This Week on the Artsy Fartsy Show: The Indie Silver Screen Tribeca Film Festival - April 24, 2012

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THE INDIE SILVER SCREEN - TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

SIDE BY SIDE - THE FILM INDUSTRY BEFORE AND FILM INDUSTRY NOW 

The documentary investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.  We show what artists and filmmakers have been able to accomplish with both film and digital and how their needs and innovations have helped push filmmaking in new directions.  Interviews with directors, cinematographers, colorists, scientists, engineers and artists reveal their experiences and feelings about working with film and digital — where we are now, how we got here and what the future may bring.

Barika interviews Side by Side Director Christopher Kenneally and Producer, Justin Szlasa.

For More Information about Tribeca Film Festival Screenings of Side by Side

JOHN FORTE'S RUSSIAN WINTER

John Forte joins the Artsy Fartsy Show to talk about his experience travelling in Russia.

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The video for "Windsong", which reached number one on the biggest music channel in Russia by the time John and company returned to NYC. Directed by Petter Ringbom

THE RUSSIAN WINTER is a stirring music documentary to be sure, but in many ways it is just as much a road movie. The film follows former Fugees member John Forte from his early years growing up in Brownsville, Brooklyn, to the prestigious Philip Exeter Academy, which he attended on scholarship, to a prison cell in Texas following a drug arrest, and finally to Moscow and an ambitious charitable concert tour. During his nine-week journey through Russia, Forte reflects on his own life and collaborates with talented Russian musicians. With his fellow performers, he entertains a series of unlikely audiences, sharing his messages and music with the other side of the world.

Find out more information about Tribeca Film Festival Screenings of The Russian Winter

John Forte's Multi-media company http://lecastle.com

SPOT OF CULTURE WITH HOLLIS WITHERSPOON: ROLLLING OF STEAM

Fleshwound and Ouching Tiger, members of the Weschester County Suburbia Roller Derby League team The Suburban Brawl. These fierce ladies on skates will discuss the athletic and strategic demands of a sport popularized by 70's kitsch and in Drew Barrymore movies (Whip It!), derby versus real life personas, and why the derby lends itself to a certain artsy-fartsy pageantry.

THE 2ND ANNUAL ARTSY FARTSY BATTLE OF THE BANDS RECAP

Jack Dourakos will recap the music downlow of the 2nd Annual Artsy Fartsy Battle of the Bands (4.22.2012) at Arlene's Grocery.

Winner: Blue Meadow

Runner Up: Late Nite Catfight

 

3rd Place: Starless

 

Audience Fan Favorite Prize: Paradigm 23

 

Special thanks to everyone who took part in preparing and helping with the Battle of the Bands:

Ed O'Neill, Antoine Jackson, April Thibeault, Jim Randolph, Silence: The Musical, ETHEL, Chico Hamilton, Zipcar, Sam Ash Music Stores, Rizza Salon, Cavatappo, The Exchange Bar and Grill, The Hill, The Network NYC,  Unoppressive Non-Imperialist Bargain Books,  Bierhaus, Itzy Design, Jocelyn Florence, David Warren, Kimberly Massengill, Tony Bates, Jon Braman, Andy Lange, Harrison Greenbaum, Rev Jen, Faceboy, Sasha the Fire Gypsy, The Village Voice, intern Alex Jimenez, and of course Arlene's Grocery: Howie and Julia Darling