The 2017 CFF presents the Philly Premiere of BLUE VELVET REVISITED!
In 1985, a young German filmmaker Peter Braatz was invited by David Lynch to Wilmington, North Carolina, to document the making of his new film. Over the following two months, Peter was given unrestricted access to set, cast, crew and director, collating hours of behind the scenes footage, in depth interviews, and thousands of photographs. The resulting ‘No Frank In Lumberton’ film, released in 1988 with highly limited distribution, has never been commercially released. Over 70% of the footage collected on set was never ever used. UNTIL NOW.
Drop by anytime from 6-8pm on Tuesday February 28 at the Chinese Christian Church and Center, 11th and Vine
Representatives from Callowhill Neighborhood Association and Friends of the Rail Park will be in attendance.
Deadline: Monday, February 27
A call for submissions! Asian Arts Initiative invites artists of all forms – performance, visual, theatrical, media, and musical – to take on the role of artist, designer, curator, and/or organizer and work with Asian Arts Initiative!
In 2013, Asian Arts Initiative initiated the Pearl Street Project (more information here), which seeks to transform the Pearl Street alley into a vibrant cultural space that celebrates and connects the diverse constituents in our neighborhood and beyond. At the same time, Asian Arts Initiative launched its Social Practice Lab artist-in-residency program (more information here), which provides artists the opportunity to embed themselves in Philadelphia’s Chinatown North, anchored on Pearl Street, to effect positive change through art within this highly diverse, rapidly changing community.
Please select from one of the following tracks:
PEARL STREET MICRO-PROJECTS
We are seeking project proposals that will transform the Pearl Street alleyway into a more vibrant cultural space that celebrates and connects the diverse constituents of the Chinatown North neighborhood. The micro-project can range from a single performance piece, an outdoor exhibit, a nighttime art installation, and anything between and/or beyond so long as it takes place on the 1100 and/or 1200 Blocks of Pearl Street.
We have a preference for projects that will take place during the late spring through early fall. Asian Arts Initiative can provide anywhere from $100 to $1,000 to cover all project expenses.
SOCIAL PRACTICE LAB
We are seeking artists that will embed themselves with Asian Arts Initiative’s staff and programs, as well as the Chinatown and Chinatown North neighborhood, to push the boundaries of their community and social practices, and the knowledge base of our own programs and neighborhood. We ask that that artists in this self-directed residency be productive, without necessarily producing a work. Instead, we ask that the artist commit to a minimum of 150 hours over a period of 5 weeks to 5 months (with the option of extending the residency as needed) being on site, participating in staff meetings, attending Asian Arts’ programs, and conducting self-directed research. Additionally, artists are expected to generate or participate in at least two Pearl Street micro-projects each month of their residency.
The residency will run during Spring-Summer of 2017. Asian Arts Initiative will provide a $5,000 artist honorarium, and a budget for any project production expenses. A portion of the production budget will be made available for discretionary spending, with a larger portion made available by project proposal. Exhibition and/or work space is also available in the Pearl Street Gallery.
Interested? Please apply by Monday, February 27, 2017
For one night each year, students enrolled in MFA, BFA, Certificate and Post-Baccalaureate programs open their studios to the public. This highly anticipated annual event offers visitors the rare opportunity to meet PAFA students, see the inner workings of their studios, view their works in progress, and get a sense of how they develop their … Read more
Lee Fields & The Expressions at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Facebook Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B Lee Fields & The Expressions “I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping … Read more
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/2hpU4i0 PWR BTTM PWR BTTM is a queer punk band consisting of Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce. The band was formed at Bard College where Bruce and Hopkins bonded over a mutual interest in bringing elements of performance and drag artistry into DIY culture. While at Bard the duo recorded a demo, Cinderella … Read more
8PM | $10 | 21+ The Wallace Brothers Band John Francis The TC Cole Riot Hannah Taylor and the Rekardo Lee Trio Dirty Soap Blues Band Tickets available soon!
February 12 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join us for the Philadelphia premiere of Persona Non Grata (Japan, 2015, 139 min.) with director Cellin Gluck in attendance. This narrative film tells the compelling and little-known story of the only Japanese Righteous Among the Nations, Chiune Sugihara, sometimes referred to as the “Japanese Schindler” who saved thousands of Jewish lives during World War II.
Presented in partnership with Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) – Philadelphia, and National Museum of American Jewish History.
$10 General Admission
Free for JACL or NMAJH Members
ABOUT CELLIN GLUCK
Cellin Gluck grew up in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, and began his film career with Ridley Scott’s Black Rain (1989). While he specializes in producing/directing US-Japan co-productions, he continues to work as an assistant director on Hollywood productions, such as Michael Bay’s Transformers (2007), Boaz Yakin’s Remember the Titans (2000), and Robert Zemeckis’ Contact (1997), and production manager on films like Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) and Godzilla (2014). He also directed US segments for Shinji Higuchi’s Lorelei (2005), Hideyuki Hirayama’s Oba: The Last Samurai (2011), and the 20th Century Boys trilogy (2008-2009) by Yukihiko Tsutsumi. In 2009, he made his debut as a film director with Sideways and Persona Non Grata is his second feature film.
For more details on Chiune Sugihara visit:
Philadelphia Premiere with filmmaker Tim Sutton in attendance! A haunting, artfully understated critique of American gun culture, Tim Sutton’s third feature is loosely based around the 2012 massacre in Aurora, Colorado that took place during a multiplex screening of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Employing a mesmerizing documentary-style technique and a cast of non-professional actors, DARK … Read more
“An extreme Mexican fiesta of incest, cannibalism and explicit sex.” – Variety “Trust us, you’ve never seen ANYTHING like WE ARE THE FLESH.” – Dangerous Minds A visionary and bizarre slice of Mexican arthouse cinema, WE ARE THE FLESH is an extraordinary and unsettling film experience, a sexually charged and nightmarish journey into an otherworldly … Read more
BoomBox at Union Transfer UT Newsletter: http://ticketf.ly/1RqX4bJ Facebook Event Feed: http://on.fb.me/1Xjri0B BoomBox BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House … Read more
Comedian Chris Fleming is best known for the webseries “GAYLE” in which he portrays an intense suburban housewife character “Gayle Waters-Waters.” (Why Waters-Waters? She ex…
Performance by Dr. Amanda Kemp, Francis Wong & Michael Jamanis
Sunday, February 5, 2 p.m.
A selection of jazz works featuring music and spoken word poetry highlight how African American and Asian American artists can come together to fight for equity and affirm the humanity of all peoples. A live accompaniment to Leon Sun’s photographs from the 1988 Jesse Jackson presidential campaign included in our Loving Blackness exhibition.
February 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
For an update on the construction of the Rail Park Phase 1 : http://files.centercityphila.
On February 13, 2017, 7:00pm there will a public CNA meeting at Azavea, 990 Spring Garden St 5th Fl.1.Public Safety: Capt Ryan and Community Relations Officer Julie Carpenter from the 6th District2.Historic Preservation in Callowhill : The Preservation Alliance
3.Proposal : Willow Street Steam Plant
Source: CNA meeting – ERASERHOOD