BAMcineFEST continues through July 2nd with a series that premieres eighteen new films, including tonight’s screening of Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, a film that documents the artist’s preparation for his first solo exhibition at Perry Rubenstein Gallery, in 2006. Enright first gained attention in 2002 for VIDEOGAMES Adventure Services, a project in which he arranged “designer kidnappings” for willing abductees. In his latest project -– the artist also staged an on-stage version of Debbie Does Dallas in 2001, and co-produced a film about the bizarre woodland antics of athletes, Forest, in 2005 – Enright puts family, friends, and associates on the hot seat in the verité tradition, videotaping their reactions to uncomfortable situations of his own making.
The festival’s outdoor screenings begin tomorrow, June 25th -- weather willing! -- with a 9 pm screening of William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe, a documentary produced by the famed lawyer’s daughters, who recall the way in which their father’s illustrious career as a civil rights advocate -- he marched alongside MLK and defended the Chicago Eight, amongst other infamous legal cases -- impacted their own lives. (A Q&A session will follow with directors Sarah and Emily Kunstler.) On June 27th at 8:30 pm, What’s On Your Plate? screens at Fort Greene Park in partnership with the Afro-Punk Festival, which runs from July 3 – 12th. Following the recent trend of muckraking documentaries that investigate the food industry – this season’s festival hit Food, Inc. is an example – follows two eleven-year-old New York City girls play journalist as they explore the journey food takes en route to our table.
2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor