Monday, June 07, 2004

Frozen Frame Film Series (Lexington)

Frozen Frame Film Series @ The ICEHOUSE

This summer marks the beginning of a new film series in Lexington. The Frozen Frame Film Series strives to bring a wide variety of interesting, controversial, esoteric, and groundbreaking films, shorts and documentaries that may not be readily available at your nearest video store or theater. The showings are free to the public, but donations of $3 will be accepted to help fund future events and showings at The ICEHOUSE. As Ross has mentioned before, the ICEHOUSE is a warehouse art-space that serves as a residence-workshop-studio for a few local artists. Very cool space (no pun intended). Keep in mind, those of you who may not have visited the Icehouse before, it is a very open, studio-like environment with actual provided seating at a minimum... those who attend the showings are encouraged to bring a pillow, blanket, or something to get comfortable with as we all gather 'round on the floor to watch the films (no chairs, please).

To get there, get on HIGH ST. head past RUPP ARENA. A few blocks past Rupp you'll come around a corner and have the option of either flowing onto VERSAILLES ROAD or wrapping back in the opposite direction on MAXWELL. Turn left to head back on MAXWELL and then take an IMMEDIATE RIGHT onto CROSS ST. The ICEHOUSE will be just down the block on your left. you'll see a few steps leading up to a green door. That's the entrance.

Showings will be held every other Sunday throughout the Summer, with showtimes starting at 9:00pm. The schedule of showings so far is as follows (more showings to be announced soon):

Sunday, May 30th - "Style Wars"
Sunday, June 13th - "A Zed & Two Noughts"
Sunday, June 27th - "Tin Drum"
Sunday, July 11th - "Rabbit Proof Fence"

Style Wars (1983) - When director Tony Silver and co-producer Henry Chalfant delivered the broadcast version of their prize-winning film to PBS in 1983, the world received its first full immersion in a... phenomenon that had taken over New York City. The urban landscape was physically transformed by graffiti artists who invented a new visual language to express both their individuality, and the voice of their community. This film is regarded by many as the definitive document of the emerging hip hop culture, and the continuing struggle to keep its authentic spirit alive.

A Zed & Two Noughts (1985) - Peter Greenway's precursor to his controversial "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover", tells the darkly comic story of twin zoologists who become obsessed with death, decay, and the search for life's meaning. Powerful, evocative, and rich in visuals.

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