April 11, 2012 stacys
It’s official - the founding films and organizational records of New Day founders Liane Brandon, Jim Klein, Julia Reichert, and Amalie R. Rothschild will be preserved in the archive at Duke University! We are thrilled that they will have a permanent home -New Day Films Collection Comes to Duke: http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/documentaryarts/events/
Documenting a pioneering film distribution company and collective, the first to distribute feminist films in the early 1970s, the New Day Films Collection is an important record of both New Day’s formation and the Feminist Movement…. The Rubenstein is committed to preserving the New Day Films Collection for future generations to make this record of the evolution of progressive independent American filmmaking available for teaching and research.
April 11, 2012 stacys
The Full Frame Film Festival is celebrating… us! This acclaimed festival is honoring New Days’ 40th anniversary by featuring the founders’ early films. The four founders - Amalie R. Rothschild, Jim Klein, Julia Reichert and Liane Brandon - will be there for a Q & A and to participate in a panel discussing the history and legacy of New Day.
The screening is on April 13th, the panel is on the 14th.
Full Frame will honor the 40th anniversary of New Day Films, a groundbreaking distribution company democratically operated by over 100 filmmakers. The festival will exhibit New Day Film’s very first titles, directed by the founding members, which were recently archived at the Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Duke University. The four films will screen as one program: Liane Brandon’s “Anything You Want to Be” and “Betty Tells Her Story,” Jim Klein and Julia Reichert’s “Growing Up Female,” and Amalie R. Rothschild’s “It Happens to Us.” A separate panel conversation around New Day Film’s history and legacy will also take place at the festival.
Friday, April 13, 4:50 pm
April 6, 2012 stacys
Set in the Patina V mannequin factory, Jesse Epstein’s short doc 34×25x36 has been selected for the first ever PBS Online Film Festival! And, the festival has been extended for voting till April 13th.
34 x 25 x 36 is the third installment in a trilogy of films called BODY TYPED (including THE GUARANTEE and the Sundance award-winning WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES) examining physical perfection from quirky and revealing angles.
Watch 34×25x36 and help get it featured on the PBS homepage by clicking “like”. You can also check out and use PBS’s Lesson Plan for 34×25x36 here
In other news…
Part #1 of BODY TYPED, WET DREAMS AND FALSE IMAGES, is currently touring Cuba through The Museum of Modern Art and The Americas Media Initiative.The goal of Closing Distances/Cerrando Distancias is to screen a selection of U.S. documentary short films that present unique and diverse local U.S. experiences to a wide Cuban audience that has very little information about the U.S. and, through cultural exchange, to increase understanding and foster dialogue between U.S. and Cuban citizens.