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Brown/Gruffat's "Take It Down"

Date:
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time:
8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Craig Baldwin
Email:
Phone:
4156480654
Location Details:
Other Cinema, 992 Valencia St. SF

Two true-traveling troubadours of first-person filmmaking deliver news from the South to their avid fans at OC--lucky for us to serve as a stop in their country-wide campaign! Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat not only teach in the esteemed universities of North Carolina, but both have also been witness to the raging controversies and audacious actions around their region’s Confederate statuary. Tonight’s centerpiece is Sabine’s eponymous effort, employing antique postcards, 35mm single-framing, and color-positive solarization to demonstrate how Southern identity still draws from Civil War/Jim Crow legacies. ALSO premiering: Gruffat’s "Framelines", an abstract scratch made by laser-etching onto wide filmstrips, then photogrammed. PLUS Brown’s "XCTRY" (diary of a Midwest road-trip), and his "Life On The Mississippi" (his essay on that river that borrows Mark Twain’s famous title). For openers, we’re throwing into the hearty gumbo some archival excerpts, providing more context for a conversation about, well, historical trauma.*$7.77
Added to the calendar on Sun, Feb 3, 2019 4:25PM
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