Cinema
Two Films by Marjorie Keller

Two Films by Marjorie Keller

“If you put it on tape, you can’t erase it” — Majorie Keller Writing in Artforum in 1981, Amy Taubin praised Marjorie Keller as “perhaps the only major filmmaker that the American independent film has produced since the end of the Sixties.” At the time of her sudden death in 1994 at age 43, she... [ Read More → ]
Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works 1970-2012

Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works 1970-2012

Liliane Lijn: Collected Film and Video Works In a two program retrospective, Straight to Video and Spectacle are proud to present the film and video work of visual artist, Liliane Lijn. Widely known for her Poem Machines (invented in 1962 alongside Burrough’s and Gysin’s Dreamachine,) in which Lijn stirred a conversation more relevant now than... [ Read More → ]
Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location- Queer Interventions in NYC Spaces

Dirty Looks: On Location is a month-long series of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, Dirty Looks, a roaming series– which typically hosts screenings on the last Wednesday of the month–will install film and video work in queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars,... [ Read More → ]
Carmelo Bene Retrospective at Anthology

Carmelo Bene Retrospective at Anthology

By Troy Swain THE FILMS OF CARMELO BENE Beginning this weekend, Anthology will present this retrospective encompassing all five feature films (as well as a couple shorts) directed by the vanguard filmmaker, actor, and playwright Carmelo Bene, one of the greatest figures in Italian avant-garde culture. Renowned for his work in the theater, Bene turned... [ Read More → ]
Moron Movies and Len Cella

Moron Movies and Len Cella

Initially aired on Johnny Carson’s ‘Tonight Show’ in 1968, Len Cella’s Moron Movies became a regular feature between 1983 and 1985, then eventually surfaced on ‘TV’s Bloopers and Practical Jokes’ as Len Cella’s Silly Cinema a title which he allegedly despised. Curiously available in every video store in North America in the mid 90s, even... [ Read More → ]
Sand, Skin, Water, Light-- Woman in the Dunes, 1964

Sand, Skin, Water, Light– Woman in the Dunes, 1964

Celebrated Japanese avant-garde filmmaker, Hiroshi Teshigahara’s 1964 film Woman in the Dunes is available in it’s entirety on youtube. With its psycho-sexual undercurrent from the beginning, the film presents a seamless unity between reality and metaphor in terms of  its subject, style, and concept.  Suna no Onna‘s literal translation– “Sand Lady” registers much more as... [ Read More → ]
Brakhage + Godard @ MoMA

Brakhage + Godard @ MoMA

As part of MoMA’s current exhibition Contemporary Galleries: 1980 – Now, films by Stan Brakhage are being screened daily at 3pm in the Time Warner Screening Room on the 2nd floor of the Museum’s Lewis B and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building. The program changes once a week, on Wednesday. Meantime, in another black-box... [ Read More → ]
Artprojx Cinema presents Luke Fowler and "Mystery Show" at SVA Theatre NYC

Artprojx Cinema presents Luke Fowler and “Mystery Show” at SVA Theatre NYC

  In association with The Modern Institute, David Gryn’s London-based ArtProjx Cinema will present recent works by Luke Fowler and “Mystery Show,” a selection of work by four Finnish artists. (Liisa Lounila, Erkka Nissinen, Pilvi Takala, Timo Vaittinen) at SVA Theatre in New York. Each program will be screened twice: Friday March 9, 2012 at... [ Read More → ]
FG.Ft: Three Part Project Series, A Tribute to Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey

FG.Ft: Three Part Project Series, A Tribute to Fad Gadget and Frank Tovey

FGFt March 1st - April 8th FGFt commemorates the late Frank Tovey's musical and artistic endeavours with a multi-part exhibition including an art exhibition, a screening of Morgan Tovey-Frost's 'Fad Gadget By Frank Tovey' and musical performances by Xeno and Oaklander and Ike Yard(amongst others). [ Read More → ]
Sympathetic Materialism: An Evening with Allan Sekula

