Dec
3
6:30 PM18:30

Trailer Editing with Jeremy Workman!

***NOTE NEW DATE***

What makes a great film trailer?

Join us on Monday, December 3rd for a special presentation on the art of film trailers in collaboration with CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College!!

Jeremy Workman—co-founder of leading indie-film trailer cutting house Wheelhouse Creative and the filmmaker of the hit documentary and NYT Critics' Pick The World Before Your Feet which is currently playing at The Quad— reveals the secrets of making a memorable movie trailer.

Using examples from his own work and other classic trailers, Jeremy breaks down how a successful trailer works— showing ways of thinking about story that will not only help make a better marketing tool but will also make you a better storyteller.

Reception from 6:30-7 before the presentation!  Bring a friend!

FREE FOR ALL
RSVP here to let us know you are coming!

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Work-In-Progress Workshop and Object Offering w The Molok!

Join us on Tuesday, October 2nd for a fascinating work-in-progress cinematic creature workshop with The Molok in collaboration with CUNY’s Macaulay Honors College!   Help feed The Molok memory-laden objects and see them transformed into a one-of-kind cinematic creature!

The Molok is an independent film and art project that collects and archives the stories of its audience.   The Molok itself is a 13-foot tall, human-powered creature whose body is engineered from people’s lost objects and mementos. The final sculpture will be featured as the villain in the project’s upcoming fantasy feature film.

During the evening, the Molok team will workshop their process—showing us the how-to of building a large-scale cinematic puppet.  Guests will have a chance to offer objects (2’ x 2’ max, please) with a story that will be built into the puppet’s body and try on parts of this unique creature.

What:  Work-In-Progress Creature Building Workshop w/ The Molok
When: Tuesday, October 2nd, 7-9
Where: Macaulay Honors College, Lecture Hall and Terrace
35 West 67th Street (between CPW and Columbus, the old Makor building)

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Stoney Memorial Screening:  William Greaves' STILL A BROTHER (1968), w/ special guest Louise Greaves
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Stoney Memorial Screening: William Greaves' STILL A BROTHER (1968), w/ special guest Louise Greaves

NYFVC Stoney Memorial Screening presents William Greaves’ STILL A BROTHER, with special guest Louise Greaves

Thursday August 23, 2018, 6pm.  
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
111 Amsterdam Ave (between 64th and 65th St.) or enter at the Lincoln Center plaza level
Film Study Room (Third Floor)
Free for All

Join us on Thursday, August 23rd at 6 p.m. as the New York Film and Video Council presents its annual George Stoney Memorial Screening.  This year, the series expands to present STILL A BROTHER by William Greaves (1926-2014), the pioneering filmmaker and former NYFVC board member.

Programmed in conjunction with the Library for the Performing Arts, William Greaves’ STILL A BROTHER: INSIDE THE NEGRO MIDDLE CLASS (1968, 88 min) is an Emmy-nominated documentary originally produced for NET Journal examining how the Civil Rights struggle was impacting the black middle class’ sense of themselves as a privileged group within the community.  

Projected from a rare 16mm print held by the Reserve Film and Video Collection, the film—narrated by Ossie Davis, written by William Branch, and directed & edited by William Greaves—is as fascinating and vital today as it was 50 years ago.

After the film, join us for refreshments and a discussion about the film and Bill’s career with his longtime partner, Louise Greaves.

About William Greaves:
Director, producer and writer William Greaves began his career as a featured actor on Broadway and in motion pictures. His work behind the camera earned him over 70 international film festival awards including an Emmy and four Emmy nominations. In 1980 he was inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame.  In addition to pioneering works like SYMBIOPSYCHOTAXIPLASM: TAKE ONE and the long-running television show BLACK JOURNAL, Bill was a NYFVC Board Member during the 1970’s.

