FILM IN 140 PANEL SERIES: TEXTERS, TALKERS AND CRYING BABIES: CAN MICRO-CINEMA IMPROVE THE THEATER EXPERIENCE?

Film Threat’s next Film in 140 Panel on Twitter took place on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from 9-10pm EST. Our topic was “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” and focused on the world of independent, micro-cinema screenings…

PANELISTS

  • Saskia Wilson-Brown (@saskiawb): After obtaining her Master’s Degree in Fine Art at London’s Central Saint Martin College of Art & Design, Saskia started her media career as a freelance music video and commercial production designer for the likes of Master P. She went on to serve as the festival director for Los Angeles’s fiercely independent Silver Lake Film Festival, launching the festival’s new media arm in addition to directing programming and music events. Moving on to work at Al Gore’s Emmy-Award winning Current TV as the head of filmmaker outreach and development, Saskia oversaw projects designed to gain new short format documentary content for the TV network, while overseeing cross-media initiatives and spearheading content partnerships on a global scale. In 2009 Saskia left Current and founded Cinema Speakeasy, a film screening series in Los Angeles. Designed as a replicable model, CS aims to show how independent films can find new audiences through personal, community-based engagement, and is currently expanding to other cities. She also works as a writer, film curator and producer.
  • Patrick Kwiatkowski (), Founder/CEO: Microcinema International, founded in 1996, specializes in the acquisition, exhibition, and distribution of independently produced works of an artistic and socially-relevant nature. Their mission is to seek out, curate, exhibit, promote, and distribute compelling works to a broad audience via existing and emerging mediums. This mission is realized through exhibition-based events, web-based platforms, educational outreach, modern marketing techniques, and digital and physical distribution.
  • Lisa Marr (@EPFCFilmmobile), Operations Director/Youth Film Coordinator: The Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile is an eco-friendly cinema and film school on wheels! The Filmmobile takes EPFC programs on the road to better serve their neighborhood and facilitate media arts exchanges with communities beyond Echo Park.

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PANEL TRANSCRIPT

@saskiawb Looking forward to this panel in 30 mins. How I’ll attempt to explain @cinemaspeakeasy in less than 140 remains to be seen. #filmin140 -8:23 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @saskiawb I am excited to hear your input and to learn more about @cinemaspeakeasy ! #filmin140 -8:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb also thinking of that list of indie screeners i wrote awhile back. might need an update. http://bit.ly/aXcpQS #filmin140 -8:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker So I requested off of work night of Dec 8th, couldn’t figure out why. May or may not have been for the #filmin140 discussion. I’m crazy. -8:28 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @saskiawb Could I get my collective listed on there? :) #filmin140 -8:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Great list of DIY Film Screening Spaces curated by @cinemaspeakeasy http://tinyurl.com/yk5t7bw #filmin140 -8:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel 24 minutes away from tonight’s panel “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” #filmin140 -8:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat 24 minutes away from tonights panel “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” #filmin140 -8:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker RT @FilmThreat: 24 minutes away from tonights panel “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” #filmin140 -8:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@MJ_Slide RT @FilmThreat: 24 minutes away from tonights panel “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” #filmin140 -8:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@PaulMakesMovies RT @FilmThreat: 24 minutes away from tonights panel “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” #filmin140 -8:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@PaulMakesMovies RT @shericandler: I’m updating the #filmin140 Facebook page with links to microcinemas little over an hour to go until discussion -8:42 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile I’m standing by… Make that sitting by. #filmin140 -8:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 Tonight’s choice of #filmin140 libation: tequila. Ready to discuss Micro-Cinema. -8:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile hey Lisa, great to see you #filmin140 -8:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @atlfilm365 damn, I only brought tea. There might be something around here though #filmin140 -8:51 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile I’m new to Twitter. Not sure if I can tweet and do shots at the same time… #filmin140 -8:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @shericandler No, tea is good. It’s no tequila… #filmin140 -8:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker all beered up and ready to go for tonight’s discussion #filmin140 -8:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler it’s important to set the tone for this discussion RT @dylanschenker: all beered up and ready to go for tonights discussion #filmin140 -8:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb Standing by for the discussion. Those of you not following, I apologize in advance for jamming up your feeds. #filmin140 -8:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @shericandler Haha! I’m excited for a very engaging talk! #filmin140 -8:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd Ready for tonight but cooking and tweeting is not good… something’s going to suffer and i can’t afford it to be dinner… #filmin140 -8:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @dylanschenker absolutely! they serve beer in microcinemas right? #filmin140 -8:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Only microbrews. #filmin140 -8:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @shericandler Of course they do! I don’t think my screenings would be the same without it! #filmin140 -8:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @shericandler @dylanschenker And micro breweries as well *groan* #filmin140 -8:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @EPFCfilmmobile BA-DUM CHING #filmin140 -8:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@sokap1 Is this thing on? #filmin140 -8:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel Welcome to tonight’s panel! Our topic is “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” #filmin140 -9:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@gregorybayne @shericandler What’s the topic? #filmin140 -9:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel You can follow along with the conversation at Film Threat (http://bit.ly/daqlJq) or at TweetChat (http://bit.ly/abFubH) #filmin140 -9:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel Our moderators this evening are @atlfilm365, @FilmThreat and @shericandler #filmin140 -9:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel Our panelists are Cinema Speakeasy (@cinemaspeakeasy) founder Saskia Wilson-Brown (@saskiawb),… #filmin140 -9:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel …founder and CEO of Microcinema International Patrick Kwiatkowski (@microcinema) and… #filmin140 -9:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler this thing is on RT @sokap1: Is this thing on? #filmin140 -9:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel …Operations Director/Youth Film Coordinator for The Echo Park Film Center’s Filmmobile, Lisa Marr (@EPFCfilmmobile) #filmin140 -9:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler welcome everyone! #filmin140 -9:02 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel Though we have panelists, multiple voices are welcome, so join in the discussion! #filmin140 -9:02 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Welcome @microcinema @EPFCfilmmobile & @saskiawb! Can’t wait to see what you have to say! #filmin140 -9:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel So, first off, a definition from our panelists: what is microcinema? What are we talking about tonight? #filmin140 -9:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Greetings, all! #filmin140 -9:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat Welcome to tonight’s panel! Our topic is “Texters, Talkers and Crying Babies. Can Micro-Cinema Improve the Theater Experience?” #filmin140 -9:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @gregorybayne this one http://bit.ly/fMTkV3 #filmin140 -9:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat You can follow along with the conversation at Film Threat (http://bit.ly/daqlJq) or at TweetChat (http://bit.ly/abFubH) #filmin140 -9:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox Greetings from The Shadowbox #filmin140 -9:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker 9-10pm EST tweeting from @Filmin140Panel discussion on microcinema: http://tweetchat.com/room/filmin140 #filmin140 -9:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Echo Park Film Center is a 65 seat storefront cinema, school, store in Echo Park, LA. #filmin140 -9:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb Never used the term microcinema- but as I understand it, we mean independent screenings on community levels. #filmin140 -9:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@gregorybayne @shericandler Boise’s micro by definition. #filmin140 -9:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile We show experimental & documentary film from around the world with filmmakers in attendance. #filmin140 -9:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile We also show films/do classes from our converted school bus that runs on veggie oil! #filmin140 -9:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb I prefer macroawesome through targeted exposure. #filmin140 -9:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @saskiawb: I prefer macroawesome through targeted exposure. #filmin140 -9:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile It’s all about engaging different communities through “the magic of the moving image” #filmin140 -9:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox hi Jason! #filmin140 -9:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @EPFCfilmmobile You show films IN a school bus? As it moves or stationary? Either way, AWESOME #filmin140 -9:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox we We’re a 75 seat venue in Roanoke, VA. We screen a mixture of local/regional films, national independents and cult faves. #filmin140 -9:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@LordBronco #filmin140 Hey all! -9:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile We show films on the side of the bus in locations where the films were originally shot. #filmin140 -9:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler Q: so how do these cinemas find films? #filmin140 -9:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler cool! RT @EPFCfilmmobile: We show films on the side of the bus in locations where the films were originally shot. #filmin140 -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@lmcnelly by calling @loopmovie? RT @shericandler: Q: so how do these cinemas find films? #filmin140 -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief Any estimation of the number of microcinemas in North America? #filmin140 -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@joda07 Awesome. #filmin140 – and right on my lunch break! Join in if you’re around. -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Our staff programs work we’re interested in, inviting filmmakers to show… also folks find us! #filmin140 -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@maurcs I showed a film once at @EPFCfilmmobile as part of the Southern Exposure film night. The curator found us through Indie Grits #filmin140 -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@AZFilmFest Another great talk by @Filmin140Panel just started! #filmin140 -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @EPFCfilmmobile: Our staff programs work were interested in, inviting filmmakers to show… also folks find us! #filmin140 -9:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb Cinema Speak finds films the old fashioned way: Word of mouth, by stealing other people’s programming ideas, or submissions. #filmin140 -9:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker One of the things I have noticed researching alt film spaces in NY is that it seems to tend toward experimental film #filmin140 -9:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox We create alot of programs to get local filmmakers to make films for us. For instance, we do a Sweded Film Fest regularly. #filmin140 -9:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 Q: Are there certain films that seem especially suited for Micro-Cinema? #filmin140 -9:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel Are the films strictly indie fare? #filmin140 -9:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @saskiawb: Cinema Speak finds films the old fashioned way: Word of mouth, stealing other peoples prog ideas, or submissions. #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat @theshadowbox Ha! I remember the Sweded stuff! #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@aprildenee @EPFCfilmmobile On buses?! That’s awesome and absolutely perfect for my current doc! How does that work?! #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KarenWorden RT @saskiawb: Cinema Speak finds films the old fashioned way: Word of mouth, by stealing other people’s programming ideas, or submissions. #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile We have an open screen that anyone can participate in… we have established filmmakers and total newbies… #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox what’s a Sweded film? #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb We’re highly suggestible. But always totally indie (except the time we showed Reality Bites) #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel @atlfilm365 You asked the question better ;-) #filmin140 -9:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @Filmin140Panel It’s the magic of tequila. #filmin140 -9:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @atlfilm365 i think that traditionally they would be films outside the mainstream and outside the so-called “indie” world #filmin140 -9:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@gregorybayne @shericandler I find these, like what you point to in Boise to be highly localized movements, showing local stuff. #filmin140 -9:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @dylanschenker I’m inclined to say, ‘have audience, will screen’ and 4-wall an event experience vs. leasing an established space. #filmin140 -9:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb local films tend to fare better, or films from ‘established’ indies. the problem of course is always in audience building. #filmin140 -9:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat @shericandler Sweded is from BE KIND REWIND. Homemade versions of big movies, usually hilarious #filmin140 -9:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief Q: Are micro-cinemas specifically an USA movement? #filmin140 -9:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@gregorybayne @shericandler And they don’t usually take place in a cinema. #filmin140 -9:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @KonradStief Great question. #filmin140 -9:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat RT @milesmaker Im inclined to say, have audience, will screen and 4-wall an event experience vs. leasing an established space. #filmin140 -9:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@aprildenee Now tweeting from tonight’s #filmin140 panel – “Texters, Talkers, & Crying Babies: Can Microcinema Improve The Theater Experience?” Join in! -9:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox We’ve done themed sweded fests. Our halloween Sweded Horror fest was a huge hit. #filmin140 -9:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker I also don’t define microcinema by the content screened; it should be simply defined by the nature of the screening itself. #filmin140 -9:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Fansoffilm RT @lmcnelly: by calling @loopmovie? RT @shericandler: Q: so how do these cinemas find films? #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @KonradStief It’s interesting, UK is doing the “Secret Cinema” thing which is an alt venue idea, but on a large scale #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Some of the best screenings are the most spontaneous, in the strangest places… #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel What is the audience for these types of screenings? Where do they come from? #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @Fansoffilm @lmcnelly sometimes @loopmovie calls me #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @milesmaker and that’s why my living room is my favorite microcinema. #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb a good international one is secret cinema in london but i think anytime someone shows a film in their living room it qualifies. #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile How is it “secret”? #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox microcinema to me means offering an alternative to the multiplex. #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @milesmaker The medium is the message sentiment? #filmin140 -9:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@lmcnelly You must be important RT @shericandler: @Fansoffilm @lmcnelly sometimes @loopmovie calls me #filmin140 -9:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler yes, there is also the Portobello Pop Up cinema where they set up under a bridge somewhere. Like rave cinema #filmin140 -9:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler to me too RT @theshadowbox: microcinema to me means offering an alternative to the multiplex. #filmin140 -9:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @secretcinema has also hosted events here in NYC over the Summer–theme oriented community events. #filmin140 -9:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile It’s about the direct engagement of audience, filmmaker and cinema. #filmin140 -9:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Over the summer a film festival did a prelim screening ON a bus to Atlantic City where passengers voted for their favorites #filmin140 -9:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker RT @EPFCfilmmobile: Its about the direct engagement of audience, filmmaker and cinema. #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@cinefist @Filmin140Panel the @cinefist series gets 80% of its audience from the filmmakers. the rest are fans of the series. #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @theshadowbox What is that alternative to the multiplex though? It can’t be just about the films. #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler sorry forgot to say Portobello Pop Up in in London, so outside of the US @KonradStief #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @shericandler Something similar happen at Cannes this year which you witnessed? #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@LordBronco #filmin140 What are you using for projection? *tech question* -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler interesting. RT @EPFCfilmmobile: Its about the direct engagement of audience, filmmaker and cinema. #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@tjcrowley RT @FilmThreat: Rooftop Films is showing films this weekend in an underground tunnel in NYC #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile We work to empower people to make their own films. #filmin140 -9:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 Another great question. RT @LordBronco: #filmin140 What are you using for projection? *tech question* -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @atlfilm365 @theshadowbox It’s definately not just about the films. It’s about bringing the community together. #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb for CS it’s about venturing outside the ‘traditional’ indie audiences through targeted partnerships #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @theshadowbox: @atlfilm365 @theshadowbox It’s definately not just about the films. It’s about bringing the community together. #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Is there info online for the Rooftop Films tunnel screenings? #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @KonradStief yes, they were British too I think, Cannes in a Van. Kind of like the @EPFCfilmmobile concept #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb trying to make parrallels between filmmakers and other artists #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @FilmThreat People have told me that RoofTop screenings have become hang outs and people don’t really watch films anymore. #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile We try to show as much film on film as possible and use film as a teaching tool to excite people about the cinematic process. #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @EPFCfilmmobile: We try to show as much film on film as possible and use film as a teaching tool to excite people about the cinematic process. #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @saskiawb so when you say targeted partnerships, what do you mean? #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat @dylanschenker Give me 5 minutes… #filmin140 -9:16 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @cinefist If that’s the going ratio (80% filmmaker audience 20% series) I’m in damn good shape with my community @DirectingActors #filmin140 -9:17 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker I think what’s absolutely important is demystifying the wall between filmmakers and audiences. Engagement is key. #filmin140 -9:17 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@lmcnelly RT @dylanschenker: I think what’s absolutely important is demystifying the wall between filmmakers and audiences. Engagement is key. #filmin140 -9:17 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd RT @dylanschenker: I think what’s absolutely important is demystifying the wall between filmmakers and audiences. Engagement is key. #filmin140 -9:17 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler Q: are the filmmakers usually in attendance? #filmin140 -9:17 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb @shericandler we partnered with a design forum & a designer for our last screening/event, and paired it with a film about design #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox Roanoke is a small city so we’re hoping to create a filmmaking community. The “if you build it, they will come” kind of thing. #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @saskiawb: we partnered with a design forum & a designer for our last screening/event, and paired it with a film about design #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @theshadowbox: Roanoke is a small city so we’re hoping to create a filmmaking community. The “if you build it, they will come” kind of thing. #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @EPFCfilmmobile What about audiences who simply want to watch good films and could care less about the cinematic process? #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Important to have filmmakers in attendance to discuss work. #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb and of course, with our favorite screening venue in LA (echo park film center) #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @dylanschenker Do the audiences care about the demystication? #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox who comes right now, is there a university nearby? #filmin140 -9:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler When we can afford to bring in filmmakers, we do. Lately, we’ve done skype interviews with them. #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile It’s cool to just watch the films too! #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker One of the screenings I am planning involves remix culture and inviting remix artists and scholars on the subject. multimedia! #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @saskiawb I definitely would like to know more about that. What film did you chose? #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @milesmaker @EPFCfilmmobile Everyone wants to know about the cinematic process… It’s the magic of movies… #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox ah, yes, we’ve done that some here in Florida #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @KonradStief Mainstream audiences want the illusion I think, but on a smaller scale, people like to feel involved as well. #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Partnerships are important as well… We work with tons of local cinema groups and other community orgs. #filmin140 -9:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@lmcnelly One thing we learned with @indiesforindies: location can be huge #filmin140 -9:20 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @dylanschenker We did a Remix class for our teen students… super fun! #filmin140 -9:20 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @EPFCfilmmobile: @dylanschenker We did a Remix class for our teen students… super fun! #filmin140 -9:20 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @vgbnd If that was the case we wouldn’t have streaming only consumers on the rise and DVD’s with extras decline @netflix #filmin140 -9:20 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb For CS, tho, at the end of the day it’s primarily about curation. The hardest part. Finding good films that people want to see. #filmin140 -9:20 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler @theshadowbox We have a few colleges but it’s mostly a core group of film lovers. #filmin140 -9:21 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat Rooftop Films Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Screenings this Weekend: @FilmThreat.com/news/28535/”>http://www.@FilmThreat.com/news/28535/ #filmin140 -9:21 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile Location is important; microcinemas can be very mobile! #filmin140 -9:21 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@brklynprgrrl !! RT @FilmThreat: Rooftop Films Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Screenings this Weekend: http://bit.ly/hL0cQ7 #filmin140 -9:21 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Nice! Thanks! RT @FilmThreat: Rooftop Films Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Screenings this Weekend: @FilmThreat.com/news/28535/”>http://www.