SAFE CRACKERS NYC

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 – SATURDAY OCTOBER 2, 2010

Gavin Brown’s enterprise — 601 Washington Street  — New York, NY 10014

Gavin Brown’s enterprise is pleased to announce SAFE CRACKERS NYC, a series of events presented by Oliver Payne, Jamie Johnson, Rollo Jackson, Matthias Connor, Raymond Udain, and Lev Tanju. Each issue focuses on a specific theme that is personal and dear to the editor. SAFE CRACKERS NYC will translate the zine concept into live conversations, workshops, and performances. Each event will present the work and expertise of one of the zine’s contributors and friends, consisting of a mix of film, spoken word, discussion, music, and food.

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 8PM
WOLFBOY BOOK READING
Matthias “Wolf Boy” Connor is a man who has lived a dozen lives leading to his current one, as a man of letters. Through his Poppy Books imprint, Connor tells stories of life’s long negotiation through the eyes of the put-upon, the lonely, the cynical and the drifting, while finding his own way to a voice that can see the important details in the world, find reasons to live, and determine right from wrong.

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 8PM
ARCADE FIELD RECORDINGS EP LAUNCH
Oliver Payne’s arcade field recordings mixed by artist Brian DeGraw of Gang Gang Dance. This evening will include the launch of Safe Crackers Issue 8 – Japanese Bullet Hell Video Games + rare screening of French documentary on Bullet Hell.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 30, 8PM
JAMIE JAY JOHNSON – 3 SHORT FILMS
Jamie Jay Johnson makes affectionately comic films and animations with a homemade, celebratory and playful feel. He has been nominated for awards including: British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ (best New Director), Broadcast (Best New Director Factual), British Independent Film Awards (best cinema Documentary) and Grierson Awards (Best Cinema Documentary)(Best Newcomer) and has made films about medievally wooing Swedish Princesses, his love of Breakfast Cereals, a Holiday Around his Bedroom, the MiniGolf world Championships, The Junior Eurovision, The Slowest Ever Swimmer in Olympic history and people who own robot dogs.

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1, 8PM
ROLLO JACKSON: TAPE CRACKERS
Rollo Jackson is a London-based filmmaker who grew up immersed in the city’s dance music culture of the mid-90′s. His films, whether for the likes of Hot Chip, Man Like Me, Nokia, or Warp Records bare the traits of someone whose formative years were spent clad in the brash hues of a Versace print shirt and the bright white of a fresh pair of Reeboks. Whatever his subject, the spirit of too many late nights spent doing homework to the crackling sounds of pirate radio, or of weekends spent in booming, sweaty warehouses on the outskirts of London, is always threaded throughout. For Safe Crackers, Rollo presents a documentary entitled ‘Tape Crackers’, an oral history of Jungle music and an affectionate, touching, and, at times, incredibly funny, tale of bedroom obsessiveness.

SATURDAY OCTOBER 2
2PM – BURRITO WIZARD – L.A. BURRITO SEMINAR
Raymond Yudain, AKA Burrito Wizard, is a Los Angeles-based burrito documentarian. He will discuss what makes L.A. burritos unique and misunderstood, while taking a look at burrito history.

8PM – PALACE WAYWARD BOYS CHOIR
Lev Tanju is the mind behind Palace Skateboards and the Palace Waywards Global Skateboarding News <http://dontwatchthat.tv/> , PWBC Global Skateboard News is considered by many as the only thing worth watching on the internet.  For SAFE CRACKERS, Tanju will show a choice selection of PWBC episodes as well as new paintings by Louis.

For more information please contact Bridget Donahue, bridget@gavinbrown.biz