What is Cut and Run and what is its purpose?
Cut and Run is the name given to a curating and programming project, organized by us - two San Francisco State University alums, Brenda Contreras and Mallary Abel. Both of us share an affinity for experimental and avant-garde film, exhibition, and its universal community. Together we organize film screenings by assembling experimental films and videos into themed exhibitions and present them to the public in art galleries, theaters, microcinemas, and public spaces. Please note that the films we screen are not solely our works; Cut and Run has an ongoing call for submissions and screens a wide range of films by landmark and historical filmmakers, as well as emerging artists.
In 2009 C+R was fortunate enough to self fund its first tour along the U.S. West Coast. Now as we prepare for the next journey, with higher goals and aspirations, we hope to get a bit of financial help.
This fall C + R will present a new program on its first nation wide tour with stops in Oregon, California, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Louisiana, and Illinois. We need to raise $2,500 to cover costs such as: promotion material, fuel, film rentals, and travel expenses (excluding food and accommodations).
Why the tour?
To some, the concept of a traveling film show can be hard to grasp. Much like a band goes on tour, film festivals do too. There are hundreds of cultural and creative spaces designed specifically to host events like ours. These spaces rely on curators and programmers to present shows to the public. This is how their business works.
Touring is the best way for us to meet other artists and people who we can work with and establish our identity abroad. We can't just stay in one spot; we must cut and run.
Visit Cutandruntour.wordpress.com for up to the date information!
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