Katrina del Mar Movie Mayhem Film Screening
An Indoor / Outdoor Movie Screening and
Q&A with director present
at 7:00 PM
at 7:00 PM
Katrina del Mar Will Present “Movie Mayhem" a screening of her underground, experimental short films at Gene Frankel Theatre on Thursday September 2nd 2021 as Part of Award Program.
New York, NY – Filmmaker Katrina del Mar is one of 500 New York City-based artists to receive $5,000 through the City Artist Corps Grants program, presented by The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre.
Katrina del Mar was recognized for her work as a filmmaker and will present “Movie Mayhem,” a dual screen indoor / outdoor film screening at the Gene Frankel Theatre 24 Bond Street, in downtown Manhattan, New York City. September 2nd 2021 from 7-9pm. The program will be free and open to the public with advance reservations. A Q&A with the director will follow the screening.
In addition to showing her iconic, rarely-screened GANG GIRL TRILOGY, The program will feature dyke rock music videos, rock and roll lesbian vampires, episodes of her plotless experimental hangout webseries delMarvelous, an excerpt from her upcoming feature doc about her artist/mail carrier father, scuzzy No-Wave video experiments, super 8mm portraits, screentests (for a feminist revolution movie), and other surprises.
Throughout her decades-long career as a photographer and filmmaker, Katrina del Mar has been described as “intimidatingly badass” (The Huffington Post), “a speedy person” (Eileen Myles), and a producer of “filth of the highest quality.”
Her obsession with Americana iconography — pinups, burlesque, superheroes and leather-jacketed toughs — strikes an immediate dichotomy with her feeling most at home among queer outcasts caked in the urban grime of New York. Typically armed with an 8mm camera, her extreme close-ups and jarringly visceral cutting cast a beautiful, flickering spell. She and her friends — skaters, musicians, and punks — become larger than life figures with an unforgettable allure. (Spectacle Theater)
"Del Mar’s work is less about documentary intentions than fantasy, and therein lies its disruptive force. Erotic fantasy art has always been primarily about the desires of the viewer, while Del Mar’s are unmistakably shaped by those of her subjects." -Carlo McCormick, Photograph
Over the course of three award cycles, more than 3,000 artists will receive $5,000 grants to engage the public with artist activities across New York City’s five boroughs this summer and fall. Artists can use the grant to create new work or phase of a work, or restage preexisting creative activities across any discipline.
Members of the public can participate in City Artist Corps Grants programming by following the hashtag #CityArtistCorps on social media.
City Artist Corps Grants was launched in June 2021 by NYFA and DCLA with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) as well as Queens Theatre. The program is funded by the $25 million New York City Artist Corps recovery initiative announced by Mayor de Blasio and DCLA earlier this year. The grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. It is strongly recommended that a portion of the grant be used to support artist fees, both for the applying artist and any other artist that are engaged to support the project.
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