February – March 2014
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…
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. The film documents activists, families and clergy on both sides of the campaign to legalize gay marriage and examines homophobia in the black community’s institutional pillar—the black church and reveals the Christian right wing’s strategy of exploiting this phenomenon in order to pursue an anti-gay political agenda. The New Black takes viewers into the pews and onto the streets and provides a seat at the kitchen table as it tells the story of the historic fight to win marriage equality in Maryland and charts the evolution of this divisive issue within the black community.
An opportunity to see the award winning film The New Black, followed by a panel discussion. Issues of race, and the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are rarely discussed in our area. This film will give us an opportunity to do that, learn from each other and move forward as a community.