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Children’s Chance Jamaica Back To School Drive /Fundraiser 2014
Join us for a evening of drinking,dancing & giving
Food on the house/Cash bar/Live Dj
Sunday July 20,2014
Gaslight at the Meat Packing District 400w 14th St Ny 10014
Start time : 5:00pm
$20 Donation @ Door
By: Dj Vidal
Click to Donate: http://www.gofundme.com/9jy0a0 #gofundme
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APD’s Cinema Conservancy program is excited to announce the World Premiere of the restored Stations of the Elevated (1981), a 45-minute independent documentary directed, produced and edited by Manfred Kirchheimer. Shot over the course of 1977 on lush 16mm color reversal stock, the film weaves together vivid images of elevated subway trains crisscrossing New York City’s gritty urban landscape. With a complex soundtrack that combines the ambient sounds of the city with the music of Charles Mingus and Aretha Franklin, the film is an impressionistic portrait of and tribute to a New York that has long since disappeared.
On Friday, June 27 BAMcinemaFest will present the world premiere of APD/Cinema Conservancy’s new restoration of Stations of the Elevatedon the Steinberg Screen at the BAM Harvey Theater. The event begins with a live performance by legendary jazz ensemble the Mingus Dynasty, the original Charles Mingus legacy band. The first band Sue Mingus organized after Charles’ death in 1979, this acclaimed orchestra continues to interpret Charles Mingus’ more than 300 compositions, and will perform as a prelude to Kirchheimer’s jazz-inflected documentary.
Tickets are now on sale here.
The first-ever documentation of graffiti on film, Stations of the Elevatedcaptures the height of the 1970s graffiti movement in New York, featuring the work of early legends including Lee, Fab 5 Freddy, Shadow, Daze, Kase, Butch, Blade, Slave, 12 T2B, Ree, and Pusher. In a period when the graffiti covering New York’s subway system was largely dismissed as vandalism, with mayor Ed Koch threatening “if I had my way I wouldn’t use dogs, but wolves [to keep writers out of the train yards],” Kirchheimer explored graffiti as a form of self-expression and a reaction to New York’s social and economic conditions, an artistic counterpoint to the “legalized vandalism” dominating the city’s visual landscape in the form of corporate advertising. Juxtaposing the colorful imagery of ‘tagged’ cars with shots of carefully hand-painted billboards depicting hamburgers and bikini-clad women, Stations of the Elevated forces audiences to ask: “What is urban art, and what role does it play in the daily life of a city?”
The film premiered at the 1981 New York Film Festival, but lacking appropriate music licenses, Stations of the Elevated was never theatrically released in the United States. In the 30 years since its completion it has been rarely screened, developing a cult amongst cinephiles and jazz- and graffiti-lovers. After two years of working to secure appropriate licenses for its soundtrack, APD’s Cinema Conservancy program will finally make this crucial cultural document and cinematic experience available to the public in 2014 with a theatrical run.
Filmmaker Manfred Kirchheimer (b. 1931) immigrated to New York with his family as a child, escaping Nazi Germany to settle in Washington Heights. After studying at Hans Richter’s Institute of Film Techniques at the City College of New York, he spent many years working in the film industry while self-financing his own independent films. A long-time professor at the School of Visual Arts, Kirchheimer has documented New York with an observant, sympathetic eye for decades, in films including Claw (1968),Short Circuit (1973), Bridge High (1975) and We Were So Beloved (1986). He is also the director of TALL: The American Skyscraper & Louis Sullivan (2004), Spraymasters (2008), Art is…The Permanent Revolution (2012) and the recently completed Canners (2014).
APD is thrilled to be bringing this new restoration of Stations of the Elevated to fresh audiences; look out for details about the film’s theatrical run in the coming months.
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For press information about
Stations of the Elevated, please contact Adam Kersh
For press information about BAMcinemaFest, please contact Lisa Thomas
Press Kit and Stills Available for download here
Stations of the Elevated (Running Time: 45 minutes)
An Artists Public Domain/Cinema Conservancy Release, in association with agnes b., of a Streetwise Films Production
Produced, Directed, Photographed, Edited by: Manfred Kirchheimer
Music by: Charles Mingus “Amazing Grace” sung by Aretha Franklin
with James Cleveland and the Southern California Community Choir
Featuring Art by: 12 T2B, Blade, Butch, Daze, Fab 5 Freddy, Kase, Lee, Pusher, Ree, Seen, Shadow & Slave
“Exquisite… Stationsunspools for long, glorious stretches without dialogue, following the rails alongside its stars—colorfully tagged subway trains—as they glide through both urban terrain and lush countryside”
— Ernest Hardy, LA Weekly
“…a cinematic tone poem of great beauty. Brilliant…proof that you don’t need to make a speech to make a political statement of cogence and incisiveness.”
– WNYO, New York
“…an astonishingly beautiful film”
–– New York Film Festival
The theatrical release of Stations of the Elevated is supported by the School of Visual Arts
Cinema Conservancy is the releasing program of Artists Public Domain, a New York-based non-profit production and distribution company. Cinema Conservancy helps to ensure the legacy and public availability of
crucial works of American Independent cinema. Previous Cinema Conservancy releases include
Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer, the John Hubley Centennial, Nothing But a Man, Little Fugitive, Northern Lights and The Color Wheel. APD’s recent productions include Towheads, Another Earth, and
The Forgiveness of Blood.
Congrats again to http://www.trifectaeditions.com for a great first year…looking forward to the next….and much thanks to everyone who copped a zine, only a few copies left.
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Trifecta: Year One May 22-25, 2014
Fourth Wall Project
132 Brookline Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02215
For more information and program schedule go to http://www.trifectaeditions.com/trifecta-year-one/
Among the amazing prints and editions a limited amount of my new zine, “Happy Hour” will be available at the show.
Couple of detail shots from recent murals painted at the (new) New York Facebook offices. More info and images in the near future.
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I’ve had the pleasure to work with Trifecta Editions for about a year now… In that short time we have produced several great editions together. To celebrate their official launch we created a new limited edition print, ( only 25 ) exclusively available at Trifecta Editions. To find out more about this print and upcoming projects with Trifecta check out links below.
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