at Dorsh Gallery. August 8th, 2008. 8:00 p.m.Julie Lara Kahn, Brook Dorsch and Barron Sherer announce the third biennial Dixie Dingo Super-8 Invitational Film Festival at the Dorsch Gallery, located at 151 NW 24th Street in Wynwood on August 8th, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. The DDS8IFF is a free one-night festival of Super-8 films by Miami strangers. The festival celebrates the 5th birthday of a stray Dixie Dingo puppy named Logan who appeared on the steps of the Dorsch Gallery on August 8th, 2003 and who was adopted by the gallery.
The festival pays homage to the creative possibilities of such serendipitous meetings with strangers. The evening will benefit Faktura Pet Projekts – a non-profit organization run by artist Jacquelyn Johnston dedicated to using the arts to enhance community by raising awareness, funds and support for the rescue of stray pets. This year’s 8 filmmakers are: Freddie Free, a 52 year-old with 22 kids and no tv; Atena Komar, a member of the Miami League of Paranormal Investigators; Nicole Marshall, a former art student and soon-to-be expat; Pauline Memratta, an unknown whose exposed film cartridge was found at a fire sale; Ryah Mesch, a 10th grader studying ballet and gymnastics; Brian Peterson, general manager of a car rental agency in downtown Miami; Eduardo Rubio-Garcia, a waste management administrator; and Us Not Them, a local collaborative. The festival also features a bonus film by Jacquelyn Johnston, founder and director of Faktura Pet Projekts as well as special opening and closing sequences by Miami artist Clifton Childree.
This year, the cameras and film were distributed randomly to strangers throughout Miami by Brook, Julie, and Barron with the help of Clifton, Jacquelyn, the TM Sisters and William Keddell, Each stranger was provided with a super-8 camera, a 3-minute film cartridge and a few weeks to shoot. The exposed film was then collected, processed and compiled onto a single reel without any editing beyond what was done in camera. The reel will be screened via old-fashioned projector with the help of Barron Sherer of Cinema Vortex at the Dorsch Gallery on August 8th at 8:00 p.m.
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