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  1. Global-Meets-Local Documentary Film Night

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    Premiere screening of two internationally-produced documentary films: Les Invisibles 2.0 by Mina Agossi and A Life in Opera by Jade Patrick.

    Join us for the premiere screening of two international documentary films: Les Invisibles 2.0 by Mina Agossi and A Life in Opera by Jade Patrick. Much like Gamut’s current exhibit Singula curated by Rodrigo Onate, featuring muralists from Mexico, Chicago and Minneapolis – these two films offer global perspectives alongside palpably local arts in action. Hosted by Christopher Shillock and Jade Patrick, the evening will include a Q&A session after the films.

    In 2020, French filmmaker Mina Agossi asked artists from around the world to share how the pandemic has impacted them and their arts community. 18 artists working in all disciplines from 9 countries on 5 continents responded, including Gamut Gallery member Christopher Shillock, and Les Invisibles 2.0 is a collection of their reflections. Published poet, multimedia artist and decades long contributor to the Minneapolis art and music scene, Shillock highlights our neighborhood Elliot Park during his part of the film, including Gamut Gallery and the other small businesses here. (53 minutes)

    A Life in Opera by local filmmaker and gallerist Jade Patrick celebrates the career of Judith Schubert while exploring the intersection of musical theater and politics. Born in Minneapolis and educated at the University of Minnesota, Judith Schubert made countless sacrifices to pursue a career as a classical singer. Her quest took her to Germany – the modern home of opera – shortly before the fall of the Berlin wall. Soon after she found herself at Theater Plauen-Zwickau in Saxony where she would spend the next three decades dedicated to her profession and the surrounding community. Alongside colleagues young and old, Schubert reflects on her years as leading lady and transition into retirement in this reverent look into the world of opera.(35 min)

    Friday, August 6th – 7pm doors
    Featuring LES INVISIBLES 2.0 and A LIFE IN OPERA
    $10 pre-sale ticket required
    Limited tickets available

    Popcorn and beverages providedQ and A to follow with Jade Patrick, Judith Schuber and Christopher Shillock

    MINA AGOSSI is a French singer-songwriter who has toured the world and was knighted as a Chevalier in the National Order of Merit by the French Government. She has 14 CDs, the latest being a participation with Ahmad Jamal entitled Marseille (2017).  Gifted with a supple voice, like many current singers she mixes jazz, rock, hip hop and world music without abandoning her own assertive musical personality. In 2021 Alchimie Productions will be releasing Paris Fantatasie, an album she recorded with the electro group Age 7. Les Invisibles 2.0 is her first documentary film.

    CHRISTOPHER SHILLOCK is a poet and activist. With the help of talented friends in the Twin Cities arts community, he has produced work in various media: 3 books of poetry, a stage show, a web-tv show. a poetry/video book with the help of a Jerome Foundation grant and a rock band called Invisible Jazz. He has performed twice in Paris with Mina Agossi.

    JADE PATRICK is a photo and video maker, and one of the co-founders of Gamut Gallery. Synergizing her photography and video practice with her experience as a visual arts curator and gallerist, Jade Patrick has focused her lens on artists, performance and music. A Life in Opera is Patrick’s first in-depth documentary project celebrating the career of Judith Schubert.