Gerry Fialka
Suzy Williams
GERRY FIALKA by David Healey

GERRY FIALKA and the PXL-2000 Fisher Price Toy Video Camera by Alfred Benjamin

BRAD KAY & SUZY WILLIAMS by David Healey

Suzy- by Kristy Campbell

To download hi-res pics go here.
CONTACT: Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330 pfsuzy@aol.com
Check out Suzy and Her Solid Senders' cd: MUSIC IN THE FIRST DEGREE  and Suzy Article
Please friend us on Facehook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suzy-Williams-SingerSongwriter/334790007371
&  https://www.facebook.com/sevendudley &  https://www.facebook.com/BlackShoePolish  & https://www.facebook.com/pages/RagnBones/1436202253316086?ref=hl

  
AUGUST Events:

Aug 12 Wed, 7pm: SUZY WILLIAMS Jazz-Blues at Dannys 23: Windward Ave, Venice, CA, 90291 (310)-566-5610 FREE http://www.dannysvenice.com/   Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/1749103508649306/
 
Aug 19, Wed, 7-10pm: MOM- MEDIA DISCUSSION: at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
 
Aug 22, Sat, 7-10pm: JAZZ FUNK FEST: at Unurban 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, FREE http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html
 
Aug 23, Sun, 7pm: I'LL LIGHT YOUR PYRE - Exorcising Jim Morrison: at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA
 - Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka's psychedelic multi-media party probes The Doors' birth in Venice with live experimental cinema, music & poetry that deconstructs Jim Morrison, Artuad & The Gulf of Tonkin. Hack your own doors of perception. FREE http://laughtears.com/iwantmyRIA.htmlhttp://www.laughtears.com/Beyond_Baroque_Events.html    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446133379029377/

Aug 24, Mon, 6-9pm: LAUGHTEARS SALON: 212 PIER Coffeehouse, 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica, CA, 90405 (between Main & 2nd St), 310-314-5275 
 - Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. Free admission. Fourth Mondays (& Sep. 28Oct. 26Nov. 23Dec. 282015).
 
Aug 26, Wed, 8:30pm: SUZY WILLIAMS Jazz-Blues at Cinema Bar: 3967 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90230 310-390-1328    Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1621069104844220/
 
Aug, 29 Sat, 6-9pm: COLLAGE-O-RAMA: The Cadillac Hotel proudly presents COLLAGE-O-RAMA at 8 Dudley Ave, Venice, CA, 90291, 310-399-8876 
 - MORE INFO - Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330 pfsuzy@aol.com Laughtears.com  Featuring visionary mixed-media  artists: B. Meade, La.Marche, David Healey, Randi Hall, Gerry Fialka, Will Erokan, Jon ClarK, Mark X Farina, Trish Ellebracht, Barbara Mastej   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1009098469110052/  

 Aug 30, Sun: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF KARL KROGSTAD (2015, 160 min.) - 7 Dudley Cinema: at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA; Humorous & deeply human film on the maverick filmmaker'. With Gus Van Sant & Tom Robbins. Free Laughtears.com     *Donations appreciated: http://www.laughtears.com/Beyond_Baroque_Events.html


SEPTEMBER Events:

Sept 1, Tues, 6pm: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club: MDR Library, 4533 Admirality Way Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292   http://www.venicewake.org/ 

Sept 9, Wed, 7pm: SUZY WILLIAMS Jazz-Blues at Dannys 23: Windward Ave, Venice, CA, 90291 (310)-566-5610 FREE
   http://www.dannysvenice.com/  

Sept 12, Sat 4-6pm: MESS - Filmmaker Tyler Hubby interview: Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd, FREE http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html
 
 
Sept 14, Mon, 6pm: DOCUMENTAL - Interview with Filmmaker Mark Christensen;
                  7:30pm: BOXHEAD REVOLUTION: experimental film, Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd, FREE
  
Sept 18, Fri: Interview with Poet Ruth Weiss: Gerry interviews POET Ruth Weiss in San Fransicso, CA http://oddballfilms.blogspot.com/
Sept 16, Wed, 7-10pm: MOM- MEDIA DISCUSSION: at Beyond Baroque 681, Venice Blvd, Venice, CA http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
 
Sept 20, Sun, 10am-1pm: The Backboners: Santa Monica Farmers Market Ocean Park & Main St, FREESept 27 Sun, 7-10pm: AN EVENING WITH PABLO FRASCONI: at Beyond Baroque 681, Venice Blvd, Venice, CA http://www.laughtears.com/Beyond_Baroque_Events.html
                      8:30pm: POETRY AND FILMS: at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA
 
OCTOBER Events:

Oct 6, Tues, 6pm: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club: MDR Library, 4533 Admirality Way Marina Del Rey, CA, 90292   http://www.venicewake.org/

Oct 10, Sat, 4-6pm: MESS - Failed Visionary JOHN TOTTENHAM Interview: Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd, FREE http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html

Oct 12, Mon: - DOCUMENTAL - Avant Garde JAZZ FILMS: Unurban, 3301 Pico Blvd, FREE
 
