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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

A Roll for Peter


Like so many in our community, we're devastated by Peter Hutton's death, and would like to join together in commemorating his influence.  Peter invited us to discover a new way of looking; his films and his aesthetic ethos were suggestions and inspirations. 

Please consider joining us in a group project that we think honors Peter's memory.  Here's how it works: shoot a 100 foot roll of black and white 16mm reversal film, process it, and send the entire (or a stand-alone portion of the) roll to us by October 1, 2016.  We'll string them together with black leader between the contributions, and screen them along with a couple of Peter's films at a New York venue TBD.

Maybe you were his student, his colleague, a friend, or a filmmaker who finds his work inspiring. Maybe you haven't shot film for many years; maybe you've NEVER shot film.... this is your opportunity to try something new.  Photographing a single, silent roll (always the building block for Peter's work) should allow us each to think about Peter and his work in solitude, and then bring the results together in concert with our community.

Share this if you'd like to.

Jenn Reeves & Mark Street

Please send your roll (100 feet or less), clearly labeled with your name, address and contact information, by October 1, 2016 to the following address:

Mark Street
Visual Arts  LL423
 Fordham College Lincoln Center
113 W 60th St
New York, New York  10023

A couple details:

Your film belongs to you and will be returned after the screening(s).

If you would like to, you can indicate with an X or a hole punch the first frame and last frame of your film contribution. In that case we will cut where you have designated and splice the head and tail of your contribution to the black leader that separates the rolls.

If you have questions, our emails are below.           


Friday, August 28, 2015

Cinema Seance #1 8/21/15 at Courttree Collective in Brooklyn

Rapt audience watches films by Conner, Reeves, Sachs, Street, Lewis and Sherman.  Curated by Mark Street.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

RE TAKING of PELHAM 1 2 3 (x3) at The Picture Show Sat Jan 24

The Re- Taking of Pelham 1,2,3 (x3)

  FILM(S) AND LIVE MUSIC  with Mark Street, Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh

Saturday January 24  7pm

The Picture Show 226 Green Street | Brooklyn, NY
6 $/ 60 m TRT

In this live performance three slightly altered versions of the same film (made in 1974, 1998 and 2009) will be projected side by side.  Sound will be mixed from each of the three works with live musical improvisation by Bradford Reed and Geoff Gersh.

Narrative slippages, abstract fugues and time-travel counterpoints collide and mingle in this fractious and riotous remake of a remake of a remake of a book adaptation.  NYC manages to both evolve and stay the same over the course of 35 years.

Projection and Concept:  Mark Street
Pencilina: Bradford Reed
Guitar: Geoff Gersh

Mark Street is an experimental filmmaker who works in the tradition of urban street photography, just like his name suggests.  He has made films in Dakar, Senegal; Hanoi, Vietnam, Montevideo, Uruguay and New York City

Bradford Reed is a Brooklyn based composer, performer and producer who fights and tames the idiosyncrasies of the pencilina, an original instrument of his own design.

Geoff Gersh is a guitarist/composer who works with filmmakers, choreographers and other visual artists. He performs monthly at the Nitehawk Cinema in Williamsburg accompanying silent films.

The Picture Show
Is a micro-cinema in Greenpoint, Brooklyn,
screening works once a month.

We are dedicated to experimental film, video art, and visionary features. We believe in the cross section of cinema and experimental media being fostered under one roof. We believe in word of mouth and community-based screenings, guest curations, performances, and ongoing open call submissions for artists.