@FilmThreat.com/news/28535/ #filmin140 -9:21 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox do they help you determine the programming, do you use comment cards and eblasts to communicate? #filmin140 -9:21 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @theshadowbox @shericandler i’m from NYC but was in NOLA & had a screening in Knoxville TN and did the Q&A via Skype… #filmin140 -9:22 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker I agree with the importance of mobility. The space I use is far from public transport, seems people don’t like the trek, though. #filmin140 -9:22 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker Filmmakers believe audiences want to know all about how they made the film but if the film isn’t good who cares? #afterthought #filmin140 -9:22 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler I loved the @RooftopFilms screening I went to this summer. It was packed, for a shorts block and everyone watched #filmin140 -9:22 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler @theshadowbox Most of our marketing is done on facebook and the audience definately help dictate what we show. #filmin140 -9:22 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb @atlfilm365 we chose ‘Typeface’ http://bit.ly/daJkqU #filmin140 -9:22 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @milesmaker People always have questions regarding the work… #filmin140 -9:23 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@pattyfantasia RT @dylanschenker: Nice! Thanks! RT @FilmThreat: Rooftop Films Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Screenings this Weekend: @FilmThreat.com/news/28535/”>www.@FilmThreat.com/news/28535/ #filmin140 -9:23 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @milesmaker @netflix If a filmmkaer is in attendance most people will stick around & want insight into the process… #filmin140 -9:23 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 Q: Do you think there’s a sweet spot? A point where the screening is large enough = event. Small enough to have a community feel? #filmin140 -9:23 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox not gonna be up in your biz, but you need your own list, don’t only depend on Facebook #filmin140 -9:23 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @theshadowbox @shericandler Facebook is definitely becoming a major promotional tool. #filmin140 -9:23 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @EPFCfilmmobile Yes mobility, themes, membership, exclusivity, community-oriented events; this drives microcinema success. #filmin140 -9:24 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@pattyfantasia RT @milesmaker: Filmmakers believe audiences want to know all about how they made the film but if the film isn’t good who cares? #afterthought #filmin140 -9:24 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @vgbnd @milesmaker @netflix Having a filmmaker in attendance definately adds to the experience. #filmin140 -9:24 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb We also try to partner w other awesome local organizations like @cinefist and @filmcourage and @machineproject and etc #filmin140 -9:24 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Interestingly, we haven’t gotten much audience input in the films we show. We look for artists that we want to expose. #filmin140 -9:24 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd Micro-Cinema can have be the same experience of being excited to go see an obscure band play live in town… #filmin140 -9:24 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @atlfilm365 somehow at EPFC, it seems to work itself out. Filmmobile screenings are always intimate even tho open to public. #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @vgbnd: Micro-Cinema can have be the same experience of being excited to go see an obscure band play live in town… #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker Filmmaker present enhances the event experience but will NOT add to the audience draw if the filmmaker is unknown or not local. #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @vgbnd A Rock ‘n Roll cinematic experience, I understand :D #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @saskiawb tell them about your “workshop” screenings those are my favorite. #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler @theshadowbox We’re working on a revamped website and e-newsletter. But facebook is the cheapest and quickest. #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile do you have to get like a license or permit to screen in a location? #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb @milesmaker my thoughts exactly. #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@pattyfantasia RT @EPFCfilmmobile: @atlfilm365 somehow at EPFC, it seems to work itself out. Filmmobile screenings are always intimate even tho open to public. #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @dylanschenker We have an open programming policy; anyone can suggest a screening theme or program #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@pattyfantasia RT @milesmaker: @EPFCfilmmobile Yes mobility, themes, membership, exclusivity, community-oriented events; this drives microcinema success. #filmin140 -9:25 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile We go guerilla! #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @KonradStief i used to manage a band so i see Micro-Cinema from the obscure indie band on the road POV… #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker I think bands can be a good addition, but one of the thing my partner & I contended with was taking away attention from the films #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb and then we do ‘educational’ things like persuade people to drink and talk sh*t about each other’s films. we call them workshops. #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman agreed. RT @milesmaker: Filmmaker present enhances the event experience but will NOT add to the aud draw if unknown or not local. #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile ha, it IS a rave! #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @milesmaker Not sure if I agree with that. I think film festivals have learned that a interesting film + filmmakers is huge. #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @pattyfantasia @milesmaker @EPFCfilmmobile I would say microcinemas are INCLUSIVE rather than exclusive. #filmin140 -9:26 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler LOL RT @saskiawb: we do educational things like persuade people 2 drink and talk sh*t about each others films. call them wkshops. #filmin140 -9:27 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile With popcorn and Bingo! #filmin140 -9:27 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @milesmaker The more obscure the topic/story, the more the filmmaker may need to be local or known though. #filmin140 -9:27 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @atlfilm365 Do you know the film is interesting or good BEFORE the screening? Not always. If audience is hosts it is irrelevant. #filmin140 -9:27 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @dylanschenker Yes, the music should complement. We’ve had live music many times… audiences love it. #filmin140 -9:28 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd My film #MACHETERO is about the Puerto Rican independence movement & does Micro-Cinema around that issue, it’s a perfect fit… #filmin140 -9:28 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @milesmaker @atlfilm365 The film doesn’t have to be “good” to engage an audience or excite people. #filmin140 -9:28 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @milesmaker Yes. A film SHOULD be interesting to SOMEONE based on description alone. #filmin140 -9:28 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile @dylanschenker see I’ve been to film screenings with music after and the audience walks out to lobby to talk #filmin140 -9:29 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb but @milesmaker @atlfilm365 local filmmakers help only cause they bring all their friends. #filmin140 -9:29 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker What I’m saying is the host is the curator; the audience attends to patronize their social community irregardless of the film. #filmin140 -9:29 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@pattyfantasia RT @atlfilm365: @milesmaker Yes. A film SHOULD be interesting to SOMEONE based on description alone. #filmin140 -9:29 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @atlfilm365 @milesmaker i think if you have an issue oriented film that people want to know more about that can work for you… #filmin140 -9:29 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@pattyfantasia RT @atlfilm365: @milesmaker The more obscure the topic/story, the more the filmmaker may need to be local or known though. #filmin140 -9:29 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @shericandler Interesting. I would be worried about the opposite. Watch music, not film. But the scene I come from is different. #filmin140 -9:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@JPeep @shericandler, @vgbnd, isn’t that how people like @TheKelleyBaker treat promoting films, by touring like a band? #filmin140 -9:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @saskiawb @milesmaker @atlfilm365 True! It’s all about the outreach and even then some terrific films have low attendance… #filmin140 -9:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @saskiawb @milesmaker @atlfilm365 Local films have a built in audience and also helps encourage others to make their own films. #filmin140 -9:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler we screened a music doc, had Q&A with band in film and they played a set after. they are very well known here and all stayed #filmin140 -9:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @milesmaker I wish this was