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In Apt. 929, Page 22, Page Poetry, Speakeasy Cinema on November 4, 2013 at 3:33 am

Lee Ann Brown & Genesis Breyer P-Orridge

In addition to our classes with Apt 929 we have several different ongoing programs at Page 22

PAGE POETRY PARLOR, curated by Lee Ann Brown (pictured, with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge),  presents writers from around the globe here at Page 22. We have presented Jerome Rothenberg, Ariana Reines, Stephen Boyer, Philip Good, Nicole Brossard,  Kimberly Lyons, Laynie Browne, Deborah Poe, Dia Felix, Jen Blauvelt, jennifer blowdryer,  Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová, Sophie Seita, Luke McMullan, and many others.

GRRRLS ON FILM! celebrated the work of women, trans people, and genderqueer filmmakers, writers, performers, and other creators, especially but not exclusively those whose work has been influential to or stems from riot grrrl and queercore movements. Every week began with a performance/reading salon and then we showed a film, except for the first week which was a double feature!

GRRRLS ON FILM! featured work by Amanda Davidson, Ariana Reines, Caroline Contillo, Chavisa Woods, D’hana Perry, Dia Felix, Erin Markey, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Gerry Visco, K8 Hardy, Larkin Grimm, Marie Losier, Margarita Shalina, Margaret Tedesco, Sadie Benning, Silas Howard, Talya Epstein, Trisha Lowe, Xeňa Stanislavovna Semjonová and many more amazing people helped make GRRRLS ON FILM! a very special and magical weekly happening for 10 consecutive weeks. GRRRLS ON FILM! took place during the Fall 2012 and was organized by Ben Rosenberg and Stephen Boyer.

GRRRLS ON FILM! poster 1

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Speakeasy Cinema – NYFF Edition: Guest Host Bob Berger – Saturday September 21st at 7pm

In Uncategorized on September 17, 2013 at 1:30 am

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From SPEAKEASY CINEMA creator and host Matt Kohn:

This month’s guest at Speakeasy Cinema is Bob Berger. Bob directed Charlie Victor Romeo. In January, CVR was the first 3-D narrative feature film at Sundance. On September 28th, CVR will have it’s NYC Premiere at the New York Film Festival.

 

So, we’re going to celebrate with a special Saturday evening Speakeasy Cinema. Bob is going to bring a film that will knock your socks off.  Come prepared for something impossible to find elsewhere. This is why we are underground.

 

See you SATURDAY September 21, 7 PM

 

Matt

 

Our location: Page 22 Studio, a workplace for emerging and established Writers, Directors, and Actors, dedicated to the spirit of Geraldine Page.

The address is 435 W. 22nd St, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10011.

The cost will be a donation ($5 suggested).

Please bring drinks you consume responsibly. This particular film will have our first drinking game!

The screening begins at 7 PM.

SPEAKEASY CINEMA is created, produced and hosted by Matt Kohn, Director of CALL IT DEMOCRACY and THE MANUTE BOL SUDAN FILM PROJECT

http://thegracecourtpicturecompany.com/

 

Bob Berger is a founding member of the Collective: Unconscious (C:U) performance space in NYC and has served as Technical Director and New Media Director.  Before creating Charlie Victor Romeo, Bob was one of the original creators, writers, producers and directors of the long running serial play Manifestations, which had five successful six/ten-month seasons amounting to over 40 separate episodes and over 150 performances. Berger worked for CNN in New York as a Studio Engineer and Field Cameraman before leaving to pursue a Master’s Degree in Interactive Telecommunications at NYU. He now works developing/deploying robotic systems to migrate the content locked on magnetic tape based media to archive quality digital files. These systems are used by libraries and archives to insure the preservation and access of our audio/visual heritage.

 

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/charlie-victor-romeo-sundance-film-414218

 

 

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WHAT IS SPEAKEASY CINEMA? WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCREENING SERIES?

 

If you’re new to this list, I created and hosted the independent and underground movie screening series Speakeasy Cinema. Between 2006 and 2009 it was housed at the Collective Unconscious and then Soho House. Every month Speakeasy Cinema featured at least one guest who choose an exciting, controversial movie they would like an audience to discuss. However, before the screening no one in the audience knew what they were coming to see. After the film was screened, the audience participated in conversation, with only one purpose: what did you see? What did it mean to you? How did it make you feel?

