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Film Screening: “Goodwoman” & “The Red Umbrella Diaries”
October 13, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm EDTFree
CRS presents two documentary films by Chris Fiore in conjunction with the exhibition of his photographs currently on view. The program will include a Q&A with the filmmaker. Ms Goodman from “Goodwoman” and Ceyenne from “The Red Umbrella Diaries” are also expected to participate. Admission is free.
“Goodwoman” tells the story of Debra Goodman, an activist wrongfully arrested by the NYPD for filming the police, and her attempts at justice in suing the city and insuring that all New Yorkers have the right to film the police. The film was featured in several festivals and was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Los Angeles Film Invasion Festival of 2016.
“The Red Umbrella Diaries” Trailer:
About Director Chris Fiore
Filmmaker, writer, and artist Chris Fiore, born 1959 in Norfolk, Virginia, received his BFA from Antioch College in 1984. In the late 80’s he was one of the founders of the Zone, a artist collective occupying an abandoned warehouse at 104 South 4th St, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Fiore showed at the East Village’s KOAP gallery in the early 90’s and in 1995 directed the underground documentary Trip and Go Naked, winner of the Excellence in Sexual Theater award at Arlene’s Grocery Picture Show. He went on to direct the feature documentary Backstage for Miramax, a behind the scenes look at Jay Z’s Hard Knock Life Tour. The film had a profitable run in theaters and is still occasionally in rotation on the Showtime network 17 years after it was made. Fiore has also directed documentaries on the making of the Victoria’s Secret Christmas Catalog, the band Paramore, as well as two prime time specials for Fox Television. His most recent documentary, Goodwoman, tells the story of Debra Goodman, an activist brutally arrested for filming the NYPD. Featured in several film festivals, Goodwoman won the Grand Jury Award at the 2016 LA Film Invasion film festival. He’s currently directing a documentary and web series on artist Ken Hiratsuka.
Fiore’s first feature film script, The Utopia Virus, was a finalist in the Final Draft Big Break Competition, garnering him representation and a Hollywood roller coaster ride as the directors Darron Aronofsky, Tony Scott, and Renny Harlin considered making the film. He also wrote the Wassup Obama ad, described by Salon.com as one of the most creative of the 2008 presidential campaign and winner of a Cannes Lion. He’s currently working on a series of film treatments for a Beijing based production company.
Fiore’s film work has directly influenced his art over the years, in his use of appropriated imagery, presentation of sequential images, and in the cinematically dynamic composition of his mosaic photography. Fiore is represented by the Ethan Pettit Gallery.