Thanks to all attendees that came to OUTPUT ’14, and a special thanks to all the filmmakers and producers who shared insights about their works!
On April 21 and 22 at 7 PM, RCTV please join us for our annual OUTPUT Film and Video Festival! This year, it will be held it at the Cinema Theater located at 957 Clinton Avenue South. This FREE community event celebrates local Filmmakers, Producers and Videographers and offers them an opportunity to screen and discuss their works.
Monday, April 21 at 7 PM
- St. Clair Bourne (Posthumous) – In Motion: Amiri Baraka – Highlights from the life and work of dramatist, novelist and poet Amiria Baraka. (Excerpt)
- Arthur Brooks – I Declare War – A short film about the alleged case of police brutality affecting one disabled man by the name of Benny Warr. (In entirety)
- Mike Davidson – Hook Up My Son – Winner of the RCTV’s Best Editing Award in the Rochester Movie Makers’ Mind2Movie Competition, this comedic short shows what happens when a young man’s date in a reality TV show is replaced by her grandmother. (In entirety)
- Carvin Eison – Pythodd Remix I – A musical tribute to Rochester’s legendary jazz club, with interviews by Tina Chapman DaCosta and Jose DaCosta. (Excerpt)
- Laurie Kash – Last Stop – This short documentary trailer explores local nursing home negligence from a personal perspective and focuses on a trend that is becoming a national epidemic. (In entirety)
- André Willliams – Down B-Low – A short film focused on Rochester from the producer of Down B-Low, an urban entertainment program. (In entirety)
- Rick Osborne – Pink Triangle – This short narrative focuses on a young lesbian and her emotional struggle as she wrestles with coming out to her family before entering the armed forces. (In entirety)
Tuesday, April 22 at 7 PM
- Jim Strauss – Black Coffee, The Poet’s Café – This celebration of music, dance and words captures a collaboration that took place at MUCCC between Reenah Golden, FuturPointe Dance and a group of musicians. (Excerpt)
- Athesia Benjamin and Rashida Washington – Art for the People – Following in the footsteps of Bob Ross, Athesia Benjamin brings art to the people by demonstrating how to create various genres of art work. (Excerpt)
- Eric Massa Maira – The Dead Deads – A loner burdened by the obligations of his sick mother and clingy sister develops a bizarre relationship with his camcorder. (Excerpt)
- Matt DeTurck – The Astounding Lagomorph – This Rochester Movie Makers’ Mind2Movie Competition submission is a comedic short that shows what can happen when a magician’s spell goes haywire. (In entirety)
- Linda Moroney – Turn the Page – As we follow volunteers into the Ontario Correctional facility, we discover how a literacy program is making an impact on those contained within, and their families outside the walls. (Excerpt)
- Saby Reyes Kulkarni – Lay My Burden Down – This documentary, underwritten by a grant from RCTV, explores the presence of LGBT in Rochester’s African American Christian community. (Excerpt)
- Amen Ptah – Black History Year: It Is More Than Just a Month – A brief overview of Rochesterians’ views on Black History Month.
- Kathleen Washington – The Pulse – RCTV’s new current events and affairs show explores complex issues, some of which are unique to Rochester and some that are universal across similar-size cities across the U.S. (Excerpt)
- Tina Chapman DaCosta – Pythodd Remix 2 – A musical tribute to Rochester’s legendary jazz club, with interviews by Tina Chapman DaCosta and Jose DaCosta. (Excerpt)
- Arzouma Kompaore – Hawa – An acclaimed narrative selection in the Pan-African Film Festival, Hawa explores the complex issues of infertility, culture shock and disappointment that threatens to break apart a couple from the Cameroons. (In entirety)
The programs for both evenings are expected to run approximately two to two-and-a-half hours in length. Please come and invite your friends!