Two new articles from Winfred's exhibit at the New Haven Museum, March 1 through June 20, 2015. "There's a Story Here: Filmmaker Vivian Ducat Visits New Haven Museum," from The Hartfort Courant and "Winfred Rembert Gets His Local Due" from The New Haven Independent.
Winfred was honored on March 30th together with Piper Kerman, the author of Orange is the New Black by the Equal Justice Initiative in New York. There were five Rembert brothers and one Rembert sister along with the McBlains and Nancy Lewis—an All Me reunion.
“All Me...” was just cited in an article by Priscilla Frank of Huffington Post recommending films to stream for the holiday weekend. Ranking it number 3 in 16 of “...the best artist documentaries currently streaming online,” Huffington Post, 11/25/14.
Here's the link to a 13:45 minutes interview with Vivian by Guido Baechler. For all the people who donated to our Kickstarter campaign to take our film to the Lucerne International Film Festival, here is an interview Vivian did in Lucerne in October when the festival was supposed to be happening. The festival moved its dates and the screening venue, but by the time that happened, we were unable to re-arrange our travels. So this interview was done in front of the Swiss Transport Museum which has the best screen in Lucerne.
The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has awarded Winfred the 2014 Arts Awards, the theme for which is “Small City, Big Art,” a nod to creativity’s ability to transcend geography and offer boundless inspiration.
Our Kickstarter campaign has been FUNDED! “All Me…” was invited to the Lucerne International Film Festival, but the German subtitles has to be done and shipped to the festival by September 14th.
We are very grateful for our supporters:
First name only contributors: Annette, Bencbaer Brett, David, Frumkin, Merran, Satyajit, Veronica, Zoe
Individual contributors: Howard Aaron, Adam Adelson, Carolyn Anderson, Suzanne B. Ducat, Judith Baumel, David Bederow, Gene Bendow, Veronique Bernard, David Bialer, Martin Birkenthal, Jane Bolster, Joe Boucher, Elena Brodie Kusa, Dominique Browning, Kersti Bryan, Jill Byrd, Dennis C. Reeder, Michael Calica, Gwen Chasan, Mary Cherney, Corrinne Collett, Oliver Conant, Wendy Cown, Rebecca Culyba, Michael Culyba, Andrew Dolkart, Marjorie Ellenbogen, Corinne Field, Lisa Finder, Joy Flynt, David Gaynes, Beth Gittleman, Debbe R. Goldberg, Susan Gordis , Trudy Harris, Jessica Hentoff, Ed Holt, Sasha Ichihara, Catherine James, Karen Johnston, Chip Kalleen, ASID, Carol Kassel, Sharon Kramer , Thomas R. Lansner, Pamela Lodish, Dennis Looney, Catherine Maguire, Scott McCraw, Roger McDaniel, Peter Meyers, Laura Moore, Jessie Mygatt, Sarah Prendergast, Mary Reinke, Ellen Resnick, Sue Rosenthal, Jill Roter, Louisa Rubinfien, Lisa Schwartzburg, Michael Shalhoup, Jeffrey Shandler, Carol Shapiro, Henrietta Sherwin, Yukiko Shimahara, J. C. Sibara, Josh Silver, Caroline Stern, Michael V. Susi, FloraMaiya Thomas, Christian Thompson, Patty Towle, Julia Van Haaften, Sam Vong, Debra Weissbach, Sheri Whitley, Fronza Woods, Uptown Fine Art Printing Studio. Combined contributors: Jim & Gail Addiss, Anna & Ryan Browning, Barbara Costa & Eric Stange, Daniel Mirro & Nina Skriloff, Joe & Annie Sher.
One of the most time-consuming parts of subtitling is the placement of the words and the many decisions that must be made on the spot to condense the language of the translation to fit the tempo of the delivery of the words in an interview bit or in an exchange between two people. It may look easy when it is done well, but subtitling is an art in and of itself, and it require painstaking precision, and much doing and redoing until it feels absolutely right. We have confidence that our translator Jamila Mohamad Hooker has the sensitivity to deliver that level of translation.
The film is now available on Google Play and your positive reviews are appreciated of course.
The film received three new awards, one award from the 2013 Audience Award for the Hamptons Take 2 Documentary Film Festival then two awards, Jury and Audience Choice Award for Best Documentary from the 17th Annual Northampton International Film Festival.
The "Art of Winfred Rembert 2014 Calendar" is here. Click on the icon on the right to see the back cover. If you want one, write us at email@example.com. The calendar includes Winfred's Self Portrait #1 for January 2015! Due to the contraints of the calendar layout format we had to crop many of the pictures. To see the entire picture of some of the pieces such as "The Mud Hole," and "Hold Your Cotton" go to our Pinterest board for other calendar images.
The film was part of the two day commemoration event held by the Americus-Sumter County Movement Remembered Committee, Inc. The weekend of Aug. 23 marked the 50th anniversary of the Americus Civil Rights Movement, pictures on our Facebook album here. At the commemoration event Patsy, Winfred and Vivian met former President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Americus is a pivotal point in Winfred's life, where he was arrested for stealing during a civil rights demonstration and jailed for seven years. Here's our video on our YouTube channel of Winfred revisiting the alley where he was arreste, along with other videos from that visit.
