Winner of Best Experimental Film Award. Award presented to Joey Huertas by actor Ed Harris at The Syracuse International Film Festival.
Girlstories (Film Teaser)
The Garbage People (Trailer)
The Colors Of Spring (Live Performance)
Expanded Cinema performance of 'The Colors Of Spring'. Written and performed live in American Sign Language.
D-Blok Snag (Exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 2022)
D-Blok Snag. Photographed, Directed, Edited and Sound Design by Joey Huertas. 5min. 1995. A land-art film that examines the poverty of a residential block in the South Bronx. Torched stolen cars, abandoned mutt dogs and dirty laundry are a few of the visual anchors that weave this location study together. This film was shot on Tri-X film and in-camera edited using a 16mm Bolex camera. Inspired by the works of artist Nancy Holt. Joey's film 'D-Blok Snag' exhibited at MoMA Museum of Modern Art Thu, Feb 17, 2022. 7:00 p.m. This film accompanies New York City Symphonies of the Millennium Film Workshop. MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2 The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2 Organized by Ron Magliozzi, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.
The Bromley Thing (Teaser)
Film commissioned by the United Kingdom. Film scheduled for contemporary museum gallery release, 2021.
ON GRIFFIN ALLEY (live outdoor performance)
ON GRIFFIN ALLEY, is the story of LENA BAKER who was executed in the electric chair by the State of Georgia in 1944. Her true story is presented by Joey Huertas as an 'Expanded Cinema' live performance work and interdisciplinary experiment, fusing stage theatre and expanded cinema techniques. "The goal is not to have a clean, finished product, but rather, it is an exploration of the process of the work, which subsequently becomes the work." Through the use of found artifacts, archival film footage, and sound design a new language of performance is explored before a live audience. 'ON GRIFFIN ALLEY' Directed by: Joey Huertas AKA Jane Public. Starring: CONNIE WINSTON Written by THE WATCH (collaboration between the two artists) Live soundscape music performance: Joey Huertas aka Jane Public. On Griffin Alley is a an anti Capital Punishment work and a re-imagining of the trial of Lena Baker, a 44-year old Black American female who was convicted of killing Ernest B. Knight, her 56-year old white male employer with whom she also was engaged in an illicit love affair in Jim Crow Cuthbert, Georgia. *** Baker is the first and only woman to ever be electrocuted in the State of Georgia. The year was 1944. Baker’s trial lasted for less than one full day, and her jury was comprised of twelve white males. The trial transcript is approximately ten pages long. This live cinema performance was created by interpreting the transcript during self-imposed DIY residency and by using found artifacts in order to design the stage set and an "Old Sparky" electric chair.
16mm footage for 'The Bromley Thing'
Raw footage, self-developed. To use for feature film project The Bromley Thing (Commissioned Work)
Joey Huertas on THE PEOPLES COURT (FOX 5 TV)
Experimental film director. Joey Huertas sues (and wins!) special FX maker for ruining his moviestar dog, BUTCH from the film '...In Sickness and in Health'
Joey Huertas interviews experimental film icon NICK ZEDD (Cinema of Transgression)
'Skype' interview with experimental film artists Nick Zedd and Joey Huertas, 3/9/2017. Interview commissioned by Kent Theatre in New York. Zedd is living in Mexico making films with his wife and son at the time of this interview. Nick Zedd is an American filmmaker and author from New York City. He coined the term Cinema of Transgression in 1985 to describe a loose-knit group of like-minded filmmakers and artists using shock value and black humor in their work. These filmmakers and artistic collaborators included Richard Kern, Tessa Hughes Freeland, Lung Leg, Annie Sprinkle and Lydia Lunch. Under numerous pen names, Zedd edited and wrote the Underground Film Bulletin (1984–90) which publicized the work of these filmmakers. The Cinema of Transgression was explored in Jack Sargeant's book Deathtripping (Creation Books). Mr Zedd's autobiography Totem of the Depraved was published by Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 publications in 1996. From 2004 to 2008 Nick Zedd produced and directed The Adventures of Electa Elf, a low-budget TV series out of NYC. Since moving to Mexico in 2011 Nick Zedd has edited three issues of Hatred of Capitalism magazine in which his Extremist Manifesto was published, sending shock waves through the art world. Recent films shot in Mexico City include Dr Shinto: Frustration, Cockfight, Paradise Lost, Demonic Sweaters: Love Always Love and a series of music videos for reggaeton singer Natalia Ibenez Lorio aka #laBAE.
