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Rhythm Assemblies: Films by Reed O’Beirne

“Cinema has more to do with dance, than it does with novels,” says Seattle filmmaker, Reed O’Beirne, “because it is fundamentally rhythm and movement over time.” Join us as Reed screens a selection of films from his 23-year career, including No Time For Shopping (2000), a dynamic look at the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle featuring a soundtrack by Tucker Martine; Last of Our Kind (2012), a modern interpretation of the Persephone myth featuring a soundtrack by Robin Guthrie; and Phantom Limbs (2015), a cameraless film created from animated MRI scans with a soundtrack by Seattle band St. Kilda. Reed is a founding member of the un-dependent film group EXcinema in Seattle.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Narrative, Documentary, Dance

Other Films by Reed O’Beirne

Animation By Design

Presented in association with Design Week Portland, this short program of abstract animation features a variety of diverse work by Oregon and Washington animators with distinct graphic styles. This program includes: Joanna Priestley Joan Gratz Aaron F. Ross Marilyn Zornado Laura Heit Micah Weber Kello Goeller Jefferson Kincaid Reed O’Beirne Eric Ostrowski Ruth Hayes Devon