CHANNELING in BOSTON & LONDON!

Posted in Uncategorized on 03.09.2009 by ethanawhite

whew, so it’s been awhile, and i know, i know, i never did finish with the tour recap–unfortunately, school has been taking up pretty much all my free time since getting back, and the opportunity seems to have slipped by me.

i do have a couple of exciting announcements, however. there are going to be TWO more screenings of CHANNELING!

the first is in BOSTON at CineMental. unfortunately, latham and i won’t be at this screening, although rumor has it our presences might be digitally summoned…

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 9:30pm
CineMental Presents: Channeling: an invocation of spectral bodies & queer spirits at Brattle Theater
40 Brattle Street Harvard Sq. Cambridge
9:30pm $10 for advanced tix hit this link.
followed by discussion and drinks at Casablanca downstairs from the theater.
facebook group for this

and the second is in LONDON at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival! we’re screening as part of the “experimental visions” section on sunday, april 5th. click here for more info and to buy tickets, etc. latham and i WILL be at this screening, and needless to say, we are really, really excited! it’ll also be something of a chicago takeover–our friend jules rosskam also has a film in the festival; against a trans narrative, which will show the night before our program. it’s a really fantastic piece, and not only because both latham and i have small parts in it!

that’s all for now, i’ll post reminders as the dates get closer!

HOME!

Posted in Uncategorized on 02.02.2009 by ethanawhite

latham and i have been back in chicago for a couple of days now–the tour ended really well, and it’s great to be home. i need to do one more recap, but readjusting to home life and catching up with loved ones, friends, cats, and going back to school (for me) or work (for latham) has sort of intervened in getting photos and stories from the last few week of the tour up. check back on wednesday for that.

in the meantime, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped us out in ways big or small–we couldn’t have done this without a really staggering amount of generous assistance from friends, new and old, who offered lodging, food, directions, advice, equipment, services, or simply good company to our road-weary asses. we met a ton of fantastic people on this journey, and got to visit a lot of old friends; it’s really heartening and wonderful to know that there is a network of supportive people out there.

and of course, another gigantic THANK YOU to everyone who came out to one of our shows, paid good money to get us to our next destination, and maybe even dropped in a little extra to help us get a coffee or beer. we had really sweet and enthusiastic audiences, pretty much across the board, which is another fabulous thing to know exists out there in the world.

OK, RECAP COMING SOON. STAY SPOOKY!

no more st. louis

Posted in announcements on 01.28.2009 by ethanawhite

the show in st. louis has been cancelled. sorry if there’s anyone out there who was looking forward to it, but it seems like it wasn’t being promoted anyway.

still one more show in new orleans!

January 27th + 28th [Tuesday+ Wednesday] / NEW ORLEANS
9pm @
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
http://www.zeitgeistinc.net
donation –
$7 general
$6 students & seniors
$5 Zeitgeist members
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queer spirits in new orleans!

Posted in announcements on 01.27.2009 by ethanawhite

last night in shreveport was fantastic! check back for another recap soon; lots of good times lately, we’ve been busy! we’re headed out to new orleans shortly, for the first of two shows at zeitgeist. exciting! here are the details:

January 27th + 28th [Tuesday+ Wednesday] / NEW ORLEANS
9pm @
Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center
1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd
http://www.zeitgeistinc.net
donation –
$7 general
$6 students & seniors
$5 Zeitgeist members
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HOUSTON!

Posted in Uncategorized on 01.25.2009 by ethanawhite

austin was AMAZING last night, such a huge and fabulous crowd! i’ll post about it at length soon, but for now, here are the details for tonight. we have a screening every night this week until we get back to chicago! omg!

January 25th [Sunday] / HOUSTON
8:30pm @
Domy Books
1709 Westheimer
http://www.domystore.com
Free Admission
Donations Encouraged + Appreciated!
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CHANNELING in austin! TONIGHT!

Posted in Uncategorized on 01.24.2009 by ethanawhite

tonight is gonna be great! come out! come out!

January 24th [Saturday] / AUSTIN
8:30pm @ The Hideout // 617 Congress Ave
AFTERPARTY 10pm @ The Cockpit // 113 San Jacinto Blvd
http://www.agliff.org/2009/01/13/channeling-an-invocation-of-spectral-bodies-queer-spirits/
http://austinvideobee.blogspot.com
http://www.hideouttheatre.com/
http://www.cockpitaustin.com
$5 admission
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tour recap 3!

