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Get Art Sets Lineup, "Six Ways to Sunday" Opens April 29th

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire March 19, 1998 at 2:0AM

Get Art Sets Lineup, "Six Ways to Sunday" Opens April 29th
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Get Art Sets Lineup, "Six Ways to Sunday" Opens April 29th

by Mark Rabinowitz




The 3rd Gen Art Film Festival has completed its lineup, and as is true
to their stated format, the 1998 edition will contain seven feature
films, over seven nights, followed by seven parties. The festival's
dates are April 29th-May 5th, and all of the features are East Coast
premieres. Kicking off the event will be Adam Bernstein's "Six Ways to
Sunday
," starring Deborah Harry, Issac Hayes, Elina Lowensohn and Norman
Reedus. The opening night screening is set to take place at New York's
Sony Theater Lincoln Square, and all remaining screenings will take
place at the Directors Guild of America Theater on 57th st.


indieWIRE spoke to Festival Executive Director, Deena Juras about this
year's festival and the methods involved in programming the event. "Our
goal with just the seven nights, is to prepare a series of curated
films," Juras said, adding "what we look for are the most compelling and
provocative films." She also pointed out that the way the format of the
festival is set up, the general public has much more access to the
filmmakers than at many other screenings and festivals. If a film goer
doesn't get his/her question answered during a question and answer
session following a screening, they can always catch up with the
filmmaker at the post-screening fete.


The rest of the lineup is comprised of documentaries and feature films,
in a wide range of subject matter. "2X4", Jimmy Smallhorne's hard look
at the Irish immigrant community in The Bronx screened at the 1998
Sundance Film Festival, as did Iara Lee's documentary on the global
electronic music scene "Modulations," a follow up to her first
documentary, "Synthetic Pleasures" which screened at the 1996 Gen Art
fest. S.R. Bindler's documentary, "Hands on a Hardbody" focuses on an
endurance contest, where contestants compete for a pickup truck by
seeing who can keep touching a truck for the longest. Whoever stays,
wins the truck.


Full festival passes are available by calling 212/290-0312 and
individual tickets go on sale April 1st at: 212/269-4TIX or on the web
at: www.ticketweb.com


Check out the complete 1998 Gen Art Film Festival lineup.