On my recent trip to California I met up with friends Beaux Mingus and Gina Napolitan who are in the midst of working on a grand endeavor - a film about a quickly disappearing culture of Basque immigrants in southern California. Gina and Beaux plan on taking their project on the road, exploring the greater migration across the United States and the trail of cultural artifacts it left behind.
If you have any extra cash, you should consider throwing it their way. Click HERE to go to their USA Projects page, watch the video, and give them whatever you can afford.
4 years ago I made a 16mm film at CaArts using a transparent flexidisc as a negative, contact-printing the grooves onto strips of kodak title stock. Just got an email from the Haverhill Experimental Film Festival informing me that this little movie “PISCES” was selected. If any of you Northeasters would like to come, it’s happening the 7th and 8th of June in Haverhill, Mass. I’ll be there in person to play the record along with the film.
“For there is always a sanctuary more, a door that can never be forced, a last inviolable stronghold that can never be taken, whatever the attack; your vote can be taken, your name, your innards, or even your life, but that last stonghold can only be surrendered. And to surrender it for any reason other than love is to surrender love.”