2016 – 2017 SCREENINGS↓
JAZZ ON A SUMMER’S DAY
Dec 1st, 2017 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Celebrated fashion photographer Bert Stern captures the performances, people, and setting during one Saturday of the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival. For his one and only film, Stern teamed up with jazz aficionado Aram Avakian to create a breezy and colorful document of not only some of the greatest mid-century jazz performers but also of a certain slice of American life in the ‘50s. Jazz on a Summer’s Day features fantastic performances from an unbelievably talented and diverse lineup, including Louis Armstrong, Anita O’Day, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Stitt, and Mahalia Jackson. Interspersed throughout are Stern’s photographic observations of the scene’s people, yachts, streets, and beaches.
AN EVENING WITH JARED MOOSSY
Nov 4th, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
As part of our FilmYard program, ArtYard invites you to join us for a special evening with Jared Moossy.
We will be screening his acclaimed HBO documentary Witness: Libya, along with his short films Lucky Man and Chester, PA, followed by an In-Person conversation. An exhibit of some of his photography will be in the FilmYard gallery space.
Jared Moossy is an established photographer who has worked in war-torn and impoverished countries and was Director of Photography on the HBO series Witness. While he is mostly known for his photography, he is a humanitarian first. An advocate for human rights at all cost.
Moossy has witnessed the fragility of human existence in his own skin. He was critically injured by a drunk driver in a motorcycle accident on September 3rd, 2015. His road to recovery, under his wife’s unconditional support, has been as difficult as it has been inspiring.
KEEP THE CHANGE
Oct 14th, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Two autistic adults strike up an unlikely and transformative relationship in Rachel Israel’s charming romantic comedy.
David, an upper-class charmer, leads a very comfortable life until he is mandated to attend a support group for adults with disabilities. There, he is forced to come to terms with his own high-functioning autism, despite his resentment towards being singled out as different, or anything other than what he interprets as ‘normal.’
The director of this film, Rachel Israel, will be with us for a conversation after the movie.
Rachel Israel received her BFA from RISD and her MFA from Columbia University. She is an adjunct professor at RISD and has directed short films that have screened worldwide. Israel’s feature debut, Keep the Change, has received support from the Sundance Institute, Rooftop Film Festival, and the Princess Grace Foundation. ArtYard is honored to have her with us for a conversation about the film.
Sept 9th, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
THE 5000 FINGERS OF DR. T
Sept 3rd, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
OUTDOOR SUMMER SCREENING
August 11th, 2017 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM
May 20th, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Pablo Larraín (JACKIE, THE CLUB, NO, TONY MANERO) weaves an engrossing fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes underground when Chile outlaws communism and is pursued by an ambitious police inspector (Gael García Bernal) hoping to make a name for himself by capturing the famous fugitive.
Before the screening ArtYard will be open for Poetry on Demand: at 4 PM local poets will be stationed at manual typewriters. The public is invited to sit down, share their stories, and commission a custom poem on the spot. Subjects of poems will be invited to read the works aloud before the screening.
May 6th, 2017 7:00 PM
The screening is followed by a discussion with organizer and speaker Mohammed Naeem.
As an advocate for gender equality, Naeem has advised human rights delegations at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, addressed gender/conflict at international summits, presented at the Consortium for Gender, Security and Human Rights and Center for Civil and Human Rights, guest lectured at universities, and recently addressed the historic United Nations Beijing+20 March for Gender Equality with Ban Ki-moon, former Secretary General of the United Nations.
CITY OF HOPE
April 21th, 2017 Starts 7:00 PM
This acclaimed feature about a fictional New Jersey city was written and directed by iconic American writer/director John Sayles and has been rarely screened since it’s theatrical release.
Sayles is the Oscar-nominated writer and director of Return of the Secaucus 7, The Brother From Another Planet, Eight Men Out, Lone Star and many other classics.
I CALLED HIM MORGAN
April 7th – Screening starts @ 7:00 PM
Followed by jazz quintet consisting of Karl Berger, vibes, Ingrid Sertso, vocals, Graham Haynes, trumpet, Warren Smith, drums and Ken Filiano, bass.
Music starts @ 9:00 PM
On a snowy night in February 1972, legendary jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife, Helen, during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans.
FIRE AT SEA
Hassan Hakmoun and Adam Rudolph in Concert
March 18th – Screening Starts 7:00 PM
Concert starts 9:00 PM
2017 OSCAR-NOMINATED SHORTS
Feb 25, 2017 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM & 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Animated Shorts: Blind Vaysha, Borrowed Time, Pear Cider and Cigarettes, Pearl, and Piper.
Short Films, Live Action:Ennemis Intérieurs, La Femme et le TGV, Silent Nights, Sing, and Timecode.
Oct 22, 2016 – 7:00 PM
From Academy Award® winning director Roger Ross Williams, LIFE, ANIMATED is the inspirational story of Owen Suskind, a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films. This emotional coming-of-age story follows Owen as he graduates to adulthood and takes his first steps toward independence.
THE WILD PARROTS OF TELEGRAPH HILLS
Sept 4th, 2016 – Screenings at 5:45 pm & 7:30 pm