Wellfleet Local Lens Screening

03 Jul 2014

A SHORT DOCS TRIPLE FEATURE

WELLFLEET PRESERVATION HALL

335 MAIN ST., WELLFLEET, MA

SUNDAY, JULY 20, 7.30 pm

This month the Local Lens series at Wellfleet’s wonderful Preservation Hall will feature three of my short docs.  The date is July 20 at 7.30 pm.  

The three films feature inspirational artists – Selina Trieff and Mike Wright from the outer Cape and Denise Baxter from Rhode Island. All three women plan to be here for the screening and will take part in a Q & A following the films.

SELINA TRIEFF WILL NOT STOP 10 minutes

Wellfleet’s Selina Trieff is known for her large brightly-colored canvasses with mysterious figures that blend autobiography and myth to evoke the human condition.

Today, Trieff paints on smaller canvasses. Suffering from extreme spinal problems, she haltingly makes her way to her easel and gets ready to paint. And insists she will keep painting and drawing until her brush or pen drops from her hand.

SELINA TRIEFF WILL NOT STOP won the HBO audience award for shorts at last year’s Provincetown International Film Festival.

INSIDE MOTHERWELL’s DUMPSTER 10 minutes

Provincetown sculptor Mike Wright works in the rich tradition of scavengers on the tip of Cape Cod. She finds unusual pieces of painted wood in a dumpster outside Sea Barn, the former home and studio of the abstract expressionist painter Robert Motherwell. In a new sculpture she layers in Provincetown’s life as an important arts colony.

In this collaborative project, Mike wears a tiny GoPro camera on her head and sits alone with an audio recorder to bring the audience into her creative process.

INSIDE MOTHERWELL’S DUMPSTER screened at the 2014 Provincetown International Film Festival and will be shown at the end of July at the Woods Hole Film Festival.

A BOX OF ONE’S OWN. 8 minutes.

Denise Baxter hand paints wooden coffins. Her brightly colored coffins are a way of celebrating, even in a time of grief.

'Beauty and dying go together,' she says, 'because I think of dying like being born. Everybody would think it was natural to have beautiful colors and art at a birth. Well, to me, death is another doorway into a different kind of living. It is as much a celebration as birth is.'