UNIVERSAL ALIENS presents:
MOM MOVIES – A dozen homemade videos + more
Doors at 7 pm ~ $5 ~ refreshments ~ over at 10 pm
Ilene Segalove – The Mom Tapes (1972-5) (VHS, 26 minutes)
A series of sharp and funny collaborations with her very sly mother. Shot in the early seventies in Beverly Hills, CA.
Mary Sinclair – It’s My Party and I’ll Cry If I Want To
The Allston writer is shy, so Lydia will read a few excerpts from her fiction-autobiography book grieving the death of her mother.
Lydia Eccles – Mom Quartet (2008-2012) (minidv, 60 minutes)
A series of home movies, mostly diary-style, with my mother, and her beagle companion Quinzey, following her life without my father (who died in 2005).
Mitch Hampton – Elegy for Aubrey (2011)
Mitch will play a jazz composition he wrote for his father on the beautiful grand piano at Lilypad.
Ilene Segalove was born in 1950 in Los Angeles. Working in video since 1972, when she bought a Portapak from Nam June Paik’s girlfriend, Ilene Segalove was initially, “offended by invasive quality and seduced by its power.” A self-described “child of Beverly Hills,” Segalove began pointing the camera at “familiar things,” producing quasi-documentaries about her family (The Mom Tapes, 1973-75) and American TV culture (TV is OK, 1976).
See attached review discussing her in relation to Lena Dunham.