Saturday, August 24, 2013
HOMETOWN BLUES - CAPTURED
The chapter "Why I Left the 'Cinema of Transgression' Behind, Or Why It Left Me", was written by underground filmmaker Casandra Stark Mele. The way she opened up her article caught my attention and got me thinking before I had a chance to continue reading...
"The Bright Side
As a young woman, I fled the self-destructive atmosphere of my hometown and came to New York to attend art school."
Attending art school is not what felt provocative to me, it was this: "... I fled the self-destructive atmosphere of my hometown... "
I'm guessing this emotion or feeling is not that uncommon, especially among creative types.
Terrific book/document, by the way.
"Captured - a film/video history of the lower east side"
Phil Hartman and Clayton Patterson; foreword by Abel Ferarra.
Seven Stories Press