The film nods to the verité filmmaking of the late 60s, with jumps-cuts and black and white cinematography. This tactile style creates an immediacy and informality as we feel the filmmaker’s presence and communication with Tanowitz. After the raw, black and white vision of rehearsal, the film stylistically shifts in a finale revealing pieces of Every Moment Alters, with its precise, evocative choreography seen through polished, cinematic filmmaking.
In each episode of Flowstate /North Brooklyn Artists, hosts Kayafas and Jean-Pierre visit an artist in their home or studio and engage in heartfelt, casual conversations about their lives and artistic practice.
Being artists themselves, the hosts discuss practical matters in addition to technique and process. The conversations are spontaneous and real. The 16 participating artists are at different stages in their careers and come from diverse backgrounds. They include Derrick Adams, Jilly Ballistic, Matthew Benedict, Dave Choi, Lisa Corinne Davis, Damien Davis, Amber Hany, Coby Kennedy, Naomi Okubo, Joey Parlett, Fara’h Salehi, Buket Savci, Fred Tomaselli, Carlos Vela-Prado, Sophia Wallace, and B.D. White. For many, the crew of Flowstate /North Brooklyn Artists was the first outside visitors they’d welcomed since the start of the pandemic.
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Director, Editor, Co-Producer for Episode 7: Sophia Wallace & B.D. White
Filmmaker Liz Sargent was commissioned by ALL ARTS to create an experimental short film reflecting themes of this year's River To River Festival: deceleration, reflection, and stillness as an antidote to our rushed contemporary reality.
NEW YORK EMMY WINNER: Best Arts Special
Through vignettes of performance set within the city landscape, we consider Lower Manhattan as a backdrop for art, culture and reflection rather than finance, business and tourism. The film offers the viewer the feeling of the festival through experimentation rather than a documentation of the event.
Bob and Joan Sargent raised 12 kids, eight of whom they adopted. Now the children are grown up and the parents struggle to help those with special needs and mental illness. Filmmaker Liz Sargent wonders who will care for her parents as they get older and who will inherit the responsibility for the siblings who cannot care for themselves. The Sargent family navigates the hard truths of aging, disability, adoption and an evolving definition of family.