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  • 42nd Northwest Filmmakers Festival!

    I am pretty stoked to have the big feature, Arresting Power, and my shorter personal companion piece, Impressions of Portland, both selected by festival judge Steve Anker for the Northwest Filmmakers Festival at the Northwest Film Center this year. AND Anker selected Impressions of Portland for a Judge's Award, read about the award and his comments:

    Best Sleight of Hand in Making the Invisible Visible
    IMPRESSIONS OF PORTLAND
    This dense film operates on many levels. It is at once an essay about forgetting the past, a conceptual tour-de-force, a performance, a survey of Portland's streets, and a vivid use of celluloid and digital imagery. But most of all it is an anguished critique of social amnesia and how blinkered perspectives can cover an ongoing injustice.

    See you Nov. 12-17! It's a fantastic lineup this year. I am honored to be included among so many of my Northwest cinematic heroes/heroines and pals.

  • Rose Bond reviews ARRESTING POWER for Afterimage

    Film Review: Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon by Rose Bond
    Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, vol. 42, no. 6

    "In rare confluences of timing and artfulness, documentary films, at their best, can fill a breach, sound a clarion call, and coalesce communities to action. Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon premiered January 15, 2015, at the Northwest Film Center in Portland at a time when primetime media reports of racially motivated police use of deadly force aired with disturbing frequency across the nation. In the case of Arresting Power’s premiere, the packed art-house venue spoke strongly to the tenets of relational filmmaking that underscored its making." - opening paragh of Rose Bond's review

    Read the entire review here.

  • Minute Movies Monthly

    For the past four years, I have been shooting a daily Minute Movie, a 60-second single-take shot. I accumulate all of this material and create new pieces with it.

    2015 marks the inaugural year of Minute Movies Monthly - each month I'll make a video out of that month's Minute Movies. Here are the efforts for January and February. Enjoy and stay tuned!

  • Review of Make Things (Happen)

    Make Things (Happen)
    by Sarah Burke, East Bay Express, February 2015

    Make Things (Happen) 
    Wednesdays-Sundays, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Continues through March 1 

    Free 
    InterfaceArtGallery.com

    To participate in Interface Gallery’s current showMake Things (Happen), follow three easy steps. 1: Take an activity sheet. 2: Make things, or make things happen. 3: Share your results. The interactive show was organized by artist Christine Wong Yap, who gathered more than forty artist-designed activity sheets intended to “multiply creativity.” Each prompt offers instructions to achieve a goal or product. Some are succinct, such as Helen de Main’s, which simply reads “Ask/Share/Do something you’ve been meaning to for a long time.” Others are more involved, like Julie Perini’s instructions for white people trying to fight white supremacy, or Lexa Walsh’s instructions on how to facilitate a community meal and cookbook. Visitors can even learn how to use IKEA furniture pieces to build one of Sol LeWitt’s famous minimalist sculptures. All of the activity sheets are available in the gallery (486 49th St., Oakland) for the taking, and some are even set up in nearby spots like Lanesplitter Pizza, where the Mystic Pizza worksheet teaches you how to tell the future with your crust. Altogether the show is a fun and fascinating reminder that art is not only visual, but social as well. Catch it before it closes.
    — Sarah Burke