From: Kevin McGarry (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Oct 16 2008 - 09:56:39 PDT
For anyone in NYC next week... hope you can make it:
World Premiere of Jennifer Montgomery's DELIVER
Wednesday, October 22nd at 7pm
BAMcinématek – 30 Lafayette Street, Brooklyn
Tickets online here—buy in advance:
A discussion with the filmmaker and cast moderated by Patricia White will
follow the screening.
Migrating Forms presents the World Premiere of DELIVER (2008), Jennifer
Montgomery's all-female, video remake of DELIVERANCE. Shooting in the
Catskills rather than Appalachian Georgia, a cast of experimental
filmmakers/academics (Peggy Ahwesh, Jacqueline Goss, Meredith Root, Su
Friedrich and Montgomery) play mirages of themselves—urban artists looking
to unplug in the unspoiled wilderness. Montgomery follows John Boorman's
original movie and James Dickey's original book closely, as the gender
inversion complicates hegemonic notions of nature, power, and sexual
violence, all on a stretch of river called, yes, The Beaverkill.
About Jennifer Montgomery
Film and video artist Jennifer Montgomery has been making independent, often
highly personal work for the last two decades. Her work has been featured in
festivals, galleries, and biennials around the world and also has received
wider theatrical release. Widely respected in both the art world and the
world of experimental cinema, Montgomery's works vary in theme and format,
from formal explorations of Super-8 to experimental features in HD.
Her first 16mm feature-length work, ART FOR TEACHERS AND CHILDREN (1995),
played widely in the United States and abroad. A fictionalized
autobiographical film, it explores an affair between a female prep school
student and the male school counselor who takes nude photographs of her.
Montgomery's work includes short super-8 films such as HOME AVENUE (1989),
AGE 12: LOVE WITH A LITTLE L (1990) and I, A LAMB (1992), as well as the
video POET IN THE RING (1992). Other works include TROIKA (1998),
TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS (2000), and THREADS OF BELONGING (2003). Highlighted at
2008's Whitney Biennial, her recent work NOTES ON THE DEATH OF KODACHROME
(1990– 2006) reflects on the discontinuation of Kodachrome film (announced
in 2005) and with it the further endangerment of Super 8 film. In the work
Montgomery describes the connection to her Super 8 camera as being "like an
extension of my body."
About Migrating Forms
Migrating Forms grew out of the New York Underground Film Festival
(1993–2008), a grassroots endeavor that evolved into a landmark
international venue for documentary, experimental and avant-garde narrative
film and video. Over the past fifteen years, notions of "underground" have
changed and NYUFF has transformed. Migrating Forms continues in the
tradition of supporting and exhibiting underground film and video, focusing
on filmmakers working to reinvent and recontextualize established practices
to foster new forms of media art.
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Advance tickets: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=634
-- Kevin McGarry Migrating Forms Cooper Station PO Box 1072 New York, NY 10276 www.migratingforms.org 646 271 0833 __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.