Sympathetic Materialism: An Evening with Allan Sekula

Sunday – 02.12.12 – Sympathetic Materialism – An Evening with Allan Sekula Contents: 1. Introduction to Sunday 2. A note on sympathetic materialism 3. Untitled preface to Waiting for Tear Gas 4. Lottery of the Sea: Prologue and Ending 5. The Forgotten Space – screening at MoMA, Monday, 02.13.11 6. Related readings/viewings 7. Filmography 8.... [ Read More → ]
We Are Cinema: 50 Years of the Film-makers' Co-op at Microscope Gallery

We Are Cinema: 50 Years of the Film-makers’ Co-op at Microscope Gallery

2/11/12 to 3/5/12 Opening Reception Saturday 2/11, 7-9PM preceded by special 5PM screening of rare shorts by Jack Smith MICROSCOPE Gallery, 4 Charles Place, Bushwick We Are Cinema is a month-long exhibit and screening series celebrating 50 years of the Film-Makers’ Co-op in NYC. It was in January of 1962 that filmmaker Jonas Mekas called... [ Read More → ]
Sacred Bones Records at Spectacle

Sacred Bones Records at Spectacle

Thursday, January 26th, 8pm Brooklyn-based label Sacred Bones Records will present a selection of material and a rare-screening of  Jacqueline Castel’s Twelve Dark Noons at Spectacle Theater. Expect an unearthed collection of underground weirdness, music videos, short films, works-in-progress. The evening will conclude with the presentation of a secret feature film. [ Read More → ]
Charles Atlas at Judson Church and Light Industry

Charles Atlas at Judson Church and Light Industry

“New York City 1988. Raging homophobia. A killer on the loose. Disco dancing till dawn. Performers struggle to survive. Delilah seduces Samson in song. Gender illusionists go shopping.” Samson and Delilah, 1991. Charles Atlas at Judson Church January 25th, 8:30 – 10:30 PM -Filmmaker in Person- Dirty Looks presents an evening of video work by... [ Read More → ]
Ken Russell (1927–2011)

Ken Russell (1927–2011)

Ken Russell, the legendary British filmmaker responsible for provocative and iconoclastic films like The Devils (1971), Crimes of Passion (1984), Women in Love (1969), and Tommy (1975), has died at the age of eighty-four. He was born in Southhampton, England and attended naval college until studying photography at Walthamstow Art College. He later worked as... [ Read More → ]
FOUR ADVENTURES OF REINETTE & MIRABELLE

FOUR ADVENTURES OF REINETTE & MIRABELLE

Film Forum presents Eric Rohmer’s 1987 feature, Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle, the sister piece to his 1986 film, Le Rayon Vert (aka Summer). Over the course of four chapters, two young women –Reinette, from the city, and Mirabelle, from the country– meet when Reinette fixes Mirabelle’s flat bike tire. After bonding immediately, Reinette... [ Read More → ]
Kuchar and MoMA

Kuchar and MoMA

Tonight: MoMA presents A Celebration of George Kuchar: Rambunctious Rarities, Moody Masterpieces to coincide with the exhibition Pagan Rhapsodies, opening this weekend at PS1 Planned prior to the artist’s recent death, this past September, George Kuchar: Pagan Rhapsodies includes many of the artist’s most important works, including films, videos, and works on paper. A presentation of Kuchar’s films... [ Read More → ]
Mono No Aware-2011 Program Lineup

Mono No Aware-2011 Program Lineup

Mono No Aware is an exhibition that will present an international program of expanded cinema performances. The program will present ephemeral works that emphasize the cinematic and phenomenological experience. Now that the internet, television, and cellphones have become an everyday vehicle for the moving image; audience experience and connectivity is significantly altered, and the basic... [ Read More → ]
Public Video: The High Line Channel

Public Video: The High Line Channel

The High Line park recently announced they will host a daily program of outdoor video art this winter.  Called the “High Line Channel,” a curated series of art films, videos, recorded historic works, and new video pieces will be screened from dusk to 10pm on various buildings just east of the High Line at West... [ Read More → ]

