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Jul 11, 2024 at 7:30 pm

Today is a Very Special Day

With Matt Whitman

Doors 7:30p
Program 8:00p

UnionDocs
352 Onderdonk Ave
Ridgewood, NY

We’re delighted to welcome Matt Whitman to UnionDocs, to screen an exciting lineup of his rigorous formal experiments with film!

Matt Whitman has been making short works on motion picture film since 2010. Mainly silent and often edited in-camera, his films over the last ten years were largely generated in response to moments of grief and loss, both private and public – particularly as seen and felt through the mediation of digital interfaces and archives.

This program shows his film in chronological order starting with an early film shot in 2013 on a now discontinued Super8 film stock and developed at lab on the Lower East Side that has since closed. While his films have been shown at festivals and other group screenings, this program of films is his first public solo screening in New York City and in the United States.

His film THAT WAS WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD HEAR YOU was called “criminally underseen” by critic Michael Sicinski in MUBI’s Notebook. We’re thrilled to play a part in shedding light on these incredible moving images, and hope you will come through to join us!

Matt will be in attendance for a conversation following the screening.

Program

Film digitalia, No. 15

3 mins, 2013

Late

3 mins, 2014

Late Light

3 mins, 2015

Film Digitalia, Profile Picture, No. 8

6 mins, 2019

HOW MUCH LONGER (ON BALLOONS)

2.5 mins, 2019

CAN’T ANSWER YOU ANY MORE (ON FACES)

2.5 mins, 2019

THAT WAS WHEN I THOUGHT I COULD HEAR YOU

9 mins, 2021

SOME DAY IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

5 mins, 2021

Today is a Very Special Day, Nov. 2003

7.5 mins, 2023

Today is a Very Special Day, Some-times

9.5 mins, 2023

Program Duration: 50 mins

Watch the conversation between Presenter1, Presenter2 and Presenter 3 on the UnionDocs’ Membership hub.

Bios

Matt Whitman (he/they) is originally from southeastern Pennsylvania and lives/works in Brooklyn, New York. In the last year, his 16mm and Super8 films have recently screened at Winnipeg Underground Film Festival, Cosmic Rays in Chapel Hill, NC, Light Matter in Alfred, NY, CROSSROADS in San Francisco, the Mimesis Documentary Film Festival in Boulder, CO, the Brooklyn Film Festival and Light Field 2023 in San Francisco. In 2023, he was an artist in residence in the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Arts Center at Governor’s Island and at the Tides Institute and Museum of Art in Eastport, Maine in June 2024 working with lower-toxicity film processing techniques.

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Date
Jul 11, 2024
Time
7:30 pm
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Ridgewood, NY 11385 United States
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