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GSU Community-Based Films May 1, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $3
The GSU Department of Communication in collaboration with vibrant Atlanta community voices present
Crosswalk Collective


GSU Community Based Media Production students will screen six short documentaries produced in collaboration with Unidos Elementary School, the Boys and Girls Club, Atlanta Day Shelter for Women and Children, Fourth Ward residents, Katrina survivors and Atlanta graffiti artists. Screening begins at 8:00 pm.

All proceeds go to benefit the Atlanta Day Shelter for Women & Children and the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta.

Project Descriptions:
A Place of Hope
The Atlanta Day Shelter serves women and children by helping them renew hope, gain stability, and empower themselves to leave shelter life behind and prosper in the community.

Displaced in Atlanta
A glimpse into the memories of a family that experienced Katrina together. You will hear their stories of displacement and resettlement, horror and loss. This film gives a voice to one family that is a part of a much larger community. The community of Katrina victims displaced by Katrina into the Atlanta community.

A peak into the life of Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward. It is a collection of old memories and new hopes for the neighborhood.

A creative collaboration with the Boys and Girls Club of Atlanta, emphasizing the unique and often powerful voice of our youth through visual and written expression.

Hendrix Elementary students are learning in a very unique way. Taught in both English and Spanish, the kids are learning what it means to become truly Unidos.

Atlanta Graffiti
The portrayal of graffiti offers the public a more rounded view of an expressionistic form that ranges from plagues on our community to more the accepted mainstream and in-between.

GSU Grad Student Films May 5, 2009
8:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  $5 suggested donation
all proceeds to benefit Eyedrum

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GSU Film/Video graduate students spend their second year producing their
own 8-10 minute film, with classmates crewing each shoot. These 5 movies
are the culmination of these year-long projects, and reflect the diversity
of their creators: a story of colonization and betrayl in 19th century
Africa; a film within a film that challenges notions of
participant-spectatorship; the impossibility of male intimacy when gender
and sexuality fuse; the rise of a serial killer propelled by fashion; the
negotiation of secrecy in an intimate female-female connection. There's
gotta be something here that you'll enjoy.

Please join us for the debut screening, followed by a Q&A.

Burning, by Gnimbin Albert Outtara
Docudrama, by R. Michael Rhoades
Plays Well with Girls, by Britt Bailey Dunn
Precession of the Equinoxes, by Amber Dixon
Until, by Julia Roxanne Wallace

Film Love: A Happy Mother's Day May 10, 2009
7:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
"Atlanta's best film series" - Creative Loafing on Film Love

Frequent Small Meals presents

FILM LOVE
A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

In celebration of Mother’s Day, a program of vintage short films on motherhood, from America to Bali


The Fischer family, 1964

On Mother’s Day 2009, the Film Love series presents a selection of works about motherhood and the way it is filmed, from America to Bali, by artists, anthropologists, and documentarians.

The evening centers on Richard Leacock’s 1963 classic A Happy Mother’s Day, about the birth of the Fischer quintuplets in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The film is both a witty portrayal of the civic frenzy surrounding the event and a portrait of mother Mary Ann Fischer, whose resistance to exploitation and sly, in-on-the-joke persona give the film its moral and emotional center. The film was rejected by its sponsor, and re-edited by ABC television into a more traditional representation of small-town America. The two versions present a veritable case study in how the same imagery can be used to create two different versions of an event, and two different visions of motherhood in America. We will screen both Leacock’s film and ABC’s re-edited version. Accompanying is David Ellsworth’s short video Super-8 Mom, in which the artist overlays his mother’s home movie footage from the early 1970s with her present-day voice.

In stark contrast to American imagery of birth and motherhood are the films of famed anthropologist Margaret Mead. The powerful and surprising First Days in the Life of a New Guinea Baby documents the eventful first hour after birth of an infant in the Iatmul tribe. The delightful Bathing Babies in Three Cultures shows the fascinating differences in this daily ritual between the United States, New Guinea, and Bali.

PROGRAM
A Happy Mother’s Day (Richard Leacock with Joyce Chopra, 1963), 26 minutes
The Fischer Quintuplets (ABC-TV, 1963), 30 minutes
Super-8 Mom (David Ellsworth, 2002), 5 minutes
Bathing Babies in Three Cultures (Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, 1930s/1954), 14 minutes
First Days in the Life of a New Guinea Baby (Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson, 1930s/1952), 14 minutes
all works screened on video

A HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.


Gregory Bateson, Iatmul woman holding a baby on her arm, 1938

Mondo Film Love May 23, 2009
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Price:  $15
"Atlanta's best film series" - Creative Loafing on Film Love

Frequent Small Meals presents
FILM LOVE
QUEER SAN FRANCISCO 1970-1980
two nights of films from the first wave of Gay Liberation

part of Mondo Homo

Part one
BODIES: the sexual revolution on screen

followed at 8:30 PM by a special performance by Kiki and Herb's JUSTIN BOND

$15 (includes all evening events from 7 PM on)
OR $50 all-inclusive five-day pass available at www.mondohomo.com


still from Barbara Hammer's Dyketactics (1974)

NOTE EARLY START TIME - Films will begin promptly at 7:00 PM!

In the 1970s, San Francisco became an international vanguard of the Gay Liberation movement. In campy, anarchic film and theater works and onscreen explorations of their own sexual experience, gay and lesbian filmmakers in 1970s San Francisco fused politics, sex, and art, and created a body of work that is as radical as it is entertaining. As part of the five-day arts festival Mondo Homo, Film Love presents two nights of rare films from a legendary time and place in queer history.

