ANTHONY FORMA & GRAHAME WEINBREN
A hybrid documentary-fiction film . Completion: 2014
Seductive, all-knowing Sheherezade. The source of her power, the key to her survival, is story-telling. More than any other character in literary history, Sheherezade commits herself, body and soul, to narrative, as others commit themselves to religious practice. She gambles her life on the power of the story?and wins.
ROBERTA FRIEDMAN & GRAHAME WEINBREN
Bertha's Children (1978) ? Bertha's Grandchildren (2003) ? Bertha's Greats and Norma (work-in-progress)
Roberta's great aunt Bertha had seven children. As each generation attained middle age, we filmed them performing simple actions. By arirthmetic alone, it will take almost 40 years to complete the trilogy.
Shingo Francis, painter, half Japanese half American, also a surfer. A portrait. in progress.
A set of one minute films, now 70 of them, always expanding, never finished, a challenge to the concept of art as a product.