Monday, May 15, 2017 – 8pm
140 N. Columbus Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Corner of Columbus Blvd and Race Street
“What makes Eraserhead great—and still, perhaps the best of all Lynch’s films? Intensity. Nightmare clarity. And perhaps also it’s the single-mindedness of its vision.” –Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
David Lynch’s surreal and seminal feature-length film debut portrays Philadelphia as a desolate black-and-white industrial landscape, devoid of warmth. The film is at once a beautiful look into the mind of protagonist Harry (Jack Nance), a lost dreamer, and a haunting portrayal of marriage and responsibility.
$20 / includes film and light meal (stay tuned for menu details)
UPDATE: 2nd screening added for Friday, May 20 at 7:30, tickets available now: http://www.ticketfly.com/
To celebrate the upcoming resurrection of TWIN PEAKS, PhilaMOCA will host a screening of the complete 3.5 hour cut of TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME. It’s the original theatrical cut with all of the Missing Pieces footage integrated throughout according to the film’s original script. That means more Special Agent Chet Desmond (Chris Isaak), more Phillip Jeffries (David Bowie), appearances from just about every character from the original program that were removed from the theatrical cut (Big Ed, Truman, Pete, Andy, Lucy, Hawk, so many more!), and more footage of the Black Lodge that provides i…nsight into the show’s mysteries and complements Mark Frost’s recent book. The result feels more like an extended episode of the original show and will surely please those who were left unsatisfied with the film’s original cut.
Lynch himself stated that the last seven days of Laura Palmer’s life are integral to the new season so now is your chance to catch up before the show debuts the following night.
Friday, May 19 : Doors 7:00, Movie 7:30, $10 admission
Saturday, May 20 : Doors 7:00, Movie 7:30, sold out
4.28 | $12 adv | doors 9pm | 21+
Sparks have been creating idiosyncratic music of varying genres for almost 50 years now. Comprised of California-born brothers Ronald and Russell Mael, Sparks’ sound has consistently and organically evolved over the course of 23 albums, covering everything from glam rock to disco pop to electronic dance to their current status as experimental pop masters. Despite a rich body of work and decades’ worth of accolades from critics and peers alike, mainstream success has always alluded Sparks, possibly by their own devices, and thus they have properly earned their status as cult icons, complete with an obsessive and dedicated fanbase.
As he turns 50, filmmaker Pini Schatz sets out to explore his life-long obsession with the band Sparks (the brothers Ron and Russell Mael). Pini charts the impact of Sparks on his life while meeting with fellow Sparks’ fans, among them famous musicians, in Tel Aviv, London, Berlin, Rotterdam and New York. Structured as a personal quest by the filmmaker to prove that Sparks are the coolest underrated band in the history of popular music. This docu-comedy explores universal themes such as coping with aging and being an outsider, the importance of art in daily life, and the power of non-conformity.
Recognizable interview subjects include punk legend Jello Biafra, producer Tony Visconti, and songwriter Gemma Ray. A comedic documentary that explores the legacy of one of America’s great unsung musical duos and the impact they have had on the lives of their fans.
PLUS a 30 minute compilation of rare (unavailable online) Sparks footage from CFF director Eric’s personal collection (an obsessive Sparks fan himself). It’s also Eric’s birthday so expect a Sparks-themed cake.
Thursday, April 27 at 4 PM – 5 PM
1016 Hamilton St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-3725, United States
We’re dedicating the Spring Arts gallery’s first permanent mural, created by Philadelphia artist Charles Burwell with Mural Arts Art Education students from Northeast High School and Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts!
Burwell, an internationally known abstract painter, and on-site teaching artists Brad Carney and Jamee Grigsby, have been working with these young artists-in-training how to create templates for replicating large-scale geometric shapes with mechanical accuracy.