Archive for the ‘2011 Summer Series’ Category

by Cressida Greening
August 4th, 2011

We spoke to filmmaker Martina Amati, whose beautifully composed ‘I Do Air’ we will be screening as part of our ‘Nothing As It Seems’ series this Friday at Solar One.

by Cressida Greening
August 3rd, 2011

Despite being only 9 minutes in length, ‘Disappearance’, which is being shown this Friday as part of our Nothing As It Seems series of shorts, packs every second with goosebump-inducing, spine-chillingness while maintaining an underlying sense of mystery throughout.

by Paris West
August 2nd, 2011

The Rural Route Film Festival Returns to Queens with screenings and personal appearances at Museum of the Moving Image, plus special events at Brooklyn Grange Farm & Socrates Sculpture Park, co-presented by Rooftop Films.

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 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 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 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. 

by Cressida Greening
July 21st, 2011

Julia Pott’s animated short, “Howard” tells the story of love gone cold. We spoke to Julia about hope, heartbreak and animal metaphors.

by Cressida Greening
July 21st, 2011

We met the Blaine Brothers; the filmmakers responsible for the hilarious “0507″, a sketch about the unforeseen perils of modern technology which will commence our “Hope and Heartbreak” series of shorts.

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