Cinema 16 benefit screening for Millennium Film Workshop
Cinema 16 presents an evening of avant-garde films with live musical scores in encore performances from past Cinema 16 events, in an evening to benefit the esteemed media arts center, Millennium Film Workshop.
The evening will include Brooklyn-based, minimal synth trio FORMA (Mark Dwinell, Sophie Lam, George Bennett) performing to Maya Deren's "At Land," Brooklyn-based sound artist NICK YULMAN with the 1927 film by Charley Bowers "A Wild Roomer," ABLEHEARTS (Brooklyn sound and video artist THOMAS ARSENAULT) performing to Kihachiro Kawamoto's "Dojoji Temple," and singer and artist JOSEPH KECKLER with Busby Berkeley's "Gold Diggers" of 1935
Melding the worlds of art, music, and film, curator Molly Surno aims to recreate the silent film era, and resurrect the communal performance experience. Bands are invited to compose a musical score in order to modernize the tradition of a live music accompanying films during the 1920s. Cinema 16 initially began in 1947 as a New York based avant-garde film society; now over four decades later, Surno is bringing the spirit of Cinema 16 back to be experienced by a new generation of filmgoers.
The Millennium Film Workshop is dedicated to the exhibition, study, and practice of experimental cinema. It is now in its 44th consecutive year of operation as a world-renowned center for non-commercial film/video artists and their audiences. The organization boasts an alumni of accomplished film artists who started their careers at Millennium, including Hollis Frampton, Jennifer Reeves, Lewis Klahr, Kathryn Bigelow, Bill Morrison, Su Friedrich, and Todd Haynes. In addition, many of the most accomplished avant-garde filmmakers of the last four decades have showcased their newest work at Millennium. This list includes Stan Brakhage, Kenneth Anger, Carolee Schneeman, Valie Export, Paul Sharits, Jon Jost, Abigail Child, Yvonne Rainer, Michael Snow, Malcolm Le Grice, Yvonne Rainer, Jack Smith, Bruce Conner, and Robert Breer, among many others.
Don't miss this extraordinary one night event.
Millennium Film Workshop
66 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|