Friday
,
Aug 25
,
2023
7:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema
Friday
,
Aug 25
,
2023
7:00 pm
at
at
Arverne Cinema

BEACH SESSIONS PRESENTS

Guest curated by Sasha Okshteyn and Morgan Griffin.

7:00PM

MUSIC PERFORMANCE: SURF JAZZ TRIO

Performed by Michael Isvara Montgomery (bass), Jonny Lam (guitar/pedal steel), and Bill Campbell (drums).

8:00PM

BEACH SESSIONS PRESENTS

A program of dance films to coincide with the ninth year of pioneering performance series, Beach Sessions. Each short is inspired by and created on beaches, and the program concludes with a filmic version of Merce Cunningham’s Beach Birds, which will be performed live on Beach 108 Street on Saturday, August 26. 

AT LAND by Maya Deren. 1944, 14 min.

ZUMA NEWS by Simone Forti. 2013, 13 min. From NONFICTIONS - Gorbachev Lives / Zuma News / Questions - a joint work by Jeremiah Day, Simone Forti + Fred Dewey. Camera by Jason Underhill.

DUNE DANCE by Carolyn Brown. 1981, 18 min excerpt.

ARENA by Madeline Hollander. 2017, 14 min.

BEACH BIRDS FOR CAMERA by Elliot Caplan + Merce Cunningham. 1993, 30 min.

Post-screening Q&A with original Beach Birds dancers David Kulick & Alan Good, moderated by Patricia Lent.

DJ SET by Andrew VanWyngarden at Rockaway Brewing Co. 

AT LAND courtesy of The Film-Makers' Cooperative. ZUMA NEWS courtesy of the artist and The Box, LA. BEACH BIRDS FOR CAMERA courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York. Special thanks to Merce Cunningham Trust, Patricia Lent + Karl McCool.

tickets
Tickets:
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part of

ROCKAWAY FILM FESTIVAL #6
August 19 - 27, 2023
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