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

We'll be hosting another of our monthly nights at the Silent Movie Theatre, where we bring in one of our favorite people to curate and introduce a night of films. This time around, it's artist/filmmaker/writer/musician/curator Aaron Rose, founder of NYC's Alleged Gallery, co-editor of the art mag ANP Quarterly, player in 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

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