Sunday, December 8, 2013

Episode #29 - Nellie Killian (Five Year Diary)

"The best type of programming is where there's no distinction between documentary, Classic Hollywood, experimental...They're all in conversation."

If repertory film culture is a slowly dying sect of cinephilia, then at least its final years will be lead by some of the most creative people possible, including BAMcinemtek's Nellie Killian. Nellie sits down with Peter to talk about growing up next to the Castro, finding an addiction to New York's repertory scene, and then becoming a programmer herself. The two then focus on Migrating Forms, an upcoming experimental film festival hosted at BAM December 11th-15th, which will feature audacious new works from the Harvard Sensory Ethnography Lab, a electronic arts show featuring Merce Cunningham's coreography, and Johnnie To comedies. The two will finally focus on a special project Nellie brought to the festival, Anne Charlotte Robertson's Five Year Diary project, and focus on how the film's portrayal of mental illness is unlike anything you've ever seen.

0:00-1:27 Opening 
2:27-6:55 Establishing Shots - Mauvais Sang / Donations
7:40-1:04:33 Deep Focus - Nellie Killian
1:06:01-1:22:28 Double Exposure - Five Year Diary (Anne Charlotte Robertson)
1:22:32-1:24:47 Close / Outtake
Read up on BAMCinemtek and Migrating Forms.
Follow Nellie on Twitter.

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Notes and Links from the Conversation
-Film Forum's run of Mauvais Sang
-Jonathan Rosenbaum's piece on the film.
-Jonathan Lethem on They Live
-The Castro
-Information of Michael Robinson
-Andrzej Zulawski: Untamable Heroines
-Leo Hurwitz's Strange Victory
-Watch Hellzapoppin' on YouTube.
-Migrating Forms
-Program 1, featuring Harvard SEL's Yumen
-Without You I'm Nothing, featuring Sandra Bernhard
-Program 3: Featuring digital experiments
-Johnnie To's Sparrow and Running on Karma
-Anne Charlotte Robertson's Five Year Diary Project will be presented in Program 2
-Apologies will also be playing with See You Next Tuesday and Travel Plans
-More information on Robertson and the acquisition by Harvard Film Archive

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