Where's The Child? (live performance)
Fusing film, dance and performance art, Joey Huertas collaborates with dancer Suzana Stankovic in, 'Where’s the Child?', a dramatic and surreal live performance (EXPANDED CINEMA) in which an exorcism is performed onstage. This STREAM sample is a slideshow from photos taken during performance tour in US and Europe.
SWEDEN RADIO interview with Joey Huertas
Spoken Word at WORD bookstore, Brooklyn, NYC, Chairman Of The Bored Productions.
A Spoken Word performance at the WORD bookstore in Brooklyn, NYC in which the debacle of the making of a movie in film school called 'The Garbage People' is shared.
Joey Huertas interviews artist Christie Blizard.
Joey Huertas interviews performance artist- Christie Blizard on 5/4/2019
JK Optical Printing (The Bromley Thing)
Re-photographed 8mm using JK Optical Printer machine, scene excerpt from, 'The Bromley Thing' scene (UK commissioned for New Zealand exhibitions).
A public open-mike reading of 'Chowchilla'. The piece was written as catharsis on a red-eye flight from California to New York after the failed Compassionate Release hearing of a female inmate who was dying in prison of brain cancer and was denied the right to say goodbye to her family and loved ones.
Joey Huertas interviews filmmaker Ken Jacobs, 2021.
Filmmaker Ken Jacobs and his wife, painter Flo Jacobs interview with filmmaker Joey Huertas. This interview covers the history and creation of the Millennium Film Workshop and Journal - both staples of New York City's underground experimental avant-garde film culture since the 1960's. This interview was recorded during the Covid-19 lockdown Pandemic. After the interview, Ken shares his latest new film, 'TWO WRENCHING DEPARTURES' in its entirety. Ken Jacobs (born May 25, 1933 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American experimental filmmaker. He is the director of Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son (1969, USA), which was admitted to the National Film Registry in 2007. His Star Spangled to Death (2004, USA) is a nearly seven-hour film consisting largely of found footage. Jacobs taught at the Cinema Department at Harpur College at Binghamton University from 1969 to 2002. His son Azazel Jacobs is also a filmmaker. The style of Jacobs is largely concentrated around the technique of "found footage" - the author works with a stranger in a kinomaterial, sometimes occasional, conceptualizing it on the mounting table. So not only "Star Spangled to Death" appeared, but also another cult film Jacobs "Tom Tom Son Dudocar." "Tom Tom" consists of a multifaceted and detailed analysis of the 1905 film, in which the timing tape increases with eight minutes to almost two hours. Committed in 1969 "Tom, Tom, The Piper's Son" is one of the first examples of deconstruction in the cinema. Skyped, researched, recorded, edited, cut and completed by Joey Huertas, 2021. Narration performed by Joey Huertas.
Joey Huertas interviews Amos Poe, 2021.
Joey Huertas interviews Amos Poe on the making of his feature-film 'Alphabet City.' 1984's 'Alphabet City' now exists as an unintentional document and study of the cultural divide and gentrification taking place in New York City's lower east side and the economic disparity that impacted that class-segregated community in the 1980's. The film 'Alphabet City' was created by a group of underground experimental film artists who united together to tackle making their first Hollywood movie against all odds. "The Millennium Film Workshop and Anthology Film Archives were the experimental Meccas where I cut my teeth between 1972 and 1975. As a newcomer to NYC both impresarios, Howard Guttenplan and Jonas Mekas, were extremely generous in their way to young filmmakers trying to make their own mark. It was at the Millennium where I was introduced to the work of Ken Jacobs, Chris Eckoff, Tony Conrad, Birgit Hein, Michael Snow, Jack Smith, Stan Brakhage, Yvonne Rainer and many others."