Light Industry

Support Indie Cinema: Spectacle Theater Needs a New Projector

via Spectacle Theater
via Spectacle Theater

North Brooklyn is a hub for film. There are countless big name shows and movies shot and produced here, production design warehouses dot the industrial backstreets of the neighborhood, plus there are giant soundstages, and we have some pretty significant annual film festivals held here. And of course, we’ve got a small handful of quirky indie cinemas in the ‘nabe too: Film Noir (122 Meserole St), Light Industry (155 Freeman Street), the soon-to-be-opened Stuart Cinema & Cafe (West Street & Milton), Videology (308 Bedford Ave), Syndicated (40 Bogart St), and Spectacle Theater (124 S 3rd St) in South Williamsburg.

Spectacle is run entirely by volunteers, and shows rare cinematic gems, often with live scores, interactive performances and filmmaker appearances. It’s BYO-snacks and very DIY, and they keep ticket prices real with most screenings costing only $5.

They’ve just launched a fundraiser to purchase a new projector, as their old one sings its swan song. They write: Continue reading

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4th of July, Sex Trivia, Magickal Thinking and Greenpoint History Tour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/4-7/10)

WEDNESDAY 7/4

♫ The Lot Radio 4th of July Block Party @ The Lot Radio (17 Nassau Avenue), 12pm, FREE, More Info 
♫ YES 4th of July Extravaganza @ The House of YES (2 Wyckoff Ave.), 2pm, FREE before 5 with RSVP, $10 After RSVP
♫ Good Roof at Dobbin St with Nancy Whang (DJ set) & Love Tempo @ Dobbin St. (64 Dobbin St.), 5pm, $30 at the door, More Info.
♫ Fireworks at The Box House Hotel Rooftop! @ Box House Hotel (77 Box St.), 6pm, $125-150 ticket includes a drink, The first public event at the Box House Hotel, Greenpointers readers get $10 off tickets with the code “GREENPOINTERS,” Buy Tix

THURSDAY 7/5

* Sex Trivia @ Starr Bar (214 Starr St.) 6pm, FREE, more info
♫ High Cost, Roseblood, MVA @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Avenue), 7pm, $10, Buy Tix
^ LAAB Launch ft. Ronald Wimberly
 @ Desert Island (540 Metropolitan Ave.), 7pm, FREE, a new periodical art magazine about identity, aesthetics and representation, more info
☺ Hot Goss W/ On The DL @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St.), 7:30pm, FREE, improv, More Info

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DJ Spooky, Botanical Printmaking, Greenpoint Walking Tour and Freak Flag Fest — What’s Happening Greenpoint (6/13-6/19)

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PARTY TO PROTECT OUR LIVES
Littlefield | 635 Sackett St
Saturday, June 16th | 8pm-2am
The night, which will raise funds and awareness for Moms Demand Action, a division of Everytown for Gun Safety features performances from several bands, burlesque artists and thousands of dollars worth of raffle prizes. Plus, a photobooth and tattoo artists doing tattoos on-site of specially designed flash to benefit the cause, and there will be a speaker who survived the Las Vegas shooting. 
$15, tickets here

Wednesday, 6/13: Show this Instagram Post for a free drink as Alexandra Siwiec, (a native and first generation Greenpointer) and Doug Vazquez (formerly of Epicurean Group) launch One Bedford (1 Bedford Ave) into year 2. There’ll also be complimentary samples of their Summer Nightime menu that’s for pairing with their new re-vamped drink menu (think local brewers, winemakers, and distilleries). {sponsored}

WEDNESDAY 6/13

#Summer Popsicle Pop-up @ McGolrick Park, 2:30pm, FREE, after-school fun and sweet treats, More Info
♦ Art Opening: Eli Rotholz @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave.), 6pm, FREE, photography, More Info
♫ A Deer A Horse / No Men / The Mad Doctors / Ted’s Dead at SPR @ Secret Project Robot (1186 Broadway), 8pm, $7, More Info
♫ Rissa Garcia, Swami, DJ Ethereum, Dom Bird @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave.), 9pm, FREE, “we’ve updated our terms of service and privacy policy” The Party, More Info
♫ DJ Spooky/ François K. @ Output (74 Wythe Avenue), 10pm, $10, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 6/14

