2004
Shorts:
FOCUS ON MUSIC

107 minutes

Growing up on Tour: A family Portrait
Obstinato: Making Music for Two
Reality

 
Locations and times:

Fri. Oct. 15, 9:30pm at Bearsville Theater in Woodstock
Sun. Oct. 17, 2pm at Upstate Films I in Rhinebeck

 

 

GROWING UP ON TOUR: A FAMILY PORTRAIT



Directed by Anna Gabriel
USA / 2003 / 39 minutes

The film follows Peter Gabriel on the Growing Up tour of 2002. With his eldest
daughter filming, his second daughter singing, and his new wife and baby joining
him on the road, we watch Gabriel juggle his life as a musician and family man.

Bio:
Anna Gabriel moved to New York from England in 1992 to study photography
at Sarah Lawrence College. In May 1999 she completed her master's degree in photography and related media at the School of Visual Arts. Her photography work
has been featured in the book Song and Soul, which includes her portraits of Iggy Pop, Moby, Run-DMC, and PM Dawn. She has had exhibitions at Sundance and in Boston and New York. With directing partner Adria Petty, she has directed several music videos, including Gainesville Rock City by Less Than Jake and
Let's Embrace by Joseph Arthur. This is her first documentary.

Main Credits:
Director/Cinematographer: Anna Gabriel
Producer: Mike Large
Editor: Charlie Johnston
Featuring: Peter Gabriel and band

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OBSTINATO: MAKING MUSIC FOR TWO
Directed by Sascha Paladino
USA / 2004 / 39 minutes

Obstinato: Making Music For Two follows banjo wizard Béla Fleck and double
bass virtuoso Edgar Meyer on tour, as they perform, compose, and get on each other’s
nerves. Masters of their instruments, perfectionists, and best friends, Béla and Edgar are
always striving to make better music. And while they are racing against a deadline  to record
a live album of classical and original works, their musical and personal relationships
intensify dramatically. What emerges is a rare and compelling documentary
glimpse into a highly creative collaboration.

Bio:
Sascha Paladino is a filmmaker and writer. His last documentary short,
The Subway Line, screened at a number of festivals, including Mill Valley. He
recently served as director of photography on a music documentary in Morocco and
Senegal, and is currently working on his first documentary feature, which will also be shot
in Africa. As a writer and head writer, Sascha has worked on a number of
children's television shows, including Blue's Clues and Oobi.

Main Credits:
Director/Producer: Sascha Paladino
Featuring: Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer

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REALITY
Directed by Steven Lippman
USA / 2003 / 29 minutes

Reality as interpreted from conversations with, and songs by, David Bowie.
An abstract portrait of Bowie in which questions and answers chase themselves, and
meaning is profoundly absurd.   Shot in 35/Super 16/Super 8mm, the film is 99 percent
without special effects,  despite images not quite of this world.  Songs include
“Never Get Old,” The Loneliest Guy,” “Bring Me the Disco King,” and “New Killer Star.”   

Bio:
Steven Lippman aka Flip recently directed and conceived
the half-hour film Reality starring David Bowie.

Reality is the latest in his continuing series of innovative music short films
including work with Joe Henry, Kronos Quartet, Sam Phillips, Youssou N’Dour,
Jane Monheit and many more. His film Life On A String based on five songs by
Laurie Anderson was an official selection of the 2002 Cannes/Directors’ Fortnight,
Berlin, Athens, London, Sao Paolo, and Denver Film Festivals.   String, along with
four others in his series recently premiered on IFC (Independent Film Channel) –
an unprecedented showcase for the combination of music and cinema.

Flip was chosen for Filmmaker Magazine’s annual “25 New Faces of Independent Film” 2002. At #3, he was the highest ranked director.

Flip is preparing for his narrative feature-film directorial debut,
The History of Everything
. The project is a screen adaptation of Ain
Gordon's Obie Award-winning play Wally’s Ghost. He co-wrote the screenplay
with Gordon. The team is also developing a film version of Gordon's non-fiction
play Art, Life & Showbiz which promises a unique blend of cinema, theater,
comedy, drama, music, fiction and documentary.   


Flip lives in
New York City.

Main Credits:
Director: Steven Lippman
Producer: Becky Glupczynski
Cinematographer: Teodoro Maniaci
Editors: David Teague, Steven Lippman
Production Design: Therese DePrez
Music and Lyrics: David Bowie (original songs)

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