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

From: eric fleischauer (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 05 2006 - 12:27:38 PDT

Interesting idea for a screening. there is a similar
project in the works here in pittsburgh. here's the
infor for that project titled "Public Domain Private
Dominion" organized by Ben Her

17 local filmamakers in Pittsburgh were given a dvd of
some public domain footage (One Got Fat and two reels
of the 1939 Mediscus World Fair). They then had two
weeks to make their own film. It had to be less than 7
minutes, but more than 2. It couldn't have any visuals
that didn't stem from the source footage. Audio could
be anything they wanted as long as it wasn't someone
else's intellectual property. That's it.

Sunday June 11th.
Pittsburgh Filmmakers Melwood Screening Room.
3$students/4$ everyone else.
Free food by Whole Foods and the Quiet Storm. Beer is
hopefully going to be provided as well, but I'm
running out of people to beg.
The Podcast will (cross you fingers) be ready in about
a week. Please check for
details. And Much love to Dave Mansueto and Liberated
Syndication for helping us get that together. There's
no content on there, but dammit people, give me time.
I didn't even really know what podcasting was until
like three days ago.

Thanks to our partners: Pittsburgh Filmmakers, i Was A
And our sponsors : Liberated Syndication, Dreaming
Ant, The Record Village, Whole Foods, The New Yinzer
and The Quiet Storm.

--- Thomas Beard <email suppressed> wrote:

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

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