Our film screenings highlight underground, avant-garde and independent cinema. When we can, we host the filmmaker for an introduction and post screening Q&A. We have shown thousands of films ranging from structural classics like Tony Conrad's "The Flicker" on 16mm, to music films such as Bjork's "Biophilia Live" and Sigur Ros' "Heima". We strive to bring classic films to be screened on 16mm but also new films by emerging independent filmmakers.

THE RED BALLOON and other films for KIDS! all on 16mm film too!

red balloonDate:
08.11.2011 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

THE RED BALLOON on 16mm film!

EARLY TIME FOR THE KIDS! 7PM start time.

THE RED BALLOON on 16mm Film!! Plus Bonus Kids Short Subjects!
KIDS UNDER 10 GET IN FREE!!!!

8/11/2011
7pm (early start time so the kiddies can still get home and to bed on time!)
@ Moviate Harrisburg
Admission = $5 donation for anyone over 10 years of age!

Great films and fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

All films will be shown on 16mm film. Bring the kids and watch their amazement as they see how a film projector actually works!

Titles include:

THE RED BALLOON - 34 minutes
BUNNY THE RABBIT - 12 minutes
PET SHOW - 12 minutes
THE CHIMPS JAMBOREE - 12 minutes

The Red Balloon (French: Le Ballon rouge) is a 1956 fantasy short film directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse.

The thirty-four minute short, which follows the adventures of a young boy who one day finds a sentient, mute, red balloon, was filmed in the Ménilmontant neighborhood of Paris, France.

It won numerous awards, including an Oscar for Lamorisse for writing the best original screenplay in 1956 and the Palme d'Or for short films at Cannes. The film also became popular with children and educators.

Lamorisse used his children as actors in the film. His son, Pascal Lamorisse, plays Pascal in the main role, and his daughter Sabine portrays a little girl. (from Wikipedia)

Director GITA DESAI, IN-Person, presents "RAGA UNVEILED" at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER. Aug. 5th,7PM.

ragapostersmallerDate:
08.05.2011 7:00pm
Venue/Location:
FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

MEET DIRECTOR GITA DESAI, as she presents:
"RAGA UNVEILED"

About Raga Unveiled

India, unlike any other country in the world, boasts of cradling an art music that has been sifted and refined over 4000 years. With the even flow of evolution and an unshakeable support of theory, raga music is at once vibrant, mesmeric and sublime to this day. At its core is an ambition to profoundly change the performer and the listener at the deepest level. Nothing more nothing less!

Raga Unveiled is a most inspiring and sweeping look at the entire “ architectural brilliance” of a musical system that gave birth to this most wonderful and profound musical art form. For the first time on film, eloquent commentaries by musicians, Vedic scholars, and musicologists join hands with spectacular cinematography, intoxicating spectrums of sound, and rare archival footage resulting in a grand synthesis to honor this music in its entirety.

Raga Unveiled inspires, moves and transports one to a place that you never imagined existed. It is a spiritual engagement second to none!

FRIDAY AUGUST 5th, 7PM at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

418 BRIDGE STREET, NEW CUMBERLAND, PA 17070

LIMITED SEATING, Tickets will be available online and at the door.

Admission including the post screening Q&A with Director Gita Desai:
$8.

Proceeds benefit the September concert of Indian Classical Music with Swar Rang, details HERE: http://swarrang.weebly.com/

Director GITA DESAI, IN-Person, presents "YOGA UNVEILED" at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER. Aug. 4th,8PM.

yogaUnveiledPOSTERDate:
08.04.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

MEET DIRECTOR GITA DESAI, as she presents:
"YOGA UNVEILED"

THURSDAY AUGUST 4th, 8PM at FLOW TOGETHER YOGA CENTER

418 BRIDGE STREET, NEW CUMBERLAND, PA 17070

LIMITED SEATING, Tickets will be available online and at the door.

Admission including the post screening Q&A with Director Gita Desai:
$8.

