Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Long Ago and Far Away

Long Ago:

MARTA RENZI NEWSLETTTERS
VOL I - 1983-1992
VOL II - 1993-2006

Thanks to the magic of technology, these two "books" can now be viewed online. Enjoy them now until August 12th when the hosting subscription expires.  Simply click the b&w photo at right and wander back in time.  Previous posts have given a bit more information about how a simple archiving project grew into these 2 beautiful books, chockfull of photos, many by Robert Flynt. Huge thanks to Arthur Aviles who has organized a live celebration of the books - and one documenting his own work - on Sunday October 22.

If I hear lots of comments from y'all about how I should pay to keep the newsletters accessible longer, I may do so. Of course a donation of any size never hurts.

Far away:

October 7
A Thousand Miles from the Sea
l'art difficile de filmer la danse
Brussels, Belgium

November 15-19
Her Children Mourn
Family Film Festival
Porto, Portugal

Her Children Mourn
Migrations Dance Film Festival
Llanwrst, Conwy, Wales

Closer to home:

Plow Plant Reap
movies4movies
Saturday August 19th at 7:00
Dobbs Ferry, New York

Honeymoon
Official Latino Film Festival
showing Saturday September 16 8:30-10:30
Black 8 - "Jefas" (women directors)
Harlem, New York

But my little heart is aching for follow-up screenings for Her Magnum Opus after its premiere September 15-17 at the 
Port Townsend Film Festival.  Though there are several submissions pending, right now its acceptance/rejection ratio is about 1/6.

So to hell with the film festival circuit. Let me know if you have a school, theater, festival, backyard gathering where I can share it.

Back to my old-school ways, like in the early days of the Project Co - for free, outdoors, in unlikely places, for regular people not the cognoscenti. 

I'm serious.

Meanwhile, enjoy this Bonus Extra, which doesn't appear in Opus because it's even looser than my usual improvised shooting, and doesn't further the narrative. Dedicated to the worldwide fans of Lorenzo Wolff.

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