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Karen Moss in the Studio

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

Karen Moss in the Studio
2019 | Directed by Sara Pagiaro

Boston-based artist Karen Moss explores social, historical and environmental issues through a variety of media including drawings, paintings and collage.

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Salvation

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

Salvation
2020 | Directed by Gabrielle Rosson

Salvation is a 1950s period piece about friendship, betrayal, and revenge. When two long-lost friends reunite under strange circumstances, they’re forced to face the consequences of their past, even if it means losing each other forever.

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Yellow Dress

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

Directed by Kristen Johnson

Riss Goodwin is mother, wife, and a reinvented actress who resumes her dreams to get to Hollywood and become a famous actress. She is therefore excited to audition for Medea the Musical in Chinatown, an avant garde iteration with music. However with in-laws coming in five hours with a two hour audition process, counting traffic, she is severely pressed for time.

As she jumps into her work she hears “the wheels on the bus go round and round” and her world alters and she grows younger and younger. In this undesired memory, Riss becomes the child version of herself, Rachel. Rachel and her brother Sang Duk are paid off to be owned by an orphanage. The children scream for their father and the musicality of the screams push Rachel back to reality and Riss’s is surreal. Her eyes land on on the “wheels on the bus.” Riss fiercely turns the program off. She knows she must stay on task.

She looks around the house and grows sick by the mess a toddler can create. But with love for both her husband and son, she does her best to tidy up. Once she enters into Hosu’s (meaning lake in Korean) playroom, she grows envious by the abundance of his toys, books, and play items. She locates a book given to her at her baby shower, titled: BiBimBop – a Korean rice dish and takes a moment to read. She wants to wean away her ghosts.

However as she moves through the pages, she is jerked inside another memory. This time a ghastly series of events leave her naked with black and blue eyes. She is crying and in severe pain. Riss remembers this moment vividly. A friendly outcast brings Rachel clothes and carries her out.

We see Rachel shortly afterwards, staring in a mirror looking at herself in a ripped, tattered and stained yellow dress. She utters yellow dress, growing happier with each utterance. She smiles. Rachel sees herself for the very first time.

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Trio

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

2019 | Directed by Kevin Giles

Two siblings struggle to coexist with their vice-riddled single mother.

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City of Sin

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

City of Sin
2018 | Directed by Juliana Gallant

A film that shines light on a city left in the dark.

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Wrong Lanes

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

Wrong Lanes
2020 | Directed by Robert F Nixon

It’s time to introduce your boyfriend to her Father, will he “Strike” out?

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Singing in the Dark Times

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

Singing in the Dark Times
2020 | Directed by Alan Magee

The song Singing in the Dark Times was written in December 2016, a month after the presidential election. America had just taken a momentous turn—one that would affect not only social policy but also the temper of the nation. What concerned me then, and does now, is how we, individually and collectively, should respond to powerful, destructive forces. How do we hold on to our personal guidelines for decency when facing a daunting malevolence? I felt compelled to write a song about that, and in my search for a central metaphor I remembered the short poem, Motto, by Bertolt Brecht:

“In the dark times, will there also be singing?
Yes, there will be singing about the dark times.”

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Passive Aggressive Dads

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

Passive Aggressive Dads
2019 | Directed by Jim Picariello

Two middle-aged dads just want to spend a quiet day with their daughters at the park. But when an obnoxious group of teens drive by, too fast and too loud, it spurs these aging, disgruntled dads into a self-righteous act of passive-aggression.

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Video Sketchbook: March-June 2020

8 Sep , 2020 | Posted by:

Video Sketchbook: March-June 2020
2020 | Directed by Melissa McClung

During this surreal moment in history, every day comes with a new emotion and a new narrative. If my job as an artist is to reflect the world in real time, it seems only fitting to “sketch” days as they come and go. My VIDEO SKETCHBOOK is a diary of four months in quarantine, filtered through my imagination via original footage and animations, archival footage, and stock images. In each entry, I hold moments in my hand and examine them before they shape-shift and flutter away.