From: denah johnston (email suppressed)
Date: Sat May 01 2010 - 15:18:26 PDT
Apologies for any cross-listing.
These are screenings I wish I could attend, I studied with a number of
the professors whose lives have been rocked at their foundation as a
result of unjust termination of employment. If you can attend or make
a donation PLEASE do. Two former tenured faculty are losing their
houses right now because of this. For more information please see
below. If you can take a minute to re-post this event information
The Facebook event pages can be seen here:
LA Thursday, May 6:
San Francisco Thursday, May 13
Oh yes, and the work and people there will be amazing I promise.
-- :Denah A. Johnston ABOUT THE SCREENING(S): The San Francisco Art Institute has had a long tradition of fostering the development of artists working with film and video in uniquely personal ways, and who have gone on to become successful artists, educators and curators. For many who have gone through the program, Janis Crystal Lipzin has been a strong mentor and role model. As an interdisciplinary artist committed to filmmaking she has created a body of work that utilizes alternative photochemical processes, installation and performance to explore personal, political and environmental issues. This program features her newest work, a handmade Super-8/digital hybrid entitled De Luce 1: Vegetare, alongside a decadeís worth of work by alumni including Alexis Bravos, Brian Traylor, Chris Kennedy, Christina Battle, Elizabeth DiGiovanni, Jeremy Menzies, John Palmer, Kai-Ting Chuang, Karen Johannesen, Rick Bahto, Tsen-Chu Hsu, and Vanessa OíNeill. Admission is sliding scale, starting at $6, please pay what you can afford. Proceeds from tonightís program will be donated to the SFAI Faculty Unionís legal fund as they continue their struggle against the unjust layoffs of nine tenured faculty members, including Janis Crystal Lipzin. Arbitration begins on April 30, 2010 and the union needs to raise $10,000 to help defray the expected $50,000 legal bill. If you can't make it to the screening but would like to lend support to the Faculty Union in their struggle, donations of any size are much appreciated, and can be made directly to the Union at http://www.fusfai.com For more information, including advance program notes, please visit http://rickbahto.wordpress.com. Program: De Luce 1: Vegetare by Janis Crystal Lipzin the acrobat by Chris Kennedy Cotton Sugar by Tsen-Chu Hsu Suspension by Vanessa O'Neill For Bill Jenkins by Rick Bahto Poma Granata by Alexis Bravos Forget Me Not by Elizabeth DiGiovanni Light Speed by Karen Johannesen Good Mourning by John Palmer the distance between here and there by Christina Battle Massachusetts Film by Jeremy Menzies Intimations by Kai-Ting Chuang Performance by Brian Traylor Expected to be in attendance and available for Q&A after the show are: Rick Bahto, Tsen-Chu Hsu, Janis Lipzin, Jeremy Menzies and Brian Traylor. __________________________________________________________________ For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.