Archive for the ‘Cinema’ Category

Megawords X Temple Urban Archives Screening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Temple University Libraries’ Urban Archives and Megawords Magazine are partnering for a screening as part of the Zoe Strauss: Ten Years exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. All films are drawn from our television news collection and are loosely inspired by the work of Zoe Strauss, Megawords and the PMA itself. All footage where the gaze of the news camera puts you in touch with the rituals, traditions, places and challenges of Philadelphia and its residents over three decades. Some material has screened at previous UA screenings and some is new.

Advance tickets are free (but with a $3.50 service charge) here:

http://bit.ly/yS1RTH

You could also come to the PMA earlier to reserve a seat with no charge.

For more info and a full listing, read more.

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Tonight – Megawords Take Two Film Screening in Kensington

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

TAKE TWO: A COLLECTION OF COLLABORATIVELY MADE FILMS

We are showing the films again in Matt Gallaghers re-habed abandoned lot in Kensington. Its on the 2600 block of Collins between Huntingdown and Lehigh. You can’t miss it!

http://tinyurl.com/42etp2a

Take in a screening of films by Megawords’ international network of filmmakers, featuring work from the Maysles Brothers, Adams & Itso, Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf, and the Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives collection.

Wermke and Leinkauf’s short films are thought provoking documentations of their interactions with cities and architecture. Through their unusual and daring performances, they confront our preconceptions of public and private space, and how we approach the concrete and mental layout of the city each day.

In a similar subtly provocative manner, Adams and Itso’s work documents the illegal construction and habitation of a small dwelling inside the Copehagen central train station. The film is a fascinating look into the imaginative use of overlooked space within an the walls of Denmark’s busiest train station.

The Maysles brothers need no introduction, and we are happy to show a 30 minute reel of select clips from various films created by the fraternal duo including Salesman, Gimme Shelter, early footage from Russia, footage of Christo and more. A great introduction to the Maysles oeuvre for the newcomer, and a pleasant reminder of the breadth of the brothers talent for familiar fans.

We discovered “Graffiti” in the Temple University Urban Archives. The short made for TV documentary was created in 1976 by WPVI, a local broadcasting station in Philadelphia. It documents citizens initial reactions to the explosion of graffiti in the city, and raises questions about artistic expression in public space. Learn more about the Urban Archives here: www.facebook.com/pages/Urban-Archives-Paley-Library-Temple-University/83447331003

TAKE TWO: A COLLECTION OF COLLABORATIVELY MADE FILMS

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

TAKE TWO: A COLLECTION OF COLLABORATIVELY MADE FILMS
Whenever Wednesday, May 18, 8pm

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia

Here is a map for directions: http://tinyurl.com/42q54zb

Take in a screening of films by Megawords’ international network of filmmakers, featuring work from the Maysles Brothers, Adams & Itso, Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf, and the Temple University Libraries, Urban Archives collection.

Wermke and Leinkauf’s short films are thought provoking documentations of their interactions with cities and architecture. Through their unusual and daring performances, they confront our preconceptions of public and private space, and how we approach the concrete and mental layout of the city each day.

In a similar subtly provocative manner, Adams and Itso’s work documents the illegal construction and habitation of a small dwelling inside the Copehagen central train station. The film is a fascinating look into the imaginative use of overlooked space within an the walls of Denmark’s busiest train station.

The Maysles brothers need no introduction, and we are happy to show a 30 minute reel of select clips from various films created by the fraternal duo including Salesman, Gimme Shelter, early footage from Russia, footage of Christo and more. A great introduction to the Maysles oeuvre for the newcomer, and a pleasant reminder of the breadth of the brothers talent for familiar fans.

We discovered “Graffiti” in the Temple University Urban Archives. The short made for TV documentary¬† was created in 1976 by WPVI, a local broadcasting station in Philadelphia. It documents citizens initial reactions to the explosion of graffiti in the city, and raises questions about artistic expression in public space. Learn more about the Urban Archives here: www.facebook.com/pages/Urban-Archives-Paley-Library-Temple-University/83447331003

Now Watching

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Variety Lights. Federico Fellini, 1950.