Sonntag, 22. März 2009 / Türen 19.00 Uhr / Beginn: 20.00 Uhr.
HAIR-E and Directors Lounge presents:
A Film by Chiara Giovando and Jenny Gräf Sheppard. Premiered in
Baltimore July 2008.
Experimental Western shot in the Badlands and in Baltimore, MD.
Original score by Chiara Giovando and Jenny Graf Sheppard (Harrius/Metalux).
*GDK Galerie der Künste*
Potsdamer Straße 98
Bus: M29 /M48 /M85 bis Potsdamer Brücke
"Proud Flesh" was filmed in the Badlands National Park in South Dakota,
"1880¹s Town" a replica of a historic town using original buildings from
the era, and Baltimore, MD. According to Jenny Graf Sheppard, the film
is a Western but changes into a totally different direction. The film
contains violence, guns, blood and loneliness like in a "real Western",
however it also has a mythical, ritual-like quality both in its acting
and in its story-line. Since early beginnings, avant-garde filmmakers
have been interested in rituals (like Maya Deren) and using film to
"transfigure" them in time. However, it is unusual to see this stance
applied to the Western genre and the settings of historical costumes and
places of that time. ³I¹ve always been interested in picturing women in
that condition (of the John Ford Western, KWE), and an older woman that
position ... picturing older women in the traditional young, male role."
With their debut film, the two filmmakers and musicians, Jenny Graf
Sheppard and Chiara Giovando have composed a congenial mixture of film,
music and reflections of the American story.
(Klaus W. Eisenlohr / Directors Lounge)
Jenny, who will have a solo live performance along *Zaimph, Heatsick &
Marcel Türkowsky* on *Saturday 21* @ Kunstraumrichardsorge.org
night, will be present in person and available for Q&A. This evening
will be the German premiere of "Proud Flesh".
Proud Flesh trailer :
Links about Proud Flesh: