Archive for the ‘Area Screenings’ Category


“A Story of Floating Weeds” Screens Accompanied by New Score Nov. 9

1 November 2013


Grammy-nominated steel-string guitarist Alex de Grassi was commissioned by the New York Guitar Festival to compose a score for Ozu’s classic silent film, A Story of Floating Weeds. The 1934 film (which Ozu remade in the ’50s as Floating Weeds) has a “elegantly simple plot wherein an aging actor returns to a small town with his troupe and reunites with his former lover and illegitimate son, a scenario that enrages his current mistress and results in heartbreak for all.” (Criterion) On Saturday, November 9, de Grassi will perform his score on stage as the film screens. It all takes place in Waterman Theatre, Tyler Hall at SUNY Oswego. Tickets are $18; $5 for students.


2013 ImageOut Film Festival Runs Oct 11-20

7 October 2013

ImageOut, the Rochester (NY) LGBT Film & Video Festival runs October 11 – 20. Check out the program at the link (below and under our permanent links for Film Venues: CNY).


On Screen/In Person Film Series Continues 10/9/12: “Runaway”

8 October 2012

The series that brings new independent films to communities across the mid-Atlantic, On Screen/In Person, continues Tuesday, October 9 at 7 PM with Amit Ashraf’s Runaway. The film tells the story of Babu, who has made it his life’s mission to find the men who seek to disappear in the crowds of Dhaka and return them to their families and villages. But Akbar is a man with powerful connections; Babu races to return him home before Akbar’s pursuer catches up. Director Amit Ashraf will be on hand to lead a question and answer session after the screening at the Oswego Cinema 7 (138 West 2nd Street, Oswego) Tickets are $7 (adults), $5 (seniors) and $3.50 (students). The series is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Regional Touring Program and is brought to Oswego through the SUNY Oswego Cinema & Screen Studies Department and ARTSwego (with support from Zurich Cinema as well as the Oswego Film Club and OFG).


On Screen/In Person: “Proceed and Be Bold!” 3/27/12

27 March 2012

The On Screen/In Person documentary series continues with Proceed and Be Bold! at 7 pm Tuesday, March 27 at the Oswego Cinema (138 West 2nd Street). Director Laura Zinger will be on hand and will lead a talk-back after the screening. The film’s subject is Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. Once a middle class computer programmer, Kennedy is now known for his controversial posters and book art. The film follows Kennedy as his promotes his work in art galleries and meets the people who ‘understand him even better than he can,’ as he puts it, in an effort to learn about what causes him to create his charged works of art, and how people react to them. Tickets are $7, $5 for seniors, and $3.50 for students. Available at or at the theatre.


On Screen/In Person: “Concrete, Steel & Paint” 2/14/12

8 February 2012

The On Screen/In Person series continues with the screening of Concrete, Steel & Paint on Tuesday, February 14 at 7PM at the Oswego Cinema 7 (138 West 2nd Street). The film’s co-director, Cindy Burstein, will be at the event and take questions from the audience after the screening.

When men in a Pennsylvania state prison join with victims of crime to create a mural about healing, their views on punishment, remorse, and forgiveness collide. Finding consensus is not easy, but as participants move through the creative process, mistrust gives way to surprising moments of human contact and common purpose. This complex story raises important questions about crime, justice, and reconciliation–and dramatically illustrates how art can facilitate dialogue about difficult issues.

On Screen/In Person brings independent American films and their filmmakers to communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic; the series is presented here by ARTSwego, SUNY Oswego’s Cinema and Screen Studies Program with support from SUNY Oswego’s Film Club, Zurich Cinema, and OFG.

Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors, and $3.50 students.


Night Out the Movies: “Moneyball” on Sun 9/25

22 September 2011

Join us for a Night Out at the Movies on Sunday evening at the Oswego Cinema 7. We’ll attend the 7:10 PM showing of Moneyball. The film, based on the book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis, stars Brad Pitt as

Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, who has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. The onetime jock teams with Ivy League grad Peter Brand (Jonah Hill) in an unlikely partnership, recruiting bargain players that the scouts call flawed, but all of whom have an ability to get on base, score runs, and win games. It’s more than baseball, it’s a revolution – one that challenges old school traditions and puts Beane in the crosshairs of those who say he’s tearing out the heart and soul of the game. — (C) Sony Pictures

Moneyball movie website

After the screening, we’ll gather in the upstairs lobby of the theater and discuss the film. We’ll be joined by SUNY Oswego professor Ranjit Dighe. Currently teaching a course on the economics of baseball at the college, Ranjit will bring his perspective on the business and art of baseball to our discussion.

All are welcome! Please join us.


On Screen/In Person Film Series Begins 9/20/11, Oswego Cinema 7

20 September 2011

ON SCREEN/IN PERSON is a series of six films followed by a Q&A with the film director(s) or producer that has been organized by the SUNY Oswego’s Cinema and Screen Studies Program with support from ARTSwego and the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation.
All On Screen/In Person screenings take place at the Oswego Cinema, 138 West 2nd Street, on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM. Tickets are available from any SUNY Oswego campus box office, online at, or from the Oswego Cinema.  Adults $7 / Seniors $5 / Students $3.50
These three series films are scheduled for Fall 2011:

Tuesday, September 20 @ 7 PM
What’s ‘Organic’ About Organic w/ Director Shelley Rogers
This film dives into the challenges that arise when a grassroots agricultural movement evolves into a booming international market. Though the stories of farmers who steward land from Harlem to the foothills of the Rockies, from upstate New York to Florida, the film offers audiences a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in creating a more sustainable food system.

What\’s Organic website

Tuesday, October 25 @ 7 PM
Beatboxing-The Fifth Element of Hip Hop w/ Producer Angela Viscido
In the late 70’s, a youth culture evolved in the poorer parts of New York that combined several disciplines under the name of hip hop. Apart from the four classic elements of graffiti, DJing, breakdancing, and rapping, the musical side of this culture was enhanced by a fifth element called ‘beatboxing’. From the hardship of poverty and the lack of instruments, a pioneer was inspired to imitate drum rhythms with his mouth – his brilliance creating the term ‘human beatbox’. Beatboxing features artists from New York, California, Florida, Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Belgium, Canada, Austria and Germany, who demonstrate their amazing techniques.

Beatboxing documentary website

Tuesday, November 15 @ 7 PM
Out in the Silence w/ Directors Dean Hamer & Joe Wilson
When a popular 16-year-old jock is brutally attacked for coming out at his small town high school, his mother reaches out for help to the only person she feels she can trust, an openly gay man who lives 300 miles away–native son and filmmaker Joe Wilson. Returning home with camera in hand, Wilson documents the harrowing but ultimately successful battle waged by the teen and his mom against recalcitrant school authorities, the efforts of a lesbian couple to restore an historic theater in the face of vitriolic anti-gay attacks, and his own unexpected friendship with an Evangelical preacher. As walls are torn down and bridges built, Out in the Silence offers a fascinating and moving commentary on America’s culture war.

Out in the Silence website

OFG is pleased to be a partner with the groups bringing this series to Oswego.