The Indian Boundary Line by Thomas Comerford, 2010, 16mm/8mm/S8mm on digital betacam, color, 42 mins.
2013 UPCOMING SCREENINGS, APPEARANCES & NEWS:
9 March 2013, Zine Fest, Columbia College (1104 S. Wabash), table featuring pinhole zine, The Indian Boundary Line DVD, various music releases -- in person appearance
31 March 2013, Zummertapes Series, Roots and Culture Gallery. Rescheduled from September! Mixtape and artist's talk -- tape will include excerpts from a range of his own film work (1993-2010) plus works which have influenced him -- in person appearance
Production of an artist book and/or series of photographs entitled "Lots" is currently underway -- photographs of parking lots have been taken, and TC is currently doing an apprenticeship to learn offset printmaking at Spudnik Press. Stay tuned for images and updates regarding this project.
PAST Events/Announcements, 2012:
5 April 2012, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
TC Summer Music Tour! Tour FB Event Page.
9 September 2012, Zummertapes Series, Roots and Culture Gallery. Mixtape and artist's talk presented by Thomas Comerford -- tape will include excerpts from a range of his own film work (1993-2010) plus works which have influenced him. *POSTPONED* This screening will be rescheduled for early 2013, so check back.
20 October 2012, Panoramic and True w/Thomas Comerford & The Reels, Tatsu Aoki's Miyumi Project. The Hideout. Solo music show will feature a number of new songs which TC is recording this fall.
PAST SCREENINGS, 2011:
22 January, Natural Histories of the Boundary Line, Mess Hall, Chicago, IL (w/Jo Guldi and Sarah Kanouse) -- in person appearance
18-20 February, FLEXFEST, Gainesville, FL
22-27 February, Punto de Vista, Festival Internacional de Cine Documental de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
3 March, CGAI, Coruña, Spain
25 March, Drew University, Madison, NJ (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
25 March, Union Docs, Brooklyn, NY (w/Bill Brown's Mountain State) -- in person appearance
30 March-3 April, Courtisane Festival, Ghent, Belgium
2 April, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
3 April, Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA (Pinhole Film Screening/Workshop) -- in person appearance
4-5 April, Landscape Revisions - Films by Thomas Comerford, Cinema Project, Portland, OR (retrospective of films 1999-2010 w/lecture and panel discussion) -- in person appearances
6 April, The Chicago Survey Trilogy, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA (w/Land Marked/Marquette and Figures in the Landscape) -- in person appearance
7 April, Melnitz Movies, James Bridges Theater, University of California, Los Angeles (530pm) -- in person appearance
7 April, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles (8pm; w/Land Marked/Marquette, Figures in the Landscape and tba) -- in person appearance
8 September, Creative Living In the City Lecture Series, Chicago Cultural Center (noon) -- in person appearance
16 September, DVD Special Edition Release Show, Roxaboxen Gallery, Chicago. With music by Tobin Summerfield -- in person appearance
A DVD edition of the film is out now. Click through to purchase via paypal/credit card. There is also a special edition issued by Contraphonic Records as part of their "Little Hell" Series about Chicago. The special edition includes a downloadable booklet of essays by Tom McCormack, Christy LeMaster and Michael Phillips, Jr, as well as downloadable music from the score composed by Tobin Summerfield.
On 25 October 2011, Thomas Comerford released a solo album, Archive + Spiral, on CD/digital. To purchase and for more info, visit TC's music site. Or preview the entire record on Bandcamp. Music-related press, shows, merch and news is all available there.
In November 2011, Bad at Sports published an interview about The Indian Boundary Line on the Art21 Blog.
PAST SCREENINGS, 2010:
WORLD PREMIERE - 2/4/10, Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL, 6pm. The screening was part of Conversations at the Edge, presented by the Department of Film, Video, New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. -- in person appearance
22 April, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
5 May, Light Industry, Brooklyn, NY (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
Event Horizons Touring Program -- all shows w/Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat's Time Machine multimedia performance -- in person appearances
4-14 August, Locarno Film Festival, Locarno, Switzerland -- International & Festival Premiere
30 September - 15 October, Vancouver International Film Festival, BC, Canada -- Canadian Premiere
1 October, Chicago Filmmakers, IL (w/Land Marked/Marquette and Chicago - Detroit Split) -- in person appearance
3 October, Athena Cinema, Ohio University, Athens, OH (w/Départ and Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
8 - 16 October, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
13 - 28 October, BFI London Film Festival, London, UK -- UK Premiere
20 October, Massart Film Society, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
21 October, The Chicago Survey Trilogy, Keene State College Film Society, Keene, NH (w/Land Marked/Marquette and Figures in the Landscape) -- in person appearance
17 November, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
7 December, Union Theatre, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (w/Land Marked/Marquette) -- in person appearance
2010 year in film in Chicago roundtable, 848, WBEZ Chicago (12/28/10)
Please write to nulptyx[at]yahoo[dot]com for a preview copy/screening inquiries or for more information.
Also, short excerpts from the The Indian Boundary Line are now available for viewing on Vimeo.
Go to kasparhausermusic.net for more info on TC's band, Kaspar Hauser, and solo music projects.
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