OFFLINE FV and Our Image Film and Arts Festival present


THIS THURSDAY Sept 23th 2010 6-8pm

6-6:30pm OFFLINE Film & Video (short international films) TheCollectiveWebsite

6:30-8pm The Beat presented by Our Image Film & Arts OurImageFacebookPage

The Community Artists' Collective 1413 Holman near LaBranch Houston, TX 77004 713-523-1616

OFFLINE FV : Film and Video Exhibition curated by Michael K Taylor

Exhibition Dates: Sept 11th 2010 - Sept 25th 2010 Hours: Thurs-Sat 12-5 with special screenings 6-8pm each Thursday @ The Community Artists' Collective - Tea Room Gallery

OFFLINE FV : Film and Video Exhibition focuses on experimental video and film narratives from local and international artists and filmmakers Jude Anogwih (Nigeria), Simone Bailey (San Francisco), Uchay Joel Chima (Nigeria), Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Jeff Faulkinbury (Houston), Tierney Malone (Houston), Emeka Ogboh (Nigeria), Lilian Pilaku (Nigeria), and Patrick Lovejoy (USA).

Anogwih's "Dreams (Smaerd)", Pilaku's "Outage - Outrage", and Chima 's "Carbon Blues" are abstract collages addressing migration, energy and transportation within Africa. Tierney Malone's "Songs for My Fathers" features multiple paintings and score Charlie Perez. Jeff Faulkinbury's feature-length film "Read On" follows four couples experiences with racism, infidelity, and identity when pushed by economic downturns. Run Time: 25 minutes

Our Image Film and Arts Festival showcases positive and entertaining imagery through film, arts and music about Black cultures of the world.

The Beat:

"The audience actually clapped in the middle of this film during the screening.  That has only happened a few times, so we thought this film would be perfect.  It captures life's tribulations, the arts, and humanity."
Film Synopsis: Director Brandon Sonnier’s THE BEAT travels “the roads not taken” through the life of Philip “Flip” Bernard. Following a tragedy, aspiring rap artist “Flip” Bernard is caught between two staggeringly different realities, each with its own irreversible consequences. Flip is torn between surviving on the streets in order to pursue his own dream of becoming a hip-hop rapper, or giving in to his father’s demands of getting a “real job” with a steady paycheck. In a surreal, suspenseful shuffling of parallel realities, Flip lives out both contrasting fates.

Run Time: 90 minutes


OFFLINE Film & Video Curator Michael K Taylor is a Texas-based artist and curator whose work over the past few years has been featured at the MFAH, Lawndale Arts Center, Project Row Houses, Rice Media Center and Go Down Arts Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. He curated the exhibitions Future Present Series and The Love Movement at the Community Artists' Collective incorporating visual art, live dance and video.

The Community Artists' Collective is located at Tea Room Gallery 1413 Holman near LaBranch Houston, TX 77004

The Community Artists' Collective (The Collective) is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to making the arts and arts education more accessible to all children and adults and to foster an appreciation for art and the creative process. The Collective is funded in part by grants from the Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Endowment, Inc., corporations, individuals and through collaborations with community organizations. The Collective is a member of the Fresh Arts Coalition, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor's Bureau, the African American Tourism Council of Greater Houston and the Third Ward Community Cloth Cooperative.