Gerry Fialka
Suzy Williams
GERRY FIALKA by David Healey

GERRY FIALKA and the PXL-2000 Fisher Price Toy Video Camera by Alfred Benjamin

BRAD KAY & SUZY WILLIAMS by David Healey

Suzy- by Kristy Campbell

To download hi-res pics go here.
CONTACT: Gerry Fialka 310-306-7330
pfsuzy@aol.com

check out Suzy and Her Solid Senders' new cd: MUSIC IN THE FIRST DEGREE

New Suzy Article

JUNE 2014 events info:  

June 9, MON, 6-10pm: SWEET BLUES: A Film About Mike Bloomfield & more music films with filmmaker Bob Sarles (in person) at unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE
 http://www.laughtears.com/documental.html
 
June 11, WED, 7-10pm: SUZY WILLIAMS at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-450-6052 FREE http://www.dannysvenice.com/

June 14, SAT, 4pm: MESS – Actor Kent Minault interview unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE 
http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html

June 17, TUES, 8pm Suzy and Her Solid Senders at http://typhoon.biz/ 3221 Donald Douglas Loop South, Santa Monica, CA 90405, 310-390-6565, $10
http://www.facebook.com/events/1419852834965183

June 18, Wed, 7-10pm: MOM - MEDIA DISCUSSION at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca   http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html

June 22 SUN 4-6pm (doors open at 3pm) Gerry hosts a panel discussion on gun violence at 2950 Nebraska Avenue 90404 Santa Monica, CA  free  http://angelstationla.com/farewelltoarms 
June 22, SUN, 7pm 4th ANNUAL LIT SHOW Film Festival at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 310-822-3006 free  http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html SPECIAL SCREENING at 7pm of The Joycean Society http://augusteorts.be/projects/73/The-Joycean

June 28 SAT 7-10pm JAZZ FUNK FEST at unurban 3301 pico blvd santa monica ca free
  http://laughtears.com/jazzfunkfes-VL-articlet.html & http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html ;& http://blackshoepolish.blogspot.com
JULY 2014 events info:

July 1, TUES 6-8pm: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library 4533 admirality way MDRey ca  http://www.venicewake.org/
 
July 9, WED, 7-10pm: SUZY WILLIAMS at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-450-6052  FREE http://www.dannysvenice.com/ 

July 12, SAT, 4pm: MESS – Artist ELISHA SHAPIRO interview unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE  http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html   (rescheduled from April)

July 14, MON, 6-10pm: Avant Garde Rock - Colonel BRUCE HAMPTON documentary http://www.basicallyfrightened.com/ at unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE http://www.laughtears.com/documental.html

July 16, Wed, 7-10pm: MOM - MEDIA DISCUSSION at  beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html

July 19, SAT, 8pm: SUZY WILLLIAMS - THE LIT SHOW - the 9th annual celebration of song and literature starring LA's Diva Deluxe & Brad Kay at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca, $15, http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html

July  27, 7pm LA's great over-ground underground film AVERAGEMAN (with filmmaker Rush Riddle and his band) at  beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca  310-822-3006  http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html
Aug 2014 events info:

Aug 1, Friday - Stormin Norman & Suzy http://www.laughtears.com/suzynorman.html
 at http://www.redlioninn.com/ 8pm FREE, donations welcomed in BERKSHIRES

Aug 5, TUES 6-8pm: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library 4533 admirality way MDRey ca  http://www.venicewake.org/
Aug 9, SAT, 4pm: MESS – Guest-host, Matt Gunnison Collins - Decoding the Cohen's: Llewyn Davis as Personified Nation at unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE  http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html

Aug 10, SUN- Stormin Norman & Suzy at 
 http://www.sallyobriensbar.com/ 7:30pm, Suggestion donation $10 - in BOSTON

Aug 11, MON -  Stormin Norman & Suzy at http://www.newtonfreelibrary.net/ 7pm free - in BOSTON
  
Aug 11, MON, 7:30-10pm (NOTE START TIME) Lance Richter's NEGLECTED CINEMA (in person) at unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE http://www.laughtears.com/documental.html

Aug 13, WED, 7-10pm: SUZY WILLIAMS at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-450-6052 FREE http://www.dannysvenice.com/

Aug 20, Wed, 7-10pm: MOM - MEDIA DISCUSSION at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca  http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
 
Aug 23, SAT 7-10pm JAZZ FUNK FEST at unurban 3301 pico blvd santa monica ca free
  http://laughtears.com/jazzfunkfes-VL-articlet.html & http://www.laughtears.com/jazzfunkfest.html ;& http://blackshoepolish.blogspot.com

Aug 31 (note that this is 5th sunday not 4th) SUN, 7pm - PSYBERNETIC DREAMING with RIA LIVE CINEMA (RIAPD) Post-hypnotic triggering and hyper-maximum multi-media "live cinema" (poets, live music, dancers, multi-film screens) at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 310-822-3006 free  http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html and http://laughtears.com/iwantmyRIA.html
Sept 2014 events info:

