(I would see any movie with this image in it. - Ed.)
On March 9th, Flaherty NYC will screen two films on the theme of the 2008 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, The Age of Migration. The program will feature Stranger Comes to Town by 2006 Flaherty filmmaker Jacqueline Goss and Flying on One Engine by local filmmaker Josh Weinstein. Jacqueline Goss and Josh Weinstein will be participating in a post-screening discussion with filmmaker Scott Nyerges.
To purchase your tickets and ensure your seat for the event please visit www.flahertyseminar.org.
Mark Holcomb of Time Out Magazine calls Stranger Comes to Town "A rich ambiguous contemplation of identity and the arbitrariness of geopolitical borders." Pamela Cohn of Still in Motion says of Flying on One Engine "It's a gem of a film--deeply moving, funny and charming. I can't wait to see what Weinstein does next."
Films and videos to be screened include:
· Stranger Comes to Town (Jacqueline Goss, 28min, 2007, USA) They say there's only two stories in the world: man goes on a journey, and stranger comes to town. Six people are interviewed anonymously about their experiences coming into the US. Each then designs a video game avatar who tells their story by proxy. Goss focuses on the questions and examinations used to establish identity at the border, and how these processes in turn affect one's own sense of self and view of the world.
· Flying on One Engine (Joshua Weinstein, 52min, 2008, USA/India) Explores the life of the quirky, funny, and sometimes difficult Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet, who overcomes his own ailments by curing others. Wheelchair bound, without a larynx, and diagnosed with a life-threatening aortic aneurysm, the eight time Nobel Peace Prize nominee now lives to travel to India to perform free operations in marathon-like surgery sessions where up to 700 children receive treatment for their cleft lips and other deformities.
Flaherty NYC, March 9, 7:30pm, Anthology Film Archives
The Flaherty/International Film Seminars, Inc.
6 East 39th St. 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016