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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
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http://laughtears.com/  EVENTS -   
 
JAN EVENTS
Jan 31, SUN  - HASKELL WEXLER TRIBUTE -7pm  at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca -  Legendary cinematographer & political activist, w/ Paul Cronin's documentary on Medium Cool = “Look out Haskell, it’s real!” http://www.thestickingplace.com/projects/projects/mediumcool/  plus rare film clips & fiery discussion, Check out Fialka's interview with WEXLER= https://archive.org/details/WEXLERMp3
 
Feb EVENTS:
Feb 2 TUES 6pm McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library 4533 admirality way MDRey   http://www.venicewake.org/
 
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 - 6th annual POETRY OF VENICE PHOTOGRAPHY at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca - 2pm=panel discussion , 4-6pm=Opening for PHOTO SHOW in Gallery, free admission Paramedia ecologist Gerry Fialka hosts a panel discussion of award-winning Venice photographers, who explore landscapes of the human psyche and push pictorial representation beyond! Examine the trance-inducing transforming power of cameras in our community by way of McLuhan. With B MEADE, KRISTY CAMPBELL, MARGARET MOLLOY, Dave Healey http://www.davidhealeyphotography.com/ (Time Magazine, NY & LA Times), Todd Von Hoffmann, AISHA SINGLETON, Regina Barton, Gerry Fialka, TRISH ELLEBRACHT, Ned Sloane, Mark Lipson and more Free, donations appreciated. laughtears.com  FACEBOOK = https://www.facebook.com/events/1737381989816625/
and https://www.facebook.com/BlackShoePolish/photos/gm.1749603451927812/1116086038432001/
 
Feb 7 SUN, 7pm  -  Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity at Beyond Baroque  681 venice blvd venice ca- engaging documentary about actress & activist Marsha Hunt, with special guests for discussion, free admission http://hollywoodandart.com/zeldacandance.html
 
Feb 8 MON 6pm Documental at unurban 3301 pico blvd free - HENRY SCHIPPER FILMS - Co-executive producer Henry Schipper will be present for discussion and screening. 6pm=classic comedy films. 7pm=SAMMY DAVIS JR (42minues, 2015) 8pm= DICK GREGORY (42m, 2014) 
 
Feb 10 WED, 7pm: SUZY WILLIAMS jazz-blues at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310 566 5610 FREE  https://www.facebook.com/events/103953786634527/
 
Feb13 Sat 4-6pm MESS - Food activist ERICA WOHLDMANN interview at unurban 3301 pico blvd free http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html 
 
Feb 17 Wed, 7-10pm: MOM- MEDIA DISCUSSION at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca   http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
  
Feb 22 MON 6-9pm LAUGHTEARS SALON - Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. Free admission. Fourth Mondays- 212 PIER Coffeehouse, 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica CA 90405 (between Main & 2nd St), 310-314-5275 
 
Feb 27, SAT - from 7-10pm JAZZ FUNK MUSIC & ARTS  FEST   at   unurban   3301   pico   blvd   santa  monica   ca free    http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html
 
Feb 28 SUN, 7pm  
- 7 DUDLEY CINEMA - at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca -  JAZZ MUSIC FILMS - FREE (previously announced DeGroodt film moved to July 24)
 
Feb 29. MON 6-9pm LAUGHTEARS SALON - Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. Free admission. Fourth Mondays 212 PIER Coffeehouse, 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica CA 90405 (between Main & 2nd St), 310-314-5275
 
 
MARCH EVENTS:
 
March 1 TUES 6pm McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library 4533 admirality way MDRey   http://www.venicewake.org/

March 9 WED, 7pm: SUZY WILLIAMS jazz-blues at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310 566 5610 FREE https://www.facebook.com/events/1649186438664068/

March 12 Sat 4-6pm MESS Singer-Writer KARIN SPRITZLER interview (by SUZY WILLIAMS) at unurban 3301 pico blvd free https://www.facebook.com/events/807256149386122/
   
March 12-17 Gerry Fialka events in Michigan: 3-12=Grand Rapids, 3-13=Hamtramck, 3-14=Ann Arbor, 3-17=Ann Arbor Film Festival -  http://laughtears.com/MoreHotLinks.html

March 16 Wed, 7-10pm: MOM- MEDIA DISCUSSION at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca   http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
 
March 27 SUN, 7pm  - RODNEY ASCHER FILMS (Room 237 director in person with shorts and his new feature  The Nightmare) - at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca -  FREE
   
March 28. MON 6-9pm LAUGHTEARS SALON - Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. Free admission. Fourth Mondays 212 PIER Coffeehouse, 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica CA 90405 (between Main & 2nd St), 310-314-5275
 
APRIL EVENTS:
April 5 TUES 6pm McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library 4533 admirality way MDRey   http://www.venicewake.org/
   
April 9 Sat 4-6pm MESS - Film scholar JAN-CHRISTOPHER HORAK interview  at unurban 3301 pico blvd free
   
April 10 Sun 10am-1 The Backboners - Santa Monica Farmers Market Ocean Park & Main, free Facebook = https://www.facebook.com/events/788590874579208/
   
April 11 MOM, 6pm AVANT GARDE JAZZ & MOVIE MUSIC FILMS at unurban 3301 pico blvd free. with improvised live music & experimental films, free
   
April 13 WED7pm: SUZY WILLIAMS jazz-blues at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310 566 5610 FREEFacebook=
  https://www.facebook.com/events/1736935833206395/
   
April 20 Wed, 7-10pm: MOM- MEDIA DISCUSSION at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca   http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
   
April 23, SAT - from 7-10pm JAZZ FUNK MUSIC & ARTS  FEST   at   unurban   3301   pico   blvd   santa  monica   ca free    http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html
   
April 24, SUN, 7pm LET ME BE LOS ANGELES - RIA LIVE CINEMA at Beyond Baroque 681 Venice Blvd, Venice CA 90291, 310-822-3006, free admission, multimedia psychedelic art party - Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1560698134253810/
   
April 25 MON 6-9pm LAUGHTEARS SALON - Gerry Fialka hosts discussion on philosophies, politics and the arts. Free admission. Fourth Mondays 212 PIER Coffeehouse, 212 Pier Ave, Santa Monica CA 90405 (between Main & 2nd St), 310-314-5275
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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 Ave, 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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