Film and video programming

The initial list divided by year is freelance programming or programming done via Screen Slate.

Prior to (and slightly overlapping) with this I programmed hundreds of shows at Spectacle, which are listed below.

Freelance & Screen Slate Programming

2020

Stream Slate
on Twitch (May 2020-Present), co-programmed with Nellie Killian

An ongoing streaming series spotlighting artists, experimental filmmakers, archives, and arts organizations. Read an essay Nellie Killian & I wrote about the series.

Screen Slate Presents: 1995: The Year the Internet Broke
at Anthology Film Archives (March 2020), collectively programmed as Screen Slate

Retrospective of internet-themed films released in 1995 paired with experimental film and media art (Nam June Paik, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Jon Rafman, Faith Holland, Max Almy)

2017

Screen Slate Presents: This is MiniDV (on 35mm)
at Anthology Film Archives (August 2017)

Retrospective of feature films shot on DV and exhibited on 35mm

2016

Dark Hopper
at Anthology Film Archives (2-11 Dec. 2016)

Eight-title retrospective of rarely screened Dennis Hopper films organized with Ava Tews. 35mm prints, special surprises.

Leslie Thornton: Tuned to a Shifting Ground
at Electronic Arts Intermix (28 Oct. 2015)

Screening and career-spanning artist talk with premiere of new work. Organized with Mono No Aware.

Screen Slate Presents: The Medium is the Massacre
at Anthology Film Archives (Oct./Nov. 2016)

McLuhan-inspired horror film series pairing international 35mm features with artist film & video

Screen Slate Presents: Sambizanga
at Kilroy Metal Ceiling (5 Aug. 2016)

Sarah Maldoror’s landmark of militant Third World liberation cinema presented on 16mm

2015

TerrorVision: Spine-Tingling Signals from the EAI Vault
at Electronic Arts Intermix (28 Oct. 2015)

Seasonal screening with work by Cynthia Maughan, Peggy Ahwesh, Michael Smith, Takeshi Murata, Cecelia Condit, Tony Oursler, and George Kuchar.

C. Spencer Yeh Screening & Artist Talk
at Electronic Arts Intermix (28 Oct. 2015)

Screening & talk including performance with Nate Wooley.

The Lynchian Aesthetic
at International House Philadelphia (8-10 Jan. 2015)

Three programs including Joseph Despins & William Dumaresq’s Duffer with Ryan Trecartin’s Yo A Romantic Comedy and Cecelia Condit’s Possibly in Michigan; Hans Richter et al’s Dreams that Money Can Buy with Alexander Hammid’s Angry Boy; and Bruce & Norman Yonemoto’s Made in Hollywood with Robert Florey, Slavko Vorkapić’s The Life and Death of 9413, A Hollywood Extra.

2014

Spectacle at MAD
at Museum of Arts and Design (July/August 2014)

Part of the MAD Makers Biennial, which included Spectacle. I programmed and print sourced all the 35mm features: The White ReindeerThe Gold DiggersEl DependienteJackie Raynal and ZanzibarDeadlock and Panelstory.

2012

Flaherty NYC: More Fun in the New World
at 92YTribeca (Fall 2012)

Seven-program non-fiction series oriented around election-year issues. Programs included Debt Begins at 20 (16mm); a preview screening of Young Lakota; Occupy Wall Street; Zero Killed; a survey of sponsored avant-garde filmMr. Freedom; and a program entitled Decompose the Universe


PROGRAMMING AT SPECTACLE

August 2015

TEENAGE KICKS: SWEDISH TAEKWONDO PUNKS ON FILM
Two Swedish juvenile delinquent films

Stockholmsnatt (Staffan Hildebrand, 1987)
Sökarna (Daniel Fridell & Peter Cartriers, 1993)

April 2015

FANTASMA: A JAMES FOTOPOULOS RETROSPECTIVE
Filmmaker in attendance for most shows with shorts & ephemera throughout. Many works newly preserved from master materials.

Zero (1997)
Migrating Forms (1999)
Back Against the Wall (2000)
Christabel (2001)
Families (2002)
Hymn (2002)
The Nest (2003)
Esophagus (2004)
The Ant Hill (2004)
The Sky Song (2007)

March 2015

JUCHE YOUR ILLUSION PT. I

Contributed one film, series title, and series text
The Flower Girl (Ik Kyu Choe & Hak Pak, 1972)

February 2015

GENERAL

Pumping Iron II: The Women (George Butler, 1985) (Coordinating for programmer Cristina Cacioppo)

November 2014

SPECIAL EVENTS

From the Dumpster to the Optical Printer to You: An evening of films by Gibbs Chapman and friends

Beijing Bastard: Screening and discussion with author Val Wang

October 2014

SPEC4OBER

Lizard in a Woman’s Skin (Lucio Fulci, 1971)
Don’t Deliver Us from Evil (Joël Séria, 1971)

REMIX 2 COGNITION

Strong Thing & Tender Prey (Jon Dieringer & H.A. Campbell, 2014)
South Third Street Forever (compiled CSY)

ALL THE COLORS OF GIALLO: SERGIO MARTINO MIDNIGHTS

The Strange Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)
The Case of the Scorpion’s Tail (1971)
All the Colors of the Dark (1972)
Your Vice is a Locked Room… (1972)
Torso (1973)

September 2014

THE GOLDEN YEARS OF GREEK POSTWAR CINEMA
Magic City (Nikos Koundouros, 1954)
Stella (Michael Cacoyannis, 1955)
The Counterfeit Coin (George Tzavellas, 1955)

SPECIAL EVENTS

White Homeland Commando (The Wooster Group, 1992) (Programmed with Rebecca Cleman and Anny Oberlink. Wooster Group archivist Clay Hapaz in attendance.)

