In the Zone: Films & Video Art
Presented by Amanda Roscoe Mayo

Saturday, November 16, 7-10pm

Come explore various rabbit holes through sight, sound, and narrative at In the Zone, an evening of films and video art presented by Amanda Roscoe Mayo at the Royal NoneSuch Gallery. This FREE event will feature work by award-winning Bay Area filmmakers and an array of national video artworks, plus a signature cocktail and popcorn bar (by donation). We will also host a meet and greet with some of the filmmakers and artists following the screening.

7:00PM Signature Cocktail & Popcorn Bar (by donation)
8:00PM The Grid / Ben Bigelow
8:35PM All You Need to Know About Supervision / Steve Holzer
8:42PM Why Are You Still Watching This? / Noah Krell
8:50PM El Soñador / Javier Roberto Carlos
9:05PM SLOMO / Joshua Izenberg
9:30PM ‘Meet and Greet’ w/ filmmakers and artists

The theme for In the Zone was inspired by SLOMO, directed by Joshua Izenberg. This film won Best Short Documentary at this year’s SXSW Film Festival and presents the story of Dr. John Kitchin, who becomes depressed and frustrated with his life, abandons his career as a neurologist and moves to Pacific Beach. There, he undergoes a radical transformation, trading in his lab coat for a pair of rollerblades and his IRA for a taste of divinity.

Javier Roberto Carlos was awarded the Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Award this year for his outstanding documentary work. El Soñador is an intimate portrait of Marcos "El Soñador" Alvarez, a blind street musician from El Salvador living in San Francisco. Shot in 16mm and Super-8 film and using hand-processing and optical-printing techniques, El Soñador attempts to cinematically represent Marcos' struggles as well as his dreams of overcoming them with music.

Steve Holzer is an artist living and working in Marfa, TX. His film Machine Deva won Best Experimental Film at the Columbia Gorge Film Festival after it was screened at Oakland’s (now-defunct) MacArthur B Arthur Gallery. His newest work, All You Need to Know About Supervision consists of found footage, 16mm, found still images and manipulated film. It is meditative and provocative and this will be the first national screening.

Noah Krell, a New York-based video artist (formerly based in San Francisco), will show a brand new work entitledWhat Are You Waiting For? This work has a sense of humor relying entirely on the audience’s mood.

The final video work by Ben Bigelow is a portrait of the Silicon Valley. Bigelow’s The Grid approaches existential questions about spiritual progress and reality/virtuality through topics including cloud computing, corporate advertising, magic tricks and jazz standards.