Supermoon Screenings: Short Films at Storm King Art Center
$15 online or at the door
Saturday Aug 9, 2014
7:30PMLive Music
8:30PMFilms Begin
10:00PMClosing Short Film and Live Musical Performance
No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. Please visit www.rooftopfilms.com for rain details. Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

VENUE
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553
Transportation: • Bus: Special evening round-trip bus service from Port Authority provided by Coach USA. 6:15 PM departure from New York City. 11:00 PM departure from Storm King* • Train: New Jersey Transit/MetroNorth provides service from Penn Station to the Salisbury Mills train station, three miles from Storm King by taxi. • Car: For navigation systems, Mapquest, or Google maps, use the following address: 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553

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Storm King Arts Center

Rooftop Films and Storm King Art Center will co-present a special night of short films sited among the sculptures and meadows of the Art Center. This first-ever film ramble features films screened on five separate screens. Walking from one screen to the next under an August super moon, audience members are invited to discover beautifully curated collections of new short films.


For the first time ever Rooftop Films will escape upstate to one of the world’s leading sculpture parks, Storm King Art Center, to put on a mind-boggling set of shorts that help bridge the gap between art and nature.
For over fifty years the Storm King Art Center has wowed visitors with its pristine 500-acre landscape of fields, hills, and woodlands that provide the setting for a collection of more than 100 carefully sited sculptures created by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Just one hour north of New York City, in the lower Hudson Valley, Rooftop Films will screen some of the most interesting and unique works from international filmmakers in this one-of-a-kind setting.


Transportation:
• Bus: Coach USA has special packages from NYC, including admission:
Coach USA
• Train: New Jersey Transit/MetroNorth provides service from Penn Station to the Salisbury Mills train station, three miles from Storm King by taxi.
• Car: For navigation systems, Mapquest, or Google maps, use the following address:
1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY 12553


THE FILMS

Flesh (CARNE) (Carlos Gomez Salamanca | 8 min.)
Flesh reveals the sacrifice of an animal during a countryside celebration in Colombia. This animated short film proposes various readings around the body and the memory thru moving paintings.

Perth+6hrs (Wendy Morris | 3 min.)
Perth+6hrs is a personal reflection on the transience of family, on the fleetingness of childhood, and on the inevitable separations as children grow up and move away. The objects in the film are made by the son of the filmmaker. The film is created out of a single drawing.

Orlando's Book (Wendy Morris | USA | 3 min.)
A book of English landscapes was awarded to a young man who grew up on mission stations in Southern Africa in the 19th century. This book, belonging to an ancestor of the artist, is the starting point to a reflection on literary memories of places read about but never visited, and on places experienced but never seen illustrated in books.

Beauty (Rino Stefano Tagliafierro | 10 min.)
A short story of the most important emotions of life, from birth to death, love and sexuality through pain and fear. It is a tribute to art and his disarming beauty. …

Portrait (Donato Sansone | 3 min.)
A slow and surreal video slideshow of nightmarish, grotesque and apparently static characters.

Eager (Allison Schulnik | Los Angeles, CA | 9 min.)
"Eager" is a traditional, stop-motion and clay-mation film ballet by painter/animator Allison Schulnik. It is a celebration of the moving painting. Although there is a beginning, middle and end, what it retains in traditional material and methods, it avoids in narrative structure. It is an uncertain account of what exists somewhere between tragedy and farce.

Mountain in Shadow (Lois Patino | 14 min.)
A poetic view into the relationship of immensity between man and landscape. We contemplate, from a distance, the activity of skiers on the snowy mountain. The pictorial image and the dark and dreamlike atmosphere transforms the space into something unreal, imprecise, converting it also in a tactile experience.

MUSIC

Alexander Turnquist
"Built on flickering runs of guitar harmonics and stretched melodies that wrap into spirals, the instrumentals of upstate New York guitarist Alexander Turnquist can occasionally feel precious, less like documents of experiences than mere suggestions of them. But “Wildflower,” from Turnquist’s wonderful new Flying Fantasy, is the sort of lived-in reflection that seems to stem from careful observation, translated into fastidious sound. There’s a wonderful springtime mimesis to this song’s six minutes, implying narrative amid exquisite, wordless motion. Lumbering spells of doubt, illustrated by Turnquist’s ever-cycling guitar, sublimate into sudden spells of wonder, aided by subtle horns and assured piano. The arrival suggests the emergence of a bloom following a late frost, less a new-age meditation than a here-and-now deliverance. Western Vinyl releases Flying Fantasy on June 10." - Pitchfork

Gelsey Bell
Gelsey Bell wears many hats in many different games of musical chairs. Most simply, she is a singer, a songwriter, and a scholar. She began performing as a singer-songwriter when she was eighteen and released her first studio album, Under A Piano, in 2005, after which Indie Sounds NY named her one of its Top Ten for the year. She performs throughout New York City at such venues as Rockwood Music Hall, Caffe Vivaldi, the Sidewalk Cafe, and Goodbye Blue Monday, and has also performed in Pennsylvania, California, Minnesota, and Michigan. Her second studio album, In Place of Arms, was released in mid-September 2010. She also made two experimental albums, February (2008) and Love is Just a Crack in the Place of You (2009) for the RPM Challenge. She performs regularly as an experimental vocalist, culling from a wide range of techniques and styles to create her own performance works, to literally voice those of contemporary composers, and to explore improvisation.

William Lang
Originally from Long Island, trombonist William Lang is an active performer, improviser, and teacher in New York City and Boston. He can be found playing in all setting and styles, from the avant-garde and classical to salsa and indie chamber pop. He has given unaccompanied trombone recitals throughout the United States, played concertos with large ensembles, and recorded with such artists as Philip Glass and Jónsi (of Sigur Rós.) Intensely passionate for chamber music, he regularly performs alongside his groundbreaking ensembles loadbang (an original and unique group of musicians interested in cutting edge music) and the Guidonian Hand (a trombone quartet dedicated to breaking boundaries within the brass community.) He is also a member of the Boston Microtonal Society, where he explores the definition of pitch and technique, working alongside like-minded composers.

Cleek Schrey
Cleek Schrey is a fiddler and composer based in New York City. His compositions reach across disciplines, from musical performance to installation and performance art. His music engages the skill-sets of particular musicians, often using unconventional notation strategies to produce otherwise impossible convergences of vertical and horizontal parameters. As composer-in-residence at Pioneer Works, he is developing a new work for 5-piece chamber ensemble that engages the Red Hook space. Described by the Irish Times as 'a musician utterly at one with his instrument and his music', he performs throughout the world on violin and also a unique 10-stringed Hardanger fiddle, made for him by the Norwegian luthier Salve Håkedal.

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