Director/photographer Jason Goldwatch puts together a sweet little Super 8 mm series of films that focus on cultural icons and his personal heroes. It’s ironic that the he features none other than NYC icon and renowned photographer Ricky Powell (among others). We’ve featured The Rickster here on FMF before, and this short film coicides with his new exhibition Ricky Powell: NYC 1985 to Bushwick Now over at David Kesting Presents in Brooklyn. Goldwatch shoots the shorts all silent, and then adds some fitting music behind. This particular short is set to Kool and The Gang’s “Summer Madness”. Follow The Funky Uncle all over the NYC, feeding squirrels, hitting up Jazz in Washington Square Park, and doing the Lazy Hustler as only he can. We’re looking forward to more of these short films to come. We’re also looking forward to locking RP down for one of our Reel Talk Interviews. Yo Rick get at me!
Here’s the info on the Exhibition:
Friday May 17 from 7:00 – 10:00pm, and will be open to the public during the Bushwick Open Studios May 31 to June 2 and close on June 9.
For additional details please visit here. David Kesting Presents: is a contemporary art space in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn NY. The gallery was originally founded in 2003 as Capla Kesting Fine Art, then in 2008 became Leo Kesting Gallery in the Meat Packing District & Kesting/Ray in Soho in 2011.
Dave Kesting Presents
257 Boerum Street
This looks to be a good exhibition people, if you’re in NYC FMF highly recommends.