Artists' Television Access


Mission Creek Film/video festival 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008, 8:00 pm, $7

C RED BLUE J is an experimental documentary feature that uses the director Christopher Sollars’ family including: his sister Jennifer who works for the Bush Administration, Fred his Born Again father, and Karen his Lesbian mother, to illustrate the complications of division during the 2004 Presidential election. During the Fall of 2004, Sollars, an artist living and working in San Francisco, flew to Washington D.C. to get a first hand look at his “Young Republican” sister’s world. Jennifer is an appointee by the Bush Administration for Alternative and Renewable Energy within the Department of Energy and is working on the new Bush’s Hydrogen Plans. C RED BLUE J is pieced together through an archive of family super-8 films, photos, interviews, and art videos. The story personalizes the political division of the 2004 Presidential campaign as the Gay Marriage Vote is tactically used to split the Nation’s vote and the director’s family. C RED BLUE J puts a face to the name of the opposition and reconstructs the lack of communication within a family and the nation. Directed by Chris Sollars (2007)

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