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BASILICA SCREENINGS JUNE!
BASILICA HUDSON PRESENTS... 
BASILICA SCREENINGS: JUNE


BASILICA SCREENINGS is a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings. Programmed by Basilica Hudson's film curator Aily Nash, and creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone.

All films begin at 8 pm and are $5-10 sliding scale, unless otherwise noted.

JUNE 
THURSDAY, JUNE 6
THE DEVIL, PROBABLY

Robert Bresson, 1977, 93 min.

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FRIDAY, JUNE 14
THEY ACCEPTED THE PLEASURES OF MORNING 
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Basma Alsharif.
Basma Alsharif in person!  Q&A with Alsharif following the screening. 
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THURSDAY, JUNE 20
C'EST VRAI

Robert Frank, 1990, 60 min.
LOOK AT THIS
Aaron Graham, 2010-2012, 16 min.
Aaron Graham in person!  Q&A with Graham following the screening. 
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FRIDAY, JUNE 28
TOWHEADS

Shannon Plumb, 2013, 86 min
Shannon Plumb in person!  Q&A with Plumb following the screening. 
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THURSDAY, JUNE 6
THE DEVIL, PROBABLY

Robert Bresson, 1977, 93 min.

Constructed as a flashback from news reports of a young man’s suspicious suicide, Robert Bresson’s splenetic 1977 drama puts the post-1968 world on trial and judges it unlivable. Charles (Antoine Monnier), a quietly imperious sensualist of blazing intelligence, lives idly in a bare garret and does little but brazenly chase women. Essaying the gamut of modern pursuits — politics, religion, education, drugs, psychoanalysis — he finds them all pointless, and his despair is deepened by atrocious documentary footage of dire pollution that he watches at the home of the writer and environmentalist Michel (Henri de Maublanc), whose girlfriend he steals. –Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Thirty-five years on, The Devil, Probably can still trigger a shock of recognition: Charles’s world is ours. “There won’t be any revolution—it’s too late,” someone says, succinctly articulating a generational tragedy that became a fact of life. But the scope of the film is larger even than the malaise and anger of the post-’68 universe. Beneath the desultory despair, it expresses something timeless about the power and the powerlessness of youth, its coiled energy and its raw-nerved capacity for sensation even when shrouded in an apathetic fog. –Dennis Lim, Artforum

Courtesy of Film Desk and Olive Films.



FRIDAY, JUNE 14
THEY ACCEPTED THE PLEASURES OF MORNING 
Screening b
Basma Alsharif.
Basma Alsharif in person!  Q&A with Alsharif following the screening.  

This selection of works is about imagining Palestine beyond its conflict. Wavering between a troubled past and an unpredictable future, each piece examines subjective experience in relation to political history and collective memory from a different vantage point, a different country, and through different formal visual strategies. They Accepted the Pleasures of Morning, a line borrowed from Lord of the Flies that appears in Home Movies Gaza Home Movies Gaza, refers to an environment where survival is at the forefront of the everyday and creates a space to question the function of civilization there and elsewhere, drawn from a territory where it has clearly failed. –Basma Alsharif


THURSDAY, JUNE 20
C'EST VRAI

Robert Frank, 1990, 60 min.
LOOK AT THIS
Aaron Graham, 2010-2012, 16 min.
Aaron Graham in person!  Q&A with Graham following the screening. 

C’est vrai is Robert Frank's hour-long, single shot, semi-scripted/semi-verité exploration of the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Primarily known for his still photography, Frank treats the moving image as a probing vehicle through which powerful, singular images are discovered. From amidst the analog video texture of his wandering camera, an iconic composition will materialize and then vanish as Frank and his gang move towards their next rendezvous.

Aaron Graham's Look At This videos also take the streets of Manhattan as their subject matter, but concern themselves more so with objects than with people, a reminder of the changes to the physical and cultural landscape of Manhattan in the 20 year interim between his and Frank's projects.
–Maxwell Paparella



FRIDAY, JUNE 28
TOWHEADS

Shannon Plumb, 2013, 86 min
Shannon Plumb in person!  Q&A with Plumb following the screening. 

Towheads is a modern-day tale of motherhood as told through the eyes of a Brooklyn mom with two towheaded blond boys. The film explores what it means to be a mother in current times, caught between her responsibility to her children (magnified by an oft-absent husband) and her need to fulfill her artistic aspirations. The story playfully probes the age-old gender roles ascribed to women and mothers and depicts the modern family unit in all its function and dysfunction. At once lighthearted, incisive and critically challenging, it portrays the mundanity of everyday life by drawing on slapstick humor and silent film’s pantomimic tradition while at the same time handling the issues at home with appropriate severity. –Shannon Plumb

++ PLUS THIS JULY....
THE FIRST ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL
BASILICASCOPE

w/ Guest Programmer Mike Plante from the Sundance Film Festival 
JULY 19-21 | STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON! 

BASILICASCOPE digs into the visceral aspects of motion pictures by celebrating films that explore the furthest extremes - from remote landscapes, unconventional perspectives, fanatic personalities, radical examinations of film's materiality, to the blood and emotion that create it.  From lo-fi to hi-fi to sci-fi and nothing in between.  

COMING SOON...

BASILICA SCREENINGS PRESENTS
THE DEVIL, PROBABLY

THURS JUNE 6 | 8 PM 
Robert Bresson, 1977, 93 min.
Constructed as a flashback from news reports of a young man's suspicious suicide, Robert Bresson's splenetic 1977 drama puts the post-1968 world on trial and judges it unlivable.- Richard Brody, The New Yorker.
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Basilica Hudson presents...
BASILICA BLACKNIGHTS FUNDRAISER DANCE PARTY

SAT JUNE 8 | 8 PM | $10 | BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE 
Tree Hugger, Film Lover or Goth Mother, join us Saturday June 8 to kick off this June Fundraiser Campaign.  Raising Funds to bring FILMS + TREES to the Basilica with special guest DJs Becka Diamond and Shannon F (of Light Asylum) + Flag Day Fireworks in your face!  
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COMING SOON TO BASILICA HUDSON
June 6: Screening: The Devil, Probably
June 8: Basilica Black Nights Fundraiser Dance Party!
June 12Lucky Screening + Q&A with the filmmaker
June 14: Screening: They Accepted the Pleasures of Morning + Q&A with the filmmaker
June 20: Screening: C'est Vrai and Look at This + Q&A with the filmmaker

June 28: Screening: Towheads + Q&A with the filmmaker
June/ July: Basilica Fundraising (More info Soon!)
July 19-21: Basilicascope Film Festival
Sept 13-15: Basilica Music Festival


 
The Basilica Hudson is a reclaimed 19th century factory, converted into an art and performance space for the artistic and cultural community at large. The Basilica Hudson’s striking industrial architecture makes it a unique location for diverse events ranging from music and film festivals to art exhibitions and independent theater.  

For more information on the space and future events, please visit:
www.basilicahudson.com

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