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Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Bastard Film Encounter Opening Keynote and Karaoke


Time: 9:00PM

Admission: $5 | All Ages

Doors: 8:30PM

Keynote Presentation (A COCKTAIL OF MISTAKES, OR A MISTAKE OF
COCKTAILS) followed by the triumph return performance by The Bastards
One-Hit Wonder Karaoke Band. Sing-a-long with your favorite Bastard
attendee and the catchy one-hit wonder they chose to sing.

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A COCKTAIL OF MISTAKES, OR A MISTAKE OF COCKTAILS: THE (NOTORIOUS)
(DRUNKEN) IL-LEGEND OF THE ROBERT BECK MEMORIAL CINEMA IN 2 OR 3 EASY
LESSONS

With Brian L. Frye and Bradley Eros of the RBMC (among other
mis-adventures), who will present:

1.) A little (apocryphal) history, with a few “essential” films and
videos, including an exhibition of original posters, flyers, programs
& calendars.

2.) A performance/’recreation’ of the infamous Mistakes (everything
you can do wrong) show, enacting a multitude of projection failures &
inspired screw-ups, with guest projectionists, perhaps, and other
‘professional(?) pitch-hitters’

3.) An attempt at the unsuccessful Cocktail Cinema event, with related
films and drinks, pairing libations & clips in a drunken mixture of
free associations, perhaps overlapping, since cocktails can produce
even better mistakes . . .

Background on the RBMC:

Every Tuesday night for more than a hex of years, the RBMC illuminated
the snowy-white screen of the Collective Unconscious on Manhattan’s
Lower East Side. Initiated by Brian Frye & immediately joined by
Bradley Eros, both shared the core curating frenzy of this no-budget
operation, managing to produce over 300 programs and exhibiting more
than a thousand artists. When Frye left, it relocated & regrouped,
mutating into Roberta Beck Mercurial Cinema at Participant Inc’s
gallery just around the corner, for a year, with a team of at least
six, but primarily & irrepressibly Eros & Joel Schlemowitz. It later
became a restless, nomadic cinema, mushrooming & mutating in myriad
incarnations, most notoriously at Issue Project Room on the Gowanus
Canal in Brooklyn, both indoors and out. Lastly, it explored more
artworld and musical contexts, transforming the field of experimental
film, as both quixotic and quicksilver.

For more information about the entire Bastard Film Encounter, visit
www.bastardfilmencounter.com

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