Filmmaker Wants to Bring the Grit of the Underground to LI Art Scene


By Guillermo Welch

There comes a time in every artist’s life where they must carve a path for themselves in the medium they love. Never has there been a medium so versatile like film. Although slowly being replaced by its digital kin, many refuse to part with the gritty and psychedelic roots of celluloid, one of these artists being Victor Bonacore. Victor Bonacore is a local filmmaker and a true believer in the underground film scene. He has worked alongside legendary filmmakers Frank Henenlotter and Jim Van Bebber and his films have screened at Fantasia Film Fest, Coney Island Film Festival and the Anthology Film Archives. His work has made appearances in Fangoria Magazine and Alternative Cinema Podcast. He even made a special guest appearance at the Film Threat screening of Ice Cream Sunday.

finalwhitefinal1Victor is a contributor to the social art collective Long Island Art! You can also see much of Bonacore’s film work through the music videos of local musician Johnnie Lee Jordan and the last commercials for Long Island video store 112 Video World and the Long Island Roller Rebels roller derby team. Bonacore shows his diversity outside of town through partnerships with controversial animator Jimmy Screamerclauz and family art collective Little Punk People out of New Jersey.

A collaborative effort between Bonacore and local artist David Graham, Video Art Show, is coming to Ripe Art Gallery May 18th in Greenlawn. The cost of admission is simply a 5-dollar donation to Ripe Art Gallery. This event will screen never-before-seen footage of Bonacore’s upcoming film Blood Wings: A Satanic Fantasy. Super 8 & VHS shorts, world premiere music videos from gangsta rap to punk, will also be featured that wrap around the grossly cute works of David Graham. There will also be a live performance by local favorite Johnnie Lee Jordan. Doors open at 7pm. May 18th 2013


May 31 at * 4:30pm and on Saturday, June 1 at *5pm, catch a screening of Bonacore’s Ice Cream Sunday at The Macabre Faire Film Fest in Rockville Centre, Nassau County, NY

* times are subject to change

For more info, click here.

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