 

In the Spring 2013 Season Tony Torn brought PERFORMANCE, Kim Jackson brought F IS FOR FAKE, Alix Lambert brought DEATH BY HANGING  and Miao Wang brought WOMAN IN THE DUNES. Previous seasons’ guests included Tom Gilroy, Peter Mattai, Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, Jem Cohen, Norman Spinrad, Debra Eisenstadt, Josh Gilbert, Nelson Cabrera, Pedro Carvajal, Signe Baumane, Jonthan Stern, Robert Milazzo, Michael Badalucco, Joe Maggio, The Zuvuya Collective, Avram Ludwig, Ian Olds, Ira Sachs and Scott Saunders. Every single conversation they inspired was a success because the films they brought are off the beaten path and worthy of our time. We screened AMERICAN JOB, SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, BONE, BLOOD OF THE BEASTS and PSYCH-OUT, DAY OF THE LOCUSTS, “Films Rescued from Fire (of Chilian censors)”, TOGETHER (TILLSAMMANS), SECUESTRO EXPRESS, SEVENTEEN, TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942 version), MICKY AND MAUDE, 13 TSAMETI, and “A Short Film About Killing” from Krzysztof Kieslowski’s DEKALOG,VIVA ZAPATA!, COME AND SEE, PSYCHOSYMBIOTAXIPLASM, and SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS. (Stesti). Many of our conversations took us out of the theater and into nearby bars and restaurants.

 

As attendees of any experience, our schedules have become more programed, our plans more specific to what we think we want or don’t want. Speakeasy Cinema returns becaase movies were also meant to be enjoyed as an intellectual and emotional surprise and with friends, lovers, family members, dates, strangers or even someone else’s teenager.

 

Speakeasy Cinema has a few rules:

 

1) our guests bring a film and no one one knows what it is until the lights dim

2) the film can’t be a film the guests have worked on, only a film they love or hate, think is important, inspiring and want to talk about

3) after the film, the audiences and the filmmakers share their experiences watching the film. We talk about ART.

4) industry talk is verboten!

5) we can drink in this theater, so bring a bottle – we provide the corkscrew

6) we do it the third Sunday evening of each month (NOT THIS MONTH)

7) we don’t don’t show documentaries, whatever documentaries are

8) photographs are OK, but no audio or video records of what you say or think. What’s spoken about at Speakeasy Cinema stays at Speakeasy Cinema. END OF STORY.

Speakeasy Cinema: Guest Host Alix Lambert – Sunday April 14th 7pm

In Uncategorized on April 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm

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From SPEAKEASY CINEMA creator and host Matt Kohn:

This month’s Speakeasy Cinema guest is Independent Spirit Nominee Alix Lambert, an author-filmmaker as comfortable in Deadwood as with hardcore Russian prisons. Attend and enjoy her very rare pick for the third of four limited-edition screenings — we will have something to talk about.

To open the night, as an homage to our departed cinema friend Roger Ebert, I encourage everyone to come with one short quote from any film criticism about a specific film. We will go around the room, reading our chosen quotes aloud….

Drop off your taxes at the main post office and take a walk down to Chelsea….. See you Sunday!
Matt

WHAT IS SPEAKEASY CINEMA? WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER SCREENING SERIES? 

If you’re new to this list, I created and hosted the independent and underground movie screening series Speakeasy Cinema. Between 2006 and 2009 it was housed at the Collective Unconscious and then Soho House. Every month Speakeasy Cinema featured at least one guest who choose an exciting, controversial movie they would like an audience to discuss. However, before the screening no one in the audience knew what they were coming to see. After the film was screened, the audience participated in conversation, with only one purpose: what did you see? What did it mean to you? How did it make you feel?

Guests included Tom Gilroy, Peter Mattai, Susan Buice and Arin Crumley, Jem Cohen, Norman Spinrad, Debra Eisenstadt, Josh Gilbert, Nelson Cabrera, Pedro Carvajal, Signe Baumane, Jonthan Stern, Robert Milazzo, Michael Badalucco, Joe Maggio, The Zuvuya Collective, Avram Ludwig, Ian Olds, Ira Sachs and Scott Saunders. Every single conversation they inspired was a success because the films they brought are off the beaten path and worthy of our time. We screened AMERICAN JOB, SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR, BONE, BLOOD OF THE BEASTS and PSYCH-OUT, DAY OF THE LOCUSTS, “Films Rescued from Fire (of Chilian censors)”, TOGETHER (TILLSAMMANS), SECUESTRO EXPRESS, SEVENTEEN, TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942 version), MICKY AND MAUDE, 13 TSAMETI, and “A Short Film About Killing” from Krzysztof Kieslowski’s DEKALOG,VIVA ZAPATA!, COME AND SEE, PSYCHOSYMBIOTAXIPLASM, and SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS. (Stesti). Many of our conversations took us out of the theater and into nearby bars and restaurants.

As attendees of any experience, our schedules have become more programed, our plans more specific to what we think we want or don’t want. Speakeasy Cinema returns becuase movies were also meant to be enjoyed as an intellectual and emotional surprise and with friends, lovers, family members, dates, strangers or even someone else’s teenager.