Proceeds benefit the September concert of Indian Classical Music with Swar Rang: more info here, http://swarrang.weebly.com/

"Countdown to the Rapture (part one)": VINTAGE 16mm Educational/Scare Tactic Films, 7.28.11, 8pm

thiefnight2Date:
07.28.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

VINTAGE 16mm EDUCATIONAL/SCARE TACTIC FILMS!

"COUNTDOWN TO THE RAPTURE (part one)"

ARE YOU READY FOR THE END OF TIME? Well, C'MON OUT and SEE WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!

IT's the COUNTDOWN (one of 5 rapture films to be shown over the next 4 months!

http://www.kindertrauma.com/?p=8327

shown on 16mm (as it was back in the classroom and churches!), very rare event!, 8PM, $5 donation, held at Moviate

Local Filmmaker ADRIAN SELKOWITZ presents "SEX, DRUGS, and GUNS" a feature film. 7.21.11, 8pm.

sexdrugsposterDate:
07.21.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

Director Adrian Selkowitz will introduce his feature film "Sex, Drugs, and Guns" on THURSDAY JULY 21st, at 8pm. Adrian just finished a great short film, "a love letter to Harrisburg" which premiered at the 13th Annual Artsfest Film Festival in May. Come see his feature from 2009!

Sex Drugs Guns

Ricardo Gil, Chris Dotson, Jim Storm, Alec Clawson, Katie Kocis

Half art flick, half exploitation pic, SEX DRUGS GUNS entertains in three segments: SEX: After the death of his parents, Eugene (24) has moved in with his grandmother, bringing with him a large inheritance. Hopelessly apathetic, he abandons his long-time girlfriend for some personal growth and exploration as he tries recklessly to feel something again. DRUGS: Brian (8) and his sister Becky (6) live with their abusive, alcoholic father and their comatose mother who is confined to a hospital bed in their living room. When dad leaves for work, threatening to beat them if they don't clean the house, the kids ignore the warning deciding instead to play pharmacist to their mother and themselves. GUNS: With a head full of facts and figures, Duayne (45) a pissed-off employee of the world's largest weapons manufacturer, kidnaps the boss and his family in a psychotic attempt to teach them a lesson.

info:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1340469/

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sex_drugs_guns/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/SEX-DRUGS-GUNS/101542983217401?sk=wall

"Complaints Choir" documentary by Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen. 7.14.11, 8PM, $5 donation, at Moviate.

complaintsDate:
07.14.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate
Thursday July 14th:
"Complaints Choir" is a funny yet thought provoking documentary following the worldwide Complaints Choir art project by the Finnish artist couple Tellervo & Oliver Kalleinen.

"What are you complaining about? This is the question that two Finnish artists have journeyed out to ask people in all four corners of the world in documentary director Ada Bligaard Søby's docu-musical. Their aim is not to pour salt in the wounds of the world's grumpy complainers, but to let everyone vent their dissatisfaction about everything from parking fines to climate change in a liberating chorus of whining harmonies. We are taken to places such as Chicago and Singapore, and even if the cultures vary, it's obvious that complaining is a basic human trait, and it is tackled with a deadpan approach by the two Finns. Ada Bligaard Søby has, in a short space of time, made her mark as an original new name in the Danish film world, among other things with last year's poetic New York postcard 'Black Heart'. With 'Complaints Choir' she is adding a promising first feature to her resume."

http://vimeo.com/11297659

Director: Ada Bligaard Søby, Danmark 2009, 56 min.

check complaintschoir.org
8PM, $5 donation, at Moviate.

"OF DOLLS AND MURDER" DOCUMENTARY SCREENING, narrated by JOHN WATERS

ofdollswebDate:
06.16.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

a documentary film by Susan Marks and John Kurtis Dehn.

