Film | Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 | 8:00 PM | $5
At once entertaining and deeply insightful, Tie It Into My Hand is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with pre-eminent directors, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and performers, including Alan Cumming, Barbara Hammer, and Harold Bloom, among many others. The filmmaker sets his interactions with the artists in the context of a fake violin lesson while using his personal struggle to play the violin despite a chronic hand injury as the catalyst for dialogue. A 1920s-style screwball silent short film, The Glitter Emergency follows a peg-leg ballerina’s struggle to overcome her disability in pursuit of artistic fulfillment. Director Paul Festa will provide a live musical soundtrack for the film.
Immediately following the screening, there will be a panel discussion concerning the film and the subjects that it raises.
Trailer, Tie it into my Hand
Trailer, The Glitter Emergency
On Screen/In Person is made possible by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program.