Goings On

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – 8:00pm Standup Movie Professor: John Matturi

John Matturri is a photographer who teaches in both the Philosophy and Film Studies programs of Queens College.In this illustrated talk, our second in the Standup Movie Professor Series, he will discuss how cities are perceived and depicted, speaking from the perspective of a maker of images of cities and as someone with a strong interest in the philosophical nature and historical use of images. A particular focus of the talk will be the peculiar case of Venice, a city whose most prominent function has become one of being seen and photographed. Included will be Optical Proof, a slide piece based on six months of observing and photographing Venice.

“Ideas are there, images are there; words and relation of ideas are coming together as always, slowly, painfully. A bunch of balls in the air; don’t be surprised if one or two drop. Cinema is an underlying backdrop, relating specifically to slide shows and montages of still images, but more interestingly to the very process of walking down the street with eyes open, camera in hand or not. Seeing as an activity of the moving, exploring body plays an important role at the start, what in the trade is called embodied or situated cognition. (Although I interlope into Film Studies, mainly I profess philosophy.)” –– JM

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 – 8:00pm The Strip Teen Dream Journey Kitty Bauer with Country Music by The Last Days

Decoded Strip Dream Stage: Through filmic images, texts and a fifth of whiskey, the latent nocturnalescent dream surface will be deciphered to initiate the subsequent stages of the strip teen journey.

Sunday, June 17, 2012 – 8:00pm Super 8 Films by Stephanie Gray

“The Early BFLO + Metal + Queeah Filmz” Yes, all three. Not all at the same time tho, but maybe. Expect demolitions, teenage angst, metal samples, Kristy McNichol, Joan of Arc and Laverne and Shirley. And no, not in one film. With Gray recently showing NYC films of late, the prospect of summer lured a reason to show some of these not-very-often screened films as we kick off the season. As NYC continues to become “luxurified” we take a look at other cities, like Buffalo, where Gray used to live, that — lest we forget, exist outside of NYC. As does serious heavy metal. And as does reflection on working class female heroines. So we take a break from the present to revisit the past – of course to give, hopefully, some meaning to the present. All films projected on Super 8 with live reading or recorded sounds.

Friday, June 15, 2012 – 8:00pm Matt Peterson in Collaboration with Red Channels

A program of film and video by Matt Peterson, often made in collaboration. Produced along with the collective RedChannels (2009-2011), Dan Meyerson, and others, these works include actualities, assemblages, cinema engage, city portraits, direct cinema, documentaries, essays, screen tests, etc. This will be a multi-media presentation/live cinema event, with musical accompaniment and narration for select works, followed by an open discussion.

Thursday, June 14, 2012 – 8:30pm Grahame Weinbren – Letters

Letters is a series of one minute films that can be shown in any sequence. Viewers determine the sequence, by acclamation. The work has been developing since 2001, and each screening is unique. The rendition at the Millennium on June 14th includes a number of distinct story-streams, which weave in and out of one another like currents in the ocean. Much of the material is brand new, being shown for the first time. Some of it is highly personal, going into previously uncharted territory. There are also some familiar faces woven in. 67 Letters, this most recent construction of the piece, is an experiment in temporal architecture.

Sunday, June 3, 2012 – 3:00pm Keeping an Eye on Stan by Ken Jacobs & Nisi Jacobs

The late, legendary experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage is the subject of this video portrait by his friends Ken Jacobs and Nisi Jacobs.The video closely documents Brakhage’s last visit to New York, and captures scenes of his family life in Boulder, Colorado, affording a view of the artist that is at once candid and casual.

Saturday, June 2 2012 – 8:00pm From the Vault

The Millennium has been cleaning out its theater and other areas. Many surprises have turned up in the process. Come out and see what we have uncovered. Featured will be a pristine print of the Arabic Numeral Series by Stan Brakhage.

Friday, June 1, 2012 – 8:00pm Staff and Board Screening

The Millennium is not just run for Filmmakers, but it is run by filmmakers. This show is a chance to display the work of those involved in the Millennium. There will be films by Stephanie WuertzJay HudsonTom JarmuschKen Jacobs and others.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 – 8:00pm New Millennium Film Journal #55 Screening

Please join us to celebrate the launch of Millennium Film Journal #55, Structures and Spaces: Cine-Installation. Films being screened include Robert Nelson Oh Dem Watermelons, Alfred Guzzetti Air, Steina Urban Episodes, Christoph Girardet Scratch and Release, Alfred GuzzettiDown From the Mountains, Marie Losier Eat My Makeup

Order Millennium Film Journal #55 here

Friday March 23, 2012 8:00PM – Vinegar, Mold, Rust & Dust: Films from the Vault

Unspooling numerous celluloid relics from the piles & shelves of Millennium’s ‘vaults.’ Come see what we dug up, unburied, or saved from the trash-heap of history. We may show them in multiple projection with improvised soundtracks, or simply let the ‘gems’ speak for themselves. If you’ve discovered a ‘must-see’ print from our found footage fire-sale please bring it to share.

Friday March 16, 2012 8:00PM – Open Screening

Please join us for another installment of the Millennium Film Workshop’s Open Screening. Works are limited to 20 minutes or less. Formats: DVD, MiniDv, VHS, 16mm, Super8, and Regular 8mm

Friday March 9, 2012 8:00PM – Luis Macias and Adriana Vila from Spain

Luis Macias and Adriana Vila present a night of expanded cinema focusing on three converging threads; found footage performances, light environments created through film loops, and movie-less projection…


Friday March 2, 2012 9:00PM – Reel to Real

Please join Millennium for the first evening of our Reel to Real series. Actors, filmmakers, video artists, photographers, designers, and performers from all media are invited to collaborate with our projectionists in this experimental, free-form film and performance forum where the product truly is the process. Please bring the tools of your trade or just your imagination and prepare to be immersed.

Friday February 24, 2012 8:00PM – From the Vault