Variety Berlin Review: Old Stone

65-130216_pk_0047_img_fix_1200x800Johnny MaFeb 12, 2016

NY Premiere of Utopia 1.0 at The Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight

5-annie_berman_profile_photo_lesAnnie BermanFeb 8, 2016

Utopia 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! will have its NYC Premiere at The Museum of Modern Art's Doc Fortnight

Saturday, February 20th at 2:30PM and Sunday, February 21st at 5:30PM.

The film will accompany Time Passes by Ane Hjort Guttu.

Tickets http://www.moma.org/calendar/events/1806

Doc Fortnight 2016

February 19-29, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters)

Doc Fortnight, MoMA’s annual international festival of nonfiction film, celebrates its 15th year with 10 days of important new discoveries in documentary cinema. Featuring the New York premieres of recent films by first-time and established artists—many of whom will introduce their work in person—the festival offers fresh ways of seeing and understanding the world. Combining short and feature-length work, Doc Fortnight highlights the growing ambition and experimentation within the documentary field at a time when documentaries are commanding more popular and critical attention than ever.

This year’s Doc Fortnight underscores the founding principle of the festival: that cross-fertilization among experimental, fiction, and nonfiction films enriches our understanding of the increasingly complex world in which we live.


Tonight! ANTIMATTER [Media Art] Festival screens UTOPIA 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D!

5-annie_berman_profile_photo_lesAnnie BermanOct 28, 2015

Wed. October 28th 9PM at the Deluge

Annie Berman's UTOPIA 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! screens Antimatter [Media Art] festival in Victoria, B.C.

In the Robert Pavlov Sputnik program.


UTOPIA 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalism in 3D! invited to IMPAKT Festival in Utrecht, Netherlands

5-annie_berman_profile_photo_lesAnnie BermanOct 21, 2015

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Annie Berman's film UTOPIA 1.0: Post-Neo-Futurist-Capitalsim in 3D! which revisits the now largely abandoned world of Second Life in the year 2015 has been invited to screen at this year's IMPAKT Festival in Utrecht on October 30th.

The Impakt Festival 2015: The Future of the Past (in a World Well Documented) will offer reflections and new ideas on the future of ‘history’ and on the future of the ‘future’, including existing and new notions of ‘memory’, the ‘past’, ‘recollection’, ‘prediction’ and ‘free will’, in the framework of the almost unlimited data recording and storage capacities that are (being) developed in the world today.

Historical, poetical, technological and philosophical approaches will be combined to discuss the question how a digitally created and conserved memory will construct our conceptions of the past and the future.

In a world well documented, future and past will not be what they used to be.

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Open Call For New Members!

3-alex_landon3Alexander MallisJul 14, 2015

Our 2015 new members application is live and we want YOU to apply. Tell us about yourself. Show us some of your best work.

The only stipulation is that you have creative control over the work and you make passion projects. (Sorry, no ads or commercial work)

Please note that we meet weekly at UnionDocs in Williamsburg. We expect most members to attend most meetings. If you're out of the city or travel a ton, the group may not be right for you.

--> The 2015 application: http://bit.ly/1HXxckx

We are a tight-knit community of professional filmmakers in who are dedicated to mutual support. The collective comes together through weekly peer workshops to provide sustained feedback and critiques throughout the life of its members' projects. You can learn more here: http://brooklynfilmmakerscollective.com

We believe that collective should represent diverse voices. And we believe films should be made by people with different backgrounds and perspectives, too. The Brooklyn Filmmakers Collective welcomes women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community and others who identify with underrepresented groups. We strive to have a diverse, comfortable creative environment for everyone!


FREE screening Monday May 4 - Activism in Film and Harlan County USA

21-imag1629Jeremy S. LevineMay 3, 2015

Come to a screening and discussion at the Brooklyn Historical Society Monday to explore depictions of activism in film. The night will start with two BFC documentary shorts: Right Here All Over by Lily Henderson and Alex Mallis about Occupy Wall Street and Am I Next? by Jeremy Levine and Nicholas Weissman following a teenager during the early Ferguson protests. The shorts will be followed by the Academy Award-winning feature documentary Harlan County USA. This landmark 1976 film by Barbara Kopple provides a compelling and unflinching look at a 1974 coal miners’ strike in Kentucky. Documentary filmmaker Alice Elliott (The Collector of Bedford Street, Body and Soul: Diana and Kathy) moderates a discussion with filmmakers Lily Henderson, Nicholas Weissman, and Jeremy Levine. Making Waves in Film connects Brooklyn filmmakers today with innovators of the past in collaboration with the Criterion Collection.

Movie Mondays: Making Waves in Film, Then and Now with Harlan County USA
Mon, May 4, 6:30pm
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201-2711

Reserve your free tickets here.


Five Star to be distributed in North America by XLrator Media!

XLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to Keith Miller’s inner-city drama Five Star, which played at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival in the World Narrative competition. A summer release is planned on the indie distributor’s PACE label. The pic stars James “Primo” Grant and John Diaz. The East New York-set plot centers on a member of the notorious Bloods — both in the film and in real life — Primo takes John, the son of his slain mentor, under his wing, versing him in the code of the streets.