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.

SIGUR ROS' VALTARI FILM EXPERIMENT SCREENING

sigur17Date:
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!

roadracers titlecardDate:
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.

"BLANK CITY" DOCUMENTARY special screening: John Waters, Steve Buscemi, Thurston Moore, Jim Jarmusch, Richard Kern!

Blank City Movie PosterDate:
02.16.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

"BLANK CITY" ONE SCREENING ONLY!

directed by Celine Danhier

Starring Debbie Harry, Steve Buscemi, John Waters, John Lurie, Jim Jarmusch, Thurston Moore, Beth B, Ann Magnuson, Nick Zedd, Richard Kern, Lydia Lunch and many more!

"BLANK CITY" tells the long-overdue tale of a disparate crew of renegade filmmakers who emerged from an economically bankrupt and dangerous moment in New York history. In the late 1970's and mid 80's, when the city was still a wasteland of cheap rent and cheap drugs, these directors crafted daring works that would go on to profoundly influence the development of independent film as we know it today.

ROGER EBERT REVIEW:
http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110706/REVIEWS/110709987

IMDB INFO: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1398949/

OFFICIAL SITE: http://blankcityfilm.com/

Documentary - 94min, special screening,

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 16th, 8PM.

$5 suggested donation. Blu-Ray projection.

DYNAMO SHORT DOCS from the UNDERGROUND! Curated for one night only. From JOHN WATERS and MORMONS, to STATE HOSPITALS and DRUGS...

SmutCapitolDate:
02.09.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

DYNAMO SHORT DOCS from the UNDERGROUND!

Amazing program of short documentaries curated for this screening only:

SMUT CAPITAL OF AMERICA (Michael Stabile, 2011)- 17 minutes
-In the late 1960s, as the Sexual Revolution was first gaining steam, San
Francisco was pushing the boundaries of what could be filmed and quickly
became, according to the NY Times, 'The Smut Capital of the United
States.' From shabby storefront theaters and live sex shows to the Erotic
Film Festival, the City became ground zero in the fight over obscenity, as
both local politicians and Federal law enforcement went to war with
filmmakers and free-speech advocates. 'Smut Capital' talks to the theater
owners, film producers and stars in an attempt to recreate a revolution
that wasn't televised, but screened. Featuring John Waters. Premiered at
The Tribeca Film Festival

A CALL OF CONSCIENCE: PENNHURST STATE SCHOOL & HOSPITAL (Heath Hofmeister, 2011)- 16 minutes
A short documentary about the Pennhurst State School & Hospital located
outside of Philadelphia, PA. Hidden in a remote river bend in Pennsylvania, 10,500 people were forced to call this place 'home'. Now neglected, decaying and hidden beneath decades of over-growth, one of America's most dramatic civil rights stories awaits discovery. A Call of Conscience: Pennhurst State School and Hospital uncovers the untold story of the birth place of the Civil Rights Movement of the Intellectually Disabled. Supported by their families and community, this group of residents united and overcame the label of 'retarded' to lead and win one of the greatest civil victories for the disabled in U.S History. The result of their struggle not only won their freedom but positively transformed the social landscape of America forever!

THE DEBRIS (SMALL SLIVERS OF CELLULOID) (Jeremy Moss, 2012) - 7 minutes
An experimental documentary exploring the Southern Utah desert and human remnants thereon; ideology intersects image and site. Shards from a Utah Mormon's mind.

DRUGS (Renny McCauley, 2008)- 16 minutes
Four addicts give candid testimonials offering insights into the
complicated nature of drug abuse.
Played at: Durango Independent Film Festival, San Francisco Independent
Film Festival, San Francisco Shorts Film Festival & Rumschpringe Film
Festival.

ONE IN TEN ( Susan Hilvert, 2008) - 23 minutes
A personal documentary about a filmmaker coming out of the closet.

I KNOW YOU (Bruce Parsons, 2007) - 18 minutes
A personal documentary revealing how the search for a new relationship can actually reveal the foundation of an old one. Filmmaker Bruce Parsons,
along with his father, search his hometown to try and meet his grandfather
for the first time.

8PM, $5 suggested donation. at moviate, 1306 n. 3rd st, harrisburg, pa.

"ASHES AND DIAMONDS" by ANDRZEJ WAJDA, 1958. In Polish with English Subtitles, 16mm, b/w.

ashesdiamondsDate:
02.02.2012 8:00pm
Venue/Location:
moviate

"ASHES AND DIAMONDS" by ANDRZEJ WAJDA, 1958.

-One of Martin Scorsese's favorite movies. He showed it to Leonardo DiCaprio while making The Departed, as main characters of these two movies have to deal with the same dilemmas.

synopsis: Maciek, a young Resistance fighter, is ordered to kill Szczuka, a Communist district leader, on the last day of World War II. Though killing has been easy for him in the past, Szczuka was a fellow soldier, and Maciek must decide whether to follow his orders. Written by Kevin Dorner

In Polish with English Subtitles, 16mm, b/w.

8pm, $5 suggested donation.

info on film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052080/

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