05.10.2007

Anthology — Peace Films

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Date/Time: 10/05/2007 12:00 am


This via Jim:
the Scream will be included in the screening at Anthology this weekend,
I’ve quoted part of a review from the Voice and included a link to the
article. Jim
“But sometimes the crudest are actually the most effective: Witness Jim
Costanzo’s The Scream: 21st Century Edition, which blue-screens the artist
yelling in pain over news footage of Bush speeches and Baghdad
shock-and-awe. Three decades from now, when future media archivists try to
understand what it was like for sane Americans to experience the war,
Costanzo’s video will remain an effective and emotional artifact.” Ed
Halter
REVIEW IN MAY 9, 2007 VILLAGE VOICE

http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0719,halter,76587,20.html

Please join us for a Weekend of Film-makers’ Cooperative Peace Films
Friday, May 11 – Sunday, May 13 8 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Ave. @ 2nd St. New York
Tel: (212) 505-5181
$8
www.anthologyfilmarchives.org
www.film-makerscoop.org
Many participating filmmakers will be present at the screenings each evening.
” A CINEMA FOR PEACE! FOR LIFE, AGAINGST THE WAR … AGAIN!” 88
min. 2007
“In 1967, with the Vietnam War escalating wildly, an invitation was issued
to filmmakers to create works running under three minutes in protest
against the accumulating carnage. The original organizers chose the rubric
For Life, Against the War, and eventually compiled sixty films from the
likes of Robert Breer, Shirley Clarke, Storm De Hirsch, Ken Jacobs, Larry
Jordan, Jonas Mekas, Stan Vanderbeek, and many others. Now, decades later,
an invitation to protest yet another war seemed sadly urgent, inspiring
the New York Film-makers Cooperative to ring the clarion once “. . .
Again.” The response was overwhelming, with submissions from several
generations of artists unified by a singular disgust for the war in Iraq
and the foreign policy that perpetuates it. Compiled with works from the
overtly angry to the formally forceful, For Life, Against the War boldly
announces that artists can take a stand, again and again.” — Steve Seid,
Curator, Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum
Filmmakers: Kevin Barry, Bosko Blagojevic, Elle Burchill, Jim Costanzo,
Bradley Eros, Jeanne Finley, Martha Gorzycki, Alfred Guzzetti, Barbara
Hammer, Ken Jacobs, Douglas Katelus, Lynn Marie Kirby, Ernie Larsen, David
Leitner, Les Leveque, Cynthia Madansky, Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe, Sheri
Milner, John Muse, Martha Rosler, Lynne Sachs, MM Serra, Jeff Silva,
Jeffrey Skoller, Mark Street, Cara Weiner, Lili White, Artemis Willis.
PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday and Sunday, the newly restored 16mm print of the
1967 FOR LIFE AGAINST THE WAR will be screened at 5 PM before our
screening at 8PM.

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