Happy Home Movie Day!
Saturday, October 21st is the “official” HMD date for 2023, but like last year we welcome events throughout October and beyond – any day can be Home Movie Day! As many events have shifted back to being in-person, we’ve implemented a new calendar and submission form, all of which can be found at our About Home Movie Day page, along with lots of info about the history of global Home Movie Day and how to host your own. See you over there, and at the movies!
Home Movie Day 2021, with Tara Merenda Nelson, honors the prolific experimental filmmaker Luther Price, who died at 58.
Bring a dish, lawn chair and mask to the home of Rich Fedorchak, 6362 Rt 113, Thetford Center, VT 05075. RSVP 802-785-4118 email@example.com
Roberta Smith of the New York Times profiled his works as “an intense artistic psyche descended from Pollock, Rauschenberg and Jack Smith—if not Hercules Segers.” Nothing more needs said except beware of “his haunting, often transgressive work” that deals with family, sexuality and death.
The potluck supper will also feature several home movies of Robert Haller shot by Jonas Mekas.
JOIN ZOOM MEETING 6PM to 8PM; FOLLOWED BY LIVE FILMS ON A MOVIE SCREEN
Meeting ID: 851 2599 8997
Some content MATURE in theme and content, viewer discretion advised.
FILMS: Warm Broth (1987-88) as Tom Rhoads 34:33’; Sodom (1989) 16:58’; Clown (1990-2002) 13’; Robert Haller’s Wedding (1980) 3:08’ and Tuesday, November 6, 2007 “final installment on Maxi, Anthology’s cat” (2007) Jonas Mekas 5:37’. Films by Luther Price unless noted.
BIO: LUTHER PRICE (1962-2020) was born in Revere, Massachusetts and remained a Boston artist for much of his life. He assumed different pseudonyms, such as Luther Price and Tom Rhoads, to suit the verve of his artwork and never revealed his real name. In reaction to his early notoriety, he lamented, “I became known as this gritty, badass, gay filmmaker and… I’m not.” He studied with Saul Levine, one of the most important American experimental filmmakers.
BIO: TARA MERENDA NELSON is the Curator of Moving Image Collections at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, where she teaches 16mm film production and oversees a collection of over 10,000 16mm films and magnetic media titles. Terra was a friend of Luther Price, who she met while a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.