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Jon Dieringer
Fri 8 Apr 2011Link

Fresh off a career retrospective and judge's seat at the 49th Ann Arbor Film Festival, prolific and iconoclastic Oregon filmmaker VANESSA RENWICK comes to Anthology Film Archives to present an adrenaline-pumping, awe-inspiring and sometimes brutal program of new works on video, including several NYC premieres. MIX ME A WALK is a both meditation and a holler, using stunning cinematography and rare archival fragments to offer up both the grandeur and the violence of nature. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk, bears, horses and bison may be the stars of this show, but these five films amply demonstrate why Renwick has been a star in the underground film scene for the past few decades. Discussion moderated by filmmaker Esther Robinson.

MONDAY, APRIL 11, 7:30 PM, ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES
32 SECOND AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10003
$9/GENERAL $7/STUDENTS & SENIORS $6/AFA MEMBERS
Join us for discounted drinks after at The Scratcher!

==PROGRAM==

The program begins with Red Stallion’s Revenge (16mm to video, 7 min., 2007), a remixed, re-scored 1943 western shot at the base of Mt. Shasta featuring the grudge match of the century between a horse and a bear.

We then leave the animals behind and enter the realm of humans and trees. Food is a Weapon (16mm & Super8 to video, 4 min., 1998) uses haunting logging footage from the 1940's, revealing old growth treasures looted for the war effort. A eulogy for trees.

Next up is the poignant Woodswoman (video, 10 min., 2010). One hypnotically watches the book Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille burning in a fireplace, and learns the place of the book in Renwick’s life, as well as the fate of Anne LaBastille.

Vanessa: "I hated the Trojan nuclear cooling tower 20 miles downstream from my Portland home, sitting on an earthquake fault line. I and many others tried to shut it down twice. It finally did get shut down, and then I read of its upcoming demise. PORTRAIT #2: TROJAN (16mm to video, 5min., 2006) was made because I knew I would miss it in the landscape. How could this be? It is true."

FULL ON LOG JAM (video, 16 min., 2010), a meditation on the forests of the Cascade Mountain Range in Northern Oregon, captures the grandeur of nature in a way that makes us all too aware of our human transience and vulnerabilities.

Hope and Prey (3-channel video, 23 min., 2010) features stunning wildlife cinematography of animals hunting and being hunted in a winter landscape. Wolves, coyotes, ravens, eagles, elk and bison are the stars. The dramatic, sometimes brutal nature cinematography is transformed through black and white, high-contrast recomposition and a hyper-dynamic score by Portland's infamous underground composer, Daniel Menche.

==ALSO==

And Sunday, April 10 UnionDocs and The Flaherty Co-Present
VANESSA RENWICK: THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF KICKASS
A retrospective of Renwick’s work 1983-2009.
Discussion moderated by Penny Lane.
At UnionDocs | 322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211 | 7:30 pm | $9
http://www.uniondocs.org/vanessa-renwick-the-oregon-department-of-kick-ass/

==BIO==

Vanessa Renwick’s iconoclastic artwork reflects an interest in place, relationships between bodies and landscapes, and all sorts of borders. She is a naturalist, born, not made: a true barefoot and cinematic rabblerouser. Working in experimental and poetic documentary forms since 1983, she has made over 45 films, videos and installations, shown widely and internationally at places like MoMA, The Andy Warhol Museum, The Kitchen, New York Underground Film Festival, Migrating Forms, PDX Festival, Kill Your Timid Notion, International Film Festival Rotterdam and The Viennale. She’s won many awards over the years, including the Gus Van Sant Award for Best Experimental Film at the Ann Arbor Festival and First Place in the Peripheral Produce 2001 World Championship Invitationals. As the director of The Oregon Dept. of Kick Ass, Renwick booked, programmed and toured The Lucky Bum Film Tour to over 70 venues across the U.S. and Canada, with Bill Daniel. Renwick is represented by PDX Contemporary Art. (www.odoka.org)

"One of the cornerstones of Portland's remarkably fecund scene for moving-image art."
Ed Halter, Rhizome

