Free To Be...You and Me Invitational at Ocularis TONIGHT

From: Thomas Beard (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 05 2006 - 07:44:53 PDT

Ocularis at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street, Brooklyn

Free To Be...You and Me Invitational
Monday, June 5 at 8 PM

Inspired by a Brooklyn film artist¹s recent discovery that his 16mm
collection contained multiple copies of the celebrated 1974 film (for
television) Marlo Thomas¹s Free To Be...You and Me, Ocularis has devised a
scheme to put his reels to good use. More than twenty film and video artists
will be invited to rework, restage, respond to, satirize, criticize, or in
their own way create short works inspired by the original¹s
all-too-memorable segments, including ³It¹s All Right to Cry,² ³William
Wants a Doll,² ³Ladies First,² and ³Parents Are People.²

Recognized as an important cultural document of the shift in values our
country experienced during the 1970s, Free To Be...You and Me (originally a
book and concept album) stirred conversation among people of all ages on
hitherto unspoken issues like divorce, media awareness, and, maybe most
cohesively, the identity politics of gender and race. In light of how such
conversations have evolved into the 21st century, including more
sophisticated global perspectives, issues of sexuality, and how the rhetoric
of ³freedom² has taken on new resonance within our current state of affairs,
Ocularis is excited to see the results of its challenge.

Conceived by Erik Z and Nick Hallett.

Curated by Ocularis.

Free To Be You and Me ‹ Darrin Martin
Boy Meets Girl ‹ Joshua Thorson
When We Grow Up ‹ Laura Parnes
Parents Are People ‹ Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin
Housework* - Seth Kirby
Helping ‹ Spencer Parsons
Don't Dress Your Cat in an Apron* ‹ Jennifer Matotek
Ladies First ‹ Ximena Cuevas
Dudley Pippin ‹ Kent Lambert
It's All Right to Cry ‹ Mighty Robot
My Dog Is a Plumber* ‹ Stephanie Gray and Kelly Spivey
William's Doll ‹ Peggy Ahwesh
Atalanta ‹ Lynne Sachs
I'd Rather Be the Sun ‹ Michael Gitlin and Jacqueline Goss
Marlo Thomas Talking with Kids About Their Siblings ‹ Nao Bustamante
Sisters and Brothers ‹ Ben Coonley
Three Wishes ‹ Big Noise Films
Girl Land* ‹ Bradley Eros
Circle of Friends ‹ Tyler Coburn
Free To Be You and Me (Reprise) ‹ Ray Sweeten

*Denotes album-only track.

Ticket Price - $6

About Ocularis

Ocularis is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for
the exhibition of independent, experimental and documentary film/video and
new media, as well as international and repertory cinema. Established in
1996 as a rooftop film series catering to local audiences in North Brooklyn,
it has since evolved into a weekly cinema, a producer of collaborative
film/video work and a summer open-air screening series.

Thomas Beard 
Program Director 
at Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.