MIDNIGHTS

Black Dragon’s Revenge (Chin-Ku Lu, 1975)
Black Samurai (Al Adamson, 1977)
Don’t Go in the House (Joseph Ellison, 1979)
Don’t Go in the Woods (James Bryan, 1981)

July 2014

Mary Mary Bloody Mary

Goodbye Uncle Tom

IOTACENTER (w/ Iota)

Robert Darroll

Visual Music: An iotaCenter Slon

ANNA BILLER (w/ Cristina Cacioppo)

Viva.

Shorts.

June

TWO OESTERNS BY GYORGY SOMJAS

The Wind is Whistling.

Bad Guys.

May

DIGNITY

SELECTED 3

April

NOUVEAU ROMAN CINEMA: MARGUERITE DURAS

Destroy She Said. Marguerite Duras. 1969. France. With new subtitles by JD.

India Song. Marguerite Duras. 1975. France. With new subtitles by JD.

Le Camion. Marguerite Duras. 1977. France. With new subtitles by JD.

Baxter, Vera Baxter. Marguerite Duras. 1977. France. With new subtitles by JD.

Agatha et les lectures illimitées. Marguerite Duras. 1981. France. With new subtitles by JD.

THREE YUGOSLAVIAN COMEDIES BY DUSAN KOVACEVIC

Who’s Singin’ Over There. Slobodan Šijan. 1980. Yugoslavia. With new subtitles by JD.

The Marathon Family. Slobodan Šijan. 1982. Yugoslavia. With new subtitles by JD.

Balkan Spy. Dušan Kovačević & Božidar Nikolić. 1984. Yugoslavia. With new subtitles by JD.

AMERICAN HUNTER

ARGOMAN

NINJA VENGEANCE

AGGROBATICS

March

BIG JOY: THE ADVENTURES OF JAMES BROUGHTON

GO DOWN DEATH

February

OUT IN THE STREETS

A Rainha Diaba.

Supermarkt.

Duffer.

ANTI-VALENTINES

Copacabana Me Engana.

A Violent Life.

PIZZA (Artifact Video Club)

January

1991: THE YEAR PUNK BROKE (Special Event)

TRUTH OR DARE (Special Midnight)

TURKISH PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (Artifact Video Club Midnight)

HUMAN HIGHWAY (Special Event)

THE PIT (Midnight)

2013

December

BEST OF SPECTACLE

Das Millionenspiel

Sweet Bunch

School of the Holy Beast

SANTA KLAUS

And God Said to Cain

Creature with the Blue Hand

November

VETERANGEANCE

The Prowler.

Deathdream.

Uncle Sam.

October

SPECTOB3R

Morgiana

Lake of the Dead

HAXAN with live haunted Victrola accompaniment

HABIT with Larry Fessenden

AN EVENING WITH TOMMY TURNER

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

September

JOHN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

The Colony.

Five Minutes to Live.

BANDIDO’S GOLD (with David Wilentz)

Bandidos.

$10,000 Blood Money.

Vengeance is Mine.

Cemetery Without Crosses.

SFX RETALIATOR

FATHER, SON AND HOLY WAR

August

A TRIBUTE TO LES BLANK

Always for Pleasure with Cigarette Blues.

In Heaven There Is No Beer? with Gap-Toothed Women.

AND GOD SAID TO CAIN

THE PIRATES OF BUBUAN with MAMMY WATER

BLOODSUCKING DOLL

SAMUEL FULLER & THE BIG RED ONE

REMIX TO COGNITION

July

The Shining Backwards & Forwards

June

THE WIND IS WHISTLING UNDER THEIR FEET

May

LA VENGANZA DE LOS PUNKS

INTREPIDOS PUNKS

April

EDGAR WALLACE WEEKEND OF MYSTERY

Der Hexer.

Creature with the Blue Hand.

DEAD WAX: A NIKOS NIKOLAIDIS DOUBLE A-SIDE (April)

U.S. Premieres of 2K Restorations, U.S. Premiere of Wretches.

The Wretches are Still Singing. Nikos Nikolaidis, 1979. Greece.

Sweet Bunch. Nikos Nikolaidis, 1983. Greece.

DAS MILLIONENSPIEL

PIG/1334 (April)

Guest: Nico B. NYC Premiere.

Pig. Nico B & Rozz Williams, 1998. USA.

