Academy Award nominated documentary filmmaker Sam Green and visual artist and filmmaker Brent Green are collaborating together during a special evening of projected cinematic shorts at the Parrish Art Museum.
“Brent Green and Sam Green are two of the most adventurous and distinguished pioneers of the genre of “live cinema,” merging filmmaking, storytelling, and improvisational music,” said Andrea Grover, Century Arts Foundation Curator of Special Projects at the Parrish. “They are the rock stars of this cinematic movement.”
During Sam Green and Brent Green: Live Cinema, on Friday, April 10th at 6 p.m., each filmmaker will screen several of his own short films. Brent Green will present “Strange Fates,” “EE Chapter #2 and #4,” and “Carlin.” Sam Green will present “The Rainbow Man’s Ex,” “Planting Trees is a Utopian Act,” and “The Last Person in the San Francisco Phone Book.” The event will feature narration by each artist as well as music by Brendan Canty of Fugazi, James Canty of The Nation of Ulysses and Brent Green.
Both artists are known for their performances that combine cinema, live narration, and live musical accompaniment.
Self-taught visual artist and filmmaker Brent Green is based in the Appalachian hills of rural Pennsylvania. His films have screened in film and art venues including the MoMA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Boston MFA, The Rotterdam Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival as well as random rooftops, warehouses and galleries worldwide, typically with live musical accompaniment. Green’s sculptural work and large-scale installation are often showcased alongside his animated films. He is currently in a yearlong residency at the Park Avenue Armory in New York.
New York-based documentary filmmaker Sam Green received his Master’s Degree in Journalism from University of California Berkeley, where he studied documentary with acclaimed filmmaker Marlon Riggs. His most recent projects are “live documentaries” including “The Measure of All Things,” (2014), “The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller (with Yo La Tengo)” (2012), and “Utopia in Four Movements,” where he narrates the film in-person while musicians perform a live soundtrack. In 2004, Green’s feature-length film, “The Weather Underground,” was nominated for an Academy Award.
Admission is $10 and free for members, children, and students.
Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway in Water Mill. For more information, call 631-283-2118 or visit parrishart.org.