Sept 2, TUES 6-8pm: McLuhan-Finnegans Wake Reading Club MDR library 4533 admirality way MDRey ca  http://www.venicewake.org/

Sept 8, MON, 6-10pm DOCUMENTAL – Experimental Films at unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE http://www.laughtears.com/documental.html

Sept 10, WED, 7-10pm: SUZY WILLIAMS at Dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-450-6052 FREE http://www.dannysvenice.com/

Sept 13, SAT, 4pm: MESS – Author & LA Times writer David Ulin interview at unurban 3301 pico blvd FREE  http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html
  
Sept 17, Wed, 7-10pm: MOM - MEDIA DISCUSSION at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca  http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html
 

Sept 28, SUN , 7pm  OF TWO MINDS (bipolar documentary) with award-winning filmmakers Doug Blush and Lisa Klein at beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 310-822-3006 free  http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html and http://laughtears.com/iwantmyRIA.html



FREE Monthly Cultural Events http://www.laughtears.com  310-306-7330

7 Dudley Cinema - Fourth Sundays at Beyond Baroque 7-10pm http://www.laughtears.com/7dudleycinema.html
Documental - 2nd Mondays at Unurban 6-10pm http://www.laughtears.com/documental.html
MESS Interviews - 2nd Saturdays at Unurban 4-6pm http://www.laughtears.com/mess.html
Suzy Williams - 2nd Weds at Dannys 7-10pm  http://www.laughtears.com/
McLuhan-Joyce - First Tuesdays at MDRey Library 6-8pm http://www.venicewake.org/
MOM - 3rd Weds Media Fun at Beyond Baroque 7-10pm http://venicewake.org/Events/current.html

VENUES:
unurban
3301 pico blvd santa monica ca 90401 310-315-0056 http://www.unurban.com/
 MDR library 4533 admirality way MDRey ca 90292 310-821-3415 http://www.colapublib.org/libs/marina/
dannys 23 windward av venice ca 90291 310-450-6052 http://www.dannysvenice.com/
beyond baroque 681 venice blvd venice ca 90291 310-822-3006 http://www.beyondbaroque.org/

 

Links:
 

7 Dudley Cinema - updates - archives - Monthly Venice film series at http://www.beyondbaroque.org/  (ABOUT US) (Link to the original 81x site for 7 Dudley Cinema)

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JAZZ FUNK FEST - Feb12, Apr30, June30, Aug22, Oct29, Dec29, 2013 at Unurban http://www.unurban.com/

Jazz Funk Fest "Venice Life" 8-13 article HERE

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Workshops by Fialka: List One --- List Two --- List Three --- List Four--- List Five --- Workshops Summary - Upon reading these workshop descriptions, LA Weekly Art critic Doug Harvey declared that Fialka should have his whole own department at Cal Arts. Fialka has lectured on Music at USC, James Joyce & experimental film at San Francisco Cinematheque, Advertising as Art at New England Institute of Art, Pixelvision at MIT & several UK venues, The Art of Fakery in Documentary Filmmaking at SF's Academy of Art & New Zealand's Massey University, McLuhan's Percepts at UC Davis Technocultural Studies (Jesse Drew & Craig Baldwin), Culture Jamming at Flint Institute of Arts, Finnegans Wake at UC Berkeley, various subjects at numerous Ann Arbor Film Festivals and many more. Read accolades at these links. Inquire about Fialka's "Who Knew Genres" study program. Fialka's BIO
What the programmers and participants are saying about Gerry Fialka

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DOCUMENTAL - updates - archives - Santa Monica ongoing film series at the Unurban Coffee House, Santa Monica

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Beyond Baroque Laughtears.com Events 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291, 310-822-3006, Monthly Films, monthly MOM discussion group, The Lit Show and more http://beyondbaroque.org/

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SUBVERSIVE CINEMA screens experimental films to political activist cinema to lit, art, music flix to avant garde documentaries


Suzy Williams by Leland Auslender

Suzy Williams - LA's Diva Deluxe - upcoming shows, info 310-306-7330 pfsuzy@aol.com

***Second Wednesdays from 7:00-10:00pm at Danny's, 23 Windward Av, Venice CA 90291, 310-566-5610 http://www.dannysvenice.com/ free admission

***Upcoming shows with Suzy and Steve Weisberg TBA (call 310-306-7330 to confirm)


***Suzy & Her Solid Senders (Suzy's bio at this link) - shows TBA, check Laughtears.com calendar and/or please friend Suzy on facehook - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Suzy-Williams-SingerSongwriter/334790007371

*** Stormin' Norman & Suzy - East Coast Shows - info from zamcheck@aol.com,

***Suzy CD "Enjoy the Ride" available from here  http://www.worldsrecords.com/cgi-bin/storeR.cgi/specific=itemcode&phrase=65537&cart_id=06-03-10.28567 and read All About Jazz rave-
http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=37211

*** The Backboners  CD available

***Suzy & Brad Kay do BESSIE SMITH -  http://www.myspace.com/christmaswithbessie   

***The Off Their Jingle Bell Rockers (with Suzy Williams) available for all your Seasonal Caroling needs
http://www.madamechocolate.com/jingle.html 

