An experimental documentary that explores the heated national furor over milk a debate that covers a number of topics, from the health of our children to the relationship between consumer and industry.
Gerstein, a professor of cinema at Binghamton University, has been making experimental films since the late 1980s. She and Monteith McCollum have collaborated for the past several years, most notably on the award-winning experimental documentary Hybrid.
Festivals: Art Cite Media Festival, Ottawa, Canada, 2002; Mad Cat International Film Festival, San Francisco, 2001; Toronto Images Film & Video Festival, 2001; Bangkok International Film Festival, 2001; Chicago Underground International Film Festival, 2001; San Francisco International Film Festival, 1996; British Short Film Festival, London, 1996
Screenings/Exhibitions: Walker Contemporary Museum of Art, Minneapolis, 2002; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, 2001; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1996; Deutsches Filmmueseum, Frankfort, 1996; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, 1995
Awards: Gus Van Sant Award, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 2001; Jurors Choice, Black Maria Film Festival, 2001; Golden Gate Merit Award, San Francisco International Film Festival, 2001; Jurors Choice and Directors Choice Awards, Charlotte Film and Video Festival, 1995
Teaching Experience: Assistant Professor, Cinema, Binghamton University, NY since 1999; Lecturer, Electronic Design, American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL, 19971999; Adjunct Professor, Academic Computing, Columbia College, Chicago, 19941998
1993 MFA, Filmmaking, School of the Art Institute, Chicago1991 BA, Cinema, Binghamton UniversitySUNY, NY
November - December 2004
Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollums Hybrid, an expressionistic portrait of McCollums grandfather, whose obsession was growing hybrid corn, screened in November in Los Angeles at 7 Dudley Cinema. Gerstein's new short entitled Layette, in which a mature woman discusses her desire to have children, will premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this winter.
Ariana Gerstein and Monteith McCollum will premiere two new shorts entitled Lawn and Layette at the Museum of Modern Art in New York this winter.