Celebrating Amateur Film
February 21, 2010 - February 28, 2010
There are people who make movies for profit, and there are those who do it for love. This series celebrates the latter, with a special tribute to amateur auteur Sid Laverents.
Of related interest: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society Dream Films, a presentation by media artist Zoe Beloff.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
3:00 p.m. For the Love of It: Seventh Annual Festival of Amateur Filmmaking
(U.S., 1972–2009). Artists in person. Introduced by Melinda Stone. Group productions from local amateur film clubs share the screen with newly commissioned Kodachrome films by Kerry Laitala, Jim Granato, Keith Evans, and Paul Clipson. (c. 60 mins)
Sunday, February 28, 2010
3:00 p.m. Sid’s Cinema: A Tribute to Amateur Filmmaker Sid Laverents
Sid Laverents (U.S., 1963–85). Introduced by Ross Lipman and Melinda Stone. We celebrate the career of this amateur auteur, whose “sense of humor . . . braids vaudeville, Looney Tunes, slapstick, and the drollery of old New Yorker cartoons.”—N.Y. Times. (c. 65 mins)