TWO NEW FILMS BY PEGGY AHWESH

TWO NEW FILMS BY PEGGY AHWESH

FILM and VIDEO Series

CERTAIN WOMEN

Made with Bobby Abate

2004, 75 min, video

Peggy Ahwesh has produced a body of films and videos that defiantly blur the boundaries between drama and documentary and public spectacle with intimate revelation. Bobby Abate is a New York based film and video artist, whose Real Video Trilogy (1999 - 2001), based on the sex-n-death thrills and anxieties of the internet and technology, premiered at the New York Underground Film Festival.

"Certain Women is based on the 1958 novel of the same name by populist Southern genre writer Erskine Caldwell. Caldwell's pulp storytelling, his proto-feminist stance, and his unabashed social dramatization of the lives of his characters inspired us in our visual style. Caldwell,s broadly drawn themes of small town hypocrisy and restrictive moral values contextualize each woman character's struggle for sexual expression, stability and independence.There is no redemption in the town of Claremore, but there is humor, over-the-top despair and wickedness. Shot in a variety of low-res video formats and produced with a limited budget we have used friends and acquaintances as the characters, each chosen for their unique personalities, stock character looks and on screen magnetism."
(—Peggy Ahwesh and Bobby Abate)

Preceded by

THE STAR EATERS

2003, 24 min, video

"The Star Eaters is a short and inconclusive treatise on women and gambling. The allure of risk taking, the contradictions of excessive behavior and a penchant for failure combine in this fairytale set in the abandoned decay which was once a glamorous Altantic City."
(—Peggy Ahwesh)

This event is sponsored by the Herb Alpert Foundation

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Date/TimeGSTCA
Mon 5.10.04 8:00 pm$9$7$5

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff