8pm: Gozu (aka Yakuza Horror Theater: Gozu, 2003, 125min)
10:15: Bijita Q (aka Visitor Q, 2001, 84min)
come for one or both | preceded by a local short
Nippon horror from Japan’s legendary grindhouse auteur Miike, who has pounded out over seventy theatrical, video, and TV productions since his debut in 1991. Prolific, provocative, and probably not appropriate for anyone.
Gozu has been called a J-horror version of Mullholland Dr., a twisted conflation of Yakuza mystery, Lynchian comic-horror, Japanese folklore, with lots of lactating. ”…a straight-to-video Japanese release that snuck into Cannes last year and has been leaving a trail of damp, crusty stains on the festival circuit since, it is likely his most cunning and controlled work since the sex-panic Venus flytrap Audition.” -Dennis Lim
In Visitor Q, his indescribably perverse take on the family drama, a deranged dad sets out to make a documentary on the exploits of his seriously damaged family. “The scandalous pinnacle of Miike’s extreme cinema canon.” -Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
At Freddy’s Bar and Backroom, 627 5th Ave. btw. 17th, 18th St.
R to Prospect Ave.
Free show – get a beer – tip your barkeep – Freddy’s now has a full menu, and it’s bangin’
Description: Very excited for a special screening of the touching and timely Bed-Stuy-shot doc Brownstones to Red Dirt (Copper Pot Pictures, 2010, 85min) and a sneak preview/ kickstarter trailer for the upcoming feature doc I Am Big Bird, a look at the life of Carroll Spinney, the man who has played the big yellow bird in every episode of Sesame Street since 1969. Community screening: free and open to all.
Details: Thursday March 22nd, 7pm. Free & BYOB & popcorn provided
at LaunchPad, 721 Franklin Ave. btw/ Park Pl and Sterling Pl, 2/3/4/5 to Franklin
Description: Join KCCS and filmmaker Messiah Rhodes for a presentation of breaking film and media from Occupy Wall Street rallies and documentation of rallies from this people’s movement.
>we’ll also roll some recent work by filmmaker/editor Adele Pham, and a piece shot at Zuccotti for “Sankofa Day 2011″ by Freddy’s mainstay and BCAT-featured program “Freddy’s Brooklyn Roundhouse”
>short docs include recent clips from STOP WAR ON IRAN, STOP STOP AND FRISK rallies in NYC, and the #OccupyMuseums campaign
++ preview of Messiah’s upcoming feature doc #STATE OF REVOLUTION, a chronicle of activism and resistance in New York State in 2011, from budget cut protests in Albany to Bloombergville to Zuccotti Park
Details: Weds. 3/7 in the backroom
Freddy’s Bar, 627 5th Ave btw/ 17th, 18th St. M/R to Prospect Ave.
Description: From our friends at Brooklyn Arts Council:
Calling all Brooklyn Filmmakers!
Brooklyn Arts Council and Scene: Brooklyn invite you to join us at our next filmmakers meet up! Enjoy drink specials, meet and mingle with other local film professionals, and submit your film to this year’s Scene: Brooklyn in person – for 25% off the regular Withoutabox submission fee. Brooklyn Arts Council staff will be on hand with information about our screening programs and services for film and media artists. This will be the last chance to submit work in person before this year’s screening series in May; the withoutabox late deadline is March 8. Hope to see you there!
Details: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 | 6 – 9pm happy hour specials
at littlefield – 622 Degraw St. between 3rd and 4th Ave
More on Scene: Brooklyn at BAC’s site