Basilica Tickets

BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE TICKETS NOW ON SALE

BASILICASCOPE: WEEKEND FILM FESTIVAL RUNS SEPT. 19 + 20

Featured Filmmaker Alex Cox
Straight to Hell Returns | Walker | Repo Man
Presented in association with Rooftop Films

Film_654w_RepoMan_original

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, SEPT 19 & 20
ALEX COX PRESENT FOR Q&A + DISCUSSION
TICKETS | $10/screening + $25 for all three with popcorn!

BasilicaScope, in its second year, runs Sept 19 & 20, 2014, and dedicates its entire run to Alex Cox with his cult classics Repo Man, Straight to Hell Returns, and Walker. A visionary filmmaker who made the 1980s all the more bearable for us, Cox masterfully used pinpoint satire and a rambunctious stable of actors to illuminate the sleazy politics of the era. Cox will be live in Hudson for the Festival.

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets online and are $10 a screening or $25 for all three with popcorn.

BASILICASCOPE LINE-UP:

Friday, September 19, 8 PM
STRAIGHT TO HELL RETURNS (Directors Re-Cut), 2010, 91 min.
// with extended Q&A //

Saturday, September 20, 7 PM
WALKER, 1987,  94 min
// with extended Q&A //

Saturday, September 20, 10 PM
REPO MAN, 1984, 92 min
// 30th Anniversary Showing! //


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 8 PM
STRAIGHT TO HELL RETURNS (Directors Re-Cut), 2010, 91 min.
// with extended Q&A //

“Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell Returns is a slightly tweaked re-release of his 1987 cult-classic, punk rock, Spaghetti Western comedy, Straight to Hell. Cox, never a director to shy away from a challenge, co-wrote the script with Dick Rude, who also steps into the role of Willy, one of a trio of ne’er-do-wells that also include Simms (played by Joe Strummer) and Norwood, whose shoes are filled by Sy Richardson, a tremendously underappreciated actor who should be getting a cut of royalty checks from Samuel L. Jackson, whose cool, no-nonsense routine is very reminiscent of Richardson’s style, especially in this film. Also along for the ride is Courtney Love as Norwood’s pregnant girlfriend, Velma. Following an unseen bank robbery, our heroes quickly find themselves seeking refuge from the their criminal boss, Mr. Dade (Jim Jarmusch) in a dirty town straight out of any cheaply made Spaghetti Western of the 60s or 70s.”  – DVD Talk


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 7 PM
WALKER, 1987,  94 min
// with extended Q&A //

A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Walker tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune, and for several years dictator of Nicaragua. Made with mad abandon and political acuity—and the support of the Sandinista army and government during the Contra war—the film uses this true tale as a satirical attack on American ultrapatriotism and a freewheeling condemnation of “manifest destiny.” Featuring a powerful score by Joe Strummer and a performance of intense, repressed rage by Harris, Walker remains one of Cox’s most daring works. – Criterion Collection


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 10 PM
REPO MAN, 1984, 92 min
// 30th Anniversary Showing! //

“Repo Man” is one of those movies that slips through the cracks and gives us all a little weirdo fun. It is the first movie I know about that combines (1) punk teenagers, (2) automobile repossessors, and (3) aliens from outer space. This is the kind of movie that baffles Hollywood, because it isn’t made from any known formula and doesn’t follow the rules. – Roger Ebert


About Featured Filmmaker, Alex Cox
Alex Cox is a British film director, screenwriter, actor, and nonfiction author noted for his idiosyncratic style and approach to scripts. His credits include Repo Man (1984), Sid and Nancy (1986), Straight to Hell (1986), Walker (1987), Highway Patrolman (1991), Revengers Tragedy (2002) and Searchers 2.0 (2007). He has worked in Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, Holland, and Japan, and screened films in and out of competition at Venice, Cannes, Berlin, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Toronto and other festivals. His scripts and materials are archived at the National Media Museum in Bradford, England. He studied at Worchester College, Oxford; Bristol University; and UCLA, and he taught film production and screenwriting at the University of Colorado. Alex Cox has also directed documentaries (including a biography of Kurosawa and a homage to the Emmanuelle films), shorts, music videos, political election broadcasts, and stage plays. He is the author of two film-related books, X Films (about making ten of his independent features) and Ten Thousand Ways to Die (a chronological history of the Italian Western). He is working on a third film book, also about Westerns, and writes regularly for The Guardian and for Film Comment. He recently completed a documentary, Scene Missing (about the making of Dennis Hopper’s legendary unseen film, The Last Movie), and is preparing to shoot a feature adaptation of Harry Harrison’s science fiction novel, Bill: The Galactic Hero. Further info at www.alexcox.com

