The first issue of Shooting Wall is currently being printed! It took some time and a lot of effort, but by this time next week, the issue should be ready for distribution! We are still seeking articles for issue #2, so send them in, if you have them. We should hopefully be meeting next week to figure where we are going from here concerning next issue, screenings, meetings, etc. I will keep everyone posted as to the progress and any events that may be on the horizon.
It has been a pretty dismal month for film in Philadelphia. The Ritz has been getting absolute shit. There hasn't been anything coming out worth checking out. Just one crappy documentary after another! This is fall, the time when the best films are supposed to come out and, yet, nothing...nothing...nothing. Needless to say, this has been incredibly frustrating for cinema fans. It isn't that the films aren't out there because I know they are (Pedro Costa, for example, has a new film playing in New York right now). The Ritz is either getting lazy or they are just totally unwilling to take chances anymore. Either way, things are not looking good.
In better news, there are couple of things going on this weekend. Tonight Secret Cinema is playing some Velvet Underground concert films from the '60s at Moore. There is a 8pm and 10pm show. These are apparently pretty rare films, so this should be quite a treat for any VU and/or Warhol fans. Also tonight, IHouse has An Evening with Lynne Sachs. They will be screening two of her recent films and Sachs will also be there for a Q&A. Both of these events should be good.
Tomorrow night at IHouse there will be DDR/DDR at 7pm. This is a series of "cine-constellations" as a visual essay. I have heard a lot of good things about this film and will definitely be attending.
More updates to come...