Friday I'm in Love: A Night At Numbers
with Director Marcus Pontello, DJ ESTEFF, and Asa Greene
Co-presented by The Montrose Center. Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Director Marcus Pontello, DJ Stephanie Saint Sanchez, and Asa Greene, moderated by HCAS's Michael Robinson, plus a Live DJ Set by Stephanie Saint Sanchez.
Marcus Pontello (Director) crosses generations to explore the history of Numbers Nightclub, a counter-cultural landmark in Houston, Texas, that has been open since 1978. Told through the voices of those who have helped envision Numbers, as well as the many who continue to cultivate and expand its legacy of acceptance; this love letter of a documentary pays tribute to the music and the people that keep Numbers alive every Friday night.
This film is available across the US and its territories.
|Country, Year||United States, 2020|
|Producer||Marcus Pontello, Jeromy Barber and James Templeton|
|Runtime||25 MINS, SECS|
|Genre||Music Video, Short|
|Event Type||DJ Set, Film, Free Event|
Marcus is a visual storyteller, clothing designer and drag artist from Houston, Texas who holds a B.F.A. in Theater from The California Institute of the Arts. Friday I'm In Love is Marcus Pontello's first film.
Stephanie Saint Sanchez (DJ ESTEFF)
Stephanie Saint Sanchez is a by-any-means-necessary media artist, movie maker, and instigator. A Tejana raised in the MTV-era of the1980s, she received her first video camera at age 13 and was off and running, creating video stories and mini-epics. Under the banner La Chicana Laundry Pictures, she has written, produced, and directed more than 30 award-winning, genre-splitting short films. Her work has been screened extensively both locally and nationally.
She is the Founder and Executive Director of Senorita Cinema, an all-Latina Film Festival, which was selected as a Warhol Foundation Idea Fund recipient. She has served on QFest, Houston International LBGT film festival, and the Diverseworks Artist Advisory Board and is a Co-Founder of GenderReel Houston.
She is a recipient of a S.W.A.M.P. Emerging Filmmakers Fellowship, Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Award, The Lawndale Artist Studio Program, and was featured as one of Houston Press 100 Creatives.
When not making movies and hosting super fun events, Sanchez also makes art cars, VHS furniture, and her own line of dead celebrity prayer candles.
Asa Greene is a DJ and warlock from Houston, Texas. Stepchild of former Numbers owner, Robert Burtenshaw, Asa grew up amongst the goths and assorted oddballs on the dance floor.