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Film Screening: Citizen Provocateur

Friday, September 13, 7pm

This 2007 documentary follows some of the individuals whose lives were touched by “The Prison Show,” and follows the long journey Ray Hill made from surviving prison himself as a gay, white collar criminal to becoming an ACLU award-winning activist.

Film Screening: Oktay Ince and resisting with moving images in Turkey

Saturday, September 7, 7-9pm

A screening program of video-activist and documentary works, and videos from the current struggle of Oktay İnce, presented by belit sağ.

Documentary film screening of EMPIRE STATE RUMBLINGS & Report-back from the Freedom Bus Tour

Thursday, May 9th, 7pm-9pm. Free admission.
The first film to document the launch of the New York State Poor People’s Campaign, EMPIRE STATE RUMBLINGS tells the story of a new type of organizing seen through the eyes of four incredible women who participated in the intensity of the campaign’s beginnings. In English with Spanish subtitles.

A Century of Immigration on Film

Saturday, March 9th, 7:30pm.

Three Trembling Cities (Arthur Vince, 2017) is an intimate portrait of the inner lives and daily struggles of the immigrants who make NYC’s heart tremble with hope. The first season follows two fictional circles of immigrants as they juggle jobs, relationships, immigration issues, family expectations, and their own dreams. Their stories are intercut with non-fiction interviews with immigrants who’ve faced parallel issues. In The Immigrant (1917), Charlie Chaplin follows a pair of immigrants to America and chronicles the very tangible problems they face.

Conflict & Crisis in Myanmar

Saturday, February 9,
5-6:30pm

Join Interference Archive for a rare visit by someone deeply involved in the urgent struggle to for free speech and peaceful coexistence in South East Asia. Decades of Military domination are coming to an end but despite the Burmese government coming under partial civilian control under Aung San Suu Kyi, the space for civil society continues to shrink, along with its ability to manage ethnic & religious diversity. As is well-known, Burmese journalists are increasingly arrested on trumped up charges. The promise of democracy is fading & the international community appears either hapless or complicit in the persecution of Rohingya and other minorities, well known around the world, but largely denied in Myanmar (Burma) itself.

Free Education? Contemporary Struggles – Roundtables & Film Screening

Sunday, January 27,
2-6pm

Closing event for Free Education! The Free University of New York, Alternate U, and Learning Liberation. Includes screening of the episode Who Teaches Them? (1966) from the WGBH series Radical Americans; Wages for Students roundtable with George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, and Wilson Sherwin, moderated by Malav Kanuga and Jakob Jakobsen; and To Transform NYC, Start with CUNY – Free University of New York City roundtable.

Discussion and Screening: Mad Worlds by subMedia

Saturday, December 22, 7pm

In a world where everything seems upside down, what does it mean to be sane? Join Sascha DuBrul (co-founder of The Icarus Project and IDHA) for a screening of the new SubMedia video Mad Worlds (33min) and a facilitated discussion about how we can take better care of ourselves and each other in a crazy world.

Contemplating War and Peace: films and poetry for Veterans’ Day

Saturday, November 10, 7pm
The battles of our daily lives are fought with images. And the images we choose to create and consume define who we are as both individuals and as a society. This evening of films by Chris Benker, with poetry reading by Jerome Mazzaro, serves as an opportunity to contemplate the role of empathy as our only hope for a peaceful future.

Poetry and women’s theater at Free University of New York and Alternate U

Sunday, October 21, 3pm

An afternoon with Susan Sherman, Sue Perlgut and Miriam Frank, featuring the poetry and theater of women in FUNY and Alternate U.

Talk and Screening with Robert Machover and Norman Fruchter

Wednesday, October 17, 7-9pm

Filmmaking played an active role at the Free University of New York in 1965-66, as evidenced by the work of Norman Fruchter and Robert Machover. Interference Archive is thrilled to host these two filmmakers for the world premiere of Dog Burning at Noon (5 min), a short film produced collectively at FUNY as commentary on the Vietnam War, alongside a screening of excerpts of Troublemakers, a direct cinema-style documentary about living conditions in Newark and the young SDS organizers working with  people in Newark.