Monday, September 19, 2016

Youjin Moon 9/21/16

Youjin Moon


Handmade slide projection

Light Rhythm #1-3, 5min, silent, 16mm, 2013

Photogram #1, 3min, silent, 16mm on video, 2013

Light Work, 35 sec, silent, super 8mm on video, 2014

Water on Mars, 3:30min, silent, video, 2013

io, 10:54min, sound, video, 2014

io, 10:54min, sound, video, 2014

Youjin Moon is a visual artist and experimental filmmaker currently living and working in Boston. She received MFAs in Painting and Film/Video from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Moon’s work explores the relationship between the analogue and the digital, the realistic and the abstract, and the painterly and the cinematic. Using light as a material connection between mediums, her collaged abstract paintings expand into camera-less films, hundreds of handmade slides and painterly surfaces of digital video. Her videos mesh and collide surfaces to express perceived dualities in nature, such as bright and dark, micro and macro, water and fire.
Youjin Moon has been screened and exhibited internationally in galleries and film festivals, including EXiS at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in the Czech Republic, New Filmmakers New York at Anthology Film Archives, and DM Contemporary in New York City. Her film <io>(2015) received the Korean EXiS Award at the 12th Seoul International Experimental Film and Video Festival.
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Sunday, September 18, 2016




09/21 Youjin Moon


10/05 Billy Woodberry / And When I Die, I Won’t Stay Dead

10/12 Billy Woodberry / Marseille Après La Guerre

+ Helena Girón and Samuel M. Delgado + Christopher MacLaine

10/19 Brigid McCaffrey

12/7Carly Short


All film makers present except alas Billy Woodberry,Christopher MacLaine,and Howard Alk

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wenhua Shi 9/14/16

Wenhua Shi: Autumn Air


Palimpsest: Berlin 6 min. 2013

10 Moments 6 min. 2011

Palimpsest: Beijing 12 min. 1972 - 2014

Descending a staircase 1 min. 2012 (raw footage)

Endless 12 min. (16mm) 2006

Field Recording 14 min. 2003 - 2007

Descending a staircase 6 min. 2012

My Companions 1 min. 2007

Walking Cycle 8 min. 2016

Wenhua Shi is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art at UMass Boston. Originally trained as a doctor in China, Wenhua departed from the medical field and began working in radio and TV in his hometown of Wuhan. In 2009 he graduated with an MFA from Art Practice at the University of California at Berkeley.
His works have been screened or exhibited at Pacific Film Archive, Black Maria Film Festival, Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art, and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, The National Museum of Film, Photography and Television (UK), Experiments in Cinema, Albuquerque, Denver Contemporary Museum of Art, Beijing Film Academy, Berlin International Directors Lounge, The Jack Kerouac School of Naropa University, and dozens of international film festivals, including Rotterdam, Hamburg, Bradford, and Mexico City. West Bund 2013: a Biennale of Architecture and Contemporary art, Shanghai, Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism, International Arte Laguna Prize, Finalists Exhibition, The Arsenale of Venice in Italy.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Murder of Fred Hampton + The Exile 9/7/16

The Murder of Fred Hampton + The Exile

The Murder of Fred Hampton,1971, 88min.
Director Howard Alk, Mike Gray
Produced by Mike Gray
Cinematography Howard Alk, Mike Gray

The circumstances surrounding the murder of Black Panther Fred Hampton by Chicago police.

The Murder of Fred Hampton is a 1971 documentary film which began with the intention of portraying Fred Hampton and the Illinois Black Panther Party. During the films production, Hampton was killed by the Chicago Police Department.

Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life.

The documentary is split into two parts: a portrait of Fred Hampton and an investigative report in his death. Through re-enactments, evidence from the scene, and interviews, the documentary alleges that Hamptons death was murder by the Chicago police.

Cast Fred Hampton (Himself), Rennie Davis (Himself), Edward Hanrahan (Himself), Don Matuson, Bobby Rush (Himself) Release date May 1971 (1971-05)

"To members of Chicago's African American community in the late 1960s, no leader was more inspiring, more articulate, or more effective than Fred Hampton. He organized food pantries, educational programs, and recreational outlets for impoverished children, and he helped bring about a peaceful coexistence among the city's rival street gangs. To civic leaders in Chicago, the FBI, and many others, however, he was a dangerous revolutionary leader, committed to the violent overthrow of the white-dominated system. Hampton was killed in a 1969 raid on the headquarters of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther party, in what was almost certainly a planned assassination orchestrated by Federal agents and city leaders, who feared that Hampton's influence could lead to an all-out armed uprising by the city's most disenfranchised residents." (Black Commentator)
The Exile 1931, 78min
Directed by Oscar Micheaux
Murder, suicide, estranged lovers, and "interracial mixing" are all interwoven into Oscar Micheaux's plot for The Exile 1931. The idealistic Jean Baptiste falls in love with Edith Duval, an ambitious nightclub operator. Edith's "dive" is in the former mansion of one of Chicago's aristrocratic elite, now located in the heart of the city's South Side black urban district. The two lovers are torn apart when Edith introduces racketeering and the "numbers" into her business, all of which are totally inconsistent with Baptiste's high moral principles. - La Cineteca del Friuti