October - CINEMA ISN'T I SEE BUT I FLY (Films from Squeaky
The intrepid programmer of Buffalo's Squeaky Wheel, Ghen Dennis,
returns to NYC with a program of her own Kodachrome-as-B/W Super-8mm
films and a selection of small-to-medium gauge Arcana films by Buffalo
filmmakers. "Smeared and silvery non-direct cinematic portraiture,
architecture, surveillance and camouflage." Films by: Ghen Dennis,
Bernie Roddy, Gail Mentlik and possibly Eve Heller, Lawrence Brose,
Stephanie Gray or Barbara Lattanzi.
10 October - SPATIAL ENIGMAS AND PEOPLE'S
ENIGMAS (or, The Cinema According to Vincent Grenier)
"What is intended and what is actually expressed or what appears
to be intended and what one makes of it, what a viewer's perceptions
and assumptions are what can be done to shift and challenge them;
these are some of the questions that lurks behind the making of
my pieces." Vincent Grenier visits NYC with a selection of his films,
poetic investigations of the world we see and the one that envelops
us. Films will include: While Revolved (1976), ID Milton (1988),
Brendan's Cracker (1999), World in Focus (1976), D'Apres Meg (1982)
and Shut Up Barbie (1974).
17 October - TO HELL WITH THE G.O.P. / POLL
Dennis Nyback triumphantly returns to the RBMC with a special pre-election
program of secret Republican propaganda films from 1940 to 1980.
Hoist the Republicans on their own Petards in rare films that they
made themselves. Hilarious, brilliant, scary. Start with a pathetic
attempt to smear Franklin Roosevelt in 1940. Watch them try to give
Hell to Harry Truman. Witness the I Like Ike frenzy. See Nixon take
on Kennedy. Goggle at their attempt to scare America into loving
Big Business in the 1974 film The Day Business Died. Finish with
the 1980 diatribe meant only for rich, rightwing wackos, ATTACK
ON AMERICA, which warns the filthy rich that if they don't give
till it hurts Jimmy Carter will stay in power and allow Fidel Castro
to arm Central America so he can achieve his ultimate goal THE INVASION
OF THE UNITED STATES! The program begins with the amazingly topical
1933 cartoon BETTY BOOP FOR PRESIDENT, and will continue with a
top secret short subject. There will be time for discussion afterward
in which any defender of any presidential candidate will be allowed
to address the crowd. A Democracy demands an informed electorate.
Learn from the past - apply to today.
24 October - NEW YORK DEBUTANTES
"A long journey begins with the first step." - Mao The RBMC presents
a special showcase of early films by recent New York filmmakers.
Many of these films were previously shown at Ocularis's Open Zone,
The Secret Life of Anthology Film Archives and Jeanne Liotta's handmade
film class. Filmmakers include: Marian Saint-Laurent, Marianne Shaneen,
Karyn Riegel, Gregogy Baird, Erica Peek, Andrew Lampert, Amy Granat,
Moira Tierney, Masha Godovannaya, Christina Zani and more. Suprises
are to be expected.
31 October - NO MOVIES TONIGHT
Just like it says.