Jem Cohen Street Documentary as Right and Journey

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Date/Time: 08/12/2007 12:00 am

Street Documentary as a Right and a Journey.
Presented by Jem Cohen
Dec 8 | 8 pm
Suggested Donation $5
Jem Cohen will show short works and excerpts from over 2 decades of shooting on the street. As this is the last week for public comment on the newly revised city regulations governing street photography and filmmaking, he will also lead a forum on what’s right, and what’s seriously wrong, with the rules. Information will be available on how to make your own official input to The Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting.
Cohen’s tour of his working life making unconventional street documentaries will range from excerpts of early works such as THIS IS A HISTORY OF NEW YORK and LOST BOOK FOUND, to the recent short, NYC WEIGHTS AND MEASURES. He’ll also show SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT (made with Patti Smith to accompany her cover of the Nirvana song) and an excerpt from BUILDING A BROKEN MOUSETRAP (on Dutch activist musicians, the Ex). Cohen also promises some unreleased surprises.
Union Docs
L train to Lorimer Street / G to Metropolitan Ave
Exit subway and walk south on Union Ave (away from the BQE)
322 Union is on the east side of Union Ave after you cross Maujer St
J train to Hewes Street
Walk up Hooper to South 1st
Turn right and walk one block to Union Ave