Featuring live soundtracks from: Es, Mikko Maasalo, Tony Ikonen,
Ilpo Väisänen, Kemialliset ystävät and Mika
One of the founding fathers of the San
Francisco experimental film movement, Bruce Baillie shot The
Scrolls over a period of 30+ years. The result, a 12-hour cinematic
epic, can be seen at the festival in six parts. The Holy Scrolls
fictional, personal, and documentary material that is characterized
with a poetically sensitive approach to colour, light, and
For Baillie, reality is the sum of the physical and the spiritual,
and cinema is where the two can meet. Apart from Baillie himself,
the film features many other well-known 60’s cult figures,
such as Kenneth Anger, Sally Dixon, Ed Hugetz, and Ondine.
The showcase in the Orion theatre is
the film’s European premiere, and according to Baillie,
also its last public screening. Baillie himself, now 71, will
be presenting his work to the audience.
To make the cinematic experience even
more unique, some of the cream of Finnish experimental musicians
will be accompanying the film with live soundtracks of their own.
The bill consists of performances by Es, Kemialliset ystävät,
Mikko Maasalo, Tony Ikonen and Pan sonic’s Mika Vainio and
The presentation is realized in co-operation
with the Finnish Film Archive.
Sunday 24.11.2002 - Orion Cinema
11:00-24:00 - Bruce Baillie's 'The Holy
11.00: ES / Sami Sänpäkkilä
14.00 Mikko Maasalo
16.30: Tony Ikonen
18.30: Ilpo Väisänen
20.30: Kemialliset ystävät
22.00: Mika Vainio