CINEBEASTS
OPEN CALL FOR ANIMATED SHORT FILMS!

WHAT:Cinebeasts and 2W(h)eels are looking for animated short films to show this summer at The Wonderdonk Bike-In Movie Series.  These events are community inclusive Bring Your Own Pinic outdoor film screenings happening once a month in July, August, and early September.  
WHERE:The events will be held on the bucolic grounds of the historic Onderdonk House, located on the Bushwick/Ridgewood border at 1820 Flushing Avenue (a short walk from the Jefferson stop on the L train.)  As this is a bike-in series, we strongly encourage all guests to find a way to bike to the event!
WHEN:The first show is slated for July 29th, the second August 27th, and the third and final on September 10th. Selected shorts will be shown before the feature film for the screenings in August and September. (Rain-dates have been set up for all but the third event.)
WHY:Who doesn’t love outdoor film screenings and picnics held in the gigantic backyard of an old Dutch farmhouse from the 1700s?  
WHO:Cinebeasts is a collective of film nerds, vidiots, and lovers of the farthest reaches of the universe of moving images.  We organize film screenings all over New York City in places ranging from undersground bars, real venues, moored boats, and your parents’ living room.
2(w)heels Collective is a Bushwick-Ridgewood-based collective that seeks to promote alternative modes of transportation and local involvement with the arts and with the community. We believe that reclaiming and re-purposing public space strengthens communities, promotes civic engagement and inspires creativity.  
HOW:Send us links to up to 3 different films that we can see online to cinebeasts@gmail.com. Please include some basic information about yourself: your name, contact information, and any information about your work, process, or submitted films that you want to include. If accepted, please be prepared to send to us a high quality quicktime file of your work. We will contact you to arrange transfer of files over FTP or mailing/dropping off/picking up of a disc. All forms of animation are accepted. 
DEADLINE:Please have all emails sent by August 20th 2011.
CONTACT: If you have any questions please write to Reid at cinebeasts@gmail.com for more information. 

TEQUILA!

Thank you to everyone who came out last weekend!  Enjoy this blurry memory of enthusiastic friends doing the Pee Wee Herman dance.


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The Cinebeasts dance at the Onderdonk House during their screening of Pee Wee’s Big Adventure.

Cinebeasts is going to be part of the second VHS Trailer Show at 92Y Tribeca on Thursday, August 18!  Last time, we investigated the Christian movie industries love of Nick Mancuso and light sabers.  This next go round we promise will be action packed!VHS Trailer Show Part Deux

Cinebeasts is going to be part of the second VHS Trailer Show at 92Y Tribeca on Thursday, August 18!  Last time, we investigated the Christian movie industries love of Nick Mancuso and light sabers.  This next go round we promise will be action packed!

VHS Trailer Show Part Deux

Thanks to Gothamist for the neat write-up. See you Friday, July 29 at the Onderdonk! RSVP  ici!

This is just a [taste] test of Robert Wilson’s “Video 50,” screening this Wednesday, May 12 at the 92YTribeca

“I had the idea with Video 50 that we could put it on the back of airplane seats, so you’d have these images and you could play pop music or Bach or whatever you wanted. Can you imagine—in the 70s? I also wanted to put it on wristwatches. I wanted to put it on clocks in the street. I went to Lufthansa to see if they would put it on their planes. Nothing happened.” -ROBERT WILSON
TV Party. Klaus Nomi. Laurie Anderson. Toni Basil. Alongside these impresarios one will find Wilson’s theatre work - but this rare portfolio has been weirdly dislodged from its rightful place in the leagues of New York video art. Cinebeasts and the 92YTribeca are thrilled to be presenting Video 50 for a one-night special screening on May 11th, 2011.

“I had the idea with Video 50 that we could put it on the back of airplane seats, so you’d have these images and you could play pop music or Bach or whatever you wanted. Can you imagine—in the 70s? I also wanted to put it on wristwatches. I wanted to put it on clocks in the street. I went to Lufthansa to see if they would put it on their planes. Nothing happened.” -ROBERT WILSON

TV Party. Klaus Nomi. Laurie Anderson. Toni Basil. Alongside these impresarios one will find Wilson’s theatre work - but this rare portfolio has been weirdly dislodged from its rightful place in the leagues of New York video art. Cinebeasts and the 92YTribeca are thrilled to be presenting Video 50 for a one-night special screening on May 11th, 2011.

