Perambulating the Bounds

Monday, November 07, 2005

Movie Night At Ruby Green

Ruby Green has fixed up the back room of their gallery and is going to use it for screenings, performance, and discussions/lectures. They're outfitting it with a bunch of couches, so it should be like hanging out in the living room. They inaugurate the new space this Friday with what looks like a really good set of underground films. The headliner is “Who is Bozo Texino” by Bill Daniel, a documentary on hobo and railworker graffiti. Apparently there are legendary graffiti artists on the railroads, and the tradition goes back a long way. It makes sense that this art subculture would exist, it’s just one of those things outside my experience. This film is built around the discovery of the identity of one legendary railroad artist. Daniel is going to be at the showin – this is part of a tour he's doing with the film. The other films on the bill include a documentary from 1970 on the hippie houseboat culture in Sausalito, and a film by Vanessa Renwick that assembles footage of children in South Dakota shot in 1938 and sets it to a newly composed soundtrack. Renwick’s film has won several awards for experimental film. The press on the showing says the doors will open at 7:30 and the films will show at 8:00. They’re charging $6 admission.

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