Next Stage Arts Project is pleased to present ON SCREEN, a series of themed films, hosted and curated by filmmaker Vanessa Vadim and writer/producer Paul van Winkle. The first theme is Neo-Noir, and next up is Chinatown (1974) on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m, directed by Roman Polanski, starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. Admission is by donation. A special dinner at the Gleanery will be served at 5:30 p.m, part of Next Stage's Dinner and A Movie.
Subsequent films in the series will be on Monday nights. All show times are 7 p.m. Upcoming films in the series are: Touch of Evil, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Winter's Bone, and Raging Bull. Visit nextstagearts.org or ONSCREEN.live for more info.
A short course on cinematic storytelling, ON SCREEN will provide the community with a casual place to view films in a variety of categories, while exploring questions, techniques and ideas about filmmaking.
Materials are provided, and discussions led with the basics of cinematic storytelling as the focus: story/idea, editing, sound, script, and cinematography. Weekly screenings are followed by conversation about the role of film in culture, art, and politics, as well as the art and techniques of filmmaking. Next Stage re-opened earlier this year after a $.12 million renovation, and is now fully accessible, with state of the art sound and lighting, comfortable seating, and great Cinematographer and Director Vanessa Vadim studied Film & Television at NYU-Tisch Graduate School before leaving to co-found, with Rory Kennedy, MayDay Media, a non-profit documentary production company. Along with her award-winning documentary films, Vanessa has worked in commercials and feature films, and has filmed and produced videos for National Geographic, MNN, Oprah, L'Oreal, Houston Museum of Modern Art, Random House, and Rai Uno, among others. Her profile of Gee's Bend artists, The Quilts of Gee's Bend, accompanied the exhibition of the same name. Vanessa graduated with honors from Brown University with a degree in Literature and Society.
She currently lives in Putney.
Paul Van Winkle has 25 plus years' experience developing, writing and producing integrated communications and designed media for global and national networks, agencies and brands. He's held senior-level creative and strategic development roles for leading digital and creative communications groups, including Publicis, Young & Rubicam, and BBDO. His passion is in integrating new ideas, technology, language and visual communications for effectively connecting ideas with audiences. His clients have included Turner, TNT, CNN, Discovery Channel, The Weather Channel, Blackberry, AT&T, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, The Nature Conservancy, Siemens, and UPS. He has a B.A. in English/Communications from Fairleigh Dickinson University (Madison, NJ),
and extensive Masters course work in Film, Communications, and Media from NYU and CU Boulder. He's also a former actor and has worked on both sides of film and television
Winner of the 2014 ArtPlace America Grant, Next Stage Arts Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Putney's cultural and economic village center through the programming, development and operation of Next Stage. Since its founding in early 2011, NSAP has hosted dozens events including classical, folk, and popular music concerts, films, theater and a spoken word series.
Information about upcoming events and more at: www.nextstagearts.org