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3 Films About Sister Corita


July 12th @ 8:00 PM

Family Books and Aaron Rose present:
3 Films About Sister Corita

Cinefamily hosts another “Family Sunday”, where our good friends at Family Bookstore (down the street from us on Fairfax Avenue) will bring in one of their favorite people to curate and introduce a night of films. This time around, Family brings us artist/filmmaker/writer/musician/curator Aaron Rose, founder of NYC's Alleged Gallery, co-editor of the art mag ANP Quarterly, frontman for L.A.-based band The Sads, and director of the documentary short Become A Microscope, based on the life of Sister Corita (1918-1986), a teacher, political activist and possibly one of the most innovative and unusual pop artists of the 1960s. Become A Microscope, shot on location in 2009 on the campus of Immaculate Heart High School in Los Angeles, serves as a living document of the inspiration she spread to the many people throughout her life--and, as the title suggests, the importance of looking at the world "small pieces at a time". The screening of Become A Microscope will be followed other two archival films on Sister Corita: Mary’s Day (1964) by Baylis Glascock, and Survival With Style (1966) by Cal Bernstein, Alex Singer and Haskell Wexler. Both of these rare films will be screened from their original 16mm prints, and Mary's Day will feature a live score by special musical guests!
Co-presented by The Corita Art Center

Tickets - $12