About Visiting Programmer, Mike Plante
Mike Plante has been a film festival programmer since 1993, including at CineVegas and Sundance since 2001. He started Cinemad Magazine in 1998 to cover experimental filmmakers and character actors. Cinemad continues today as a blog and podcast at IBlameSociety.com. As a producer he has helped make the short film series Lunchfilm (films made for the cost of a lunch) and Orbitfilm (shorts made with footage from NASA) and feature documentaries, including Scrap Vessel (2009), Be Like An Ant (2011) and the upcoming Giuseppe Makes A Movie (2014).

About BasilicaScope
BasilicaScope digs into the visceral aspects of motion pictures by celebrating films that explore the furthest extremes—from remote landscapes, unconventional perspectives, fanatic personalities, radical examinations of film’s materiality, to the blood and emotion that create it. BasilicaScope presents extraordinary films during its weekend-long summer festival in a reclaimed 19th century factory. From lo-fi to hi-fi to sci-fi and nothing in between.

Last years’ Scope took place in July and included notable directors Charlie Ahearn, Jem Cohen, Denis Côté, and Deborah Stratman as well as Jacqueline Goss. Also in appearance was Gaby Hoffman who starred alongside Michael Cera in Crystal Fairy and the Magical Cactus (2013).

Programmed by Mike Plante, Sundance Film Festival programmer and founder of Cinemad, Basilica Hudson’s creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone, and film curator Aily Nash, whose programs have screened at MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Anthology Film Archives.

Basilica Screening Series
BasilicaScope is a continuation of Basilica Hudson’s commitment to bring more film to Hudson, with a weekly film Screenings Series. Basilica Screenings is a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, 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, Basilica Screenings runs from June through October.

Click here for more info on upcoming Basilica Screenings.

BasilicaScope is presented in association with Rooftop Films.

rooftop-films

 

 

 

 


 

BASILICASCOPE: THIS COMING WEEKEND!

JULY 18-21 | Buy Weekend Passes for BasilicaScope 2013

POSTCARD_FINALBACK

++++++++

TO LOOK IS TO LABOR held over!- July 18-21 – exhibition with work by Harun Farocki, Lucy Raven and Andrew Norman Wilson. Co-presented by CCS Bard/Basilica Hudson, and curated by Olga Dekalo and Aily Nash.

BASILICASCOPE digs into the visceral aspects of motion pictures by celebrating films that explore the furthest extremes—from remote landscapes, unconventional perspectives, fanatic personalities, radical examinations of film’s materiality, to the blood and emotion that create it. BasilicaScope presents extraordinary films during its weekend-long summer festival in a reclaimed 19th century factory.

Click Here for More Info!

BASILICASCOPE 2013

FROM LO-FI TO HI-FI TO SCI-FI AND NOTHING IN BETWEEN.

PostcardFront-Web

(poster design by Adrian Kolarczyk)

JULY 18-21 | Buy tickets for Basilica Scope 2013

Basilica Hudson presents it’s first annual film festival, BASILICASCOPE.

Filmmakers in attendance: Charlie Ahearn / Jem Cohen / Denis Côté / Jacqueline Goss / Gaby Hoffmann (actress, Crystal Fairy) / Deborah Stratman

BASILICASCOPE digs into the visceral aspects of motion pictures by celebrating films that explore the furthest extremes—from remote landscapes, unconventional perspectives, fanatic personalities, radical examinations of film’s materiality, to the blood and emotion that create it. BasilicaScope presents extraordinary films during its weekend-long summer festival in a reclaimed 19th century factory.

A special double feature with two films by Charlie Ahearn include the new documentary Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer and, on its 30th anniversary, the classic Wild Style. Festival partner Artists Public Domain will present a free, late night screening of this seminal hip-hop film.

