MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD, the fall Flaherty NYC season, starts today, Wednesday, October 3, with a 7:30 PM screening of Stephanie Beroes’ DEBT BEGINS AT 20 and DREAM SCREEN (1980/1986, 75 mins. total). The former is an endearing experimental documentary from 1980 shot among Pittsburgh’s post-punk scene, and the latter explores women as myth in cinema, centering upon Louise Brooks’ autobiography and her portrayal of Lulu in Pabst’s Pandora’s Box. Beroes is travelling from out of town with personal 16mm prints in tow, and members of The Dykes (Sesame Spinelli, who “stars” in the film) and The Shakes will likely sit on on the Q&A. It should be a great night with post-screening discussion and continued hanging/social boozing in the 92Y cafe. I hope you’ll come out and make it a memorable opening night!
This series is the sixth installment of Flaherty NYC, a seasonal offshoot of the annual Flaherty Seminar. The Flaherty’s events tend to encompass filmmakers, scholars, critics, musicians and people from other disciplines with an emphasis on critical discussion and collaboration. Like the Seminar, each Flaherty NYC is programmed by a different individual (or group) who defines a unique theme.
Cheap MORE FUN IN THE NEW WORLD loosely responds to the supposed election issues through varying perspectives, angles and entry points. Subsequent work includes:
YOUNG LAKOTA (Oct. 10), about the divergent political awakenings of two youths on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge reservation, at the crux of which is a proposal to build a women’s health clinic on the reservation’s sovereign territory
“OCCUPY FNYC” (Oct. 17), for which Nick Shimkin will guest curate an evening of video from international uprisings
Pills ZERO KILLED (Oct. 31), the New York City premiere of the debut feature by artist Michal Kosakowski, in which people describe, reenact, and respond to their murder fantasies
“DREAMS THAT MONEY CAN BUY” (Nov. 7) an evening of corporate-sponsored avant-garde film
A bonus election week show of MR. FREEDOM (Nov. 9), one of the most audacious and uproarious political satires ever made, screening from 35mm with the approval of filmmaker Pills William Klein dulcolax price in pakistan
Presenter of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar – the longest-running film exhibition event in the US – The Flaherty has named Anita Reher as Executive Director.
Anita Reher was formerly the co-founder of the European Documentary Network (EDN), a membership-based association created in 1996 with more than 1000 members from 60 different countries. Reher helped build this non-profit service organization into the premiere resource for documentary filmmakers in Europe. As Head of International Relations for EDN, she developed strategies, set priorities, and created more than 50 workshop programs around the world.
“One thing I have learned over the years of working with the international film community is that filmmakers need to connect with one another, as well as with the many people involved in the wider aspect of media arts, in order to discuss, exchange experiences, share their passion and be inspired. It has been my pleasure to always be that facilitator – a privilege I am very excited to continue within the fine tradition of the Flaherty,” said Reher. Order