Storyville: Shorts by Eiko Fan & Aidan Un

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Friday, May 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
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$5 Suggested Donation

Location(s)

Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3 FL.
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
See map: Google Maps

Friday, May 29, 7:00 PM
Reception 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Skyler(2013 14min), Skyler2 (2014, 7 min), Devon (2014, 8min), Steven (2014, 4 min),
Color is Life (2013, 12 min), Things I Love (2013, 13 min)
directed by Eiko Fan and Aidan Un

These short films are about what happens in Eiko Fan’s art classrooms
at both HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy and the Philadelphia
Museum of Art. Eiko and Aidan collaborate to promote better understanding
of people with disabilities. In the films, people with special challenges
express their rights and true enjoyment of art: one child paints with his
toes and a 93 year-old woman makes sculpture using colors, even though
she hasn’t seen colors in 85 years. Eiko’s motto is “Art is Food. Everybody
needs it.”

Landscape Renewal, featuring the works of 8 artists in diverse media from April 2- May 29

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Reception: May 29, 2015, 6 pm -7:00 pm
General viewing hours for the exhibit are: Monday through Friday...11am-6pm

The underlying theme of the show is rejuvenation in honor of the spring season. The title is also a conceptual one--reflective of cultural landscapes.

Artists included are Asaake Denise Jones, Amir Lyles, Ted McGhee, Boone Nguyen, Alvin K.Nurse, Jonathan Pinkett, Jerry Puryear, and Richard Watson. The exhibition is curated by Gary Smalls.

The underlying theme of the show is rejuvenation in honor of the spring season. The title is also a conceptual one--reflective of cultural landscapes. Pinkett and Watson will present intimate landscape paintings, while Amir Lyles's work references the continent of Africa. McGhee creates romantic scenes from nature. Nurse renders landscapes using digital imagery, taking great liberties with land and sky. Asaake Denise Jones's fiber constructions address aspects of the Civil Rights Movement. Boone Nguyen's photographs document how nature and villagers in southern Vietnam transform bomb craters into life sustaining spaces. Included are portraits of key figures in the Black community by Jerry Puryear.

Producers' Forum: Evolution of a Criminal directed by Darius Clark Monroe (USA, 2014, 82 min.) with Stolen Dreams II by YASP

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Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 PM
International House Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut Street

Darius Clark Monroe in person
$10, $7 Students/Seniors, $5 Scribe and IHP members

How does a 16-year-old evolve into a bank robber? In this gripping blend of documentary, truecrime,
and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led
him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since then. Monroe interviews
his family members, close friends and mentors who recount his transformation. Returning to his
neighborhood several years after the crime, Monroe presents an affecting examination of class
struggles, reflection and forgiveness, and the impact and aftermath of his crucial decision.

Darius Clark Monroe is an award winning filmmaker and MFA graduate of NYU’s
Tisch School of the Arts. He’s a National Board of Review, HBO Short Film, and Urbanworld
Best Screenplay award recipient. Most recently, he was selected to the prestigious
Screenwriters Colony and chosen as a fellow at the Sundance Institute Screenwriters
Intensive.

Preceded by Stolen Dreams II
by Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project (YASP) and Scribe Video Center
(2013, 27 min)
Through this film, YASP breaks down the myth that trying youth as adults is a real solution
to violence, and shows instead the ways that youth and violence and youth incarceration

Storyville: Shorts by Sosena Solomon

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Friday, June 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
additional ticket info: 
$5 Suggested Donation

Location(s)

Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3 FL.
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
See map: Google Maps

Merkato (2014, 18 min): A documentary on Addis Ababa’s open air
market focusing on the differing lives of locals with ties to the market and
the ominous threat of modernization.

Mizan (2015, 7 min.): A short portrait documenting a young singer/
songwriter as she navigates the fragile process of breaking into the music
industry

Lost in a Dream (2010, 4:18 min): A deeply personal, poetic
tribute to the filmmaker’s twin sister who passed away prematurely

Ming (2009, 5:46 min): A short film that takes a glimpse into the life
of a Chinese paper cutting artist in Union square

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