Microcinema Workshop at Allied Media Conference

From: kyle (email suppressed)
Date: Fri May 12 2006 - 16:02:56 PDT

Hello Frameworkers!

I wanted to let you know about the Building Power Through Microcinemas
workshop at this years Allied Media Conference. If any of you are interested
in presenting and or participating in the workshop, please let me know. If
you know folks who might be, feel free to pass my info on to them. AMC will
take place in Bowling Green, Ohio, June 23-25th. Their website is:
https://alliedmediaconference.org/. It looks like it's going to be a great
conference this year and I hope to meet/see some of you there. If you are
interested in participating in the workshop, please contact me off-list and
I'll be glad to discuss your proposal.

Building Power Through Microcinemas

Can a decentralized, culturally engaged network of microcinemas contribute
to effective movement building? Over the last ten years, independent
programmers, no-budget filmmakers, and fanatical audiences have challenged
the idea that cinema is confined to the metroplex, the phony indie film
scene, and the entry-fee funded film festival circuit. As new cinematic
economies have emerged from microcinemas, film clubs, and local theaters,
the energy and infrastructure for building community-based alternatives to
the Hollywood/corporate model of storytelling is growing. We'll look at case
studies that demonstrate how microcinemas are contesting the very structure
of capitalism, moral conservatism, and corporate culture, examining a broad
variety of strategies from online resources, promotional templates and
programming concepts, to organizing tactics that link screenings to local
and global activist efforts. There will be time for a breakout session where
programmers, producers, and other interested parties can develop concrete
proposals to strengthen the social and political impact of the microcinema

Best wishes,


Kyle Harris
Acquisitions Manager
Free Speech TV
P.O. Box 6060
Boulder, CO 80306
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w: html://www.freespeech.org

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