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Gladys Mae Murphy: Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Pumping Iron
An editor who was a part of post-production teams on multiple Oscar nominated documentary shorts, Gladys Mae Murphy, takes us through 2 films linked by her mentor, legendary editor Geof Bartz. Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall was the first film she presented, which was made by a small film team she was a part of and was nominated for an Academy Award. Gladys takes us through the director's toils of creating this film about death. We then lightened the mood with Pumping...
Stephanie Gould: Dreaming, Mural Murals
Originally from Australia, Stephanie Gould, a post-production expert, brought to Feature & a short an impressionistic experimental film she shot in 8mm titled Dreaming. This piece in its debut was projected alongside a live dance performance, but for the podcast Steph replaced the live dance piece with a song by Akiva Zamcheck who performed a live soundtrack on the guitar. Shortly after a discussion we watched Mural Murals by Agnès Varda and enjoyed some Mexican pastries to accompany the...
Michael Fequiere: Kojo, Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father
Michael Fequiere, a Brooklyn based filmmaker and photographer presented this month. The first presentation was Kojo: A Short Documentary directed by Michael about the gifted 12-year-old jazz drummer Kojo Odu Roney. The feature presentation was 2008 Documentary Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father. Because the feature presentation was a Canadian production, the audience paired the film with shortbread cookies and Canadian beer. Michael's short films have screened in numerous...
Uta Seibicke: Last Christmas, Good Bye, Lenin!
Welcome to Feature & a short... there is only one condition for screening, the presenter must have been involved in one film, but not the other... Uta made Gluehwein. Uta, "...I was fortunate to have people help me, without getting paid... they're working people... he's worked in films for, like, 20 years. And he did that for me as a favor... I didn't cast my actors... one audition... I realized I don't want to do this... even the girl who was playing the woman... I am East German.