L-R: Alex Joseph, Hue Magazine; Frederick Wiseman, filmmaker. Photo credit: Jerry Speier.
Legendary Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman kicked off the 2017 FIT Film and Media Screening Series with his 1980 film, MODEL. The event was a collaboration with Hue Magazine and The Library at FIT for a Love Your Library event.
L-R: Alex Joseph, Hue Magazine; Andrew Lewis, Film, Media and Performing Arts, Frederick Wiseman, filmmaker. Photo credit: Jerry Speier.
Wiseman’s new movie, EX LIBRIS – THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY is currently screening at Film Forum.
DESIGN IS ONE, a documentary by Kathy Brew, will screen next in our screening series on TUES OCT 17, 6:30-8:30pm.
Shelly Silver’s TOUCH screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, April 25. It was then followed by a Q&A with Shelly and Film + Media faculty member Jean Amato.
“A man returns, after 50 years, to his childhood home in Chinatown to care for his dying mother. Throughout the film he remains nameless. He is a librarian, a re-cataloguer, a gay man, a watcher, an impersonator. He passes his time collecting images that he puts before us – his witnesses and collaborators.” Touch (2013) is a sensual cinematic essay on loss and presence. Winner of the Prix Patrimoine de l’immatériel/The Intangible Heritage Award by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/Cinéma du Réel and Best LGBT Film, Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Still from TOUCH.
(From left-to-right: Jean Amato and Shelly Silver)