Saturday, December 1, 2012

Screenings, screenings, screenings!

The year closes out with many events happening in the month of December.  Here are some highlights, but I'm sure there will be many others as well not yet announced at the time of this posting. . .

December 1
Things kick off with Thomas Dexter at Microscope Gallery.  An evening that includes his live 16mm multi-projector film performance "Action/Film."
7PM Saturday, December 1
Microscope Gallery
4 Charles Place
Bushwick, Brooklyn

December 7 & 8
Mono No Aware, the annual festival of expanded cinema works is happening again.  Always full of inspiring performances of live cinema.  You can read about last year's event here on the blog.
Mono No Aware at LightSpace Studios
1115 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
Friday and Saturday December 7th & 8th. Doors open at 7pm on both evenings, introductions and performances begin promptly at 8pm.

December 10
At Microscope Galley there is "Reels & Lights" a projector performance by Crater (Luis Macìas and Adriana Vila) Followed by "gifts & presence" with Bradley Eros on the occasion of his birthday. Featuring works by Victoria Keddie, Rachelle Rahme, Joel Schlemowitz, Sarah Halpern, Tim Geraghty, Rachael Guma, Natas, Elle Burchill, Sadaf H Nava, Lary Seven, Marianne Shaneen, Marie Losier & Bradley Eros.
7PM Monday, December 10th
Microscope Galley
4 Charles Place
Brooklyn NY 11221

Jonas Mekas chats with Richard Barone in person, and a live music performance follows screening of "I Belong To Me: The Cool Blue Halo Story."
7:30 PM Monday, December 10th
Anthology Film Archives
2nd Ave & 2nd Street
New York City

December 15
A celebration of cinema from the Film-Makers' Cooperative and Millennium Film Workshop.  For many years the Coop has put on a December benefit screening hosted by Millennium, and these events have always been gratifying events to attend, bringing together the local filmmaking community to welcome in the holidays together.  Food, wine, cinema, and celebration!! (the way we like it at the Cine Soiree!!)
Holiday Mixer hosted by the Film-Makers' Cooperative & Millennium Film Workshop!
2:30-5:30PM Saturday, December 15th
Anthology Film Archives
2nd Ave & 2nd Street
New York City
Door $15 to benefit the FMC & MFW

After the the holiday party continues that same day with a ride out to Brooklyn on the L train and then over to Union Docs. . .
Hello Happiness, Marie Losier presents: A Holiday Party featuring Tony Conrad & Guests
Union Docs
322 Union Avenue
Williamsburg, Brooklyn
7:30PM Screening featuring Tony Conrad followed by a Q&A.
9:30PM DJ Sets begin with April March, Victoria Keddie, Marisol Limon Martinez, Oleg and Dima Dubson, Stephanie Peterson, Jonathan Cahouette, Rachel Guma, Zach Layton and Marianne Shaneen, Bradley Eros, Larry 7 and Losier herself.   $10 entrance all night long

December 17 - December 23
A retrospective of work of the prolific "filmer" Jonas Mekas will take place at Anthology Film Archives in honor of his 90th year:
His newest work will be shown in December at Serpentine Gallery in London, but there's plenty to see -- and celebrate -- here in New York.

December 21
And two back-to-back screenings at Anthology on Friday,
December 21.  At 8PM:
CATALYSTS (or, EXPOUNDED CINEMA) PRESENTS: Bradley Eros & Jeanne Liotta’s DERVISH MACHINE – 20TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT!  A screening of Eros and Liotta's "Dervish Machine" in honor of its 20th Anniversary, with a live cinematic performance, and the presentation of a filmic concordance to the work, with clips from the references and inspirations behind its creation.

And then at 10AM, the one-a-calendar screening of work by "AFA's staff, friends, fellow-travelers, and devotees."
You can get a sense of what to expect from last year's Secret Life of. . . screening written up on this blog.

December 23
And to cap off the year, there is hardly a better way than this:
6PM Sunday, December 23
Anthology Film Archives
2nd Ave & 2nd Street
New York City
The 4 hour and 48 minute running time should not scare you away from this work, screening as part of the retrospective in honor of Jonas Mekas turning 90.  It is a film of great beauty and a moving experience.  Like other long works it archives something that concision cannot.  The experience of watching it is one of surrendering to the film, of being subsumed by it.  It's hard to say if the film's effect would be as profound if it were a short work.  You leave the theater feeling as if still in its spell, viewing the world differently now, even outside the screening room, as if still through Jonas's lens.

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Hope and expect to see you there at some of these events!


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