Home Movie Day Potluck for Luther Price, Films 1987-2007
Bring a dish, lawn chair and mask to the home of Rich Fedorchak, 6362 Rt 113, Thetford Center, VT 05075. RSVP 802-785-4118 email@example.com
Home Movie Day 2021 honors the prolific experimental filmmaker Luther Price, who died at 58. Roberta Smith of the New York Times profiled his works as “an intense artistic psyche descended from Pollock, Rauschenberg and Jack Smith—if not Hercules Segers.” Nothing more needs said except beware of “his haunting, often transgressive work” that deals with family, sexuality and death.
The potluck supper will also feature several home movies of Robert Haller shot by Jonas Mekas.
JOIN ZOOM MEETING 6 to 8PM. MOVIES LIVE 8PM-11PM
Meeting ID: 851 2599 8997
“An indelible experience. That really is the apposite word when describing Luther’s movies—indelible. They stay with you, like a childhood memory, or a scar.” —Carolee Schnneman
Some content MATURE in theme and content, viewer discretion advised.
FILMS: Warm Broth (1987-88) as Tom Rhoads 34:33’; Sodom (1989) 16:58’; Clown (1990-2002) 13’; Robert Haller’s Wedding (1980) 3:08’ and Tuesday, November 6, 2007 “final installment on Maxi, Anthology’s cat” (2007) Jonas Mekas 5:37’. Films by Luther Price unless noted.
BIO: Luther Price (1962-2020) was born in Revere, Massachusetts and remained a Boston artist for much of his life. He assumed different pseudonyms, such as Luther Price and Tom Rhoads, to suit the verve of his artwork and never revealed his real name. In reaction to his early notoriety, he lamented, “I became known as this gritty, badass, gay filmmaker and… I’m not.” He studied with Saul Levine, one of the most important American experimental filmmakers.
COSPONSORS: AVA Gallery and Art Center, Canyon Cinema, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Film Video Digital, Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth, Howe Library, Jones Media Center Dartmouth Library, Re:Voir Video and VTIFF Vermont International Film Festival.