MicroCineFest, BalTimOre

10 PM, Friday, November 11, 2005

Story of a Fructiferous Society

- The Ballooning One


promotional blurb by: Skizz Cyzyk

To say that tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE (tENT for short) is prolific would be an understatement. Since the early Seventies he has completed 246 films and videos, written many books and released many audio recordings. He is an underground legend, in a league of his own, who has yet to get the attention he so much deserves. Story of a Fructiferous Society is his 48th feature, and oddly enough, marks the first time his work has been shown at MicroCineFest despite his inspiration being a major influence for this festival.

For anyone who complains about the abundance of mindless entertainment in the world of cinema, you MUST see this film! The idea of a feature length experimental film might scare some people away, but you shouldn't need to be a daring cinephile to appreciate this particular work no matter how unconventional it might seem compared to ANYTHING ELSE you've ever seen. This "e-book/video" is an educational feast for the senses, making the best use of a combination of sound, picture, and text. In just under an hour and a half, tENT takes us through various histories of and methods for language. Through word games, philology, performance art, and experiments, tENT delivers what he describes as, "an ecstatic Kabbalist's eruption of language," generously laced with tENT's sense of humor and trademark experimental filmmaking style. Imagine a fun and interesting college course crammed into your cranium in 86 minutes and you still won't fully know what to expect. tENT has a lot of knowledge and concepts to pass on to his audience, and he does it in such a way that a sensory overload is not out of the question, but it just might be the best sensory overload you've ever had.


to the tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE movie-making "Press: Criticism, Interviews, Reviews" home-page

to the "tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - Sprocket Scientist" home-page

to the "FLICKER" home-page for the alternative cinematic experience

to find out more about why the S.P.C.S.M.E.F. (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Sea Monkeys by Experimental Filmmakers) is so important

for A Mere Outline for One Aspect of a Book on Mystery Catalysts, Guerrilla Playfare, booed usic, Mad Scientist Didactions, Acts of As-Beenism, So-Called Whatevers, Psychopathfinding, Uncerts, Air Dressing, Practicing Promotextuality, Imp Activism, etc..

for info on tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE's tape/CD publishing label: WIdémoUTH

to see an underdeveloped site re the N.A.A.M.C.P. (National Association for the Advancement of Multi-Colored Peoples)