Oct 14, Wed, 7pm: SUZY WILLIAMS Jazz-Blues at Dannys 23: Windward Ave, Venice, CA, 90291 (310)-566-5610 FREE http://www.dannysvenice.com/ 

Oct 18, Sun, 7pm: MADNESS AS MUSIC: at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA  http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html 
    –  Gerry Fialka & Brad Kay probe sanity and the creative process with Charles "Buddy" Bolden music, rare films and discussion FREE
 
Oct 21, Wed, 7-10pm: MOM- MEDIA DISCUSSION: at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html

Oct 24, Sat, 7-10pm: JAZZ FUNK FEST: at Unurban 3301 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, FREE http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html
 
Oct 25, Sun: 7 Dudley Cinema - FILMS (TBA): at Beyond Baroque 681, Venice Blvd, Venice, CA http://www.laughtears.com/Beyond_Baroque_Events.html

 ***UPCOMING: DEC 20 SUZY WILLIAMS at JAZZ FORUM https://www.facebook.com/events/873476506071291/

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FREE Monthly Cultural Events http://www.laughtears.com  310-306-7330

7 Dudley Cinema - Fourth Sundays at Beyond Baroque 7-10pm http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html
Documental - Select Mondays at Unurban 6-10pm http://www.laughtears.com/documental.html
MESS Interviews - 2nd Saturdays at Unurban 4-6pm http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html
Suzy Williams - 2nd Weds at Dannys 7-10pm  http://www.laughtears.com/
McLuhan-Joyce - First Tuesdays at MDRey Library 6-8pm http://www.venicewake.org/
MOM - 3rd Weds Media Fun at Beyond Baroque 7-10pm http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html 
Subversive CInema - Select Sundays 7-10pm http://www.laughtears.com/documental_subversive.html

Jazz Funk Fest - 4th Saturdays (every other) at Unurban 7pm  http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html

VENUES:
unurban 3301 pico blvd santa monica ca 90401 310-315-0056 http://www.unurban.com/
  marina del rey Library 4533 admirality way MDRey ca 90292 310-821-3415 http://www.colapublib.org/libs/marina/
dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-566-5610 http://www.dannysvenice.com/
beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 90291 310-822-3006 http://www.beyondbaroque.org/

Links:

7 Dudley Cinema - updates - archives - Monthly Venice film series at http://www.beyondbaroque.org/  (ABOUT US) (Link to the original 81x site for 7 Dudley Cinema)

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JAZZ FUNK FEST   Dec29, 2014 and Feb28, April25, June27, Aug22, Oct24, Dec26, 2015 at Unurban http://www.unurban.com/  & http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html ;& http://blackshoepolish.blogspot.com

Jazz Funk Fest "Venice Life" 8-13 article HERE

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Workshops by Fialka: List One --- List Two --- List Three --- List Four--- List Five --- List Six ---Workshops Summary - Upon reading these workshop descriptions, LA Weekly Art critic Doug Harvey declared that Fialka should have his whole own department at Cal Arts. Fialka has lectured on Music at USC, James Joyce & experimental film at San Francisco Cinematheque, Advertising as Art at New England Institute of Art, Pixelvision at MIT & several UK venues, The Art of Fakery in Documentary Filmmaking at SF's Academy of Art & New Zealand's Massey University, McLuhan's Percepts at UC Davis Technocultural Studies (Jesse Drew & Craig Baldwin), Culture Jamming at Flint Institute of Arts, Finnegans Wake at UC Berkeley, various subjects at numerous Ann Arbor Film Festivals and many more. Read accolades at these links. Inquire about Fialka's "Who Knew Genres" study program. Fialka's BIO
What the programmers and participants are saying about Gerry Fialka

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DOCUMENTAL - updates - archives - Santa Monica ongoing film series at the Unurban Coffee House, Santa Monica

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Beyond Baroque Laughtears.com Events 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, 310-822-3006, Monthly Films, monthly MOM discussion group, The Lit Show and more http://beyondbaroque.org/

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SUBVERSIVE CINEMA screens experimental films to political activist cinema to lit, art, music flix to avant garde documentaries


Suzy Williams by Leland Auslender

Suzy Williams - LA's Diva Deluxe - upcoming shows, info 310-306-7330 pfsuzy@aol.com

***Second Wednesdays from 7:00-10:00pm at Danny's, 23 Windward Av, Venice CA 90291, 310-566-5610 http://www.dannysvenice.com/ free admission

***Upcoming shows with Suzy and Steve Weisberg TBA (call 310-306-7330 to confirm)


***Suzy & Her Solid Senders  - shows TBA, check Laughtears.com calendar and/or please friend Suzy on facehook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suzy-Williams-SingerSongwriter/334790007371

***Suzy Williams Bio

*** Stormin' Norman & Suzy - East Coast Shows - info from zamcheck@aol.com,

***Suzy CD "Enjoy the Ride" available from here  http://www.worldsrecords.com/cgi-bin/storeR.cgi/specific=itemcode&phrase=65537&cart_id=06-03-10.28567 and read All About Jazz rave-
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37211

