Filmmaker: John Fink
Organization: Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection
"Reclamation" focuses on an inclusive community centered around this 100 year old congregation that has been continually adapting to challenges facing the health, safety, and economic stability of their often neglected neighborhood.
When others are fleeing the "dangers" of the East Side, the members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection are standing their ground and saying "NO!" to the decay that has overtaken this very much overlooked area of the city by providing essential services like health care, child care, a garden, and food pantry to the community that surrounds the church.
MORE INFORMATION: resurrectionbuffalo.org
John J. Fink is a Pompton Lakes, NJ and Buffalo, NY based media maker and an MFA Candidate in the Department of Media Study, SUNY University at Buffalo. His work and research explore the connection between biography and geography and its manifestation in cinema including experimental and narrative film.
a remake of Matthew Barney's Drawing Restraint 9....in filmmaker John J. Fink's bathtub with two friends. Budget is the ultimate restraint and here's what $40 bucks worth of bargain basement petroleum jelly and even cheaper restraint buys.
From writer/director John J. Fink comes a semi-autobiographical film traversing the boundaries of imagination, memory and fact. A young Buffalo couple, Wade- a long haul tuck driver (Benjamin L. Newmark) and Diana, a hair dresser (Tilke Hill) struggle to come to terms with an open secret they must break to their young son (Ethan Dempsey).