Apichatpong Weerasethakul's debut feature, MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, at Film at Lincoln Center 21st Century Debuts July 19th

Apichatpong Weerasethakul's debut feature, MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON, at Film at Lincoln Center 21st Century Debuts  July 19th

“Shot in fits and starts on a minuscule budget, MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON was modeled on the Exquisite Corpse add-an-element structure famous from French surrealism, in which drawings or texts are passed from person to person to elaborate upon, with the original materials hidden so that each addition does not adhere in any “logical” or predetermined way, resulting in a collective, randomly assembled piece (Hail Duchamp).”

– James Quant, "Mysterious Object at Noon"

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GME GEM 15 - JONAS MEKAS DISCUSSES JON GARTENBERG'S WORK ON WARREN SONBERT'S LEGACY

GME GEM 15 - JONAS MEKAS DISCUSSES JON GARTENBERG'S WORK ON WARREN SONBERT'S LEGACY

In a moving video letter to curator John Hanhardt, LETTER TO JOHN FROM JONAS (1999), in which he stresses the need for Anthology Film Archives to resist the option of merging with the Guggenheim Museum, Jonas Mekas discusses the shift away from Anthology's role as the sole preservationist of experimental cinema, and, by example, the important work of Jon Gartenberg’s preservation of Warren Sonbert’s estate following Sonbert’s untimely death in 1995.

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Formerly Lost Animation Classic by Segundo de Chomón Found Again in Dominic Smith’s New Novel “The Electric Hotel”

Formerly Lost Animation Classic by Segundo de Chomón Found Again in Dominic Smith’s New Novel “The Electric Hotel”

Author Dominic Smith (“The Last Painting of Sara de Vos”) at once rediscovers and reinvents the formerly lost single-frame animation classic The Electric Hotel by Segundo de Chomón, Spain’s answer to France’s renowned Lumiere brothers, the early kings of silent cinema.

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UPDATED: GME GEM 14 - Curators Jon Gartenberg and David Deitch are featured in Ken Jacobs’ 3D Occupy Wall Street film, BLANKETS FOR INDIANS screened at Anthology Film Archives 6/14

UPDATED: GME GEM 14 - Curators Jon Gartenberg and David Deitch are featured in Ken Jacobs’ 3D Occupy Wall Street film, BLANKETS FOR INDIANS screened at Anthology Film Archives 6/14

This movie shows dissenters to the American mission marching down New York’s lower Broadway to gather at Zuccotti Park where the Occupy Wall Street kids were standing their ground. We live close to where the crowd turned onto Broadway and swept us along.

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GME Gem #13: Gartenberg Media Celebrates Pride Month 2019 with Photos by Hugh Bell

GME Gem #13: Gartenberg Media Celebrates Pride Month 2019 with Photos by Hugh Bell

Hugh Bell (1927-2012) was born in New York to parents who emigrated from the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. He spent a lot of time doing the thing he liked best, photographing jazz musicians, through which he gained notoriety while in his twenties. Hugh Bell also focused on documenting Gay Pride, Wigstock, and the Greenwich Village Halloween parade during the 1980s and 1990s.

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