Thursday, July 7, 2011

We will be celebrating Mario Montez's birthday with the legend and Superstar in Berlin July 30

One Flaming Day in a Rented World!

Mario is back! Nearly two years after the LIVE FILM! JACK SMITH! Five Flaming Days in a Rented World! festival at Arsenal and HAU/Hebbel am Ufer, we are very happy that Mario Montez, legendary star of the films of Jack Smith and Andy Warhol, will be celebrating his birthday with us here in Berlin. We will be beginning this wonderful day with an autograph session with Mario Montez on the Filmhaus roof terrace. Afterwards, Ela Troyano and Uzi Parnes from New York will present an updated version of their live film performance 
I SHOT JACK TWO. Inspired by Jack Smith’s own performances, they will be re-editing elements of their own films in front of a live audience. The short film CHUMLUM (Ron Rice 1964) then follows, which was created during and after the shoot for Normal Love while Jack Smith, Mario Montez and the rest of those involved were all lying around exhausted in Rice’s loft. Dissolves are used to turn the whole set-up into a playful mix of color and rhythm. We will also be showing video clips with Mario Montez and holding an open discussion with the superstar hosted by Marc Siegel. (July 30)

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