ELECTRIC SIGNS is a feature documentary that started several years ago in Hong Kong on a Fulbright Fellowship (Filmmaking), and has since expanded to include many more cities, such as Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Prague. In all of these cities new screen based sign systems are putting TV-style advertising into the public domain. These electronic signs are re-shaping urban environments and re-defining areas of public space by intensifying the commercialization of the public sphere. In addition to the explosion of screens in public spaces, screens are ubiquitous in workspaces and in our daily life activities. These seamless, illuminated electronic surfaces are becoming the devices through which we frame our experiences. ELECTRIC SIGNS explores this new screen culture as it unfolds in the global city.
Month: May 2012
The Film & Media Guild presents Super 68th St. Film Festival
Thursday 24th – Lang Hall (Hunter North 4th Floor)
First Round Screening: 2-5PM
Main Ceremony: 6-9PM
My Brooklyn, Prof. Kelly Anderson’s documentary about the development of Downtown Brooklyn and the ways policy is reshaping the city along lines of race and class, is premiering Saturday, June 2 at 7:30 at the Brooklyn Film Festival (Brooklyn Heights Cinema). There will be a second screening Sunday, June 10 at 8pm.
Film features Hunter Professor Tom Angotti, former Jack Newfield Professor Alyssa Katz, was Associate Produced by IMA Grad Fivel Rothberg, graphics and animation by IMA grad Laurie Sumiye, filming by IMA grad Chris Dapkins, Marty Lucas and Tami Gold.