WHAT WE NEED IS THE IMPOSSIBLE!
An evening of short films by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Sam Green.
80 minutes with Sam Green in attendance
Sam Green (THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND) has been making award-winning short documentaries since the late 1990s. This program gathers together for the first time an evening length program of Green’s short films, ranging from a portrait of the world’s largest shopping mall in Southern China, which is actually completely empty (UTOPIA PT 3), to an elegy for Meredith Hunter, the young man who was killed by Hells Angels at the notorious 1969 Altamont concert (lot 63, grave c). Other films from the program include: THE FABULOUS STAINS: BEHIND THE MOVIE, the remarkable story of the cult film directed by Lou Adler in 1982. And Green’s new film THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE is a portrait of Esperanto, an artificial language that was created in the late 1800s with the hope of creating world peace, and the worldwide movement of people who still speak it. Running through Green’s films is a celebration of idealism and the search for meaning along with the often humorous realities of human folly.
some previous screenings of Green’s films:
Ann Arbor Film Festival
Aurora Picture Show
The Kitchen, NY
Locarno Film Festival
London Film Festival
Los Angeles Film Festival
San Francisco Film Festival
Seattle Film Festival
Walker Art Museum
Wexner Center for the Arts
THE PROGRAM (80 min)
Utopia Part 3: the World’s Largest Shopping Mall – 13:08, 2009
Pie Fight ’69 – 8:03, 2000
The Fabulous Stains: Behind the Movie – 11:00, 1999
lot 63, grave c – 9:47, 2006
N-Judah 5:30 – 3:18, 2004
Clear Glasses – 4:13, 2008
The Universal Language – 30:00, 2011
Sam Green is a San Francisco-based documentary filmmaker. His film THE WEATHER UNDERGROUND was nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, broadcast nationally on PBS, and included in the Whitney Biennial. Green’ s most recent documentary UTOPIA IN FOUR MOVEMENTS premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and is currently screening widely.
Green received his master’ s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. He has received grants from the Creative Capital, Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, as well as the National Endowment for the Arts.
Official Site: http://samgreen.to/
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