Speakeasy Cinema has a few rules:

1) our guests bring a film and no one one knows what it is until the lights dim
2) the film can’t be a film the guests have worked on, only a film they love or hate, think is important, inspiring and want to talk about
3) after the film, the audiences and the filmmakers share their experiences watching the film. We talk about ART.
4) industry talk is verboten!
5) we can drink in this theater, so bring a bottle – we provide the corkscrew
6) we do it the third Sunday evening of each month
7) we don’t don’t show documentaries, whatever documentaries are
8) no audio or video records of what went down. What’s spoken about at Speakeasy Cinema LE stays at Speakeasy Cinema. END OF STORY.

Our location: Page 22 Studio, a workplace for emerging and established Writers, Directors, and Actors, dedicated to the spirit of Geraldine Page.
The address is 435 W. 22nd St, 2nd Floor, NY NY 10011.
The cost will be a donation ($5 suggested).
Please bring drinks you consume responsibly.
The screening begins at 7 PM.
SPEAKEASY CINEMA is created, produced and hosted by Matt Kohn, Director of CALL IT DEMOCRACY and THE MANUTE BOL SUDAN FILM PROJECT
http://thegracecourtpicturecompany.com/

Page 22 Play Reading Series Presents: Ian Daniel – triple beam wet dream

In Page 22, Theater, Uncategorized on March 24, 2013 at 8:57 pm
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On Sunday, June 9th at 8pm., Page 22 will present a staged reading of Ian Daniel’s triple beam wet dream

Space is extremely limited. You MUST RSVP to page22nyc@gmail.com to reserve a seat.

$11 suggested donation.

Page 22 is located at 435 W 22nd Street in Chelsea, NYC, on the 2nd floor of a Chelsea townhouse.

For more information go to Page22.org

Page 22 Spring Play Reading Series: THE FRE by Taylor Mac, May 19th@ 8pm

In Page 22, Theater on March 14, 2013 at 10:01 am

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The Page 22 PlayReading Series (formerly Presence Reading Series) Presents

a staged reading of THE FRE, a new play by Taylor Mac

Performed by Taylor Mac and Tony Torn with special guests

$11 Suggested Donation

As always, seating is EXTREMELY LIMITED!!! You MUST rsvp to page22nyc@gmail.com to reserve a seat

Page 22 – 435 W 22nd Street, NYC- 2nd Floor

Coming up in June at The Page 22 Play Reading Series:

-triple beam wet dream by IAN DANIEL- Sunday June 9th at 8pm

Jay Scheib’s THE DISINHERITED: DRINKING GAME & SIMULCAST at TORN PAGE – Friday Jan 10th, 730-Midnight

In Uncategorized on January 6, 2012 at 1:43 am

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What better way to celebrate the New Year by joining us at TORN PAGE (aka Page 22) for a live simulcast of Jay Scheib’s PLATONOV or THE DISINHERITED, featuring THE DISINHERITED DRINKING GAME!

$10 Suggested Donation at the door! All the Kasha you can eat and all the strong russian tea you can drink! $5 double shots of Vodka! LIVE simulcast of PLATONOV, Or THE DISINHERITED from The Kitchen! Party with the cast and crew directly after the show!

Doors open at 730. Show runs from 8pm-945pm. Afterparty begins at 10pm and lasts until midnight.

TORN PAGE (aka Page 22) is a studio space and classroom located at 435 w 22nd Street, on the 2nd floor of a residential brownstone.

please RSVP to tornpagenyc@gmail.com so we know how much kasha/tea/vodka to make available!

And play THE DISINHERITED DRINKING GAME (if you dare!)

Whenever anybody pours vodka from a tiny vodka bottle into a coffee cup, DRINK

When anyone drinks directly from a big bottle of Vodka, DRINK

Whenever anyone attempts to hang themselves with a guitar string (or talks about it), DRINK

Whenever anyone pees, DRINK

Whenever Jacob (Laine Rettmer) is given rubles (cash or check), DRINK

Whenever Sergey (Jon Morris) falls over the couch, DRINK

Whenever Nicole (Rosalie Lowe) says BANG!, DRINK

Whenever Sasha (Ayesha Jordan) laughs, DRINK

Whenever Anna (Sarita Choudhury) takes off her dress, DRINK

Whenever Jay Scheib gets caught on screen by the B camera or in a reflection, DRINK

Whenever Osip (Rosalie Lowe) threatens Platonov, DRINK

When Porfiry (Tony Torn) breaks the Faberge Egg, DRINK

When Sonia (Virginia E Newcomb) “planks” on the couch, DRINK

AND…..

When Platonov (Mikeah Ernest Jennings) says he’s going to quit drinking, DRAIN YOUR GLASS