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Our friend Mark Aloysious curated a film program for this year’s James River Film Fest. His presentation, the Occupied Moment will be TONIGHT at 8pm at Gallery 5. It is by donation, so bring 3 dollars if you can, but still come out if you can not.

jamesriverfilm.org

PLEASSSSSEEEE come out if you can!!

For many 2011 will be remembered as a year of rebellion, revolution and repression. It is in times like these that the role of filmmakers is of the utmost importance, not to be bullhorns for any side, but rather to immerse themselves in the moment, to occupy space and time and navigate the multitude of realities and truths the world presents. This program features four filmmakers or collectives who did not have the luxury of looking back on a moment but rather created and distributed work as quickly as possible, often while their respective protest movements were still in the streets. Program includes Gravity Hill Newsreels: Occupy Wall Street, Series Two, five short impressions of Occupy Wall Street, shot by 2010 JRFF guest Jem Cohen in New York during the Fall of 2011; Krisis, the Prism Film Collective’s documentary about the economic crisis in Greece; Occupy America, Richmond filmmaker Mark Strandquist’s look at the Occupy Movement’s challenge in articulating their messages to everyday Americans; and Field Statements: Pritemps Arabe in Cairo, featuring the works of 13 Egyptian photography and video artists documenting their first hand experiences of the Egyptian revolution. Filmmaker/curator Mark Strandquist will introduce the program and lead a post-screening Q&A. Suggested Donation: $3

Wingnut L.J. Roberts currently has an art show at the Page Bond Gallery at 1625 West Main Street.

A bunch of us made it out on the opening night to see the textile art. It was pretty amazing.

Here are some pictures from the show, but it will be up until June 3rd, so go and see it for yourself!

More info on the fancypants gallery website: http://www.pagebondgallery.com/

Stephen looking at the huge knitted and quilted map of the Queer Houses of Brooklyn that L.J. made, with corresponding buttons for the houses!

L.J. next to one of the tapestries they created.

We got a little fancy for the art opening.

Militant queer tapestries? We say hell yes!