Screen Slate is a daily resource for curated listings and editorial commentary of New York City independent, repertory, microcinema and gallery screenings and events 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.
“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
“[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.”
The New York Times, September 2011
“Easily the most exhaustive, up-to-date outlet on everything relating to film screenings we have.”
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, C S Yeh, Burning Star Core, Dronedisco
“My new favorite website.”
Brian Frye, Filmmaker
Screen Slate is published, edited, designed and updated by Jon Dieringer, a New York-based filmgoer.
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.
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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!
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Screen Slate began with a desire to stimulate creativity and community. It does not feature advertising, and all recommendations are presented in earnest.
PREVIOUS GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
Mark Freado, Jr.
Adam G. Hughes
Please get in touch if you would like to contribute your efforts.
SCREEN SLATE PRESENTS
Screen Slate’s Jon Dieringer will curate your theater, gallery or living room.
Previous shows have included an evening of films soundtracked by Krautrock legends CAN attended by original lead singer Malcolm Mooney; a method-programmed evening about running bootleg liquor from the Blue Ridge Mountains; the second showing in thirty years of a lost film co-authored William S. Burroughs attended by director Tom Huckabee; a programming collaboration with musician C. Spencer Yeh of the only known extant episodes of a lost, star-studded sketch comedy show; Greek and Estonian science fiction; artist-focused shows, and more. Dieringer also programmed The Flaherty’s 2012 Fall Flaherty NYC series “More Fun in the New World” at 92YTribeca. As a member of Occupy Cinema, he has additionally collaborated on presentations of work by George Romero, Ken Jacobs, Standish Lawder, Ladislas Starevich, Peter Watkins, Saul Levine, Abigail Child, Henry Hills and more, often after wrangling and rebuilding generators, rigging screens from scratch and sneaking projectors past police and private security. Dieringer’s roving portable screen for protest march was featured in the March 2012 issue of Cahiers du cinéma.
THEATERS & VENUES
Thanks to the following for generous feedback, support, links and/or well-wishes:
Book Thug Nation
Erica Fahr Campbell
A Clock Without Hands
The Daily Swarm
The Desk Set
James and Kathy Dieringer
Electronic Arts Intermix
Hammer to Nail
Junk Food Dinner
Lez Be Adventurous
C. Spencer Yeh
The 22 Magazine
JON DIERINGER is the editor, publisher and designer of Screen Slate, a web resource for listings and commentary of New York City repertory film and independent media. Professionally, Dieringer oversees the preservation, archiving, and access of moving image artwork as the Technical Director of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI). He is also an administrator, programmer, and trailer editor at Spectacle, a Brooklyn screening space established and maintained entirely by volunteers, and a board member of the New York Film/Video Council.
Previously Dieringer worked as communications coordinator for independent media arts nonprofit The Flaherty and programmed the fall 2012 Flaherty NYC series, “More Fun in the New World,” at 92YTribeca. His video work has shown at venues including Anthology Film Archives, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Flux Factory, Spectacle and The Nightingale (Chicago), and he has additionally authored video projects supporting various nonprofit, activist and cultural organizations. South Third Street Forever, a compilation by artist C. Spencer Yeh featuring a significant selection of Dieringer’s custom trailers for Spectacle, has shown at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland. He contributes text and video to TIME Magazine’s LightBox and has written for TIME.com and INCITE Journal of Experimental Media. He is currently working on behalf of Spectacle to curate a summer screening series at the Museum of Arts and Design, NYC.
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.