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Sunday, October 23 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
BIFF 2011 - A Tribute to Milton Rogovin LIMITED

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A Tribute to Milton Rogovin:  4 Rare Films


 1. Be Filed With the Spirit: Storefront Churches:   RT 8min, 46 sec. 2011   Photographs by Milton Rogovin, Mark Rogovin   director, Sharon Karp editor, music from the 1957 recording, Urban Holiness Service: Elder Charles D. Beck of Folkways Records (c) Smithsonian Recordings, , also includes the words of Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois


Be Filled With the Spirit is a dynamic look into the traditions of the black storefront churches as photographed by noted photographer Milton Rogovin. Encouraged by noted African-American sociologist Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois, Rogovin photographed the churches for three years. The images are filled with the movement and expression of worship. With music and preaching recorded at the services, the energy of Rogovin's photographs come to life.


2. Milton Rogovin: the Forgotten Ones,  RT 11 min. 31 sec., 2002   Harvey Wang filmmaker, Winner of Tribeca Film Festival for short documentaries 

Milton Rogovin: the Forgotten Ones follows Anne and Milton Rogovin during the completion of the Lower West Side photographic  series. This series began in 1972 and the Rogovin's went back to the LWS in the early 80s, 90s and again between 2000-2002. The films shows the close friendship the Rogovin's had between themselves and the community.


3.Picture Man: the Poetry of Photographer Milton Rogovin,   RT 19 min, 35 sec. 2009  Mark Rogovin director, Isadore Bleckman filmmaker , Sheera Bleckman original editing, Mark Dvorak music.

At age 87, Milton Rogovin was encouraged by his wife Anne to write poems about many of his most meaningful photographs. Picture Man shows the intricate linking of Rogovin's  poems and photographs  that gave Milton a chance to express both his serious and humorous thinking about his photography.


4. Rear Window: Images of Atlantis (series): The Photography of Milton Rogovin,  RT  38 min.1992   Tariq Ali producer, Channel 4 British TV, Peter Wollen director  The Photography of Milton Rogovin highlights Buffalo and Lackawanna's steel industry from Rogovin's Working People series and the Lower West Side series. Also there is interviewing of Scottish miners, some photographed in Rogovin's ten nation's, Family of Miners series. This is a gritty film  produced for British public television. This is the only film on Rogovin that goes into the steel mills





Advance tickets are DISCOUNTED.


Sunday October 23, 2011 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
The Screening Room enter at Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 4524 Bailey Avenue, Amherst, NY 14226