Sunday 10.14.07 – Short Note + Support CAE

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Sunday 10.14.07 – Short Note + Support CAE
0.1 Short note about Sunday
0.2 Reminder about Strange Culture
[please note: this event will take place on Sunday in 2 parts]
0.1 Quick note about Sunday
Sunday 10.14.07 – Sydney After Lower East Side – 2 Part Event
Please invite anyone who may be interested in or have thoughts to share about the changing urban landscape, land use, gentrification, history of squatting.
Part 1.
We are awaiting some details for Sunday and we will be posting the details online and sending a subsequent email. But the event will unfold in two parts. We will take a walk in the daytime through the East Village and Lower East Side and exchange ideas/questions about the changes in the city.
We will meet on Sunday in the East Village at 12:00 in the afternoon. Sixth Street Community Center
638 East Sixth Street (between Avenue B & C)
Part 2. at 16Beaver at 7:00
Our event in the evening will hopefully address the issues through the context of Sydney Australia. Keg Roll, an artist from Sydney will discuss some of the projects and initiatives she has been involved in and the issues they are attempting to address.
0.2 Reminder about Strange Culture
This will be the last week to see Strange Culture. The film about Steve Kurtz’s case, is running at Cinema Village for 2 weeks only, and its future distribution to other cities (and hence how many people will learn about the case) is totally dependent on how well it does in NYC. We encourage all to see it.
STRANGE CULTURE 2007 – USA – English – 75
Directed by Lynn Hershman Leeson
Featuring Peter Coyote, Thomas Jay Ryan, Tilda Swinton, Cassie Powell, Wallace Shawn
OCTOBER 5-18, 2007
CINEMA VILLAGE 22 East 12th Street New York, NY 10003 212.924.3363
Showtimes & Tickets
WATCH TRAILER: http://www.strangeculture.net/media/qthi-strangeculture.mov http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikNO1ANHIQs
The surreal legal nightmare of internationally acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz began when his wife, Hope, died in her sleep of heart failure. Police arrived, became suspicious of Kurtz’s art, and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected bioterrorist, as dozens of agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, cat, and even his wife’s body. Today Kurtz and his long-time collaborator Dr. Robert Ferrell, former Chair of the Genetics Department at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, await a trial date.
“Probably the best and certainly the most urgent film in Sundance 2007’s Frontier section.” –Dennis Lim, INDIEWIRE
“Younger filmmakers should be looking to Hershman Leeson for lessons on how to reinvent old forms while at the same time telling an urgently topical story. The director not only breaks the fourth wall, she reduces it to plaster dust.” –John Anderson, VARIETY
“Why should this case concern us? If the government can just detain willy-nilly, find no cause and still move forward, it’s a gross abuse of human rights… STRANGE CULTURE is an important heads-up to what’s going on in our country right now in the name of national security, and a brilliant statement on artistic freedom and the dangers it faces. This film should be seen, should be discussed and is an important document on our times.” –Mark Bell, FILM THREAT
Some useful links:
The lates about the case:
To donate:
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