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.
Last Updated: 4/26/13