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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS SARAH JACOBSON

An evening to honor DIY filmmaker Sarah Jacobson

And a benefit for the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant

February 15, 2010

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MONDAY FEB 15

7 pm doors, 8 pm show

Glasslands Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


On Monday, February 15, 2009, filmmakers, punk rockers, feminists, and musicians will gather to remember filmmaker Sarah Jacobson (1970–2004). The evening will include an appearance from Sarah’s mother Ruth Jacobson, and her sister Lee Jacobson. There is a $5 suggested donation at the doors, and all  proceeds will go to the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant, which supports independent young women filmmakers.

Sarah Jacobson (1971–2004) was a a filmmaker who wrote, produced, and directed several movies in the 1990s, including “Mary Jane’s Not A Virgin Any More” and “I Was a Teenage Serial Killer.” Sarah’s films reflected her punk sensibilities, her feminist beliefs, and her dedication to DIY principles. She and her mother Ruth Jacbson brought “Mary Jane” to the 1997 Sundance festival, and it was named by Film Threat as one of the “25 Underground Films You Must See.” Sarah was active in the music scene and directed several music videos, including one for Man… or Astroman? She died in 2004 at the age of 32.

After her death, filmmaker Sam Green and Sarah’s mother established the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant for young women “whose work embodies some of the things that Sarah stood for: a fierce DIY approach to filmmaking, a radical social critique, and a thoroughly underground sensibility.” Since 2004, the grant has been awarded to eight filmmakers: Marie Losier, Natasha Mendonca, Kara Herold, Gretchen Hogue, Joanna Dery, Vanessa Renwick, Ellen Lake, and Veronica Majano.

“Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Sarah Jacobson” will celebrate Sarah’s life and work. It also launches the grant cycle for 2010 and information about applying for the grant will be available at the event and on the website: https://sjfilmgrant.wordpress.com/.

The evening will begin with a short screening of samples of previous grant winners and two of Sarah’s short films. Filmmaker Barbara Hammer and Sarah’s mother Ruth will then speak and introduce “Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Any More.” The evening will also include video tributes from Sarah’s fans and friends including Kathleen Hanna, Allison Anders, Tamra Davis, Michelle Handelman, George Kuchar, Sam Green, and Craig Baldwin.

Glasslands is located at 289 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

[L] to Bedford, [J] to Marcy

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Check out the  filmmakers who have been awarded the Sarah Jacobson Film Grant in the past:

2013 :

Gina Kelly: Super Natura

Talena Sanders: Liahona

2012 Winners:

Mary Guzmán: Replaceable

Heather Lenz: KUSAMA: Princess of Polka Dots

Kate Marks: Miracle Maker: A Tale for Lost Causes and Desperate Cases

Akosua Adoma Owusu: Kwaku Ananse

2011:

Abby Moser: Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC

Susan Mogul: Rude Girls

Lana Wilson and Martha Shane : After Tiller

2009: Ellen Lake: Call + Response Natasha Mendonca 2007: Jo Dery: Peeks

Marie LosierThe Genesis of Pandrogeny

Kara Herold: Bachelorette, 34 Vanessa Renwick: Portrait #2: Trojan Gretchen Hogue: See Photo 2004 Veronica Majano for her experimental documentary film Remember Los Siete

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