QUALITY CONTROL Screening

Kevin Jerome Everson screened his film QUALITY CONTROL (2011) last week as part of the FILM + Media Screening Series.

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(from left to right) Chair William Mooney, Kevin Jerome Everson, and co-chair Michelle Handelman

QUALITY CONTROL (2011), included in the 2012 Whitney Biennial, consists of a series of 16mm single take shots of the fine folks of Alabama producing a superior product. Filmed in the summer of 2010, in a dry cleaners facility in Pritchard, Alabama. Quality Control exhibits the acts as well the conditions around labor. It is similar stylistically, in form and rhythm, to certain scenarios in Everson’s award-winning and critically acclaimed previous films, including ERIE (IFFR 2010) and in thematic concerns to several other short form works which follow the daily, quotidian tasks of workers in rest and in motion, including the factory routine captured in the short film A WEEK IN THE HOLE (2001), which focused on an employee’s adjustment to materials, time, space and personnel. Principal cast includes Shay Wright and Annette Speight.

Next Tuesday IN THE MORNING (2015) by NEFERTITE NGUVU will be screening at 6:30PM in the D207 screening room.

Max Hechtman’s Film Sreening

Max Hechtman, Freshman Film & Media student, will be screening his short film, “I am Here,” at Anthology Film Archives as part of YoungFilmmakers NY on April 12th (32 Second Ave (@2nd Street), New York, New York 10003)!

 I Am Here selected for YoungFilmmakers NY
Tickets: $7
Tickets cannot be purchased online and must be purchased at the Anthology Film Archives Box Office on the day of the event, beginning at 5:30pm.
For more info about the film, visit http://maxbhechtman.com/i-am-here/
Be sure to LIKE the film’s Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@iamhere_2016) for updates!

K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY Screening

K8 Hardy’s OUTFITUMENTARY screened as part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES on Tuesday, March 8. It was then followed by a Q&A with K8 and Michelle Handelman. 

“In 2001, artist and filmmaker K8 Hardy set out to document her daily outfits on video. Over an eleven-year period, until the camera broke, she captured these outfits – and outfitting- on a fairly consistent, if not daily basis. She used the same shitty, mini-DV camera and filmed in ever-changing living spaces and art studios in New York. What emerged is a record of the way a young, lesbian feminist dressed and styled in her “coming of age” and an examination of coded fashion statements.”


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http://www.picturepalacepictures.com/OUTFITUMENTARY.html

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(From left-to-right: Michelle Handelman and K8 Hardy)

 

WELL-FOUNDED FEAR Screening

On Tuesday (2/2), As part of the FILM + MEDIA SCREENING SERIES, directors Shari Robertson and Michael Camerini screened their 2000 documentary, WELL-FOUNDED FEAR. 

The film takes its title from the formal definition of a refugee under the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, as a person who deserves protection, “owing to a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.” The film analyzes the US asylum process by following several asylum applicants and asylum officers through actual INS interviews.

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(From left-to-right: Documentary Filmmakers Michael Camerini, Shari Robertson and FIT Professor Jean Amato)

Spring Semester Cage Hours, New Item

With Spring Semester Production courses being held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, the Equipment Cage will be open on those same days this semester:

MONDAY

10AM – 11:30AM, 12:30PM – 6PM

TUESDAY

10AM – 12pM, 1PM – 6PM

THURSDAY

10AM – 12pM, 1PM – 6PM

Equipment rental periods and policies will remain the same (e.g. you can still have equipment for up to 2 business days — Thursday checkouts return on Tuesday, Tuesday checkouts return on Monday, and Monday checkouts return on Thursday)

Please refer to the full policies page here: https://fitfilmandmedia.wordpress.com/2015/11/02/webcheckout-how-to-and-policies-for-online-reservations/

One new item that will be available to Sophomores is the Rokinon 4 Lens Pack that contains a 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm.

Rokinon 4 Lens