I think Stephanie already posted this, but here's some more detailed
information on the program:

*Personal Cinema: Matt Peterson*

15 June 2012 - 8PM
Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003

A program of film and video by Matt Peterson, often made in collaboration.
Produced along with the collective Red Channels (2009-2011), Dan Meyerson,
and others, these works include actualities, assemblages, cinema engage,
city portraits, direct cinema, documentaries, essays, screen tests, etc.

This will be a multi-media presentation/live cinema event, with musical
accompaniment and narration for select works, followed by an open

--San Francisco Earthquake and Fire - Made with Red Channels, 1906/2009,
Film/Video, 17 minutes [with live music]
--Late Autumn - Made with Dan Meyerson, 2009, DV, 20 minutes [premiere
--As a Crowd Gathers [excerpt] - Made with Red Channels, 2011, Video, 7
minutes [with live narration]
--Scenes from a Revolt Sustained [excerpt] - 2012, HD, 20 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 64 minutes | Digital Projection

SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE AND FIRE is a video produced for the Red Channels
program "The Banality of Disaster: Mapping Materialism" which took place
during the Brecht Forum's 2009 Visual Liberation Film Festival. This
program featured the premiere of Dan Meyerson and Matt Peterson's film
September (2008), screened alongside Alain Resnais' Night and Fog (1955)
and the Army-Navy Screen Magazine's A Tale of Two Cities (1946). While
looking for additional footage of cities being destroyed by either
environmental or manmade disaster, Matt and Dan came across a number of
films that had been uploaded online featuring contemporaneous footage of
the self-described earthquake and fire in San Francisco in 1906.
Unsatisfied that any of these films could on their own document this
moment, they created their own compilation video from the silent black and
white actuality footage found on the Library of Congress and Prelinger
Archives websites. As it was produced especially for a Red Channels film
program, it was the first video production credited to the project. The
film was later screened as part of a three-channel installation with
September and the Army Pictorial Service's The Atom Strikes! (1945) as part
of the "End Times" edition of the Get Ahead Festival, a program we called
"Apocalyptic Architecture"; then again as part of "Archive Fever" series at
the International House Philadelphia, with live musical accompaniment and
narration, and paired with Rick Prelinger's own Lost Landscapes of Detroit
(2010) as "A City in Two Movements"; then again silently as part of Red
Channels' "Gentle People in Motion" series in San Francisco, on a program
at New Nothing Cinema called "History is a Prison", alongside the James
Baldwin film Take This Hammer (1964), and a new Red Channels video produced
for the screening, Take This Hammer Walking Tour (2011); and finally, again
with music, as part of Red Channels' "Our Friendships are Constructed on
the Basis of Conflict: Collectively Produced Film & Video", with other
early silent films by La Coopérative du Cinéma du Peuple and Prokino. This
projection will feature live musical accompaniment by Ras Moshe.

LATE AUTUMN is a film produced with Dan Meyerson, their follow-up to
September. Created out of footage shot in the fall of 2007, initially meant
for a more traditional man-on-the-street direct cinema documentary, the
film continued to experiment with the silence used in San Francisco
Earthquake and Fire, and became an attempt at combining documentary film's
interview approach with Andy Warhol's screen tests, as a different kind of
city portrait/cinema verite project. The film has never been screened
publicly or placed online, only a handful of copies having been distributed
on DVD to friends.

AS A CROWD GATHERS is a video that came out of Red Channels' series in
Chicago which had the same name. For the Cultural Studies Association's
"New Directions in Cultural Studies" conference at Columbia College, Red
Channels prepared six short multi-media presentations as a sort of live
film panel. With the original title "The Mob in Contemporary Political
Cinema", we "collectively studied a genealogy of historical and represented
crowds, including the ways artists and social theorists, as well as
evolving media and technology, have used the crowd as a subject." We titled
this "The Transmission of Affect through Crowds in Cinema". These
presentations/performances were edited together as a single-channel video
essay for Amanda Matles' Whitney Independent Study Program's Studio
Exhibition. This video later screened at West Germany in Berlin during
another version of our "Collectively Produced Film & Video" series; and
again at Eyebeam for Red Channels' "Invisible Crowd" program. This
screening will again feature a live reading of the essay over video, as
initially presented.

SCENES FROM A REVOLT SUSTAINED is Matt's latest work, as-yet-unfinished,
produced with former members of Red Channels Luhuna Carvalho & Nate Lavey,
as well as Oriane Jouno. Scenes, a landscape/essay film on the insurrection
in Tunisia, is a series of encounters with militants, rebels, fighters,
still in the process of finding their voice, articulating their analyses,
and organizing interventions towards the creation of a new society in
Tunisia and the Arab world. Working through an unknown political culture
and history, the film experiments with various beginnings, 2010, 1987,
1956, the present. This segment will be the first time any the footage has
been screened publicly. More details here:


Matt Peterson is an archivist, curator, filmmaker, and writer based in New
York City. He is a part of the 16 Beaver Group, organizes with Strike
Everywhere, and participates in the reading group Our Lives Are Not
Negotiable. He was formerly a member of the collective Red Channels, and
Assistant Editor of Evergreen Review. His film and video work, including
those produced collectively with Red Channels, have screened at arts
centers, bookstores, cinemas, community gardens, conferences, convents,
cultural centers, galleries, lofts, microcinemas, museums, online,
public-access television, social centers, squats, theaters, and
universities throughout North America and Europe.
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