What is Moviehouse?
Moviehouse is an interactive screening series featuring film and video work by the city's most intrepid moviemakers and performance artists. We project a curated show on alternative spaces throughout the city. At each screening we invite our audience into a salon-style dialogue among filmmakers, audience members and the wider community.
Why is Moviehouse?
Our main purpose is to foster connections through discussion of the issues raised by films. Through the exhibition of excellent work we hope to provide access to remarkable artists in a relaxed setting that encourages conversation, collaboration and community.
What Programs Does Moviehouse Present?
Moviehouse at 3rd Ward
The heart of Moviehouse is our monthly screening series at 3rd Ward: Brooklyn's affordable, high-end, multi-disciplinary, open source facility. Each night begins with the video rhythms of VJ Clay Franklin creating a conversational environment. Films are screened for 1/2 hour on a bent wall in a photo studio followed by an interactive discussion. Special screenings include the video work of musicians and dance choreographers followed by live performances from the artists.
Moviehouse at Sea
On October 16, Moviehouse sets sail on the Lilac Steamboat in the Hudson River with our friends at the Free Arts Society for a night of live aquatic projection and music.
In late 2009, we will invite three filmmakers to create silent films, then enable three composers to score a soundtrack for each film. The results will be screened at our April 2010 at 3rd Ward.
Next summer the handball courts of East Williamsburg will again come alive with outdoor screenings with our youth filmmaking partners at New Children/ New York. Both sides of the handball court will briefly become a small cinema with video project directly on the wall.
Moviehouse on India Street
Working with local filmmakers Moviehouse will document the creation of a public mural in Greenpoint in the summer of 2009. Six different filmmakers will follow the work of six different artists. The work was projected on the mural during a special screening that included four distinct places on the wall to view the videos.
Please consider giving a donation to Moviehouse by clicking here: fracturedatlas.org/donate/2670
Moviehouse is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions in behalf of Moviehouse may be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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