Straight to You Tube

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Nunvember NYC

Nunvember NYC

So, I recently re-formatted this site, and for whatever reason– I lost a significant amount of content. One of the missing posts  listed the details about the Flying Nun 30th Events in NYC.So I will re-post the latest below.   Here’s the latest: 11/8: Open Deck DJ Night at Daddy’s Bar, BK. Bring yr favorite... [ Read More → ]
Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler

Fowler’s latest work, ALL DIVIDED SELVES considers the legacy of radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing. Following his celebrated WHAT YOU SEE IS WHERE YOU’RE AT (2001) and BOGMAN PALMJAGUAR (2007), this is the third of Fowler’s works invested in the reconfiguration of self and society proposed by Laing. Developed during his 2010 residency at the Center... [ Read More → ]

Show and Tell with Steina

October 16, 2011 7:30p Anthology Film Archives October 17, 2011, 6:00p Clocktower Gallery Anthology welcomes video pioneer Steina for a special presentation and screening. Born in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1940, Steina studied violin and music theory, and in 1959 attended the Czechoslovak State Music Conservatory, where she met her husband Woody Vasulka. Together they moved... [ Read More → ]

Anthology this week

Abigail Child in  Millennium Film Journal, No. 22 (Winter/Spring 1989/90)   There’s tons of great stuff happening at Anthology this week: Tuesday, Oct 11: FixC presents “Fixation” (programs 1&2) FixC is an independent artist cooperative based in Helsinki, which was launched to generate, distribute, and promote video art, media art, and experimental cinema, and to... [ Read More → ]
Hero's dead

Hero’s dead

“I work on my tan in isolation” George Kuchar http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/george-kuchar-1942-2011 [ Read More → ]

Art in America Profiles Thomas Beard

  Thomas Beard Co-Founder, Light Industry New York 7/26/11 Co-Founder and Director of Light Industry, a venue for film and electronic arts in Brooklyn, Thomas Beard recently curated “The Unfinished Film,” on view at Barbara Gladstone Gallery [through July 29]. The exhibition showcases films that appear as fragments in their final form either deliberately or... [ Read More → ]

Kuchars Rooftop Screening

Wednesday, August 31 · 8:30pm – 11:00pm Silvershed’s [GORGEOUS] Roof 119 West 25th Street New York, NY GEORGE & MIKE KUCHAR Lovers of Eternity, 1964 Lust for Ecstasy, 1964 GEORGE KUCHAR Hold Me While I’m Naked, 1966 …MARIE LOSIER Electrocute Your Stars, 2004 (starring George Kuchar) Program approx. 95mins.   Since the age of 12,... [ Read More → ]
Light Industry presents a McLuhan screening at the New Museum

Light Industry presents a McLuhan screening at the New Museum

  Light Industry at the New Museum: This Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 7pmThis Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage Ernest Pintoff, 16mm, 1967, 54 mins Introduced by Alex KitnickThis Is Marshall McLuhan: The Medium Is the Massage premiered in 1967 as one of the... [ Read More → ]

NZ on Screen presents: Artists on Screen Series

For this showcase of NZ visual arts talent, critic Mark Amery selects his top documentaries profiling artists. From the icons (Hotere, McCahon, Lye ) to the unheralded (Edith Collier) to Takis the Greek, each portrait shines light on the person behind the proverbial canvas. Amery introduces the collection of Kiwi artists as framed onscreen, in... [ Read More → ]

E.S.P. TV at Silvershed

Sat. July 9, 8pm-12am SILVER SHED 119 West 25th Street, PH New York , NY 10001 Tel: 1-646-322-332 E.S.P. TV is coming to Silvershed this Saturday with a rooftop screening of highlights and outtakes from Episodes 1-4 and a sneak preview of Episode #5. If you’ve never seen the show this is a great chance... [ Read More → ]

Bring to Light NYC brings Nuit Blanche to Greenpoint, Calls for Artists

Early this spring, New Yorkers were treated to a unique and unprecedented  spectacle, with “Let Us Eat Cake,” a program where projected images filled the facade of the New Museum on the Bowery. Following along this trajectory, the same collective will present a one night festival of ephemeral, site-specific, public projections and performances in Greenpoint... [ Read More → ]