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Mon, 29 Mar 1993 13:22:44 CST
To: Multiple recipients of list ACTIV-L <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: From Womb to Tomb in Film and Video
 
Date sent: 27-MAR-1993
In-Reply-To: Your message of 27-MAR-1993
 
 
       Seventh Annual City Lore Festival of Film and Video
           Cosponsored with NYU's Metropolitan Studies
 
          THAT'S LIFE!  WOMB TO TOMB ON FILM AND VIDEO
 
             Saturday April 17, 1993, 11 am to 11 pm
 
              Vanderbilt Hall, NYU School of Law,
             Tishman Auditorium and Greenberg Lounge
              Entrance 40 Washington Square South
            (between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets)
 
         For information and reservations:  212-529-1955
 
 
Thirty-two films and videos from the independent media community
about ritual and the life course in contemporary society.  Subjects
include women's sexual discoveries, Navaho girls' basketball team,
menstruation myths, midwivery in the South Bronx, adoption, gangs,
gay youth, skateboarders, the elderly, the Beecher Funeral home,
and La Ofrenda (Day of the Dead).  Highlights include:
 
     *    All My Babies--George Stoney's classic documentary, made
          for Georgia's Department of Health in 1951, on African
          American midwives
 
     *    "Non, je ne regrette rien" (No Regret)--Marlon Riggs
          (Fear of Disclosure Project, 1992).  Through stirring,
          life affirming performances of songs and poems, five HIV
          positive Black gay men address the struggle of AIDS in
          their community
 
     *    The Family Album--Alan Berliner (1986).  Portrait of
          family life and birth-to-death rituals drawing upon a
          vast collection of rare 16mm home movies from the 1920s
          through the '50s
 
     *    The Story of Vinh--Keiko Tsuno (1991).  A streetwise
          American-Vietnamese boy orphaned in Vietnam and
          victimized for his mixed parentage, Vinh was brought to
          the United States at age 18 by a foster care agency.  The
          video follows him though a difficult passage from
          adolescence to manhood
 
     *    Shayna Maidels:  Orthodox Jewish Teenage Girls--Lisa Kors
          (1991).  Adolescent rebelliousness as seen through the
          lives of three teenage girls who have adopted the strict
          life of Orthodox Judaism and their non-religious, but
          supportive parents, who fear losing them to the "discovery"
          of God.
 
     *    Gypsy Wedding--Eric Metzger (1976).  In Romani Gypsy
          culture in the United States, marriage at the onset of
          puberty was not only an economic exchange between two kin
          groups, but a symbol of stability for a community in
          transition
 
     *    Because This Is About Love:  A Portrait of Gay and
          Lesbian Marriage--Shulee Ong (1992).  Five couples tell
          their stories of how they met, how their families and
          friends responded to their vows of marriage, and what
          marriage means to them
 
     *    In Her Own Time:  The Final Fieldwork of Barbara
          Myerhoff--Lynne Littman (1985).  Anthropologist Barbara
          Myerhoff was making a film about the diverse Jewish
          neighborhood of Fairfax in Los Angeles when she learned
          she had cancer.  Lynne Littman agreed to make the film on
          condition that Barbara become its central subject.  The
          result is a moving portrayal of how the anthropologist is
          embraced by the community though its rituals of healing.
 
     *    On Ice--Andrew Takeuchi and Grover Babcock (1989).  For
          some, cryonics (freezing the dead for future revival) is
          an act of denial, for others it's an alternative of hope.
          On Ice playfully explores this futuristic freeze and
          offers testimony from such advocates as Timothy Leary.
 
 
Tickets:  Members of City Lore   $7.00
          Non-Members            10.00
          City Lore Membership   25.00  (many benefits)
 
Members may make advance reservations for 2 guests at members'
rate.  Membership benefits include:  City Play, a 212 page
hardcover book, plus mailings, newsletter, and discounts.
 
                    Make checks payable to:
 
                            City Lore
            72 East First Street, New York, NY 10003
                          212-529-1955
 
 
 
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Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett
Department of Performance Studies
New York University
721 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, NY 10003                     {@}--'--,---,--'---,---
 
Email: [log in to unmask]
Phone: 212-998-1628  Fax: 212-254-7885
 
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