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September 2018

Film and Media Screening Series: ‘The Washing Society’ with Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs

September 25 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Film and Media Screening Room D207, Pomerantz Center
New York City , NY United States

Collaborating together for the first time, filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker observe the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat and the continual, intimate labor that happens there. With a title inspired by the 1881 organization of African-American laundresses, The Washing Society (44 minutes, 2008) investigates the intersection of history, underpaid work, immigration, and the sheer math of doing laundry. Sachs and Olesker present a stark yet poetic vision of those whose working lives often go unrecognized, turning a…

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October 2018

Film and Media Screening Series: ‘The History of Luminous Motion,’ with Bette Gordon

October 23 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Film and Media Screening Room D207, Pomerantz Center
New York City , NY United States

The Film and Media Screening series will present The History of Luminous Motion (1998) with director Bette Gordon; she will participate in a Q&A after the film. The History of Luminous Motion tells the story of 10-year-old Phillip and his Mom,fugitives from The American Dream, who live the outlaw life on the road. While other kids his age study the old-fashioned way, the precocious Phillip has no need for school: the neon light of motel signs is light enough by which…

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November 2018

Film and Media Screening Series: ‘We the Animals,’ with Jeremiah Zagar

November 13 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Film and Media Screening Room D207, Pomerantz Center
New York City , NY United States

The Film and Media Screening series will present We the Animals (2018) with director Jeremiah Zagar; he will participate in a Q&A after the film. In We the Animals, three boys tear through their childhood in the midst of their young parents’ volatile love that makes and unmakes the family many times over. While Manny and Joel grow into versions of their loving and unpredictable father, Ma seeks to shelter her youngest, Jonah, in the cocoon of home. More sensitive and conscious…

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