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THE CO-STAR TAPES ARE HI-FI FOR THE PUBLIC. THEY ARE SELECTIVE, CURATED COMPILATIONS DESIGNED TO DRAW ATTENTION TO A SPECIFIC GROUP OF MOVIES. IF YOU ARE AWARE OF SOME MOVIES THAT NEED TO BE WITNESSED THEN YOU SHOULD CONSIDER APPLYING TO CURATE A CO-STAR TAPE.

 
Other Co-Star Tapes:
I Saw Bones
Joanie 4 Jackie 4Ever
Some Kind of Loving
  
SOME KIND OF LOVING
(Co-Star Tape #3)

A Joanie 4 Jackie (formerly Big Miss Moviola) Co-Star Compilation by Astria Suparak

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Curated by Astria Suparak , Some Kind of Loving explores sexuality from its formulation in childhood through adolescence and adulthood, and references psychoanalytic theory as easily as pop culture. These films and videos decode desire (and the symbols of) and address the ethics or cultural codes of healthy vs. naughty expressions of lust via pornography, voyeurism, reworkings of parent/child relationships, memories and fantasy. Techniques used include the home-movie aesthetics of low-grade video and hand-processed super-8 film, as well as optical printing, stop-motion animation, and manipulated found-footage.

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No Place Like Home #1
Video. 5:00
No Place Like Home #2
Video. 6:00
Karen Yasinsky
In No Place Like Home #1 and #2 I began with Dorothy's red slippers. They allowed her to live out a fantasy in which she was the center of attention, strongly desired by forces both good and evil. She got to live in a surreal world, was lovingly attended to by 3 middle-aged men, she conquered evil and returned home safely. Questions arise. What happened to Dorothy's parents and why did she lack friends her own age? Strange.

Fine Lines
Super-8 film. 5:00
Jane Gang
"Repression breeds fine lines."
This is a basic "scratch" film- one of the ways in which film celluloid has been physically worked on throughout the history of experimental film. I cut in some ‘screaming holes¹ for a bit of visual description/metaphor. The content is about child abuse-- parental misuse of power and disregard for a very young person¹s healthy development. As a result of continual abuse, whatever the form, all areas of that child¹s life are negatively affected.

Lullaby
Video. 18:00
Jennifer Reeder
"Lullaby" is a hard tape. It is seductive and sad at the same time. I remember Madonna in the early 1980’s. I was young (pre-teen). Her music made me feel sexy before I knew what sexy was and moreover, her music made me hopeful before I realized (as most do as they approach/live through their teens and beyond) that the world is a very difficult place. As an adult woman, I often emote as I did when I was 11. This tape is a gentle homage to that young girl. "Lullaby" reminds me how perfectly beautiful and at the same time, perfectly mean life can be.

pornfilm
16mm film. 6:00
Stephanie Barber
"Pornfilm" is a short film about love and sex. About the narratives of each. A woman reads a brief story about an actor’s real life marriages; failure and later ‘wedded bliss’. The reading is stiff, awkward and stumbling. The images are of two actors having sex; awkward, stumbling and with an investigatory band ping ponging back and forth, an incessant watching and exposing .

Martina's Playhouse
Super-8 film. 20:00
Peggy Ahwesh
Martina's Playhouse is my last Super 8mm film, made in 1989. I had shot a lot with young Martina and her mother Diane over the years and consider this film like the other Super 8s, a self-aware home movie made with the complicity of the characters, knowingly shot from a female-privileged perspective. The film is all improvisation and long-take-- but with close friends who know what might be interesting or how far they can push the envelope.

No Place Like Home #1 Fine Lines Lullaby pornfilm Martina's Playhouse