4/28: Walkabout at Launchpad

Description: Screening of WALKABOUT (1971, UK, 100min) Nicolas Roeg’s haunting, poetic, and trailblazing minimalist drama about a young boy and girl from so-called “civilized” society who are abandoned in the harsh outback, and rescued and befriended by an Aborigine on his ritual walkabout. Beautifully filmed on location in Australia’s Northern Territory. “Roeg was a cinematographer before he was a director, and this is one of the best-photographed films ever. It’s also a meditation about living on earth, which finds beauty in the way mankind’s intelligence can adapt to harsh conditions while civilization just tries to wall them off or pave them over. Walkabout is one of the great films.” –Roger Ebert for the Criterion Collection release.

Preceded by the short film “Portland is Wet” (2008, 5min) by Clara Jo.

Details: Wednesday 4/28, 8pm at Launchpad, 721 Franklin Ave. 2/3/4/5 to Franklin Ave -or- Shuttle to Park Pl.

Launchpad We’ll be inside or out back (outback?) depending on temperature and precipitation.

4/21: Food, Inc. @ Vox Pop

Description: As part of a nationwide screening event, KCCS invites you to a community screening of Food, Inc. (2008, 94min) Robert Kenner’s sweeping, shocking investigation into America’s unhealthy eating habits. The powerhouse doc will also have its broadcast premiere the same night on POV, PBS’s long-running documentary series. More info on air dates and trailer here
We will introduce the night with a series of short videos about urban gardening in East New York, Brooklyn, shot, edited and produced by the good folks at Urban Omnibus

Details: Wed. April 21, 8pm. Total program: 110 minutes

1022 Cortelyou Road, Ditmas Park. Q to Cortelyou. voxpopcafe.com

4/14 SLAUGHTER HIGH at Freddy's

Slaughter High (1986, 90min), is an ’80s crap-classic and a gruesome Friday the 13th wannabe: Marty Rantzen seeks twisted revenge on the jocks and cheerleaders who tormented him back in high school, after the ol’ exploding-jar-of-nitric-acid-in-the-face gag leaves the lovable nerd disfigured and a little angry. Hope you like shockingly bad acting! Preceded by a grisly horror short…

Wednesday April 14, 9pm in the backroom

Freddy’s is at 485 Dean St, corner of 6th Ave. 2/3 to Bergen/ any train to Atlantic-Pacific. freddysbackroom.com
Also: This Saturday night, the 17th, KCCS and some of our best friends are hosting a full night of readings, live music, short films and video art, and a midnight movie, in honor of our favorite, soon-to-be-evicted watering hole. Freddy’s was our first public movie night venue and is a constant bad influence on our lives. We will be celebrating appropriately; come join us.

You’re welcome,
Kings County Cinema Society

ALSO: A big Shout Out to Kai-Wei Hsu, KCCS Donkey Kong Champion!  Thanks to everyone for coming out and playing.

New tunes, Old 'toons at Northeast Kingdom

Description: An array of old weird and dark cartoons, including the forgotten Dali/Disney collaboration “Destino.” Screening is preceded by acoustic sets from My Friend Other and albertjacob/jacobalbert.

Details: Wednesday, April 7th, music at 8, films at 9

Northeast Kingdom, 18 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick BK

Let's Bring Them Tarps for the Rain

Description: Fundraiser for Haiti featuring screenings of documentaries “Welcome to Batey 6″ and “Birth of the Sun.” Followed by performance by Tiga Jean Baptiste and DJ Lady Chuva.

Welcome to Batey 6, directed by Emmanuel “Mano” Alexandre, is an intimate look at Haitian sugarcane cutters living and working in the Dominican Republic, and Birth of the Sun, directed by Thomas W. Campbell is about Haitian-born street artist Grady Alexis.

Details: Saturday, April 3rd. 10:30pm. Films total ~50 minutes followed by music.

Abigail Cafe, 807 Classon Ave. 2/3 train to Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum

$7 donation, proceeds will go to waterproof tarps which will be hand delivered to Haiti next week. For more info: manosalon@yahoo.com.

A very quick walk from the festivities at Brooklyn Museum First Saturday