From: Dara G (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Mar 28 2008 - 07:34:15 PDT
thought people in the upstate NY region might be interested in a
couple of events with the filmmaker:
WORKSHOP: Sunday April 6
Arts Center downtown Troy NY
1:00-5:00 ôSingle Shot Cinema Workshop with Leonard Retel Helmrich,
sponsored by the RPI Arts Department and Media Alliance,
Screening at 7pm
Screening, Apr 2 2008 7:30PM, West Hall Auditorium, RPI Campus,
Filmmaker Leonard Retel Helmrich will present a lecture/presentation
on the Single Shot Cinema method of filmmaking, a method to carefully
compare film history with the history of other forms of art, like
painting, sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, "to get this
close to the skin of the people."
An internationally award winning Indonesian filmmaker, Helmrich
finished the Netherlands Film Academy in 1986 as a fiction director
of the short fiction film called DE DRENKELING (THE DROWNING MAN). In
1990, he made THE PHOENIX MYSTERY, his first feature-length film. His
documentary MOVING OBJECTS (1991) has won several prizes at
International film festivals. Aside from teaching, he shot several
short documentaries before, during and after Suharto stepped down as
president of Indonesia. With his feature documentary THE EYE OF THE
DAY, he instantly became famous in the documentary film world and won
many international awards (see the short filmography below). SHAPE OF
THE MOON, a follow-up to THE EYE OF THE DAY, was selected for many
important festivals and won the prestigious Joris Ivens Award at the
IDFA competition 2004 in Amsterdam, as well as the top documentary
award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Leonard Retel Helmrich has given workshops to lecture his "single-
shot cinema" theory all over the world, a method to carefully compare
film history with the history of other forms of art, like painting,
sculpture, architecture, music and poetry, "to get this close to the
skin of the people."
A reception with Leonard Retel Helmrich will follow. Refreshments
will be served.
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.