This Saturday Feb 28 at 7:30 JERRY TARTAGLIA presents the second in a series of three programs he has curated for Millennium. Program 2, A SHORT HISTORY OF THE FUTURE AND OTHER RECENT WORKS is a selection of own his recent films, including portions of his Live Film Action Performance The Projectionist (2011), and a rare screening in 16mm of The Mystery School (2009) which he describes as “an experiment in viewer perception created from educational films”. The program will be presented in Millennium’s screening space at 7:30pm (see sidebar for address and directions). Admission $10 ($5 members).
A Short History Of The Future (2013) reconstructs Leni Riefenstahl’s 1933 film Das Blaue Licht into “a consideration of the notion of ‘artistic neutrality’ “. The program also includes a selection of several shorter works including Ecce Homo (1989), Via Dolorosa (2005), 1969 (1991), and “a short video comment on 25 years of restoring the films of Jack Smith”. Tartaglia will be present to comment upon his Queer film practice as a critique of “screen-based consciousness.” The program will be presented in Millennium’s screening space
Tartaglia’s first program for Millennium, ‘HAMLET IN THE RENTED WORLD (A FRAGMENT)’ AND OTHER RECENTLY RESTORED WORKS BY JACK SMITH, presented on January 24th, focused on five works by the late Jack Smith that Tartaglia reconstructed and restored for the Jack Smith Archive (Gladstone Gallery New York and Brussels). He is the Archive’s curator.
On Saturday March 28, Tartaglia will present Program 3, a selection of film works by the late Gary Goldberg. He was named the custodian of Goldberg’s works in 2003. Jerry Tartaglia served as a Manager at Millennium Film Workshop during the 1970’s, and as a Director on its Board for many years thereafter. He teaches cinema, writing, and media production at Albright College.
Tartaglia’s website can be found at: http://jtartaglia501.wix.com/jerry-tartaglia