REDCAT in review

From: Genevieve Yue (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Dec 04 2008 - 00:59:50 PST

Hello Frameworkers,

Media coverage is a vital part of keeping alive a local independent
film community, and we here in Los Angeles have been feeling the
effects of diminishing coverage over the past several years. A few
days ago the LA Times published a piece on the fifth anniversary of
REDCAT, which is home to a variety of arts programs, but the article
failed to mention the excellent film/video program that's curated
there by Berenice Reynaud and Steve Anker.

We feel that this omission is indicative of a broader trend of
slighting an art form that does not readily fit into the museum/
gallery system or mainstream film exhibition. With its regularly sold-
out audiences, REDCAT more than proves its cultural relevance, but
this issue is not limited to a single institution or place. Though Los
Angeles might not be your local concern, this is something that ought
to be important to anyone concerned about the ongoing promotion and
preservation of alternative and experimental film. We have been
encouraging people to submit comments under the article, and I hope
you might consider doing so as well:

Genevieve Yue

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