Avant Garde Influences Mainstream Movies! 49th NYFF Forums Welcomes Jon Gartenberg as Guest Speaker





Presented by New York Women in Film and Television. Organized by Terry Lawler, Executive Directorand NYWIFT Board Members Anne Hubbell and Eileen Newman.

For generations experimental filmmakers have been developing new cinematic techniques that haveredefined cinema. This panel of filmmakers, curators and educators looks at how the experiments andground-breaking new filmmaking by the avant garde have influenced and been adopted by mainstreamcinema.

Speakers include Ina Archer, Independent Media Artist; Sara Driver, director and producer, whose newlyrestored film, You Are Not I, is playing at the New York Film Festival; Roberta Friedman, independent producer and post production supervisor; Jon Gartenberg, independent curator and President, Gartenberg  Media; and MM Serra, Executive Director, Filmmakers Coop. The panel will be moderated by Drake Stutesman, Editor, Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media.




     Thu Oct. 6: 7:00 pm - AMP 

Open Event  

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                                                                                                                                          Tribeca Film Festival Programmer Jon Gartenberg partners with the Women's Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television. Dating from 1950 to 1984, these 11 short films contain experimental narratives, personal documentaries, and abstract animation from the likes of Mary Ellen Bute, Storm de Hirsch, Faith Hubley, and Marie Menken, as well as contemporary voices of living female artists. Asserting the contributions of women filmmakers in the canon of the American experimental avant-garde, this program also celebrates 15 years of direct financial support for preservation of historically under-recognized films by women through the Women's Film Preservation Fund of New York Women in Film & Television.

Featured in the program: Pastorale (1950, dir. Mary Ellen Bute), Divination (1964, dir. Storm de Hirsch), Windy Day (1967, dir. Faith Hubley), Zenscapes (1969, dir. Marie Menken), Anything You Want to Be (1971, dir. Liane Brandon), Homage to Magritte (1974, dir. Anita Thacher), Michigan Avenue (1973, dir. Bette Gordon), Coney (1975, dir. Caroline Ahlfors Mouris, Frank Mouris), Desire Pie (1976, dir. Lisa Crafts), Remains to be Seen (1983, dir. Jane Aaron), and Bent Time (1984, dir. Barbara Hammer). Special thanks to Academy Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, Emily Hubley, The Museum of Modern Art Department of Film, Cecile Starr, and the individual filmmakers for their participation. 

Tribeca Talks: Join us for a conversation with an eclectic group of women filmmakers who helped shape avant-garde cinema. Panelists to include: directors Liane Brandon, Lisa Crafts, Barbara Hammer, Jane Aaron, Bette Gordon, as well as Bute films curator/collector Cecile Starr, animator Emily Hubley, and Tribeca's experimental film programmer Jon Gartenberg. Moderated by Drake Stutesman, Co-Chair of The Women's Film Preservation Fund and editor of Framework: The Journal of Cinema and Media.

Learn more about the directors in ths program
Read more about the films and filmmakers in this program: 
Jane Aaron http://www.janeaaron.com
Liane Brandon http://www.newday.com/filmmakers/Liane_Brandon.html 
Mary Ellen Bute http://www.centerforvisualmusic.org/Bute.htm 
Lisa Crafts http://www.lisacrafts.com/ 
Bette Gordon http://www.handsomeharrythemovie.com/
Barbara Hammer http://www.barbarahammer.com 
Emily Hubley http://www.emilyhubley.com
Anita Thacher http://www.anitathacher.com