The Tashmoo Lecture Series welcomes Andrea Pallaoro who will screen and discuss his award-winning film “Hannah,” on Thursday, March 22 at 7pm in screening room 120, Liebling Center, Hampshire College. Andrea will be joined by Orlando Tirado, who co-wrote the screenplay for the film. Pallaoro and Tirado are both Hampshire alums. “Hannah,” is an intimate portrait of a woman drifting between reality and denial as she struggles to face the consequences of her husband’s imprisonment. The film premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival, where Charlotte Rampling, who plays the leading role in the film, was awarded the Volpi Cup for Best Actress. Pallaoro won Best Director at The Marrakech Film Festival for his first feature-length film “Medeas,” which he wrote in collaboration with Tirado. The screening will be followed by a reception. We hope you’ll join us!
Join us in the Bill Brand Screening room on March 28th at 7pm for a screening of “Summers with Helen” and a talk by the filmmaker, Elaine Mayes.
Elaine Mayes is a photographer and filmmaker who has been working with camera produced images for fifty-seven years. Her photographs have been exhibited many places including MOMA, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Contemporary Museum in Honolulu, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla and The Steven Kasher Gallery in New York. Currently she lives in Denver, NY and is preparing a retrospective for The SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, Georgia. Her books include, “When I Dance (1967), “It Happened in Monterey” (2003), and “Recently” (2015). She was on the founding faculty at Hampshire College and taught film and photography from 1971 to 1981. She also taught at Bard College and retired from teaching photography and video at the Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Photography and Imaging, New York University in 2001.
Her latest film “Summers With Helen” is a conceptual documentary about two older women on summer vacations in the Catskills. One of these women is Helen Levitt (1912- 2009), a well-known artist photographer and filmmaker who was the first woman to have a one-person show at MOMA. The other is Mayes herself. “Summers with Helen” was recorded primarily inside and outside the mountain cabin rented they for six weeks each summer. The film can be seen as a meditation. It is probably the only filmic record of Helen Levitt as a person, as she hated being photographed and avoided being seen by anyone using a camera. The video is edited from ten years recording, and moves technically through the various amateur video formats available between 1996 and 2006. “Summers with Helen” also includes themes of old age and the situation of being older.
Exhibition opening and Panel Discussion: “Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution”
On view in the Model Gallery is “Mexico at the Hour of Combat: Sabino Osuna’s Photographs of the Mexican Revolution.” These rarely exhibited photographs from the Mexican Revolution are stunning and worth seeing in person. On Tuesday October 17th please join us for the exhibition opening as well as a panel discussion around photography, archives and Mexican history, 4 pm – 6pm. The panel discussion will feature: Jennifer Bajorek, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature, Margaret Cerullo, Professor of Sociology, and Alexis Salas, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art History
Location: Model Gallery, Liebling Building
Time: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.