Tara Merenda Nelson via Zoom
Ciné Salon: XXV: HALLER1
Ciné Salon Fall 2021 honors the remarkable film historian, film archivist and photo documentarian Robert A. Haller (1942-2021).  
Some content MATURE in theme and content, viewer discretion advised.

LIVE SPECIAL LOCATION: CINE SALON: HOME MOVIE DAY POTLUCK FOR LUTHER PRICE, 1987-2007 • MATURE
  
Tara Merenda Nelson via Zoom
Ciné Salon: XXV: HALLER1
Ciné Salon Fall 2021 honors the remarkable film historian, film archivist and photo documentarian Robert A. Haller (1942-2021).  

In person: Bring a dish, lawn chair and mask to the home of Rich Fedorchak, 6362 Rt 113, Thetford Center, VT 05075.RSVP: 802-785-4118 or rfedorchak50@gmail.com
Online: Join us on Zoom from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. Sorry, films will not be screened on Zoom. Email megan.coleman@thehowe.org for an invite.

TARA MERENDA NELSON IN PERSON
Home Movie Day 2021 honors the prolific experimental filmmaker Luther Price, who died at 58. Roberta Smith of the New York Times profiled his works as “an intense artistic psyche descended from Pollock, Rauschenberg and Jack Smith—if not Hercules Segers.” Nothing more needs said except beware of “his haunting, often transgressive work” that deals with family, sexuality and death. The potluck supper will also feature several home movies of Robert Haller shot by Jonas Mekas. Bring a dish, lawn chair and mask to the home of Rich Fedorchak, 6362 Rt 113, Thetford Center, VT 05075. RSVP 802-785-4118 rfedorchak50@gmail.com

An indelible experience. That really is the apposite word when describing Luther’s movies—indelible. They stay with you, like a childhood memory, or a scar.” — Carolee Schnneman 

Some content MATURE in theme and content, viewer discretion advised.

FILMS: Warm Broth (1987-88) as Tom Rhoads 34:33’; Sodom (1989) 16:58’; Clown (1990-2002) 13’; Jelly Fish Sandwich (1994) 12:35’; Kittens Grow Up (2007) excerpt 4:42’; Robert Haller’s Wedding (1980) 3:08’ and Tuesday, November 6, 2007 “final installment on Maxi, Anthology’s cat” (2007) Jonas Mekas 5:37’. Films by Luther Price unless noted. Courtesy Canyon Cinema, Anthology Film Archives. TRT 91 mins.

BIO: LUTHER PRICE (1962-2020) was born in Revere, Massachusetts and remained a Boston artist for much of his life. He assumed different pseudonyms, such as Luther Price and Tom Rhoads, to suit the verve of his artwork and never revealed his real name. In reaction to his early notoriety, he lamented, “I became known as this gritty, badass, gay filmmaker and… I’m not.” He studied with Saul Levine, one of the most important American experimental filmmakers.

BIO: TARA MERENDA NELSON is the Curator of Moving Image Collections at Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, where she teaches 16mm film production and oversees a collection of over 10,000 16mm films and magnetic media titles. Terra was a friend of Luther Price, who she met while a student at Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

LINKS: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/19/arts/luther-price-dead.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/luther-price-dead-1202691475/
https://bigredandshiny.org/15511/kittens-grow-up-tara-nelson-luther-price-in-conversation/
https://brattlefilm.org/special_events/films-by-tom-rhoads-luther-price/
https://www.bonappetit.com/entertaining-style/parties/article/potluck-rules-etiquette
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/about/haller

COSPONSORS: AVA Gallery and Art Center, Canyon Cinema, CATV, Department of Film and Media Studies Dartmouth College, Filmmakers Showcase, Film Video Digital, Hood Museum of Art Dartmouth, Howe Library, Jones Media Center Dartmouth Library, Re:Voir Video and VTIFF Vermont International Film Festival.

Programs subject to change without notice.