Harpur Cinema Presents: Against the Mainstream
SHORT FILMS BY SADIE BENNING, BETZY BROMBERG, ABIGAIL CHILD, AND LESLIE THORNTON
PETIT MAL (Betzy Bromberg, 1977, 18 min)
PEGGY AND FRED IN HELL: THE PROLOGUE (Leslie Thornton, 1988, 19 min)
MAYHEM (Abigail Child, 20 min, 1987)
IT WASN’T LOVE (Sadie Benning, 1992, 20 min)
The program consists of low-budget, self-produced short films by female artists, which were shot or recorded in their homes and neighbors, featuring their friends and acquaintances. Any of them may not express a political message but an attitude against the norms established by society or the film industry. Although it has been decades since these films were produced, they are still influential on film and video artists today. Programmed by Professor Tomonari Nishikawa (Cinema). This program is a special presentation in coordination with the exhibition “Now form a band”: A punk exhibition in 3 chords on view at the Binghamton Art Museum from September 10—December 11, 2021. For more information, visit www.binghamton.edu/art-museum/.