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BiG TeA PaRtY co-creator & Emmy-nominated editor VaLerie K has a short video in a group screening by Scribe Video Center – a grassroots, non-profit media learning center in Philadelphia, where she taught Final Cut Pro, Photoshop for Video, and Editing Theory.
still frame from “Stepping On Upworld” by VaLerie K
Showcases Film and Videos
by Workshop Instructors
Sunday, August 24
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Friday, September 12
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut St
Scribe Video Center’s workshop instructors and community project facilitators are also talented and prolific filmmakers. In celebration of Scribe’s 25th anniversary the media arts center has assembled a diverse collection of work, both old and new, by their instructors and facilitators. The program, entitled Those Who Teach, Make will screen twice on Sunday, August 24 at 2:30 pm at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and repeat on Friday, September 12 at 7:00 pm as part of Scribe’s monthly Storyville screening series. This program was compiled by Scribe and Deborah Rudman of Termite TV.
Those Who Teach, Make assembles 13 experimental and non-fiction short films. The program flows from tales of family to encounters with cab drivers to ruminations on technology, community and urban living. The program features new works by Ellen Reynolds [** contributor to BiG TeA PaRtY **], Valerie Keller [** that’s me! **], Pablo Colapinto, Dorothea Braemer and Margie Strosser.
The pre-show features music by Jawanza Kobie and trailers for upcoming films Closer to Home (7.5 min, trailer), directed by Barbara Kigozi and produced by Maria Cortese Hering, about the filmmaker’s return to her native Uganda to explore her parent’s reasons for sending her away during the chaos of Idi Amin’s dictatorship, and Carmella Vassor-Johnson‘s Quasi Normal, a portrait of German born choreographer Susanne Linke, a maverick known for pushing boundaries, as she creates a new work for the Jeanne Ruddy Dance company where the process is anything but nearly normal.
Works to be screened:
Late August (2008, 1:15 min) is a collaboration where text, motion and sound combine to create the lazy feel of the end of summer by poet Carol Rabuck and animator Lowell Boston.
Carriage Needle Dial Spring (4 min) by Wendy Weinberg celebrates the tactile and auditory pleasures of obsolete technology.
Stepping On Upworld (2007, 3 min), Valerie Keller plays with perspective transforming an ordinary walk down a city sidewalk into a magical game of perception and optical illusion.
Just Once (2 min) is Gail Lloyd and Barbara Kigozi’s safer sex “public service announcement” which is also a sexy depiction of desire between two women.
Fadi Flies a Kite (4 min) by Sharon Mullally, in the occupied West Bank, 14-year old Fadi defies curfew and goes up to his rooftop to fly a homemade kite as an act of defiance.
Veteran Cabby (2007, 5 min) documentary filmmaker Fivel Rothberg by chance hops in cab of an Iraq war veteran and gets him to reluctantly share a tragic story.
#28 (1992, 7 min) by Andres Nicolini, who moved from Chile to Philadelphia in 1989, produced this poetic essay about the emotional peaks and valleys of living outside one’s home country.
City Steps (2007, 1 min) is a fresh and spontaneous dance/film collaboration between filmmaker Graham Hancock and dancer Zoia Cisneros.
C’est Levee (2008, 10 min) by Ellen Reynolds [*** contributor to BiG TeA PaRtY ***] follows The Krewe de Vieux, a carnival krewe known for its biting political satire and take no prisoners parade themes, during Mardi Gras 2006, the first after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
BF+/-.5 (2008, 6 min) by Pablo Colapinto is an experimental Sci-Fi exploration of analogue and digital video techniques, live compositing, and live video sequencing, featuring a Paik-Abe and Sandin synthesizers.
Berks and Belgrade (5:33 min) by Michael O’Reilly observes the run of the mill and extraordinary happenings at this Fishtown intersection over a 5 year period.
Ten Short Videos About My Childhood Home (2008, 10 min) by Dorthea Braemer examines the story of three daughters who struggle to find common ground as they help their mother transition from the family home to assisted care.
Wherever I go…There I’m not (2008, 20 min) by Margie Strosser shares an autobiographical essay about an Italian vacation that becomes a spiritual identity crisis.
Sunday, August 24 at 2:30 pm
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Van Pelt Auditorium
26th and the Parkway
Free with Museum admission, Sundays are pay what you canThose Who Teach, Make (reprise)
Friday, September 12 at 7:00 pm
Scribe Video Center, 4212 Chestnut Street
Admission is $5, free to Scribe members
Scribe Video Center is a non-profit media arts center in Philadelphia that seeks to explore, develop and advance the use of video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. “Scribe” is a metaphor for the use of video as a modern medium to record significant contemporary concerns and events.