Live Cinema from Brent Green and Sam Green
Brent Green and Sam Green

Tuesday Jan 31, 2017
General Admission: $225
VIP Admission: $500
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
St. Bartholomew's Church
325 Park Ave. New York, NY 10022
St. Bartholomew’s Church, a warm, vibrant and growing parish of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, located in the heart of midtown Manhattan at 325 Park Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets.

6:30 PMVIP Reception
7:30 PMGala Begins


This Show Presented in Partnership With
Frankfurt Kurnitz Klein and Selz
Alliance Bernstein
Industry City
Bronx Brewery

Live Cinema from Brent Green and Sam Green (Brent Green and Sam Green)

A boundary breaking live performance from animator Brent Green and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Sam Green combining cinema, musical accompaniment, and live narration.

"The 'live documentary' form is something we came to separately, but both of us see it as an important kick in the ass to cinema. In an age when people are often watching films under the most diminished conditions — on laptops while checking Facebook, for example — this form is a reminder of the value to be found in unique experience, in the hand-crafted, the ephemeral, and things that are never experienced the same way twice.

But there's also a broader politics to live cinema. At this moment when there are so many forces pushing us into private and mediated experiences, the simple act of getting together with other people to talk, catch up, drink, and have a collective experience is a radical, and, dare we say, even utopian gesture. "
— Brent Green and Sam Green

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