Filmmaker, video artist, impresario and icon(o)(c)(last) Jimmy Joe Roche (who also teaches at JHU, in Film and Media) visited our class in Hodson on Thursday the 6th. It was a phantastastasmic visit; he spoke for over an hour, answering student questions about his choices as an artist and his thoughts on the state of film, art, and contemporary society today.
(Image from a 2010 interview with Jimmy on WritingCentralBaltimore.com.)
This is the film screening series he mentioned, Gunky’s Basement: THEY LIVE will be screened on July 18th.
I’m going to comment-post the list of films he mentioned as influences, and a few other things I wrote down. Go ahead and use the comments to share your thoughts and any quotes you remember from his talk–or, if you have more to say, feel free to make a new post about his visit.