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Professor Jodie Mack premieres her new animated film "Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project"

Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project TRAILER

Film and Media Studies professor Jodie Mack premiered her longest and most ambitious project to date - DUSTY STACKS OF MOM: THE POSTER PROJECT (42:00, 16mm->HD, color, sound with live singing) at San Francisco Cinematheque's CROSSROADS FESTIVAL on April 5th, 2013 at 9:30pm.  The film was featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, The Grid, and Cinemascope Online, which reported that "With a self-deprecation and a charm that is matched only by the keen precision of her art, Mack could be just what the avant-garde needs".

Interweaving the forms of personal filmmaking, abstract animation, and the rock opera, this animated musical documentary examines the rise and fall of a nearly-defunct poster and postcard wholesale business; the changing role of physical objects and virtual data in commerce; and the division (or lack of) between abstraction in fine art and psychedelic kitsch. Using alternate lyrics as voice over narration, the piece adopts the form of a popular rock album reinterpreted as a cine-performance.

The film will also play in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Experiments in Cinema; Columbia, South Carolina at Indie Grits; Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Dark Side of the Digital; Toronto, Ontario at Images Festival; Portland, Oregon at Experimental Film Festival Portland; and Seattle, Washington at the Northwest Film Forum.

To date, Dusty Stacks of Mom has won both the Marian McMahon Award (Images Festival), and the Helen Hill Award & Animation Award (Indie Grits Festival).

Last Updated: 4/26/13