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Date: Fri Apr 13 2007 - 07:36:34 PDT
BB OPTICS – BILL BRAND in personApril 15 +16 2007New American Art Union [922 S.E. Ankeny]Portland, Oregon7:30pm | $6 suggested donation503 232 8269Hey Cinema Project Friends,A reminder of our next screening coming this Sunday and Monday, April 15th + 16th! Cinema Project is honored and extremely excited to present two evenings of work, many Northwest premiere’s, with Bill Brand. For over three decades Bill Brand has been an artist, educator, activist and film preservationist. Starting with his film studies under Paul Sharits in the early 70s, he went on to found Chicago Filmmakers in 1973. Since 1976 Bill Brand has operated BB Optics, an optical printing service specializing in 8mm blow-ups and archival preservation particularly of films by artists. Brand is currently Professor of Film and Photography at Hampshire College and teaches film preservation in the graduate Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program at NYU.Bill will present a number of his own films as well as work that he has preserved. Bill Brand's own films begin with formal, structural studies, which have lead to more personnel works that address personal and family history dealing with the implications of being the only sibling of five not to have inherited Polycystic Kidney Disease. Among the many remarkable films presented this two evenings is an extremely rare public presentation of The Nixon White House Staff Super 8 Motion Picture Film Collection, which contains FBI-confiscated films recorded between 1969 and 1973. The films were found in the office files of John Ehrlichman after he resigned his post as Assistant to the President for Domestic Affairs on April 30, 1973 and show Nixon and the First Family in a combination of banal and official scenarios. Other great works include films by Saul Levine, Peter Herwitz, and Jack Waters.Underwritten in part by Randy RappaportApril 15 • The Radical Image in PoliticsReel S-10 Nixon White House Super-8 Films [1969-73, S8 on 16mm, sil., 18 min]New Left Note by Saul Levine [1968-82, 8mm on 16mm, color, silent, 28 min]Coalfields by Bill Brand [1984, 16mm, color, sound, 38 min]April 16 • Interior LandscapeAngular Momentum by Bill Brand [1973, 16mm, color, sound, 20 min]Winter Dream Lieder by Peter Herwitz [1993, S8 on 16mm, silent, 12 min.]Berlin NY by Jack Waters [1984-86, super8 on 16mm, b&w, color, sound, 20 min]Swan's Island by Bill Brand and Katy Martin [2006, 16mm, color, sound, 5 min]Suite by Bill Brand [1996-2003, video, color, sound, 28 min]> Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2007 15:15:50 +0100> From: email suppressed>.
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