THE FULL LINE UP:
THURSDAY, JULY 18 – Opening Night

8pm – THE OBSERVERS, Jacqueline Goss, 2011, 67 min

FRIDAY, July 19

6:00 pm – O’ER THE LAND, Deborah Stratman, 2009, 52 min, 16mm
& FROM HETTY TO NANCY, Deborah Stratman, 1997, 44 min, 16mm

8:15 pm – JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER, Charlie Ahearn, 2012, 81 min

10:30 pm – WILD STYLE, Charlie Ahearn, 1983, 82 min – FREE SCREENING (Courtesy of APD and MusicBox)

SATURDAY, July 20

5:00 pm – BENJAMIN: SMOKE, Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen, 2000, 75 min
preceded by New Shorts by Jem Cohen

7:30 pm – BESTIAIRE, Denis Côté, 2012, 72 min

9:30 pm – CRYSTAL FAIRY, Sebastian Silva, 2013, 100 min, with actress Gaby Hoffmann in attendance

11:30 pm – TV CARNAGE and DJ DANIEL BUNNY After Party – FREE

SUNDAY, July 21
1:00 pm – MONTREAL MATINEE:
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI, Chris Lavis & Maciek Szczerbowski, 2007, 17:15 min
& BESTIAIRE, Denis Côté, 2012, 72 min (Courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada)

4:00 pm – JAMEL SHABAZZ STREET PHOTOGRAPHER, Charlie Ahearn, 2011, 74 min

+ TO LOOK IS TO LABOR – an exhibition of moving image work by Harun Farocki, Lucy Raven and Andrew Norman Wilson. Co-presented by CCS Bard/Basilica Hudson, and curated by Olga Dekalo and Aily Nash. Open during festival hours from July 18-21.


Programmed by Mike Plante, Sundance Film Festival programmer and founder of Cinemad, Basilica Hudson’s creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone, and film curator Aily Nash, whose programs have screened at MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Anthology Film Archives.

All Individual Films $10 – Tickets Available at the Door
Sunday Matinee is FREE for kids under 12
Weekend Passes available here:

Basilica is pleased to announce a partnership with Artists Public Domain, a New York based non-profit production and distribution company.  The partnership includes a collaboration with Cinema Conservancy, the releasing program of APD, which helps to ensure the legacy and public availability of crucial work of American Independent cinema, including Jamel Shabazz Street Photographer.  Previous Cinema Conservancy releases include Nothing But a ManLittle Fugitive and The Color Wheel. APD recent productions include TowheadsAnother Earth, and The Forgiveness of Blood. APD will sponsor a FREE late night screening of the classic Wild Style to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary.


93
BENJAMIN: SMOKE
Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen, 2000, 75 min.

The highly acclaimed documentary by directors Jem Cohen (Fugazi: Instrument) and Peter Sillen (Speed Racer) on legendary underground musician Benjamin. Benjamin: Smoke follows the crooked path of this fringe-dweller, speed-freak, occasional drag-queen and all-around renegade living in the hidden Atlanta neighborhood called “Cabbagetown,” and playing with his band Smoke. A hauntingly beautiful yet unflinching look at a performer whose life has had a profound effect on many artists, including R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Cat Power’s Chan Marshall and Patti Smith.

preceded by new short films by Jem Cohen.

Click Here for More Info


IMG_5473
BESTIAIRE
Denis Côté, Canada, 2012, 72 min.

Fascinating and beguiling, Bestiaire is Denis Côté’s mesmerizing meditation on the relationship between man and beast. This strikingly beautiful film about looking —starts with a group of art students attempting to sketch an animal — that blurs the line between observer and observed. There may be no traditional narrative, yet there is breathtaking dramatic tension in every exquisitely framed shot: the sight of a lion attacking the doors of its cage or the scurrying striped legs of zebras in a holding pen. Contemplative and enthralling, Bestiaire is cinema at it’s purist.

Click Here for More Info


CrystalFairy_Still
CRYSTAL FAIRY
Sebastian Silva, 2013, 100 min.

On a trip through Chile, a boorish American expat named Jamie (Michael Cera) and three Chilean brothers plan to set off in search of the prized San Pedro cactus and its promise of beachy hallucinations. But in the previous night’s drunken stupor Jamie invites a free-spirited fellow American (Gaby Hoffmann) along on their mescaline-driven road trip, and her devil-may-care worldview gives them more of an adventure than any of them had bargained for. Winner of the Best Director Award (World Cinema) at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Click Here for More Info


68-69
JAMEL SHABAZZ: STREET PHOTOGRAPHER
Charlie Ahearn, 2011, 74 min.

