A day in Central Park with Poet-O (Isidore Block), the park's resident poet. During the early 1980's, there was hardly a day that I didn't run into him.
This movie, filmed after several weeks of preparatory interview sessions during warm summer evenings in 1984, almost got aborted when Poet-O stopped taking his meds and decided I was trying to conduct medical experiments on him with the camera. A week later, he was properly medicated. I borrowed the 16mm equipment from NYU film school, where they mistakenly thought I was a student, and with the help of Lester Cohen and Steven Stokes, both actual NYU film students at the time, shot the movie. The day of the shoot I had a raging fever.
O was screened in the Athens International Film Festival of 1985.
An Indian Dance Lesson gets the crowd on its feet at this an art exhibition and community drawing party. On exhibit were shadowboxes along with collages created during weekly art classes at Hamilton Innovative Senior Center. Inspired by Joseph Cornell’s iconic shadow boxes which reflected the ordinary objects that surrounded him and the scientific and artistic fields that sparked his curiosity—space, birds, ballet, music. Hamilton artists have created their own miniature worlds and self portraits out of objects from their lives.