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Faith in Cinema

Aza Jacobs, Ken Jacobs and Mark Toscano

Went to Cinefamily last night - upstairs the programmers were watching the somehow-made-for-TV-special promoting The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, in preparation for the upcoming Dolly Parton 9-to-5 all-night moviethon. The image of families cheering at the whorehouse set is trippy.

But the main show was a screening of Ken Jacobs films, co-presented by Film Forum and curated by Mark Toscano, with all the Jacobs in the house. Incredible films - plus we watched 16mm, 35mm and video. After the show I walked out and down the street with something to believe in.