true but in LA there’s just too much going on to count on a core audience attending regularly #filmin140 -9:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb they have a built in audience IF the filmmaker has a lot of friends. otherwise they don’t. #filmin140 -9:30 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker I will not reinvent my microcinema screening events per film; my audience rolls with me through thick and thin [film] #longevity #filmin140 -9:31 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @shericandler we screened New Year Parade with band and audience was 50/50 and stayed for both. #filmin140 -9:31 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker My exp. too. RT @saskiawb: they have a built in audience IF the filmmaker has a lot of friends. otherwise they dont. #filmin140 -9:31 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @JPeep @shericandler @vgbnd @TheKelleyBaker We take EPFC on the road as much as possible… get the films out there! #filmin140 -9:31 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker I’m in NYC I’ve been hosting a monthly community event for 18 months 100+ ppl consistently–now migrating to screenings #itworks #filmin140 -9:31 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @JPeep @shericandler @TheKelleyBaker Touring with a film = to touring with a band. Especially when you are doing DIY bookings… #filmin140 -9:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel How well-attended are these microcinema events? I mean, if a filmmaker, for example, doesn’t have many friends… #filmin140 -9:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb we’ve also had some success with sharing films with other screening series (like Cinema Speakeasy’s SF edition) #filmin140 -9:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile when you say on the road, you mean around LA? #filmin140 -9:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker What I would like to know is how you outreach to new venues? How to get them interesting in hosting those kinds of events? #filmin140 -9:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb that seems to build momentum a bit- traveling films. #filmin140 -9:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 #filmin140 My concept is high-quality portable screenings, almost hit-and-run in various locations with portable eqpt. Any reason to NOT? -9:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @milesmaker Awesome! #filmin140 -9:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @Filmin140Panel With our local films we average around 50 to 60 people. #filmin140 -9:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb Just ask! @dylanschenker #filmin140 -9:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler Q: any of you running microcinemas now, is there thought to forming your own circuit? #filmin140 -9:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker I have had 3 screenings and we have maxed out at about 30 people so far. But the gallery we use is 20 min walk from public trans. #filmin140 -9:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @Filmin140Panel Our audiences range from 2 to 100 on any given night. Our capacity is 65… #filmin140 -9:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker If you play to each film you play to inconsistency and fall victim to numerous factors; form your social community & #stabilize #filmin140 -9:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox Local/regional films are always a risk but that’s our mission: to build a filmmaking community. #filmin140 -9:34 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @dylanschenker yeah, just ask. I got a theater here to split box office with the filmmakers evenly for @cinefist . #filmin140 -9:34 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @Filmin140Panel Micro-Cinema screening of my film #MACHETERO have pulled in audience numbers from 25- 150 people. #filmin140 -9:34 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker So far the gallery space I use, we have paid with cases of beer #filmin140 -9:34 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @dylanschenker: So far the gallery space I use, we have paid with cases of beer #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb own circuit thoughts @shericandler: ask your friends to run the event for you in their sity so they hit the locals better. #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler I have found that finding films for a group that already exists is easier than finding aud for films #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @shericandler: I have found that finding films for a group that already exists is easier than finding aud for films #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@aprildenee Seems like there are concurrent convos re: microcinema for an audience of filmmakers vs. general public – both are interesting! #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker The more portable your screenings the more you better OWN your crowd–filmmaker draw is a bonus but YOU gotta put butts in seats. #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler I think there is a circuit out there; we offer a screening, a meal and a bed to our fellow travelin’ filmmakers… #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler I envision a circuit eventually as people get more and more tired of mall theaters. #filmin140 -9:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker For a “nonfilmmaker” audience it seems like they want to maintain the spectacle while also paying less, which is difficult #filmin140 -9:36 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @aprildenee Our audiences tend to be a mixture of both. #filmin140 -9:36 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @shericandler To add to that–find films for your specific group vs. different groups every time. Form a group and source flicks. #filmin140 -9:36 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat @EPFCfilmmobile That sounds so hardcore punk, “show your movie, sleep on my sofa.” AWESOME #filmin140 -9:36 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler I guess what I mean is you work a set of films through each of your microcinemas. But every town is different, might not work #filmin140 -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @theshadowbox I think older adults get tired of Mall Theaters. Not sure younger audiences are bothered as much. #filmin140 -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 #filmin140 is there enough cohesion to have a paying membership, similar to theater acting groups that fund their own plays?? -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd Most of the Micro-Cinema screenings i’ve done are regular civilians not many filmmakers… #filmin140 -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @FilmThreat @EPFCfilmmobile I am building what I am doing upon DIY punk/hardcore shows, so yes, very punk! #filmin140 -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @FilmThreat @EPFCfilmmobile We come from the DIY world; I was in a band, did zines, this continues in that vein… #filmin140 -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @theshadowbox However, I don’t think mainstream theaters are catering to diversity of young tastes either. #filmin140 -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb to @shericandler i find towns more similar than different, generally. plus it’s all in adapting the marketing, not the film. #filmin140 -9:37 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @mrbarnard1: #filmin140 is there enough cohesion to have a paying membership, similar to theater acting groups that fund their own plays?? -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@SuperSwarmCine RT @shericandler: I have found that finding films for a group that already exists is easier than finding aud for films #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @mrbarnard1 I’m moving toward annual membership–I’ve currently added prepay and the numbers are going UP. #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @saskiawb: to @shericandler i find towns more similar than different, generally. plus it’s all in adapting the marketing, not the film. #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler We are constantly exploring, trying new stuff, meeting new people… the flexibility keeps it fresh. #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb but what am i talking like an expert for– truth is it’s really hard to find audiences. #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler have you ever asked to screen a film and been rejected because you were deemed too small? #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat @dylanschenker I WILL attend one of your screenings. I promise. #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker I think John Bradburn’s article on using the model punk/dischord records utilized in the 80s to show films is VERY important #filmin140 -9:38 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @atlfilm365 @theshadowbox Younger audiences will just pirate films and watch them on their laptops. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat @dylanschenker Can you link the article? #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @atlfilm365 @mrbarnard1 We charge $5, have for the past 5 year. Half goes to filmmaker, half goes to our nonprofit. