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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.

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.