The Community Curator program invites representatives from community groups in the Rochester region to curate film screenings using VSW’s collection of over 10,000 film and video titles. Participants in the program work with the Curator of Moving Image Collections to research and select a full program of films that speak to the interests of the group, while opening a broader dialog with the Rochester community. The goals of the Community Curator program are to empower cultural organizations to create their own media programming, expand global and cultural awareness within the Rochester community, and strengthen ties between students, artists, and communities that will cultivate and advance multi-cultural relationships.
Programs take place in the VSW Microcinema and/or stream on VSW.ORG for 3-4 weeks.
For more information, or to inquire about becoming a Community Curator, contact Tara Nelson, Curator of Moving Image Collections: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program is supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
May 11: Community Curator: TV Dinner
November 17: Ravi Mangla: Propaganda in the Archive
July 14: Marketview Heights: Past, Present, Future
March 24: Blacks and Blues with Doug Curry
Feb. 10: Black Radical Tradition with Jalil Muntaqim
October 28: A Collective Image: Portable Channel & The Palestine Film Unit
Sept 23: Through Conflict to Negotiation
May 27: Holding the Line Against Police Violence
We Are the Young: The Power of Youth Voices
January 29: Black & Female in ROC: The Remix
July 30: The Power of Protest: Poetry & Film
Aug 26: Clarissa Uprooted
Oct. 2: Why We March: Film Program
Nov 16: Community Curator: Teen Empowerment
September 25: Black & Female in Rochester
March 16: Movies & Dharma: A Zen Perspective
February 9: History of the Attica Uprising
Dec 8: Community Curator: 540 W Main
Nov. 17: Community Curator ROC DSA
October 20: Portraits of Protest
September 29: Community Curator: RGRS
April 7: Community Curator: SURJ ROC
March 3: Daughter Rite presented by Planned Parenthood
Feb 10: Community Curator: RCTV
Jan 27: Community Curator: Metro Justice