Film Love presents

Let's Work Together

Friday, June 10, 2016
Atlanta Contemporary  |  7:30 pm
$8 admission / $5 for Contemporary supporters with ID

On June 10 at Atlanta Contemporary, Film Love presents two enduring films about conflict and cooperation within games, social structures, and filmmaking.

Pizza Pizza Daddy-O documents a group of young girls and their singing games on a Los Angeles school playground in the 1960s. Collectively, they perform the famous title song and other songs, spontaneously self-organizing their roles in the process.

Living among the Jie of Uganda in the late 1960s, David and Judith MacDougall produced To Live With Herds, an account of a dry season among the pastoral Jie. The Jie people must negotiate the scarce resources of the season, the need to sustain family structures while living semi-nomadically, and their dependence on cattle, under the pressure of new government policies designed to streamline their social and living structures. Deeply compassionate and visually arresting, this remarkable film is an early example of the MacDougalls’ groundbreaking ethnographic film style. Unlike in standard forms of documentary, which required after-the-fact narration presenting fixed views and top-down narratives, the subjects of To Live With Herds direct their own conversations and orient us to the landscape themselves – a cooperation made possible by the directors’ commitment to the subjects as individual human beings.

Pizza Pizza Daddy-O (Bess Lomax Hawes and Bob Eberlein, 1968), 18 minutes
To Live With Herds (David and Judith MacDougall, 1971), 70 minutes

Atlanta Contemporary
535 Means Street NW
Atlanta, GA, 30318

Let's Work Together is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to great but rarely seen films, especially important works unavailable on consumer video. Programs are curated and introduced by Andy Ditzler, and feature lively discussion. Through public screenings and events, Film Love preserves the communal viewing experience, provides space for the discussion of film as art, and explores alternative forms of moving image projection and viewing.


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