About the George Stoney Memorial Screening Series:
For the past 5 years, the NYFVC has presented a screening in honor of George Stoney (1916-2012), the much beloved filmmaker, educator, and longtime NYFVC board member and former President.   For decades, George was a cherished and tireless supporter of the NYFVC who, among his own achievements as filmmaker, played a key role in democratizing the media with the creation of public access television.  George never failed to inspire with his sense of mission, hospitality, his determination to use cinema to give voice to those outside of power, his willingness to travel -- even up to age 96 ––to explore experimental, documentary and narrative cinema, and his strong commitment to his community.   The series seeks to continue to keep alive his spirit in cinema and works by his contemporaries.

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Jun
27
6:30 PM18:30

NYFVC Members' Screening Night !

Join us on the evening of Wednesday, June 27th for a special screening celebrating short films by current NYFVC members in collaboration with CUNY's Macaulay Honors College!

For 72 years, from our first meeting in 1946 with John Grierson through last month's magical screening with Brent Green, the NYFVC has been a home for innovative filmmaking.   This month, we'll screen 5-10 minute shorts (and some excerpts of longer pieces) by our current members.  Works will include brand-new films, little known gems, and long lost favorites!

Before the screening, join us for a reception celebrating the start of the summer!  Both the screening and the reception are free and open to the public.

If you are a current NYFVC member and have a short you want to screen, please email us here.  If your membership has lapsed and you want to screen, please renew and then email us here!

What:  Screening of NYFVC Members Shorts
When: Wednesday, June 27th, Reception starts at 6:30, Screening starts at 7:15
Where: Macaulay Honors College, 35 W. 67th Street (between CPW and Columbus)

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May
23
7:00 PM19:00

Special Screening with Brent Green & Friends

Special Screening with Brent Green and Friends!
Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7pm


On Wednesday, May 23rd, the NYFVC is thrilled to present a special screening with ground-breaking artist and animator Brent Green and his musical friends.

In this experimental live cinema experience, Brent will serve as narrator and musician, with Kate Ryan and Emmet Moeller adding music and foley to create an immersive, theatrical, and entirely unique evening. The program features works that all have played at the prestigious Sundance Festival, including A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Carlin, Paulina Hollers, and Strange Fates. Focusing largely on stirring visuals, live music and foley, the emotionally charged films draw in audiences through literary narration, dark underlying themes, and surprising humor, with flickering stop-motion Southern Gothic flair.

The screening will be held at Crista Grauer's SoHo loft and studio, amidst Crista's own fabulous and rarely-seen kinetic box sculptures, the perfect genre-bending companion to Brent's innovative work.

What: Brent Green Special Screening!

When: Wednesday, May 23, 7pm.  Join us at 7pm to mingle on Crista's outdoor deck, and the program will start promptly at 7:30.

Where: Crista Grauer's loft and studio.  523 Broadway (between Spring and Broome), 2nd Floor

Cost: Free for all but must RSVP.   Space will be limited.  Priority given to NYFVC members, so please RSVP early.

Need to renew your membership?  Renew or join here!

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Feb
18
4:30 PM16:30

NYFVC at MoMA's Doc Fornight's Collective Intelligence Program

Join fellow NYFVC members at MoMA's annual documentary tribute for a special program showcasing ground-breaking work from MIT's Open Doc Lab!  After the screening, Kathy Brew, the curator of this year's Doc Fortnight, joins NYFVC members for a conversation on programming this year's festival.

The Open Doc Lab-- building on MIT's long tradition of groundbreaking documentary work-- aims to bring new cutting-edge, cross-platform technology and collaborative techniques to the documentary form.  What is the "documentary" of the future?   Are there new ways for "artists" to collaborate with "subjects"?  What do these works look like?

After a Q&A by the MIT presenters, Doc Fortnight curator Kathy Brew will lead a talk with NYFVC members for a special behind-the-scenes look at programming this year's festival.

Cost: Free for NYFVC members.  Space will be limited so please RSVP here early.

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Special Screening: Let It Fall w/ Oscar-winner John Ridley
Dec
17
1:30 PM13:30

Special Screening: Let It Fall w/ Oscar-winner John Ridley

Join us on the afternoon of Sunday, December 17 as the New York Film and Video Council presents a very special screening of Let It Fall with its Oscar-winning director, John Ridley.

Let It Fall is the gripping story of 1992 Los Angeles uprising.  Tracing its roots through the decade prior to the famous events, the film weaves heartbreaking first-hand accounts from black, white, Asian, and Hispanic Angelinos of all classes, caught up in a cascade of rising tension, culminating in an explosion of anger and fear after the Rodney King verdict.

John Ridley—the Oscar-winning screenwriter of 12 Years A Slave and the creator of the American Crime  television series—has made a deeply nuanced and powerful film, garnering rave critical acclaim and becoming one of the year's must-see theatrical documentaries.

After the screening, join John and the NYFVC to continue the discussion and what it means for us all today over free drinks and light food at a nearby tavern with thanks to Lincoln Square Productions.

What:  Let It Fall Screening and Reception
When: Sunday, December 17, 1:30pm
Where: The Roxy Cinema, 2 Avenue of the Americas  (enter through the Roxy Hotel lobby, this is the former Tribeca Grand)
RSVPs:  This event is free to members and non-members, but please RSVP us here.   We expect a full house.


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Tour the former Loews Valencia!
Dec
16
11:30 AM11:30

Tour the former Loews Valencia!

  • Tabernacle of Prayer for All People (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Saturday December 16, we have arranged a rare tour of the former Loew’s Valencia movie palace! 

Located in Jamaica, Queens, the Valencia opened in 1929 as the first of Loew’s flagship Wonder Theaters.  Now operated by the Tabernacle of Prayer for All People, the 3500 seat theater—with all its 16th Century Spanish motifs lovingly intact—will transport you to another land and era in cinematic history.  You do not want to miss this event.  Tour will be given by the Tabernacle's legendary Sister Forbes.

More on the theater is here, here, and here.

After the tour, join us for samosas at neighborhood hotspot Vintage Curry.

What: Loew’s Valencia Tour

When: Saturday, December 16, 11:30am

Where:  165-11 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens
(nearest subway: Take F to 169th Street and Hillside, get off at back of train, theater is a five minute walk away. We will meet outside the front entrance of the theater and start the tour at 11:30am)

Free to Members.  Non-members $5 payable here
Please RSVP here.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

NYFVC & Archivists Roundtable at IndieCollect!

Join us on November 16 as the NYFVC and the Archivists Roundtable come together for a tour and demonstration at IndieCollect!   See IndieCollect's brand-new 5K Kinetta Archival Scanner in action!  See before and after comparisons with films in IndieCollect's restoration pipeline!  Learn about the restoration workflow, and IndieCollect's ambitious plans to create a database of every independent film ever made!  After the demonstration, mingle at a wine and cheese reception with folks from the fabulous Archivists Roundtable and the IndieCollect team!

When: Thurs, November 16, 2017, 6-8pm
Where: Indie Collect, 675 Third Avenue (Entrance on 42nd Street, just East of Third Ave.), 32nd Floor Penthouse (nb, there is one flight of stairs to reach this floor.)

Space is limited so RSVP early!

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Oct
1
11:30 AM11:30

NYFVC's Fall Open Brunch!

Come celebrate the start of the New York Film and Video Council's 72nd year at our fall open brunch!

Meet and mingle with folks from a wide cross section of the New York film world
documentary, experimental, narrative filmmakers, animators, educators, programmers, curators, students and film enthusiasts.

Bring a friend!  The brunch is free and open to all, a perfect way to catch up with other members and meet new ones from the city's friendliest film organization!  Curious about what we do?  Stop in!

Where: 523 Broadway (bet. Spring & Broome), 2nd Fl.
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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

In Honor of George Stoney Screening

In Honor of George Stoney
Monday August 21, 2017, 6pm.  
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
111 Amsterdam Ave (between 64th and 65th St.)
Third Floor Screening Room

On Monday, August 21, the New York Film/Video Council celebrates the life and career of the legendary George Stoney with a special screening.  Programmed by David Callahan of the New York Public Library and projected from rare 16mm prints, the program combines one of George’s hidden gems, How to Look at a City (1964) with the inspiring Hobie’s Heroes (1980) by Steven Montgomery, who was influenced by George’s eye-opening documentary class at NYU.