Wednesday, APRIL 20

Watch in stupefaction as Brooklyn-based film collector and tastemaker Movie Mike digs deep into his custom-tailored collection and yanks out a basket of 16mm rarities, incongruities and eyeball truffles. It’s the glowing celluloid orb you wish you had been born in, reignited for a new era:
You’ll see exploding solar systems, hand-cranked botany lessons, atomic splits, stop-motion dinosaurs, 1960s psychedelia relics, hilariously miscalculated PSAs, vintage time-lapse science documentaries - all in all, a soft womb of heavy petting for hungry and keen minds.
It’s gonna be Techniciolor, Freak-O-Rama, Schizo-tronica and Stereogamy all at once; a mellow wandering from around the periphery of the cage and back. (Furthermore, snacks and beverages will be available to those with the courage and the resources.)
Screening producer and film show host Movie Mike is a New York-based journalist, editor and photographer who has been archiving 16mm film for over 35 years. He was formerly editor of the film/TV production journal Millimeter and of Videoplay Magazine. Over the years, Mike has produced various film screenings for colleges, museums, community gardens, schools and pub back rooms. His work includes screening and lecturing at the Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop and the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema.
6 Charles Pl.Brooklyn, NY 11206JMZ to Myrtle Av / L train to Dekalb Av.Doors: 7PM / $6 Admission

Wednesday, APRIL 20

Watch in stupefaction as Brooklyn-based film collector and tastemaker Movie Mike digs deep into his custom-tailored collection and yanks out a basket of 16mm rarities, incongruities and eyeball truffles. It’s the glowing celluloid orb you wish you had been born in, reignited for a new era:

You’ll see exploding solar systems, hand-cranked botany lessons, atomic splits, stop-motion dinosaurs, 1960s psychedelia relics, hilariously miscalculated PSAs, vintage time-lapse science documentaries - all in all, a soft womb of heavy petting for hungry and keen minds.

It’s gonna be Techniciolor, Freak-O-Rama, Schizo-tronica and Stereogamy all at once; a mellow wandering from around the periphery of the cage and back. (Furthermore, snacks and beverages will be available to those with the courage and the resources.)

Screening producer and film show host Movie Mike is a New York-based journalist, editor and photographer who has been archiving 16mm film for over 35 years. He was formerly editor of the film/TV production journal Millimeter and of Videoplay Magazine. Over the years, Mike has produced various film screenings for colleges, museums, community gardens, schools and pub back rooms. His work includes screening and lecturing at the Anthology Film Archives, Millennium Film Workshop and the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema.

6 Charles Pl.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
JMZ to Myrtle Av / L train to Dekalb Av.
Doors: 7PM / $6 Admission

Facebook event here. 
“PULGASARI is a heartfelt tribute to its executive producer and creative mastermind Kim (Jong Il); a gripping kaiju eiga in the worthy tradition of Gamera and Godzilla; a sweeping evocation of a depraved and ultimately childlike mentality. From the deepest bowels of Communist cine-mania to the Spectacle, we hope it terrifies and entertains as metaphor for Kim’s official portrait.”

Facebook event here

PULGASARI is a heartfelt tribute to its executive producer and creative mastermind Kim (Jong Il); a gripping kaiju eiga in the worthy tradition of Gamera and Godzilla; a sweeping evocation of a depraved and ultimately childlike mentality. From the deepest bowels of Communist cine-mania to the Spectacle, we hope it terrifies and entertains as metaphor for Kim’s official portrait.”

Richard Brody, author of Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard, giving an exuberant introduction to our Cahiers du Cinema vs. The Left Bank program last night. 

Richard Brody, author of Everything is Cinema: The Working Life of Jean-Luc Godard, giving an exuberant introduction to our Cahiers du Cinema vs. The Left Bank program last night. 

