Media Arts Program
 

Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 p.m.

$10 general, $8 students/seniors, $6 members

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Chavela - Plus Live Music BEFORE THE FILM by Sara Rodriguez


Tickets available online now.

This is the rescheduled date for the event originally planned for 1/31/19. All tickets purchased for that date will be honored at this new time.



Co-directors Daresha Kyi & Catherine Gund. Photo: Marghreta Cordero.
Frida Kahlo & Chavela Vargas, 1937. Photo by Tina Modotti.
Sara Rodriguez
Photo credit: Maj Lindström.
Photo credit: Ysunza.
Photo credit: Excelsior/Imagen Digital.
(2017, 93 min.)
Produced & directed by Catherine Gund & Daresha Kyi

Plus live music performed by
Sara Rodriguez
PRECEDING the film

Through its lyrical structure, Catherine Gund's & Daresha Kyi's biographical documentary film Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of Mexican musical artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela herself shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela's songs and the myths and tales others have told about her—as well as those she spread about herself—the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.

The screening at Hallwalls will feature an opening live musical set by Buffalo-based singer-songwriter Sara Rodriguez.

"[Chavela is] a wonderful tribute to a queer icon" (David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle).

"Dazzling. Poignant ... continue reading >>

 
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Saturday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members (One admission gets you into either or both screenings)

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Cultivate Cinema Circle

Patrick Wang

A Bread Factory


Tickets available online now.

This screening was rescheduled from January 19, 2019. All tickets from the original screening will be honored.

A Film in Two Parts by Patrick Wang

PART ONE: 3:00 p.m.

Dinner break.

PART TWO: 7:00 p.m.

Please join Cultivate Cinema Circle and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center as we screen both parts of Patrick Wang's latest film A Bread Factory (2018), which The New Yorker and rogerebert.com listed as one of the best movies of 2018. We'll be screening Part One at 3:00pm and Part Two at 7:00pm so attendees can grab dinner off-site during the hour-long intermission.

Special thanks to our sponsors BreadHive Bakery & Cafe, Community Beer Works, and Hydraulic Hearth!

Synopsis:

PART ONE:

"Forty years ago, Dorothea and Greta moved to the town of Checkford and bought an abandoned bread factory. They transformed it into an arts space. Here they host movies, plays, dance, exhibits. All types of artists visit. It's where civic groups and immigrant communities can meet, where there are after school programs for children. Now a celebrity couple—performance artists from China—have come to Checkford. They've constructed a huge building, the FEEL Institute, down the street. It is a strange sight for a small town.

"Dorothea and Greta learn about a new proposal to give all the funding from the school system for their children's arts programs to the FEEL Institute. Without this funding, the Bread Factory would not survive. They quickly rally the community to save their space. The commercial forces behind the FEEL Institute fight also, bringing a young movie star to town to help make their case ... continue reading >>

 
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Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 p.m.

$8 general, $6 students/seniors, $5 members

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Cultivate Cinema Circle and Hallwalls present

Post-Colonialisms: Western

2017 / 121 minutes / German with English subtitles / Color
Directed by: Valeska Grisebach


Please join Cultivate Cinema Circle and Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center as we present a year-long series entitled Post-Colonialisms: World Cinema and Human Consequence.

Synopsis (courtesy of press kit):
An intense, slow-burning thriller, Western follows a group of German construction workers installing a hydroelectric plant in remote rural Bulgaria. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but tensions mount when Meinhard, the strong, silent newcomer to the group, starts mixing with the local villagers. The two sides speak different languages and share a troubled history. Can they learn to trust each other—or is the stage being set for a showdown?

With sweeping cinematography and tightly modulated pacing, Western tells a universal story of masculinity and xenophobia on the contemporary frontier of Eastern Europe. Drawing remarkably nuanced performances from a cast of non-professionals, Valeska Grisebach uses the trappings of the western genre to poke and prod at current anxieties about borders and our relationships with our neighbors.

More information: cultivatecinemacircle.com/western/