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Bones of Contention: A Screening and Discussion

Tuesday, April 17, 7pm

Please join filmmaker Andrea Weiss and Paul Julian Smith, Distinguished Professor at the CUNY Graduate Center, for a screening and discussion of Weiss’s recent film, Bones of Contention (2017). Bones of Contention is the first nonfiction feature film to explore the theme of historical memory in Spain, focusing on the repression of lesbians and gays under Franquismo. Lining the roads of Spain, masked by miles and miles of pine trees, are unmarked graves in which over a hundred twenty thousand victims of the Franco regime are buried. Today the families of the desaparecidos lead a grassroots effort to uncover and identify the bones of their loved ones, despite opposition from the Spanish government.

“The Women’s Strike Goes On” Screening and Discussion

Saturday, April 21, 6pm

Join us for a special screening of “The Women’s Strike Goes On”, followed by a discussion. Our panel includes Magda Malin, Organizer of International Women’s Strike Poland; and Rosy Clark, pre-school teacher member of MORE and DSA, and speaker at the Washington Square Rally for International Women’s Day NYC. This film depicts the history of female employees of public nurseries in Poznan, which in 2011 began to fight the marginalization of women’s work.

Film screening: ANTIFA

Thursday, March 29, 7pm

Since the election of Donald Trump, acts of racist violence have proliferated across the United States. Racists and misogynists feel emboldened to express and act on their views. White nationalist groups and resurgent traditional white supremacist groups such as the Ku Klux Klan have used Trumps victory to gain new recruits. All that stands in their way are the groups of anarchists, communists, and socialists who have taken it upon themselves to prevent fascism from becoming a powerful political force in the United States. This film tells the story of what “Antifa” is and why people are using these tactics to confront racism and fascism in the US today.

Film Screening: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

A Collaboration with Occupy Kensington
Sunday, March 25, 7pm

Occupy Kensington is putting on a screening of “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” in belated honor of International Women’s Day.  We are excited to have as our special guests Jo Freeman, who is featured in the film and is an OK member. Jo is an icon of the feminist movement, and the author of The Bitch Manifesto. Don’t miss this timely film, which runs approximately 90 minutes. Jo will respond to our questions and comments at the end of the screening.

Breaking the Spell: film screening and discussion on video activism

Saturday, February 17, 2018
7pm

Breaking the Spell author Chris Robé presents a visual essay that documents the rise of video activism from the 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global battles against neoliberalism. Subjectivity itself becomes a key terrain of struggle as capitalism mines it through social media sites, cell phone technology, and new “flexible” work and living patterns. As a result, alternative media production serves a central location where new forms of collective resistance can be cultivated.

Film Screening: At The Top of Grasshopper’s Hill

Thursday, January 25, 7pm
With filmmaker Suneil Sanzgiri; discussion to follow with Carla Herrera-Prats

Organized in three chapters, this essayistic film examines overlapping narratives in Mexico City surrounding the Second French Empire’s invasion in Mexico in 1861 and the 1968 state-sponsored student massacre at Tlatelolco, tracing the densities and accruals of time, history, and memory, and the power structures and technologies that produce them as such.

Out in the Night Film Screening at the Lesbian Herstory Archives

September 10, at 7 pm

Interference Archive and the Lesbian Herstory Archives are offering a screening of the film Out in the Night. September 10, at 7 pm

Interference Archive and the Lesbian Herstory Archives are offering a screening of the film Out in the Night. September 10, at 7 pm

Interference Archive and the Lesbian Herstory Archives are offering a screening of the film Out in the Night. http://www.outinthenight.com/

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.