July is the month to celebrate the artists who live in 02127/02210!
If you are in town the first full weekend of July- go and check out Fort Point Theatre Channel’s Exclamation Point! 10: Filmstock to view works by Fort Point residents, artists, and friends inspired by film. The evening includes several genres, from films old and new, shorts, silent and musical works to theatre and animation.” This is the tenth annual screening!
When you say? Friday July 6 & Saturday July 7 at 8:00pm
Where you say? Channel Center, 10 Channel Center St, Boston, 02210-3402
The event is FREE and open to the public, but folks are encouraged to make a reservation:
Click here to make a reservation – or just show up!
Also save the evening of July 14th for the reception of the visual art exhibition 02127/02210 at Medicine Wheel’s Spoke Gallery which will feature 12 artists from Southie’s two zip codes! More to come in Part Two!
Kathleen Bitetti is a practicing visual artist, a curator/art administrator and a public policy and advocacy expert based in South Boston. www.kathleenbitetti.com
More info from the film event’s Facebook page:
The program will feature the premiere of the animated fairy tale “Où est Fleuri Rose?” that follows the adventures of a pink teddy bear in Quebec, set to the music of Mark Warhol with the artistry of animators Nick Thorkelson and Amy MacDonald.
Additionally, the evening features the experimental work of Pelle Lowe. “Earthly Possessions” is a trance film that uses the heightened emotional language of Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” and Michel Foucault’s “Herculine Barbin” as a starting point for a meditation on the eroticism of grief and the fluidity of gender identity in extremis. An early exploration of the uses of poetry in film, it intentionally pushes the boundaries of contemporary emotive expression.
These two films will be complimented by David Henry Haan’s play “It Always Rains When John Cusack Is in Anguish,” presenting a comedic encounter between John Cusack and a woman at a bus stop, and several film shorts and other works, including
“Soundproof” by Rocco Giuliano, a whimsical look at the filmmaker’s old and new home, exploring the persistent tension between individuality and community
“o(77)” by Julie Miller, a visionary experience intended to induce trance through image in order to experience altered states
“Vacancy” by Mike Ware, an intensely personal short film, a meditation on the Catholic Church
“The Passenger” by Julie Zammarchi, an animated film of the memories, dreams, and visions that crowd a woman’s consciousness as she travels in a car toward her own death
“Breakfast,” an installation about family and time, exploring the mutability of memory by Julie Mallozzi
“Circle Song,” a Fantasia on a theme of nine repeating patterns in six colors by Douglas Urbank; digital transfer of a handmade 16 mm film, a collage of hand-painted leader, altered found footage, adhesive overlays, and applied optical sound.