Events

  • Connectivity Through Cinema with Tomonari Nishikawa

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    Mono No Aware presents an intimate screening with artist and filmmaker Tomonari Nishikawa who'll be visiting Brooklyn this weekend to lead a special 16mm Mattes & Multiple Exposures Workshop with us. In a diverse program of work from 2005-2014, Tomonari will screen a series of Super-8mm "sketch films", in addition to recent 16mm and 35mm projects.

    Dates: 

    Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 19:00

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  • Millennium Film Workshop: Abraham Ravett

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    Abraham Ravett was born in Poland in 1947, raised in Israel and emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1955. He holds a B.F.A. and M.F.A. in Filmmaking and Photography and has been an independent filmmaker for the past thirty years. Mr. Ravett received grants for his work from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Artists Foundation Inc, Boston, MA., The Massachusetts Council on the Arts and Humanities, The Japan Foundation, The Hoso Bunka Foundation, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and the National Foundation for Jewish Culture. His films have been screened internationally including the Museam of Modern Art, Anthology Film Archives, The Collective For Living Cinema, N.Y.C., Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA., S.F. Cinematheque, L.A. Forum, Innis Film Society, Toronto, Canada, Image Forum, Tokyo, Japan and Scratch Projection, Paris France, WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland and Ponrepo, Prague, Czech Republic, among others.

    Dates: 

    Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Cinema Anèmic #05: La Vidéothèque (Chloé Dragna)

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    French distributor La Vidéothèque presents a selection of five pieces by filmmakers and audiovisual artists who represent different ways of looking at the landscape. These international filmmakers contemplate outdoor scenarios to develop narratives about the environment that, in turn, affect the recorded medium. Analog film (super 8/16 mm) and digital video are the technological tools used to discuss the aesthetics of nature, the sensitivity of the perceptive subject or the essayistic character of the final cuts that weave the pictorial, the documentary and the ethnographic.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 22, 2015 - 20:30

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  • Xcèntric: Things We Want to See. Rebecca Meyers

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    What interests Rebecca Meyers is not how cinema represents reality but how it transforms it, giving it a palpably different rhythm, colour and sound. Her 16 mm films are ways of closely observing the most everyday of spaces, presenting them full of mystery, stripped of their familiarity, open to infinite possibilities of research. Domestic landscapes noted from a window, stories shrouded beneath the sea’s blue mantle or the presence of an unexpected animal world in the urban environment are some of the constant themes of research found in her films.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Kinelab Spezial: Werner Nekes & Klaus Wyborny

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    In the summer of 1968 Werner Nekes and Klaus Wyborny opened a cinema in Hamburg. It was located in a basement in Brüderstraße, furnished with mattrasses and benches. There they showed their films. Metropolis is proud to present two authentic programs of films that were actually shown there in 1968.

    Dates: 

    Friday, May 15, 2015 - 19:00

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  • Scratch Projection: The Beauty of Gesture

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    From Pasolini to Bazin (football) via Daney or Godard (tennis), sport has fascinated many filmmakers and film theorists, as a social fact but also for its undeniable aesthetic qualities of bodies that box, swim, run, of body represented in the effort, nudes or not. This phenomenon is part of a historical continuity of the image. Indeed, we see at the end of the nineteenth century, after centuries dominated by particular religious iconography, a resurgence of this representation, notably Manet, Cezanne and Degas.

    Dates: 

    Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 20:30

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  • Xcèntric: José Antonio Maenza

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    José Antonio Maenza, a brilliant, ground-breaking filmmaker and fabulist from Aragon, is a vital yet almost unknown figure in Spanish independent cinema of the sixties. El lobby contra el cordero is his first film, made in Saragossa (1967-1968). This work brings up many of the ideas that were to accompany him in his short but intense career: revolution, sexuality, Marxism, Situationism, happening, performance, ritual, representation, collage... The film is part of the cycle “Alô, alô, món! Cinemes d’invenció en la generació del 68”, held in Barcelona (Filmoteca de Catalunya, Halfhouse, El Palomar), Valencia, Madrid and A Coruña.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 20:00

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  • Picture in Picture 2: Japanese Experimental Films of the Late 1970s & 1980s

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    Cinema Project’s second program of Japanese experimental films—the first presented in May 2013—continues to explore the short works of filmmakers Takashi Ito and Toshio Matsumoto. Once a student and teacher duo, both experimented with techniques of still photography in a number of their films produced during the 1970s and 80s.  Techniques included using time-lapse photography, single-frame shooting, or employing the still photo as both object and extra-dimensional window.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 20:30

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  • Pleasure Dome: Radiant Bodies

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    Radiant Bodies is a collection of moving image works that explores the intersections between the human body and the radiant properties of cinema. Through hand-made techniques that focus on the materiality of moving images, each of these works underscore the invisible ways in which the world imprints upon human, and other, bodies. Photographic images are dependent on light, and could not exist without the ability to receive and transmit energy that then forms realistic images. However, radiant energy can be simultaneously damaging. Unprotected negatives and photo-paper become blackened and useless, magnetic waves warp video images, and incorrect exposure in camera similarly destroys photographic information in film, analogue or digital formats.

    Featuring works by: Emily Pelstring, Gariné Torossian, Daniel McIntyre, Louise Borque and Kyle Armstrong. Curated by Melanie Wilmink

    Dates: 

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 19:30

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  • Arcane Project: An evening of glass slides, magic lantern projections, and antique technologies

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    Lary Seven, Joel Schlemowitz and Bradley Eros, experimental film artists and collectors of obsolete media artifacts, (joined by members of Optipus, the expanded cinema group), present a night of uncanny images: mysterious travels, occult iconography, bizarre creatures, industrial detritus, and the strange and wondrous landscapes of fairy tales, fables and myths of the artificial sublime, displayed through the translucent exotica of hand-tinted photographs, decayed surfaces, and odd symbols and illustrations of the mundane made marvelous.

    Dates: 

    Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 20:00

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