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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.

WHAT’S THAT FOR? An extended conversation with the Videofreex

WHAT’S THAT FOR? An extended conversation with the Videofreex
October 7, 8, and 9, 2016

The Interference Archive, in conjunction with the Videofreex, Jon Nealon and Jenny Raskin, are presenting a rare opportunity to engage with the seminal video collective. A part of the We Are What We Archive exhibition, which highlights artworks and artists contained in the Interference Archive collection, WHAT’S THAT FOR? is a three-day event of screenings and discussions designed to give people an opportunity to learn about and connect with the diverse activities of the Videofreex project members.

What is Wanted and What is Needed? A Screening & Discussion with Daniel Tucker on Election-Season Future Imaginaries

Saturday, April 2nd, 7pm

Artist, organizer and writer Daniel Tucker will be in town from Philadelphia to share his new feature-length video essay and mine the collection of Interference Archives to facilitate a discussion on the topic of Election-Season Future Imaginaries. This screening and discussion will locate itself initially in the 1970s during Ronald Reagan’s first Presidential run as an occasion to examine the emerging rhetoric of the future as articulated by Reagan in contrast with the futures that were projected by materials found in IA from that time through the present.

Film screening: I Heard it Through the Grapevine

Wednesday, April 13, 7pm

A personal essay film written by James Baldwin and directed by Dick Fontaine and Pat Hartley, I Heard It Through the Grapevine follows writer James Baldwin as he revisits the settings of civil rights struggles of the 1960s in the Deep South and reexamines the movement’s ideals twenty years later. Featuring Amiri Baraka and Chinua Achebe.

Film Program: Whose Native Land?

Thursday, March 10, 7pm

Join us for a special film program featuring award-winning documentary short Native New Yorker (2005) and classic American labor film Native Land (1942).

Film Screening: Comic Book Confidential (1988)

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
7pm

Film Screening: Comic Book Confidential (1988) A survey of the artistic history of the comic book medium and some of the major talents associated with it.

Featuring Lynda Barry, Charles Burns, Sue Coe, Robert Crumb, Will Eisner, Al Feldstein, Shary Flenniken, William M. Gaines, Bill Griffith, Jaime Hernadez, Jack Kirby, Harvey Kurtzman, Stan Lee, Paul Mavrides, Frank Miller, Victor Moscoso, Francaise Mouly, Dan O’Neill, Harvey Pekar, Gilbert Shelton, Spain, and Art Spiegelman.

Screening and Q&A: Miners Shot Down and Fallism in Contemporary South Africa

Sunday, February 21st, 2pm

Join us for this screening of Miners Shot Down, a documentary examining the wildcat strike that became South Africa’s first post-apartheid massacre, and a Q&A after with current organizers within South Africa’s student and labor movements.

NOW! Cinema Screening

Saturday, December 19th, 7:30 pm

Join us for a screening of short films by filmmakers who use their work to respond to the political struggles of our present moment. All films in the program were created in the aftermath of the death by police of 18 year old Michael Brown. Filmmakers in Attendance.

Film screening: Salt of the Earth (1954)

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7pm

Join us for a screening of landmark U.S. labor film Salt of the Earth (1954) where a largely Mexican American union overcomes court injunction to gain more equitable working and living conditions. Based on collaboration between the zinc miners whose experiences inspired the film and blacklisted Hollywood talent, it serves as both a rallying call for racial justice, gender equality, and labor activism, and a model for collaborative artistic practice.

Film Screening: Human Resources

Saturday, October 31, 2015
7–9pm

Join us this Halloween for the NYC premiere of corporate-horror movie Human Resources, followed by Q&A with the cast and crew.