Of Dolls and Murder exposes an unimaginable world of miniatures homicides, with iconic filmmaker John Waters as narrator. Lurking in this gruesome collection of dollhouses thrives a criminal element that is all too real. Rather than reflecting an idealized version of domestic life, these surreal dollhouses reveal a dystopic and disturbing slice of domestic life. Created strictly for adults, these dioramas are home to violent murder, prostitution, mental illness, adultery and alcoholism. Each dollhouse has tiny doll corpse representing an actual murder victim. This feature-length documentary film explores these haunting “Nutshell Studies” dollhouses and the unlikely grandmother, Frances Glessner Lee, who created them to train detectives. But the story does not end with Lee and her dollhouses of death. The nation is obsessed with forensic justice television, and why? Why do we love to watch a skewed reality of crime-fighting forensics? The answer lies somewhere with the need we have to entertain ourselves with stories about our fear of untimely, brutal death. The societal truths about how loved ones often murder one another is far too wicked to face, let alone change. Instead, we prefer to escape into a safe haven where solving murders easily wraps up in under one hour. From criminally minded college students, and real-life detectives, to the creators of CSI and a visit to the “The Body Farm”, Of Dolls and Murder illuminates the tiny world of big time murder.

8PM, THURSDAY JUNE 16th, $5 donation, at moviate

"BACKYARD" concert film from ICELAND to mark the closing weekend of "Svo Langt En So Close" ART EXHIBIT!

backyardDate:
06.11.2011 8:00pm

A SPECIAL SCREENING TO CLOSE THE CURRENT ART SHOW "SVO LANGT EN SO CLOSE" AT THE MANTIS GALLERY!

"BACKYARD"

A DIY backyard concert turns into one of the most exciting and intimate music events of the year. With some of the most celebrated bands coming out of Reykjavík right now, including Múm, FM Belfast, Hjaltalín and Sin Fang Bous.

A guy named Árni Rúnar had the idea of gathering a few bands together in his backyard to do some live recording. His idea evolved into this film. He filled his little shack of a studio with equipment and prayed for good weather. He invited all of his neighbours and made them pizza, cupcakes and pancakes. And then many of the most exciting Icelandic musicians of their generation showed up to play, giving us a unique look at the diverse music scene of Reykjavík in the summer of 2009.

Director: Árni Sveinsson
Scriptwriter: Árni Sveinsson and Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson
Main cast: Árni Rúnar Hlöðversson and memers of Múm, Hjaltalín, FM Belfast, Retro Stefson, Sin Fang Bous, Borko and Reykjavík!

Country: Iceland
Sound: Stereo
Length: 70 minutes

8PM, $5 donation.

"HOT FUN IN THE 40s - A Journey To The Dark Side of Grindhouse" presented by JACK STEVENSON IN-PERSON (From DENMARK!)

teensburlesDate:
06.08.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

JACK STEVENSON (from Denmark) returns with a great program of rare 16mm Burlesque films!

HOT FUN IN THE 40s – A JOURNEY TO THE DARK SIDE OF GRINDHOUSE

Film book author & raconteur Jack Stevenson draws on nuggets from his personal archive in this entertaining trip back to the heyday of Sexploitation cinema. Focusing on the art of Burlesque and other B-movie related sub-genres, we witness famous stars such as Jayne Mansfield, Betty Page and Tracy LaMarr rub elbows and other body parts with more obscure starlets in a celebration of all that was by turns lavish and lurid, tantalizing & tawdry. You’ll feel so dirty all over.
FORMATS: 16mm

Old silent illustrated title-plate outtakes
Birth of the Nudies sequences
"How to Undress in Front of Your Husband", short trailer
"Fighting the White Slave trade", short trailer
"Sweet Hawaiian Dreams", soundie
"The Man Who Comes Around", soundie
"Untitled Hawaiian" soundie
"Babaloo" (soundie)
"CURVACEOUS CUTIES OF BURLESQUE" (a 10 min. Excelsior short)
"THE NUDE LOOK" book & photo intermission pitch
"I Changed My sex" production trailer 9 min. (aka Glenn or Glenda)
"Striporama", trailer
3 Acts of Glamour Girls of Burlesque

8PM, $5 donation (benefits visiting artist)

WILCO LIVE: ASHES OF AMERICAN FLAGS - Film Screening

ashes of american flagsDate:
06.04.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

