Mondays in August, 7:30pm
purchase tickets ahead of time for $5, or pay at the door if space is available.
For this summer’s screening series at Pieter, WCCW and Craftswoman House invited LA-based filmmakers to screen and discuss their recent work along side favorite or influential work by others.
August 10th: Nicole Miller will screen and discuss her work “Anthony Aquarius” (2015) followed by a screening of “What Happened, Miss Simone?” (2015)
August 17th: Karen Dee Carpenter will screen and discuss her work “My Scarlet Letter” (2004), Sarah + Dee (2007), and You Try Living Here (2015).
August 24th: Vega Darling will screen and discuss his new documentary “Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles” (2015).
August 31st: Ilona Berger will screen Djibril Diop Mambety’s “Touki bouki” (1973), as well as her work in progress “Kingdom of Rhythms.”
Karen Dee Carpenter received her M.F.A degree in Film and Media Arts at Temple University. She has produced several short films for which she has received Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowships in both Filmmaking and Screenwriting. Her film, My Scarlet Letter, was awarded “Best Graduate Film” by five festivals and has screened at festivals internationally, including Torino, Palm Beach, and Brooklyn International. This film was also a Finalist in the Akira Kurosowa Memorial Foundation competition. Her subsequent film, Sarah + Dee, was honored with the prestigious Princess Grace Award and screened at several festivals, including Aspen Shortsfest, Newport Beach International and Mill Valley Film Festival.
Karen is currently in post-production on her short film, You Try Living Here. In July 2015 she was a resident at the Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme, France where she was developing her first feature film, The Measure of She (and other aesthetics).
Nicole Miller was born in 1982 in Tucson Arizona, moving to Los Angeles in 2001 to attend Calarts and then continuing with a graduate degree from USC Roski School of the Arts. She still lives and works in Los Angeles. Recently Nicole had solo exhibitions at Ballroom Marfa, Centre D’art Contemporain Geneva, The Highline NYC and Kunst Werke in Berlin. She has also shown at LAXART in Los Angeles and featured in major museum exhibitions such as The Hammer Museum’s “Made in LA”, “Fore” at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and “Dallas Biennale” at The Dallas Contemporary. Last year she completed an 18-month project with The Los Angeles County Museum of the Arts. Her work is included in the collections of LACMA, The Hammer Museum and SFMOMA.
Vega Darling is a punk rocker turned filmmaker. Vega’s work has been screened at Frameline FF, San Francisco Transgender FF, San Francisco Women’s FF, Outfest Los Angeles LGBT FF and Reel It Out Queer FF, among others. Vega is the director of Lost Grrrls: Riot Grrrl In Los Angeles and GRRRL: 25 years of riot grrrl. Vega art directed Lynn Breedlove’s film adaptation of the punk rock dystopian novel, Godspeed (2007). Vega also worked on the gay transgender prequel to Battleship Potemkin, Maggots and Men (2009), and the experimental film adaptation of Michelle Tea’s novel, Valencia: The Movie/s (2013). Vega keynoted Ladyfest Los Angeles 2013. Vega co-directed An Excerpt From the Forthcoming Documentary, GRRRL (2013), a short film commissioned for the first major art exhibition on riot grrrl, Alien She, which also screened at several film festivals. Vega co-founded Atlanta Riot Grrrl in the mid-90’s, managed the first riot grrrl/queercore band out of the American South and wrote several zines in the 90’s and early 2000′s. Vega has organized feminist, queer, trans, and punk festivals, events, and conferences including Philadelphia Trans Health Conference, Ladyfest Bay Area, and Gender Reel Film Festivals in Oakland and Long Beach. Vega is a Senior double major undergraduate student in Film and Media Studies, and Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine.
Ilona Berger was DP and co-writer of Cary Cronenwett’s feature Maggots and Men which was shot on 16mm and super 8mm over 5 years in San Francisco, Vermont, and Russia. Maggots and Men traveled around the world and Berger’s experimental short Spektro Del Tempo has been seen at Documenta, and Outfest. Ilona Berger lives in Los Angeles and runs a gallery and micro cinema on Hollywood Blvd called LAST Projects. Currently she is collaborating with director Jamson Silgnena on Kingdom of Rhythms, a musical journey with a Haitian zombie.