Archive for July 2011

by Cressida Greening
July 31st, 2011

Screened on Saturday at our Kill Screen event, “8BITS” is a short film which uses iconic videogame imagery and subverts them; questioning pervasive conceptions of the place of gaming in popular culture. Before the screening we had a chance to speak to the team behind 8BITS; it turned out to be very enlightening.

by Cressida Greening
July 31st, 2011

Last Thursday the guys from the Millennium Wrestling Federation launched a full-on invasion of Crown Vic and gave us a dose of live pro-wrestling and a stone cold kick in the teeth to any one who ever said pro-wrestling was fake. It got real. Something tells me Brooklyn will never be quite the same.

by Paris West
July 29th, 2011

Gear up for a free screening of “Iron Man 2″ at Coney Island’s Flicks On The Beach as part of the EPIX Movie Free-For-All.

by Sheila Maria Lobo
July 29th, 2011

A hunter and a bear were in love, but now the bear no longer loves the hunter. Bear_Untitled, Christen Bach’s animated short takes an ironic approach to heartbreak that says quite a bit about real love in just a minute of 8-bit monotone. We spoke to Christen regarding how he conceived his intriguing work, and the relevance of video game aesthetics in deeply impassioned contexts.

by Chantel Elassaad
July 28th, 2011

I’m a child of the early 80’s so by default, I was a child of the WWF generation.  For as long as I can remember watching wrestling was a huge part of my media consumption, and I guess I never really stopped watching. Strangely, it’s always been a part of my life, even subconsciously. For [...]

by Cressida Greening
July 27th, 2011

EPIX Movie Free-For-All is giving you yet another dose of amazing movies outside…this week they’re showing The Good, The Bad, The Weird and Arthur.

by Cressida Greening
July 25th, 2011

We spoke to director Robert Greene, whose documentary “Fake It So Real” will be screened this Thursday at Crown Vic, about how he came to make the film and why he believes pro-wrestling is so often over looked as both an art form and a sport.

by Lela Scott MacNeil
July 22nd, 2011

Fake It So Real is coming to Rooftop Films….

by Paris West
July 22nd, 2011

EPIX Free-For-All continues with a screening of the seminal 1980s’s action movie “Top Gun” at Coney Island.

by Cressida Greening
July 21st, 2011

CHRISTEENE has been characterized as being a sexually infused sewer of live rap and vile shamelessness, capable of adapting amazingly well to all styles of music. We talk to the man that introduced her to the world. 

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