Director: Julia Kim Smith
United States, 2014, 10 min
Crew:Editor: Julia Kim Smith
Cylburn Park is a text movie in two acts inspired by and edited from a Baltimore neighborhood's Google Group daily feed and the media's coverage of it. The texts scroll by at a quick pace as if on a teleprompter screen and include lively exchanges over ducks and racial profiling, offering different perspectives from "bitchy" indeed to high-minded and deeply moving. Cylburn Park is relevant today in Baltimore and beyond as communities struggle to keep it together and keep it going.
About the director
Julia Kim Smith is a multidisciplinary artist whose work explores issues of identity and the social and political landscape by any means necessary. Her projects take the form of new media, performance, video, film, photography, printmaking, and craft. Her work is exhibited nationally and internationally and has been featured in Angry Asian Man, Animal, Art F City, ARTINFO, Baltimore Magazine, GQ, Hypebeast, Hyperallergic, Juxtapoz, Kidrobot KRonikle, Oasis Magazine (Saudi Arabia), Racebending.com, ShortList (UK), The Atlantic, The Baltimore Sun, and The Washington Post. Her screenings include Slamdance Film Festival, Park City; Slamdance on the Road with David Lynch, Los Angeles; Center For Asian American Media CAAMFest, San Francisco; San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival; San Francisco Documentary Film Festival; DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn; and Maryland Film Festival Opening Night with Bobcat Goldthwait. Smith is represented by A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, and serves on The Creative Alliance's Board of Trustees, Baltimore.