16MM FIRESIDE HORROR SHOW
No campout is complete without a good scary story. This evening, we’ll screen a classic sci-fi/horror film (89 min) from the 1950s in which a band of remote arctic researchers steel themselves against a shape-shifting intergalactic menace frozen deep within the ice.
This legendary spine-tingler will be prefaced by the short outdoor safety film Cold Water: The Silent Killer (15 min), a campy (yet nonetheless edifying) hypothermia awareness picture featuring an amazing Gram Parsons-knockoff theme song that doubles as an insensitively blunt Greek chorus.
Both titles screen from glorious 16mm celluloid. Plus we’ll have a few other devilish surprises on hand, and audience interest pending, can unspool spooky celluloid late into the evening.
Jon Dieringer is one of the principal administrators, programmers, and trailer editors at Spectacle, a DIY cinema in Brooklyn screening overlooked works, offbeat gems, and contemporary art seven days a week. He has programmed at many other venues and art spaces, most recently organizing the 35mm screenings of the Spectacle at MAD series at the Museum of Arts and Design. Upcoming series include Industrial Terror at Anthology Film Archives, which examines the nexus of regional horror and industrial/educational film production, and The Lynchian Aesthetic at The International House, Philadelphia, organized in conjunction with the first major museum retrospective of artwork by David Lynch.
Dieringer is also the founding editor and publisher of Screen Slate, a daily comprehensive listing resource for repertory film and moving image artwork in New York City, and the Technical Director at Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). His own work has shown at venues including Anthology Film Archives, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Flux Factory, The Museum of Arts and Design, The Nightingale (Chicago), and Spectacle.