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BrickFlix Presents Phantasmagorical Film Fantasies: A Valentine’s Day Screening
Phantasmagorical Film Fantasies: A Valentine’s Day Screening
With M.M. Serra and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative
Monday February 13
6:30pm – Doors Open with Complimentary Two Boots Pizza
7pm – Screenings
In celebration of—or, equally, in reaction against—Valentine’s Day, BrickFlix and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative co-present this lush selection of erotic films. Dripping with tension and corporeal pleasure, these films explore the human body through a wide range of sexual expression: self-love, forbidden love, the carnal subversion of norms, and the dangers of sensuality will all be on display here, caught in the act of mechanical reproduction!
Anne Hanavan, Medication (2007, color, sound, 3 minutes)
Peter Cramer, Black & White Study (1990, B&W, silent, 8 min)
Michelle Handelman, Safer Sexual Techniques in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
(1988, B&W, sound, 10 min)
M.M. Serra and Josh Lewis, Enduring Ornament (2015, color, sound, 14 min)
Maria Beatty, Belle de Nature (2009, color, sound, 11 min)
Erica Schreiner, Lover (2008, color, sound, 2 min)
José Rodriguez-Soltero, Jerovi (1965, color, silent, 12 min)
Jean Genet, Un Chant D’Amour (1950, B&W, silent, 27 min)
= 84 minutes total run time
Plus a performance by Allison Brainard!
*Some films subject to change
BrickFlix is a film series curated and co-produced by Phil Hartman (Sundance Award-winner No Picnic; The Pioneer Theater; HOWL! Festival, etc.) bringing together indie filmmakers, vintage treasures, live performances and specially-themed Two Boots pizza.
Co-produced by Toney Brown (Mules, All I’ve Been Wanting, IG @toneymovies)
MM Serra is an experimental filmmaker, curator, author, and teaches at the New School and the Executive Director of Film-Makers’ Cooperative, the world’s oldest and largest archive of independent media. Her first five films (NYC, 1985, Nightfall, 1984, Framed, 1984, PPI, 1986, Turner, 1987) were preserved and digitized by Anthology Film Archives Preservation series Re-Visions: American Experimental Film 1975-1990. Since 1982, MM Serra has created over 35 films.
Allison Brainard is a performance artist and poet living in Queens, NY. She published her debut poetry collection “I Can Be The Dad I See” with Wonder Press in July 2022.
Special Thanks: Department of Cultural Affairs, National Film Preservation Foundation, NYSCA
Content Warning: Nudity, flashing images
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