We are honored with the 2013 New Hope Award from the New Hope Film Festival. More good news, the film is now available on Hulu. We also just got a nice review by Emmanuel Akitobi on IndieWire.com. At the end of the article, the film is screening in full-length via SnagFilm with commercial interruptions.
New Articles about the film
Article by by Sabine Heinlein from hyperallergic.com, "A Black Outsider Artist in a White Art World"
Article by Paul Laster from Flavorwire.com "10 Contemporary Outsider Artists Everyone Should Know"
Article by James Mannen, from trustmovies.blogspot.com, "The QUEENS WORLD FILM FESTIVAL 2013 It's back -- and (much) bigger than ever: Elliot Bassman, Winfred Rembert -- & more!"
New York Times Article by Roberta Smith, on the Outsider Art Fair Here.
January-February have been busy time for Winfred and the film. Winfred's art work is on exhibit at the Flint Institute of Art (Jan 27-Mar 17) , Adelson Galleries Boston (Feb 1-Mar 31). His work was exhibited at the Kinz + Tillou Fine Art at the Outsider Art Fair 2013 (Jan 31-Feb 3), then there were six screenings at various venues, the National Arts Club, Goddard Riverside Community Center, the Brattle Theater, the Arlington Church of God, and Riverside Church! The next screening will be at the Queens International Film Festival on March 9th. Thank you to all the incredible responses on Facebook after the broadcasts from America Reframed!
Filmakers Library is now our educational distributor! Anyone who knows interested schools and libraries can order the film by clicking here to go to academicvideostore.com. We are very happy to finally be available to the educational world!
DVDs are also available to puchase, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2012 Heartland Film Festival article on Film Entertainment Magazine by Madelyn Ritrosky.
More pictures of Winfred's work is now on Pinterest.
We are honored to be the recipient of awards from Arlington International Film Festival, Best of Festival award and the Heartland Film Festival.
We are honored to be the recipient of a 2012 CINE Golden Eagle Award!
Interview with Winfred and Vivian by Valerie Richardson of WPKN.
“City artist Winfred Rembert's story comes to light in ‘All Me’”
New Haven Register Article By Donna Doherty
“Winfred Rembert’s Documentary ‘All Me’ Tracks A Painful Past Translated Into Beautiful Art”
Huffington Post Article
“Audio Interview with Vivian at Radio SRQ during the Sarasota Film Festival”
Interview by Ann Corcoran
“Odyssey Through Jim Crow Era, Carved in Leather”
New York Times Article By Martha Schwender
Winfred Rembert’s artwork depicting the harrowing details of life in the segregated South is on view at the Hudson River Museum through May 6. Slide show link here.
A jury of The Alliance of Women Film Journalists which included AWFJ members Cynthia Fuchs (Popmatters.com), Jennifer Merin (Documentaries.About.com and Womens eNews), Erin Trahan (The Independent), Susan Wloszczyna (USA Today) and Jeanne Wolf (JeanneWolfsHollywood.com and PARADE Magazine) offered a prize to ALL ME: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WINFRED REMBERT. The film was awarded “Special Mention for Synthesis of Form and Theme.” It was presented at the EDA award ceremony during the Salem Film Fest.
“This is something very important in documentary filmmaking, so we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to single out this film,” AWFJ President Jennifer Merin said during her presentation of the award on March 3, 2012.
The film is also honored for “the Salem Film Fest Audience Award” with a very special one of a kind Audience Award trophy created by Salem artist Mic Augustine.
“Winfred Rembert: Amazing Grace Images on Leather at the Hudson River Museum”
Article on ArtDaily.org
“Amazing Grace, the first major museum exhibition of Rembert’s work, incorporates historical photographs of places in Georgia, a documentary of his life by noted filmmaker Vivian Ducat, and gospel music both recorded and performed by Rembert in the Hudson River Museum galleries on several dates. Music, pivotal in Rembert’s life and art, and has contributed to his success as a mentor to young people.”
“Rembert Shows Harlem How It’s Done”
by Melissa Bailey of The New Haven Independent
This article includes a video and new pictures of Winfred’s visits to Harlem and the Hudson River Museum. ‘Rembert began the week in Washington, D.C., where he spoke at a screening in the Library of Congress and tried, unsuccessfully, to deliver a hand-carved handbag to Michelle Obama. He has upcoming appearances planned in Los Angeles; Atlanta; Salem, Mass.; and Montgomery, Alabama.”
Press release from Congressman Charles Rengel about the recent screening of the movie in Washington D.C.
“The creative diligence of Vivian Ducat and Winfred Rembert are a testament to the numerous cultural contributions made in this great country. I am proud that so many of my constituents are artistically gifted and are dedicated to teaching future generations about a time in our history that we're working so hard to transcend,’ said Rangel.”
“Portrait of the Artist as a Young Chain-Ganger”
by James Wolcott of Vanity Fair Magazine
“And yet All Me is anything but a bitter downer, a history lesson that goes down like castor oil. Rembert himself is such an individual, genial, un-posing, shambling embodiment of faith, resilience, and realized potential that his triumph in the art world--the sales, the exhibitions, the laudatories--is bracing and sunlit despite the dark nights and days. Along with the depictions of the South imprinted on his retina is a portrait of President Obama so powerful and rallying that the Obama team ought to buy the rights and make it their campaign avatar.”