Thursday, June 2, 2011

Dan's Big Hands and Birthday Party Clown Screenings at OTCFF

Two of my short films, Dan's Big Hands and Birthday Party Clown, will screen at the Out in Twin Cities Film Festival on Sunday, June 5, 2011, at 2:30 PM.
The screening is at the St Anthony Main theatre in Minneapolis.
Here's a link to the festival schedule.
Sheet music for a choral version of "Dan's Big Hands" is available here.
Film presskits are available here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

NYC Dilemma (uncut version) screens at Microscope Gallery

My short film, NYC Dilemma, I co-produced with Director Todd Wilson, is screening in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on April 30, 2011.
NYC Dilemma had its world premiere at BFI in London and its US Premiere at MIX Fest in NYC.
Here's the info about the screening.

Day Job
organized by Ben Coonley
Microscope Gallery
4 Charles Place
Brooklyn NY 11221

Admission $6 – Reservation recommended!

tel: 347.925.1433

The concept of a "day job" implies a kind of second-order activity. Though day jobs are financially expedient, they are generally assumed to be unrelated to the artist's raison d'ĂȘtre, making art. It may be embarrassing for an artist to admit to having a day job; some believe that successful artists do not work outside of the studio. But the waking hours and creative activities of most artists are deeply impacted by the non-studio-based things they do to make money. Day jobs may "wear us down" by sucking away precious time and energy on mundane or common tasks. But they also introduce us to problems, structures, routines, materials, skills, people and ideas (in short, subject matter) that we simply wouldn't have access to if we didn't have to work for a living.

This is a program of films created during, about, and for artists' day jobs. They include: remarkable films made as part of a non-art paid activity; films that were directly inspired by paid work activities; and films that were shot and/or edited on the sly while the artist was getting paid to do something else.

Artists include:

Marie Losier (French Institute Film Programmer)
Kent Lambert (Medical Film Archivist)
David Kay (Senior Encoder at a Late 90s Internet Startup)
XXXXXXX XXXXXXX (Artist Assistant)*
XXX XXXXXXX (Collectable Figurine Prototype Painter)*
Benj Gerdes (Wedding Videographer)
XXXX XXXXX (Video-on-Demand Supervisor)*
Jack Curtis Dubowsky (Music Studio Technician)
Ben Coonley (Instructional Practices Videographer)
Jesse Cain (Documentary Cinematographer)
Dianne Bellino (Oral Storyteller/Performer for Children)
And others…

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pink Apple 2011 Trailer

Pink Apple (Zurich Switzerland film festival) features Jack Curtis Dubowsky in its new festival trailer for 2011!

Composer / Director Jack Curtis Dubowsky screened Dan's Big Hands at Pink Apple in 2009.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

"Gentle Wind" screens at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Jack Curtis Dubowsky's digital video "Gentle Wind" screened Saturday, January 8, 2011 as part of the VCCA Filmmakers Showcase at the VCCA 40th Anniversary event at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, Virginia.

“Gentle Wind” (2008) (2:13) shows the persistence of nature within a highly urbanized environment: a plastic bag, the leaves of weeds sprouting in the pavement, and peeling paper from a disused billboard react to the motion of air. A birds flies over barren rooftops. Light penetrates an overpass. Our constructions also form part of “nature.”

Suny Monk of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts says, "We expect to use the film showcase for at least three other events - one now envisioned in tents (yea! could work beautifully), one in NYC (venue not yet known), one at our studio facilities in Auvillar France, and one here in the hayloft barn which will lend itself to the multiples concept."

Suny says, "We owe huge thanks to Karl Nussbaum whose brain hatched the first film ideas and who followed through to plan, notify, receive, edit and refine the showcase and to Lexie Boris, our director of communication, who worked alongside Karl and is handling the use of all the films going forward."

Here's an interview of Suny with Tanja Softic on TV! Tanja and I were fellows at VCCA together in November of 2009.

Here's the digital video of "Gentle Wind."