Dani Leventhal , Still from Dani Leventhal's 54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes, 2009

Dani Leventhal , Still from Dani Leventhal's 54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes, 2009

Filmmaker Dani Leventhal to appear at BPAC Friday by Meg Knowles

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Consider the Alternatives Documentary Film Series returns on Friday March 8 at 7:00 p.m., with a personal appearance by documentary filmmaker Dani Leventhal, a Western New York native currently living in Ohio and New York City. She will show several of her short films and participate in a Q&A session afterwards, as part of M&T Second Fridays at the Burchfield Penney Art Center.

Leventhal's moving autobiographical videos, which offer surprising contrasts between the everyday and the extraordinary, have drawn international attention at screenings in festivals and museums such as the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Rotterdam International Film Festival, The Hammer Museum, the LA Film Forum, The New York Film Festival, PS1 and Anthology Film Archives. Her work is also in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.

Films to be screened include: Tin Pressed (2011); Draft 9 (2003); Hearts are Trump Again (2010);
54 Days this Winter 36 Days this Spring for 18 Minutes (2009); PLUS a surprise look at a new project.

Consider the Alternatives is a documentary screening series programmed by Professors Meg Knowles and Michael Niman of the Communication Department at Buffalo State. This event is co-sponsored by the Burchfield Penney Art Center, the Communication Department at Buffalo State, and Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center. Free to members of the Buffalo State community.

"At once tender and savage, Dani Leventhal's video diaries capture the banal and the horrific to reveal the transcendent beauty and pain of daily life." - Video Data Bank

 

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