December 2013 – March 2014
Since 1971, the City of New York has had laws restricting curbside engine idling. One man, determined to reduce air pollution in his neighborhood and combat global climate change, confronted the city’s lax enforcement efforts. This film chronicles the challenges and triumphs of his campaign
Following the one hour screening, there will be a Q&A session with the filmmaker, George Pakenham, as well as representatives from Idle-Free Vermont and the City of Burlington to discuss current, local anti-idling efforts. Sponsored by the Divisions of Communication and Creative Media, Education & Human Studies, and Core and Sustain Champlain.
Chris Marker’s La Jetee
1962, black & white, unrated, 28 minutes, France
Chris Marker, filmmaker, poet, novelist, photographer, editor, and now videographer and digital multimedia artist, has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Marker’s La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images.
Hollis Frampton’s Nostalgia
1971, black & white, unrated, 36 minutes, USA
To speak of Frampton’s films as merely structural riddles or philosophical proposals, fails to take into account their pleasurable and poetic nature. The gamelike qualities of his films prove playful rather than didactic and always retain a residue of enigma. Read on…
Bruce Baillie’s Mass for the Dakota Sioux
1964, black & white. unrated, 24 minutes, USA
A film Mass, dedicated to nobility and excellence. Read on…
Curated by Stella Marrs & DJ Hellerman
Join us for a special presentation of feminist inspired video shorts in celebration of Women’s History Month. Co-curated by Stella Marrs and DJ Hellerman, the shorts program provides an opportunity to examine ideas of gender, race, and class through an interrogation of pop culture, celebrity, domesticity, and sexual orientation.
Stella Marrs is an interdisciplinary artist whose work addresses feminism, ecology, and the female voice. Marrs has made large scale, collaborative, event-based works such as Girl City and 100 Women Dinner Party that are cited as seeds for later Riot Grrrl culture. She was commissioned to create a video installation for the 2013 BCA Center exhibition Seat’s Taken. DJ Hellerman is Curator and Director of Exhibitions at Burlington City Arts.