The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Fast Forward: Fall Season Bernadette

October 20th, 2016,
 at 7pm
 Fast Forward: Fall Season

Thursday, October 20th, at 7pm 

This fall, the Fast Forward Film Series at Historic Northampton will present two screenings. Curated by Hope Tucker, Assistant Professor of Video and Film at Hampshire College, the series begins on Thursday, October 20th at 7pm with a screening of Duncan Campbell's Bernadette(preceded by several shorts TBD).

Thursday, October 20th at 7pm
by Duncan Campbell
2008, UK, 37 minutes
Bernadette is a portrait of the Irish dissident and political activist, Bernadette Devlin by artist Duncan Campbell. "I want to faithfully represent Devlin, to do justice to her legacy, says Campbell, "yet what I am working with are already mediated images and writings about her. What I produce can only ever be a selection of these representations. I am striving for what Samuel Beckett terms, a form that accommodates the mess."

This screening is co-sponsored by Hampshire College and X (Unknown Quantity), a film series supported by the Amherst College English Department and Film & Media Studies.

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Hope Tucker holds a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and an M.F.A. in Film and Video Production from the University of Iowa.
A MacDowell and Yaddo Fellow and recent artist in residence at Phillips Academy Andover, she has taught video, film, photography, animation, new media, and visual studies in the US and the UK. She will be present at the screening to answer questions and discuss the films
Free and Open to the Public
Historic Northampton  46 Bridge Street   Northampton, MA 01060

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