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Here is the link to Bradburn’s article: Film Gigging: Towards a Lo-Fi Film Circuit tinyurl.com/286jy3y #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@robrage13 RT @shericandler: I loved the @RooftopFilms screening I went to this summer. It was packed, for a shorts block and everyone watched #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @saskiawb You don’t have to find your audience if you own it; build it and it’s right there waiting for you to do it over again. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @shericandler yes well actually, they wanted a fee to appear instead of half the box office and I said “no thanks”. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @saskiawb It’s never about the numbers! We can be small but mighty. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @theshadowbox I don’t think that’s so. I think younger audiences enjoy community screening even more so than old auds. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @milesmaker that not how it works in los angeles. #filmin140 -9:39 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @FilmThreat I am very excited to meet you! Happy to hear you will attend eventually! #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @dylanschenker I definately use the Dischord model. The fugazi of cinemas. #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox nope can’t buy into the pirate theory. If you give them an experience they can’t have on a laptop, they’ll come #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @dylanschenker Independent Theater in L.A. successfully charges $10 (I think “successfully”) #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @dylanschenker The DIY punk model of Micro-Cinema is the future for films that don;t fit in the the box at the mall… #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb What Zak said. #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @theshadowbox I just don’t think we’re tapping into them in ways that will reach them. #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@gregorybayne So, so true. RT @saskiawb i know 1 thing: targeting indies to indie filmmakers means empty seats. #filmin140 -9:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @milesmaker Your organization is much more than just screenings, right? #filmin140 -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker RT @shericandler: nope cant buy into the pirate theory. If you give them an experience they cant have on a laptop, theyll come #filmin140 -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler true dat! esp in LA RT @saskiawb: targeting indies to indie filmmakers means empty seats. #filmin140 -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile It’s the passion that sustains us… We inspire and get inspired. #filmin140 -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler @theshadowbox I agree, they will come. The enlightened ones. #filmin140 -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @mrbarnard1 Indeed–it’s gotta be that way. I host workshops, panels, social events, etc. it’s a movement and it’s mobile. #filmin140 -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker the “fugazi of cinemas” EXACTLY!!! #filmin140 -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @gregorybayne: So, so true. RT @saskiawb i know 1 thing: targeting indies to indie filmmakers means empty seats. #filmin140 #sorrybuttrue -9:41 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @milesmaker @mrbarnard1 Same with EPFC… classes, workshops, venue rentals, all kinds of events in addition to films. #filmin140 -9:42 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler really hard to reach students I think. You need a few on your programming staff to get that audience in #filmin140 -9:42 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @theshadowbox It’s a way to build critical mass for an audience to more difficult films… FUGAZI cinema #filmin140 -9:42 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler Invite the youth to program! #filmin140 -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 Over half way through, and this might be one of my favorite #filmin140 discussions so far. -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @zakforsman I feel sorry for LA it’s somewhat fickle but I also feel a community can be built anywhere around the right needs. #filmin140 -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 #filmin140 What is the magic number? 1 screening a week? a month? every 2 months? Who comes, how often? -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @EPFCfilmmobile: Same with EPFC… classes, workshops, venue rentals, all kinds of events in addition to films. #filmin140 -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@im2b RT @saskiawb: but what am i talking like an expert for– truth is it’s really hard to find audiences. #filmin140 -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox Giving something different is the point. It’s very difficult to get the younger people out though. #filmin140 -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@im2b RT @gregorybayne: So, so true. RT @saskiawb i know 1 thing: targeting indies to indie filmmakers means empty seats. #filmin140 -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb another thing: making events out of your film screening means empty seats. #filmin140 -9:43 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat I too dig this idea of microcinema as the “Fugazi of Cinema”… #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @EPFCfilmmobile Youda man! All you’re doing is injecting a new event into the mix your audience moves in your direction. #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb but having events, which also happen to feature an awesome film, brings people. #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @saskiawb Can you clarify that statement? how is “event” a failure? #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 Can you expound a bit mroe? RT @saskiawb: another thing: making events out of your film screening means empty seats. #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @mrbarnard1 We screen whenever we have something to show. Other local experimental venues are programming months out. #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler oh? RT @saskiawb: another thing: making events out of your film screening means empty seats. #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb (that is unless you have a LOT of money for marketing- then the film can be the event) #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman absolutely agree! RT @saskiawb: but having events, which also happen to feature an awesome film, brings people. #filmin140 -9:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb no one in the outside world thinks a film is an event. they think it’s an indie film, and assume it’ll suck. #filmin140 -9:45 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile so does the bus just show up and people come out to watch? how do you determine a good location? #filmin140 -9:45 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @theshadowbox You can get a younger audience if you can offer them an alternative that they “can’t get on a laptop”… #filmin140 -9:45 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@rowlandjobson RT @gregorybayne: So, so true. RT @saskiawb i know 1 thing: targeting indies to indie filmmakers means empty seats. #filmin140 -9:45 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @saskiawb So how do you overcome that perception, that because it’s indie it will suck? #filmin140 -9:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @saskiawb That sentiment also coincides with my feeling that people want the spectacle of film, not the “event” #filmin140 -9:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler @EPFCfilmmobile We find locations where the film was shot, ie: showing THEM beside the LA River. Tweet location! #filmin140 -9:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox We screen around 8 films a month. #filmin140 -9:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb introduce them to it through things that they actually like #filmin140 -9:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 #filmin140 Casual observation is, teens LIKE movie theaters, but adults don’t think so because teens multi-task during movies. -9:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker But at the same time, how do you explain Secret Cinema’s success for “events”? Even Rooftop Films has extreme success. #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @saskiawb: introduce them to it through things that they actually like #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb “tell them what they want, and give them what you want them to see” #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @saskiawb Why does making a screening an event mean empty seats? i’ve had the opposite experience with no $$$ for marketing… #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @milesmaker dont feel bad for LA. the indie community is different here many actually aspire to studio work. #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @saskiawb Events add