CINEMA OF TRANSGRESSION FILMMAKER, RICHARD KERN, KICKS OFF THE FESTIVAL WITH FILMS RECENTLY RESTORED BY THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION FOR VISUAL ART and ANTHOLOGY FILM ARCHIVES!
“Manhattan Love Suicides (part 1 and 3)”(1985) Black and white Super-8 transferred to HD video, 18 minutes. - “Stray Dogs” (part 1): An obsessed, self destructive art lover finally meets his idol. Featuring David Wojnarowicz, Bill Rice. Music by J.G. Thirlwell
“Thrust In Me” (part 3): This provocative film probably shows the synthesis of the cinema of transgression by illustrating the worst taboos. Featuring Nick Zedd and others. Music by The Dream Syndicate.
“You Killed Me First”(1985) Color, Super-8 transferred to HD video, 12 minutes. -During Thanksgiving dinner, a young woman recalls family milestones that helped shape her outlook on life. Featuring Karen Finley, David Wojnarowicz and Lung Leg.
“Fingered”(1986) Black and white, Super-8 transfer to HD video, 22minutes. -The misadventures of a sex phone operator after she meets a sexually depraved psychopath. Featuring Lydia Lunch, Lung Leg and Marty Nations.
“The King of Sex”(1987) Color, Super-8 transferred to HD video, 5 minutes. -A man demonstrates his virility. Featuring Nick Zedd. Music by Killdozer.
“Face to Panty Ratio” (2011) HD video. 2 minutes. -Pretty faces, Long Hair and Upskirts shots. Music by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth.
“Cutter” (2003) Color Video, 12 minutes -A woman explains why she cuts herself and then demonstrates how to do it. Featuring Lisa.
** Not for children, 18+ suggested.
EXAMPLES OF MUSIC VIDEOS BY RICHARD KERN:
SONIC YOUTH "DEATH VALLEY '69"
post-BLACK FLAG band OFF! "Wiped Out"
18+, 10PM, FREE.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE at the MIDTOWN CINEMA, no outside food or drink allowed!