How to Look at a City
Produced and directed by George C. Stoney; narrator, Eugene Raskin
29 min., 1964
Part of the Series "Metropolis: Creator or Destroyer?"

Eugene Raskin—the writer, musician, and professor— paints a word portrait of New York, as seen by lovers, adventurers, and the star-struck, against a background of jazz. He contrasts old neighborhoods with the bustle of the business world and discusses three fundamental standards used by architects and planners to judge the quality of a neighborhood - human scale, density, and variety.

Hobie's Heroes
Produced and directed by Steven Montgomery
29 min., 1980

Portrays a group of young divers striving to overcome their fears and achieve success under American coach Hobie Billingsley, who produced six Olympic medalists, and is considered one of the most significant figures in the history of diving.

Hobie’s Heroes was part of George’s personal 16mm film collection and he screened it often for audiences of young people.

About George:
In addition to his career as a legendary filmmaker and beloved film professor, George Stoney (1916-2012) was a cherished NYFVC past President and board member who, among many other achievements, played a key role in democratizing the media with the creation of public access television.  George never failed to inspire with his sense of mission, hospitality, his determination to use cinema to give voice to those outside of power, his willingness to travel -- even up to age 96 ––to explore experimental, documentary and narrative cinema, and his strong commitment to his community. 

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Eli Noyes screens rare, early work!

Pioneering animator and filmmaker Eli Noyes returns to the East Coast and shares some of his rare early work for a special evening with the NYFVC!

When: Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7pm.
Where: 136 W. 21st St. (SVA Soc Doc Building, between 6th and 7th Ave, Ground Floor Screening Room)
**N.B.-- This is a different building than originally listed; it is directly across the street from the building previously listed.**

From the legendary Sand Alphabet on Sesame Street to his Oscar-nominated short film Clay, Eli's groundbreaking animations have inspired generations of filmmakers and audiences alike.   Eli was a NYFVC board member in the early 1970's and it's an honor to welcome him back to the city to screen and discuss his work.    Afterwards, join us for drinks and food at a nearby pub.

FREE TO ALL (RSVP here)
Food/Drink Tickets for NYFVC Members


 

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Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

New Kodak Motion Picture Lab Tour!

Attn: Celluloid lovers.  Not an April Fool's–– film is back in the Big Apple!  When New York's last full service motion picture lab closed several years ago, many feared it might mark the death of traditional celluloid in the city.  But some exciting news for film lovers–– this spring, Kodak will open a new motion picture lab of their own in Long Island City.

On Saturday, April 1st, NYFVC members will get the first special behind-the-scenes tour of this brand-new facility as it is being built.

Whether you are cinematographer, a producer interested in shooting on film, a preservationist, an archivist, or simply a film fan interested in how the lab process works, this pre-opening tour is an exciting opportunity to meet the Kodak team and see how the celluloid magic happens.

Guiding the tour will be Anthony Landano, the Lab Manager, and his team at the new facility.

  • When:  Saturday, April 1, 2017, 11am
  • Where: 37-18 Northern Boulevard, LIC ( R, M train to 36th Street, 1 block away).  Meet in the building lobby.


After the tour, we will gather at Coffeed (same address) for food and to continue the conversation.

Members Free 
Non-members $5 (payable here or at tour, can be put towards a full membership,)
RSVP here

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Feb
12
11:30 AM11:30

NYFVC Anniversary Brunch!

Come celebrate the New York Film and Video Council's 71st Year at our annual open brunch!

Meet and mingle with folks from a wide cross section of the New York film world
documentary, experimental, narrative filmmakers, animators, educators, programmers, curators, students and film enthusiasts.

Bring a friend!  The brunch is free and open to all, a perfect way to catch up with other members and meet new ones from the city's friendliest film organization!  Curious about what we do?  Stop in!

Where: 523 Broadway (bet. Spring & Broome), 2nd Fl.
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NYFVC presents: In Honor of George Stoney
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

NYFVC presents: In Honor of George Stoney

Each August, New York Film/Video Council honors the life and work of George C. Stoney (1916-2012), a cherished NYFVC past President and board member and a legendary filmmaker, teacher, activist, role model, and citizen, with a film screening. George never failed to inspire each of us with his sense of mission, hospitality, his determination to use cinema to give voice to those outside of power, his willingness to travel -- even up to age 96 -- to explore experimental, documentary and narrative cinema, and his strong commitment to his community.

The Uprising of '34
Produced and directed by George Stoney and Judith Helfand (1995, 87 minutes)
This films tells the story of the General Strike of 1934, a massive but little-known strike by hundreds of thousands of southern textile workers. After three weeks the strike was stopped, the strikers denied jobs. Eighty years later this strike is virtually unknown, and union representation in the South still suspect.

Program co-sponsored by The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
111 Amsterdam Ave (between 64th and 65th St's.)
Third Floor Screening Room

Free and open to the public. Fully accessible to wheelchairs. 
Following the screening, join NYFVC for an Ice Cream Social on the Green Roof above Lincoln Restaurant.

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BAM'S Fabulous Flicks: 100 Years of Brooklyn Film Culture
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

BAM'S Fabulous Flicks: 100 Years of Brooklyn Film Culture

Join us for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the BAM Hamm Archives, located in Crown Heights, exploring a never-before-told story spanning nine decades of Brooklyn film culture.

Since the opening of the four-screen BAM Rose Cinemas in 1998, BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) has become a leading destination for New York filmgoers and home to Brooklyn’s only daily, year-round repertory film program.  

What is less known, however, is the rich history of film exhibition at BAM throughout the 20th century, ranging from a 1901 program of “Farmer Dunn’s Moving Pictures,” to early Thomas Edison films, to experimental silent films with live orchestra, to a 1938 screening of documentary footage filmed in Nazi Germany, to a 1943 presentation of Hollywood musicals with live commentary for 400 residents of the Brooklyn Industrial Home for the Blind, to a 1970s series of films by black artists, and much more.

Followed by socializing at Berg’n, a Brooklyn beer hall created by the founders of Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg. NYFVC members receive a free drink!

FREE for NYFVC members (with reservation)
$10 for non-NYFVC members
Limited space available
Reserve your tickets through Eventbrite 

Go to Eventbrite to join NYFVC today for only $40 ($20/students)

Image: 1943 screening of Robert Florey’s The Desert Song with live commentary for residents of the Brooklyn Industrial Home for the Blind. Courtesy BAM Hamm Archives

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Everything is Cinema: Immersion and Creating Community
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Everything is Cinema: Immersion and Creating Community

A New York Film and Video Council Summit

This summit will look at exciting new (and newly rediscovered) developments in immersive and site specific film and video programming, including Shadow Casting - a group of people performing a movie in front of a screen while that movie is playing, Cosplay - dressing up as a character from a movie, book or video game, and all manner of location and theme based, often participatory, film exhibition experiences.  

We will explore how these experiential programs are transforming how people experience film and video, and how film and video are being used to build community. The program includes video presentations followed by audience Q&A with representatives of immersive programming organizations BBQ Films, Videology Bar and Cinema, and the Shadow Casting grandaddy of them all - the official NYC Rocky Horror Picture Show cast.

Participants

Megan Fierro-Root and Eric Garment, Directors
NYCRHPS (The NYC Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast)

Gabriel Rhoads, Founder
BBQ Films

Ryan Edgington, Programmer
Videology Bar and Cinema

Jessica Green, Moderator
NYFVC Board Member and Maysles Cinema Programming Director

Free to All!
RSVP: nyfvcrsvp@gmail.com

One complimentary drink for NYFVC Members

 

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Annual NYFVC Student Mixer
Apr
18
6:30 PM18:30

Annual NYFVC Student Mixer

The New York Film Video Council invites NYC film students and recent grads to our annual Student Mixer! Making the transition from film school to the industry is an essential process for emerging filmmakers. While this new chapter is exciting, it can also be quite daunting without immediate access to school resources.

