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 At Lincoln Center 2013   Here's what we say about Shirley Clarke and the film Shirley Clarke in Our Time!

DOWNLOAD HERE: The "Shirley Clarke In Our Time by Donna Cameron" Essay by Jytte Jensen, Curator, MoMA Department of FIlm_pdf

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Shirley Clarke In Our Time

DVD, DLC, HDcam. 2013. 68 minutes.

Directed by Donna Cameron

"SHIRLEY CLARKE IN OUR TIME" is a portrait of Shirley Clarke by Donna Cameron, commissioned by Shirley Clarke. This trans-media film tells the story of filmmaker Shirley Clarke’s life and work in a personal voice and celebrates her vitality, strength and influence on the history of twentieth century filmmaking. It is unique in that it features rare footage of her as a child intercut with discarded industrial color film fragments that are poignantly juxtaposed to conjure up the brightness, dynamism and streetwise sensibility that hallmarked Clarke's life and work. A beautiful essay on this film by MoMA Film Curator Jytte Jensen notes the world portrayed by Cameron in this film as a "frightening one". This is also a film about Clarke and Cameron, friends, both pioneer filmmakers from different generations and cultural backgrounds, and how the world receives their art. Clarke’s legacy is both historic and controversial; she introduced contextual obscenity into film screen dialogue in the 1960s and was boycotted and condemned by the contemporary press for doing so, at the same time,  however, she was a mentor to many younger filmmakers, including Cameron. Cameron's legacy is as a lyric visual artist who invented Cinematic Paper Emulsion painting and succeeded in patenting her technique, the first experimental filmmaker to do so

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The Museum of Modern Art Circulating Film Library.


email: kitty_cleary@moma.org

Telephone: 212-708-9532

Shirley Clarke In Our Time" has been featured at The Museum of Modern Art's Millennial Show "MoMA 2000" in June, 2000, the Directors Series at NYU, May, 2005, and the Dance On Camera Festival at Lincoln Center..


On You Tube is another Cameron video work about Clarke: "The Legacy of Shirley Clarke"