COVER ME -new original song by SUZY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEcUNc8hu8w
MORE new songs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwKFe6F6CUI

Suzy & Brad in SF Oct 2010 http://www.laughtears.com/sanfran.html

More press ready (hi-res) stills at Suzy Williams' other web sites - http://www.puddingbench.com/suzy.htm --- http://dobbstown.com/Suzy/  --- http://www.muralista.org/suzy 

Suzy WIlliams' new CD available from HERE

click HERE for hi-res ver for print and publication

SUZY WILLIAMS - THE LIT SHOW In her annual celebration of song and literature, LA's Diva Deluxe SUZY WILLIAMS & Brad Kay perform songs based on words by Kurt Vonnegut, Edna St Vincent Millay, J.D. Salinger, Samuel Beckett, Raymond Chandler, Truman Capote, Vladimir Nabokov, Rudyard Kipling and more. Dorothy Parker wrote a song that Billie Holiday sang. Tennessee Williams wrote a song that Marlon Brando sang as a rambling troubadour in The Fugitive Kind. Lonely House was written by Kurt Weill and Langston Hughes. Jack Kerouac & Allen Ginsberg wrote Pull My Daisy with David Amram. You've read the book, now hear the song. Beyond Baroque

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MESS - archives- (Media Ecology Soul Sessions)

GERRY FIALKA's INTERVIEWS have been one-on-one and before live audiences (as in the MESS Series) since the mid-70's. "Fialka's cool questions are right at the heart of all my work. By far the best interview I have ever been treated to." - Ondi Timoner, only two time Sundance Grand Jury winner. Read Ondi's interview here.

Gerry Fialka - George Clinton Interview - Flipside No. 99 - Dec'95-Jan'96

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ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL History Book Project & Workshops

Gerry Fialka's essay in the program for The 50th Ann Arbor Film Festival - 2012

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PXL THIS 18 - toy camera film festival
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PXL THIS 19 - toy camera film festival- deadline for entry Oct 22, premiere screening Dec 7, 2009 - Toy Camera Fisher Price PXL-2000 Pixelvision Film Festival.

PXL THIS sites: http://pxl2000.blogspot.com/ and http://sites.google.com/site/pxlthis/ and http://www.youtube.com/user/pxlthis
and past festivals at http://willerokan.com/pxlthis.html

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PXL THIS 20, the 20th annual toy camera film festival featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder.
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PXL THIS 21, the 21st annual toy camera film festival

Councilmember Bill Rosendahl welcoming letter for PXL THIS 21 HERE
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PXL THIS 22, the 22nd annual toy camera film festival featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder

Beverly Gray on PXL THIS 22

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PXL THIS 23, the 23rd annual toy camera film festival featuring Pixelvision films made with the Fisher-Price PXL-2000 camcorder, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the audio cassette.

Venice Life Magazine article- PXL THIS 23 - Dec 2013

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Marshall McLuhan-FINNEGANS WAKE Reading Club and Robert Dobbs

Feedforward: http://blog.venicewake.org/  and http://www.mcluhanonmaui.com/ and http://mcluhangalaxy.wordpress.com/

DREAM AWAKE - James Joyce & Experimental Film Screening/Workshop MORE, REVIEWS & FOLLOW-UP

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Genuine Fake Films by Gerry Fialka

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RIA (aka OUR EYE AYE = Resonant Interval Algorythmns) films & live cinema by Will Erokan & Gerry Fialka

I WANT MY RIA - Fialka's Canyon Cinemagazine article Fall 2013

Fialka's OtherZine 9-9-13 article - May Attract Other Coyotes or Putting on Put-Ons

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I Think I'm In Something Novey & Fialka's Pixelvision video installation screens from March 1-31, 2014

at The Flint Institute of Arts's Fleckenstein Gallery  http://www.flintarts.org/

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SPONTO LIVES art show Aug 24 - Sept 7, 2013

Return of IT CAME FROM VENICE - Sponto art, music, poetry, dance March 1-15, 2014

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Fialka in New Zealand 2008:
 
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SUNNY WAR  - myspace page and 30 min. concert produced by Gerry Fialka on youtube: Part 1  Part 2  Part 3  Part 4

Read Michael Simmons' July 17, 2009 LA Weekly "Meet Sunny War" article
http://www.laweekly.com/2009-07-16/music/meet-sunny-war/

Check out SUNNY WAR - Social Suicide CD (2011) http://www.reverbnation.com/sunnyw4r
and the video Social Suicide Session http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlwrV7D3Nvs
produced by Gerry Fialka and Mark X Farina

View Will Erokan's experimental youtube for Sunny War Instrumentalhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_8NbGp-wdE Peter Kubelka eat your heart out.

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===San Fran events Oct 2010 - Suzy Williams & Gerry Fialka===
 

Welcome to the Multi-Verse's Greatest Ad Agency: PPP (Perfect Pitch Pop-ups)

 

GERRY in MICHIGAN and NEW MEXICO, March & April 2014

 
Spread Compliments Day - every March 8 in honor of Dolores Fialka
 

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