JIM HUBBARD In Person Sunday, April 11, 7-9 PM

Posted April 8th, 2010 at 8:52 am.

jim-hubbard-posterBryn Mawr College’s Film Studies Program Presents
ELEGY IN THE STREETS: THE FILMS OF JIM HUBBARD
JIM HUBBARD In Person
Sunday, April 11, 7-9 PM
Bryn Mawr College, Thomas Bldg. Room 110

Jim Hubbard has been making films since 1974. Currently, he is working on United in Anger: A History of ACT UP, a feature length documentary on ACT UP, the AIDS activist group.  Sarah Schulman and he are continuing work on the ACT UP Oral History Project, as well. All 102 interviews of the ACT UP Oral History Project are on view in a 14-monitor installation at the Carpenter Center for the Arts, Harvard University as part of the exhibition ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993, October 15 – December 23, 2009. Recently, he, along with James Wentzy, finished a 9-part cable access television series based on the Project. Among his 19 other films are Elegy in the Streets (1989), Two Marches (1991), The Dance (1992) and Memento Mori (1995).  His films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Berlin Film Festival, the London Film Festival, the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tokyo, London, Torino and many other Lesbian and Gay Film Festivals. His film Memento Mori won the Ursula for Best Short Film at the Hamburg Lesbian & Gay Film Festival in 1995. He co-founded MIX -the New York Lesbian and Gay Experimental Film/Video Festival. Under the auspices of the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS, he created the AIDS Activist Video Collection at the New York Public Library.  He curated the series Fever in the Archive:  AIDS Activist Videotapes from the Royal S. Marks Collection for the Guggenheim Museum in New York. The 8-program series took place December 1-9, 2000. He also co-curated the series, Another Wave: Recent Global Queer Cinema at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, July and September 2006.

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