A SCREENING , TALK & CONVERSATION
NOTE: THIS SCREENING WAS CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW EMERGENCY
and rescheduled for MAY 2
As part of BMCC’s celebration of Women’s Herstory Month, all throughout March with the theme, Nevertheless, She Persisted
BMCC/CUNY presents a FILM SCREENING
sponsored by Professor Elisa Decker, Music and Art Department, BMCC
2:00 PM — 4:00 PM
all are welcome to attend!
A PHILADELPHIA STORY; Lili White; USA; 2.30
This film muses on a crime from 1980s: a female lawyer raped and left for dead. The narrative unfolds against subterranean tunnels, mirroring darkness from the past. Historic photos include a suspicious fire in a building with artist’s lofts. Rape is a crime still very much alive everywhere, as sexual harassment has come to the fore.
JILA; Anna Mahendra; GERMANY; 5:18
Animated drawings, born out of dust and long-forgotten memories world in world — neither door nor gate —at some point the passage can be opened. What are you going to do? Are you afraid, curious? You could just simply close your eyes and go back…
DISAMBIGUATION; Phoebe Tooke; Music by Wayne Grim; USA; 8mm and Super 8 to digi; 7.00
A film based on actual events surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (BP oil spill) in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
EMERALD GREEN; Carolin Koss; FINLAND; 14:07
A dystopian world, where nature has been rendered extinct, breathable air has gotten scarce and the sun has vanished due to exploitation of natural resources and human error. The focus is on 3 people, each set on 3 different panels, who try to survive and escape into their sub-consciousness in order to re-imagine and re-build the contaminated world they live in.
BODY CONTOURS; Kristin Reeves; USA; 6:00
Make movies in your mind, feel the soundtrack, and drift away from your body for the win. Produced through a media art residency at Signal Culture using real-time analog video processing tools and a found 16mm “educational film” for those who couldn’t find a “live model” to draw from.Needless to say, the model is female….society evolves.
PUSH / PULL / RECOVER; Terra Jean Long; USA: 3.39
Shot in single frames on 16mm film and hand painted, this is meditation on motion through stillness with breath. This was made in Cuba, using a large pool at the school where I was. Every day I would go for swim – I thought of the pool as a container, a space that I could measure my body against.
CHRONOSCOPE; Sara Bonaventura; HD & animation; ITALY; 3.22
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” R. Buckminster Fuller The main trigger concept is “ decrescita felice”, de-growth, with a focus on sustainability, as we are now at a place, where we could just take a step back. Ephemeralization is not the answer, maybe, but this ephemeral symbol, the butterfly, stands for a self-organizing, self-regulated, self-sufficient – but never fixed or rigid – system in nature.
FEMINAM; Marijke De Belie; VOICE: Tamara Rosseel, Linet Carrillo; BELGIUM; 1:28
Feminam (Latin for woman), uses a direct animation technique, with a black aquarell pencil on a white panel of wood. This animation, is not like a scientific chronological enumeration of all female icons but more a flood of images like the one we experience in our REM sleep.