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V.25 No.6 | 02/11/2016
basementfilms.org

Event Horizon

Down with Digital

Thursday, Feb 18: Basement Films Analogue Spectacular

Watch strange and beautiful 16mm educational films and 8mm home movies. Featuring real celluloid film and real live film projectors.
V.24 No.3 | 1/15/2015
Jeremy Moss’ “The Blue Record”

Reel World

Expanded narratives

Basement Films welcomes experimental filmmaker, Zero Point hosts stunt workshop, KiMo Theatre screens Tim Burton’s films.
V.23 No.45 | 11/6/2014

Handmade films

Breaking Bad Film Fest, “Earth 2” Day in Santa Fe and a Wild & Scenic Film Festival
V.23 No.16 | 4/17/2014

Film

This Week at Guild Cinema

We screwed up! We didn’t get Guild Cinema’s regular ad in this week’s print edition of Weekly Alibi. Here, now, is the ad that should have run, in all its glory. We’re sorry, movie fans!

V.22 No.15 | 4/11/2013
Reel World

Reel World

Experiment Like You Mean It

Experiments in Cinema v8.53 washes over the Duke City this weekend like a cinematic fever dream. This is the eighth year for the alternative film festival (or something like it, that numbering system of theirs is pretty wacky). The multi-day festival is billed as “an annual celebration of international cinematic experimentation.”
V.20 No.34 | 8/25/2011
Andy Warhol at the Factory

Music

What is a Factory Party?

Andy Warhol was among the most iconic and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, a highbrow and low class culture cultivator of profound influence. The pop artist is just as recognized for his soup cans or Marilyn Monroes as he is for the silver New York "Factory" where those works were produced (while his Superstars and other celebrities milled about, glamorously bored). But Warhol was also an avant-garde filmmaker, publisher, producer and dabbler in performance art. One facet of this multidimensional career was The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a series of traveling multimedia shows that occurred between 1966 and 1967. The shows featured Warhol's films, dancing and performances by Factory regulars and house band The Velvet Underground.

In reverence of these legendary parties, on Saturday, Aug. 27, the Alibi's Group Hug will host its own Factory Party featuring film projections, screen printing and real-live superstars.

The Factory Party

starring

Low on High (with famed auteur Jon Moritsugu)

The Dirty Novels (a reunion and farewell)

Manby's Head (ex-DMZ, Lyres, Customs)

The Scrams (Burque warehouse rock)

DJ Cassyle (your music editor)

With video projections by Basement Films and live screen-printing from 111 Media Collective (BYOShirt $3, or buy one for $5)

RSVP here

Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011

21+ Launchpad $5

Doors at 8 p.m.

The Dirty Novels

Aural Fixation

The Exploding Plastic Inevitable

Andy Warhol was among the most iconic and prolific visual artists of the 20th century, a highbrow and low class culture cultivator of profound influence. The pop artist is just as recognized for his soup cans or Marilyn Monroes as he is for the silver New York "Factory" where those works were produced (while his Superstars and other celebrities milled about, glamorously bored). But Warhol was also an avant-garde filmmaker, publisher, producer and dabbler in performance art. One facet of this multidimensional career was The Exploding Plastic Inevitable, a series of traveling multimedia shows that occurred between 1966 and 1967. The shows featured Warhol's films, dancing and performances by Factory regulars and house band The Velvet Underground.

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V.19 No.38 | 9/23/2010

Reel World

Fling Yo Film

Like clockwork, local arts org Basement Films will sponsor its annual Audio/Visual Show at UNM’s Southwest Film Center this coming November. In the past, they’ve screened all sorts of insane/awesome/experimental examples of live music and moving image art. Last year, for example, quirky Albuquerque instrumentalists A Hawk & A Hacksaw performed a live score to “the most swimmingly bizarre film from Eastern Europe you’ve never seen” (as the event coordinators put it). This year, Basement Films is looking to expand its horizons even wider. Organizers are on the hunt for “musicians, filmmakers, celluloid manipulators and sonic outlaws” who want to contribute. Teams and individuals are encouraged to contact Basement Films. Deadline to submit proposals is more or less Oct. 15. There is no entry fee and there’s even the likelihood of compensation if you become one of the performers. If you’re interested, e-mail filmphlegm@gmail.com or log on to basementfilms.org for more details.

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