Tonight, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:30pm check out Johan van der Keuken’s ‘The White Castle’ (16mm, 1973, 76 mins) at Light Industry (155 Freeman St) – $7.
A tour de force of dialectical editing, Johan van der Keuken’s The White Castle forms the middle segment of his “North-South Triptych” of documentaries. In this chapter, van der Keuken trains his camera on three different locales: the Spanish island of Formentara, a rural enclave in the process of becoming a tourist destination; African-American neighborhoods of Columbus, Ohio, where younger generations are facing poverty by embracing new forms of political organizing; and two factories in The Netherlands, one of which becomes occupied by its workers. While these three sites at first seem disparate, and their inhabitants isolated from one another, van der Keuken reveals connections among them through a complex rhyming and repetition of images.
Seating is limited, first come first serve. Doors open 7pm.
Tonight, FridayJune 7th from 9-11pm, a video installation a photography exhibition called The Rink by Sarah Friedland and Ryan Joseph with music by Brian Time will be on display at Dobbin Project Space (50 Dobbin St, Storefront). RSVP.
Celebrating the New York premiere of The Rink documentary at the Brooklyn Film Festival 6:30pm, Friday June 7th at indieScreen in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Rink video installation will also be on view Saturday June 8th, 8pm-11pm at Dobbin Project Space.
The Rink documentary will also screen Sunday June 9th, 4pm at Windmill Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
This post made possible by an anonymous donation to our Writer’s Fund from Greenpoint Area Man. Greenpoint based filmmaker Jessica Edwards knows that she can learn a lot from her fellow filmmakers and believes you can too.
She is currently using the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to help realize her latest project TELL ME SOMETHING, a photography and creative advice book from fifty of the world’s best documentary filmmakers.
Documentary filmmakers are a rare breed, they’re creative, persistent, they’re master storytellers and each film they make is like a graduate degree in their chosen subject. Some of them have spent over 60 years making films, and along the way they’ve learned a lot about how to balance life and art. They’ve got insightful advice for people in any creative field.
Her campaign is about 50% realized as of the date this post goes up. I personally think helping local Brooklyn makers of all types is a good and easy way to help create culture and unity. This will be my eighth Kickstarter project I’ve funded and it’s always great to be a part of someone’s fully realized goals.
This year’s festival, which returns this Fall, is looking for film in the following categories: Experimental/ Avant-Garde, Narrative, Documentary & Animation.
Last year’s four day festival was a hit and brought together a great variety of films, including several intimate stories that covered many of the concerns and landmarks of our neighborhood and the emotional struggle of urban life.
You’ve got until March 31, 2013 to submit your own film, so don’t delay. Click here for more information and submission guidelines.
•NAG Loft Tenant Meeting & Application Clinic @ NAG Office (110 Kent Ave) 5-7:30pm Help with applications, discuss your building, support for those in a nasty situation, More Info •Bernadette Mayer Benefit Reading @ Milk and Roses (1110 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, Poetry Teachers NYC hosts a benefit reading for Bernadette Mayer a beloved poet in need of financial help this season, RSVP •Silent Film Night @ Manhattan Inn (632 Manhattan Ave) 9:30pm Featuring: Lon Chaney’s “The Unknown”Accompanied by live piano w/ Michael Leviton, More Info ♥Fortune Telling by Winston Ludlow @ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer) 1opm, In depth Tarot readings $5, More Info ☺The Big Terrific Comedy Show @ Cameo Gallery (93 N. 6th Street) 8-11pm, Max Silvestri/Roger Hailes/Streeter Seidell/Special Guests, RSVP ♫Super Crush Studio Present: The New___Sounds @ Bossa Nova Civic Club (1271 Myrtle Ave) 10pm-3am, FREE A night of music selected by new and up-and-coming artists, RSVP ♫Honky Tonk Jukebox @ 10pm, Passenger Bar (229 Roebling St) playing a huge range of music from Townes Van Zandt to Gillian Welch, RSVP *♫The Suzan/The Immaculates/El Sportivo/Father Figures @ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, RSVP
