise see it. She is a PhD candidate at CU Boulder and holds an MFA from Duke University and a BA/BFA in Film Studies from CU.