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Culture Club Remembers Sarah Jacobson

Posted by bgsuenglish on February 9, 2009

“Tuesdays at the Gish,” a film series sponsored by The Culture Club, in association with the Department of Theatre and Film, continues tomorrow evening with a screening of a few selected films of Sarah Jacobson, Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 pm in the Gish Film Theater

Before her untimely death in 2004, Sarah Jacobson was an independent filmmaker with a do-it-yourself ethic and a distinctly underground sensibility. Working with her producer and mom, Ruth Ellen Jacobson, Sarah produced and distributed a feature-length film, Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore, and a number of shorts. The evening will be both a celebration of  Jacobson’s life and a fundraiser for the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant, an annual film grant established by her mother that rewards independent female filmmakers. Donations, however small, would be much appreciated.

Films to be screened Tuesday include Jacobson’s short documentary on the cult film, Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains (made with collaborator Sam Green), an “unreleased” documentary on Jacobson’s high school reunion following the release of Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore, Sam Green’s Lot 63, Grave C (on Altamont victim Meredith Hunter), and a number of other shorts and excerpts. Jacobson was truly an original and an inspirational independent filmmaker. Please join us in celebrating her life. Screening begins at 7:30. To learn more about Sarah Jacobson, check out:

The screening begins at 7:30 at the Gish Film Theater in Hanna Hall.


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