WILCO LIVE: ASHES OF AMERICAN FLAGS - Film Screening

Moviate - 1306 N. 3rd St. - Harrisburg, PA

Starts Promptly at 8pm
...Admission: $5

Ashes of American Flags is an award-winning film presenting Wilco live in concert during their 2008 tour. Culled from concerts in five quintessentially American venues – Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, Tipitina’s in New Orleans, The Mobile Civic Center in Mobile, The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. – the film captures the energy, poignancy and musicality of a Wilco concert and tour. Directed and produced by Brendan Canty and Christoph Green (Sunken Treasure, Burn to Shine), the film intersperses interviews with band members and day-in-the-life footage as the band travels across the U.S.

Shot in HD. Running time 1 hour 27 minutes. Released in 2009. Free audio download of all tracks with purchase of DVD.

Film tracklisting: Ashes of American Flags / Side with the Seeds / Handshake Drugs / The Late Greats / Kingpin / Wishful Thinking / Impossible Germany / Via Chicago / Shot in the Arm / Monday / You Are My Face / Heavy Metal Drummer / War on War

“The movie, shot during five 2008 shows, is gorgeous: filled with rich colors, breathtaking closeups of the band members at work and impeccable sound.” – Creative Loafing

“The performances are the focus, and as anyone who’s seen Wilco recently, they’ve never been hotter.” – Rolling Stone’s Smoking Section

**A LIMITED AMOUNT OF DVDS OF THE FILM WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE SCREENING**

www.moviate.org

Capital Area School for the Arts FILM AND VIDEO SHOWCASE!

casawebDate:
05.21.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

Come see current film and video pieces by student who attend the Capital Area School for the Arts!

Films that were hand-made on 16mm and 35mm film and video pieces created during the second half of the 2010-2011 school year will be projected, highlighting the creativity of the CASA film and video students.

$5 donation will benefit the Capital Area School for the Arts, the Harrisburg area's Arts Magnet High School, which offers 2 hour a day/ 5 days a week, full year, intensive classes in Dance, Music, Art, Theater, and Film and Video.

Visit: www.casa-arts.org or www.vimeo.com/casa for more information and examples of student work.

8pm. all-ages

LEVI ABRINO, filmmaker IN-PERSON (editor of Academy Award winning film "GOD OF LOVE")

leviDate:
05.19.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

Filmmaker Levi Abrino will present a collection of his own films and films by his collaborators including recent Academy Award winner Luke Metheny.

Filmmaker Information

Levi Abrino was raised with four adopted siblings on a dairy farm in rural Central Pennsylvania. Leaving the farm for Penn State University, he earned degrees in Geography and Filmmaking, which he used to land a job on the teller line at a rural bank. Here, his duties included cashing checks, taking deposits, and playing the crook in Friday-morning bank robbery drills. Levi is currently an MFA candidate at New York University, where he is developing a feature film. His previous shorts BURYING DVORAK and I RAN WITH A GRAY GHOST have received such honors as being selected for the Best of Slamdance DVD, screening as part of the opening ceremony at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France, and having a weeklong theatrical run at the IFC Center in New York.

8pm, $5 donation

more information to be announced soon.

"I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN" documentary about STEVEN JESSE BERNSTEIN

stevenjessebernsteinDate:
05.14.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

moviate presents "I AM SECRETLY AN IMPORTANT MAN" a documentary about Steven Jesse Bernstein by PETER SILLEN (director of "BENJAMIN SMOKE")

SATURDAY MAY 14th, 2011, 8PM, $5 donation.

I Am Secretly An Important Man is a feature length documentary film portrait of Steven J. Bernstein (aka Jesse Bernstein), one of Seattle's most celebrated voices. His angry, surprisingly fresh, lyrical writings are about sensitive souls, drifters and drug addicts; people alienated by a society that refuses to understand them. He peeled back the ugliness and the darkness of life on the fringe to expose tender and not so tender human feeling. His unique rhythms, filled with humor and pain, were especially exciting when read in his own gravely voice. People packed into theaters, bars and cafes to hear him read and sing. Unfortunately much of Jesse's work has not yet found the audience it deserves outside of the Pacific Northwest.

