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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Staying in One Place by Melissa McClung & Michelle Huber



WHAT: Staying in One Place by Melissa McClung & Michelle Huber
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2020 AT 7 PM – 8:30 PM
WHERE: Remote Screening on Twitch, Youtube, Facebook Live, and local Channel 12!

Northampton Open Media will be showing the following films as part of a remote screening on Twitch, Youtube, Facebook Live, and local Channel 12:

- Elevator of Earthly Destruction (dir. Melissa McClung, 4 min., 2020)
- Video Sketchbook: March - June 2020 excerpts (dir. Melissa McClung, 5 min., 2020)
- Staying in One Place featuring movement artist, Michelle Huber, with score by Ryan McArdle (dirs. Melissa McClung & Michelle Huber, 5 min., 2020)

MELISSA McCLUNG is an award-winning filmmaker. Her short documentary, Louie's Antiques, was an Official Selection of the 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival and the Melbourne Documentary Festival, among others, and it will be preserved in Historic Northampton's permanent archive. In addition to writing/directing, Melissa works as the film teacher at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School, serves on the board of Northampton Open Media and co-owns Ghost Hit Recording Studio in West Springfield with her husband, Andrew Oedel. Melissa received her MFA in Film from Vermont College of Fine Arts. See some of Melissa's work at melissamcclung.com.
MICHELLE HUBER is an Awareness Through Movement Teacher ® in Northampton, MA. She delights in the discovery of unconscious patterns of human behavior and is fascinated by the never-ending connections of body, emotions, mind and the collective. She is dedicated to increasing awareness, learning to open her heart and supporting others in opening. She also facilitates Circling, dance, Peer Counseling and teaches Spanish.
Michelle and Melissa have been collaborating on art projects and friendship since they were 11 years old.

RYAN McARDLE is a musician, dancer, and relational meditation (Circling) facilitator. He has gravitated towards various instruments such as the hand pan, flute, didgeridoo, drum, and singing bowls for many years. His music is a constantly evolving response to the expression of life, and spans the range from spacious and meditative to lively and percussive. His music has been largely fueled by the impulse to convey the emotional tone that is often difficult to put into words.
"This program is supported in part by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency"

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