High Above This Wall: The Cinematexas Roadshow
Sunday, February 6 at 7 pm
Ticket Price $6
Ocularis presents a traveling show of work from the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival in Austin.
They call Texas the Lone Star state. And lately some Texans have in fact been acting like lone stars at the center of the universe: behaving as if their law is mightiest, existing apart from any other galaxy. But Cinematexas doesn't accept this cosmology. We've seen some astonishing work these last few years, work from all countries and in all genres; work that reflects the inner and outer landscapes of battle, the social and emotional architectures of war. We want to share this work with our worldwide community—artists, filmmakers, curators, outsiders—because we know that stars are not singular, and that it is always the conversation that matters most.
Works to be screened: A Room With a View in the Financial District, Carola Dertnig, 2003, 5 min.; Fields, Julie Speechley, 2003, 18 min.; Viva la Guerra (excerpt), Paul Hanley, 2003, 5 min.; Seven Days, David Barker, 2003, 10 min.; Right Road Lost, Victoria Gamburg, 2001, 11 min; Forbidden to Wander, Susan Youssef, 2004, 35 min.
Programmed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin.
Ocularis is a 501©3 not-for-profit organization that provides a forum for the exhibition of independent, experimental and documentary film/video and new media, as well as international and repertory cinema. Ocularis was established in 1996 as a rooftop film series catering to local audiences in North Brooklyn. Since then, Ocularis has evolved into a weekly cinema, a producer of collaborative film/video work and an annual summer open-air screening series.
Ocularis screens weekly at:
Galapagos Art & Performance Space.
70 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211