Archive for the ‘Film Screenings’ Category
A message from Sara Dorsey with the UNCG Sustainability Committee:
We had a great evening on Thursday at the Weatherspoon Art Museum—great entries, great food, great music, great messages from all of our film makers. Here are links for the entries we had this year with links for those of you who could not come…or maybe for you who could come and want to share them with your friends.
First of all, a heartfelt thanks to our wonderful sponsors: Barnabas Network, Fund 4 Democratic Communities, Goat Lady Dairy, Sierra Club, Tate Street Coffee, UNCG Office of Leadership and Service Learning, UNCG Sustainability Committee, Weatherspoon Art Museum and Zaytoon.
Third Prize went to Contagious Media Productions for “Flora” by Mike Dickens and Caitlin Rhyne. A poetic, thought-provoking narrative on preserving our natural resources. It is on Vimeo and was created for the 48 Hour Go Green Film Competition last year. This year their 48 Hour entry is “Fragile Creatures“—go here to watch and vote—March 25 is the last day, so vote SOON!
Second Prize went to “Sustainability For Everyone: Rethinking Piedmont Ideas about Living Green and Local”—Andrew J. Young, et al. This film is about about the cultural sustainability of the Montagnard traditions in Greensboro which was introduced by the impressive young woman, Lek Siu.
First Prize went to “Voices From the Gulf – A Message to North Carolina”—Todd Tinkham, Molly Matlock, Ben Turney, and Bill L. Elias. A moving call from Gulf Coast citizens to people in North Carolina to resist giving in to political pressures for off shore drilling—this is part of a larger project called “Dispersed” they are working on that includes the issue of fracking as well.
Special thanks to the musicians, Aaron Bond and Melvin Holland and to Zaytoon for delicious food and drink and to the wonderful Weatherspoon for hosting us!
Huzzah to all for an excellent 2012 Third Annual UNCG Sustainability Shorts Film Competition.
— Sarah Dorsey
Three new WAM-related articles from the September 1, 2010 issue of The Carolinian.
1. Big Shots: The Exhibition, by Kaley Davis
2. Looking a Little Closer, by Vanessa Fusco
3. Warhol Documentary Ignites, by Kaycie Coy
Be sure to take a few moments to view the documentary Hans Hofmann: artist/teacher, teacher/artist while viewing the current Hofmann exhibition at the Weatherspoon.
As part of the Warhol & Friends: Film & Music Series…don’t miss the last installment on July 22 of this unique film.
Beautiful Darling, a documentary film, pays tribute to the short but influential life of an extraordinary person — the actress Candy Darling, born James Slattery in a Long Island suburb in 1944. Candy escaped the teasing and abuse of family life growing up in Long Island to be embraced by New York?s subculture of the late 1960s and early ?70s, and was even celebrated in Lou Reed?s song ?Walk on the Wild Side.? Finding a home within Andy Warhol?s Factory, she starred in his film Flesh and also worked with Tennessee Williams, Richard Avedon, and Robert Mapplethorpe. When her family renounces her after her death, Candy?s legacy is preserved by her longtime partner, Jeremiah Newton, who produced this documentary.
Written and directed by James Rasin, 2009. 85 minutes.
Stay after the film to hear music by Velvet Underground cover band Rough Hands…who recently played at the Summer Solstice Party on June 18, 2010.