^ 2018 Epiphany Summer Fête @ The William Vale (111 North 12th St.), 7pm, $75+, honor novelist Joan Silber, winner of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction and the 2018 PEN/Faulkner Award for her novel Improvement, along with New Yorker copyeditor and writer Mary Norris over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, Buy Tix
♦ Other Tongue: An Evening with NANG @ Light Industry (155 Freeman Street.), 7:30pm, $8, evening with NANG, a new magazine of Asian cinema published out of Seoul, More Info
♫ DJs for Climate Action: The Range x Michna x Sam OB @ Black Flamingo (168 Borinquen Pl), 10pm, FREE, More Info
Quantic Residency with Lefto + Journey to the Light  @ Good Room (98 Meserole Ave), 10pm, $15-20, Buy Tix Continue reading

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ARTNOIR, Free Ice Cream Party, Zodiac Market and Geek Happy Hour — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/23 – 5/29)

WEDNESDAY 5/23

* 61 Franklin St Garden Fundraiser @The Diamond (43 Franklin St.), 6:30pm, $15-20, entry door gets you a free drink and the opportunity to give back to this sweet space. Expect an auction with awesome prizes. Buy Tix
♫ The Order of Elijah, Upon A Broken Throne, Fuck Your Birthday @ Tender Trap (66 Greenpoint Ave.), 7:30pm, $8-10, Buy Tix
♫ Defeated Sanity, Behold…The Arctopus, Scaphism, Aeviterne @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 7:30pm, $15, Buy Tix
* Trivia Night Birthday Bash!! @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 8:00pm, FREE, Join our News Editor on her birthday for a very special Trivia Night!!! Once we’re done with the Q’s we’ll hang out for a party! RSVP

THURSDAY 5/24

♫♦ Live Classical Bushwick Bash: Massivemuse Movie Night! @ Mayday Space (175 St. Nicholas Avenue), 7pm, $25, Silent Movie, Live Score, Free Beer, Buy Tix
♦ Time Let Me Play: Paul Rekret @ UnionDocs (322 Union Ave.), 7:30pm, $10, Buy Tix
♫ VINYL Launch Party @ Molasses Books (770 Hart Street), 8pm, FREE, More Info
☺ Mrs. Doubtfire Entirely From Memory @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave.), 9pm, $10, Buy Tix
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LOLOLpalooza, CoLAB Spring Showcase and Taco Takeover — What’s Happening Greenpoint (5/9-5/15)

WEDNESDAY 5/9

# Pasta Fresca Plate @ Archestratus (160 Huron St.), 7pm, $20, RSVP
☺Funhouse Comedy@ Pete’s Candy Store (709 Lorimer), 8pm, FREE, More info
♫ On Rotation Wednesdays @ Rose Gold (96 Morgan Ave), 10pm, FREE,Wednesdays in May crews from record shops around the city bring their collections and curate the sounds of the evening. More Info

THURSDAY 5/10

♦ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof with a Brandy Alexander @ Videology (308 Bedford Ave.), 6:45pm, $24, Buy Tix
♦ The Art Party @ House of Vans (25 Franklin St.), 7pm, $50, Buy Tix
♦ Screening of Saving Jamaica Bay @Kings County Brewers Collective (381 Troutman St), 7pm, FREE, A documentary screening hosted by Kingsland Wildflowers, More Info
♦ Art Opening: Not Enough Blood @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, FREE, Original Art by Andy Fletcher, More Info
☺ LOLOLpalooza @ Threes (113 Franklin St.), 8pm, $5, Music Comedy acts will range from folk punk to freestyle hiphop to piano torch songs, More Info
♦ Not an Ending at All @ Triskelion Arts (106 Calyer), 8pm, $18, An evening-length work which explores the homes we build for the spirits that haunt us, Buy Tix Continue reading

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Twin Peaks Trivia, Witch Craft 101, Little Black Fish, Beer Yoga — What’s Happening Greenpoint (4/4-4/10)

Spring Sunglass Sale!@sunnyeyeshop 
(284 Driggs Ave)

Get ready for the warm weather with a new pair! Get $50 off any sunglasses April 1st thru May 31st.

