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Calendar, Urban Experience Structured Cinema

Structured Cinema

WED-THURS 11/16-17 Single shots, the building blocks of film, mass into palaces or collapse into rubble depending on the mortaring skills of the filmmaker/ architect. San Francisco's Jay Rosenblatt practices the homelier art of collage, in which he assembles bricks…
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Film, Reel World

Grand Illusion

Grand Illusion In early October, local filmmakers Jay Rosenblatt and Caveh Zahedi put out a call to 100 peers for short pieces inspired by the events of Sept. 11 (Reel World, Oct. 24, 2001). "At first, no visual ideas seemed…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? "We are writing to you because we, as independent filmmakers, find ourselves feeling an emotional need to express, through the medium of art, our thoughts and feelings about the tragic events that…
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News, Feature The 10-Minute Masterpiece

The 10-Minute Masterpiece

In Mrs. Bromberg's fifth-grade class at P.S. 194, there were four Richards. The politics of the Brooklyn schoolyard demanded that they distinguish themselves somehow from one another, so almost unthinkingly a pecking order of nicknames was devised. One got to…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

2001: A Space Odyssey Blame it on a lack of imagination, but your correspondent has never been particularly over the moon about outer space (as it was once called). On your behalf, however, I ventured all the way to the…
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Film, Reel World

Reel World

Jesus Christ Superstar"When I was a little boy, I was scared to death of Jesus Christ." So begins King of the Jews, Jay Rosenblatt's latest found-footage excavation of childhood, myth, and memory. Divided into three distinctly beautiful chapters, the 18-minute…
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Film,

Zoom Lens

Film Arts Festival In spite of their limitations compared to feature films, shorts offer unique challenges and rewards. They're the visual equivalent of a poem or a short story, having to present their ideas without the aesthetic alloy of complex…
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