Sunday, July 01, 2007

"Dirrrty Harriet Tubman" Plays At Lincoln Center Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 4:45pm!


Renewable Resources: Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 4:45pm at Lincoln Center

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Renew Media's Media Arts Fellowships funded by the Rockefeller Foundation with an eclectic array of recent work by its fellows

Helen Hill, a 2004 Fellow, was an inspirational animator who was tragically murdered at her New Orleans home in January. This program is dedicated to her memory.


Series: Scanners: The 2007 New York Video Festival
Director: Various, Runtime: 82

His Eye Is on the Sparrow (Bruce Conner, US, 2006; 4m) is an evocative collage film culled from footage of the 1920s gospel group The Soul Stirrers and R.H. Harris, their original lead singer.

David Russo’s I Am (Not) Van Gogh (US, 2006; 5m) combines animation and time-lapse and live-action photography for a true story about a misfit artist proposing a project to a confused arts panel.

Someone Behind the Door (Ximena Cuevas, Mexico, 2005; 12m) presents a world where no one can escape from ever-present cameras.

Kathy High’s Zero Visibility (US, 2005; 5m) expands the current climate of fear in New York City and our nation into science fiction.

Miracles become reality and the malformed become perfect in Suzan Pitt’s dark, animated comedy El Doctor (US, 2006; 23m), set in a crumbling Mexican hospital.

Winter in America (Hank Willis Thomas & Kambui Olujimi, US, 2005; 5m) is a stop-motion animated short that explores the paradox of a culture of violence in America, based on a true story.

Michael Britto’s Dirrrty Harriet Tubman (US, 2005; 5m) re-imagines Harriet Tubman as a blaxplotation superheroine.

Taking as a point of departure the beating of the filmmaker at the hands of a gang of young men who called themselves "The Portland Riders,” Andy Blubaugh’s Scaredycat (US, 2006; 15m) examines the role fear plays in our lives.

And in Madame Winger Makes a Film: A Survival Guide for the 21st Century (US, 2001; 8m), Helen Hill shows viewers how to make a film with simple and inexpensive materials.

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