Gary Goldberg

Plates (1990) DVD NTSC, b & w, 11 min

Genre: Narrative

Keywords: comedy

Starring Bill Rice & Taylor Mead. Camera/sound: Jacob Burckhardt. "Bill serves Taylor plates." Gary Goldberg was an East Village underground filmmaker, artist and playwright who worked in film until his death in 2003. In the 1970s, in addition to his paintings and conceptual art works that were exhibited and collected around the world, he did a number of "guerrilla art" pieces on the streets of Soho in New York. He directed many of his plays in the East Village at The Theater for the New City, La Mama, and other venues. His films have been presented at Millennium Film Workshop, the Knitting Factory, the Berlin International Film Festival, Arsenal, the Kitchen, and many American and International Festivals including Ann Arbor and the Stuttgart Film Winter - the Festival for Expanded Media. His work was presented in a Cineprobe at the Museum of Modern art in 1995. In 1990 he began a series of films starring Taylor Mead and Bill Rice. Together they made six films that, as a group, are called Double Trouble. "Not to be missed." - Amy Taubin, The Village Voice "It is probably the most original, thought-provoking comedy I've ever seen." - Alexander Kogan, Film Around the World, NY

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