Posted in tour diary on 01.24.2009 by ethanawhite

after a 7 hour drive from phoenix marked by 3 hours of super-emotional democracy now! podcasts, about 2 hours of jane fonda recalling her childhood (20 hours left!) and almost hitting a dog somewhere in new mexico (terrifying!), latham and i rolled into albuquerque, where the highway overpasses are a coral-y orange with blue highlights. this place is cute, for sure–reads a lot more “southwest” than phoenix, for sure!

we stopped by the guild cinema, dropped off our mini-DV tapes with kief, the owner/operator, then wandered into this strange salon/gift shop/cafe/sandwich shop, hoping to get a beer and some wifi. place was totally dead, and the staff was totally weird. after sitting down with our bevs, we realized there was NO internet, even though they’d told us they had it. OH WELL. we did get to hang out in a little alcove separated by beaded curtains, along with an entire wall of novelty greeting cards. hooray.

we were basically waiting for sarah from basement films to get out of class; the screening wasn’t until 9:45, so pre-show dinner was in order. we ended up making burritos and a salad at sarah’s house, which was a fabulous idea; homemade food has NOT been a consistent occurence on this here trip, and it really hit the spot.

then it was time for the screening! check this out:

were on the marquee!

we're on the marquee!

sarah also made a really cool poster for the screening:

no gelato, yes queer videos

no gelato, yes queer videos

the guild is a really cool, small independent movie house; if you’re ever in albuquerque, i highly recommend checking it out. i mean, look at this popcorn guy!

wheeeee! butter!

wheeeee! butter!

latham programming

latham "programming" (and also clearly humoring me)

then, a very nice crowd strolled in; we got written up in the local weekly, which always helps. here they are!

very comfy crowd at the guild

very enthusiastic folks, with some good questions. they also very very kindly dropped a generous amount of money into our donation bucket (which for some reason we didn’t bring along with us). our NPR-style pleas for gas money must be just desperate enough–either that or people really do like the program!

or perhaps everyone loves badly drawn pacman ghosts.

or perhaps everyone loves badly drawn pacman ghosts.

after the screening we downed a couple of growlers worth of beer with our host sarah and her boyfriend ben; we really can’t thank the two of them enough for the food, drink and great conversation. our stay in albuquerque was definitely brief, but truly fantastic! here’s a sneaky snapshot i took of the two of them at breakfast this morning:

sarah + ben

right after this picture was taken, latham and i hopped in the car and drove for 13 fucking hours. we listened to a bit more of jane fonda’s autobiography, a fair amount of barbara ehrenreich (we picked up “nickel and dimed” way back in portland, as well as a collection of essays at the phoenix public library), some democracy now, some radiolab… basically anything to make the time go by quicker as things turned from relatively scenic west texas landscape to pitch-black tunnel-esque we-are-in-the-middle-of-fucking-nowhere night driving. around dusk, i got pulled over doing 90 mph in an 80 zone, outside of fort stockton, tx. fortunately, the cop let me off with a warning. the fear of getting pulled over again, coupled with the 65 mph nighttime speed limit (aka LAME SHIT), seriously slowed us down, making for some of the most taxing driving of the trip so far (seriously, it’s a tossup between that and the slushy mountain snowstorm in west montana/idaho–yes, today was that bad).

so anyway, we made it to austin, having only slightly lost our minds. i dropped latham off at his friend jordan’s house, and made my way to meet up with ivan, who helped us organize tomorrow’s screening. i’m crashing with a friend of his, heyd, who has a lovely home, a sweet old dog, and a nice bottle of whiskey. not to mention more homemade food ready and waiting for me! really, the people who are helping us out along the way on this trek are just too fabulous. they run the whole spectrum of old friends to new acquaintences, but they’ve been uniformly generous and helpful and kind and and and…

and, it’s 3:30 in the morning, i was in a car all day, and i had a fair amount of whiskey this evening, so i should probably just call it a night. tomorrow is lookin’ to be really, really great–ivan and the folks at the austin gay and lesbian international film festival have done a lot of promotion, people are excited about the screening, and latham and i are DJing afterwards at the cockpit! yeah!

PS. SPECIAL BELATED BONUS PIC FROM THE LA SCREENING!

echo park crowd

echo park crowd

as lisa from the echo park film center kind of brilliantly put it when she sent me the pic: “Matt had a shaky hand that night but it definitely adds to the mysterious Channeling vibe!” indeed it does! thanks to lisa and matt both!

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