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.

A SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS BY MAYA DEREN ON 16MM FILM

A Study in a Choreography for Camera Maya Deren 1945Date:
02.18.2014 7:30pm
Venue/Location:
The PHILLIPS MUSEUM of ART at F&M College, LANCASTER

In conjunction with the exhibition, Theresa Bernstein: A Century in Art, The Phillips Museum presents a selection of short films by Maya Deren. "American experimental filmmaker and entrepreneurial promoter of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s, Maya Deren combined her interests in dance, voodoo and subjective psychology in a series of surreal, perceptual, and black and white short films." Featuring: At Land (1944) Meshes of the Afternoon (1943) Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946) The Witch's Cradle (1943) A Study In Choreography For Camera (1945) February 18, 2014, Curriculum Gallery, The Phillips Museum of Art, 7.30 P.M. Co-Sponsored by the Department of Theatre, Dance, Film Projection by Moviate www.moviate.org This event FREE and open to the public.

THAT'S SEXPLOITATION: A VISUAL HISTORY - A Documentary Film by Frank Henenlotter

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01.30.2014 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
STUDIO A, HARRISBURG

Something Weird Presents

THAT'S SEXPLOITATION! A Visual History

A Documentary Film by Frank Henenlotter
One Night Only!
Thursday January 30, 2014
8pm
$5 Suggested Donation

"A wall-to-wall Lazy Susan of tits, ass and hilarity!"
- John Waters

Moviate is proud to present a screening of the new film by Frank Henenlotter (Basketcase, Brain Damage, Frankenhooker). This documentary film is still on the festival circuit and we are excited to host a local screening.

THAT’S SEXPLOITATION!, is a visual history of over 40 years of sex in the cinema (1930-1970)! It will feature rare and lost clips from vintage “adults only” feature films, shocking short subjects, quaint coin drop arcade loops, naughty stags and smokers, and graphic sex educationals from days gone by! Archival footage shows the many genres that developed over the years; including the early sex hygiene and drug scare films, glamour, panties and pasties, pretty pin-ups, goona-goona exotica, nudist camp classics, striptease and burlesque, art house sinema, nudie cuties, roughies, sexy psychedelia and tying things up with the pre-hardcore white coaters.
Your guides for this seldom seen side of American film history are The Mighty Monarch of Exploitation Film DAVID F. FRIEDMAN and cult movie director FRANK HENENLOTTER. They’ll accompany you on a fun and informative wild ride through the wonderful world of sexploitation cinema! The film was produced by SWV head honcho Mike Vraney and our partner in crime Jimmy Maslon. Directed by the illustrious Frank Henenlotter.

Trailer:

Review from The Hollywood Reporter:

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/sexploitation-film-review-609107

"PRESENT" independent feature film by JOE CHANG (filmmaker in-person)

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10.17.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at THE MAKESPACE

moviate welcomes filmmaker Joe Chang in-person with his new feature film "PRESENT"

ABOUT:
Daniel Crane (Nesey Gallons) is a semi-famous performance artist traveling and touring around the country, entertaining small enthralled audiences in the living rooms of houses with his awkward and sometimes alienating acts. On Halloween weekend, he finds himself with a few days off in Asheville, NC, staying with his kid sister, Dorothy (Faith Callaway) who works as a waitress at an old mom and pop Diner.

When a couple leaves a book at the Diner, Dorothy and Daniel decide to revisit the small town where they grew up. Along with Dorothy's roommate Cassie (Mariana Templin), they set out on a trip to Mount Airy, NC, discovering the things they once remembered are vanishing, and realizing things they've kept inside themselves since childhood never go away.

Starring
NESEY GALLONS
FAITH CALLAWAY
MARIANA TEMPLIN
with TEAADORA NIKOLOVA

Written and Directed by
JOE CHANG

Produced by
THE PAPERCOOKIE PICTURE COMPANY (Aubrey Curtis, Joe Chang, John Ferrer)

Cinematography by
GREG HUDGINS

Music by
NESEY GALLONS

OFFICIAL SITE:
www.ithappenedonehalloween.com
www.papercookie.net

AT MAKESPACE, 1912 n. 3rd st. Harrisburg

8pm, $5 donation to visiting filmmaker. all-ages, byob.

