Super 8 Short Filmic Portraits of People and Places

Millennium Film Workshop presents an evening of super 8 works, screened on real film by long-time film artists Katrina del Mar and Stephanie Gray. Whether through an iconography of the city, queerness, or grrl culture, both artists show an attention to photographic detail of a unique type that can only be captured with the intimacy of super 8 celluloid film, whether in black & white, color, handprocessed or edited in camera. Expect images of lesbian icons (both real and fictional), 90s grrl culture, mysterious portraits of the city and urban folk, and an overall eye for the hidden beauty of people and places that can often go unseen.

(TRT of program approx 1.5 hours including reel changes; Gray will present first, then an intermission and then del Mar will present after the break.)

All films are super 8 and will be projected on film.

Katrina del Mar is a New York-based photographer and award winning film director. Her recent one woman show of photographs, videos and other ephemera, GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS exhibited at Participant Gallery in NYC in 2013 and was widely reviewed and acclaimed in the press. Her solo exhibition Gangs of New York was presented in 2010 at Wrong Weather Gallery in Porto, Portugal. In 2010, she was invited to teach at the University of the Arts in Bremen, Germany where she conducted the first ever Queer Trash Feminist Film Workshop. In 2012, she presented a series of films and photographs from the Golden Age of Performance Art (1988-2000) with Dona Ann McAdams, On the Edge of Society: Moments in Live Art, at Warehouse 9, Copenhagen, Denmark. Her work has shown at Deitch Projects, NY; Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC), Bordeaux, France; American Fine Arts Company, NY; Binz 39, Zurich, Switzerland; Bass Museum of Art, Miami; Miami Light Project; P.S.122, NY; FabLab, Berlin; and the University of Cardiff, Wales. Surf Gang, about a gang of women surfers from Rockaway Beach, landed del Mar a fellowship in video from the New York Foundation for the Arts, “Best Experimental Film” from the Planet Out Short Movie Awards announced at the Sundance Film Festival 2006, and was screened at the Museum for Contemporary Art (CAPC), Bordeaux, France.

Stephanie Gray is a NYC filmmaker-poet whose films (often with live narration) have shown in featured screenings at Microscope Gallery, Millennium Film Workshop, MIX NYC Monthly series, Thaw, and Visual Studies Workshop. Her films have screened internationally at fests such as Ann Arbor, TIE, Oberhausen, Viennale, VIDEOEX, Cinematexas, Antimatter, Frameline, Chicago Underground, Inside Out, Madcat, Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, and Media Art Festival Friesland. Her recent film You know they want to disappear Hell’s Kitchen was one of 10 Jury’s Choice films of the 2011 Black Maria Fest/Tour and screened at Experiments in Cinema, the 8 Fest, Director’s Lounge/Urban Research, and MONO NO AWARE. She has read her work with film at poetry series including the Segue and Poetry Project Friday performance series in NYC.

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