Come mix and mingle with other students and filmmakers while forging new connections with members of the longest running film nonprofit in New York - NYFVC, whose members represent EAI, Screen Slate, Janus Films, SVA, BAM, Maysles Films and more.  Come talk shop over a drink and kick start your post-grad film career.
 
This event is free for NYFVC members and students with any school ID. Attendees will also be given access to our online resource guide for New York-based filmmakers with helpful tips on everything from equipment rentals to residencies and labs and public access stations to microcinemas. 

NYFVC members and students with ID receive first drink on us! Snacks and cash bar will also be available. Not a member? Join for $40, or just $20 for all Students with ID! 

Co-presented by UnionDocs.

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Here Come the Videofreex
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Here Come the Videofreex

Join the NYFVC for a screening of the must-see doc Here Come the Videofreex at IFC! Stay after for a conversation and socializing with us and filmmakers Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin! 

Here Come the Videofreex, an official selection of BAMcinemaFest, Full Frame and Rotterdam, is the incredible story of the birth of alternative media through the work of the Videofreex, a collective of renegade video journalists who started out on the counterculture beat for CBS News (covering figures like Black Panther Fred Hampton and Yippee leader Abbie Hoffman) and then defected to start the first public access television station in upstate NY. The recently-restored archival footage is extraordinary, as is the opportunity to understand the historical context and heritage of today’s citizen and independent journalists and media disrupters.

Following the screening, the filmmakers will be in conversation with members of the Videofreex, moderated by Ron Simon of The Paley Center.

NYFVC members free, but you must RSVP to NYFVCrsvp@gmail.com.

Non members: Join today for just $40! ($20 students)
 

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Historic Tour of the United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights
Jan
30
4:00 PM16:00

Historic Tour of the United Palace Theatre in Washington Heights

Join the NYFVC for a look at the United Palace of Cultural Arts, past and present!


The United Palace of Cultural Arts began its life as an opulent cinema palace, the 

Loews 175th Street Theater. The New York Times declared the “style of 

architecture…Indo-Chinese”, but when the doors opened on the Lamb and Rambusch 

gem in February 22, 1930, filmgoers were greeted by the mural of an art deco goddess 

atop the deep red carpet and gleaming gold columns. After a ceremonial parade led by 

a thousand Boy Scouts, who raised the American flag over the building, the audience 

was invited in to admire the décor and watch Norma Shearer in Their Own Desire. 

 

When the Loews’ last screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey concluded in 1969, the 

theater reemerged as the United Palace, led by televangelist Frederick J. 

Eikerenkoetter II (Reverend Ike). The Eikerenkoetter family and the congregation raised 

funds to restore the interiors to their original beauty and, in 2012, created the United 

Palace of Cultural Arts, an independent nonprofit. The UPCA provides “cultural events 

from local, national, and international artists; arts education and mentoring for young 

people; and space as a community resource.” After a 44 year intermission, cinema has 

returned to the United Palace in 2013, with a screening of Casablanca.

 

Tour begins at 4pm. Arrive early - around 3:15 - for a special opportunity to see a

short youth orchestra rehearsal with members of the New York Philharmonic.

... And stay after for refreshments and socializing at a neighborhood spot!

 

Tickets:

NYFVC members: Free!
Non members: $10
RSVP to NYFVCrsvp@gmail.com

 

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Nov
14
2:30 PM14:30

Experimental Television Center (ETC) at the Hunter College Art Galleries

 Image: Documentation of analog control boxes by Richard Brewster, 1980. Image courtesy of Experimental Television Center and the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University

Image: Documentation of analog control boxes by Richard Brewster, 1980. Image courtesy of Experimental Television Center and the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Cornell University

Private Tour with Exhibition Curator!