- Amos Poe, 2021 Amos Poe is one of the leading figures of the No Wave Cinema movement (75-85) that grew out of the bustling East Village music and art scene. The No Wave paralleled the punk music explosion and included Jim Jarmusch, Abel Ferrara, Eric Mitchell, James Nares, Beth and Scott B, Vivienne Dick, Sara Driver, John Lurie, Richard Kern, Nick Zedd, Bette Gordon, Melvie Arslanian, Charlie Ahearn, among others - they embraced B-movie genres, the avant-garde, & the French New Wave to create a fresh, vibrant American art cinema. Poe is considered by many (see John Pierson's book, "Spike, Mike, Slackers & Dykes", Legs McNeil's "Please Kill Me", or C. Patterson's "Captured") to be the "father" of the modern Indy American cinema. In '75 Poe and Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group, Iggy Pop) produced, edited and shot the now classic and definitive punk film, THE BLANK GENERATION. This film chronicles the seminal performances of Richard Hell, Patti Smith, Blondie, Ramones, Talking Heads, Television, Heartbreakers, Wayne County et. al. In '76, Poe wrote, produced, and directed his debut groundbreaking feature, UNMADE BEDS, an homage to Godard's "Breathless" and the French New Wave. In '77, using a car loan for $5,000, Poe wrote, produced and directed his most influential film, THE FOREIGNER, starring Eric Mitchell, Patti Astor, Duncan Hannah and Debbie Harry. In '79-'80 Poe concluded his "underground trilogy" with the bleakly beautiful SUBWAY RIDERS, the first foray in color. These bohemian films starred the downtown demimonde of artists, musicians and poets. During this era, Poe also directed the legendary weekly TV show, GLENN O'BRIEN'S TV PARTY. In '83-'84, Poe co-wrote and directed ALPHABET CITY (w/ Vincent Spano, Kate Vernon & Michael Winslow), his first 35mm film, and directed numerous music videos (Run DMC, Animotion, Anthrax, Juice Newton etc.). In '85-'86 he wrote ROCKET GIBRALTAR (Burt Lancaster, Macauley Culkin, Kevin Spacey, Patricia Clarkson, Francis Conroy, Bill Pullman, John Glover). In the late '80's, Poe applied himself to writing numerous screenplays, among them - "Port of Call" (Chiesa Prod.), "The Golden Eagle" (Columbia Pictures), "Mrs. Dogg" (Island/World), "Beach House" (Weintraub Ent.), "Paint. It Black." (Ulick/Mayo Prod.) "Caught In A Whirlwind" (Cabana Ent.) and "Pony Rider" (Fox). Poe returned to filmmaking in '90 with the acclaimed TRIPLE BOGEY ON A PAR 5 HOLE (Island/World). In '92, Poe produced Steven Starr's JOEY BREAKER (Skouras/Paramount) starring Richard Edson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Gina Gershon and Michael Imperioli. Poe returned to scripting in '93-'94 with a vengeance, writing: "Tar Baby" (from Toni Morrison's novel for Willi Ramaeu), "Kid Killer", "La Pacifica" (released as a graphic novel by DC Comics), "The Guitar", "The Lodz 7 ", "The Grey Nun", "Hard On Berlin", "The Listener" (David Brown/Paramount), "Rattle My Cage" and "Dead Weekend" (with novelist Joel Rose). In '94 Poe directed the Ed Wood inspired sci-fi DEAD WEEKEND (starring Stephen Baldwin & Bai Ling). As a filmmaker, Poe cites the work of Jean-Luc Godard, John Cassavettes, and Andy Warhol as primary influences; he expands his list of artistic influences to include de Kooning, Morandi, Picabia, Warhol, Clemente, Olivier Mosset, Richard Prince and Duchamp. An extensive archive of Poe’s writings and other works is housed at The Fales Library in New York City. janepublic.com amospoe.com
Everson Museum, Syracuse NY. Film exhibition and Q & A.
Everson Museum film exhibition. Q & A session with Joey Huertas (screening of film, 'Nice People')
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM AWARD acceptance speech.
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM AWARD acceptance speech. Award given to the film 'HOMEWRECKA' as 'Best Experimental Film of the Year'. Award presented to Joey Huertas by actors Ed Harris and Tom Bower.
Joey Huertas performing in KILLING CYCLE (1991 In-Studio Recording).
KILLING CYCLE were a late 80's heavy metal band from the state of Virginia. Guitarist Mark Morton (Lamb Of God) and drummer/ experimental filmmaker Joey Huertas formed KILLING CYCLE and wrote all of the bands original music as a duo writing team. KILLING CYCLE performed live in clubs, bars, college parties, and outdoor venues across the state of Virginia. The band broke up in 1991 and the following is a found studio recording of the band, edited to a found VHS live tape recorded performance. Mark Morton went on to become lead guitarist for the Grammy nominated band LAMB OF GOD and Joey Huertas went on to become an award-winning experimental filmmaker who composes music for his films. Joey Huertas' official website: https://www.janepublic.com Mark Morton's official website: https://www.markmortonmusic.com Studio recording engineer: Bob Gurske Studio: Winter Sound (State Of Virginia) Recorded: March 12, 1991 Original Songs recorded: Apology Accepted Landslide Suicide Eye Of The Storm Deep Freeze All Music : Mark Morton/Joey Huertas All Lyrics : Joey Huertas Band Members: Mark Morton: Guitars Joey Huertas: Drums John Peters: Bass Chris Marrows: Vocals
Joey Huertas LIVE punk hardcore show 1993 - BUBBLEGUM STATIC FESTIVAL.
