Budding -- along with budded -- filmmakers latched onto the Fisher Price PXL toy camera like toddlers to sippy cups. Here's what filmmaker Bryan Konefsky once said: "Pixelvision is the haiku of cinema: the minimum of means delivering the maximum of meaning. The PXL 2000 toy camera's limited image quality forces moviemakers to focus on essentials, and thereby to produce a richly connotative cinematic experience. In fact, PXL may be the best instantiation of Stan Brakhage's luminous quote: 'The true meaning of cinema can be found between the frames.'" For PXL This 18
, festival director Gerry Fialka has assembled some of the best entries from New Zealand, Canada, Czech Republic and the U.S.
Mon., March 9, 7 p.m., 2009