Projects Supported

SAINT MISSBEHAVIN’st misbehavin

by Michelle Esrick

A comedic and adventuresome portrait of the amazing life of Wavy Gravy, one of America’s legends of the sixty’s. Beginning with Woodstock ‘99, director Michelle Esrick has spent ten years documenting the life of Wavy Gravy.
Saint Misbehavin’ journeys from the hills of California to the Himalayan Mountains to reveal the life of this one of a kind servant to humanity.

http://www.rippleeffectfilms.com/

THE LOVING STORYThe Loving Story

by Nancy Buirsky

The film chronicles the amazing saga of a mixed race couple, the Lovings, who were not allowed to live together in their home state of Virginia in the 1960’s because of enforced miscegenation laws. The film includes original archival footage shot by Hope Ryden and Abbott Mills (both began at Drew Associates/Life Magazine), and includes interviews from the two lawyers who took the case to the US Supreme Court (their first such case) and won. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities the film was broadcast on HBO.

http://lovingfilm.com/

KINGS OF PASTRY

A Film By Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker

A Film By Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker

by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker

The film follows French pastry chef, Jacquy Pfeiffer, co- founder of the celebrated French Pastry School in Chicago, as he returns to France to compete

for the prestigious Meilleurs Ouvrier de France Award. Considered the Olympics of Pastry, the award is bestowed by French President Sarkozy. The film was released theatrically in the US and broadcast on POV and throughout the world.

http://phfilms.com/index.php/phf/film/kingsofpastry/

YES WE CAN, AMAZONIA, MOON OVER PERSIA, UPSIDE DOWN, CLOUD LANDFaith Hubley AND TALL TIME TALES

by Faith Hubley

A medley of new animated films, from the partner and wife of the late John Hubley. Their early films, THE HATCOSMIC EYEand THE HOLE, won Academy Awards and numerous other awards, and include incredible improvisational performances by Dizzy GillespieTheir film DOONSBURY TV SPECIAL with Barbara Harris and Garry Trudeau received an Academy nomination and the Cannes Special Jury Prize.

THE WAR ROOMThe War Room

by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker

Behind-the-scenes at the Clinton campaign, the film follows James Carville and George Stephanopoulos during the 1992 presidential election. The War Room was release theatrically and nominated for an Academy Award.

http://phfilms.com/index.php/phf/film/thewarroom1/

I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE

by Pat Hartley and Richard Fontaine.

James Baldwin and his brother George look back on the civil rights movement of the 60’s and discuss the impact.

LULU IN BERLIN: A PORTRAIT OF LOUISE BROOKS

by Richard Leacock and Susan Wald.

Brooks speaks of her impassioned period with Pabst and German Cinema.

HUBLEY FILM FESTIVAL

Presentation of a week-long film series at the Joseph Papp Public Theater featuring new films by Faith Hubley as well as works made with John Hubley and daughters, Emily and Georgia.

BEYOND THE SHADOW PLACE, MY UNIVERSE, AFRICA

by Faith Hubley

Three new animated films.

 

AL FRANKEN: GOD SPOKE

by Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob

A feature portrait of the satirist and former Saturday Night Live comedian, Al Franken during his transformation into a formidable politician. The film was distributed theatrically in the US and broadcast in England.

 http://phfilms.com/index.php/phf/film/alfranken/

ELLIOT CARTER AT BUFFALO

by Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker

A film record of Carter’s Pulitzer Prize winning Double Concerto performed in Buffalo by pianist Ursula Oppens and harpsichordist Paul Jacobs. The film includes rehearsals with cellist Fred Sherry, composer Morton Feldman and conductor Jan Williams.

http://phfilms.com/index.php/phf/film/elliott_carter_at_buffalo_1980/

 

FAR FROM POLAND

by Jill Godmillow

A half documentary, half narrative theater piece put to film with Ruth Maleczech and William Raymond aided by Mabou Mines stage troop under the direction of Lee Breuer.

 

CLAS OLDENBURG & COOSJE van BRUGGEN – LARGE SCALE PROJECTS by Lana Jokel and Nick Doob.

Watching Oldenburg and his partner/wife among an empire of huge innocent sculptures.

 

LARRY RIVERS: PUBLIC AND PRIVATE

by Lana Jokel

A film portrait of the controversial painter and writer talking about his art, his past and present wives, and his energetic and delightful daughters.

 

JONAH JONES PROJECT

by Kate Taylor and John Paul Pennebaker.

A video profile on famed jazz musician and storyteller.

 

WOMEN’S INDEPENDENT FILM EXCHANGE

Programmed by Cecile Starr

A program of films directed by women and exhibited throughout the country, to accompany Starr’s book.

 

PAUL GEORGES, PAINTER

by Yvette Georges

A daughter’s film remembrance of her father who was an inspired and influential artist of the sixties.

TOE TACTICS

by Emily Hubley

Hubly’s earlier animation livened up Hedwig and the Angry Inch by John Cameron Mitchell. This film, her first feature-length experimental animated film, had its opening at Austin’s SxSW and at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and has since been released nationally in theaters.

ARTHUR RUSSELL PROJECT

by Matt Wolf and Ben Howe

A film biography of cult musician Arthur Russell. Released in May of 2008 in New York. Got a wonderful review in the N Y Times.

WOMEN IN SCIENCE

by Rosemary Reed

The biographies profile Byron’s only legitimate daughter Ada, who in the middle of the nineteenth century invented the computer, or at least the software for it, Irene Joliot-Curie, the youngest of the Curie children whose family brought radium into our lives, and Francis Kelsey and Thalidomide research.

OPENING IN MOSCOW

by D A Pennebaker

A recollection of the cultural trade exhibition in Moscow in 1959 which was designed by George Nelson. The film was restored by Living Archives and shown in Moscow at the US Embassy in the summer of 2007, nearly fifty years after the event. In addition to a huge theater designed by Buckminster Fuller and a film shown there on America by Charles Eames, the Moscow exhibition was also the setting for the historic kitchen debates between Vice President Nixon and Khrushchev.

http://phfilms.com/index.php/phf/film/opening_in_moscow_1959/

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