Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Today went to the first press screenings for the African Film Festival. Two documentaries: "Movement (R)evolution Africa" and "The Death of Two Sons". I didn't think i'd find these docs as interesting as i did. But what was depressing was how sparse the attendance was. The African Film Festival is one of the events that's been done in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and it's really sad to think that only four people showed up for the press screening, as opposed to the crowds of people that showed up for the Rendez-vous with French Cinema press screenings. It finally made me angry, because it's such a blatant example of the kind of xenophobia which exists in critical circles.

Larry and i went to the Tabla Rasa Gallery, to attend a special preview of the "Women's Work" exhibition that was curated by Cindy Nemser. It was fun, and there were a number of people there that we knew. Judith Bernstein was in the exhibition, and she was there: hadn't seen her in a while, and it was fun to talk to her. There were copies of the old Feminist Art Journal on display, one that was prominently displayed had Yvonne Rainer on the cover.

It reminded me that Susan Bee and Mira Schor did a recent forum on the new M/E/A/N/I/N/G website, and reading a lot of the women talk about the feminist art scene of the 1970s...

I know i should go to sleep, but i'm sitting up watching "The Gay Falcon" on TCM. What a cast! George Sanders in the lead, Wendy Barrie, Gladys Cooper, Turhan Bey, Allen Jenkins, Lucille Gleason, Willie Fung.... a lot of fun.


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