- Category: Film Screening Archives
SHORT DOCS from the ART21 series on:
FREE SCREENING OF ART21 DOCUMENTARIES!
THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
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.
SHORT DOCS from the ART21 series on:
FREE SCREENING OF ART21 DOCUMENTARIES!
THIS IS A FREE EVENT.
at MAKESPACE: ARTBRUNCH at 12NOON
(pot-luck art brunch at noon, bring a dish), 1PM SCREENING.
FREE SCREENING OF ART21 DOCUMENTARIES!
(short films about)
BARRY McGEE and MARGARET KILGALLEN
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
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.
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.
THE OTHER ROOM THEATRE
715 Pine Street
Lancaster, PA 17603
Monday March 4, 2013
Show Starts At 8pm
Admission = $5
Bryan Lewis Saunders - www.bryanlewissaunders.org
A VERY RARE screening of a 16mm film print
of the 1963 Claude Chabrol film
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…
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!
(free candy canes and apple cider)
moviate at THE MAKESPACE
Moviate Presents: THE VALTARI FILM EXPERIMENT (short films made for Sigur Ros)
THIS FRIDAY ONLY
$5 suggested donation
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).
"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."
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.
AMAZINGLY and THANKFULLY, we welcome back the amazing filmmaker:
with a very rare 16mm film for HALLOWEEN!
He will also intro his films and videos and be talking post screening as well.
8PM, $5 donation goes directly to visiting filmmaker.
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
EVERYONE NEEDS TO SEE SOME:
SEX ED. FILMS!
16mm film prints too (not a video projection)
A few of the film titles:
"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
always a good time!
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.
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.
- 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.
70's DOUBLE FEATURE:
"MEATBALLS" (1979, dir. IVAN REITMAN)
"DISCO 9000" (1976, blaxploitation CLASSIC!)
BOTH SHOWN ON 16MM FILM (not a dvd or video projection), OLD SCHOOL PROJECTIONS!
8PM start, $8 donation (TWO FILMS FOR 8 BUCKS!!!!)
a collected program of rare 16mm short educational, art, and narrative films. 8pm. LIKE THIS RARE WILLIAM SHATNER educational film:
plus "SOLE MANI" "A STORY OF CINDERELLA" "FOOT STOMPIN' MUSIC" and MORE.
8PM, $5 suggested donation, at 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.
MARCH 15th: MEET OTHER FILMMAKERS and share or watch local films!
7:30 sign in (super-8, 16mm, DVD, VHS formats)
8PM SHARE your short film or video!
THESE CAN BE:
a) works in progress (to get feedback, connections)
b) recent pieces
c) old work not seen for a while or that needs new light!
FREE FREE FREE
"BROTHER OUTSIDER: The Life of Bayard Rustin" by Nancy Kates, documentary screening in celebration of Bayard Rustin.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE FILM:
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
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" 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
Runtime: 73 min.
STILLS FROM THIS RARE FILM: HERE
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.
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.
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!
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
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.