  1. 1334. Nico B, 2011. USA.

Sleep Over Orlac

Shining HD

March

S†NDAYS (March)

Il demonio. Brunello Rondi, 1963. Italy.

School of the Holy Beast. Norifumi Suzui, 1974. Japan.

2012

December

Offshore Television

November

BLACKOUT (November)

Blackout. Eddy Malaton, 1978. USA/Canada/France.

October

SPEC2BER

Strangler Vs. Strangler. Slobodan Šijan, 1985. Yugoslavia.

El dependiente. Leonardo Favio, 1969. 78 min. Argentina.

White Zombie. Victor Halperin, 1932. 67 min. USA. With “Meshes of the Afternoon.”

Grave of the Vamprie. John Hayes, 1972. 95 min. USA.

Horror Express.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

August

HOT-BLOODED: THE ARIZAL MARATHON

To Burn the Sun. 1981. Indonesia.

Double Crosser. 1989. Indonesia.

Final Score. 1987. Indonesia.

American Hunter. 1988. Indonesia.

Special Silencers. 1982. Indonesia.

The Stabilizer. 1984. Indonesia.

SUMMER OF SHRAPNEL

Crazy Thunder Road. Gakuryu (Sogo) Ishii, 1980. Japan.

Intrepidos Punks. Francisco Guerrero, 198?. Mexico.

DARK WAVES (with Greg Eggebeen)

Night Tide.

The Flesh Eaters.

July

BRONXPLOITATION (with Greg Eggebeen)

Guests: Alan & Susan Raymond.

80 Blocks from Tiffanys. Gary Weis, 1979. USA.

1990: The Bronx Warriors. Enzo G. Castellari, 1982. Italy.

Beat This! A Hip-Hop History with Bombin’. Dick Fontaine, 1984-1986. UK.

The Police Tapes. Alan & Susan Raymond, 1977. USA.

Tenement. Roberta Findlay, 1985. USA.

May/June

PETER WATKINS (May/June) (With Clark Fitzgerald and LJ Frezza)

The Gladiators, 1968. Sweden.

Punishment Park, 1970. USA.

Edvard Munch, 1974. Sweden/Norway.

The 70s People, 1974. Denmark.

The Trap, 1975. Sweden.

Evening Land, 1976. Denmark.

The Freethinker, 1992-1994. Sweden.

La Commune, 2000. France.

APRIL

KRAFTWRECK

Master of the Flying Guillotine. Jimmy Wang Yu, 1976. Taiwan/Hong Kong.

With: “Interplanetary Revolution.” Nikolai Khodataev, et al., 1924. USSR.

“La Marche Des Machines.” Eugene Deslaw, 1927. France.

“Necrology.” Claus Löser, 1981. East Germany.

Excerpt from Breakin’. Joel Silberg, 1984. USA.

Das Millionenspiel. Tom Toelle & Wolfgang Menge, 1970. West Germany.

With: West German television commercials, 1963-1970.

“Jeux Des Reflets et De La Vietesse.” Henri Chomette, 1925. France.

“The Birth of the Robot.” Len Lye, 1935. UK.

“Hommage a la Sarraz.” Lutz Dammbeck, 1981. East Germany.

WORLD OF DARKNESS

I, the Executioner.

O Drakos.

March

TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN

Guest: Tom Huckabee. NYC Premiere.

Taking Tiger Mountain. Tom Huckabee & Kent Smith, 1983. USA.

NEARLY DISTANT FUTURES II

Morning Patrol.

Dead Mountaineers Hotel.

January

KILL ALL REDNECK PRICKS: A DOCUMENTARY FILM ABOUT A BAND CALLED KARP (January)

Guest: William Badgley. NYC Premiere.

ROCKUARY

Helicopter String Quartet.

Friends Forever.

THE FILMS OF ROLAND KLICK

Deadlock.

Supermarkt.

Bubchen.

White Star.

  1. SPENCER YEH’S HAIR POLICE DOCUMENTARY

OFFSHORE TELEVISION

2011

December

July Rain.

The Devil.

November

DON’T LET OUR YOUTH GO TO WASTE

Who Can Kill a Child?.

October

SPECTOBER

The Driller Killer.

Messiah of Evil.

Wake in Fright.

Rituals.

La Residencia.

La otra.

White Reindeer.

Ghost Story of Yotsuya.

The Black Pit of Dr. M.

A Bucket of Blood.

Spider Baby.

GOODBYE, AMERICA

STRANGE RIVALS SCORE DEMENTIA 13

August

3D

The Bubble.

It Came from Outer Space.

WHITE LIGHT/CANNED HEAT (August)

Thunder Road. Arthur Ripley.

Moonrunners.

THE PIT

THE FILMS OF CAN’S SOUNDTRACKS, PT. 2

Alice in the Cities.

Deep End.

July

ARCH CRIMINALS REVISITED

Judex.

The 1,000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse. Fritz Lang.

June

THE FILMS OF CAN’S SOUNDTRACKS

A Big Grey-Blue Bird. Thomas Schamoni.

Deadlock. Roland Klick.