Award Winning Short Films by Rachael Romero, October 13

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/13/2019
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Location
Green Kill

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On Sunday, October 13 at 7 PM,  the Award Winning Short Films by Rachael Romero will be screened at Green Kill, ” including “In the Shadow of Eden (2005),”  “We can Make It (2007),” Zen Master: John Daido Loori Roshi (2009),” “Lost and Found” a spoken word with  images of healing with light and “Dreams of Whales.”

5 dollars at the door or you may reserve tickets using the green “Order Tickets” button. BYOB. Soft drinks and snacks are available at Ozubar.

About the Films

New York Times critics pick: In the Shadow of Eden

Spellbinding…haunting and remarkably courageous–TL of Full Frame Film Festival A well-shot, fine-looking, disturbing narrative film –the New Haven Advocate. Extraordinary in its synthesis of rage and compassion—Lucy Lippard

Romero comes to grips with childhood trauma in rural Australia. After she runs away from home she is incarcerated in a Magdalene Laundry. In her late teens she travels the world. After thirty years she learns that her father is dying and feels compelled to return. In his house she finds her diaries, old letters, family films and divorce court transcripts that shed light on an impenetrable silence.

Premiered at the Yale Center for British Art where it won a Short Film Prize in Film Fest New Haven Screened at The Cleveland International Film Festival The Santa Fe Film Festival Moondance, Boulder, CO where it won the Spirit Award for short doc. At The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina where,

with the help of The New York Times and a board that includes Martin Scorsese, Ken Burns, and Barbara Kopple it was among six shorts chosen as the best of the fest from over100 docs: Full Fram Documentary Shorts,

Zen Master: John Daido Loori Roshi 2009 18 minutes

An intimate portrait of one of the early and foremost teachers of Zen Buddhism in the United States. John Daido Loori was the founder and abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery in Mt Tremper, NY and the founder of the Mountains and Rivers Order. He was a great lover of the natural environment.

We Can Make It minutes, 2006

Meet an assortment of once-homeless artists as they sing and dance their way through preparations for their fourth art exhibit at the Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, New York.

Lost and Found: spoken word and visual imagery. 5 minutesAlone on a mountain after brain surgery, the artist heals with sunlight,self portraits using mirrors and by painting images from an astonishing dream of seven whales leaping over her head.

About Rachael Romero

Rachael Romero’s art encompasses her background as an award winning print and film maker, a painter, writer and multi media artist. She makes to understand. Her body of work demonstrates a commitment to seeing deeply, confronting stigma, healing and transforming self, community and society. Her work is in many Public Collections including:The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, The Whitney, SFMOMA, The Oakland Museum, MOMA, NYC and Libraries in major Universities around the country.

Brain surgery left her too discombobulated to travel to NYC where she taught art workshops for people on the edge of homelessness and children in the NYCHA Community Centers for a quarter of a century. She now lives on the verge of the Catskill Mountains where she investigates the experience of regenerating her body/brain and further develops her intimacy with nature and her amazing dream life, both finding their way into her paintings and poetry.

https://www.rachaelromero.com

About Green Kill

Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.

Find out how you can support green kill here: https://greenkill.org/2019/07/12/please-support-green-kill/

Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401, 229greenkill@greenkill.org, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3  pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit http://greenkill.org/2017/04/24/green-kill-activities/. Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting 229greenkill@greenkill.org or phoning 347-689-2323.

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