Filmmakers on Saturday, November 10 at Film Days

 Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon will discuss their film  Rendered Small

Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon will discuss their film Rendered Small

Saturday, November 10 at Glimmerglass Film Days kicks off at 10 am with Lovers of the Night (Anna Frances Ewert, 2017, Ireland, 56 minutes) with Rendered Small (Marsha Gordon and Louis Cherry, 2017, USA, 16 minutes). Both the directors of Rendered Small, as well as the film’s subjects Steven Burke and Randy Campbell, will attend and take part in a question and answer session. This short film reveals Burke and Campbell’s extraordinary collection of American folk-art buildings while also conveying, in the words of the collectors, what it’s like “to live amongst so many treasures and, as a married couple, with each other’s obsessions.”

Louis Cherry and Marsha Gordon are both first time documentary filmmakers. Cherry is an artist and architect, who recently began producing new works of photography and video, including experiments with merging digital and analog forms. Marsha Gordon is professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University where she teaches classes on classical Hollywood and nonfiction film. She is an author and radio host of "Movies on the Radio," on NPR-affiliate 91.5/WUNC's “The State of Things”.  More on Lovers of the Night and Rendered Small

Also, note that following the film discussion, Steven Burke will offer a descriptive and visual curatorial presentation on his collection: American Folk Art Buildings: Architecture, Imagination, and Storied Buildings. This talk, also held at the Fenimore Art Museum, is free to Film Days ticket holders as well as Fenimore Art Museum visitors.

 Sandy Cannon-Brown, pictured here with with co-directors Tom Horton and Dave Harp, will discuss her film High Tide in Dorchester.

Sandy Cannon-Brown, pictured here with with co-directors Tom Horton and Dave Harp, will discuss her film High Tide in Dorchester.

Sandy Cannon-Brown directed High Tide in Dorchester with Tom Horton and Dave Harp. At the mouth of the Susquehanna where the mighty river meets the Chesapeake Bay, High Tide in Dorchester engages the local population in a frank conversation about climate change, rising sea levels, and erosion—and documents how their conversation is shifting into action. Cannon-Brown, founder and president of VideoTakes, Inc., is an award-winning environmental filmmaker whose work has taken her to Central and South America, West Africa, the Northern Great Plains of Montana, and the Everglades. She was an associate director for the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, honored as CEF’s first senior scholar in 2013. Among her other honors, Women In Film & Video DC honored Cannon-Brown as a Woman of Vision in 1998. She served as WIFV’s president 2011-12. More on High Tide in Dorchester

 

 Thomas Piper directed Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Thomas Piper directed Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Thomas Piper is an award-winning non-fiction filmmaker, who has directed, photographed and edited more than 25 films in the past decade and a half. His most recent film, Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf, is the recipient of the 2018 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film from the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. As an independent producer, he has worked with clients including the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Nature Conservancy and the Checkerboard Film Foundation. His films have played theatrically, been broadcast on public television, and exhibited at festivals and museums worldwide. More on Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

 

 Jane Steuerwald will introduce Selections from the Black Maria Film Festival with filmmaker Willy Hartland.

Jane Steuerwald will introduce Selections from the Black Maria Film Festival with filmmaker Willy Hartland.

Jane Steuerwald returns to Film Days with another batch of winning shorts from the Black Maria Film Festival. She has been working with 16mm and Super 8mm film and video as an art medium since 1980. She has created installations, documentaries, found footage works, narrative and experimental films, and single edition art books. Before becoming Executive Director of the Black Maria Film Festival, she was a member of the Board of Trustees. Her film and video work has been shown in arts venues and festivals including MoMA and Millennium Film, and she has won numerous awards including from the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, the Asian Cinevision International Film Festival, the Atlanta Film and Video Festival, and the Athens International Film and Video Festival. Willy Hartland is an award winning independent animator who has called New York City his home for 34 years. A recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Film, and many international film awards, his latest film New York City Sketchbook has screened all over the world, most recently sweeping the Oxford International Film Festival where it won Film of The Festival and Best Animated Short. More about Selections from the Black Maria Film Festival…