JOYCE AT 34/YOUTH FILM DISTRIBUTION CENTER SHORTS
DIRECTOR: JOYCE CHOPRA / VARIOUS
*Screening introduced by Elena Rossi-Snook, the 16mm film archivist for the Reserve Film and Video Collection of the New York Public Library. She is a Director of the Board for the Association of Moving Image Archivists and is the chair of the AMIA Film Advocacy Task Force.
JOYCE AT 34
In feminist filmmaker Joyce Chopra’s Joyce at 34 (a collaboration with Claudia Weill, who would later direct the great unsung Girlfriends), Chopra examines the demands of juggling a baby and a professional career.
SHORTS FROM NEW YORK’S YOUTH FILM DISTRIBUTION CENTER
In this program we also present a selection of shorts from the Youth Film Distribution Center, founded in 1969 so that young filmmakers between the ages of fourteen and twenty could make films on 16mm, many shot on the Lower East Side.
Aspirations (Peri Muldofsky, age 17, 6 min., 1971)
The Flop (Luis Vale, age 16, 9 min., 1967)
Life in New York (Alfonso Pagan, age 18, and Luis Vale, age 18, 6 min., 1969)
Young Braves (Mike Jacobsohn, age 18, 9 min., 1968)
Batteries Not Included (Joe Sciorra, age 16, 4 min., 1971)
And We Drink and Drown (Mary Lee, age 17, 6 min., 1970)
All films have been preserved by the Reserve Film and Video Collection of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, with funding from the National Film Preservation Foundation.