Join the NYFVC for an electric afternoon in the extraordinary exhibition spotlighting the Experimental Television Center (ETC) at the Hunter College Art Galleries. Members will enjoy a private tour with Chief Curator Sarah Watson, followed by an afternoon happy hour at a neighborhood bar (first drink is on us!). This is an amazing opportunity to visit this show before it closes, and a rare chance to see the vintage image processors and fascinating ephemera on display from the legendary ETC. If you’re at all curious about the history of artists experimenting with the medium of television from the 1960s to the 2000s, you don’t want to miss this!

Saturday, November 14, 2015, 2:30pm


Hunter College Art Galleries Presents:
The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC . . .

 

Location: 205 Hudson Street Gallery, NY NY
Gallery entrance is on the south side of Canal between Hudson and Greenwich Streets


The Experimental Television Center:

For over forty years, the Experimental Television Center (ETC) in Owego, New York, was one of North America’s preeminent organizations for video art, fostering a community for creativity and innovation through its residency and tool-building programs.The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc  . . . is the first academic survey of the Center’s prolific, yet under recognized role in the evolution of video art. Through works of art, ephemera, and video processing tools, this exhibition maps the ETC’s influence within the larger narrative of the history of video into the digital and internet age. From 1971 to 2011, over 1,500 artists participated in the ETC residency program, which functioned as a site for exploration, education, and practice for media artists. This exhibition spans works from the 1960s through the 2000s and also includes a collection of original analog instruments designed by artists/technologists, as well as two interactive installations featuring contemporary tools designed by Dave Jones, a long-time collaborator with ETC, and by Jason and Debora Bernagozzi, founders of the new media organization Signal Culture in Owego, New York.

The exhibition is organized by: Sarah Watson, Chief Curator of the Hunter College Art Galleries, Timothy Murray, Curator of the Rose Golden Archive of New Media Art, and Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director of the Experimental Television Center.


Tickets:

NYFVC members: Free!
RSVP to NYFVCrsvp@gmail.com

Not a member? Join us!
For only $40 ($20 for students)
You’ll have free access to our monthly programs, including this one, for a full year.

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Palavers of Mboloko: Ekolo (The Basket) & Bokasi (Strength)

Opening Night Celebration: Congo in Harlem

Co-presented by the New York Film/Video Council

Palavers of Mboloko

Roger Jamar, DR Congo, 1952-1953, 28 min
(French w/ English subtitles)
The Palavers of Mboloko is a series of seven short 16mm color “animated cartoons for Africans” produced in the Belgian Congo by the priest Father Roger Jamar during the 1950s. They have been called the first ‘African’ films, despite being made by Europeans, because they incorporated elements of African folklore and music. Recently restored from the original 16mm prints, 2 films from this series – Ekolo and Bokasi – will be screened.

Roger Jamar and the Palavers of Mboloko
Jean-Michel Kibushi, DR Congo, 2015, 21 min
(French w/ English subtitles)
A short film about Roger Jamar, the pioneer of African animated film, made by renowned Congolese animator Jean-Michel Kibushi who also oversaw the restoration of Jamar’s original 16mm prints.

Followed by Q&A with filmmaker Jean-Michel Kibushi + Opening Night Celebration with Congolese food and live music from Isaac Katalay.

Isaac Katalay, born in Kinshasa, the capital of DR Congo, and now living in New York City, represents the blending of two worlds. For the past two decades, Isaac has worked as an ensemble musician, choreographer, dancer, and speaker. His style is a distinctive blend of contemporary and traditional Congolese dance moves and aesthetics, which he calls "contempt". Isaac is also founder of the Life Long Project and co-founder of the Karibu movement, both of which promote Congolese music and culture in the U.S.

This presentation is made possible in part with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Electronic Media and Film Presentation Funds grant program, administered by The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes.

Maysles Documentary Center, 343 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027

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