Our House

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Thu, 11/18/2010 - 7:30pm
DCTV, 87 Lafayette Street, NYC

Screening followed by a Q&A with Directors Greg King & David Teague.

On Dan Taylor’s first day out of prison, he had nowhere to go and faced a life-changing decision: he could return to his past of drug addiction or try for something better. Through a chance encounter he met Derek, a young Christian anarchist, who invited him to move into a new and very unusual community called ‘Our House’.

An alternative to the impersonal homeless shelter system, ‘Our House’ was an under-the-radar, illegal squat where the founders and the homeless lived and ate communally in an abandoned warehouse in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Besides a roof and daily meals, Dan also found lasting friendships, a spiritual haven in a makeshift ‘prayer tent,’ and the hope of putting his life back together. But when the warehouse is set for demolition to make way for luxury condos, Dan and the other residents must confront the inevitable end of their community and what that will mean for their futures.

David Teague (Co-Director) recently directed the documentary Intifada NYC (DCTV Presents alum) which is playing festivals internationally and will be seen on television across the world in 2010. He edited Cynthia Wadeʼs Freeheld, which won the 2008 Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject and the Special Jury Prize at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. He edited and was a cinematographer for Wadeʼs new film Born Sweet which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Festival, winning an Honorable Mention. In February 2010, he completed editing Jennifer Redfearnʼs documentary on climate change refugees Sun Come Up. David directed, shot, and edited the Super 8 feature Love Suicides based on a classic Japanese bunraku play which has played underground and Super 8 festivals worldwide. David has shot and edited many music videos with Flip Productions for artists such as David Bowie, Laurie Anderson, Roseanne Cash, and Dolly Parton. His camera and editing work in numerous films has screened at Cannes, the Berlinale, and the Tribeca Film Festival, among many others. In 2001, he founded Flicker NYC, a festival of new Super 8mm films which currently presents two shows a year. Along with having taught cinematography and editing at DCTV, the New School, Brooklyn College and Long Island University, he is the author of two best-selling guides to film editing with Final Cut Pro.

Greg King (Co-Director/Producer) recently directed, shot and edited the dance film Chloes, co-created with choreographer Lea Fulton, which premiered at the 2010 Dance on Camera Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. His numerous experimental film projects have screened internationally, including festivals in Ann Arbor, Edinburgh, and Rooftop Films in New York. He directed, shot and edited the 14-part experimental film cycle Rotating Mirror which received a Jerome Foundation Media Arts Grant. For twelve years, Greg toured with the band Rachelʼs, and created numerous films to accompany their live performances. As a video projection designer for live theater, he has worked with acclaimed directors Anne Bogart of SITI Company (Hotel Cassiopeia, featured at the 2007 BAM Next Wave Festival), and Lear deBessonet of Stillpoint Productions (Bone Portraits, The Eliots). He directed the narrative short The Nine Year Mark, which premiered at the Oxford International Film Festival. He was the editor on the documentary The Fair Trade, directed by Lauralee Farrer, and associate editor on the feature film The Speed of Thought by Evan Oppenheimer. Currently, Greg is editor on a new feature documentary project by Rafael Monserrate and Eion Bailey with Easton House Productions.

$8 / DCTV Members
$10 / Shooting People, IFP, DocuClub, NYWIFT, WMM Mem
$12 / General

Doors open 7pm. No admittance after 8pm.
Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


This event is part of the Lower Manhattan Arts League's Fall Downtown series.



Fall Downtown is made possible by generous support from American Express, LuEsther T Mertz Charitable Trust, and The New York Community Trust.