Red/White/Blue: New American Fringe Film and Video, this weekend in Ottawa!

Red/White/Blue: New American Fringe Film and Video, a six-part series that showcases diverse, emerging artistic talents from the United States. Taking place from July 13th to July 21st 2012, the series is comprised of four outdoor screenings held in SAW’s historic courtyard, as well as an artist talk and a masterclass . Admission to all events is free.

Red/White/Blue spotlights the work of three outstanding young American artists, Michael Robinson (West Danby, NY), Jesse McLean (Iowa City, IA) and Penny Lane (Lexington, KY), who will all be in attendance to present solo screenings of their short films and videos. A fourth screening on the closing night of the series presents more short works by a variety of other promising young American artists in the early stages of their careers. Michael Robinson and Jesse McLean will also give a combined artist talk discussing the intersection between ‘found footage’ and political and social commentary, and Penny Lane will lead a masterclass on feminist documentary practice drawn from her experiences making the documentary The Abortion Diaries.

Although the content and style of the films and videos in the series vary, including drama, animation, documentary and experimental, all of the works selected for Red/White/Blue are ‘fringe’ productions that speak from the margins of society and culture and promote a spirit of independence. Together, they represent an unconventional, fiercely independent and vital artistic and cultural practice, and the young artists featured in this series merit recognition as the trendsetters and innovators of the media of tomorrow.

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