In the Street
Monthly Wednesdays, 7p.m., JSMA
This year’s media arts exhibitions will revolve around the theme IN THE STREET, ranging from street photography to street art to programs about Wall Street and the Occupy Wall Street protests. The programs will include six monthly screenings in the Schnitzer Cinema series from October through May, and a gallery exhibition opening in May 2017. The Schnitzer Cinema series is programmed by Richard Herskowitz, curator of media arts. All programs are free, with popcorn and refreshments also provided!
Wednesday, October 19, 7pm:
Everybody Street and Live Skype Q&A with director Cheryl Dunn
(USA, 2013, 86 min.) Everybody Street illuminates the lives and work of New York’s iconic street photographers and the incomparable city that has inspired them for decades. The documentary captures the visceral rush, singular perseverance, and immediate danger facing these artists. Featured photographers include Bruce Davidson, Mary Ellen Mark, Elliot Erwitt, Ricky Powell, Jamel Shabazz and more. Hannah Giles in The London Film Review writes: “Dunn (herself a renowned photographer) … obviously has a close affinity for her subject, which makes Everybody Street a must-see for anyone interested in photography, New York, or the challenges of documenting real life.”
Wednesday, November 9, 7pm
This screening has been moved to PLC 180, which is directly across from the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art main entrance.
(USA, 2013, 81 min.) For over thirty years, photographer Jamel Shabazz has documented New York street life, most famously in his legendary images of the early hip hop scene, collected in his book Back in the Days. Director Charlie Ahearn’s (Wild Style) lively documentary gives voice and context to the evocative images created by Shabazz. The film traces his life from his army service days and his time as a corrections officer to his work as a groundbreaking photographer, capturing the pioneers of a revolutionary music and style. With interviews from Shabazz himself, hip hop historian Fred “Fab 5 Freddy” Brathwaite, legendary rapper KRS-One, and more, the film is a vibrant portrait of the origins of the worldwide phenomenon known as Hip Hop.
Coming this spring:
Stations of the Elevated by Manfred Kircheimer
A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff performed by Alicia Jo Rabins
The Street Cinematography of Ken Jacobs and Jem Cohen
Street and Pendulum by James Nares