*** The Backboners  CD available

***Suzy & Brad Kay do BESSIE SMITH -  http://www.myspace.com/christmaswithbessie   

***The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers (with Suzy Williams) available for all your Seasonal Caroling needs
http://www.madamechocolate.com/jingle.html 

COVER ME -new original song by SUZY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEcUNc8hu8w
MORE new songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwKFe6F6CUI

Suzy & Brad in SF Oct 2010 http://www.laughtears.com/sanfran.html

More press ready (hi-res) stills at Suzy Williams' other web sites - http://www.puddingbench.com/suzy.htm --- http://dobbstown.com/Suzy/  --- http://www.muralista.org/suzy 

Suzy WIlliams' new CD available from HERE

click HERE for hi-res ver for print and publication

SUZY WILLIAMS - THE LIT SHOW In her annual celebration of song and literature, LA's Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS & Brad Kay perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more. Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram. You've read the book, now hear the song. Beyond Baroque

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MESS - archives- (Media Ecology Soul Sessions)

GERRY FIALKA's INTERVIEWS have been one-on-one and before live audiences (as in the MESS Series) since the mid-70's. "Fialka's cool questions are right at the heart of all my work. By far the best interview I have ever been treated to." - Ondi Timoner, only two time Sundance Grand Jury winner. Read Ondi's interview here.

Gerry Fialka - George Clinton Interview - Flipside No. 99 - Dec'95-Jan'96

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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL History Book Project & Workshops

Gerry Fialka's essay in the program for The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival - 2012

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PXL THIS 18 - toy camera film festival
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PXL THIS 19 - toy camera film festival- deadline for entry Oct 22, premiere screening Dec 7, 2009 - Toy Camera Fisher Price PXL-2000 Pixelvision Film Festival.

PXL THIS sites: http://pxl2000.blogspot.com/ and http://sites.google.com/site/pxlthis/ and http://www.youtube.com/user/pxlthis
and past festivals at http://willerokan.com/pxlthis.html

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PXL THIS 20, the 20th annual toy camera film festival featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder.
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PXL THIS 21, the 21st annual toy camera film festival

Councilmember Bill Rosendahl welcoming letter for PXL THIS 21 HERE
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PXL THIS 22, the 22nd annual toy camera film festival featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder

Beverly Gray on PXL THIS 22

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PXL THIS 23, the 23rd annual toy camera film festival featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the audio cassette.

Venice Life Magazine article- PXL THIS 23 - Dec 2013

PXL THIS 24, the 24th annual toy video camcorder film festival - 2014 - featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000
PXL THIS 25 - the 25th annual toy video camcorder film festival - 2015 - featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000
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Marshall McLuhan-FINNEGANS WAKE Reading Club and Robert Dobbs

Feedforward: http://blog.venicewake.org/  and http://www.mcluhanonmaui.com/ and http://mcluhangalaxy.wordpress.com/

DREAM AWAKE - James Joyce & Experimental Film Screening/Workshop MORE, REVIEWS & FOLLOW-UP

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Genuine Fake Films by Gerry Fialka

Multi-screens & Pixelvision - Don't Even Look At It
Gerry Fialka essay in EIC 2015 book - the http://www.experimentsincinema.org/#!Intro-to-Our-Published-Anthology-about-MicroCinemas/c26o/550f45040cf21e26baa16f78  & http://www.experimentsincinema.org/________________________________________________________________________

RIA (aka OUR EYE AYE = Resonant Interval Algorythmns) films & live cinema by Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka

I WANT MY RIA - Fialka's Canyon Cinemagazine article Fall 2013

"Will There Ever Be Silence" - Fialka's Canyon Cinemazine article June 2014

Fialka's OtherZine 9-9-13 article - May Attract Other Coyotes or Putting on Put-Ons

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I Think I'm In Something Novey & Fialka's Pixelvision video installation screens from March 1-31, 2014

at The Flint Institute of Arts's Fleckenstein Gallery  http://www.flintarts.org/

Whispering Dee Pixelvision short film by Novey & Fialka

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SPONTO LIVES art show Aug 24 - Sept 7, 2013

Return of IT CAME FROM VENICE - Sponto art, music, poetry, dance March 1-15, 2014

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Fialka in New Zealand 2008:
 
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SUNNY WAR  - myspace page and 30 min. concert produced by Gerry Fialka on youtube: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4

Read Michael Simmons' July 17, 2009 LA Weekly "Meet Sunny War" article
http://www.laweekly.com/2009-07-16/music/meet-sunny-war/

Check out SUNNY WAR - Social Suicide CD (2011) http://www.reverbnation.com/sunnyw4r
and the video Social Suicide Session http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlwrV7D3Nvs
produced by Gerry Fialka and Mark X Farina

View Will Erokan's experimental youtube for Sunny War Instrumentalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_8NbGp-wdE Peter Kubelka eat your heart out.

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===San Fran events Oct 2010 - Suzy Williams & Gerry Fialka===

Welcome to the Multi-Verse's Greatest Ad Agency: PPP (Perfect Pitch Pop-ups)

GERRY in MICHIGAN and NEW MEXICO, March & April 2014

Spread Compliments Day - every March 8 in honor of Dolores Fialka

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