FIT Screening Series Fall 2019: Patti Cake$ with director Geremy Jasper / Sept. 17th @ 6:30PM

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After-Hours Classroom Availability

Classrooms and studios are available to FIT students when they are not being used for classes.

To reserve a room: log in to MyFIT, click on the Student Tab, and look for After-Hours Classroom Availability to agree to the terms and conditions for room usage and to view a list of available rooms. You will receive a sticker from the Feldman Lobby security officer when you arrive, which must be visible at all times.

Bring your FIT ID card and a classmate, because two students need to be in each classroom at all times. You can work in the classroom until 2 am.

[from http://www.fitnyc.edu/academics/after-hours-classrooms.php]

LUMINOUS MOTION Screening

Bette Gordon’s LUMINOUS MOTION screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, October 23. It was then followed by a Q&A with Bette and FIT Faculty Michelle Handelman. 

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Left, Bette Gordon. Right, Michelle Handelman

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THE HISTORY OF LUMINOUS MOTION (1998, 91 min.)

Fugitives from The American Dream, 10-year old Phillip and his Mom live the outlaw life on the road.  While other kids his age study the old-fashioned way, the precocious Phillip has no need for school: the neon light of motel signs is light enough by which to read his textbooks on biology and physics – two subjects about which his Mom teaches him a thing or two, as she seduces men out of their credit cards to fuel their crazy flight.  Phillip could live forever in this world of speed and light, so long as Mom is behind the wheel of their Chevy. But Mom begins to feel the gravitational pull of home life and the need to settle down. In this darkly comic road movie, Gordon continues to deal with the psychological and sexual issues that have permeated her work and for which she has received critical acclaim.

 

The Washing Society Screening

Lynne Sachs and Lizzie Olesker’s THE WASHING SOCIETY screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, September 28. It was then followed by a Q&A with Lynne, Lizzie, FIT Faculty Jean Amato, and Michelle Handelman. 

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(left to right: Michelle Handelman, Lizzie Olesker, Lynn Sachs, and Jean Amato)

“Collaborating together for the first time, filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker observe the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat and the continual, intimate labor that happens there. With a title inspired by the 1881 organization of African-American laundresses, THE WASHING SOCIETY investigates the intersection of history, underpaid work, immigration, and the sheer math of doing laundry. Sachs and Olesker present a stark yet poetic vision of those whose working lives often go unrecognized, turning a lens onto their hidden stories, which are often overlooked. The juxtaposition of narrative and documentary elements in THE WASHING SOCIETY creates a dream-like, yet hyper-real portrayal of a day in the life of a laundry worker, both past and present”

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