Programmer turned artist – “Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.

‘Proceed and Be Bold’ to profile programmer turned artist March 27

“Proceed and Be Bold,” the fifth film in SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person series, follows Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. as he foregoes a career in computers for the life of a poster and book artist, helping redefine ideas of politics, society and race.

Director Laura Zinger will appear Tuesday, March 27 as SUNY Oswego’s On Screen/In Person film series screens her documentary about a computer programmer turned poster and book artist.

“Proceed and Be Bold” will show at 7 p.m. at Oswego Cinema, 138 W. 2nd St., followed by questions and answers with Zinger, who profiles self-described “humble Negro printer” Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. in this unconventional story of a man and his letterpress.

Kennedy found himself deeply unsatisfied living the American middle-class dream, and, armed with his unique humor, radical philosophies and an outdated printing press, set out on a new path as an artist — one who redefines ideas of politics, society and race.

Zinger and her crew follow Kennedy as he navigates the art world and promotes his provocative posters and book art in galleries.

The screening is the fifth installment in the On Screen/In Person film series, an initiative of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program.

SUNY Oswego’s cinema and screen studies program presents the series with support from Artswego, the campus’ Oswego Film Club and the community’s Oswego Film Group.

Tickets may be purchased the night of the show at Oswego Cinema or in advance at any SUNY Oswego box office, online at http://www.tickets.oswego.edu or by calling 312-2141.

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