A free party with two open bars (compliments of Brooklyn Brewery), Korean BBQ from Kimchi Taco, a meet and greet, workshops and discounts? Now that sounds like our kind of scene.
DCTV, a major resource for NYC’s independent filmmakers, is hosting an open house this Tuesday at 7 p.m. where attendees can take part in film workshops including “Digital Cinematography,” “Processing: Code for Artists,” “Adobe Premiere Pro,” “Documentary Editing & Storytelling” and “Finishing Your Film: Color.” Test out some of the production equipment, take a tour of the 1896 firehouse that DCTV has occupied since 1979 (they plan to open a 75-seat documentary theater there in 2015) and have a chance to become a member at a discounted price.
If you’re less into making movies and more into watching them, here’s what we’re Reel Psyched to see this week.
Local Filmmaker Showcase Presents: Selected Shorts
A series of shorts by local filmmakers including the black comedy Battle of the Bedpan (about an old man who thinks his nurse is trying to kill him), The Last Colorful Note (a funny yet awkward bringing-to-life of notes passed to a middle school student) and more.
Videology, 308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 8 p.m.; Free
Nitehawk Outdoors: Chicago + Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra
A cool September Tuesday, and by cool we mean jazzy. Michael Arenella will kick off our time travel to the 1920s with his Dreamland Orchestra before Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart duke it out on the big screen. Sandwiches from Brooklyn Star, OddFellows ice cream and beer from Brooklyn Brewery will be available along with wine, water and all that jazz.
Havemeyer Park, 54 S. 3rd St., Wiliamsburg; 6:30 p.m.; Free
New Filmmakers: American Veterans Discarded and Forgotten
A night of films exploring the aftermath of war, conspiracies, and the Gulf War Syndrome — an all too serious multi-symptom disorder that has affected approximately 250,000 veterans of the 1991 Gulf War.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., East Village; 6 p.m.; $13.50
Good Ol’ Freda
Lovely Freda, meter m… um wait, that’s not how it goes, we know, we know. Freda Kelly worked as the Beatles’ secretary for 11 years, despite the Beatles breaking up after 10. For the first time ever she shares what it was like being so close with the biggest band in the world.
Sunshine Cinema, 143 E Houston St, Lower East Side; $13.50
Based on the Beltway Sniper attacks that haunted Washington DC for three weeks in October 2002, this film retells the story from the point of view of the perpetrators.
IFC Center, 323 Sixth Ave., Greenwich Village; $13.50
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Foxy Brown with a live score by Morricone Youth
You’re going down to death town if you mess with Foxy Brown, so you better not stick around… clown. In this classic piece of blaxploitation cinema, Pam Grier’s back, kicking the shit out of drug dealers (much like she did in Coffy) after they murder her boyfriend. Sex, drugs, castration and a whole lot of rhyming in the trailer.
Nitehawk Cinema, 136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg; midnight; $16
Paralisis NYC Presents: Exhibit I
A night of classic and rare ‘80s videos featuring Devo, Kraftwork, PiL, Lords of the New Church, Skinny Puppy and more. If you’re looking for Madonna and Huey Lewis you might want to stay home. DJ sets after the screening with Chuby242, Raymi7 and Frankie Teardrop.
Videology, 308 Bedford Ave., Williamsburg; 10 p.m.; Free
Pierrot Le Fou
Jean-Luc Godard’s tenth film, starring Anna Karina and Jean-Paul Belmondo, about a couple on the run from Algerian gangsters and the bourgeois lifestyle that bores them. If you like French films with lots of twists and Anna Karina, well then, you’re welcome.
Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Ave., East Village; 4:45 p.m.; $10
A new bi-weekly series from Spectacle and Kissing Contest featuring the best in poorly dubbed kung fu flicks with a lean towards the bizarre. Promises of hopping vampires, ninjas, strange swordsmen and more every other week. The movies won’t be announced ahead of time.
Spectacle Theater, 124 S. 3rd St., Williamsburg; 3 p.m.; Free