Post by Anthony Cianciolo
by Anthony Cianciolo
Here is an excerpt from Glen's essay in the Art AIDS America catalog featuring Jerome Caja:
"In the context of Art AIDS America, at one end of the spectrum is Nayland Blake, whose work is cerebral, playful, and at times arcane, but notably attuned to the metaphorical and actual effects of HIV/AIDS on the city's psyche; on the other is Jerome Caja, whose fetish paintings of scary clowns and skinny drag queens rendered in nail polish are intuitive and dreamlike, evoking a scene out of an eroticized Hieronymus Bosch painting but with figures dressed in ripped fishnets and ornamented with crudely rendered Happy Faces. The works of many other artists can be located at various points between these intellectualized and expressionistic impulses."
The San Francisco Film Society (SFFS) Continues to Support Jerome Caja!
Check out the recently published online Indiewire Exclusive (SF Film Society Awards Residencies to New Filmmakers) announcing the new FilmHouse awards. The Jerome Project is one of the recipients! Two years ago we were awarded the one-year FilmHouse residency, after that we were awarded a one-year anchor tenant position at FIlmHouse, and now we have been given a one-year Flex-Use tenant position. This new residency will take place in the FilmHouse location on Broadway in North Beach in the old World Theater building.
It is so important to have community around you to share your accomplishments and struggles. One of the biggest challenges documentary filmmakers face is the years of extensive development that can leave directors feel like they are enclosed in a vacuum. A residency program puts working filmmakers under one roof to expose each other to those daily hurdles and shared experiences. The multiple residencies at SFFS have been crucial for The Jerome Project by allowing outside perspectives to enhance its development. At FilmHouse we found a safe space to hold meetings, host events, and participate in many in-house workshops, peer-to-peer presentations, and continuing education classes.
Again, thank you SFFS. Your support is golden!
Indiewire Exclusive Article by Ruben Guevara:
SF Film Society Awards Residencies to New Filmmakers
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The Jerome Project
by Anthony Cianciolo