♦“Comics” by C.F. @ Beginnings (110 Meserole) Opening 7-10pm, The first New York solo show by C.F., an artist, musician and comics writer. Interested in? art, mutation, sex, goodwill, beauty or the future, RSVP ♫Jacob Ciocci/David Wightman/Title TK @ Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Downtown Brooklyn) 8-11pm, $15 Showpaper celebrates the 5-cover curation series with a multimedia extravaganza, the evening will include a performance from Extreme Animals, RSVP ♫Prism House/Psychic Twin/Alison Valentine/Kuhrye-oo/Tony Quattro @285 Kent 8:30pm, FREE RSVP ♫Woe/Anicon/Skullshitter @ Saint Vitus 8pm, $8, RSVP
♥Greenpointers’ Escape The Doldrums Dance Party! @Warsaw (261 Driggs Ave) 9pm, FREE January really just sucks! Escape the Doldrums and dance the night away! Music by Mr. NYSE, RSVP ♫Hello Phones @Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 9:30pm, RSVP ♫Discipline NYC @ The Acheron (57 Waterbury St, Bushwick) 10pm-4am, $5 2 rooms, 2 bars, 4 DJ’s, Dancers, Ambiance, RSVP
SATURDAY – GROUNDHOG DAY 2/2
• The Brooklyn Torch Project Pawn and Trade @ Dobbin Project Space (50-52 Dobbin St) 2-6pm, come by and try out using a local currency, More info * The Vagina Monologues Interest Meeting @ Pine Box (12 Grattan St) 3pm, More Info ♫The Call Up: Reggae/Soul/Punk @ The Boulevard Tavern (579 Meeker Ave) 9pm, DJ Sandisita/DJ Tiny Jem
TUESDAY 2/5 ♦Prints, Photos, & Other Stuff by Tim Harrington @ Bird (203 Grand)Kick off Fashion Week right by celebrating the opening exhibit of Tim Harrington’s artwork, RSVP •Dan Graham’s Minor Threat + Peter Adair’s Holy Ghost People @Light Industry (155 Freeman St) 7pm, $7 A classic of ethnographic filmmaking and direct cinema, Holy Ghost People documents the snake-handling rites, RSVP ♥2nd Annual Sexy S.A.S.S. (Society for the Advancement of Social Studies) @ Public Assembly (70 N6th St) 7pm, FREE Valentine’s Day is fast approaching so check out some sexy history lectures to help get you in the mood, History of NYC brothels/Engagement rings, from ancient times to modern/Early photographs of handsome dudes, RSVP
* Greenpointers’ Pick ♫ Music ♥ Pheremones likely ♦ Art Event ☺ Comedy Event
You unfriended him on facebook, changed your phone number, moved to a new apartment and he still doesn’t get it. Unrequited love is a hard pill to swallow. It’s only stalking when you don’t want him to show up on your doorstep with roses or surprise you when you’re out with your friends. But all that does sound romantic in a different light, doesn’t it?
Maybe you have been the stalker and didn’t know it until you were sitting outside of his house in your car watching him leave for work, and it just hits you, “I’m the stalker!” Continue reading →
The 2nd Annual Greenpoint Film Festival begins this Thursday September 20, 2012 (186 Huron St) with a 6pm Opening Reception, a 7pm screening of Judy Lieff’s Deaf Jam, a look into the world of American Sign Language (ASL) Slam Poetry, followed by a Q&A with the director and an after party.
Screening continues Friday through Sunday at two locations: 186 Huron St & 329 Greenpoint Ave.
Aside from a full program, there is a Community Program on Saturday at 12pm that features The Domino Effect, a politically charged investigative documentary about the controversial plan to transform the Domino Sugar factory that includes conversations with longtime residents to reveal the impact gentrification has had on the community of North Brooklyn.
More screenings that hit home during the Environmental Program on Saturday at 2pm (329 Greenpoint Ave) include Leitner’sNewtown Creek Digester Eggs: The Art of Human Waste, followed by Newtown, in which director Choi exposes the history and realities behind the Greenpoint Oil Spill.
Which screenings will you be attending during the Greenpoint Film Festival?
One of our favorite community art events, the Greenpoint Film Festival, needs to raise $10,000 by Tuesday August 21, 2012. They are almost there after raising over $8,000. A few more generous donations will get their campaign funded by kickstarter. If you want to see the Greenpoint Film Festival happen this year, then take a minute to make a donation in any amount.
On behalf of Greenpointers.com we just donated $120!
A Greenpointer gave us a heads up about a “note” from city hall about a “rather large” explosion tomorrow night 8/16 around 10pm-11pm – near Commercial St & Franklin St for a film production. So when you hear or see a “fireball” – don’t get scared. Great idea for a date!