TURTLE IN THE TANK
Michael H Shamberg presents TURTLE an anarchic salon
TURTLE is an open and chaotic network of diverse but interconnecting ideas, people, projects, events, and venues. Following an imposed period of inactivity and relative isolation, Michael H Shamberg reconnects with an international coterie of artists, writers, filmmakers, actors, musicians, dancers, architects... people, inviting proposals for readings, rantings, artworks, texts, performances and screenings. - Donald Smith CHELSEA SPACE, London 2006.
TURTLE IN THE TANK brings the anarchic spirit of 1968 to Tribeca, where films by Chris Marker, Pierre Clémenti, Robert Frank, Jem Cohen, Jowan Le Besco, Marie Losier, Michael H Shamberg and many others will be projected with live music from New York artists Jeffrey Lewis and Christina Courtin.
YAPO (HONORABLE MONK) Dir Jowan Le Besco
After his hospitalization, Yapo or "honorable monk" is preparing to return to Sikkim, the monastery where he is the director.
He must get there in time for the dance of the Gods, "Chaam".
His life is divided between the monastery, a school for troubled children that he founded, and his house where his wife, his mother, and two maids live.
NY Premiere! Isild Le Besco (Jowan's sister, whose film CHARLY premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival) will introduce the film!
SHORT FILMS by Chris Marker, Melody Owen, Laura Israel, Michael H Shamberg, Philip Wiegard and the Premiere of Robert Frank's THE TUNNEL, introduced by TUNNEL editor Laura Israel.
CHRISTINA COURTIN performs with Pierre Clémenti's REVOLUTION X, a Chris Marker surprise, and films by Randy Bell and Ellen Kuras.
Christina Courtin is a singer and violinist currently living in New York. Her debut record will be released on Nonesuch Records in January 2009.
TONY CONRAD, DREAMINIMALIST
NEW YORK PREMIERE!
JAYE LADY JAYE
Ex-Throbbing Gristle front man Genesis P-Orridge and Lady Jaye are the subjects of Marie Losier's diary/documentary, which pursues the pandrogynous partners at home, visiting MoMA's Dada exhibition, and on tour with Thee Majesty and Throbbing Gristle. A work-in-progress in celebration of the life of Lady Jaye, who died suddenly on 9 October 2007.
MARIE LOSIER WILL PRESENT BOTH FILMS
JEFFREY LEWIS performs with a special screening from JEM COHEN and Pierre Clémenti's REVOLUTION X.
Jeffrey has released four albums on Rough Trade Records. His most recent album, JEFFREY LEWIS: 12 CRASS SONGS was released in the US in January 2008.
Jem Cohen, Randy Bell, Winter Family, The Notwist (NEW!), Dan le Sac vs Scroobius Pip, Yogzatot Studio (Latvia), and The National (NEW!).
PLUS MUCH MORE, including YOU!
with a SPECIAL THANKS to Balthazae Clementi and the TRIBECA Film Festival