Its hard to resist a greatest hits show, frankly, unless its a Neil Diamond tour or a Shia LaBeouf retrospective. No such creepiness, although a good bit of delectable weirdness, attends Artists Television Access Playback: 2006-2010, a killer selection of experimental works culled from the first five editions of ATAs annual film and video festival. This rare and wonderful repeat opportunity to catch certified highlights of todays avant-garde features an array of local lights including Rachel Manera (the George Kuchar-inspired I, A Director), Zachary Epcar (A Time Shared Unlimited), Paul Clipson (Bump Past Cut Up Through Windows), Ariel Diaz (Elro), and Tommy Becker (Animal, Animal). Their entertaining and diverse contributions are augmented by top-drawer entries by international luminaries such as Martha Colburn (Myth Labs) and Guy Maddin (the utterly wonderful Sissy Boy Slap Party). The saving grace of most shorts programs doesnt apply here: Every works a winner.
Tue., April 19, 7:30 p.m., 2011