A giant and heartfelt thanks to all the artists who presented work at the BHMC, and the wonderfully supportive audience that made the BHMC one of the hottest tickets in town this spring. We truly could not have done it without you!
Keep in touch, we’ll be announcing future BHMC plans in the coming weeks!
The season finale of the BHMC’s spring season featured a trio of Portland’s most assiduous artists. Julie Perini, Pam Minty, and Jody Darbi got the show started by offering a direct-animation workshop in which the audience scrapped, painted, scratched, and otherwise hand-manipulated 16mm filmstrips of some of history’s most vile characters (Hitler, Joseph McCarthy, etc). The screening then began, highlighting new, old, and still-in-progress work, and was capped off by screening the hand-manipulated film the audience had created previous to the show.
We had an excellent night of short narrative films here at the BHMC last week, headlined by <a href=”http://heartsandsparksproductions.com/about”>Dawn Jones-Redstone</a>’s <em>Sista In The Brotherhood</em>, a powerful look at the challenges women and people of color face in the work force:
It was an all-round great night and are appreciative of Dawn, along with Michael Hull, Lara Gallagher, Jordan Ros, Shannon Willis, Josh Lunden, and The Whiteman Brothers put together a great program. Big thanks to the filmmakers and everyone who came out!
We’ve gotten a little behind with our post-screening reports, but here are a few pictures from our “PDX Experimental Animation” and “Great Notion Filmmakers Collective” screenings. Thanks again to the artists and everyone who came out!
This week we are featuring Auden Lincoln-Vogel and Eli Coplan cinematic experiment Vertical Coil on the video wall. Vertical Coil is a hybrid animation/documentation that was made using 16 point-and-shoot cameras and echos the early pre-cinema experiments of Eadweard Muybridge.
It was another fantastic show and sold out night at the Boathouse Microcinema last Wednesday as Vanessa Renwick and Lori Damiano lit up the screen with an eclectic collection of their short films and animations.