Appointments also available to update your glasses & contacts.

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WEDNESDAY 4/4

^ My Ramones Book Release and Signing @Spoonbill Studios (99 Montrose Ave), 6pm, FREE, Danny Fields in conversation with Sacha Lecca Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone. More Info
^ How Not To Compose That Poem: Marie Howe with Billy Hough, @McNally Jackson Williamsburg (76 North 4th) 7pm, FREE, More Info
Witch Craft 101 @Catland (987 Flushing Avenue) 7pm, $20, An immersive experience which will break down the basics of spellcraft and welcome you to the world of practical magik, Buy Tix
Withered, Wake, Gnaw, Nerveshatter at Saint Vitus @ St. Vitus (1120 Manhattan Ave.), 7:30pm, $12-15, Buy Tix

THURSDAY 4/5

The Patty Dukes // Jascha Hoffman // Aerynn (UK)// Luisa Muhr @Muchmores (2 Havemeyer St), 6pm, $10-20, Join us for an evening of new folk and spoken word, exploring themes of family, death, and compassionate living, More Info.
* Box Street Park – Community Input meeting with NYC Parks Dept @Polish and Slavic Center (176 Java St.), 6pm, FREE, More Info
Art Opening: Elliot Belokostolsky @ Brouwerij Lane (78 Greenpoint Ave), 7pm, FREE, Original pieces will be on display in the store. Art on display will also be for sale at time of the event. Month long art show from 4/5 – 5/5, More Info
The Black Angels w/ Black Lips @ Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost Street), 7:30pm, $30, Buy tix
Shifted ft. ClockworkDJ, DJ Mike Nasty, DJ Yamez, MoreSoupPlease @Schimanski (54 North 11th), 10pm, FREE, More Info Continue reading

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Light Industry’s 10th Anniversary Benefit is March 24, Get Tix Now and Support Local Arts!

Light Industry Benefit

Light Industry. Photo: Alison Considine
Light Industry. Photo: Alison Considine

Greenpoint’s own alterna-cinema Light Industry (155 Freeman Street) is having their tenth anniversary this year—and are having a party and silent auction on March 24th from 7-9pm to celebrate and raise funds. Light Industry‘s programming ranges from the rare historical film to the under-appreciated 70s art film to a LGBTQ-produced public access TV show from the 90s (tonight (3/13), Dyke TV will be screening). The space is modest—75 folding chairs, a white wall and film nerd-worthy archive. Co-founders Thomas Beard and Ed Halter curate the programming, cultivate the audiences, and maintain the performance space. It’s a cultural landmark for Greenpoint (in good company with Film Noir Cinema on Meserole Street whose programming and setup is a different vibe from Light Industry), and one that draws visitors from not only all over NYC but also other parts of the world. Below, find details for their 10th Anniversary benefit.

Light Industry’s Tenth Anniversary Benefit
Party and Silent Auction
Saturday, March 24, 2017 from 7-9pm
Bridget Donahue Gallery | 99 Bowery, 3rd Floor
Tickets for Party and Silent Auction – $100 here
Online bidding for the artwork is now live on Artsy.

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Thursday Spotlight: Light Industry Illuminates the History of Cinema in Greenpoint

Experimental film and art venue Light Industry is located on Freeman Street, on the bottom floor in an unassuming apartment building on this tree-lined Greenpoint street. The movie theatre is led by a hearty team of two: co-founders Thomas Beard and Ed Halter curate the programming, cultivate the audiences, and maintain the performance space.