The very first shorts from GODARD/VARDA/RESNAIS/TRUFFAUT/ROHMER/RIVETTE/MARKEREvery film student (and their dog) knows perfectly well the story of the Nouvelle Vague and its permanent cinema shockwave. Dig deeper, however, and the roots of the “movement” reveal totally disparate worldviews, jarring stylistic differences, and gently competitive notions of cinema’s responsibility to the world.Before the Cahiers du Cinema crowd and the so-called Rive Gauche (Left Bank) posse began making waves at festivals, all they had were movie reviews and short films - and often just barely! Join us for a throwback to the cinematheques of old as we marvel at their trials and errors, genre lab experiments, and rigorous abstractions… and celebrate the first signs of life from one of the 20th century’s most important art movements.600PM - CAHIERS DU CINEMA segment900PM - THE LEFT BANK segment$5 for each half. The 6PM program will be introduced by Richard Brody, movies editor for the Goings On About Town section of The New Yorker and author of Everything Is Cinema: The Life And Work Of Jean-Luc Godard.L train to Bedford / G train to MetropolitanCurated by Cinebeasts & Spectacle

The very first shorts from 
GODARD/VARDA/RESNAIS/TRUFFAUT/ROHMER/RIVETTE/MARKER

Every film student (and their dog) knows perfectly well the story of the Nouvelle Vague and its permanent cinema shockwave. Dig deeper, however, and the roots of the “movement” reveal totally disparate worldviews, jarring stylistic differences, and gently competitive notions of cinema’s responsibility to the world.

Before the Cahiers du Cinema crowd and the so-called Rive Gauche (Left Bank) posse began making waves at festivals, all they had were movie reviews and short films - and often just barely! Join us for a throwback to the cinematheques of old as we marvel at their trials and errors, genre lab experiments, and rigorous abstractions… and celebrate the first signs of life from one of the 20th century’s most important art movements.

600PM - CAHIERS DU CINEMA segment
900PM - THE LEFT BANK segment

$5 for each half. The 6PM program will be introduced by Richard Brody, movies editor for the Goings On About Town section of The New Yorker and author of Everything Is Cinema: The Life And Work Of Jean-Luc Godard.

L train to Bedford / G train to Metropolitan
Curated by Cinebeasts & Spectacle

Friday, February 25th @ 7PM!
Cinebeasts x 92Y Tribeca Present ACTIONFEST!, an evening of ACTION FILMS and ACTION TALKS! Kick off the night with short films from local and contemporary filmmakers, followed by a panel of experts, which in turn will be followed by our feature presentation: "Ffolkes!" (aka “North Sea Hijack!”)
Happy Hour from 6-7PM, with $2 off all beers at the 92Y Tribeca Café!

Friday, February 25th @ 7PM!

Cinebeasts x 92Y Tribeca Present ACTIONFEST!, an evening of ACTION FILMS and ACTION TALKS! Kick off the night with short films from local and contemporary filmmakers, followed by a panel of experts, which in turn will be followed by our feature presentation: "Ffolkes!" (aka “North Sea Hijack!”)

Happy Hour from 6-7PM, with $2 off all beers at the 92Y Tribeca Café!

92YTribeca And Cinebeasts Are Looking For Some Action!

Action Movie Shorts To Be exact!

We’re Talking About:

High speed Car Chases, Round House Kicks, Good vs. Evil, Really Big Guns, Buckets of Blood, German Villains Making Terrorist Demands, Ninjas, Women-In-Need-Of-Saving, Forgettable Dialogue, Napalm Sized Explosions, Vigilantes, Swift Justice, Shooting First and Asking Questions Later, Sci-Fi Alien Showdowns.

If Your Short Film Contains Any/All Of The Above, We Want It (Dead Or Alive)! 

Please Send All Submissions To Cinebeasts At Gmail Dot Com For Further Info.

The L Magazine’s write-up of the Tom Stathes Cartoon Carnival #7!

Check it out at 2pm and 7pm at Vaudville Park!
26 Bushwick Ave, @ Devoe St.
L to Graham Ave, G to Lorimer St.