Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Day 236: Documentary Fortnight

Still from Still Life with Ho Chi Minh, courtesy Kevin T. Allen 2009

As part of the Museum of Modern Art's Doc Month my friend Kevin T. Allen is having a major screening debut. It's an occasion to celebrate! Kevin's super 8 film, Still Life with Ho Chi Minh (which I wrote about back on Day 21: Arrested Moment) is an incredibly brilliant piece. I'm thrilled to be in attendance tomorrow night. Yay Kevin!

The details from the MoMA's site:
New Documentaries Shot on Super 8mm
This may be the Digital Age, but after more than forty years small-format film continues to offer unique artistic possibilities. The program includes Anna Azevedo's Dreznica, a lyric description of the dreams of several people living with blindness; Kevin T. Allen's Still Life with Ho Chi Minh, a surprise visit with Ho Chi Minh's personal photographer; and Jem Cohen's Long for the City, a glimpse of New York City through the eyes of music legend Patti Smith. Program 90 min.
Thursday, February 12, 2009, 8:00 p.m., Theater 1, T1 (New York premiere. Discussion with Allen, Cohen, and others)
Thursday, February 19, 2009, 6:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2 (New York premiere)

Link to Kevin's site.

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