Monthly Film Screening Archives

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 COLLAGE FILMS OF: MARTHA COLBURN, FILMMAKER IN-PERSON, at the GREEN ROOM THEATRE, LANCASTER

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04.02.2013 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
GREEN ROOM THEATER at FRANKLIN AND MARSHALL COLLEGE, LANCASTER

FILMMAKER MARTHA COLBURN will be IN-PERSON at the GREEN ROOM THEATRE (Franklin and Marshall College, LANCASTER)

Martha Colburn Brings the War Home | "New York Close Up" | Art21 from Art21 on Vimeo.

7:30PM, FREE (for more info, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

www.marthacolburn.com

"METROPOLIS" with a LIVE ORIGINAL SCORE by THE REESE PROJECT

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03.23.2013 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art

Saturday, March 23, 2013 - DeSoto Film and Music Series:

"Metropolis"

This classic silent film will be presented with a live original score by The Reese Project.

This husband and wife duo played the live score to last year's popular presentation of Buster Keaton's "The General."
Sponsored by Carole DeSoto

TIME: 7:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art
ADMISSION: $8

"GENERAL ORDERS NO. 9", Thursday March 7th, 2013. 8pm at MakeSpace.

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03.07.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at THE MAKESPACE

moviate presents a special screening of:
GENERAL ORDERS No. 9

Robert Persons' directorial debut, General Orders No. 9, exists as a breathtakingly poetic meditation on the state of Georgia and its cultural, moral and geographical birthright, rendered through the rapt contemplation of historical maps, architectural artifacts, lyrical narration and exquisite landscape cinematography. In synthesizing a mixture of imagery and iconography vital to reconciling the cultural and territorial identity of Georgia, and by proxy the entire American South, Persons traces a spellbinding genealogy that is both uniquely American and unforgettable. Written by Riverrun Film Festival

Thursday March 7th, 2012

at The MakeSpace, 1916 n. 3rd St. Harrisburg, PA 17102

8PM, $5 suggested donation.

AN EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL FOUND FOOTAGE CINEMA - WITH JAMES HOLLENBAUGH

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03.04.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
THE OTHER ROOM THEATRE at F&M, Lancaster

MOVIATE and The Film & Media Studies Program at Franklin & Marshall College Present:

AN EVENING OF EXPERIMENTAL FOUND FOOTAGE CINEMA

With Filmmaker James Hollenbaugh

Showing his works:

DAKU (2012) - A companion piece to the conceptual sounds of Tennessee performance artist, Bryan Lewis Saunders, and American percussionist, Z'EV. This 38 minute religious experience just returned from a month long tour in France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

MERCURY (2012) - Another found footage experience, this time combined with the talents of Bryan Lewis Saunders and the sounds of musician Kaontrol Kontraos. Learn about an outer space you've never before considered.

BRUCE TIMES EIGHT (2013) - Screening publicly for the first time, this short film collage is entirely made up of rare split 8mm film internegatives shot by early physique photographer "Bruce of Los Angeles".

GOODNIGHT MAMA (2010) - A protest film exploring the similarities between organized religion, pornography, and mass suicide.

Showing at:

THE OTHER ROOM THEATRE

715 Pine Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

Monday March 4, 2013

Show Starts At 8pm

Admission = $5

For More Info Email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bryan Lewis Saunders - www.bryanlewissaunders.org

Claude Chabrol's "BLUEBEARD" (from 1963, aka "LANDRU") 16mm film screening, 8pm.

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02.21.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
STUDIO A, HARRISBURG

A VERY RARE screening of a 16mm film print

of the 1963 Claude Chabrol film

"BLUEBEARD"
"The most shocking scandal Paris ever saw..."

synopsis: Whilst World War I occupies the attention of the French nation, Henri Landru (Charles Denner), an outwardly respectable antiques dealer, hits upon an ingenious solution to the problem of providing enough money for his wife and four children. Posting ads in the lonely hearts sections of newspapers under various assumed names, he meets and charms a string of wealthy middle-class women, who he then lures to a rented villa outside Paris. Once there, he persuades them to sign over their possessions, before murdering them and burning their bodies in the stove. For a time his plan goes perfectly until, one day, the sister of one of his victims recognises him, leading to his arrest. On trial for his life, an unrepentant Landru protests his innocence…

"SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS" RARE 16mm FILM PRINT! plus a few holiday shorts to round it out.