In the infancy of hip-hop, Brooklyn-born photographer Jamel Shabazz, whose twenty-five year mission to create a portrait of the hip-hop generation, became a worldwide phenomenon with his book “Back In The Days”. Director of the seminal Wild Style, Charlie Ahearn, instantly recognized the power of Shabazz’s photography when he first picked up his book in 2002. Since then, Ahearn has followed Shabazz in documenting his journey from a Brooklyn youth, through army service and work as a corrections officer, to his decisive photographic interactions on the streets and subways of New York.

Click Here for More Info

(Photo Courtesy Jamel Shabazz)


Wild-Style-1_610_407shar_s_c1
WILD STYLE
Charlie Ahearn, 1983, 82 min.

“Nothing else comes close to capturing the atmosphere of the early days of hip-hop and spraycan art, of the burned-out and derelict Bronx; the only colour comes from the impressive artwork as b-boys and fly girls dream of making “cash money” while scratching and rapping in kitchens, dingy bars and, in an impressive DIY turn from Double Trouble, on stoops. This isn’t old skool, this is pre-school.” -Phelim O’Neill, The Guardian

Click Here for More Info


Observers-window
THE OBSERVERS
Jacqueline Goss, 2011, 67 min.

The land and sky of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire form a varying frame for two climatologists as they go about the solitary and steadfast work of measuring and recording the weather. Based in part on the Nathaniel Hawthorne story “The Great Carbuncle,” this film features the extreme and surprising beauty of the windiest mountain in the world.

Click Here for More Info


OTL_filmstill1
O’ER THE LAND

Deborah Stratman, 2009, 52 min.
both films presented on 16mm

With the excuse of freedom, we lose so many things. – Silvio Barile

A meditation on the milieu of elevated threat addressing national identity, gun culture, wilderness, consumption, patriotism and the possibility of personal transcendence. Of particular interest are the ways Americans have come to understand freedom and the increasingly technological reiterations of manifest destiny. (Not to say there isn’t some humor when looking at American history and gun culture. -MP)

(preceded by)
FROM HETTY TO NANCY
Deborah Stratman, 1997, 44 min.

Travel journal entries weave a narrative that counterpoises the austere Icelandic ‘frontier’ landscape with the banalities of travel circumstances.

Click Here for More Info


Screen Shot 2013-07-01 at 12.36.53 PM
MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI
Clyde Henry Productions (Chris Lavis and Maciek Szerbowski), 2007, 17 min 21 s

Madame Tutli-Putli boards the night train, weighed down by all her earthly possessions and the ghosts of her past.

She travels alone, facing both the kindness and menace of strangers. As day descends into dark, she finds herself caught up in a desperate metaphysical adventure. Adrift between real and imagined worlds, Madame Tutli-Putli confronts her demons and is drawn into an undertow of mystery and suspense.

The National Film Board of Canada presents this 2008 Academy Award nominated stunning, stop-motion animated film that takes the viewer on an exhilarating existential journey. The film introduces groundbreaking visual techniques and is supported by a haunting and original score. Painstaking care and craftsmanship in form and detail bring to life a fully imagined, tactile world unlike any you have seen.

Jungian thriller? Hitchcockian suspense? Artistic tour de force? The night train awaits you. Film without words.

Click Here for More Info


TV CARNAGE

LET_S_COVER

SAY GOODBYE TO YOUR BODY! 
TV CARNAGE is back and buffer than ever with its latest release, Let’s Work It Out. This Season Six (-pack) edition of TV CARNAGE is a workout not just for your body but also for your mind and all of your senses. Whether you are of the girls or of the guys, this baby will tone, shape, and mutate everything from above your eyes to below your thighs. In fact, as we like to say around here: “Say goodbye to your body!” because a completely new unrecognizable you is just around the corner. The Let’s Work It Out routine—known as “The System”—is divided into simple, hard-to-achieve chapters that, when followed properly, are guaranteed to do something to you. If you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe some of the actual fitness gurus assembled on Let’s Work It Out!: O.J., Dolph Lundgren, Elmo, Dixie Carter, Marky Mark, Alyssa Milano, a Scientologist, a nice lady with brown hair, children, numerous creeps, grifters, drifters, weight lifters, doctors, and, of course, porn stars. So, come on, what do you have to lose besides your mind?

http://tvcarnage.com/


Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
artists_public_domain_logo
smuggler_logo_250px_wide
Columbia_County_logo