16mm Film Night: Early Shorts by Renowned Female Directors
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: Free
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The chief programmer at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn, Cristina Cacioppo, screens a selection of early shorts by renowned female directors.
- “And You Act Like One Too” (1976, dir. Susan Seidelman)
- “David: Off and On” (1972, dir. Martha Coolidge)
- “Illusions” (1982, dir. Julie Dash)
The evening’s 16mm films are curated entirely from the New York Public Library’s 65-year-old Reserve Film and Video Collection , which includes more than 6,000 16mm films as well as 5,000 VHS videocassettes and 1,200 DVDs. Since the collection’s inception, its primary focus has been independently produced works, with strengths in political, social, and cultural documentaries; experimental films; video art; animation; short fictional works; and films and videos created by and for children and young adults.
The collection is open and available to the public at the Library for the Performing Arts.
FIRST COME, FIRST SEATED
For free events, we generally overbook to ensure a full house. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance, but registration does not guarantee admission. All registered seats are released 15 minutes before start time, and seats may become available at that time. A stand by line will form one hour before the program.