Musician/filmmaker Joey Huertas (aka Jane Public) performs live here as guitarist for 90's Punk Hardcore band, 'JERMFLUX.' January 31, 1993. With BORN AGAINST and BUZZOVEN on same bill, Sold-Out show! KINGSHEAD INN, Norfolk, VA. JERMFLUX - Gary Stevens-vocals Joey Huertas-guitar Sean Cockling-bass Jimmy Skeeter-drums Bob Gurske - sound engineer ( R.I.P. ) Jermflux toured nationally, playing many of the same clubs as Green Day. While the two groups played two very different brands of punk, they shared a do-it-yourself ethic and rebellious underground spirit. "We had been reading a lot of (the magazine) Maximum Rock and Roll and getting into that Bay Area punk stuff," members explained. "But our music was much more aggressive. It was the flipside, the other side of the coin." Jermflux remained defiantly underground, and built a solid reputation in East Coast punk circles. Released 7" Singles.
Joey Huertas interview with NPR (National Public Radio).
On Griffin Alley (rehearsals & brainstorm writing sessions)
Rehearsals for live 'Expanded Cinema' street theatre performance of the Lena Baker trial and verdict, Joey Huertas with performance artist and writer Connie Winston. 'On Griffin Alley' is an interdisciplinary experiment, fusing theatre and expanded cinema techniques. The goal is not to have a clean finished product, but rather, it is an exploration of the process of examining the story which subsequently becomes the work. Through the use of found artifacts, archival film footage and sound design a new language of cinema + performance art is made. "On Griffin Alley' is a re-imagining of the trial of Lena Baker, a 44 year old Black American female who was convicted of killing Ernest B. Knight, her 56 year old white male employer with whom she was also engaged in an illicit love affair in Jim Crow Cuthbert, Georgia. Baker became the first and only woman ever to be electrocuted in the State of Georgia. The year was 1944. Baker's trial lasted for less than one full day, and her jury was comprised of twelve white males. The trial transcript is approximately ten pages long. Death sentences and executions for female offenders are rare in comparison to such events for male offenders. Women are more likely to drop out of the death-penalty system the further it progresses. Lena Baker in 1944 was not as lucky. Stats for women and the death penalty in the U.S. - * women account for about 1 in 10 (10%) murder arrests; * women account for 1 in 50 (2.1%) death sentences imposed at the trial level; * women account for 1 in 67 (1.8%) persons presently on death row; and * women account for 1 in 100 (.9%) persons actually executed in the modern era. More at: janepublic.com On Griffin Alley is a re-imagining of the trial of Lena Baker, a 44-year old Black American female who was convicted of killing Ernest B. Knight, her 56-year old white male employer with whom she also was engaged in an illicit love affair in Jim Crow Cuthbert, Georgia. Baker became the first and only woman to ever be electrocuted in the State of Georgia. The year was 1944. Baker’s trial lasted for less than one full day, and her jury was comprised of twelve white males. The trial transcript is approximately ten pages long. On Griffin Alley is an interdisciplinary experiment, fusing theatre and expanded cinema techniques. The goal is not to have a “clean, finished product,” but rather, it is an exploration of the process of the work, which subsequently becomes the work. Through the use of found artifacts, archival film footage, and sound design we hope to create a new language of performance.
Joey Huertas introduces 2022 screening at MoMA, Museum of Modern Art.
Joey Huertas, Filmmaker and Executive Director of The Millennium FIlm Workshop 2017-2022, introduces this two-night 'Sold Out' film screening aimed to invoke the spirit of the early City Symphonies and apply it to the New York of the late 20th century and the early part of this century. Each filmmaker in this program has been affiliated with Millennium over the years, some educated through its workshop programs, others active members of their ongoing screening community. Each film offers its own particular and idiosyncratic view of the city, but it is hoped that the screenings will offer something more than just a compilation. Rather, as with any great symphony, the whole will be greater than the sum of its parts. Perhaps, when these short films are viewed together, the viewer will gain a deeper understanding of the city, its inner workings, its organic growth, and the profound changes that it has undergone in its recent history. With this series the Department of Film celebrates its acquisition of the Millennium Film Workshop and Howard Guttenplan Collections.Museum of Modern Art, MoMA Thu, Feb 17, 7:00 p.m. MoMA, Floor T2/T1, Theater 2 The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2