#ArtWeekAtHome – Day 8: Film

May 8, 2020

For each day of #ArtWeekAtHome, we are focusing on one popular genre of arts/culture. Friday is all about FILM. Netflix, YouTube, Hulu and other streaming services have become everyone’s go-to entertainment these past few weeks, so how could we not dedicate a day to this genre? But we don’t just celebrate Oscar-worthy mega-blockbusters; we have love for those who have reimagined the power of the moving image – from TikTok to gifs – we love it all!

2019 event: Jones Library Star Wars Day (Amherst)


For today’s challenge, we want YOU to be the filmmaker – create a 60-second film. And thanks to cellphones, you have the magic of movie-making at your fingertips. No longer are independent filmmakers limited to using expensive rolls of film and giant cameras – just turn on your phone and you can be a cinematographer! Feel free to create a full-scripted masterpiece, make a film thanking our heroes, or take-on a viral video trend like the Don’t Rush Challenge (this one featuring Boch Center City Spotlight Teens). The choice is yours!

So make that video masterpiece – tag us @ArtWeekMA and #ArtWeekAtHome #ArtWeekDay8

2019 event: IFFBoston Student Short Showcase + Q&A Panel (Somerville)


Need some more inspiration, or want to attend a film-centric virtual event? Check out what’s being offered by ArtWeek event hosts and partners across the Creative Commonwealth:

Cape Ann Museum Video Vault Opens! – In celebration of ARTWEEK 2020 the Cape Ann Museum opens its Video Vault! Recently digitized, this dynamic and educational resource includes lectures, gallery talks, performances, readings, and even the occasional walking tour, all hosted by the museum from 1992 to the present. Available all hours of the day, dive in to get connected with others passionate about Cape Ann in this virtual lecture series. Join us in celebrating the region’s rich history, its timeless art and artists, and the impact of the granite, maritime and fishing industries.


Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint – Beyond the Visible is a documentary about pioneering abstract artist Hilma af Klint, whose recent exhibition of paintings broke the Guggenheim Museum’s 60-year attendance record. of her paintings broke the Guggenheim Museum’s 60-year attendance record. The film is being presented by Images Online, a streaming service offered by Images Cinema while the theater is temporarily closed.


Doc Days Film Series – Virtual cinema programming of two new theatrical releases, both documentaries: CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY and PAHOKEE.


The Times of Bill Cunningham: Images Online – The Times of Bill Cunningham is a documentary about the iconic street photographer and fashion historian Bill Cunningham. It is being offered for home viewing by Images Online, a streaming service of Images Cinema while the theater is temporarily closed.


The Fashions of Little Women – This talk, originally scheduled to take place in person on April 26th, will now be presented online on May 9th. Join us for a lecture and discussion of the fashions of the early Victorian period and the social pressures behind them. Using the oscar-winning costumes of Little Women as a launching point, this talk with Fashion Historian and Fruitlands Interpreter, Elizabeth Ives, will also touch upon the use of costumes to reinforce charters in Little Women.  We will use Zoom for this virtual event.  Space is limited. Pre-registration required.  All ticket holders will be emailed the Zoom link the day before the program from our Engagement Manager.


Of Two Worlds – Of Two Worlds is a showcase of acclaimed artists, accompanied by a discussion of each of their respective cultural identities and artistic journeys. Each video experience reveals new perspectives on the adjustments to becoming an artist in the United States. Select an interview below to learn more about each artist!

For even more fun, today and throughout #ArtWeekAtHome, check out our Facebook Events page. You’re sure to find something that suits your interests!

2019 event: Open House at Lynn Community Television
2019 event: 90-Second Newbery Film Festival (Boston)
Fashions of Little Women (virtual event)

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