The Experiment: Politics of the Image is the first in a four part series at Maysles Institute curated by our friends Peter Buntaine and Lorenzo Gattorna. This event is presented with http://dan330.com/?p=57172 UnionDocs.
Saturday, Jan. 9 – 7:30pm
THE EXPERIMENT: Politics of the Image
In Order Not To Be Here
Dir. Deborah Stratman, 2002, 30 min.
Dir. Jem Cohen, 2000, 6 min.
NYC Weights and Measures
Dir. Jem Cohen, 2005, 5 min.
Peggy and Fred in Hell: The Prologue
Dir. Leslie Thornton, 1985, 20 min.
Leslie Thornton, Peggy and Fred in Kansas
Dir. Leslie Thornton, 1987, 11 min.
Discussion with filmmakers to follow screening.
The Maysles Cinema, the only movie theater in northern Manhattan dedicated to documentary film, serves as a site of community based, low-cost popular education and entertainment. Our programming is selected in collaboration with engaged viewers, independent curators, educators, filmmakers and in alliance with our city’s informal and well-established community and cultural groups. Drawing on Harlem’s history of cultural innovation and political agency, the Maysles Cinema provides a unique space for passionate and interactive exploration of topics of community interest. Breaking down the wall of disengagement found in the traditional film going experience, our presentations and series explode with life, reckoning and celebration.