Date: Jan. 15, 2013
Contact: Carol Connelly, Director,
Media & Communication Services, ext. 5267, firstname.lastname@example.org
PNC, Library to Host “Arts in Motion” Film Series
WESTVILLE – A collaboration of the Purdue University North Central Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and the Michigan City Public Library will present “Arts In Motion: A Free Documentary Film Series” during February. The films will be shown at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St., Michigan City, on Feb. 9, 16 and 23, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The showings are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.
The Arts in Motion series is curated by Sally Mason, former director of Library Programming, National Video Resources, an initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, who will lead an informal conversation over refreshments. This series is underwritten by the Irving Levin Jewish Cultural Fund of Sinai Temple, Michigan City; the Michigan City Public Library and Purdue University North Central.
“Arts in Motion” films to be shown are:
Feb. 9 – “Walking” (5 min.). Master animator, Ryan Larkin, celebrates the body in motion through line drawings, color and music. Academy Award nominee for Best Short Subject, Cartoon, 1969.
“Exit Through the Gift Shop” (86 min.). The controversial and mysterious street artist Bansky, made this documentary about French immigrant Thierry Guelta, a vintage clothing store owner and obsessive recorder of “graffiti” artists. Is this true or a hoax? Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary, Features, 2011.
Feb. 16 – “Flamenco at 5:15” (30 min.). Young dancers from the National Ballet of Canada School learn the rhythms and movement of gypsy dance from retired Spanish performers Susana and Antonio Robledo. Academy Award winner for Best Documentary, Short Subject 1984.
“Been Rich All My Life: The Silver Belles” (80 min.). Reminiscing about their lives as chorus girls in Harlem's Cotton Club and Apollo of the 1930s, these five amazing women have formed a tap dance group and are performing at ages 84-96.
Feb. 23 – “The Street” (10 min.). How does a family, especially a young boy, deal with the impending death of his grandmother? He doesn't want her to die, but he would like his room back. From a Mordecai Richler story. Animation by Caroline Leaf. Academy Award nominee for Best Animated Short Film.
“The Brothers Warner” (90 min.). Both social conscience and family strife were behind the scenes at one of the largest studios of the “golden age” of movies. It is still going strong today.
These movies are not rated.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations or more information, should contact Judy Jacobi, PNC assistant vice chancellor of Marketing and Campus Relations, at 219-785- 5593. Information about arts at PNC can be obtained by visiting www.artatpnc.com.