Posts Tagged ‘screenings’

FilmIndie Cinema Club Screening “Kicks”

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Friday, May 19
Doors @ 7, Film @ 8
Admission: $12

Release: September 2016
Directed by: Justin Tipping
Starring: Jahking Guillory, Kofi Siriboe, Mahershala Ali,
Christopher Wallace Jr., Christopher Meyer

Runtime: 80 minutes

We’re proud to welcome FilmIndie Cinema Club for a pop-up screening of Kicks, one of the hidden gems of 2016 and the directorial debut for Justin Tipping. The film sparks a conversation around male masculinity and violence, sneaker culture, and the coming-of-age experience of urban teens. It also beautifully showcases something we don’t often see in film: black male friendship.

Synopsis: An East Bay teen longs for a pair of the freshest sneakers that money can buy, in hopes of escaping the reality of being poor, picked on and ignored by girls. His prized kicks get snatched soon after he gets them and he embarks on a dangerous quest to get them back.


FilmIndie Cinema Club is a pop-up screening series aimed at (re)introducing audiences to must-see independent and cult black cinema. We screen the classics that you loved, the hidden gems that you missed, and the new releases that you need to see! Our mission is to provide a platform for discovering, elevating, and celebrating films created by, for, and about black people across the diaspora.

Visible Poetry Project outdoor screening

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Visible Poetry Project
Saturday, April 22 @ 7 PM
Artfully: $7/$5 Reliquary members
Door: $10/$8 Reliquary members

To inaugurate the new season of outdoor events in the Reliquary’s beautiful back yard, and in honor of National Poetry Month, we proudly welcome the Visible Poetry Project! See collaborative short films by select poets and filmmakers under the stars in the Reliquary garden.

Visible Poetry Project Trailer from Visible Poetry Project on Vimeo.

Discounted tickets online through Artfully! Admission will be slightly higher at the door.

The Visible Poetry Project is a non-profit National Poetry Month initiative bringing together a collective of thirty poets and thirty filmmakers to create videos that present poems as short films. Drawing from works created by renowned and emerging poets alike, the Visible Poetry Project strives to make poetry accessible, exploring how we can recreate and experience poems through the medium of film. The Visible Poetry Project releases visual poems daily throughout National Poetry Month (April) on their website.

Featuring poems by:
Sojourner Ahebee
Rabih Ahmed
Lena Blackmon
Peggy Ellsberg
Caroline Kaplan
Ilana Simons
Matt van Sol
In shorts directed by:
Michael Arce
Sarah Doody
Alexandra Galvis
Arya Liev
Reva Santo
Ilana Simons
Waley Wang

Jumpin’ Jive: Vintage Musical Shorts

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Louis Jordan

Friday, April 14 @ 7 PM
$10/$8 Reliquary members

Brooklyn-based film/video archivist Russell Scholl returns to the Reliquary with a program of musical shorts both ecstatic and sublime. See vintage jazz, pop, country and gospel performances through shorts, Soundies, and television and film appearances ranging from the late 1920s to the early 21st century. Join us for some of the rarest and finest examples of 20th-century popular music.

Run time: 80 minutes, with one intermission. Tickets available at the door and online through Artfully.


Russell Scholl is a Brooklyn-based film/video archivist and curator who screens moving image programs on a wide variety of subjects (the history of animation; early jazz shorts; educational and propaganda films, etc.) at venues in and around New York City. Working with the multimedia collective rev.99, his own video work has been screened at Anthology Film Archives in New York and The Hirshhorn Gallery in Washington, D.C. He is known for having produced a compact disc by noted American folk artist Howard Finster, “The Night Howard Finster Got Saved” (Global Village Music), and he appeared in the 2007 PBS television documentary “Soundies: A Musical History.”

If These Knishes Could Talk: screening & discussion with Heather Quinlan

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If These Knishes Could Talk

Screening & discussion with filmmaker Heather Quinlan
Saturday, April 1 @ 7 PM
$10/$8 Reliquary members

In conjunction with our current exhibition, Heroes of the Knish, we’re screening If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent followed by a discussion with filmmaker Heather Quinlan on Saturday, April 1 at 7 PM.

Tickets available through Artfully. $10 general, $8 Reliquary members. Become a member today and save!

This film premiered at the 2013 Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. It explores why New Yorkers eat “chawclate” and drink “cawfee,” and how the accent became the vibrant soundtrack of a city. Featuring Penny Marshall, Amy Heckerling, Alan Dershowitz, and a cast of characters from Canarsie to Tottenville. It has received coverage from NPR, the New York Times, and The New Yorker.

Check out the trailer! (Warning, contains some NSFW language.)

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Great Dictator”

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Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator
Saturday, Feb. 18 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8/$5 Reliquary members

Join us Saturday, February 18 for Charlie Chaplin’s classic film, The Great Dictator (run time: 2 hrs, 6 min). This 1940 comedy-drama, the first talkie that Chaplin ever made, is a political satire that mercilessly targets anti-Semitism and the fascist regimes of Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini. The film is praised today as an historically significant work of satire. The iconic final monologue of the film is a call for humanity and kindness to defeat hatred.

There will be one intermission during this screening. Tickets available online or at the door. Seating is limited!

Nazi anti-Semitism has become especially emboldened in the current day. Chaplin’s film is therefore extremely relevant now. Its message reminds us that the only thing preventing hate from overtaking society is the resistance of those willing to fight for a peaceful world.

Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film

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Welcome to the Big Time: Vintage Vaudeville on Film
Friday, January 27 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8 general/$5 Reliquary members

Join us for an astonishing selection of vintage vaudeville performances curated by local film/video archivist Russell Scholl! Tickets on sale now!

Experience some of the most exciting entertainment of a bygone era! Russell’s selections will transport us to The Palace Theatre for a variety show like no other. Singing, Dancing, Juggling, Feats of Strength, Cross-Dressing, Acrobatics, Trained Animals, Contortionism, Comedy, Mishegaas and Magic (not to mention great artistry) will all be on display!

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women

Let Us Now Praise Famous Women
Friday, Dec. 9 @ 7 PM
Tix: $8/$5 Reliquary members

Join us Friday, Dec. 9 to celebrate and be entertained, edified and uplifted by the exceptional musical talents of great American women. As an antidote to some of the current toxic political rhetoric, Brooklyn-based film/video archivist Russell Scholl will screen “Let Us Now Praise Famous Women,” a program celebrating the contributions of groundbreaking female musicians.

The evening will include vintage country, soul, jazz, pop, blues, and gospel performances by Sister Rosetta Tharpe and other female pioneers in frequently male-dominated music scenes. On offer will be rare musical shorts, Scopitones, Soundies, and television and film appearances made between 1932 and 2001.

Tickets are $8 general, $5 for Reliquary members. Become a member today!

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