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I'm participating in a art show in New York at Apex Art called "Kick My Heart's A s s", it's being curated by Davy Rothbart (Creator of FOUND Magazine).

Here's the press release.
Kick My Heart's Ass: Short Films About Love
Curated by Davy Rothbart

February 11 - March 21, 2009

Opening reception:
Wednesday, February 11, 6-8 pm

With projects by Akay, Kyle Alvarez, damali ayo, Rob Cantor, Rachel Dengiz, Shaina Feinberg, Chelsea Hodson, Marc Israel, Sarah Locke & Ghostshrimp, Brett Loudermilk, Chris K, David Meiklejohn, Carson Mell, Amber Morris, Kel O'Neill & Eline Jongsma, Scott Patterson, Jessica Sanders, Dan Tice, Nicky Verdoodt, AJ Wilhelm & Jason Orfanon, Lev Yilmaz, Jenny Owen Youngs

If the secrets to finding true love are often elusive, well, so are the secrets to making films about love. How do you inject humor into a film about heartbreak? How do you portray a happy romance without being too saccharine and oversentimental? Author and filmmaker Davy Rothbart, at work on a personal documentary called My Heart Is An Idiot, has asked a collection of talented and eclectic friends to explore these and other challenges by producing short, love-related films of their own.

Academy Award-nominated director Jessica Sanders profiles the relationship between actor George Takei (Star Trek's Captain Sulu) and his husband and lifelong partner by chatting with them in bed on a Sunday morning. Singer/songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs interviews fellow musicians about the practice of injecting stories of their own romances into their songs. Brett Loudermilk, sideshow phenom, discusses love with a pair of death-defying sword swallowers, while legendary photographer AJ Wilhelm investigates the cures for a broken heart. Carson Mell and Lev Yilmaz contribute striking animations, punk rock wanderer Chris K bumps into the newly-in-love at an American Idol audition, and documentary filmmaker David Meiklejohn hits the road in search of tales of love from strangers. These and a dozen other short films will be featured in a peepshow gallery as part of the show Kick My Heart's Ass.

Davy Rothbart is an author, filmmaker, contributor to This American Life, and the editor/publisher of Found Magazine. The Lone Surfer of Montana, Kansas, a collection of Rothbart's short-stories, was published in August 2005 by Simon & Schuster. An Italian edition, Il Surfista Solitario del Montana, was published in 2007 by Coniglio Editore. In 2008, actor Steve Buscemi optioned the book for film adaption, to be developed by Olive Productions. When Fred Rogers of the PBS television program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood died in February 2003, the New York Times ran an Op-Ed by Rothbart about his childhood encounters with Rogers similar to his story on This American Life. Rothbart also writes for GQ, The Believer, SLAM Magazine, and The Sun. His films include the documentary How We Survive about the punk rock band Rise Against, and Easier With Practice, a film based on an article Rothbart wrote for GQ about his life on tour, to be released in 2009. Rothbart is also the subject of an upcoming documentary, directed by David Meiklejohn, called My Heart Is An Idiot. Additionally, he has appeared twice on the television program The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

Please join us.
All events are free and open to the public.
291 Church Street, NYC, 10013
t. 212 431 5270

Directions: A, C, E, N, R, W, Q, J, M, Z, 6 to Canal or 1 to Franklin.

apexart's exhibitions and public programs are supported in part by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edith C. Blum Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., The William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts.

My piece is called "Swallow My Heart", I talked with Charon Henning and Alex Kensington about their relationship.

The video will be up on youtube after the gallery showing.

If you can make it, please by all means do so. It will be a good night. The show is being set up like a sketchy old peep show. Sticky floors, private viewing booths, the slight smell of bleach and creepy old men hanging out in dark corners, oh how nice.

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