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Thursday, September 17th, 2022 | Doors at 6:30pm | Free-To-Attend | At Vox
Screen Share
Presented in partnership by The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival and Vox Populi

Screen Share:

Presented in partnership by The Philadelphia Latino Film Festival and Vox Populi
Featuring Films By: Ashley Pérez García, Karoline Pelikan, Héctor Tapia Aguilar, and Damiana Acuña
With Performances by Gene Anthony Santiago-Holt (aka MOYOGASH) and Miriam Saperstein
Thursday, September 17th, 2022 | Doors at 6:30pm | Free-To-Attend | At Vox

Join us on Thursday, November 17th, at 6:30pm EST for the second iteration of Screen Share, an ongoing collaboration between the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (PHLAFF) and Vox Populi! The night will feature a free screening of video shorts and performances .

The program will feature short films by Ashley Pérez García, Karoline Pelikan, Héctor Tapia Aguilar, and Damiana Acuña. With Performances by Gene Anthony Santiago-Holt (aka MOYOGASH) and Miriam Saperstein Scroll to the bottom of this page for detailed description of each film.

For more information about the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival, visit: phlaff.org

About Screen Share

Vox and a local film/video programmer will be coming together every couple of months for a community screening. We hope to build bridges across our audiences and amplify the work of brilliant filmmakers.

Program Notes

Films

HEXEGETE 1: PRÓLOGO by Ashley Pérez García (3 min): The prologue to an alternate history of Puerto Rico, told through a reappropriation of 1940s U.S. colonial propaganda.

Conexión: Huachuma by Karoline Pelikan (20 min) is an intimate journey of grief and the difficulties of letting go. Nachi, a native elderly curandero observes the beautiful nature of his beloved Andean highlands. His final destination? Marcahuasi, a mystical stone forest at 4000m altitude. In his backpack the healer carries theSan Pedro, a cactus so respected in the region for its effect. He believes that the Huachuma, as the plant is called in Quechua, can connect our past, present and future. Karoline, a young filmmaker, follows him with her camera. Full of doubts and questions, she wants to use the Huachuma to communicate with her deceased parents. Will she be able to see them one more time?

Mi Querida Escandón (My Dear Escandon) by Héctor Tapia Aguilar (20 min): A visual ode to the Mexican worker in shades of gray, ‘My Dear Escandón’ follows the story of Omar Rodríguez “Ori” who inherited his trade par excellence, blacksmithing, after the death of his father.On board a bike-taxi restored by Ori as a personal vehicle, he and Pogo take us on a nostalgic tour of the historic Escandón neighborhood In Mexico City. A journey through the eyes of a grieving son, who refuses to let himself be overcome by adversity.

Lux Noctis by Damiana Acuña (12 min): In an isolated matriarchal community, Lina faces her trial to bring light. Mara’s act of compassion pushes Lina to create an unprecedented amount of light.

Performers

Gene Anthony Santiago-Holt (aka MOYOGASH) is a multimedia artist residing in Philadelphia. He creates drawings, prints, and papier-mâché masks that function as singular objects, props, and as alter-ego disguises for his improvised video performances. Using filters, distortions, and an inventive digital ingestion process to break down and pixilate the image, his glitchy and heavily processed videos and GIFs incorporate original audio and found imagery including childhood photographs, pop-culture references, gaudy holiday decorations, and religious iconography to reconcile his mixed heritage, troubled familial relationships, and the “disconnection within myself.”

Miriam Saperstein is a poet and mixed media artist from Metro Detroit, currently based in Philadelphia. Their work on Jewish magic, decomposition, and systems of information has been published and exhibited in places such as The William Way LGBT Community Center, The Index, ctrl + v, Jewish Currents and The Radical Jewish Calendar.

ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT
Please note that Vox Populi is located on the third floor of a historic warehouse building at 319 N. 11th Street and that there are five steps leading from the street-level to the first-floor landing where the passenger elevator picks-up/drops-off. The entry into/out of the elevator is 29-inches wide, so may not accommodate all wheelchairs or motorized chairs. Any individual requiring a ramp to navigate this entryway is encouraged to get in touch with Vox Populi ahead of time to coordinate ramp-access and discuss accessibility details. Our ramps may not be suitable for all wheelchairs or motorized chairs, so we strongly encourage anyone requiring a ramp to be in touch at: events@voxpopuligallery.org or 215.238.1236

Covid Precautions: All visitors to Vox Populi are encouraged to wear a high-quality mask over their mouth and nose at all times while on-site, or when not actively consuming food or beverage.

Event:
Screen Share: A Night of Shorts & Performances
Start:
November 17 @ 6:30 pm
End:
November 17 @ 10:00 pm
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