[THE ROBERT BECK MEMORIAL CINEMA PRESENTS ][JULY 2000]
July - WHAT HAVE YOU GAINED IN MAKING ME YOUR SCREEN? *SPECIAL
6pm EARLY SHOW*
McClure (NYC) presents a special 6pm early screening on the first
American holiday. "The subject - one of the mortal sins - is perhaps
best left for the imagination or subconscious to contextualize. Suicide
- sensational - has the allure of the snuff film without the comforting
thought that the condemned is involuntarily given the starring role.
According to Dante, the violent against themselves occupy Canto 8
of the 34 that comprise the Inferno. Positioned across the river of
boiling blood there is a wood, the trees of which encase the souls
of those who destroyed their substance. 'Question him for my part
/ on whatever you think I would do well to hear; / I could not, such
compassion chokes my heart.'" The screening will be followed by a
walk to 10-23 Jackson Ave, Queens (Vernon-Jackson on the 7 train)
to watch the pyrotechnics from the rooftop.
|11 July - GIANTS
presents films and videos accompanied live by Ron Mazurek on "electronics."
Attempts to reconcile representational and abstract images and structure,
Biermann's films teeter on the friendly chasm betwixt the lyrical
and the structural. He will show his new tape THE HOBGOBLIN OF LITTLE
MINDS as well as the even newer DISSONANCES, plus the epic GIANTS
OF THE SEA, among others.
|18 July - RIP
PAUL BARTEL (1938-2000)
A tribute to the late and lamented character actor and great Z director
Paul Bartel, born and died in Greater New York. Best known for DEATHRACE
2000 and EATING RAOUL, Bartel appeared in countless films, including
Almeryeda's recent HAMLET. Tonight we'll watch his brilliant 1969
film THE SECRET CINEMA, remade in inferior fashion for Spielberg's
AMAZING STORIES in 1986. The paranoid nightmare that THE TRUMAN SHOW
wanted to be, THE SECRET CINEMA is one of the most extraordinary shorts
you'll ever see. And it'll be followed by more Bartel for his fans...
This is the first of an impending series of tribute shows to recently
departed filmmakers of note, drawn from the collection of the Film-makers'
Cooperative, the proceeds of which will help maintain their films.
|25 July - A MYOPIC
HISTORY OF ANIMATION
David Nevarrez (NYC), an RBMC regular, presents a brief overview of
the animated cinema in its more esoteric incarnations, unsing examples
culled from its long and variegated history on Europe and North America.
David expects the program to be light on Walt.
on Tuesday nights at 9pm UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED!!!!! at Collective
Unconscious 145 Ludlow St., NYC $5 Admission
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