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Mississippi films and filmmakers visit New York

May 30, 2010

Mississippi Film Office, Mississippi Film & Video Alliance & Barefoot Workshops present en evening of Mississippi based films at The National Arts Club in New York City.

Thursday, June 3 from 8 to 11 p.m. at the National Arts Club.

The evening will have two screening sessions.

1. Shorts by Mississippi Filmmakers (8:30 – 9:40 PM)
2. Documentaries about Mississippi (9:45 – 10:45 PM)


Shorts by Mississippi Filmmakers
8:30 – 9:40 PM

The Long Goodbye, 5 minutes
Short documentary
Directed by Jeff Tanner
A touching portrait of the early death of a man’s mother – seemingly contrary to the fact that she still lives.

Another Word for Family
Short documentary, 17 minutes
Directed by April Grayson
The filmmaker returns to her small hometown in the Mississippi Delta to explore the burden of its troubled history and its impact on her own life.

Checkmate, 10 minutes
Short narrative
Directed by Ash Taylor
Hitler has just invaded Poland and the Nazi party is running unchecked. In this game of strategy and wits, everyone is a pawn.

Murderabilia, 30 minutes
Short narrative
Directed by David Mathews
A collector becomes increasingly obsessed with artifacts from a crime scene. (Disturbing content, Rated R)

Documentaries about Mississippi
9:45 – 10:45 PM

As A Man Thinketh, 9 minutes
A film by Florencia Davidzon & Ben Matthews
Can a man transcend the racist belief system he has been raised with in Clarksdale, Mississippi.

Creative Crossroads, 11 minutes
A film by Win Graham, Tristan Wheelock & Sichendra Bista
Creative Crossroadsexplores the roots of creativity & inspiration through the eyes of a canoe builder, an 85-year-old portrait artist & a legally blind musician.

Babies Got The Blues, 12 minutes
A film by Karen Kohlhaas & Rachel Hamilton
At theDelta Blues Museum’s Arts and Education Programin Clarksdale, Mississippi, students 5 years old and upwards learn to play the blues by jamming with professional blues artists.

Bill Abel: Portrait Of An Artist, 11 minutes
A film by Edwina Mason & John Buffaloe
Bill Abel’s unique way of making musicistestament tohis deep appreciationof the roots of the Delta Blues, just as his art reflects his own personal perspective on the Mississippi Delta thoughthemastery of light & color.

We All Live Downstream, 12 minutes
A film by Hilary Cline & Lori Garrabrant
A documentary film about a journey along the Sunflower River and the four individuals from Clarksdale, MS who are trying to save her.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Kary permalink
    June 3, 2010 12:11 pm

    I was planning on going to this, but I’m not sure if it’s open to the public as many events are members-only. Plus they have a dress code. Might be a bit too stuffy for this MS boy. =)

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