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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.

Film Screening: All Day All Week

Friday, October 23, 2015
7–9pm

On October 23, Interference Archive presents the non-fiction feature film, All Day All Week: An Occupy Wall Street Story, which tells the story of OWS from the perspective of those who lived it. Filmed by and in conversation with participants, the film offers a glimpse inside the daily life of occupation as well as reflections on the experience.

Film screening: the work of Santiago Álvarez

Wednesday, October 14
7pm

As part of the Armed By Design/El Diseño a las Armas exhibition, we are hosting a film night of the work of Santiago Álvarez.  Álvarez is best known for his energetic, montage-based cinematic broadsides of the 1960s that focused on imperialism and resistance to it.

Film Screening: Mexican Dream (Sueño Mexicano) and The Kelleys, filmmakers in attendance September 25, 7pm

MEXICAN DREAM is a film about the contradictions in the public discourse towards immigration. It is a story of economic desperation and societal alienation on both sides of the border: the people of Magdalena Peñasco in Oaxaca, Mexico, who go to Austin, Minnesota, to quarter pigs for Hormel Foods, the makers of Spam products. Communities change with migration, and in the process of adapting the old can sometimes not assimilate with the new. Filmmaker Jon and then-Ph.D. student Alex Euler document part of this uneasy transition.

Film Night: Positive Force—More Than a Witness

Friday August 21, 2015
7:30pm

Punk activist collective Positive Force DC emerged in 1985, rising from the creative, politically-charged ferment of DC punk’s Revolution Summer. Born in a dynamic local scene sparked by Bad Brains, Minor Threat, and Rites of Spring, a handful of young activists also drew inspiration from UK anarcho-punks Crass and the original “Positive Force” band Seven Seconds to become one of the most long-lasting and influential exponents of punk politics. This feature-length film by Robin Bell skillfully mixes rare archival footage with new interviews of key Positive Force activists.

Interference at MoRUS Film Fest

Friday, August 7, 2015
8pm

Interference Archive will present a screening as part of the Third Annual Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space Film Fest: I (HEART) NRCHY; Subversion & The City. This event brings together three short films that emerged out of community-based collaboration and organizing: Voces de Fillmore, Claiming Our Voice, and Falling.

Political Music Video Night

Wednesday July 29, 2015
7:30pm

We’ll hang out, watch, and discuss a great collection of politicized music videos that use varied approaches to how to represent politics, social engagement, and movements.

film screening: Working Slowly (Radio Alice)

Friday, July 17, 2015
7pm

As part of the exhibition …if a song could be freedom, we will be screening Working Slowly (Radio Alice), a film about Radio Alice, an Italian pirate radio station.

We Won’t Move Closing Party! Short Films and Discussion

Sunday, June 14, 4pm

Join us for an afternoon of short films about housing justice in NYC to celebrate the closing of this exhibition after a great three months!