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Friday Aug 26th

doors at 7, films at 7:30pm

Cinema of Transgression

(co-programmed by Joshua Rievel & Justin Rhody)


NNC presents a collection of short films from the 1980's Cinema of Transgression / No Wave film movement. The term "Cinema of Transgression" was initially coined in a manifesto written by Nick Zedd (RIP 2022) & published in a 1985 issue of his zine, The Underground Film Bulletin. The film work is often aggressively confrontational & fiercely independent, created with a clear intention to shock & subvert traditional values. The night's program will include shorts by Tessa Hughes Freeland, Richard Kern, Vivienne Dick & Nick Zedd.

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Upcoming Events
(subject to change)

Fri Aug 26th - Cinema of Transgression / No Wave short films & videos by Tessa Hughes Freeland, Richard Kern, Vivienne Dick & Nick Zedd (co-programmed by Joshua Rievel & Justin Rhody)

Fri Sept 23rd - The short films of Dominic Angerame FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE (from San Francisco)

Fri Sept 30thMorgan Barnard expanded cinema performance & single-channel video FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE (from New Mexico)

Sat OCT 1st - OPENING RECEPTION for A New Mexican Burial (a solo exhibition of photographs by JC Gonzoon display through December.)

Fri NOV 4th  - OPEN SCREEN! An in-person screening open to all local filmmakers working in experimental, documentary, animation & personal filmmaking. (No promotional material or mainstream industry-aspiring work will be accepted.) Submissions open in October!

NOV 12th + 13th - FILM DIARY NYC 2.0  - A festival of experimental non-fiction films that capture the personal history and daily experiences of the filmmaker and the world they encounter. A showcase highlighting the most heartfelt but most overlooked cinema: diary films, home movies, and personal documentary. Call for submission now open!

Fri NOV 25th - The short films of ERIC LEISER - plus an analog laser illuminated transmission Agfa film hologram light show - FILMMAKER IN ATTENDANCE (from New York)

Dec 2nd + 3rd - IDA LUPINO 1949-1953 directorial showcase (2 days, 2 double features!)

JAN (exact date tba) - The home videos of NELSON SULLIVAN - Sullivan (1948 – 1989) was an American videographer who documented the art & club scenes of Downtown New York during the 1980s. His videos, recorded on early VHS technology with a handheld camcorder, chronicle both nightlife events & the everyday trials and tribulations of his friends, many of whom would become famous queer icons. Sullivan’s often-overlooked treasure trove of home video work is not only an amazing window into 80s queer New York, but also a pioneering body of work in the home video / diary filmmaking canon (some have called him the first ever vlogger). “If you really want to know what it was like in the 1980s in New York, you have to watch Nelson Sullivan’s videos.” –Marvin Taylor, NYU Fales Library and Special Collections --- “Nelson Sullivan’s camcorder videos of 1980s queer New York are a rare cultural treasure.” –Slate --- “He was our ambassador.” –RuPaul

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(flyers for past screenings)