Thursday, September 27, 2007

Andrew Reach at Studio STK

Tomorrow Evening::: Studio STK presents "Whimsies, Conflicts and Desires" :: the work of Andrew Reach :: large digital paintings

artist reception: Friday, September 28 :: 6-9PM
Studio STK :: 12 North St :: Burlington VT

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Short and Sweet

This post will be brief as I'm super hungry and need to make dinner.
My point is this. Tomorrow night I'd like to see everyone that's even remotely interested in film at Secret Movie Night.

For (I believe) the third time we will be graced by film writer/author/curator extraordinaire Cecile Starr. In the past she has screened a history of women in film throughout the 20th century and an evening of films about and involving experimental animators.
This time the theme is simple. Her personal favorites. No more no less. And all fantastic. Personally, I can't wait to see what she has for us. Even I don't know yet. So we'll all find out at the same time.
you know the drill.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Art 21: Video Now

This Wednesday (9/26) at Burlington City Arts, a special screening of the PBS Art21 program, which will explore the works of three contemporary artists challenging our perceptions of video art, scale, content and time. The show will include one of my personal favorite new media artists, Krzyzstof Wodiczko.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Emerging Film & Video Artists

Last night was absolutely fantastic. good crowd and a crowd-pleasing program featuring works by many young and emerging film and video artists.
We had works by Evan Viera, Joanne Kalisz (sorry about the sound dropping out), Ruben Fleischer, Sage Tucker-Ketcham, Paul Helzer, Jeffrey Von Ragan and many more. Thanks to all that joined us. All i can hope for are more submissions like these. That's what makes Secret Movie Night what it is.

see you next Tuesday

Book Autopsies

Playing around at Design Evolution and discovered the beautifully intricate Book Autopsies of Brian Dettmer. He carves into books to reveal the images inside, creating fascinating collages from the printed page.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

SMN :: Our Weapon of Choice is Music

Remember when there was a cable television station (even two) that showed the latest music videos nearly all hours of the day. There were video countdowns weekly. You could call in and request your favorites (there was no email). There were shows like 120 Minutes and Headbangers Ball. There were random shows mixed in with the videos. Shows actually worth watching, like Remote Control (anyone remember Adam Sandler as Stud Boy?).

So this week in Secret Movie Night, we're paying our respects to this now esoteric artform. Sure, music videos abound on the internet if you know how to find them. Problem is you have to wade through countless episodes of lonelygirl15 and numa numa remakes to find them.
:::::::: Here's a fun site if you want to watch 80s sitcom intros and music videos. If you know of other places to see retro or modern music videos, post a comment so we can all check it out. :::::::::
We'll also be screening a few music-related short documentaries. One's a cult classic. But I won't give too many hints. Here's your only hint : Judas Priest.

See you tonight for Secret Music Videos and much more.

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Friday, September 7, 2007

Area Man "Enjoys the Shit Out of" All-Star Night

Area Man "Enjoys the Shit Out of" All-Star Night
September 7, 2007

Burlington, VT - On Tuesday evening area man Gordon Chesterwick attended his first ever Secret Movie Night and claims to have "enjoyed the shit out of it!"
"Seriously, Holy Fuck!," exclaimed the visibly surprised 36-year-old after attending the Super Premium All-Star special edition of the weekly event, "I've been meaning to get off the couch for months, but I knew that wasn't possible until I had seen all of the Lost DVDs at least once. Now I can get on with my life."
And did he ever. Gordon's first foray into the outside world, except for his bi-weekly trip to the corner store for chips and soda, was Studio STK in the old north end of Burlington. The gallery, previously known for wildly popular art openings and craft events, is now the home of the weekly Secret Movie Night.
Asked if he would consider regular trips to the gallery for screenings, Gordon simply replied "Fuck Yes! But only after I've finished the first season of House DVDs. Or if I need chips."

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Monday, September 3, 2007

Clowny Clown Clown

File this one under: Has to be seen to be believed.
Either Crispin Glover is a misunderstood genius or completely nuts. Or perhaps both.

Saturday, September 1, 2007


The other night, someone asked me if "Super Premium All-Star" is the name of a film? While it may be, in this context it is an evening of the finest visual entertainment you'll find in all of Burlington. on any night of the week. This just happens to transpire on a Tuesday. convenient, no?

So what is this Super Premium goings-on that i speak of? It's a special edition of Secret Movie Night decicated to the best most entertaining and most super crowd-pleasiest movies from our first six months or so. Which means that by attending just one episode of SMN, you can catch up on what you've been missing out on because you had previously set aside Tuesday evenings for washing your hair or alphabetizing your socks. All noble pursuits and commendable in their own right. But SMN is truly something special. In the next couple of days I'll drop a few hints and previews.

And if you have any particular favorites from previous screenings that you'd like to see again, drop me a line.

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