Connectivity Through Cinema with Brendan and Jeremy Smyth August 11th 7pm
“CONNECTIVITY THROUGH CINEMA WITH BRENDAN & JEREMY SMYTH”
The Smyth Brothers visit from Durham, NC to share their recent 16mm documentaries as part of our ‘Connectivity Through Cinema’ screening series. Where other filmmakers use the camera like a human eye, the Smyth Brothers relinquish their own optical functions to the turret, lens and shutter of the Bolex. Exhibiting skills as anthropologists, explorers and craftsmen, their films create a beautifully freeing reality within a thoughtful frame. The two works to be shown (Por Diñero, 2011 & Rice for Sale, 2013) investigate the economic struggles of food laborers from Mexico and Indonesia. Join us at 7PM on August 11th at the Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg – off the Lorimer L or Metropolitan G train) for an evening of cinema, drinks, Indonesian inspired snacks and discussion.