Sep
25
9:30 PM21:30

PENDA'S FEN

UK. 1974

DIR: A. CLARKE

Through a series of real and imagined encounters with angels, demons, and England's pagan past, a pastor's son begins to question his religion and politics, and comes to terms with his sexuality.

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Sep
27
8:15 PM20:15

L'AGE D'OR

FR. 1930

DIR: L. BUNUEL

A surrealist tale of a man and a woman who are passionately in love with each other, but their attempts to consummate that passion are constantly thwarted by their families, the Church, and bourgeois society. Co-written by Salvador Dali.

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Sep
28
8:15 PM20:15

DON'T BE AFRAID TO POGO

US. 2015

DIR: C. ASHFORD

This feature length documentary tells the story of 1970's punk band The Gears - in their own words. Rising as young boys and friends in North East Los Angeles these musicians self styled an infectious brand of surf/rockabilly/punk, which they still play today. "Don't Be Afraid To Pogo" chronicles singer Axxel G. Reese and The Gears' history in amazing detail, while allowing their stream-of-consciousness interviews to play out. Great archival footage and photos of this overlooked band, includes a wide variety of neighborhood contributors along the way- a rare event in the rock doc genre. Interviews with Freddie Cannon (Legendary rock singer), Mike Watt (Minutemen), Johnny Stingray (The Controllers/Kaos), Billy Bones (The Skulls), Steve Metz (Mad Society) Miss Mercy (GTO's) and East L.A. born artist Richard Duardo and watch for snippets of animation from low brow genius Kalynn Campbell. Heartfelt and respectful.

Q&A with the director after the film.

Buy tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dont-be-afraid-to-pogo-tickets-50015176740

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Sep
29
9:00 PM21:00

THE MAGIC CINEMA OF GEORGES MELIES with live music by REEL ORCHESTRETTE

FILMS:

The Untamable Whiskers (1904)

The Cook in Trouble (1904)

Tchin-Chao, the Chinese Conjurer (1904)

The Wonderful Living Fan (1904)

The Mermaid (1904)

The Living Playing Cards (1905)

The Black Imp (1905)

The Enchanted Sedan Chair (1905)

The Scheming Gamblers Paradise (1905)

The Hilarious Posters (1906)

The Mysterious Retort (1906)

The Eclipse (1907)

Good Glue Sticks (1907)

Long Distance Wireless Photography (1908)

The Impossible Voyage (1904)

Buy tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-magic-cinema-of-georges-melies-with-live-music-by-reel-orchestrette-tickets-49973696672

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Oct
13
12:00 PM12:00

MISKATONIC AT THE BROOKLYN HORROR FESTIVAL: Big Scares On the Small Screen: A Brief History of the Made-for-TV Horror Film

Miskatonic is proud to partner with the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival to present film scholar and archivist Amanda Reyes in person for a class on the Made-for-TV horror film. Please note this class is on a Saturday afternoon.

Although rarely held in high regard by critics, the made for television horror film remains an intriguing artifact of network programming. Any subgenre was up for grabs, and the output was disparate, vast, and surprisingly subversive, often producing a collective memory (or trauma, depending) shared by millions of viewers. Join us for a retrospective on the golden age of the telefilm and beyond. This event will be hosted by Amanda Reyes, editor and co-author of Are You in the House Alone? A TV Movie Compendium: 1964-1999.

The Brooklyn Horror Film Festival is a premier east coast genre festival that embodies the spirit of Brooklyn. Taking place in venues throughout the borough, we showcase the best new independent films, throw parties, host events, and more. http://brooklynhorrorfest.com

Buy tickets here:

https://www.goelevent.com/BHFF/e/MISKATONICBigScaresontheSmallScreen

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Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

THE GODZ - live performance with screening of THE PARTY IN TAYLOR MEAD'S KITCHEN

Jeffrey Wengrofsky opens his residency at Film Noir Cinema with an event pairing film and live musical performance.

He will present The Party in Taylor Mead's Kitchen, a short film featuring Beatnik and Warhol Superstar Taylor Mead that screened at DOC NYC, Boston LGBT Film Festival, Berkeley Video and Film Festival, and at London's Framestore Premiere Theater, among other fine locations.

This will be followed by a live performance by The Godz an original psychedelic/noise band from New York City. A major influence on Sonic Youth among others, The Godz released five mind-blowing albums on Bernard Stollman's legendary ESP-Disk label from 1966 to 1973.

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-godz-tickets-49015681222

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Nov
10
5:30 PM17:30

SCUMBAG with Q&A

US. 2017

DIR: M. ROBERGE

A young wannabe-superstar DJ, Phil, takes on a day job at a telemarketing company, working with crazy people, ex-prisoners, drug addicts and murderers. The time on his life begins to tick as he battles addiction, fights the law and tries to maintain the only sane thing left in his life, his girlfriend, Christine.

Q&A with director Mars Roberge after the film.

Buy tickets here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/scumbag-tickets-49014519748

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Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

STOREFRONT

US. 2017

DIR: S. LEWIS

A 1980's Brooklyn murder case is re-imagined as a lo-fi snuff with Elisa Matula, Sean Lewis, Seth Powers, John Morena and Edgar Oliver as Detective Solomon. Original Score by Eric Hoegemeyer. Photography by Hanna Husberg.

Q&A with director Sean Lewis after the film.

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Sep
18
10:00 PM22:00

NEKROMANTIK

GE. 1987

DIR: J. BUTTGEREIT

A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

THE MISKATONIC INSTITUTE OF HORROR STUDIES presents: Joe Coleman - Stealing Fire: The Mastery of the Outsider

There are those who have formally studied their craft—at Universities, though mentorship tin pursuit of a vocation through the brush, the scalpel; the camera. There are others that hone the craft as an Outsider, picking up the tools of the Masters to endeavor their own marks, without training guided only by the need to express and to make—to overturn rocks by hand and discover the forbidden.

Joe Coleman has been the Outsider—a Brooklyn artist, carny, once charged with harboring an “infernal device,” picked up these very tools of Creation—the pen and the brush—to create a maelstrom of images and words. He, possessed by arcane narratives, conjures his paintings as they unfold into tapestries of killers, sinners, self-portraits, counter culture saints and marytrs. His hand untrained but true.

There is an intersection, by accident or intent, where the Master and the Outsider create symbols and works that mirror. There are places where The Master is unsure to go but the Outsider without the boundaries of convention walks into dangerous territory where the soul is confronted and everything is changed and what is a dream and what is real is combined and elevated.

To understand this borderland we must compare objects and acts. And in this unique live conversation moderated by film writer and producer Heather Buckley, Joe Coleman will investigate a series of films and the ways that concepts of high and low art intersect in and around them. The first will be Gerald Kargl’s Angst (1983) and JohnParker’s Dementia aka Daughters of Horror (1955) —exploring the serial killer story. Godard’s Alphaville (1965) and Ed Wood Jr.’s Plan 9 From Outer Space (1959) —a comparison of cast and similar iconography over both works. Sam Peckinpah’s The Wild Bunch (1969) and Charles Brabin’s Beast of the City (1932) —a look at the depiction of violence; realism vs expressionism. And finally, an exploration of autopsy as performance and in cinema, the trained hand vs. the Outsider.

 

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