SANDRA GIBSON & LUIS RECODER, filmmakers, IN-PERSON FILM PERFORMANCE! 8PM

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10.03.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
STUDIO A, HARRISBURG

LUIS RECODER & SANDRA GIBSON will visit Moviate to project, present, and perform their films.

Sandra Gibson, Luis Recoder, Olivia Block from 25 FPS on Vimeo.

info on Sandra and Luis:

http://handmadecinema.com/mobileview.php?id=19

http://www.brooklynrail.org/2013/04/film/from-a-dark-room-sandragibson-and-luis-recoder-with-genevieve-yue#

http://cuff.org/2013-fest/2013-full-program/

more details to follow.

all-ages, $5 donation to the visiting filmmakers.\

8PM. at STUDIO A.

Social Portraits: 3 Documentaries on VHS

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08.22.2013 8:00am
Venue/Location:
STUDIO A, HARRISBURG

Moviate presents a rare series of 3 social documentaries from the late 70's & 80's on full-color VHS - Squatters: The Other Philadelphia Story, Sam Maloof: Woodworker, Full of Sound and Fury: Living with Schizophrenia

"Low Movie (How To Quit Smoking)" screening at STUDIO A, Thursday July 11th, 8pm.

lowquitsmokingDate:
07.11.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
STUDIO A, HARRISBURG

"LOW MOVIE: HOW TO QUIT SMOKING"

Low Movie (How to Quit Smoking) from Cinema Purgatorio on Vimeo.

"Low Movie (How To Quit Smoking)" follows the entire career of the iconic band Low and their relationship with director Philip Harder. For twenty years they made music videos and short films together, filming on ice, in railroad yards, and in rapidly disintegrating rooms.

Low formed in 1993. Before the band’s debut record, Harder, armed with a 16mm camera, filmed the band on Lake Superior in minus 30 windchill. At the time Low bucked rock protocol by turning their volume down and the haunting visuals helped define their minimalist approach. As Low matured they turned up and the lyrics grew more aggressive and political. The visuals followed suit resulting in clips that were never released due to the violent subject matter. Year after year, for two decades, Harder continued to shoot Low’s music.

For Low Movie, Harder went back into the vaults and reassembled all of his 16mm negatives, including outtakes, new material mixed with old, much of which has never been seen by anyone, including the band.

Low Movie was created by the one person — other than members Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker — who has worked with the band Low over its entire existence.

8PM, $5 donation, all ages, at
STUDIO A photography studio,
106 State St.
Harrisburg, PA 17101
United States

FREE SCREENING: "Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop" at LITTLE AMPS

lastshopstanding polaDate:
04.18.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate at LITTLE AMPS COFFEE ROASTERS

In Celebration of RECORD STORE DAY at LITTLE AMPS, we are hosting a FREE SCREENING of the new documentary

"Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop"

LAST SHOP STANDING IS THE OFFICIAL FILM OF RECORD STORE DAY 2013 from Record Store Day on Vimeo.

8PM, FREE SCREENING

at LITTLE AMPS COFFEE ROASTERS,

1836 GREEN STREET, HARRISBURG, PA

16MM EXPERIMENTAL FILM NIGHT

16mmprojDate:
04.08.2013 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
THE OTHER ROOM THEATRE at F&M, Lancaster

Moviate & The Film and Media Studies Program At

Franklin & Marshall College Present:

16MM EXPERIMENTAL FILM NIGHT

on Monday April 8, 2013

At

THE OTHER ROOM THEATRE (on the campus of F&M)

715 Pine Street

Lancaster, PA 17603

Come out and enjoy a program of rarely seen classic experimental films! All films will be shown in glorious 16mm!

Admission = $5 (Free with current F&M Student ID)

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

metropolis2 polaDate:
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.

Picture 1 polaDate:
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.

bluebeard2Date:
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)

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