Rubicon Cinema will host a one-time event Saturday, Feb. 25 featuring renowned American filmmaker Jerome Hiler alongside local artist Gov Naim. The program will consist of a film from each artist: “In the Stone House” by Hiler and “Shame on Everyone” by Naim.
Created in 2012, “In the Stone House” is a 35-minute silent film that showcases the era of the 1960s and illustrates the concept of materialism. Hiler uses footage of himself as he and some friends look for a better life in the later 1960s.
“I feel that the 1960s are no longer understood properly,” Hiler said. “There was a core of people who had uncommon understanding of what the human dilemma of the time was and how one could find a worthy life that transcended the degradations that seemed overwhelming. Understanding came from going beyond the forms and promises of materialism.”
In addition to Hiler’s film, the event will feature local filmmaker Gov Naim, a multimedia brand that is sponsored solely by Kay DePew. “Shame on Everyone,” which is new to 2017, is a wormhole that is opened by live mixing and manipulation of footage and sound.
The event will take place Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. at Rubicon Cinema in the Blue Sky Studio, located at 943 Dopler St. in Akron. Guests are encouraged to bring their own beer, wine or snacks. Admission is free but a donation of $5 to $10 is encouraged to support the Rubicon Cinema.