279 Church St
New York City, New York

Package Deals.01:Reykjavík // 3.22.06
The Tank, 279 Church Street btwn Franklin + White, 8pm, $7
Package Deals is an interdisciplinary curatorial project bringing the best in film, art, and music from the world?s most vibrant and creative communities to New York City. The series? inaugural program will showcase documentaries, artist films, and music videos from Reykjavík, Iceland. An after-party follows the screening with drinks courtesy of Reyka Vodka. For complete details, visit http://www.packagedeals.org.

All five featured films were produced by female filmmakers living in Iceland, and an unusual motif of fantastically envisioned worlds and lives links the work. This may take the form of stop-motion animation, as in Eyrún Eyjólfsdóttir's "Midnight," or it might happen within the color-saturated settings of young Icelandic artist Unnar Andrea Einarsdóttir?s videos. Einarsdóttir, who is also the star of her work, infuses violence, innocence, and female sexuality with dark humor, all while testing the limits of her own physical endurance. Fantasy of the Package Deals variety may also be realistic in origin, stemming from the proverbial desire for beauty and glamour, as undertaken by Hrönn Sveinsdóttir in her 2002 documentary, "I Skom Drekans" ("In the Shoes of the Dragon").
"Midnight," directed by Eyrún Eyjólfsdóttir, 2005, 10 mins.
"Music in Cake," directed by Unnar Andrea Einarsdóttir, 2005, 3:23 mins.
"Toilet," directed by Unnar Andrea Einarsdóttir, 2005, 4:50 mins.
"Romantic Undead," directed by Kristín Björk Kristjansdóttir, aka Kira Kira. 1 min.
"I Skom Drekans" ("In the Shoes of the Dragon"), directed by Árni Sveinsson and Hrönn Sveinsdóttir, 2002, 90 mins, video. Icelandic, with English subtitles.
After-party will follow directly next door at i-Bar (277 Church St) at 10 pm with a complementary cocktail hour courtesy of Reyka Vodka, decks manned by DJ Holmar Filipsson, and Icelandic music videos featuring artists Sigúr Rós, Múm, Apparat Organ Quartet, Singapore Sling, and others.
Advance tickets can be purchased through http://www.smarttix.com and on site the night of the event. Package Deals.01:Reykjavik is a partnership between curators Kelly Shindler and Deirdre Corley and The Tank. For more information, please visit http://www.packagedeals.org or http://www.thetanknyc.org, or email packagedeals@gmail.com.

Added by kisforkellina on March 13, 2006