Written by Kathleen Bitetti
A great Thursday night out! March 7th! Mark your calendars!
Have a great night out of film, art and poetry. There are two free events this Thursday night with in walking distance of each other in zip code 02127. Start your night with a short doucumentary film screening and meet one of our filmmakers. Follow that event with a evening of poetry.
This Thursday, March 7th at 7pm At Medicine Wheel Productions, 110 K Street, Second Floor, Boston MA 02127
A FREE Screening of the documentary- Adrift- co-produced by South Boston based film maker Tracy Heather Strain. The film’s other, co-producer is Tom Curran, a graduate of Boston College. The film is based on Tom and his family and is a “meditative portrait of loss in an Irish American family”
When the four Curran children lost their father, twelve-year old Tom, the eldest, did not cry. Instead, he made a secret vow that, someday, he would become an athlete in the “big leagues” for his Dad. At 37, cameraman Tom Curran journeys into his past in Alaska and Cape Cod to trace how he and his siblings have tried to live up to their late father’s expectations.
The film is in conjunction with MWP’s Spoke Gallery’s current exhibition, HERE which runs until March 16th.
HERE is a group show that examines the complex and interrelated issues of immigration, migration, family trees, and family legacy. This exhibition features the work of eight Massachusetts based artists: Ahmed Abdalla, Genara Banzon, L’Merchie Frazier, Dell M. Hamilton, Josephine Pergola, Dan McCole, Courtney Moy, and Mario Quiroz. Three of the artists are immigrants and three are first generation Americans. Four have ties to South Boston.
Both the film screening and exhibition are free and open to the public. For more information: http://mwponline.org/wordpress/?page_id=682
The Distillery Gallery presents: The Rally- An Opening & Reading: Thursday, March 7, 8-10pm Free and open to the public.
It all takes place at The Distillery Building, 516 East Second Street, Boston MA 02127
“This event celebrates the collaboration of the So & So Reading Series and Rope-a-Dope Press from 2007-2009 by bringing together poets, publishers, printers, and artists from the Distillery in South Boston and across the US to collaborate in creating poetry broadsides and presenting contemporary poetry in a gallery setting. Focused on merging different artistic mediums, the broadsides create a conversation between literature and visual art. The end result is a poetry reading in the Distillery Gallery amid collaborative poetry broadsides created with Rope-A-Dope and Rye House Press.”
Participating artists’ solo work will hang alongside the broadsides and the collection will be displayed through the month until April 18th.
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