Over the years because of my face and my unfortunate attitude towards it,
I have had to be institutionalized several times.
I became a drug addict, alcoholic, and criminal.
When I comb my hair, I wear a blank paper mask with eye holes.
I shave with an electric razor and no mirror like a blind man.
You have seen more of me already than I will ever see of myself.
I hope you aren't as alarmed or offended by my face as I am.
"Look in the mirror, Stevie! See? There's Stevie."
I stand there sometimes in secret, looking.
There will always be something wrong with my face

-from Face by Steven J. Bernstein

2010
87 minutes
16mm, Color/B&W

http://www.pumpernickelinc.com/films.php?id=13

MARTHA COLBURN: animator IN-PERSON (From NY), meet Martha and see her animated films!

marthapressDate:
05.10.2011 12:20am
Venue/Location:
moviate

ANIMATOR MARTHA COLBURN will present a series of animated films, created on 16mm film. Her collaborations with Jad Fair of Half Japanese and Deerhoof have brought her animations to the underground music crowd, while her animations alone have been shown at The Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, All Tomorrows Parties, and many other esteemed venues.

her website: http://www.marthacolburn.com/

arcticle in Art In America: http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/features/martha-colburn/

at Sundance 2011: http://sundance.slated.com/2011/films/triumphofthewild_sundance2011

in artnews: http://artnews.org/gallery.php?i=3939&exi=13007&Suzie_Q_Projects&Martha_Colburn

8PM, TUESDAY MAY 10th, $5 donation (goes to visiting filmmaker)

at moviate, all ages.

"PEOPLE’S PARK" AND OTHER PROTEST FILMS OF THE 60’s, VERY RARE 16mm film program

Peoples Park5Date:
04.21.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

THURSDAY APRIL 21st, 2011. 8PM, $5 donation.

PEOPLE’S PARK AND OTHER PROTEST FILMS OF THE 60’s
circulated Jack Stevenson

SYNOPSIS:

In May of 1969 – 42 years ago – People’s Park in Berkeley erupted into deadly protest, bringing into focus issues such as the concept of private property, civil disobedience and police brutality. We mark this anniversary by presenting the film PEOPLE’S PARK and three other short films that more broadly reflect the spirit of protest and alienation that marked the decade – many of these same issues still relevant today.

Although not all the films are from that pivotal year of 1969, they all reflect on it, shining a light on various aspects of this ‘decade of disillusion’ in a broader sense. From the brooding working-class existentialism of Assembly Line to the hyper-patriotism of a society in deep conflict with itself in America’s in Real Trouble … from the bloody riots of People’s Park to the social and political (and pop-culture) turmoil captured in the impressionistic Love it / Leave it, they impart a feel for the attitudes and ambiguities of the times and form a telling portrait of a disenchanted generation, a generation that 40 years ago was on the brink of exploding into pieces…

This program has played at: The national film museums in Frankfurt, Lisbon and Copenhagen as well as the International House in Philadelphia, The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington Long Island, The Silent Movie Theater in Los Angeles, etc.

Total Running time: 85 minutes

ASSEMBLY LINE: 1961, 30 min., b/w, written & directed by Morton Hellig. This intimate and starkly photographed narrative tells the tale of factory worker Eddie Ryan who throws himself into the neon glitz of downtown Philadelphia on his night off, thinking a wallet full of cash will buy him excitement, companionship and meaning in life. To his distress he finds all the invitations and come-ons to a good time are a con and a fraud – he can spend his money but it buys him nothing, and he manages to connect with no one. An early protest against the emptiness of consumer culture.

