Malden Access Television (MATV) will be presenting its annual “Video Shorts,” a film screening event held during MATV Week, on Wednesday, May 16th at 7:00pm at the Malden Senior Community Center.
This year, the feature presenter is Catherine Russo, a Malden native and a longtime activist and media producer. Catherine will be presenting clips from her almost-finished feature film “A Moment in Her Story: A History of the Boston Women’s Movement” which premiered at the Brattle Theater in Cambridge last month.
Russo has spent 20 years researching and compiling archival material and interviewing women activists about this segment of the larger women’s movement of the late 1960s and 70s, of which she herself was a part.
“Inches away from completing the film”, Russo is currently raising the funds needed to bring it to completion with a music soundtrack. Come see clips of this fascinating documentary, hear about the process of creating it –some of the interviews were done at MATV many years ago—and give your feedback and comments.
Voluntary donations towards the final completion of the film will also be gratefully accepted. Don’t miss this opportunity to preserve and recall an important part of Boston’s history. MATV plans have a screening of the film when it is completed.
The presentation will be preceded by the viewing of several other short videos accompanied by a Q&A with the producer. "You Look Great” by Christopher Byler is a 6-minute experimental style video that takes an experiential look at Traumatic Brain Injury. It is told from the view of the filmmaker’s father, John Byler, who is a TBI victim.
Marilyn Spivak, founder of the Brain Injury Association of America, says “With great insight, courage and humor, John gives us a rare view of what it’s like to live with the injury. His story, images, and metaphors open up a world typically closed, invisible ignored, or misunderstood.”
Also screened will be a music video “Dog Days Are Over” by Boston College film major sophomore David Riemer, "Sometimes diversity isn't always immediately apparent, but once you look beneath the surface, you'll find that there's more color than you expected."
Don’t miss this chance to see some dynamic and thoughtful media productions. For more information, visit www.matv.org/special_events.