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October 25, 2006

DocuLens Asia: Forum & Film Series

DocuLens Asia: Forum and Film Series
November 2 - 4 (on campus in various locations)

For Forum (Conference) Schedule, Click HERE
For Film Listings, Click HERE
For Bios on Visiting Filmmakers, Click HERE

DocuLens Asia is a fall film series and forum conceived and planned by the Institute for Advanced Study's Asian Film Collaborative—a group of faculty from various departments at the University of Minnesota who share an interest in Asian cinema. DocuLens Asia provides scholars, students and the public in the Twin cities metro area with a unique opportunity to witness new and exciting achievements in Asian documentary filmmaking.

The collaborative will host an international film series and forum over three days November 2-4, 2006, featuring major documentary filmmakers from Taiwan, mainland China, India, and Japan. Q & A with directors will follow screenings and panel discussions will discuss trends and views on Asian documentary filmmaking—putting films in the context of the contemporary global condition.

Further information can be found under events on www.ias.umn.edu or www.doculensasia.umn.edu.

*** ATTEND AN EVENT & WRITE A POST for EXTRA CREDIT!

October 23, 2006

10/30 - Actress Meg Tilly in Minneapolis

Monday, October 30, 7 p.m.

Meg Tilly
with Kirsten Dierking and Patricia Weaver Francisco

at

Amazon Bookstore (feminist bookstore in Minneapolis)
4755 Chicago Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-821-9630

Meg Tilly will be here to read from her new novel, Gemma. She will be joined by two local authors reading from their works on the same topic-Kirsten Dierking (One Red Eye) and Patricia Weaver Francisco (Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery).

Gemma is a compelling, yet disturbing, twist on the theme of Vladimir Nabokov's infamous novel Lolita. This time, however, author Meg Tilly explores both sides of a story about child molestation and sexual abuse, allowing us to hear not only the voice of the adult predator, but that of his young victim as well.

Gemma has been abused for years by her alcoholic mother's boyfriend when she is kidnapped and taken on a cross country journey that tests the very limits of her endurance. It is only Gemma's childlike resilience and fertile imagination that protect her from the worst of the abuses she suffers. And in the end, it is only the healing power of unconditional love that gives her the courage to speak out against her abuser and to reclaim her dignity as a human being.

BIO
Meg Tilly is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Singing Songs. Working as an actress before focusing upon her writing career, Meg Tilly is best known for her movie roles in The Big Chill and Agnes of God (for which she won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar). She lives in Vancouver


Amazon Bookstore Hours:
M-F 10-8 (Later on event nights)
Sat 10-6
Sun noon-5

www.amazonbookstorecoop.com

*** Attend this Event, post a critical response & get extra credit!!!

Monday, 10/30 - Jila Nikpay

Veil: An Exploration to Liberate the Body

Jila Nikpay
Filmmaker and Photographer
She is an expatriate Iranian artist and educator living in the United States. A filmmaker and photographer, she has received numerous awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board as well as the Jerome and McKnight Foundation for her evocative black and white images and films.

Monday, October 30, 2006
400 Ford Hall

3:15 - 3:30 Refreshments
3:30 - 5:00 Talk

Nikpay will elaborate on her cross-cultural approach that transforms the veil from an icon of repression into an artistic tool that liberates the body. Using examples from her work with women, she will expand upon her artistic process that gives form to that which is hidden beneath the threshold of the body consciousness.

To see samples of her work, visit www.jilanikpay.com

*** ATTEND THIS EVENT! Post a critical response & get extra credit!

October 11, 2006

Free Screening at the Varsity in Dinkeytown (just RSVP)

WARNING: WOMAN MAKING MOV(I)ES! Read more HERE
Co-director and cinematographer Lisa Leone began her career as a photographer, shooting celebrities such as Moby, Lauryn Hill, and Spike Lee. As a cinematographer, Leone has shot a number of independent films and served as Second Unit Director for Stanley Kubrick's "Eyes Wide Shut."

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October 9, 2006

Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 11, 7-9pm

THIS WEDNESDAY...
ARTIST TALK FOR "CHANNELS" DIGITAL PHOTO EXHIBIT AT IFP!

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Aviel Goodman, Ashley Wilkes, Shannon Bangs, and Kevin Barlow, the four artists featured in our current photo exhibit, Channels: 4 Digital Artists, will be in-house to discuss their work at an intimate Artist Talk on Wednesday, October 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Discover how these cutting-edge artists produce their work using digital cameras, computer graphics, and their own creative compulsions. Ask questions, soak up the vibe. The event will be facilitated by the show's guest Curator, Mark Wojahn.

Artist Talk: Wednesday, October 11, 7-9pm
Exhibition Dates: September 16 - November 21st

All events are FREE and open to the public.

* * *Extra Credit for anyone who attends and posts about it! * * *

September 14, 2006

9/27 - Free Sexumentaries Screening

Sexumentaries: Audre Lorde. Sept. 27th @ 4pm CMU 202!

Sexumentaries: Cultural Understandings of Gender and Sexuality through Film

A Litany of Survival: The Life and Work of Audre Lorde.

This documentary profiles the long, extraordinary life of author, poet, human rights activist, feminist, and lesbian Audre Lorde who became New York State’s designated poet in 1991. Her life is presented through a series of conversations with friends, lovers and family, archival footage, notable music, and poestry readings.

A facilitated discussion will follow the film. All films are free and open to everyone! For more information, email glbt@umn.edu.

Sexumentaries is the result of a collaborative effort among University of Minnesota offices and student organizations: University of Minnesota, Women’s Student Activist Collective, Office of University Women, QSCC, GLBTA Program Office.

