Nov 24, 2015. I staggered into this Museum of Modern Art for Orphans at MoMA: Animation and Activism, wearier than I might have liked. Too many late nights finishing a manuscript and too many bad sleeps worried if the DMCA would lend cameras to my students in Documentary Film Workshop (they did but only after I went fairly far up the food chain). I brought along my camera and it reveals a lot about my state of being.
sometimes it feels as if I have four friends left in New York––a casualty of teaching out of town all these years So it was nice to see that at least thirteen of them showed up. They came from all sorts of different places: it was an honest to god reunion. National Treasure Dan Streible was organizing the event, and I guess you could say that friends of Dan are almost by definition mutual friends. Katie Trainer performed the role of Master of Ceremonies (though I should note that the term Master may soon be outlawed by all those who are politically correct). Actually Dan Streible’s legible picture to the left might be compared to my own less successful efforts. Not enough posts. Anyway, Dan showed a little bit of his Fred Ott Sneeze routine and then showed off Fred with a bird (actually an owl).