The space itself at Light Industry is white-walled and welcoming. Its simple appearance falls in line with the company’s ethos. “We have a very approachable space,” says Halter. “It feels modest, it feels like it is human scale — both Thomas and I feel inspired by the DIY scene.” Beard says that the screening room is a cinema reduced to its most essential values, with a white projection surface, a grid of folding chairs, and a couple of speakers. The screening room can accommodate up to 75 people. The theatre’s small team paired with its intimate space bring audiences closer to the programming. A patron once said that the experience of visiting Light Industry is like going to a film nerd’s basement. And that’s just what Beard and Halter were going for. Continue reading

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Superhero Figure Drawing, 3D VHS Festival, Brooklyn Bike Rave, Synthwave Party — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/19–7/25)

WEDNESDAY 7/19

♦ SummerScreen: Donnie Darko @ McCarren Park, 6pm, FREE, 16th anniversary celebration of Donnie Darko. Gates open at 6pm, grunge-infused rockers Sharkmuffin plays the TIDAL Rising Stage at 7:30pm, and the film starts at sundown, More info
# Banned Countries Dinner Series: Sudan Edition @ Franklin Guesthouse (214 Franklin St), 6:30pm, $125, Celebrate Sudanese food and culture by enjoying a family-style feast inspired by Omer Eltigani, author of the forthcoming cookbook The Sudanese Kitchen. Multiple courses, unlimited house wine and vegetarian options are available, Buy tix
♫ WHAT NOW? Sessions: The Sifer, Sakinah Iman, Paco G Train Bandit @ Terra Firma (119 Ingraham St), 8pm, $5, Fusion of the Hip Hop cypher and the Jazz jam session. Emcees bring your bars. Singers bring your melodies. Musicians bring your instruments. Everyone bring your vibe and let’s rock out, RSVP
* Microdosing Workshop: Sacred Plants to Enhance Mind-Body-Spirit @ Narayana Integrative Center (191 Nassau Ave), 8:15pm, $20, Learn how you can feel better, increase energy, improve focus, inspire creativity, balance mood, relax, sleep well, and expand awareness with sacred plant microdosing, More info


THURSDAY 7/20

# American Food and Immigration Policy @ MOFAD (62 Bayard St), 6:30pm, $20, An evening of thought-provoking discussion, followed by an informal reception featuring light refreshments from Brooklyn Brewery and Sonia Perez, a street cart vendor and member of Street Vendor Project’s Leadership Council, More info
♦ Superhero Figure Drawing
@ Brooklyn Art Library (28 Frost St), 7pm, $10, Practice your cape drawing skills, with everything from pen to graphite — but leave your kryptonite at home, Buy tix
* 3D VHS Festival @ The City Reliquary (370 Metropolitan Ave), 7pm, $10, In the garden, the Museum of Interesting Things takes us back to a future that the past never saw coming! See excerpts from movies–not just on VHS, but 3D VHS, More info
♦ Jonathas de Andrade Presents Bodanzky and Senna’s Iracema @ Light Industry (155 Freeman St), 7:30pm, $8, Inspired by neorealism as well as the films of John Cassavetes and Jean Rouch, the directors constructed Iracema by enacting a road-movie scenario inside everyday settings, combining artifice and documentary to yield a richly atmospheric parable whose lessons still maintain a grim relevance, More info
♫ DJ Questlove Presents: Bowl Train @ Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Ave), 11:30pm, $10, Buy tix
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Alive with Art, Bad Film Fest, Greenpoint Cat Club, Kite Festival, EATshop — What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/17–5/23)

On June 3 & 4th, 400 local artists will open their doors to the public and showcase works and works in progress during this year’s Greenpoint Open Studios! Check out the the full schedule of events here!

 
There are more events in our weekly calendarSubmit Greenpoint events, too!

 
WEDNESDAY 5/17

♫ Sir Richard Bishop, Robert Millis, Ava Mendoza @ Park Church Co-Op (129 Russell St) 8pm, $12, Buy tix
=) Comedians You Should Know NYC @ The Gutter (200 North 14th St) 8:30pm, $5,A rotating roster of the very best stand-ups culled from all corners of the five boroughs. This week features, Roy Wood, Jr. (The Daily Show), Adrienne Iapalucci (David Letterman), Ryan Hamilton (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert), Kyle Ayers (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee), Jono Zalay (Comedy Central), and more, Buy tix Continue reading

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