SMS NEWS

Browse By

Paddle8 Live and November Screenings

Paddle8 Live and November Screenings


From November 4th-November 18th, we will be launching our Paddle8 Art Auction to continue preserving and digitizing our rare collection.

Come experience the artwork in person at NACG Tuesday Nov 5th!


Friday, November 15th: 6SKIN

Fri., November 15th, 7:00 P.M. 

Charles S. Cohen Screening Room

475 Park Avenue, 6th Floor

Suggested donation: $10

RSVP: filmmakerscoop@gmail.com

6SKIN is a sound and image fantasia constructed as a series of veils, skins and fields of imagery. Polymorphic twin performers joyfully express the senses through dance in live action and animation sequences which overlap and embrace each other within a transformative soundscape

Directors Alice Maher and Aideen Barry, both visual artists, worked with twin dancers Junk Ensemble, to re-stage and capture on film instances of polymorphic transformation referencing scientific and cultural sources from classical Ovid to cinematic cyborgs. 

6SKIN is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland: Project Awards 2018.


Saturday, November 16th:

Film Screening: “Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground”

At Mana Contemporary

888 Newark Ave., Jersey City, New Jersey 07306

Sat., November 16th, 3:00 P.M.

Sebastian Mekas and Chuck Smith join Mana Contemporary to present a screening of “Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground,” prior to the film’s public release online. Mekas introduces the film with an opening screening of “Keep Singing: A Tribute to Jonas Mekas,” and Smith will stay for a question and answer session following the screening.

Barbara Rubin pushed boundaries by expressing her freedom to make explicit films, at a time when the scene was heavily influenced by male icons. She introduced Andy Warhol to the Velvet Underground and Bob Dylan to the Kabbalah. After Rubin left New York for an unexpected religious pursuit, Jonas Mekas dedicated himself to cementing her personal and professional legacy. Working with Mekas’s footage and rare clips from the Andy Warhol archives, “Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground” delves into the world and mind of a woman who truly believed that film could change the world.

Presented in partnership with Film-Makers’ Coop.


The Film-Makers’ Cooperative receives funding from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and also from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. 

Leave a Reply