9/18 - Free Screening on Civilians in Iraq

Monday, September 18, 6:30pm
Third Monday Movies
Caught in the Crossfire

St. Joan of Arc Church, Upper Room, Parish Center, 4537 Third Ave. S., Minneapolis

"Caught in the Crossfire" is a documentary that details the conditions experienced by the civilians of Falluja who became refugees outside the eyes and care of the international community.

Sponsored by: Women Against Military Madnesshttp://www.worldwidewamm.org/home.html

For More Info:
Contact W A M M :
tel: 612.827.5364
fax: 612.827.6433
postal:
310 East 38th Street, Suite 222
Minneapolis, MN 55409
USA
office hours: 10 to 5 Monday thru Friday
email: wamm@mtn.org


Fearless Filmmakers Event - 9/27

Wednesday Sep 27, 2006 at 7:00 PM
RIVERVIEW THEATER
3800 42ND AVE SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406

FEARLESS FILMMAKERS IS BACK FOR SEASON 2!

The highly regarded and anticipated screening event returns after a summer hiatus with 9 live-action and animated short films followed by a FREE BBQ and After Party for all event attendees! The event date has been set for SEPTEMBER 27TH with the screening of 9 short films beginning at 7:00 PM at the RIVERVIEW THEATER (NO.1 IN CITY PAGES 2006) and the Official After Party to follow at THE HEXAGON BAR where DJ JAKE RUDH (NO.1 IN CITY PAGES 2006) will set the mood as attendees enjoy $2.00 dollar drink specials and the last big grill out of the year.

WHAT: SEPTEMBER FEARLESS FILMMAKERS SCREENING EVENT

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 27TH SCREENING AT 7:00PM WITH AFTER PARTY TO FOLLOW DIRECTLY
BOX OFFICE OPENS AT 6:00 PM

WHERE: THE RIVERVIEW THEATER
3800 42ND AVE SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55406

WHO: 9 SHORT FILMS BY LOCAL DIRECTORS:
STUFFD by Sleepy Eye, USO JUSTO by Coleman Miller, 24X24 (A documentary work-in-progress) by Michael Reano, THE MYSTERY OF THE STOLEN JUG by Chuck Terhark and Amanda Hankerson, THE DEATH OF TOMMY GRIMES by Daniel Bergin, STAIRWELL C (A 9/11 Tribute) by Vaughn Jaures, DEALING WITH WOMEN by Julia Vickerman, SUNSHINE by Elizabeth Day, FRESHIES by Jeremy Plumb

WHAT ELSE: Q AND A TO FOLLOW SCREENING AT RIVERVIEW
OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY TO BEGIN AT 9:00 PM AT THE HEXAGON BAR
2600 27TH AVE SOUTH
MINNEAPOLIS MN 55406
FREE FOOD, DRINK SPECIALS ALL NIGHT, DJ JAKE RUDH!!!

TICKET PRICES ARE $9 GENERAL ADMISSION AND $7 FOR STUDENTS/SENIORS. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE RIVERVIEW BOX OFFICE SEPTEMBER 27TH BEGINNING AT 6:00 PM.

Check fearlessfilmmakers.com for updates

September 12, 2006

Fri. 9/15 - Found Footage Festival

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Sat 10/17 - Photographer/Filmmaker Jila Nikpay

IFP Visiting Artist Talk with Jila Nikpay
Saturday, Oct 7
10-11:30 am
@ IFP MN Center for Media Arts
2446 University Ave E, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55114

FREE & open to the public - no registration necessary

Filmmaker and photographer Jila Nikpay will talk about her recent artistuc endeavor, Heroines Project. She will cover the development of this project from inception to its current stage. The project comprises of a published book of her photography, Heroines: Transformations in the Face of Breast Cancer, music based on its poetry, multimedia performance, and collaborations.

Heroines Project is Nikpay's first attempt to engage artist and society in a unique dialogue about the potential of illness for transformation. There will be a Q & A and book signing at the end of the presentation.

To see more of her amazing work, visit www.jilanikpay.com

Monday, 9/18 3pm - Melody Gilbert

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: MELODY GILBERT, Filmmaker
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
150 Ford Hall

ADVENTURES IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING: HELPING PEOPLE TELL THEIR STORIES

Download the flyer HERE

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Melody will be talking about and showing clips of her latest work. Please join us!


MELODY'S BIO:
Melody Gilbert (Director/Producer/Editor/Cinematographer/Educator) is an
independent documentary filmmaker who has worked in film and television for
more than 20 years. She has made three independent documentaries: A LIFE
WITHOUT PAIN (2005), WHOLE (2003) and MARRIED AT THE MALL (2002). She is in
post-production on her new documentary URBAN EXPLORERS: INTO THE DARKNESS
(www.myspace.com/urbanexplorers), which will be completed in 2006.

Her most recent documentary, A LIFE WITHOUT PAIN (www.alifewithoutpain.com)
premiered at the 2005 South By Southwest Film Festival (in competition) and was
recently featured on Oprah, CNN and Good Morning America. It was broadcast on
the Sundance Channel and dozens of TV networks overseas, including TF5 France
and VRT Belgium and TSR Switzerland. Ms. Gilbert's controversial documentary
WHOLE (www.whole-documentary.com), about people who want to become an amputee,
premiered at the 2003 Los Angeles Film Festival (in competition), was also
broadcast on the Sundance Channel and has also screened internationally in
theaters and on television. MARRIED AT THE MALL (www.marriedatthemall.com)
premiered at the Women With Vision festival in 2002 and has been in festivals
and on television networks around the world.

VISIT HER WEBSITE for more info:
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