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12.14.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
STUDIO A, HARRISBURG

A VERY RARE 16MM FILM PRINT SCREENING OF:

"SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS"

WITH A "ONE OF A KIND" CUSTOM TITLE SEQUENCE, ANIMATED AND SHOT IN HARRISBURG PENNSYLVANIA!

PLUS a few short retro 16mm holiday films.

THESE ARE SHOWN ON FILM not VIDEO! Very rare and a great treat!

8PM

$5 donation

(free candy canes and apple cider)

SIGUR ROS' VALTARI FILM EXPERIMENT SCREENING

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12.07.2012 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at THE MAKESPACE
Moviate Presents: THE VALTARI FILM EXPERIMENT (short films made for Sigur Ros)
THIS FRIDAY ONLY
7:30PM
$5 suggested donation
at MAKESPACE
seating is LIMITED, doors at 7PM.

sigur rós have given a dozen film makers the same modest budget and asked them to create whatever comes into their head when they listen to songs from the band's new album valtari. the idea is to bypass the usual artistic approval process and allow people utmost creative freedom. among the filmmakers are ramin bahrani, alma har'el and john cameron mitchell (dir. of Hedwig and the Angry Inch).
amazing example:

Sigur Rós - Ekki múkk from Sigur Rós Valtari Mystery Films on Vimeo.

"we never meant our music to come with a pre-programmed emotional response. we don’t want to tell anyone how to feel and what to take from it. with the films, we have literally no idea what the directors are going to come back with. none of them know what the others are doing, so hopefully it could be interesting."

the screenings:
On the weekend of december 7-9, more than a hundred screenings of the valtari film experiment will take place worldwide in all seven continents. the valtari film experiment program collects 16 commissioned "official" and fan-created short films created to coincide with the album valtari.

"DIRECT-ER'S CUTS" with filmmaker STEVE COSSMAN in-PERSON! (LEN LYE 16mm PRINT TOO!)

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10.25.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
STUDIO A, HARRISBURG

From NYC, Filmmaker Steve Cossman will be bringing his touring 16mm film program "DIRECT-ER'S CUTS" to MOVIATE (including a rare LEN LYE film print!)

8 FILMS, all on 16mm, from 1958 to 2012, including "FREE RADICALS" by Len Lye:

8pm, all-ages, $5 suggested donation goes directly to visiting artist.

AT STUDIO A, Front and State St. Harrisburg

SEX ED. FILMS on 16mm FILM! NOT TO BE MISSED (LEARN and LAUGH!) 8pm, OCT. 18th.

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10.18.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
THE OTHER ROOM THEATRE at F&M, Lancaster

EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE SOME:
SEX ED. FILMS!
16mm film prints too (not a video projection)

A few of the film titles:

"SEX, CHOICES, and YOU" 1988, 17 min. Color, Sound. STARRING ALEXANDRA PAUL (of BAYWATCH fame)

"VENERIAL DISEASE: HIDDEN EPIDEMIC" (might be from 1972, might be this one... here)

"THEN ONE YEAR" 19 min. color, sound. from the study guide: "Can a girl get pregnant if she's not married?" "Do you become pregnant if you pet?" "Are necking and petting bad for the health?"

"RED LIGHT GREEN LIGHT"

"BECAUSE HE MADE ME FEEL IMPORTANT"

"NO MORE SECRETS"

8pm at The Other Room Theatre, Pine Street, Lancaster

$ donation

always a good time!

