Media Artist Walter Ungerer Presents His Latest Dark Horse Films, Inc. Produced Works at Saint Lawrence Arts Center

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					Media Artist Walter Ungerer Presents His Latest Dark Horse Films, Inc.
Produced Works at Saint Lawrence Arts Center

On Thursday, May 23rd, St. Lawrence Arts will present a program of his recent short films
including 'Green Eye," just shown at the Atlanta Film Festival and "Monarda" included in
"Rockland Shorts," an international program of experimental films shown at the Strand Theater,
Rockland. There will be a Q & A at the conclusion of the program.

Portland, ME, April 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Please note: This is the re-scheduling of a previous
engagement from April 23 to May 23.

On Thursday, May 23rd, St. Lawrence Arts will present a program of his recent short films produced by
the non-profit production company Dark Horse Films, Inc. There will be a Q & A at the conclusion of the
program.

Walter Ungerer is a longtime filmmaker and artist of international reputation, beginning with the
underground film scene in NYC in the early 1960s, continuing through to the 21st century in Maine.
Ungerer's works have been shown at festivals and competitions throughout the world including Florence,
Tours, Athens, Hong Kong, Houston, Tate, UK and MoMA, NY.

Two of Ungerer's films with recent success on the international festival circuit are "Parva Sed Apta Mihi"
(Factory Art, Berlin, Germany Alchemy Festival, Scotland; Experimental Film Festival, Oregon) and
"Green Eye" (Atlanta Film Festival). They will be on the program.

Ungerer uses the short form, another term for short film. His method of working can be described as
layering or building visual sequences one on top of the next. For years he was noted for using the long
form (films over 75 minutes) shooting narrative films with concern for static shots devoid of any camera
movement but with careful concern for composition, suggesting a painterly quality. This is no surprise
since Ungerer studied fine and graphic arts at Pratt Institute in the 1950s. His willingness to begin to
embrace the computer in the 1990s is a change thought by some to be brought about by the escalating
costs of producing a film. To focus on the visual qualities of Ungerer's films without mentioning the
ethereal, meditative tones they eschew, is to miss the most important part of his work, the ability to take
the viewer to another realm, a surreal atmosphere where, as Hannah Piper Burns, co-director of the
Experimental Film Festival, Oregon describes it, "...the film deals with life, freedom, and transcendence
of limitations."

Dark Horse Films is a non-profit film and video production company that produces and distributes "media
as art." Established in 1976 in Montpelier, Vermont, the company for several years offered CETA film
production internships to people interested in pursuing a career in motion picture production.

In the 1980's the company produced an annual showcase for regional American and Canadian
independent filmmakers called "Vermont Independents." The filmmakers were present at the events to
discuss their work. They included Randall Conrad, Christine Dahl, Jacques Drouin, David Ehrlich, Ellen

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Hovde, John Karol, Manny Kirchheimer, Doreen Kraft, Robin Lloyd, Derek Lamb, Theodore Lyman,
Norman McLaren, Ed Pincus, Anne Clair Poirier, Dorothy Tod, and Walter Ungerer.

Today, the primary concern of Dark Horse Films is to support the work of its founder Walter Ungerer.

Contact:

Whitney McDorr
Theater Manager
St. Lawrence Arts Center
76 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
207-347-3075

Walter Ungerer
91 Le Grand Drive
Camden, Maine 04843
207-236-0278




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Contact Information:
Dark Horse Films, Inc.
Walter Ungerer
207-236-0278
Contact via Email
www.darkhorsefilms.org
Whitney McDorr
Theater Manager
St. Lawrence Arts Center
76 Congress Street
Portland, Maine 04101
207-347-3075


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