San Francisco and Los Angeles Fundraisers for SFAI Faculty Union Legal Fund

From: denah johnston (email suppressed)
Date: Sat May 01 2010 - 15:18:26 PDT

Apologies for any cross-listing.

Dear Frameworkers,

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
please do!

The Facebook event pages can be seen here:

LA Thursday, May 6:!/event.php?eid=106789929363424&index=1

San Francisco Thursday, May 13!/event.php?eid=121530891197014&ref=mf

Oh yes, and the work and people there will be amazing I promise.

Best Regards,

:Denah A. Johnston
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
For more information, including advance program notes, please visit
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
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.