By Skip According to phone conversation Mary Curtis and I recently had (with letters to and from MCR on file that verify some of the process): In 1998 or so, Curtis got curious about an edit of her and Cy Griffin’s September 1971 wedding, with footage from 5 or so portapaks covering the ceremony and […]
By Skip There’s a funny scene in “Here Come the Videofreex” that documents the search for our upstate Media Center in Lanesville/Lanesville TV pirate TV station/home, Maple Tree Farm. Each of the Freex had personal and group reasons for wanting to move out of NYC that included: it was getting too busy in Prince St […]
By Bart Lovely in Rochester on April 22, 2017. Total of 35 rapt attendees. Including old friends Sandy R and R Simmons & Joan Lyons. Beautiful room, great big projection and gracious hosts. Treated me in style. I enjoyed film again and appreciate [Jon & Jenny’s] work and insights.
By Mary Curtis The April 19 screening at the Berkeley Art Museum’s Pacific Film Archive was terrific! Lots of peeps came that I know and other Berkeley early video freaks who appreciated the film. The audience asked really good questions and I had a great time answering them. It was my favorite Q & A. […]
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).
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 […]
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