Upcoming at UnionDocs, Brooklyn, April and May

The latest happenings at UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Check it out!


Future Events at UnionDocs:

Branded Documentary – Work and Play

Saturday, May 5th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.

We look where documentary, marketing, music, and interactive design can meet to produce the “bread and butter” to fuel your creative practice. There is a long history of documentarians creating for clients – we will examine this relationship and try to find that happy place between work and artistic practice. This panel will bring together Ari Kuschnir and Scott Thrift (m ss ng p eces), David Usui and Ben Wu (Lost & Found Films). Moderated by Tom Roston (PBS POV).

Scene: Brooklyn – A Master Class with Filmmaker Jem Cohen

Sunday, May 6th at 2pm. $20.

Filmmaker Jem Cohen will screen and discuss rarely seen films including Real Birds, the Patti Smith portrait, Long for the City, some of the Gravity Hill Newsreels (about Occupy Wall Street) and excerpts from recent projects including the multi-screen live show,We Have an Anchor, and his upcoming feature.

Kinetic Cinema: Screening and Discussion with Amy Ruhl

Monday, May 7th at 7:30. $9 suggested donation.

Filmmaker Amy Ruhl curates a provocative program of Kinetic Cinema that examines how the female body, under the unique technology of cinema, has been the primary source of spectacle since the beginnings of film. Amy Ruhl, Kerrie Welsh and Amy Greenfield in attendance for screening and discussion. Presented with Pentacle’s Movement Media

Coming up next weekend:

Roll Out, Cowboy: Screening and Live Performance

Saturday, April 28th at 7:30pm

Chris “Sandman” Sand is a rappin’ cowboy from Dunn Center, North Dakota (population: 120 and shrinking). Roll Out, Cowboy follows Sandman as he travels the open road from North Dakota, to Washington and back again. Join us for a DVD launch party – and meet the Rappin' Cowboy Chris "Sandman" Sand in person.

Coming up this weekend:

A Master Class with Michael Glawogger

Friday, April 20th at 19:00pm, $15.

Director, Writer and Cinematographer Michael Glawogger will present and discuss his awards-winning works with film historian Scott Macdonald. Glawogger will talk about his documentry trilogy on the world of work which includes Workingman Death (2004),  Megacities (2009) and  Whores’ Glory (2011), which was honored with a special Orizzonti Jury Prize at the Venice International Film Festival in September.

Reportage in Balloons: The Emerging Field of Comic Journalism

Saturday, April 21th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.

Acclaimed comic journalists Josh Neufeld, Seth Tobocman, Matt Bors and NPR host/media analyst Brooke Gladstone will present selections of their work and participate in a group discussion lead by comic critic, curator and teacher Bill Kartalopoulos. They will discuss the genesis of this emerging form, their unique approaches to journalism, and finally how this world is being defined and what the future holds.

Finding the Hidden Story: An Audio Evening with Big Shed

Sunday, April 22th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.

Big Shed’s audio and multimedia documentaries made them think about the ways we gather and share stories. They will present two of their ongoing projects – Verite x 2 and the Place + Memory Project – as a way to examine ideas like treating your microphone as a camera, the value of real social networks beyond the virtual kind, and what happens when your audience becomes your collaborator. The evening will be part discussion, part dinner theatre and part dance party.

If you could help us spread the word about these events in any of your publications, we would really appreciate it. For more information about these events, please check out the links bellow. If you do end up publishing something about the events, please let us know!


Neta Alexander
Associate Programmer
322 Union Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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