7:15 pm | FREE admission | PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A 9 MINUTE SHORT FILM. THERE WILL BE A DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW.
Audience is asked for feedback at the end of the screening in a Q&A. | This screening is part of our week-long LOCAL CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL which has been organized to focus attention on local performing and creative artists and it is sponsored by Ulster County office of Economic Development, 1850 House, NY State Council on the Arts, and the Hudson Valley Film Commission.
Waiting for Godard, a screening of a work in progress by Tillson resident Pam Kray for Rosendale’s Artist’s New Work Forum. It is a portrait of a mid-to-late-career filmmaker who is asked to be involved in a project to remake one of his old punk rock films into a musical play (a la every movie now slated for Broadway). This project, which he agrees to work on, neither inspires him nor jibes with his work methods.
PAM KRAY is film/video/multimedia artist, writer and editor. She has exhibited in the United States and internationally through numerous solo screenings and festival participation and has collaborated artistically with filmmakers, audio composers, painters, sculptors, dancers and theatrical producers. Her works include short and feature narrative, experimental and documentary films and videos. Her 16mm short feature, The Million Heirs (1988), was a finalist for the Rosebud Festival short narrative award in 1990. Her video documentary, Mushroom Seekers (2002), premiered at Anthology Film Archives in New York, again at the Telluride Mushroom Festival, and has screened repeatedly in the U.S. and Europe. Pam has screened work at the ExGround Festival in Wiesbaden, the Cinema Bastardo Festival in Turin, Video Ex in Zurich, and Reel Venus Film Festival in New York. Her films have been part of the international Super-8 Masters tour.
Artist’s New Work Forum provides an opportunity for artists, who may not have other opportunities or access to audiences, to present and workshop new work or works-in-progress to the public for $5 admission
–To celebrate new projects designed to encourage, engage, and financially assist emerging and established artists in the community.
–To connect audiences to artists, spark new ideas, introduce local, original voices, and build a community dedicated to independent art and storytelling.
–To provide audiences a first-look at exciting new films, plays and performances by local artists of the Hudson Valley.
–To assist in the development of new works, works-in-progress, and fundraising for an artist’s project and to support diverse projects when needed most.
Entrants retain all rights. The artist must be present at the screening and participate in a Q&A immediately following, moderated by a member of the forum’s committee. It is the forum’s intention to provide a safe, constructive critique and experience for the artist. Artists are also asked to submit a survey to the audience, to fill out on the night of their event. Gauging audience reaction is a key element to work-shopping the piece and is at the core of this program.
This screening is part of our week-long LOCAL CONNECTIONS FESTIVAL – Rosendale Theatre has initiated the Local Connections Festival as way to highlight the work of filmmakers best in the Hudson Valley or films about our region as well as find a stage for local performing artists. It’s our way of making sure that we are serving our local connections!