Part 1: Bodies - the sexual revolution on screen
Ranging from tender to political to obsessed, each of these San Francisco filmmakers represents sex on screen as a revolutionary act. Barbara Hammer’s pioneer 70s films brought explicit lesbian sexuality to audiences, while Curt McDowell’s direct, brutally frank filmmaking style culminates in Loads, a notorious filmed diary of his anonymous sexual encounters, and Ronnie, a humorous and affecting portrait of a straight hustler who will switch teams if the money's right. Coni Beeson’s Holding documents the intimacy of a young lesbian couple at the beginning of the Women’s Movement, while Michael Wallin’s The Place Between Our Bodies explores the filmmaker’s search for emotional (and sexual) connection in the cruising atmosphere of mid-70s San Francisco.

NOTE: This program contains graphic imagery.

PROGRAM
Dyketactics (Barbara Hammer, 1974) 4 minutes, 16mm
Ronnie (Curt McDowell, 1972) 7 minutes, 16mm screened on video
Holding (Constance Beeson, 1971) 13 minutes, 16mm
The Place Between Our Bodies (Michael Wallin, 1975) 33 minutes, 16mm
Multiple Orgasm (Barbara Hammer, 1977) 10 minutes, 16mm
Loads (Curt McDowell, 1980) 22 minutes, 16mm

Go to Program two (featuring the fabulous Cockettes)

QUEER SAN FRANCISCO 1970-1980 is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

QUEER SAN FRANCISCO is co-sponsored by the following organizations and departments at Emory University: American Studies, the Office of LGBT Life, Studies in Sexualities, and Women's Studies.


Michael Wallin, The Place Between Our Bodies, 1975

Mondo Film Love: The Cockettes! May 24, 2009
7:00PM - 9:30PM
Price:  see below
"Atlanta's best film series" - Creative Loafing on Film Love

Frequent Small Meals presents
FILM LOVE
QUEER SAN FRANCISCO 1970-1980
two nights of films from the first wave of Gay Liberation

part of Mondo Homo

Part two
THE COCKETTES: Midnight at the Palace
followed at 9:30 PM by a special performance by Atlanta's legendary DIAMOND LIL and her band

$10 (includes all evening events from 7 PM on)
OR $50 all-inclusive five-day pass available at www.mondohomo.com


Working girls: Rumi and John McGowan in Elevator Girls in Bondage (1972)

NOTE EARLY START TIME - Films will begin promptly at 7:00 PM!

In the 1970s, San Francisco became an international vanguard of the Gay Liberation movement. In campy, anarchic film and theater works and onscreen explorations of their own sexual experience, gay and lesbian filmmakers in 1970s San Francisco fused politics, sex, and art, and created a body of work that is as radical as it is entertaining. As part of the five-day arts festival Mondo Homo, Film Love presents two nights of rare films from a legendary time and place in queer history.

Part 2 - THE COCKETTES: Midnight at the Palace
Pansexual, psychedelic, and covered in glitter, the fabulous Cockettes were a cross between hippie commune, radical political theater troupe, and the best secondhand costume department in the world. Only 1970 San Francisco could have produced them. Performing and partying along with the troupe were John Waters superstar Divine and future disco diva Sylvester. Back in the spotlight as the subject of a celebrated 2002 documentary, the Cockettes' reputation as the anarchic heart of Gay Liberation (and as a fashion influence!) continues to grow.

This program features extremely rare short films from the private collection of original troupe member and Cockette archivist Rumi, along with the classic “Tricia's Wedding” in a new 16mm print.

In Tree, we see the twenty-year-old future Cockettes founder Hibiscus, along with Rumi in a naked, comic dance at Land’s End. Palace, the only known film made during an actual Cockettes performance, documents the backstage and onstage goings-on at the group’s only Halloween show, Les Ghouls.

The hilarious and highly politically incorrect Tricia’s Wedding is the Cockettes at their outrageous best. The 1971 White House nuptials of Richard Nixon’s daughter provided perfect satirical fodder for the group. Characters include Mick Jagger, Indira Gandhi, Mamie Eisenhower, and Prince Charles. Disco diva Sylvester portrays Coretta Scott King. Eartha Kitt spikes the White House punch with LSD, and the resulting group orgy does not disappoint. Meanwhile, Marxist revolutionaries, along with perverts of various stripes, are skewered with inspired silliness in the political/sexual satire Elevator Girls in Bondage. In her greatest role, Cockette Rumi leads a striking group of hotel workers, "spouting a surreal mix of folk songs and Marxist maxims."

NOTE: This program contains graphic imagery and radical ideas.

PROGRAM
Tree, Your Sap Beats Gently Against Mine Brittle Jam (Michael Kalmen, 1969) 19 minutes, 16mm screened on video
Palace (Syd Dutton and Scott Runyon, 1971) 23 minutes, 16mm screened on video
Tricia’s Wedding (Sebastian, 1971) 33 minutes, 16mm
Elevator Girls in Bondage (Michael Kalmen, 1972) 56 minutes, 16mm screened on video

Go to Program one (Bodies - the sexual revolution on screen)

QUEER SAN FRANCISCO 1970-1980 is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

QUEER SAN FRANCISCO is co-sponsored by the following organizations and departments at Emory University: American Studies, the Office of LGBT Life, Studies in Sexualities, and Women's Studies.


Cockettes founder Hibiscus, 1971 (photo by Ingeborg Gerdes)

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