Tix by donation*




$1000 and up 

* Starving artists and unemployed, please give what you can and come!

We're having a fundraising party for a new film about cinema pioneer Shirley Clarke

Saturday, April 26th at 7PM

Drinks, dinner, surprises and a short presentation about the documentary, 

directed by Immy Humes in association with Milestone Films

the distributor, rights holder, and advocate of Shirley's films and archive.

At the lovely Shed Space in Park Slope, 

366 6th Street, between 5th & 6th Avenues, Brooklyn

Tickets by donation via PayPal: $100 and up 

(Starving artists and unemployed Pay-What-You-Can) 

RSVP to thedoctank@aol.com

Dancer, bride, runaway wife, radical filmmaker and pioneer—Shirley Clarke is one of the great  undertold stories of American independent cinema. A woman working in a predominantly male world, a white director who turned her camera on black subjects, she was a Park Avenue rich girl who willed herself to become a dancer and a filmmaker, ran away to bohemia, hung out with the Beats and held to her own vision in triumph and defeat. She helped inspire a new film movement and made urgently vibrant work that blurs fiction and nonfiction, only to be marginalized, written out of histories and dismissed as a dilettante. She died in 1997 at 77 and is long overdue for a reappraisal. — Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 2012