Flaherty on the Road

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Aside from being a creative genius, documentary film pioneer Robert Flaherty sure knew how to pick a bride. Not only did his beloved Frances contribute to his visionary film projects during Flaherty’s brilliant career; after becoming a widow in 1951, the Academy Award-nominated writer continued to keep her late husband’s artistic legacy alive and thriving via the creation, four years later, of the Flaherty Film Seminar. Lady Flaherty gathered a group of talented filmmakers, writers, curators and composers at the family Vermont farm to commune over their mutual passion for the medium—a tradition that’s since morphed into a weeklong summit welcoming 160 film and art professionals, academics and enthusiasts to screen, dissect and discuss innovative new works. And for the film and video artists whose projects are featured as part of Flaherty on the Road, a traveling tour of the films shown at the previous year’s confab, there’s an added benefit than exposure to discerning audiences: The Flaherty gives them 50 percent of the income derived from distributing their films.

A two-night stop in Philadelphia is next for Flaherty’s 2013 collection, curated by Pablo de Ocampo, executive director of Toronto’s Images Festival. Program One, dubbed “Political Memory,” features three short films: Farther Than the Eye Can See, directed by Basma Alsharif; Sirah Foighel Brutmann and Eitan Efrat ‘s Printed Matter; and Bete & Deise by Wendelien van Oldenborgh. Jean-Paul Kelly’s Movement in Squares and Figure-ground form the centerpiece of the second evening’s program, which features four shorts. // KENYA BEVERLY

March 28–29. Various times. $7-$9. International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org
 

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Friday, March 28, 2014
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3701 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 03/28/2014. .

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