DATE: Thursday, September 22; TIME:7:00PM - 9:00PM; SUMMER 2011 (Reception at 6PM before presentation)
Presented in partnership with Film at International House, Philadelphia Independent Film & Media Association (PIFVA), and the Film and Media Arts Department at Temple University; the Africana Studies and Cinema Studies at University of Pennsylvania and Reelblack members
Frequently basing a work on archival or found footage, Kevin Jerome Everson "resurrects the conditions, tasks, and gestures of a vital moment in time by repositioning them in the present through a variety of mediums such as photography, film, sculpture, artist books, and paintings."
Everson's films combine scripted and documentary moments with rich elements of formalism. His most recent films - shot in single eleven-minute takes on 16mm film - use light flares, over exposed film, and distorted sound to render visible the materiality of film stock and videotape.
Join us for this special presentation in which Everson discusses how he creates his works that document and reflect on the "gestures or tasks caused by certain conditions in the lives of working class African Americans." Everson will screen a selection of his recent short films. Films courtesy of the artist and Picture Palace Pictures.
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Produced by Lu Olkowski - in person and post-presentation discussion
In Verse, conceived in November 2008 while the country was still reeling from the worst economic downturn since The Great Depression, the award winning multi-media reporting project combines poetry, photography and audio footage to create “documentary poems” for radio, the web, print and the iPhone. In the spirit of the 75th anniversary of the Federal Writer’s Project, In Verse enlisted teams of poets, photographers, and radio producers to interview people living on the economic edge and to document their lives. The two-presentation project highlights working mothers in Troy, New York with “Women of Troy;” and the on going recovery of the Gulf Coast post Hurricane Katrina with “Congregation”. The visual/audio presentations explore how the crisis was affecting citizens who were struggling long before Wall Street’s collapse. The project has been presented publicly with Q&A session at the 2011 SXSW film conference in Austin, TX; and at the International Feature Conference sponsored by the European Broadcasting Union in Hämeenlinna Finland.
Women of Troy
Troy, New York
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Director/Producer - Dr. Marta Moreno Vega
Producer/Director of Photography - Robert Shepard
Robert Shepard in person!
Presented in Partnership with Film @ International House, Raíces Culturales Latinoamericanas, the University of Pennsylvania African-American Resource Center, Taller Puertorriqueño, and Philadelphia Dance Projects
DATE: Wednesday, April 6; TIME: 7:00PM - 9:00PM; SPRING 2011
The art of documentary style cinematography is a mixture of composition, camera movement, lighting and control of contrast. This Master Class with acclaimed cinematographer Robert Shepard is designed for working professionals and film/video students, addressing their production needs and will explore lighting and setting up a documentary style interview and lighting for mise-en-scène style situations. Mr. Shepard will also demonstrate how to create a key light for under fifty dollars.
NOTE: Registrants for this Master Class can also attend Shepard's in-person screening of the When The Spirits Dance Mambo, Tues 4/5, 7PM at International House for free which features a post film discussion with Shepard. Read more about film.