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Light Industry In Action!

So, maybe you live somewhere in the world that’s not New York City and you’ve read one of the Underground Film Journal’s screening notices for the Brooklyn microcinema called Light Industry and thought, “What the hell’s that place?” In case you did — or even if you didn’t — you can get an inside peek at what happens at this very special and important experimental film screening space in the above embedded video.

Living in Los Angeles as I do and writing about experimental film I’ve been especially curious about seeing the inner workings of Light Industry, so I’m real glad this slickly produced video by the cultural/arts program Thirty Days NY has come along. Plus, Light Industry also recently moved to a new location and, from the looks of things, this is a big, airy location that draws a considerable crowd for its events.

Light Industry was founded and is run by Ed Halter and Thomas Beard. On the Underground Film Journal, I only post up a small, sad, smattering selection of screenings that they run, but they host at least one screening a week — sometimes more — each one arranged by a different artist or media curator. Sometimes filmmakers screen their own work or projects, or they’ll screen works by people who inspire them. Sometimes they’ll screen films, sometimes they’ll host a lecture or present some kind of mixed media project. Whatever they run each week, it’s bound to be fascinating, intriguing and thought-provoking.

If you live in NYC and haven’t been to a screening yet, shame on you. If you don’t live there, well, I’m glad I at least feel like I’ve attended a screening vicariously.

Light Industry is located at 177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn NY. Screenings take place usually on Tuesday nights and sometimes on Wednesdays. For more info and their upcoming calendar, please visit their official website.


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