Having Julie Casper Roth come to show us her work and talk to us about the fine line that documentary work always walks between reality, truth, and fiction was really interesting. As an artist Julie describes herself as a story teller who is always interested in how she can play with combining her love of history to create speculative fictions of the past or the future.
We rearranged the chairs and use a drawing pad as movie screen for this evening’s presentation. And what a lively conversation, in spite of being in the main part of the library (we were only reminded to lower our voices once!) Several really interesting films were mentioned that folks may want to try to see including: Catfish, Johnny got his gun, (both can be requested by inter-library loan through Chatham Public library,) and Exit thru the gift shop, (available to stream on Netflix or to rent at video visions.)
For our next meeting on Monday, April 14 we will try to catch our breathe and take some time to “digest” all that we have read, seen, thought about and talked about. Using the term “meta” may be appropriate here (see the definition of this below*,) as we begin to talk about what we have been talking about and how effective/interesting this form of talking has been. It is also time to talk about what we will do next ( I have a few ideas!) I have included just one link for this week so as not to feel too full! And this is where the digestive biscuits will come into play. Of course we will try them with and without chocolate, milk and bittersweet! We will be back on our regular day, regular time, regular location - hope to see you there! (Monday April 14, 6:30-7:45, in the teen room.)
If you would like a little more reading material to hold you over until our next meeting please stop by the Bagel Cafe at 41 Main Street. While having a bite enjoy reading a chapter or two of one of my art books I have temporarily loaned (and covered with fabulous fabric covers) located above the drinks cooler just waiting for you to open them up!