"LIVE FROM BETHLEHEM" documentary screening with director Matt Sienkiewicz IN-PERSON

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05.03.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

"LIVE From Bethlehem" with director MATT SIENKIEWICZ IN-PERSON!

trailer: http://www.livefrombethlehemfilm.com/trailer.html

The Bethlehem-based Ma'an News Agency (MNA) emerged out of the ashes of the second Intifada to become the only independent news network in the Palestinian Territories and an increasingly prominent and influential journalistic force in the wider Middle East. Live: From Bethlehem tells MNA's remarkable story. It chronicles the agency's struggles and successes through the eyes of the station's reporters, producers, and photographers, in the process quietly revealing the humanity of ordinary Palestinians as they go about their daily business. The documentary trains its focus on people more than on abstract issues, yet it never loses sight of the myriad social and political forces and pressures that Ma'an journalists are forced to negotiate as they try to gather and report balanced information. What results is an admirably nuanced portrait of how news gets produced, and how Palestinians live, in one of the world's most troubled regions.
Filmmaker Info

MATT SIENKIEWICZ | Producer/Director/Cinematographer
Matt Sienkiewicz is an Emmy-nominated screenwriter and documentarian, as well as a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin. His credits include the award winning comedy series Windy Acres and the acclaimed television documentary Festa. His academic research focuses on Western involvement in Middle Eastern broadcasting initiatives and ethnic representation in American media. He has articles forthcoming in The Journal of Film and Video and The Community Media Reader.

press:

"fascinating..."
- The Chicago Reader

"A truly superb film...exceptional in its nuanced portrayal of the forces that come to bear on media production in the Palestinian Territories."
- Dr. Michael Curtin | author of Playing to the World's Biggest Audience

"The film presents a concise snapshot of the struggles faced by a news organization struggling to survive and maintain integrity in an atmosphere of extreme political tension and economic uncertainty, and as such would provide an additional dimension to a collection supporting Journalism and Middle Eastern studies curricula. Recommended."
- Educational Media Reviews Online

"Live From Bethlehem goes behind the cameras and beyond the standard frameworks of seeing the Palestinians as either antagonists or victims in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict...This thought provoking, action packed, and sensitive documentary is a must-see for anyone interested in how journalists work, and for anyone who wants an up close look at working life under occupation."
- Dr. Amahl Bishara | Professor of Anthropology at Tufts University

"Live from Bethlehem...gives viewers, especially those of us without first-hand experience of the region, a sense of the conflicting political and social forces journalists must deal with as they strive to provide Palestinians with a source of reliable news. This film is an important contribution to both popular and scholarly understandings of the Middle East."
- Dr. Kyle Conway | Professor of English at University of North Dakota

8PM, $5 suggested donation.

DOUBLE FEATURE: CELEBRATE our 15th ANNIVERSARY with two crazy 1970s FEATURES, "MEATBALLS" and "DISCO 9000"

Date:
04.13.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

70's DOUBLE FEATURE:
"MEATBALLS" (1979, dir. IVAN REITMAN)

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79JfDKgV0eo

"DISCO 9000" (1976, blaxploitation CLASSIC!)

info HERE: http://www.blaxploitationpride.org/2010/02/disco-9000-aka-fass-black-1976.html?zx=7f818ee0d86eef80

BOTH SHOWN ON 16MM FILM (not a dvd or video projection), OLD SCHOOL PROJECTIONS!

8PM start, $8 donation (TWO FILMS FOR 8 BUCKS!!!!)

"THE OREGONIAN" Horror Film screening, Thursday March 22nd, 2012. 8pm.

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03.22.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

THURSDAY MARCH 22nd, 2012. 8pm, at moviate. "THE OREGONIAN"

"There is a place. A place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick—and strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. You’ll meet truckers with problems and old women with strange powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the grotesque Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not"

$5 suggested donation.

"BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin" SCREENING at MOVIATE, 7:30, Sunday March 11th

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03.11.2012 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

"BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin" by Nancy Kates, documentary screening in celebration of Bayard Rustin.

