Friday, October 12, 2007

Shrewsbury on display

Memphis filmmaker Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury is having an art show of his filmworks on Saturday. This is from John Beifuss' story in The Commercial Appeal:

... Shrewsbury describes the Saturday night happening he's hosting at the Memphis College of Art in Overton Park as "an opening reception for the piece of art that is my DVD. It's like an art reception with a screening instead of pictures hanging on the wall."

The event, scheduled for 6-9 p.m., is titled "Every Picture Tells a Story: An evening with Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury." And the new digital videodisc is "Geoffrey Brent Shrewsbury, Esquire presents: My Very First Retrospective Anthology DVD 1999-2005."

The disk collects 19 shorts -- including narrative films, "slideshows," early works and music videos -- created by Shrewsbury in Memphis and New York, where he was a film and television major at New York University.

Shrewsbury, 32, said a wine-and-cheese reception starts at 6 p.m., followed by the hour-long screening at 7, hosted by local raconteur/gadfly Andrew J. Earles. Shrewsbury will discuss his work and answer questions.

A musician and actor as well as filmmaker, Shrewsbury said he decided to produce a DVD and organize a public screening of his work because "the people I most want to share it with are the people in Memphis.

"So much of it was made here, but even people I run into every day haven't seen it, because when I first started, the way to share videos was to trade tapes on VHS."

For more, go here.

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