Vanessa Haroutunian does JOANIE4JACKIE | Godard’s EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF | GIMME THE LOOT
BASILICA SCREENINGS is a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings. Programmed by Basilica Hudson’s film curator Aily Nash, and creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone.
All films begin at 8 pm and are $5-10 sliding scale, unless otherwise noted.
BASILICA SCREENINGS: AUGUST
Thursday, August 8
Vanessa Haroutunian does JOANIE4JACKIE
Vanessa Haroutunian in person!
Thursday, August 15
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF, Jean-Luc Godard, 1980, 87 min.
Thursday, August 22
GIMME THE LOOT, Adam Leon, 2012, 81 min.
Adam Leon in person!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8
VANESSA HAROUTUNIAN DOES JOANIE4JACKIE
Vanessa Haroutunian in person! Q&A with Haroutunian following the screening.
PURE&MAGICALPUSSYPOWER, Vanessa Haroutunian, 2010, 38 min
A documentary on Joanie4Jackie, an all-girl video chain letter project started by Miranda July in 1995. Combining archival footage and raw interviews with punk and DIY techniques, Haroutunian uncovers the history of the project as well as the implications it has for girls and women in the field today. Includes interviews with Miranda July, Vanessa Renwick, Ed Halter and others and footage from over 50 Joanie4Jackie submission videos.
VANESSA’S J4J PICKS:
Screening of Joanie4Jackie chain letter submissions hand picked by Vanessa. Videos include teen made horror films, celebrity love letters, and psychedelic cable access adventures among many others. Made explicitly by badass girls and women, these videos are unlike any you’ve seen before and are not to be missed. TRT: 45 minutes
THURSDAY, AUGUST 15
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
Jean-Luc Godard, 1980, 87 min
“Even After 30 Years, the Film of the Moment,” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times, Nov. 2010.
“Godard’s brilliant new comedy…a stunning, original work… breathtakingly beautiful and often very funny… I trust it will outlive us all.” – Vincent Canby, The New York Times, Oct. 1980.
Godard called Every Man For Himself his second first film. Superbly acted and an inventive parody of modern life, the film revolves around three characters who are romantically intertwined and all at turning points in their lives. The all-star cast features Isabelle Huppert as a country girl who moves to the city to become a prostitute; Nathalie Baye as a woman who gives up her city job to pursue an idyllic life in the country; and Jacques Dutronc as a television director, separated from his wife and daughter, and at the end of his tether. Sexually frank, emotionally wistful and visually refined, Every Man For Himself focuses on recognizable urban types grappling with midlife crises and existential ennui.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 22
GIMME THE LOOT
Adam Leon, 2012, 81 min
Adam Leon in person! Q&A with Leon following the screening.
“A uniquely fresh, affectionate and downright huggable debut feature,” – Mark Olsen, LA Weekly
Malcolm and Sofia are the most determined teenage graffiti-writers in the Bronx. But when a rival gang buffs their latest masterpiece, they hatch a plan to get their revenge by planning the ultimate graffiti tag – to “bomb” the Mets’ home run apple. The only hitch is that they need to raise $500 to pull off their spectacular scheme. Over the course of two whirlwind, sun-soaked summer days, Malcolm and Sofia travel on an epic urban adventure involving black market spray cans, illicit bodegas, stolen sneakers, a high stakes heist, and a beautiful, stoned girl whose necklace is literally their key to fame. Gimme the Loot is the charming, funny, daring story of two taggers that will do anything to become the biggest writers in the city. Official selection at Cannes and winner of the Grand Prize at SXSW.