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Opening Night at Treize

Visitors packed the opening night (vernissage) of Videofreex: Processing Activist Images on Tuesday, January 10 at Treize in Paris. The exhibition runs through February 24, 2017. Watch Freex in Paris 10 janvier 2017 4-min slideshow w video by Skip Blumberg (https://vimeo.com/198990529).

Videofreex documentary wins Pioneer Award

  On Sunday, October 30, “Here Come the Videofreex” received a special honor. The recognition came with the film’s screening during the Berkeley Video and Film Festival at the East Bay Media Center Performance Space. Before the documentary, Mel Vapour, co-owner of the Media Center, presented the Pioneer Award to Videofreex member Mary Curtis Ratcliff. Mary […]

Dispatch from NYC

An April 30 screening of “Here Come the Videofreex” brought together a number of video pioneers at the historic AJ Muste building in NoHo. They gathered for what Skip called a “historic final public event” before the AJ Muste Memorial Institute moved. Here, Paper Tiger TV founder DeeDee Halleck stands in the foreground. Photo by Skip Blumberg

The FCC knew all along: Nancy’s dispatch from Iowa City

In April, Nancy sent a dispatch from an Iowa City screening of “Here Come the Videofreex.” She appeared via video for a Q and A following the film. Here is the slightly edited version: I was on a panel tonight after the screening with, among others, the great Nicholas Johnson, the brilliant liberal member of […]

2015 in review

The Videofreex had a big year in 2015. It included both a new movie and a museum exhibit about the group. Thanks to WordPress, here’s a roundup of what happened on the Videofreex.com website in 2015.  Check it out. And happy 2016! Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog […]

Film Columbia 2015 slideshow

Here Come the Videofreex screened at Film Columbia 2015 in Columbia County, New York. Skip Blumberg created a one-minute slide show for a taste of the experience. Watch Vfx@FilmColumbia That is one of many screenings of the documentary, as well as work by Videofreex contemporary Jane Aaron, popping up around the country this fall. For […]

Screenings and a panel in New York

NY Premiere of great @videofreexfilm @BAMCinemaFest today with Mary Curtis Ratcliff & fellow Freex. #Paleo-YouTube pic.twitter.com/xflwBnCAkD — Peter Samis (@psamis) June 22, 2015 It’s been an active month for the Videofreex. Building on a successful debut in North Carolina, “Here Come the Videofreex” made the rounds in New York last week. In between showings in Brooklyn […]