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CHOREOGRAPHY FOR COPY MACHINE (PHOTOCOPY CHA CHA)

A bizarre mixture of the surreal, the sensual, the beautiful, and the absurd, all tied together in a quickly paced collage of humor and photocopy fetish. All of the film’s images were created solely by using the photographic capabilities of a photocopying machine to generate sequential pictures of hands, faces, and other body parts.

“True art in the age of mechanical reproduction–a rhythmic celebration of a photocopier’s cinematic potential.” -Filmfest DC

“Takes a game we’ve all played with our hands, faces, and other body parts and raises it to the sublime.” -Dallas Observer

“A swinging essay about physiognomy in the age of photo-mechanical reproduction.” -Berlin Int’l Film Festival

“A dance macabre that employs the distinctively spectral powers of the photocopy machine.” -Northwest Film & Video Festival

“Your relationship to your copy machine may never be the same.” -Alive TV

selected awards:
Official Selection — 1992 Berlin Int’l Film Festival
First Place, Animation — 1992 USA Film Festival
First Place, Animation — 1993 Charlotte Film & Video Festival.
Best Animated Film — 1992 Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Gold Plaque — 1992 Chicago International Film Festival.
Special Program — 2001 Sundance Film Festival

Principle credits:
directed, produced, edited and animated by Chel White
music by Citizen M
cast: Cindy Cummings, Jim Blashfield, Lyn Bitney and more.

See listing on IMDB
WIKIPEDIA
IMDB GREAT ART FILMS LIST
ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL ARCHIVE 1991