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FILM SCREENINGS

  • for Linda Mabalot and Bill Gee

    2005. 1 min.

  • I Was Born, But…

    2004. USA. Roddy Bogawa. 90 min.

Friday, September 20, 2013, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • for Linda Mabalot and Bill Gee

    2005. A goodbye haiku—shot from the windows of a plane between Anchorage and Barrow, Alaska—in memory of two founding members of Visual Communications in Los Angeles and Asian Cinevision in New York. 1 min.

  • I Was Born, But…

    2004. USA. Written and directed by Roddy Bogawa. The death of Joey Ramone sparks a remembrance of youthful nights passed (and passed out) in punk clubs during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Traveling from New York to Los Angeles to Hawaii and back again, Bogawa captures a seemingly unrecoverable moment in the history of rock, and in his own history as an artist and an Asian American. Pleasant dreams or a road to ruin, I Was Born, But… features live footage of the Korean alternative rock band Seam, material from the last U.S. tour of Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros, an original score by Chris Brokaw (of Come and Codeine), and Bogawa’s own still photographs of X, Killing Joke, Stiv Bators, The Minutemen, and other legendary bands, taken some thirty years prior. 90 min.

In the Film exhibition Roddy Bogawa: If Films Could Smell

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