"Filmmaker and curator Vanessa Renwick invites us to contemplate death, and to do so with a proper mix of wrenching horror and ecstatic wonder."
Holly Willis, L.A. Times

"Renwick is one of the city’s most venerated filmmakers, having portrayed in more than 20 films everything from nude bicyclists (The Yodeling Lesson) and gray wolves (Critter) to poetic portraits of now-gone local landmarks (Portrait #2: Trojan) and biographies of cantankerous fellow outsider artists (Richart)."
Brian Libby, The Oregonian

==MODERATOR==

Esther Robinson is an award winning filmmaker/producer. Her critically acclaimed directorial debut A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and The Warhol Factory took top prizes at The Berlin, Tribeca and Chicago film festivals and is available on The Sundance Channel, Netflix and iTunes. Other producing projects include The Canal Street Madam (Cameron Yates), Home Page (Doug Block) and the 1999 digital release of The Last Broadcast (Lance Weiler/Stefan Avalos). Esther is also a former program officer (The Creative Capital Foundation) and a non-profit entrepreneur (www.arthome.org)


Laura Marshallsay
Mon 11 Apr 2011Link

Public historian available for all types of film projects. I have the ability to research, conduct oral history interviews, and find those difficult-to-locate documents. Get those important facts right! Reasonable rates. Please contact me at: laura[dot]marshallsay[at]gmail[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Michael Collins
Tue 12 Apr 2011Link

Anyone looking for a work space?

We're sad to leave our great edit space in Park Slope (near F and G Train) but our production is ending and funding is gone. We've been very happy here for the past year. It's a big room in a building full of artist spaces, but most are doc filmmakers. It's $620 per month – a great price for the space. I don't know exact sq ft, (about 350 I think) but we have 3 workstations set up, a dining table in corner, a couch and coffee table – plus some filing cabinets.

Available May 1, give or take... contact me for pics or to come by and see it. It's 1713 8th ave. michael[at]thoughtfulrobot[dot]com

Edited Tue 12 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Amelia Hanibelsz
Wed 13 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a good cameraman in Dubai who can do sound for a french documentary company. Documentary will air on Arte . Has to be based in Dubai – with their own HD equipment . The shoot is scheduled for Monday the 18th of April and will consist of interviews and b-roll . Any suggestions?


Niam Itani
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

A friend of mine, filmmaker, is looking for a space in NYC – walking distance from SoHo – for May & June. If you know of something plz email niametany AT gmail DOT com

thanks!


SUSANTA BISWAS
Mon 18 Apr 2011Link

Looking for a Hindi Voice Over artist either male or female at Kolkata. contact me at: susa1927[AT]gmail[DOT]com

Edited Mon 18 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Magdalena Hutter
Tue 19 Apr 2011Link

I am looking for a place to rent in New York City from May 8 – 18 – Lower East Side if possible, as close to E 3rd and Ave C as I can get. I need two beds in two separate rooms – an entire apartment would be perfect, but if anybody has two rooms to sublet, that could work as well.

I am also planning on renting a tripod (decent head, for EX1 or similar) for the same dates. I'll go with a rental house (and would love advice on where to go), but renting directly from another D-Worder would be great as well.

If you have any hints for me, please email me at mail (at) magdalenahutter (dot) com. Thank you!!!


Dean Hamer
Wed 20 Apr 2011Link

NEEDED: Spanish translator to make subtitles for a 1 hour documentary. Please contact DeanHamer[AT]aol[DOT]com

Edited Thu 21 Apr 2011 by John Burgan

Barbara Rick
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Dean, do you know about dotsub ? Not sure if it would be useful in this case but might be worth checking out. One of the principals is on our advisory board for the ENVY project. I can give you his contact info if you think you'd like to get in touch with him.


Penelope Andrews
Fri 22 Apr 2011Link

Just in case anyone is looking for a nice 3 bed house in Seattle I have a friend who is renting her place out...in june she said its in a good area and cute its getting fixed up a little right now. She super cool and has moved to my area but wants to rent her house as she is here full time, I think its in $1600-1800 range and she says its a pretty classy place. Seems like a lot but I have no clue of the market in Seattle...if you want to know more I will put you in touch with her.


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