Everything is better with cats. There was some interest at the Ice Cream Social to attend this. Who wants to go? FWIW, "early bird" ticket pricing ends August 1st for the $10 tickets. After that they go up to $15. More info here: http://www.catfestmn.com
My sister Tess Martin (MeFi's own) is launching her new non-profit arts booster organization this Friday: Haptic Animation Amplifier. She's curated a Pacific Northwest Animation Showcase at the NorthWest Film Forum on Capitol Hill this week, and on Friday the animation fun will culminate with her launch party at 6 PM. This event is free and open to the public and will feature fun animation stations for adults to get their artistic and silly groove on. Libations available. [more inside]
Satyajit Ray's Apu Trilogy was recently restored and is currently showing at the E Street Cinema. On Saturday, June 27, I'm going to do a triple feature, starting at 4:30 PM and finishing just shy of midnight. Do any DC-area MeFites have the interest and gluteal fortitude to join me?
Come and see some great short films from around the world. We're showing Luke Wilson's wonderful SATELLITE BEACH, which will appeal to NASA nerds. We're also showing STEWART, a Tasmanian short about a man who has a bromance with an abandoned shopping cart. Plus six more. Full lineup here. Tickets are $12 (cash) $13 (credit card) at the door. Sorry no debit!
Join us for our 11th quarterly screening of short films from Canada and around the world. This one is our most summer blockbustery screening yet, with lots of monsters and stuff. [more inside]
A themed programme of Spanish science-fiction short films from Nacho Vigalondo (TIMECRIMES, EXTRATERRESTRIAL), Chema García Ibarra, Alex Pastor (CARRIERS), Alberto Gonzalez Vazquez, and Pablo Larcuen. Robots from space, invisible friends, transformations, space-time anomalies, even the end of the world! Come and join us! [more inside]
A rare screening of this amazing film, featuring dancers from the New York City Ballet performing Jerome Robbins' 1958 "ballet in sneakers" in actual New York City locations. Won the Audience Award at SXSW Film Festival. FB RSVP page: https://www.facebook.com/events/331341003668507/ [more inside]
Quarterly screening of the best short films from around the world. Programme is available at our website: http://shortsnotpants.wordpress.com/. There will be popcorn! Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance here: http://guestli.st/150600 IMPORTANT: Admittance is restricted to those 18 and over only. Sorry kids!
Next Sunday (March 3) the Roxie (16th and Mission) is screening the rarely-seen pre-code classic "Shanghai Express"- directed by Joseph Von Sternberg and starring the incomparable Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong. Meetup fun could occur before, after, and during, depending on preferences. [more inside]
Ebertfest 2013 is taking place from Tuesday, April 17 through Sunday, April 21. I know of at least one MeFite aside from myself who went last year, but other than that it was the kind of place where MeFites and MeFiteEsques abounded. Anybody else going? Anybody else from the area want to meet up? [more inside]
Quarterly screening of the best short films from around the world. [more inside]
I've been running this quarterly screening series of short films since 2009, but only took it public this January. We screen the Future Shorts (UK) "pop-up" festival program plus I add a few more. More info at http://shortsnotpants.wordpress.com and tickets at http://guestli.st/107067. Advance tickets are $8 or you can pay $10 at the door.
Q: Hey feistycakes, what do you want to do for your b-day this year? A: Put a head on a stick and have a party! [more inside]
Heads Up, an exhibition that brings together diverse artists from across the county, all hand picked for being outstanding in their own fields. Exhibition runs from Saturday 19th until Sunday 27th May, open 10.30am-6pm (closed Monday 21st). [more inside]
Who's up for a drink followed by some Lovecraftian horror? Whisperer in Darkness is coming to the Seattle International Film Festival, with showings on June 3 at midnight and on June 5 at 9 - rather boringly I favour the 9 o'clock showing as I have to bve tucked up in bed by midnight but I am open to arguments.
All 6-7 hours of Matthew Barney's CREMASTER CYCLE, complemented by psychotronic DJing by Matthew from Chicago noisemongers RUNNING and yours truly. Poster here! [more inside]
Dig up your old home movies to bring and show, or just come and watch other peoples' films! This year Los Angeles has two venues for showcasing home movies: 8mm, 16mm, Super8 can be screened at the Echo Park Film Center, while VHS movies can be shown in Culver City at the Mayme Clayton Library. Here is more info about the Los Angeles events. [more inside]
A documentary about giant roadside attractions. [more inside]
Another night at the movies brought to you by Chicago's most secret once-a-week motion picture venue. This week we've got two musicals on 35mm, The Littlest Rebel (1935) and Poor Little Rich Girl (1936) - plus a short, "The Pie Covered Wagon" (1932). [more inside]
...at Bank of America Cinema, Chicago's most secret once-a-week motion picture venue. Currently run by myself, goatdog, and some guy who hates the internet. This week's film is a British noir featuring weird psychodrama and drunken jazz dancing, among other things. It is unavailable on DVD. Also, our popcorn and candy are dirt cheap. [more inside]