Chick Flicks: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

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Chick Flicks, a series of film screenings and video art
Chick Flicks, 2012
I Scream, Therefore I Exist
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diance Arbus, film still
Chick Flicks: Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

117 NE 2nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
March 31st, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Other (outside main areas)
Wednesday - Friday, 1 - 5pm
fictional biography, movie, film screening, fort lauderdale photography, video-art, performance
$5 Suggested donation

Join us for an evening screening and informal dialogue as we spotlight a cinematic retelling of Diane Arbus's biography in Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus and screen Miami artist Antonia Wright's short film I Scream, Therefore I Exist as part of Girls' Club new film series Chick Flicks. Four Saturday evenings are scheduled in Spring 2012 to screen feature films and full-length documentaries in Girls’ Club’s main floor gallery space. A short film by a local artist will proceed each presentation. Each film in the Chick Flicks series references works currently on view in the exhibition, and other female artists in Girls’ Club collection.

Writer Erin Cressida Wilson and director Stephan Shainberg take an impressionistic approach to the story of Arbus's descent into her iconic photographic practice. The story revolves around the fictitious relationship between Arbus and a socially awkward character suffering from an odd skin condition who acts as a catalyst for the development of her most recognizable work.

Being screened before the feature film is a short video by Miami artist Antonia Wright entitled I Scream, Therefore I Exist. The film comments on the freedoms and pleasures of life and the simultaneous duality of opposing realities.


Screenings begin at 7pm, followed by the FAT Village ArtWalk, from 7-11pm.  

Tickets are available at the door for a $5 suggested donation, snacks and refreshments also available.


Call for Video Submissions

Girls' Club is seeking short film and video submissions from female artists in South Florida to be juried by local filmmakers. The winning entries to be screened at Girls' Club in Fort Lauderdale during the final Chick Flicks presentation.

Videos will be judged by a panel of local artists and art professionals, which include Jillian Mayer, Samantha Sazlinger and Antonia Wright. The three winning films will be screened on Saturday, May 26, 2012 before the full-length documentary Our City Dreams by Chiara Clemente.


For a limited time following the screening, the selected videos will be available to view on the Girls' Club blog.  


Submission deadline - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Artists notified by - Friday, May 18, 2012
Screening - Saturday, May 26, 7pm


For details, guidelines and submission form visit 

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