THE RED BLOB MASSACRE! @ The River Gallery
Independent Filmmaker Brings Silent Horror Film & Live Performance To Chelsea!
Saturday, October 13 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | Chelsea River Gallery
Free & Open To The Public!
The River Gallery, located in downtown Chelsea, Michigan, will host independent filmmaker and international performer Emilia Javanica for a one night only screening of her potent, humorous and compelling silent horror film The Red Blob Massacre! Red Blob Massacre tells the story of Maddy Blitz, a young woman with horrendous looking teeth and nightmare experiences about not fitting in. Enduring constant torment from her peers and an awkward family life, Maddy’s feelings clump together to form a giant Red Blob that Maddy uses to seek revenge on her tormentors. As the Red Blob grows bigger and bigger with each act of revenge, Maddy begins to lose control……! This awesome evening of film and performance will feature a live film score by the musician Simon Alexander-Adams, a raucous inspired performance with audience participation by the ensemble “Spontaneous Art” and dance tunes by local favorite DJ Chuck Sipperley.
The Filmmaker: Emilia Javanica
As it is with prodigies, Javanica fit several lifetimes into one. She grew up in the Sonoma wine country where she attended a special high school for the arts with a focus on theater. During her senior year she went on an intense and amazing 3 week journey to Viet Nam with her father a veteran of the Viet Nam War. Emilia fell in love with Southeast Asia. She earned her BFA at the prestigious Cornish College of the Arts, then bought a one way ticket to Taiwan. Shortly thereafter she received a scholarship to study traditional dance and music at the Yogyakarta Institute of Art, in Java, Indonesia. Emilia continued to live, study and collaborate with local artists and community organizations in Yogyakarta for 4 years. She recently completed her MFA in studio art at University of Michigan School of Art & Design with a focus on the intersection of performance, puppetry, animation and film.
Emilia is nothing if not prolific, she has performed in Seattle, Ann Arbor, Indonesia and across the country including recent performances with Spontaneous Art at the Smithsonian and the popular Brooklyn Dumbo Arts Festival. It is amazing, awesome and our great, good fortune to have such an original, contemporary performer and filmmaker present her work here in Chelsea.
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Chelsea River Gallery
120 South Main Street
Chelsea, MI 48118
(suitable for children 12 and up…adults for sure….)
This program is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs and The National Endowment for the Arts