Baumane, creator of Teat Beat of Sex and many other films, will screen scintillating works by fellow females Eveliene Hoedeckie, Saray Dominguez, Michaela Pavlatova and Joanna Quinn, as well as one of her own. Cartoonist, caricaturist and Oscar-nominated filmmaker Plympton will offer a rebuttal in the form of five testosterone-fueled films by Duncan Beedie, John Goras, PES, Ondrej Rudavsky and himself. With help from Applause Girl and Mad Scientist, audience response will be scientifically recorded and impartially tallied to determine which gender comes out on top – and Baumane and Plympton are prepared to get down and dirty.
An accompanying silent auction will include original art by Plympton and Baumane, as well as a host of useful and unique items from local businesses. Highlights include “The Morning After with Bill & Signe,” a brunch hosted by the Minnewaska Lodge on Thursday, September 1; caricatures by Plympton; a dance to a 1970s disco hit with Baumane (“She’s quite an amazing dancer. She has very long legs, and she uses them very well,” said Plympton); and gift packages promoting various Ulster County Main Streets, topped off with your very own “Do It on Main Street” bumper sticker.
Tickets are $39 per person, and include wine, beer and food by Falcon chef Chad Greer, formerly of Beso Restaurant in New Paltz. Local sponsors include the Minnewaska Lodge, Moxie Cupcake, Tuthilltown Spirits, Walter Storyk Design Group and Whitecliff Vineyard. To buy tickets (seating is limited so it’s best to purchase them before the event rather than at the door), log on to www.battlewithbillandsigne.com. For questions, e-mail info@BattlewithBillandSigne.com.