Friday, September 14 at 8:00 pm
OPENING NIGHT SELECTION
SCREENING SPONSORED BY MODERN CATSKILLS
Debra Myers, producer
Chris Stearns, director/editor
James Van Buelow, composer
“The Wall” aka the Gateway to SoHo
The Art and Times of Frosty Myers, documents the career of sculptor Forrest “Frosty” Myers over the past half-century. Coming to New York City from San Francisco in 1961, he entered a rapidly changing art scene. American artists were ripping away established European traditions, replacing them with Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Earth Art, Hard Edge painting and sculpture, and embracing Art and Technology. The cultural changes of the social justice movements and the anti-war protests were intertwined with the daily lives of Frosty and other artists. Their camaraderie at the famed New York City bar, Max’s Kansas City, created synergies in art, music and culture.
These artists pioneered living and working in abandoned lofts and led the urban renewal in what became the downtown scene in lower Manhattan, Soho and ultimately Brooklyn. Frosty’s wide-ranging works include NYC landmark artwork “The Wall” aka the Gateway to SoHo, “The Moon Museum” the first art placed on the Moon, and his radical furniture that blurred the lines of art and design.
Producer: DEBRA ARCH MYERS
Director: CHRIS STEARNS and TIM LALUMIA
Cinematographer: TIM LALUMIA
Editor: CHRIS STEARNS
Composer & Sound Engineer: JAMES VON BUELOW
Executive Producer: DEBRA ARCH MYERS
2018 | USA | 104 min