Monday, August 10, 2009
The HOWL ! ARTS PROJECT 2009: FILM SERIES
The HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2009: FILM SERIES
Using Allen Ginsberg (the inspiration for the HOWL! Festival) as a point of departure, this series of programs links film and video to the various underground creative movements transpiring in the East Village in fact and in spirit: poetry, music, theater, performance, and the fine arts, as well as protests affirming sexuality, opposing gentrification, and supporting the flourishing of a subversive culture.
These screenings will take place the evenings of September 17-20 at the Millennium Film Workshop, with two different film and video programs presented each day, organized around specific personalities, themes, locales, or motifs. Among the planned programs are:
“Allen Ginsberg on Film”,
“Jack Smith and the Lower East Side
(as seen by Ken Jacobs)”,
“The Living Theater and the New American Cinema”,
“Punk Rock, Forever!”,
“In and Around Tomkins Square Park”, and
“A Moveable Feast: A Tribute to the New York Film-Makers’ Cooperative”. Special invited guests will appear to introduce individual films in the programs and to engage in a discussion with the audience.
The exclusive venue for
the HOWL! ARTS PROJECT 2009: FILM SERIES
will be at the Millennium Film Workshop,
located at 66 East 4th Street in the East Village,
(just a few blocks from the HOWL! Festival’s main performing arts location at 45 Bleecker.) The Millennium has a long tradition of showing work by independent film and video artists, and was a familiar haunt of Ginsberg during his lifetime.
The entire film program for this year’s HOWL! Festival is conceived of and curated by Jon Gartenberg, a film archivist, historian, and programmer.
(Photo credit: Allen Ginsberg by Robert Frank. Used with permission. All rights reserved. Copyright Robert Frank.)