Club Midnight
Solo Show featuring Amy Greenfield

presented by New Fimmakers NY Spring Fest

Run Date: Saturday April 3rd 2010 at 8:00pm
Location: Anthology Film Archives
Directions: 32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street),
Admission: $6.00

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{CTS} creative thriftshop in conjunction with The Anthology Film Archive is pleased to announce avant-garde filmmaker Amy Greenfield will be screening Club Midnight//Against Censorship on Saturday April 3rd at 8 pm at the Anthology Film Archive in NYC. Club Midnight is an evening-long film cycle of six interlinking films set to music by Philip Glass, Marilys Ernst, St Karen and Einsturzende Neubauten. The films in Club Midnight/Against Censorship have been screened at the Berlin Film Festival (Official Selection), Houston Film Festival (Gold Prize), Williamsburg Surreal Film Festival (First Prize), Athens Film Festival (A Best American Short), the Dance On Camera/Lincoln Center Festival, The National Gallery Of Art, The Barcelona Arts Festival, The Edinburgh Film Festival and more.

The Club Midnight films transform the expressiveness of multi-talented women who have performed in the famous Blue Angel erotic cabaret, into emotion drenched, dynamic, visually dazzling digital cinema, which moves them from witnesses of victimization to freedom and power. The films include Downtown Goddess, shot during hours at the Blue Angel erotic cabaret; Light Of The Body, Wildfire and Tides, and the signature film, with Dennis Hopper on the soundtrack giving voice to poet laureate Charles Simic’s poetry, as we see neo-burlesque stars Andrea Beeman and Bonnie Dunn turning neo-noir vamping into existential angst.

Amy Greenfield and Svetlana Mintcheva of the National Coalition Against Censorship, will be present at the screening to discuss film, nudity, censorship and the internet with the audience. Amy would like to raise the larger issues of free speech, censorship and film on the internet through the screening. In February, Amy battled YouTube after they removed all of her films she’d posted because of the included nudity. Google’s guidelines places “art” in the category of “pornography”. Not finding a way to appeal to YouTube, Greenfield contacted the National Coalition Against Censorship. Supporting her work, and agreeing that the issue is very important for filmmakers, the NCAC, with the leading internet civil rights organization, Electronic Frontier Foundation, went up against the internet giant to help bring to light the issue of YouTube/Google’s censorship of nudity. With an outpouring of press and public support on the internet, You Tube, in an unprecedented decision, restored Greenfield’s films to their site, unrestricted, recognizing her use of nudity as art.

Essay by Liliy Olive

about the artist: Amy Greenfield has directed, produced, edited and often performed in more than thirty films, which has garnered her an impressive accumulation of awards from prestigious institutions, such as; Harvard University, Fulbright Foundation, The National Endowment For The Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation. Her films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, the New York International Film Festival at Lincoln Center as well The Berlin Film Festival and The London Film Festival.

about the gallery: Anthology Film Archives is an international center for the preservation, study, and exhibition of film and video with a particular focus on American independent and avant-garde cinema and its precursors found in classic European, Soviet and Japanese film.

about organization: 50 national not-for-profit organizations make up the National Coalition Against Censorship. These diverse organizations, representing the artistic, educational, religious, and labor communities, join together in the interest of protecting First Amendment rights.