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Film Screening: Eat Your Children

Saturday, August 19, 7pm

Join us for a screening of Eat Your Children followed by a conversation with filmmaker Treasa O’Brien.

Eat Your Children is a provocation, an inside-out activist film, a film that attempts to document the invisible. It is a road-trip quest by two friends who emigrated from Ireland during the financial crash of 2008 and who have now returned to probe Ireland’s so-called acceptance of debt and austerity.

Born In Flames Movie Night

Thursday, August 3rd, 7:30pm

Movie night at the archive! Join us for a showing of director Lizzie Borden’s 1983 film Born in Flames. Bring snacks if you like!

Film Screening and Discussion: Presumed Innocent (1979)

August 5, 7pm

Join us for a critical look at Rikers Islands’ detention facilities, through the lens of both historic film and as well as the current organizing work of the Close Rikers Campaign. Filmed in the late 1970s inside the House of Detention for Men (HDM) on Rikers Island, Presumed Innocent (1979, Claude Beller and Stefan Moore) was created to provide a critical look at pre-trial detention conditions through the viewpoint of inmates, guards, judges, lawyers and other criminal justice officials. Following a screening of the film, the audience will have an opportunity to engage in conversation with filmmaker Claude Beller and a member of the Close Rikers Campaign for a discussion of historic and current work to raise awareness of conditions on Rikers Island.

When We Fight Back: Resistance, Survival, and Risk

Thursday, July 20, 7pm

Join us for a screening of a series of short films on the options, resources and risks that people face when resisting sexual and gender violence, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Third World Newsreel and concurrent with the exhibition Take Back the Fight: Resisting Sexual Violence from the Ground Up.

Film screening: Finally Got the News

Saturday, May 6, 7pm

Produced in 1970 as a collaboration between Newsreel filmmakers and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Finally Got the News paints a picture of race, class, and labor issues in Detroit while exemplifying the ways cinema at the time was used by filmmakers as a means for liberation and a tool for worker struggles. This film screening accompanies Interference Archive’s public exhibition of the same name. We will be joined by Stewart Bird, one of the Newsreel filmmakers involved in this production, as well as by Chris Robé, author of “Detroit Rising: The League of Revolutionary Black Workers, Newsreel, and the Making of Finally Got the News”.

Film Screening: EL PUEBLO SE LEVANTA and A LUTA CONTINUA

Sunday, May 14, 7pm

Celebrate the closing of our current exhibition with us as we watch these two amazing films!

Produced in 1971, El Pueblo Se Levanta portrays the racial discrimination, deficient community services, and poor education and job opportunities faced by Puerto Rican communities in the United States. This film focuses on the community of East Harlem and is narrated by the people it portrays, capturing the compassion and militancy of the Young Lords as they implemented their own health, educational, and public assistance programs and fought back against social injustice.

We will watch this film in conversation with A Luta Continua (1972), which records Mozambican guerillas fighting colonialism in the liberated areas of Mozambique. Filmed by African American lawyer Robert Van Lierop in solidarity with FRELIMO, A Luta Continua gives voice to similar demands for health care, education reform, and gender equality that we hear from the Young Lords in El Pueblo Se Levanta.

sub.Media: ITEOTWAWKIAIFF retrospective

Wednesday, May 3, 7pm

Last December, sub.Media shocked their fans, when they announced that they were pulling the plug on their flagship project “It’s the End of the World as We Know it and I Feel Fine” or ITEOTWAWKIAIFF.
Join us of a retrospective of the best clips from this anarchist video project, and speak directly with one of the show’s creators.

Film screening: People’s Firehouse #1 and Voces de Fillmore

Saturday, March 18, 7-9pm

As part of our reflection on the power of community media making alongside the Finally Got the News exhibition, we are excited to partner with Third World Newsreel for a screening of People’s Firehouse #1 (1979) and Voces de Fillmore (2016). Filmmaker Teresa Basilio will join us to introduce Voces de Fillmore, and to participate with the audience in a conversation about the power communities have to shape their neighborhoods, as well as the potential of community media making to tell the stories of current organizing work.

NOW! Journal presents: Shut It Down!

December 20, 7:30 – 10:30pm

An evening of radical cinema, radical discussion, and radical organizing. A screening of short films by filmmakers who use their work to respond to the political struggles of our present moment.

Curated by: Alex Johnston, Kelly Gallagher, Travis Wilkerson, Kelly Sears, Christopher Harris

Film screening: Joanie4Jackie4Ever

November 4, 7pm and November 5, 7pm

Interference Archive, as part of the exhibition We Are What We Archive, presents Joanie4Jackie4Ever, two nights of screenings and discussions focussed on the Joanie4Jackie project. Joanie4Jackie is a low-fi VHS distribution project of short work by women. Born out of the 1990s cultural movement of Riot Grrrl conventions, punk music, and cheap fanzine production, Joanie4Jackie was developed before the internet and before peer-to-peer file exchange.