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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
August 12 -23

CLOSED for inventory

readings & workshops
September 5

Br!NK New Play Festival

film & video
September 6

aCinema presents Aurora Picture Show’s Extremely Shorts Touring Program

readings & workshops
September 7

Poetry Reading: Ana Božičević & Annie Grizzle

readings & workshops
September 7

Poems are a River: Writing Built and Natural Form - a workshop with Ana Božičević

performances
September 11

Thomas Gaudynski, Linda Binder, and Mark Mantel performing in response to The Point Being

exhibitions
September 14

AVIARY: Selected Paintings by Ken Wood - Book Release and Reception

performances
September 15

Alternating Currents Live presents Silvia Bolognesi and Russ Johnson

performances
September 19

Formations Series for New and Improvised Music

readings & workshops
September 20

Poetry Reading: John Sierpinski, Sylvia Cavanaugh, and Ed Werstein

Archived film & video
Sep 22 Friday, September 22
7:00pm, $Give What You Can


// In Silence Arrives the Tempest // Waiting on Paradise //


N-Judah 5:30 (2004)
Sam Green, 3 minutes 18 seconds, 16mm transferred to video

A portrait of the streetcar that passed in front of Green’s apartment in San Francisco for many years.
 

Sam Green is a New York-based documentary filmmaker. He received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from University of California Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. Green’s most recent projects are the “live documentaries” The Measure of All Things, (2014), The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (with Yo La Tengo) (2012), and Utopia in Four Movements (2010). With all of these works, Green narrates the film in-person while musicians perform a live soundtrack.

Green’s 2004 feature-length film, the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Weather Underground, tells the story of a group of radical young women and men who tried to violently overthrow the United States government during the late 1960s and 70s. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was broadcast on PBS, included in the Whitney Biennial, and has screened widely around the world.

Green is also a prolific maker of short documentaries, including: The Rainbow Man/John 3:16, lot 63, grave c, Pie Fight ’69 (directed with Christian Bruno), N-Judah 5:30, and The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie (directed with Sarah Jacobson). He has received grants from the Creative Capital, Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.

Green is currently working on a new live cinema project with the Kronos Quartet and an ongoing film documenting each person who becomes Guinness record holder as the oldest person in the world.  www.samgreen.to


Univitillen (2016)
Terence Nance, 15 minutes, video

Marseille, today. Aminata works as a hairdresser in an Afro hairdressing salon, Badara works as mecanich. When they meet, their love story will change their lives.


Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of artists and artsy types. He made the film AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY (Sundance 2012) and SWIMMING IN YOUR SKIN AGAIN (Sundance 2016) and UNIVITILLEN (NYFF 2016), At Sundance 2017 Terence premiered his performance piece 18 BLACK BOYS AGES 1-18 WHO HAVE ARRIVED AT THE SINGULARITY AND ARE THUS SPIRITUAL MACHINES. He also makes music, installations, and friendships.  Terence currently resides in Bed Stuy but that might not last too long because the rent is too damn high.


In The Ocean, On Land (2008)
Peter Bo Rappmund, 5 minutes 26 seconds, video

A camera is thrown in the ocean, then returned to land. Edits are timed to a score by Machaut.


Peter Bo Rappmund is a Texas-based artist who works primarily in photo/video and sound/music, and has shown his work at venues such as MoMA, and the Hammer Museum; and received grants and awards from places like the Graham Foundation, and the Locarno International Film Festival. He holds an MFA in both music composition and film/video from CalArts.


Swimming in Your Skin Again (2014)
Terence Nance, 21 minutes 32 seconds, video

A visual essay based on a script by Norvis Jr.


Terence Nance is an artist born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He comes from a family of artists and artsy types. He made the film AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY (Sundance 2012) and SWIMMING IN YOUR SKIN AGAIN (Sundance 2016) and UNIVITILLEN (NYFF 2016), At Sundance 2017 Terence premiered his performance piece 18 BLACK BOYS AGES 1-18 WHO HAVE ARRIVED AT THE SINGULARITY AND ARE THUS SPIRITUAL MACHINES. He also makes music, installations, and friendships.  Terence currently resides in Bed Stuy but that might not last too long because the rent is too damn high.