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Alex Rivera: Video and New Works
Friday, November 21, 7 p.m.

Aurora Picture Show
800 Aurora Street
Filmmaker in attendance

Aurora is pleased to welcome and support a festival preview of cinematic programs from the Houston Cinema Arts Society on November 21st at 7PM with rising digital media artist and filmmaker Alex Rivera.

In conversation with Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado, film scholar and curator, Alex Rivera, video artist and filmmaker, will discuss and present video art works from 1995-2006, that preceded his first feature film Sleep Dealer.

Rivera will screen Papapapá, Dia de La Independencia, Braceros, Cybraceros and The Borders Trilogy.

Tickets for each of the scheduled events are $10 per adult; $8 for seniors and students and can be purchased on-line at cinemartsociety.org Aurora members $8.

The Houston Cinema Arts Society (HCAS), a newly formed non-profit organization has joined Houston’s cultural landscape. Created under the direction of a dedicated task force with the support of Mayor Bill White and the leadership of Franci Crane, the organization will focus on presenting cinema, mixedmedia performances and new media art and installations during an annual festival every November in Houston. HCAS plans to collaborate with Houston museums, art centers, theaters, cultural organizations and other urban spaces to co-host new media offerings. Curator Richard Herskowitz has deliberately programmed this Cinema and Media Arts Festival to serve as a framework for the full week-long festival that will launch in November 2009. Central to each year’s festival will be tributes to influential media artists whose work will be explored in depth, and who will engage in on-stage conversations with leading artists and critics about their careers. Surrounding these centerpiece programs will be an array of live events integrating cinema, music, and performance, outdoor projections, interactive installations in galleries, and Internet-designed and generated movies, as well as theatrical presentations of international films and videos.

Additional information and tickets for these screenings and conversations are available by visiting cinemartsociety.org.
 Rivera at Sundance promoting Sleep Dealer

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