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Crayola Monologues Screens at Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park

Crayola Monologues will be screening at the Museum of Photographic Arts in Balboa Park (directions), this Sunday, April 15 at 6:00 p.m. The event, Film School Confidential, will screen student work. If you’ve never been in MoPA’s theater, it’s beautiful. I’m really excited about the screening if only for the excellent venue.

UPDATE: Film critic and curator of Film School Confidential, Beth Accomando, posted a brief review of each film. Of Crayola Monologues, she says:

You can’t get any more low budget than photographing crayons, but Gibbs proves that clever writing and a strong creative vision are worth far more than a big budget. This film is playful and humorous but with a biting social message. The film makes us do a double take as it points out how seemingly trivial things–like the names of colors on crayons–can reflect bigger social issues.

General Admission: $10
Students, Seniors, Military: $6
For more information: 858-422-5564

Crayola Monlogues in Film School Confidential '07

0v3r104d to screen at Getty Center

Surveying the Border: This 90-minute program presents some of the best short video works made by artists since the mid-1970s that take the relation between the United States and Mexico as their subject matter.

  • Date: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Admission: Free. Reservations required. Call (310) 440-7300 or register online.

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Politics, Landscape, Humor

The program screens videos that address the experience of immigration and the subsequent reality of living in the neighboring country, including provocative political works by a number of artist activists. More lyrical pieces focus on urban and rural landscapes, while other works comment on the humorous absurdity of stereotypes. The evening encompasses a number of genres of video, including conceptual and performance art, experimental documentary, short fiction, and music video.

Artists in the Program

“Surveying The Border” features work by artists based in Southern California, Tijuana, New York, Mexico City, Florida, El Paso, and Oaxaca. Artists include Greg Berger, Ira Scheider, Border Arts Workshop/Taller de Arte Fronterizo (BAW/TAF), Alan Calpe, Ximena Cuevas, Nathan Gibbs, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Art Jones, Andrew Lampert, Jesse Lerner, Yoshua Okon, Sal V. Ricalde, Alex Rivera, Shannon Spanhake, Rubén Ortiz Torres, Bruno Varela, Willie Varela, and others.

0v3r104d to screen in Hong Kong

ILL AT EASE (Hong Kong Art Centre, July 23) is a showcase of video responses by artists and activists to the Culture of Fear and Consumption produced by the last five years under the Bush administration, the advent of Home Land Security and the recent war in Iraq. A reflection of the political state of the States, ILL AT EASE sums up the emotional tenor and extreme uncertainties current in North America.

  • Norman Cowie – Terror Alert
  • Ximena Cuevas – Cinepolis
  • Kathy High – Zero Visibility
  • Bryan Boyce – State of the Union
  • Bryan Boyce – World’s Fair World
  • Les Leveque – 2 Spellbound
  • Norman Cowie – Scenes from an Endless War
  • Paul Chan – Now Let Us Praise American Leftists
  • Tara Matiek – Operation Invert
  • Nathan Gibbs – 0v3r104d (overload)
  • Jackie Goss – How to Fix the World

IFCT to screen Crayola Monologues in NY

The International Festival of Cinema and Technology will screen Crayola Monologues as part of its 2005 summer tour at the Remote Lounge, 327 Bowery in Manhattan. The event takes place Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th. If you’re in the area, let me know and I can get you free tickets.

The IFCT tour 2005: