For our seventh (!!!) screening we are happy to present the films of Roslindale-based filmmaker Paul Turano and his former student at Emerson, Matt McWilliams. Join us for drinks and snacks around 7 pm; screening begins at 7:30. If you can, please support our venue with a $4 donation.


Paul Turano has independently produced numerous award-wining experimental films and videos over the last 15+ years. His work has been exhibited nationally and abroad at museums, micro-cinemas, alternative venues, colleges and universities and has been shown at festivals throughout North America including the Black Maria, Athens International, Hartford International, FLEX FEST Florida Experimental, and the New England Film and Video festivals. His recent digital video "I Covered My Eyes" screened this past summer at the Globians World and Culture Documentary Film Festival in Berlin, Germany and in Australia at the Sydney Underground Film Festival. Based in Boston, his films have been shown at the Harvard Film Archive, the Coolidge Corner Theater, the Embassy Theater, and the Museum of Fine Arts. He is the recipient of a Media Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and a Moving Image Fund Grant from the LEF Foundation and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Emerson College since the fall of 2007. www.paulturano.com

Matt McWilliams is a graduate of Emerson College who is currently making and screening films here in Jamaica Plain and around New England.


M A T T    M c W I L L I A M S

Sons and Cattle, 16mm, color, sound, 12 min, 2009
Sketches for Sons and Cattle, super8, color, silent, 5 min
Untitled (co-created with Eileen Richardson), 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 min
Counter, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 min
Harboring, 16mm, b&w, silent, 3 min
Making Space, 16mm, color, 3 min

P A U L    T U R A N O

Porch Film: 76 Day St. Apt. #2, 16mm, color, sound, 18 min, 2004
Edited in 2003 from footage shot in the summer and fall 2001, Porch Film: 76 Day St. Apt #2 is part of a series of autobiographical films that examine the role of mediated experience and the influence and integration of the public and private spheres in the construction of an individual’s identity and memory. This domestic portrait of a summer and early fall on a back porch is emotionally tempered by a medley of music creating a kind of narrative arc over the transitions of a romantic relationship and the passing seasons.

Windows onto Montebello Road, 16mm, color, sound, 21 min, 2009
Edited from footage shot in 1998, Windows onto Montebello Rd. uses a poetic approach towards personal domestic space, searching for calm and serene moments of contemplation. The sounds of the public sphere, represented by contemporaneous radio news broadcasts, provide an auditory counterpoint.

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