Jun 5, 2012

First Queens, now Brooklyn.

Having wrapped up "Orphans 8" at Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, the Orphan Film Symposium visits another borough -- courtesy of Brooklyn's Northside Film Festival.

Thursday, June 21
136 Metropolitan Ave. 
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 

See highlights from the 8th Orphan Film Symposium, 
plus additional special selections! 

Filmmaker Jodie Mack et al. talk about the screenings. 
Emcee: Ivria Dubs. 

SUNDAY - (Dan Drasin, 1961) 17min
     A 35mm restoration (thanks to Martin Scorsese and the Film Foundation) documenting a Washington Square Park protest against the city's attempt to ban folksinging [!]

DAYDREAM THERAPY - (Bernard Nicolas, 1977) 8min
with ONE FRIDAY - (Rolf Forsberg, 1973), 9min
     From UCLA Film and Television Archive's acclaimed "L.A. Rebellion" series, Nicolas' student film is one of many rediscovered works made by African American filmmakers active in Los Angeles in the 1970s. Music by Nina Simone.
     In contrast, Forsberg's deliberately provocative classroom film imagines a race war from the point of view of a little white girl.

THE JUNGLE - (12th & Oxford Street Film Makers, 1967) 21min
     Members of an African American gang made this stylistically powerful expression of their life in Philadelphia. Includes their memorable, original score of vocals and percussion. Added to the National Film Registry in 2009

UFOS - (Lillian Schwartz with Ken Knowlton,1971) 4min
GALAXIES – (Lillian Schwartz, 1974) 4min 
     Bell Labs hosted the work of computer art pioneers, including Schwartz and her abstract animated films, now newly restored. Music by Emmanuel Ghent and F. Richard Moore. (See lillian.com.)

POSTHASTE PERENNIAL PATTERN - (Jodie Mack, 2010) 3.5min
     A film artist in a digital age, animator and songstress Jodie Mack was, in part, inspired by the work of Lillian Schwartz (computer artist in a film era) and DIY animatrice Helen Hill.

SCRATCH AND CROW - (Helen Hill, 1995) 4min
     Helen made this animated short as her thesis film at CalArts; named to the National Film Registry.

LIGHT CAVALRY GIRL - (Jie Shen, 1980) 9min
     A sublime, wordless, balletic documentation of the motorcycle-riding troupe in the People's Republic of China. (From the Chinese Film Collection, University of South Carolina.)

See you there

Questions for the Nitehawk Cinema:  (718) 384-3980
For the Northside Festival: Sarah Lerner   sarah.michele.lerner [AT] Gmail 

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