Friday, March 02, 2012

Films On Solitary Migration At Proteus Gowanus

Here is another great event at Proteus Gowanus, the interdisciplinary gallery and reading room at 543 Union Street. I love this place.  If you have never been, check it out.

Tuesday, March 6, 8pm
543 Union Street

Join us for The Wayfarers, an evening of films that will take you places. Filmmakers Bill Brown (who will join us for discussion after the films are aired), Vanessa Renwick, and Kevin Gallagher each undertook solo journeys across vast distances within the United States. The films they made documenting their experiences shows an American landscape that has changed dramatically, both physically and culturally, over the past decade.
The Evening’s Films:

Green Tunnel (2011)
Kevin Gallagher
4.5 minutes
A trek over the entire 2,000 miles of the Appalachian Trail, shot in time-lapse photography and then condensed into four minutes.

Crowdog (1998)
Vanessa Renwick
7 minutes
A barefoot hitchhike out to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, documented on Super 8 mm film.

The Other Side (2003)
Bill Brown
40 minutes
Documenting a trip along the entire 2,000 mile border between the U.S. and Mexico, this film ponders the post-9/11 anxiety prevalent to the region. Bill Brown will be in attendance to present his work on 16mm film.

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