NYC JULY 12 2012
a rare screening of my piece “Like Men”
The last time it may have played in NY was at the New Museum, (curated by Marcia Tucker in her show “The Other Man: Alternative Representations of Masculinity alongside the B&W naked self-portraits of former Art Forum editor, John Coplans).
Two NY sites mentions:
(time should read 8 p.m.)
THE ABRONS ART CENTER/HENRY STREET SETTLEMENT
“THE TAPE IS INTENDED AS A PREFACE TO DISCUSSION RATHER THAN AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR IT.”
Three quotes about it:
‘Like Men’ is an unusual and unusually powerful combination of aesthetic and political sensibilities. The images and voices of men discussing men’s violence remain with you long after the last light has faded from the screen. I have seen the film’s illuminating intensity provoke illuminating and intense discussions.
Harry Brod – Writer and Editor, Theorizing Masculinities, Making of Masculinities & A Mensch Among Men: Explorations in Jewish Masculinities.
‘Like Men’ is Pier Marton’s heartfelt exposé of male vulnerability. It is a stunning effort, a real labor of love.
Linda Frye Burnham – The L.A. Weekly
‘Like Men’ is a refreshing relief from the conventional documentary approach which satisfies its purpose by generating ‘information’, thereby effectively dismissing the issue. The fact finding compulsion is critiqued by one of the speakers (anti-pornography writer, John Stoltenberg), who suggests that ‘reasons for violent behavior begin to look like excuses.’ Like Men is rather a mirror held up before men, asking if they recognize themselves. Their participation in the process of awareness is encouraged by the sensitivity of the work.
Gary Reynolds, Vinyl Magazine
From the publicity:
Based on Marton’s experiences at the National Conference on Men and Masculinity—which aimed to articulate male self-expression—(are we and/or do we) LIKE MEN features frank head-on interviews with men about culturally-conditioned male aggression, violence, and other damaging behaviors. Presented as a series of thoughtful and affective confessionals, Marton’s declared “tape to Wage War Against War… the War which men wage against women, children, and themselves,” is meant to inspire thoughtful introspection about American gender roles.