Showing past events
We Live In Public – 10 year anniversary screening with Director Ondi Timoner!February 13, 2019
Documentary / 2009 / 84 minutes
WE LIVE IN PUBLIC won the 2009 Sundance Grand Jury Prize - It is a riveting and cautionary tale of what to expect as the virtual world takes control of our lives. 10 years in the making and culled from 5,000 hours of footage, WE LIVE IN PUBLIC reveals the effects
the web will have on our society through a series of startling social experiments funded by “the greatest Internet pioneer you’ve never heard of” - former Internet mogul, artist, and visionary, Josh Harris. Called the “Warhol of the Web”, Harris founded Pseudo.com, the first Internet television network during the dot-com boom of the 1990s. He also curated and funded the ground-breaking project “Quiet”, putting roughly 150 people in an underground bunker in NYC at the turn of the millennium, where they lived together on camera for 30 days, broadcasting every moment of their lives on a close circuit network. Before reality television and the existence of online social networks, the bunker demonstrated how willing we are to trade our privacy for the elusive and often unrealized promise of recognition and connection offered by technological advances. Harris’ next experiment, a 6 month stint of broadcasting every moment of his life with his girlfriend from 32 motion-controlled surveillance cameras and 66 microphones when broadband was introduced in 2000, led to his mental collapse and demonstrated the heavy price we can pay for living in public. Now, with our addiction as a society to these "virtual boxes" we've downloaded our brains too and the hits of Dopamine we receive from "likes" and "friends" in our social networks, the film's prophecies have come true, and the relevance of it's message is more moving and important than ever.
10 year anniversary screening, featuring a Q&A with Director Ondi Timoner and Melissa Gira Grant, Senior Reporter at The Appeal.
Harlan Jacobson’s Talk CinemaFebruary 3, 2019
Talk Cinema, Inc., co-founded in 1992 by Harlan and Susan Jacobson, is the nation’s most inclusive and longest running sneak preview and discussion program with thousands of attendees in 12 major U.S. metropolitan areas. Talk Cinema’s mission and the basis of our longevity is that our audiences get to be among the first to see a new movie and discuss with special guests – seeing films the way critics and industry insiders get to do at film festivals.
Talk Cinema offers a curated series of surprises selected by film critic Harlan Jacobson. The films included in the program may be an indie comedy, a provocative documentary, a foreign language Oscar-nominee or the next breakout hit. Screenings are introduced and followed by moderated conversations hosted by distinguished guest speakers.
Talk Cinema audiences were among the first to screen The Clouds of Sils Maria, Nightcrawler, Timbuktu, White God, 1001 Grams, The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, The Farewell Party, Blue is the Warmest Color, Lunchbox, Le Weekend, Ida, The Last Sentence, Tim's Vermeer, The Great Beauty, The German Doctor, Obvious Child, Finding Vivian Maier, ,Locke, Silver Linings Playbook, The Other Son, Barbara, Quartet, Blancanieves, Renoir, The Attack, Twenty Feet From Stardom, The Artist, Le Havre, Melancholia, Habemus Papam, Monsieur Lazhar, and Two Days in New York among thousands of titles.
Talk Cinema regularly features guest speakers include Boston Globe’s Ty Burr, Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post, NPR's Bob Mondello, Facets Multi-Media Founder Milos Stehlik, The Chicago Tribune's Michael Phillips, The Philadelphia Inquirer's Steven Rea, Programming Consultant Laura Blum, New York Times contributor Glenn Kenny, Fordham University’s Brian Rose, Colin Covert of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Sheryl Mousley, film curator at The Walker Art Center, Euan Kerr of Minnesota Public Radio, Loyola University Lecturer Zbigniew Banas, and Columbia College Professor and screenwriter Ron Falzone to name a few.
Doors at 11:30 AM
Screening 12 PM
Roxy Underground Film FestivalJanuary 30, 2019
Please join us for the Roxy Underground Film Festival!
Wednesday January 30th at 7 PM
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
”Swim Stroke” by Zoe Fleer
“Disarming Falcons” Annie Nocenti & Wendy Johnson
“Jouney Without A Map” by Jill Woodward
“Tav Falco” by Kristen Nutile
“Toll Switch - Make -Up” by Thomas Justino
“Storage Unit” by Ryan Brown
“Bait” by Charlie Kessler
“The Only Ones” by Josh Kay
“These Books” by Thomas Rowley
“11:34” by Charles Pazos
The House That Jack BuiltJanuary 11, 2019
Drama / 2018 / 155 minutes
To call Lars von Trier a boundary pusher is to wildly undersell him, so it should come as no surprise that his latest offering The House That Jack Built pushes even further into provocation than the controversial Danish director has gone before – no small feat indeed. An episodic narrative told in flashback that is essentially five gruesome murders related by a serial killer (Matt Dillon, tapping brilliantly into his darkest depths) to an unseen confidant (Bruno Ganz), von Trier’s abyss-black exercise is as much a metaphor for his own artistic process – one well documented as being abusive and torturous – as it is an exploration of unspeakable human evil. But if you’re looking for atonement from cinema’s enfant terrible think again; while The House That Jack Built may offer insight into the depths of von Trier’s personal demons and self-loathing, it is as uncompromising, unapologetic and brutal as the best of his works. With Uma Thurman, Riley Keough and Jeremy Davies.