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Joanie 4 Jackie: The Lady Glitterati of the New Movie Uprising

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 6pm

Joanie 4 Jackie

Joanie 4 Jackie knows that the best lady-made film and video art belongs not only in a gallery, but also in the bedrooms of girls all over America. — J4J

In 1995, multimedia artist Miranda July began inviting DIY women filmmakers to submit work in return for a “chainletter,” or a compilation tape with the filmmaker’s work plus that of nine others. Thirteen years and hundreds of movies later, the Joanie 4 Jackie lo-fi feminist experiment in alternative film distribution is still going strong, now under the care of video artist Jacqueline Goss and Bard College. Tonight’s program surveys J4J’s history, with works by July, Tammy Rae Carland, Naomi Uman, Dulcie Clarkson, Eileen Maxson, C. Ryder Cooley, Zoey Kroll, Sativa Peterson, Vanessa Renwick and Sarah Hanssen, along with a new documentary about the project by July and Shauna McGarry, who also curated this evening’s program. 1983–2003, various directors, USA, multiple formats, ca 90 min.