Monday, September 14, 7:30 pm
Flaherty NYC returns this September, commemorating the work of Chick Strand, whose work was featured at the 2009 Flaherty Seminar and who passed away this July at the age of 78 after battling cancer.
Chick Strand is a seminal filmmaker who helped found Canyon Cinema alongside filmmaker Bruce Baillie when she was living and studying in Berkeley in the early 1960s. Known for her lyrical handheld 16mm camerawork, her frequently feminist subject matter, and her droll sense of humor, Strand worked in both experimental and documentary modes and brought experimental techniques to her nonfiction work. She was also a painter, photographer, and professor; she taught filmmaking for more than two decades at Occidental College in Los Angeles.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with filmmaker, Hampshire professor, and Flaherty Trustee Bill Brand, and filmmakers Barbara Hammer and Lynne Sachs.
Films and videos to be screened include:
· Anselmo and the Women (1986, 16mm, 35min, Mexico)
One of a series of films about Anselmo, a Mexican street musician, and his life-long struggle to make a good life for his children. This film focuses on his relationship with his wife Adela and his mistress, Cruz, and theirs with him.
· Mosori Monika (1970, 16mm, 20min, Venezuela)
The relationship between the Warao Indians and the Spanish Franciscan missionaries sent to “civilize” them is simple on the surface, but actually manifested in a complex change of techniques, values and life style which have indelibly altered the Warao vision of life.
· Fake Fruit (1986, 16mm, 22min, Mexico)
An intimate documentary about young women who make papier mache fruit and vegetables in a small factory in Mexico. They have a gringo boss, but the factory is owned by his Mexican wife. The film focuses on color, music, movement, and the constant gossip that reveals what the women think about men.
General admission tickets to the Flaherty NYC series at the Anthology Film Archives are $9. Tickets are $7 for students with valid I.D., and $6 for Anthology members with membership card.
Tickets can be purchased at the Anthology box office the day of the show. For more information, call the Flaherty at 212-448-0457.
Anthology Film Archives is located in the old Second Avenue Courthouse building in the East Village at 32 Second Ave. at the corner of 2nd Street.
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