Monday, February 27, 2012

Reminder: Radical Form and Content Discussion Tuesday Feb. 28th at 7pm

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

This is a reminder that tomorrow evening (Tuesday Feb. 28th) at 7pm, Shooting Wall will be presenting a talk on the history of film theory, form, and radical cinema. This talk will be an overview of the history of film theory with an emphasis on radical form and content. We will also be discussing some of the possibilities for the future of filmmaking, distribution, and criticism. The talk is aimed at those with little or no knowledge of film history, who are interested in learning more, but can also be appreciated by those who already have an understanding. The talk will be punctuated by film clips and we will be providing lists of recommended films for viewing and theorists for reading. This talk is Shooting Wall's attempt to re-open the public discussion about film form and film theory, which we see as virtually non-existent in the mainstream or in the pages of newspapers and magazines. We want to take these discussions out of the academy and place them back into the world of cinema. We hope this talk will lead to further discussion in the city and a growing community of people interested in watching, discussing, and then making great and new cinema. The talk begins at 7pm and will be held at the Wooden Shoe on 704 South Street. Please see the link below for more information. We hope to see everyone there!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Film Screening Sunday at Wooden Shoe

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

The Wooden Shoe (704 South Street) will be hosting a night of anarchic short films this Sunday (Feb. 26th) at 7pm. The program will feature Black Panthers by Agnes Varda, The Specimen by Ulrike Ottinger, and Beppie by Johan van der Keuken. As usual, the screening is free and open to the public. This should be a great night of interesting short films.

Also, a reminder of Shooting Wall's talk at the Wooden Shoe this Tuesday (Feb 28th) at 7pm on the history of film theory and criticism, as well as Radical cinema. You can see more information about the event at the below link or you can check out Raymond Simon's brief write-up about the event in this weeks Philadelphia Weekly.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Shooting Wall Film on Vimeo

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

There is a new Shooting Wall short film called The Power Couple by Karl Starkweather up on our VIMEO page. Check it out!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Reminder: Radical Form and Content: The Scenic Route

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

This is a reminder about Shooting Wall's screening on Tuesday Feb, 21st at 7pm of Mark Rappaport's The Scenic Route. The event will be held at Girard Hall (527 W. Girard Ave) and is completely free and open to the public! There will be a Shooting Wall short film before the movie and free beer! Rappaport is one of the most interesting and unfairly neglected American filmmakers, so come and check out one of his best films tomorrow night. 

Also, a reminder of our talk on Tuesday Feb. 28th at the Wooden Shoe. The talk will focus on Radial Form and Content; we will offer a brief history of film theory and radical cinema. This talk will also be completely free and starts at 7. 

We hope to see everyone at these events!

The Scenic Route:

Radical Form and Content Talk:

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Issue 4: Shooting Wall Zine

It's finally here! No, not our official statement on the death of pop legend Whitney Houston, but ISSUE 4 of our film zine! In Issue 4 we are bringing you the most relevant and real time analysis, theory, and instruction from our top films of 2011 to a piece on how to light your films on the cheap without sacrificing style. We hope that you will find this to be a diverse issue with some real time and pratical advice about how to get your films made and where and how to see the best that is being made.

We welcome your feedback and as always we are looking for contributors for future issues.
Issue 4

Monday, February 13, 2012

Two New Shooting Wall Films

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

There are two new Shooting Wall films posted on our Vimeo page: Birthday Party by Rob Mugge and Mittagspause by Jill Hackney. Check out them out!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Jill Hackney's "Mittagspause" Screening Tonight

Greetings Soliders and Cinephiles,

Shooting Wall member Jill Hackney will be having her film "Mittagspause" screened tonight at Pifva - Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association's Cinema Speak Easy at L'etage at 6:30. Please attend if you want to see a really great and unique film.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Omnibus Film on Vimeo

Greetings Soldiers and Cinephiles,

Our first omnibus film, This is Shooting Wall, is now available for viewing on our vimeo page. The film is a collection of six short films on the theme of Sacco and Vanzetti by Michelle Schuler, Karl Starkweather, Jonathan Seidman, Ben Webster, Carrie Love, and Joshua Martin. Check it out!