 

MORE INFORMATION ON THE FILM:

http://rustin.org/

Plus, a special screening of "FROM MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS", a short documentary on Martin Luther King Jr. will be shown before the feature (and will be shown on 16mm film)

FREE WILL DONATION ACCEPTED and benefits the LGBT Community Center Coalition and moviate.

more info on the events of the day:

When: 5:00p.m. Sunday 3.11
Where: Midtown Scholar Bookstore, 1302 N 3rd., Harrisburg
Cost: Free
Info: 717-236-1680 or www.midtownscholar.com
Midtown Scholar Bookstore and Moviate Film Studio will host an evening celebrating Bayard Rustin on Sunday, March 11. The event, sponsored by the LGBT Community Center Coalition, will feature a book lecture, audience questions and response, and a film screening. At 5pm, Michael Long will present San Francisco's City Lights' recently published /I Must Resist: Bayard Rustin's Life In Letters/. The book, edited by Long and featuring a foreword by Julian Bond, is published on the centennial of Rustin's birth and in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington. Following the lecture at 7:30pm, Moviate will host a screening of Nancy Kates' film on Rustin: /Brother Outsider. /Wine and refreshments will be provided, and donations will be accepted for the LGBT Center Coalition.

Bayard Rustin has been called the "lost prophet" of the civil rights movement. A master strategist and tireless activist, he is best remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington, one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the U.S. He brought Gandhi's protest techniques to the American civil rights movement and played a deeply influential role in the life of Martin Luther King, Jr., helping to mold him into an international symbol of nonviolence. Despite these achievements, Rustin often remained in the background. He was silenced, threatened, arrested, beaten, imprisoned and fired from important leadership positions, largely because he was an openly gay man in a fiercely homophobic era. Here we have Rustin in his own words in a collection of over 150 of his letters; his correspondents include the major progressives of his day. Bayard Rustin's eloquent, impassioned voice, his ability to chart the path "from protest to politics," is both timely and deeply informative. As the Occupy movement ushers America into a pivotal election y the strategic thinking and tactical planning that led to the successes of one of America's most transformative and historic social movements. Michael Long's previous books include /Marshalling Justice: The Early Civil Rights Letters of Thurgood Marshall/ and /First Class Citizenship: The Civil Rights Letters of Jackie Robinson/. He has appeared on C-Span and NPR, and his speaking engagements have taken him from the National Archives in Washington, D.C., to the Houston Public Library in Texas, to the City Club of San Diego. He has spoken most recently at a New York Historical Society event held at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

"ROADRACERS" rare rawkus HOT-ROD FILM!

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03.08.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

"ROADRACERS" from 1959, shown on 16mm film!

"The father of a race car driver blames him for a death on the track, disowns him, and sponsors a rival racer."

Starring Joel Lawrence, Marian Collier, Skip Ward,
Sally Fraser and Alan Dinehart III
Directed by Arthur Swerdloff

Print: black/white
Runtime: 73 min.

STILLS FROM THIS RARE FILM: HERE

http://www.imcdb.org/movie_230702-Roadracers.html

"THE FRENCH CONSPIRACY" starring Jean Louis Trintingnant and Jean Seburg! 1972

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03.01.2012 8:00pm

POLITICAL THRILLER "THE FRENCH CONSPIRACY" starring Jean Louis Trintingnant (RED, Z, A Man and A Woman) and JEAN SEBERG (Breathless). MUSIC BY ENNIO MORRICONE.

"Sadiel, rebel leader in a North African state, takes refuge in Switzerland in the aftermath of a coup. Aware of the threat posed by Sadiel, the ruthless Colonel Kassar contacts the French security services to help in capturing the political activist. A police informer, Darien, is forced to lure Sadiel to Paris, allegedly to make a television coverage about the Third World. Arriving in Paris, Sadiel is captured and delivered to his opponents. Disgusted by the way he has been manipulated, Darien tries to turn back the clock, unknowing who's dealing with. Written by Anonymous"

8PM, $5 suggested donation. at moviate.

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