5/9: OUTTA MY WAY! Magic Lantern Presents "The Crowd Show"

From: ben russell (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 06 2007 - 20:08:01 PDT

Magic Lantern Presents "The Crowd Show"
(curated by Paige Sarlin)
Wednesday the 9th of May at 9:30pm
at the Cable Car Cinema, 204 S Main, Providence, RI

Focusing on the crowd as a figure and force of modernity, this
evening will feature protests and parades, funerals and football.
These films chart a progression from 1893 to 2006 and trace how the
look, purpose and direction of media have changed along with the
crowd. Meditating on the movement of history, this show considers
what it means for large groups of people to come together in front of
a camera and how images of crowds work to represent the emotional and
political power of both human cooperation and antagonism. Alice
Lovejoy, expert on all things Czechoslovakian will be here to
introduce two of the films. The other films include one 35mm film
from Magic Lantern founder Ben Russell, a recent video piece by the
legendary avant garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs, a hilarious Animal-Cam
Video by Sam Easterson, some archival films from England at the turn
of the century, an activist video from the New Orleans based no-tv
collective founder Mary Beth Black, and an example of explicitly
political structuralist filmmaking from Saul Levine. So come down and
join the crowd, the audience, that is, and you can experience the
sights and sounds of people (and the sheep).

FEATURING: Surging Sea of Humanity by Ken Jacobs (11:00, video,
2006), Sheffield United v. Burg by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00, 16mm,
1901), Sedgwick's Bioscope Show Front by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00,
16mm, 1901), Two Czechoslavakian Films (22:00, 16mm, 1967 & 1969),
New Left Note by Saul Levine (27:30, 16mm, 1968-1982), A Sheep in
Wolf's Clothing by Sam Easterson (6:00, video, 1998); 20,000
Employees Entering Lord Armstrong's Elswick Works, New Castle-Upon-
Tyne by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00, 16mm, 1900), Lord Roberts' Visit
To Manchester by Mitchell and Kenyon (2:00, 16mm, 1901), People Say
by Mary Beth Black (8:00, video, 2006), Black and White Trypps Number
Three by Ben Russell (12:00, 35mm, 2007)
TRT 94:00

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