Temperatures are still dropping in NYC, with more snow on the way… meaning your weekends will probably be filled with Netflix and Seamless. If you are open to leaving your apartment (no judgement either way),, check out the screenings and workshops we’re looking forward to this month! All heated. And see below for our monthly job picks + community news!

Events and Screenings:

SCREENING: Dinner and Film – A Woman Under The Influence
Sat, 2/3, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Free

Join Film Club NYC for another round of dinner with friends and film. A Woman Under The Influence, is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes. Mabel, a wife and mother, is loved by her husband Nick but her mental illness proves to be a problem in the marriage. From Film Club NYC: “Arrive at 6pm and join us for an Italian meal. Go into Capri and head downstairs to find The Producer Table, which will be all ours for dinner. We’ll seat everyone at a table with new faces to chat and get to know each other. The film starts at 7:40pm.”

DCTV Presents: Winter/Spring 2018
Monday nights at 7:00 PM, Feb 5th – March 26th, prices vary

We’re looking forward to another season of DCTV Presents, DCTV’s signature screening and event series that champions groundbreaking nonfiction film. It features timely documentary screenings with the filmmakers and special guests, plus a mixer and provocative panel. Winter/Spring ’18 DCTV Presents will take place Monday nights starting at 7pm, Feb 5th – March 26th.

WORKSHOP: Taking the Mystery out of Copyright for Documentary Filmmakers
Wed, 2/7, 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST, $45 – $120

Even experienced documentary filmmakers have misconceptions about the impact of copyright law on their projects. Taking the Mystery out of Copyright for Documentary Filmmakers is geared at helping you understand how copyright law – with a particular focus on fair use – affects documentary film projects. In this three-hour, intensive seminar, the Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts will guide you through the subject by reviewing relevant statutes and court cases and sharing clips of real-world examples. The class will also cover practical considerations that filmmakers should keep in mind when using others’ copyrighted material.

Orlando, Sally Potter

SCREENING: An Evening with Sally Potter
Tue, 2/13, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM, $25

Sally Potter has long been one of our most unpredictable and idiosyncratic filmmakers. For this very special evening, she will visit the Film Society of Lincoln Center to present a double feature of her much anticipated new comic drama The Party, starring Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, and Cherry Jones; and a 25th anniversary screening of her visually dazzling, Oscar-nominated 1993 Virginia Woolf adaptation Orlando, starring Tilda Swinton. Potter will appear for a Q&A following The Party and for an introduction preceding Orlando.

SCREENING: Sunrise (Live Score by Morricone Youth)
Wed 2/14, 7:30PM, $16

From Nitehawk: “German expressionist director F.W. Murnau’s most beautiful silent era masterpiece and first Hollywood film “SUNRISE: A SONG OF TWO HUMANS” (1927) is the story of a naïve young farmer bewitched by an alluring city woman, driving him toward murder.  Hailed as one of the best films of all time by many, the film and Janet Gaynor both won the Academy Award for “Unique and Artistic Picture” and “Best Actress In A Leading Role” at the first Academy Awards in 1929.”

SCREENING: Hits from the North – The Nile Hilton Incident
Wed, 2/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST, $7 – $12

Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America is proud to present The Nile Hilton Incident from director Tarik Saleh, part of it’s “Hits from the North” series. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize, this smart and sexy thriller blends police procedure and political commentary to create a noir for our times. The film is inspired by the 2008 hotel murder of a Lebanese pop star by an Egyptian businessman and politician, an event which shook the nation. Directed by Tarik Saleh a Swedish television producer, animator, journalist, and director.

Mankiller, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

SCREENING: Mankiller
Sat, 2/24, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EST, $5 – $12

Head down to Barnard College in the Diana Event Oval to catch a screening of Mankiller. The Valerie Red-Horse Mohl documentary tells the tale of a true American legend, Wilma Mankiller (1945-2010), a community organizer-turned-political leader who defied all odds to make a difference for her people.

EVENT: RED Underground NYC
Wed, February 28, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Free

Every few weeks, RED hosts get-togethers for customers, friends, and new members of the RED community to showcase their content and get hands-on time with RED products. Each event will be an opportunity to talk about the creative process with industry professionals, as well as share any projects you are working on. Whether it be test footage, your latest reel, or even short format films, let us celebrate you and your work! Find more details about submitting here.

Community news:

  • Showtime documentary series The Trade premiered at Sundance this year–Emmy® award-winning cinematographer and KitSplitter, Matt Porwoll, was one of a few DPs that worked on the series. Congratulations to Matt and the entire team!
  • Erin Lee Carr, who showed an excerpt of HBO’s Mommy Dead and Dearest at one of our events last year, directed the TV Series documentary Dirty Money which just came out on Netflix! The Atlantic said, “In Carr’s hands, what could be a predictable story about corporate overreach becomes a gripping entrée into Wall Street excess, studded with compelling characters.” Great job Erin!
  • Please consider making a donation to the Kim Wall Memorial fund, in honor of a Kim, a journalist who left us too soon. They are close to their goal, and all funds collected will be directed to the International Women’s Media Foundation. Find more information or donate here.


Our monthly selection of recently posted, interesting-looking gigs—recommended by KitSplitters, for KitSplitters:

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