Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same: Performance/Art/Film

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07/21/2010 8:57 AM |

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Tonight, BAM screens the documentary Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, from locally based cinematographer and NY Export: Opus Jazz director Jody Lee Lipes (a Q&A follows the 6:50pm screening). The film has just been released on DVD by the independent Brooklyn label Factory 25. Last year, the L’s Benjamin Mercer discussed the film, saying:

What to make of Brock Enright: Good Times Will Never Be the Same, a documentary about an artist whose working methods seem to be a kind of performance art in themselves? Well, I’m not quite sure, naturally, an uncertainty underscored by each image of the film, directed by cinematographer Jody Lee Lipes, who shot the superb Arthur Russell film Wild Combination and the egregious but gorgeous Afterschool. Lipes’s framings here often suggest the painstaking setups of fiction films rather than the handheld style of most on-the-fly documentaries.

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