About Screen Slate

Screen Slate is a daily resource for curated listings and editorial commentary of New York City independent, repertory, microcinema and gallery screenings and exhibitions encompassing film, video and electronic media. It aims to raise awareness and accessibility of moving image culture, stimulate exchange between the film and art worlds, and illuminate new creative directions.

“When I die I want to go to Screen Slate. But, like Susan Hayward, I want to live… and still get Screen Slate delivered every morning, which, amazingly, I do. It’s not only stone informative, but consoling and inspiring, and makes you think there’s hope for New York.”
Richard Hell

“Astounding… It’s really helpful and a must for New Yorkers, obviously. Your very wide definition of what counts as ‘cinema’ can only help cross-fertilize the activities of media artists of all sorts, and their audiences will follow.”
David Bordwell, co-author of Film Art

“An indelible resource for New York City cinephiles.”
Carolyn Lazard, The Brooklyn Rail, June 2015

“[Nonprofit cinemas] all are acutely aware of existing within a larger and growing ecosystem that often thrives on collaboration. … Websites like Screen Slate offer comprehensive guides.”
Dennis Lim, The New York Times, September 2011

Easily the most exhaustive, up-to-date outlet on everything relating to film screenings we have.”
Ryan Wells, Cinespect, June 2011

“Welcome and useful.”
Jonathan Rosenbaum, author of Goodbye Cinema, Hello Cinephilia: Film Culture in Transition

“INTENSE – kinda makes you wanna cry.”
C. Spencer Yeh

“My new favorite website.”
Brian Frye, Filmmaker

Screen Slate is published, edited, designed and updated by Jon Dieringer, a New York-based filmgoer. Read a recent interview with him in the Brooklyn Rail.

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Jon Dieringer


Cosmo Bjorkenheim
Vanessa McDonnell


Patrick Dahl


Danielle Burgos
Rebecca Cleman
Zoë Laird
Dana Reinoos


Anny Oberlink


Tim Geraghty
John Klacsmann
Ava Tews


Jon Auman
David Bartner
Darren Bauler
Colin Beckett
Mary Billyou

Katie Bradshaw
Enrico Camporesi
Mark Freado, Jr.
LJ Frezza
Cullen Gallagher
Tim Geraghty
Caroline Gil

A.S. Hamrah
Adam G. Hughes
Corinna Kirsch
Carolyn Lazard
Corynn Loebs
Steve Macfarlane
Laura Major
Karl McCool
John Migliore
Millennium Film Workshop
Bradford Nordeen
Heidi Phillips
David Savage
Aaron Schimberg
Jackson Smith
Xin Zhou

LISTINGS EDITED BY: Cosmo Bjorkenheim, Danielle Burgos, Jon Dieringer, Zoë Laird, Vanessa McDonnell, Aaron Schimberg

PREVIOUS LISTINGS EDITORS: Stephanie Gorman, Emma Mason

Please get in touch if you would like to contribute your efforts.


The project began late 2010 and launched early February 2011 as the only comprehensive listing resource dedicated to the moving image in all its forms.


Screen Slate lists repertory, experimental and limited release independent films alongside gallery shows and electronic art. There is an effort to call special attention to events that foster community and exploration of the possibilities of the moving image. Panel discussions, special exhibitions, potlucks, cinema clubs and the like are all within the scope of the site. If you don’t see your event, venue or organization listed, please get in touch!


Screen Slate began with a desire to stimulate creativity and community. It does not feature advertising, and all recommendations are presented in earnest.


Screen Slate includes a curated database of exhibition spaces founded upon creative interpretation of traditional thinking about what constitutes a proper screening venue. Its selection and contents may not be re-appropriated or reproduced without permission, which will be cheerfully granted to non-commercial projects. For details, refer to the site’s terms of use.


Thanks to the following for generous feedback, support, links and/or well-wishes:

Colin Beckett
David Bordwell
Erica Fahr Campbell
The Daily Swarm
The Desk Set
James and Kathy Dieringer
Dirty Looks
Greg Eggebeen
Electronic Arts Intermix
The Flaherty
Brian Frye
Richard Hell
Ted Hope
Junk Food Dinner
Penny Lane
Lez Be Adventurous
Dennis Lim
Jodie Mack
Ryan Marino
Mono No Aware
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Mónica Savirón
C. Spencer Yeh

Jon Dieringer is the founder and principle author of Screen Slate. Professionally, he oversees the preservation, archiving, and physical access of moving image artwork as the Technical Director of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). He is also a prolific independent film/video programmer, an artist, and a board member of the New York Film/Video Council.

Aside from his regular ongoing writing for Screen Slate, Dieringer has authored articles and video essays on art, film, and photography for TIME, TIME LightBox, INCITE Journal of Experimental Media, and Canyon Cinemazine. As a programmer, he has worked most prolifically at daily Brooklyn microcinema Spectacle and additionally curated programs and series at 92YTribeca, Anthology Film Archives, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Many of these artist-focused series have focused on correspondences between archives and obsolete or overlooked media.

As an artist, Dieringer’s video work has shown at venues including Anthology Film Archives, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Flux Factory, MoMA PS1, the Museum of Arts and Design, The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Salon 94, Spectacle, The Squeaky Wheel Art Center (Buffalo), and The Nightingale (Chicago), and he has additionally authored video projects supporting various nonprofit, activist, and cultural organizations.

Dieringer has been a passionate advocate of community cinema since his teens, when he co-established and programmed a still-ongoing weekly art film night at the historic landmark Palace Theater in his hometown, Canton, Ohio.

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