Remembering John Marshall will be part of a program of New Documentaries screening on Sunday, October 15 @ 8 P.M. at The Tank (279 Church Street, btw Franklin and White) in New York City. The program includes:
REMEMBERING JOHN MARSHALL (Alice Apley & Dave TamÃªs, 16 min, DV, 2006) Remembering John Marshall weaves together photographs, film clips, archival footage, and interviews with family, friends, and colleagues to present a brief portrait of John Kennedy Marshall (1932-2005) who spent fifty years documenting the lives of the Ju/’hoansi people of Namibia. Marshall began his filming in 1951 and in the 1980s became an activist helping the Ju/’hoansi fight for their land and water rights. Marshall produced over 20 films on the Ju’/hoansi beginning with The Hunters (1957) and culminating with A Kalahari Family (2003).
BACK TO BASICS (Minou Norouzi, 5 min, DV, 2002) A portrait of several Somali women living in London, centered around the “Back to Basics” arts and crafts program that empowers these women trying to understand their place in a culture very different from their own.
GLASS SHRIMP (Minou Norouzi, 14 min, DV, 2003) The London-based collective gLASSsHRiMP publishes a magazine, promotes club nights, and presents a weekly radio show. The film shows some of the independent musicians and performers, including a controversial, nude performance piece about Mary Magdalene.
MURIEL (Kim Romano, 21 min, DV, 2006) Through quirky and sometimes hilarious anecdotes, a Jewish New Yorker living in Key West reveals her unusual spin on a cheating husband, orgasm, a troubled teenager, mental illness, food, and a bedroom ceiling fan. Muriel describes the relationships she has with her husband; the teenage son he had through an affair; her gay friend; and her grown son with bipolar disorder. Winner of Best Documentary Short at the Woods Hole Film Festival.
Alice and I plan to go down to New York for the screening, if you live in New York and can attend the screening, please join us after the films for a drink and/or a bite.