AMERICA’S IN REAL TROUBLE: 1968, 15 min., color, by Tom Palazzolo. This free-wheeling reportage from the street captures all the disconcerting contrasts of patriotic Vietnam-era parades as they move in lock-step through the poverty-ridden ghetto of Chicago’s Near Northside. The soundtrack is exclusively composed of music that was heard over the radio that very same moment in time, mostly hillbilly songs that celebrate the arch-conservative virtues of God and Country. The result is an unmediated ‘snapshot of the moment’ that almost resembles a home movie in its naive pacing and composition, but it is precisely this casual and spontaneous approach that manages to capture the mood and mentality of the day more effectively that all the staged Hollywood spectacles. But it’s not necessarily an angry film.

PEOPLE’S PARK: 1969, 25 min., b/w, made by the San Francisco Newsreel group collective. This is necessarily an angry film - a fiercely and unapologetically partisan version of the People’s Park riots of May 1969. It captures not only the famous incident – the street battles between the people of Berkeley intent on defending a park they had created and the police and national guard acting on behalf of the property owners – but also a radical style of filmmaking that sought to shed light on aspects of the story ignored by the major media outlets. This is “protest cinema” at its most incendiary.

LOVE IT / LEAVE IT: 1970, 15 min., color. This second film by Tom Palazzolo more fluidly and subjectively weaves sound and image together to create an hallucinatory montage of urban America at the height of anti-war demonstrations. Equal parts totalitarian nightmare and candy-coated consumer fun fair, it is like most of his work: light on overt editorial comment and full of a keen sense of bizarre moments. It’s a foot-loose search to capture the spirit of the times and people without imposing the filmmaker’s own political agenda.

MOVIATE'S 14TH ANNIVERSARY FUNDRAISER films/music/reception! Saturday the 16th

MoviateTeeVeeWebsmallDate:
04.16.2011 6:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

COME CELEBRATE WITH US:

MOVIATE IS 14 YEARS OLD!

6pm Reception with music by WEIRD MEDLEY, plus light food and beverages and audio/video DJ/VJ by DJ Can and VJ MKR.

8PM MOVIATE films screening with short films by Michael Robinson, Tara Chickey, Caleb Smith, James Hollenbaugh, and more!

$10 donation includes reception and 8PM film screening.

Come celebrate 14 years of independent, avant-garde, underground, and personal filmmaking in Harrisburg.

All donations go directly to visiting filmmakers, rental fees, and the 13th annual Artsfest Film Festival (a FREE to the public film festival in May 2011)

filmmaker STEVE COSSMAN in-person, founder of Mono No Aware

tusslemuscle still 2Date:
04.13.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

moviate welcomes filmmaker STEVE COSSMAN, in-person. Come meet Steve and see his films as well as other films he has curated for this screening.
As a founder of the expanded cinema series MONO NO AWARE, Steve has created a new venue in New York for underground, avant-garde, and personal filmmaking.

A link to his website: http://www.stevecossman.com/TM

Interview with Steve from the AnnArbor Film Festival:

http://www.aafilmfest.org/filmmaker-focus-interview-steve-cossman

a link to MONO NO AWARE: http://www.mononoawarefilm.com/

8pm, $5 donation (supports the visiting artist)

at moviate, 1306 n. 3rd st. harrisburg

Pier Pasolini's "The Gospel According to St. Matthew" on 16mm film!

gospel matthewDate:
04.07.2011 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

"THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW" by PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, on 16mm film. 8pm, $5 donation. Pier Paolo Pasolini was an atheist, indeed a Marxist, and his The Gospel According to Matthew is routinely interpreted as a proto-Marxist allegory. Yet Pasolini was perhaps first of all a poet, and the concepts of the sacred and the divine, far from repelling him as so much religious superstition, held for him a powerful appeal. In 1962 he came to Assisi in response to Pope John XXIII’s call for dialogue with non-Christian artists. While there, he read through a book of the Gospels "from beginning to end, like a novel," later proclaiming the story of Jesus "the most exalting thing one can read." As a result of this experience, Pasolini became consumed with the notion of filming the life of Christ straight from one of the Gospels, shooting without a screenplay and taking no editorial license with the text. After completing The Gospel According to Matthew, he dedicated it "to the dear happy familiar memory of John XXIII."

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