value the way social circles bring people whether the film is good or not. Desired interaction enhances it. #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat RT @saskiawb: “tell them what they want, and give them what you want them to see” #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @saskiawb: “tell them what they want, and give them what you want them to see” #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 #filmin140 combat it be NOT calling it “INDIE” NOBODY agrees on what “indie” means. -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Is it because orgs like Rooftop and Secret Cinema have excess money? #filmin140 -9:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler yep RT @zakforsman: @milesmaker dont feel bad for LA. indie community is different here many actually aspire to studio work. #filmin140 -9:48 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@gregorybayne Again! Yes! RT @saskiawb no one in the outside world thinks a film is an event. they think it’s an indie film & assume it’ll suck #filmin140 -9:48 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @EPFCfilmmobile How do you accomplish that? Are cellphones forbidden? No chatting allowed? #filmin140 -9:48 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb rooftop and secret are (at least in my understanding) about social scene/secrecy- the film comes next. #filmin140 -9:48 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler @zakforsman @milesmaker We are figuring out what community means in LA… it’s getting better all the time! #filmin140 -9:48 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Do mainstream audiences actually automatically assume indie film will suck? #filmin140 -9:48 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @dylanschenker IT seems some audience feel guilty if they don’t support ‘indie’, while others assume it’s pretentious, no story #filmin140 -9:49 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @zakforsman I hear ya. I’m not made for the machine I wanna build my own and wait for that call if it ever comes if not I’m good. #filmin140 -9:49 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @mrbarnard1 @theshadowbox ever thought of doing a screening that incorporates elements of using a laptop or smartphone? #filmin140 -9:49 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat @dylanschenker Couldn’t tell you; I’m not mainstream enough ;-) #filmin140 -9:49 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @dylanschenker I don’t think so. But, I do think that we’ve all contributed to that mentality in subtle ways. #filmin140 -9:49 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @milesmaker me too. #filmin140 -9:49 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd Making screenings an event has worked really well for me… i sign posters answer questions and engage the audience… #filmin140 -9:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @shericandler I’ve been trying to sketch an idea for incorporating Twitter in the screenings #filmin140 -9:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @dylanschenker People are turned off if they think they won’t understand something. demystify art by bringing it to the people. #filmin140 -9:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb sadly, @dylanschenker i think most people think indie film is yawnsville. we know they’re wrong, of course. #filmin140 -9:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @dylanschenker For example, when we festivals say we’re showing films that may never get a release, we may be “sabotaging” films. #filmin140 -9:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler @mrbarnard1 @theshadowbox We have! All kind of new technology to play with… #filmin140 -9:50 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @dylanschenker It’s not intentional, but it’s like saying take a test drive in a car that may never hit your local car dealer. #filmin140 -9:51 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Interesting. Do mainstream audiences automatically conflate the avant garde and independent? #filmin140 -9:51 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@gregorybayne @saskiawb Seriously, it’s like you’re in my head. Couldn’t agree more. #filmin140 -9:51 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @atlfilm365 @dylanschenker Whaaaa? #filmin140 -9:51 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker Wishing @filmcourage was here–LA curator of cinematic events they could chime in on the inconsistency of filmmaker-led crowds. #filmin140 -9:51 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler @mrbarnard1 @theshadowbox We’re actually working on a local film fest of films shot entirely on cell phones. #filmin140 -9:51 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema hey just joining the twitterstream about microcinema. www.@opencinema.ca here, we screen docs in cafe style venues in Victoria, BC #filmin140 -9:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @milesmaker IFP used to be bi-coastal and worked together ad-hoc #filmin140 -9:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@filmester RT @dylanschenker: Do mainstream audiences actually automatically assume indie film will suck? #filmin140 -9:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @milesmaker ive been to their events and i’d imagine they’d say the same as @saskiawb and me. I use the same venue & we share aud.#filmin140 -9:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @opencinema Hey, my hometown in Vancouver, home of the much-missed Blinding Light microcinema! #filmin140 -9:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler there you go @KonradStief RT @opencinema: www.@opencinema.ca here, we screen docs in cafe style venues in Victoria, BC #filmin140 -9:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @opencinema Welcome! Let us know how Canada feels about indie films and screenings #filmin140 -9:53 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@MJ_Slide In my experience…yes. RT @dylanschenker: Do mainstream audiences actually automatically assume indie film will suck? #filmin140 -9:53 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @opencinema What is the response? Positive? Consistent crowd numbers for every screening? #filmin140 -9:53 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker I think the yawnsville factor is bc audiences want special effects more than they want “film” in its most proper/crudest form #filmin140 -9:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @MJ_Slide @dylanschenker Don’t hate, educate! #filmin140 -9:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @MJ_Slide @dylanschenker Mainstream audiences don’t even want to go out to the cinema. They’ll just Netflix it. #filmin140 -9:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @zakforsman @saskiaweb We should abandon the term ‘indie’ once it’s made it’s a film that stands on its own 2 legs #connotation #filmin140 -9:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler obviously mainstream audience aren’t the goal here. this is niche and that takes more work to find, but niches exist everywhere #filmin140 -9:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 #filmin140 Indie filmmakers can’t even define “indie”…most audiences assume it’s dull and pretentious -9:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker I don’t want to assume too much about a mainstream audience, but I think they have been spoiled #filmin140 -9:54 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler We are focused on community. This includes folks who would be considered mainstream but just need to be invited. #filmin140 -9:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker You’re right, and I agree. RT @EPFCfilmmobile: @MJ_Slide @dylanschenker Dont hate, educate! #filmin140 -9:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat RT @EPFCfilmmobile: Dont hate, educate! #filmin140 -9:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker my last tweet got cut off, “spoiled on high production costs/special effects” #filmin140 -9:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@MJ_Slide Same in my home town. RT @opencinema: hey just joined microcinema. here, we screen docs in cafe style venues in Victoria, BC #filmin140 -9:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @dylanschenker I don’t think that’s true. Sfx appeals to a wider audience. As @shericandler points out, niches are a ripe market #filmin140 -9:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb i’m not trying for mainstream, i’m just trying for an audience. period. #filmin140 -9:55 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 RT @saskiawb: i’m not trying for mainstream, i’m just trying for an audience. period. #filmin140 YES!! -9:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker When a studio does ‘indie’ it’s cool but when indie does indie it’s perceived to be ‘challenged’ this perception damages brands. #filmin140 -9:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @dylanschenker Folks are media saturated. They respond to a genuine communal experience. #filmin140 -9:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 The moment we start downplaying our audiences and think they don’t have the smarts, is the moment we’ve lost them. #filmin140 -9:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb and i think to get an audience we need to pair up/make parrallels with other fields outside of film (too insular). #filmin140 -9:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @saskiawb Hang in there, baby! #filmin140 -9:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @EPFCfilmmobile @dylanschenker Agreed. #filmin140 -9:56 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @saskiawb: and i think to get an audience we need to pair up/make parrallels with other fields outside of film (too insular). #filmin140 -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker RT @EPFCfilmmobile: …focused on community. This includes folks who would be considered mainstream but just need to be invited. #filmin140 -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker Communal experience is what I want to provide. I want audiences to feel they are part of what I am providing. #filmin140 -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb @EPFCfilmmobile lol lisa you know it best. ;) #filmin140 -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd RT @atlfilm365: The moment we start downplaying our audiences and think they don’t have the smarts, is the moment we’ve lost them. #filmin140 -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema @KonradStief yes, consistant (mostly). Important to offer value added to the event #filmin140 -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd RT @mrbarnard1: RT @saskiawb: i’m not trying for mainstream, i’m just trying for an audience. period. #filmin140 YES!! -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@typography247 @atlfilm365 we chose ‘Typeface’ http://bit.ly/daJkqU #filmin140: @atlfilm365 we chose ‘Typeface’ htt… http://bit.ly/eO2Zjy #typography -9:57 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @atlfilm365 True!!! #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler I asked Echo Park because a month ago I was stopped at a red light behind their bus. thought it was a cool idea, filmmobile #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker Viewers are not either or mainstream or indie! It just depends on their mood that night. Stop talking like marketeers and #sell #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb OK guys I need to jet! Hope I haven’t offended. I am becoming the Sarah Palin of indie film. #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @milesmaker: Viewers are not either or mainstream or indie! It just depends on their mood that night. Stop talking like marketeers and #sell #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@MJ_Slide True. RT @vgbnd: @theshadowbox @MJ_Slide @dylanschenker mainstream audiences would rather stay home u make it an event. It works. #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @dylanschenker Building community is where it’s at… Build community and you’ll have a supportive audience… #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile @shericandler Yeehaw! #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@saskiawb Except i don’t kill mooses. #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema agreed @vgbnd: @theshadowbox @MJ_Slide @dylanschenker mainstream audiences would rather stay home you make it an event. It works. #filmin140 -9:58 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman @saskiawb thats bullshit. you are the best. see you soon. #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @saskiawb NO you aren’t! #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 RT @dylanschenker: Communal experience is what I want to provide. I want audiences to feel they are part of what I am providing. #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker My own philosophy is to create something that can’t be pirated. That’s what I think is most important. #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel Thanks, @saskiawb, for hanging with us tonight! #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@mrbarnard1 @IBScipio Not “casting”… =} It’s a chat. #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @opencinema Value = film or extras with filmmakers’ appearances, food, prizes etc.? #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @dylanschenker: My own philosophy is to create something that cant be pirated. Thats what I think is most important. #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @dylanschenker: My own philosophy is to create something that can’t be pirated. That’s what I think is most important. #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker RT @vgbnd: Building community is where its at… Build community and youll have a supportive audience… #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@EPFCfilmmobile I’m off too… We have an event starting in 5 min! Visit us online or in person echoparkfilmcenter.org Love ya! #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker thank you so much @saskiawb for being present for this discussion! very informative! #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema we invite local orgs, peeps, ngo’s, groups associated with film topic to use the event as a networking opp #filmin140 -9:59 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd RT @dylanschenker: My own philosophy is to create something that can’t be pirated.That’s what I think is most important. #filmin140 An event -10:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler gr8 RT @opencinema: we invite local orgs, peeps, ngos, groups associated with film topic to use the event as a networking opp #filmin140 -10:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@MJ_Slide RT @mrbarnard1: RT @saskiawb: i’m not trying for mainstream, i’m just trying for an audience. period. #filmin140 YES!! -10:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@Filmin140Panel That’s the hour! Thanks to the panelists! Keep talking if you want to, and the transcript will be up on @FilmThreat.com tomorrow! #filmin140 -10:00 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema @KonradStief yes discussion, networking, food, door prizes, etc #filmin140 -10:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat Thats the hour! Thanks to the panelists! Keep talking if you want to, and the transcript will be up on @FilmThreat.com tomorrow! #filmin140 -10:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @opencinema can you name some orgs you have worked with and what was programmed? #filmin140 -10:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd Going to the movies used to be an experience. If you can make it an experience you can get an audience. It needs to feel special. #filmin140 -10:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker Later y’all–don’t lose the plot. We’re curators; chieftains; tribal leaders. Our tribes emerge from teepees when we call them. #filmin140 -10:02 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler If anyone knows of a microcinema, or is one, please post it to our Facebook page for all to see #filmin140 -10:02 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @shericandler: If anyone knows of a microcinema, or is one, please post it to our Facebook page for all to see #filmin140 -10:02 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @vgbnd Excellent point. The experience has to be special to get people out these days. #filmin140 -10:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@MJ_Slide RT @Filmin140Panel: That’s the hour! Thanks to the panelists! Keep talking if you want to, and the transcript will be up on @FilmThreat.com tomorrow! #filmin140 -10:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler Here it IS an event that the audience gets to speak to the filmmaker either in person or on Skype, in bigger cities not so much #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@scriptchat #scriptchat RT @shericandler: If anyone knows of a microcinema, or is one, please post it to our Facebook page for all to see #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@jeannevb #@scriptchat RT @shericandler: If anyone knows of a microcinema, or is one, please post it to our Facebook page for all to see #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@milesmaker @shericandler @atlfilm365 I’m a walking microcinema. When I turn the lights on & send the invites we convene en masse. Later! #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema @shericandler last month, @CleanBinProject & local govt (CRD) plus @recyclistsvic and Compost Educ Assoc. info www.@opencinema.ca #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @theshadowbox People need to feel like they’ll miss something if they don’t see this film in this Micro-Cinema venue. #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker RT @shericandler: If anyone knows of a microcinema, or is one, please post it to our Facebook page for all to see #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@zakforsman if in LA, come see @RideTheDivide by @hunterweeks hosted by @cinefist @cinemaspeakeasy @filmcourage http://is.gd/iq3E8 #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@lmcnelly RT @dylanschenker: RT @shericandler: If anyone knows of a microcinema, or is one, please post it to our Facebook page for all to see #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief My Film Co-op has an outdoor summer series: Classic film from 1940s-60s preceded by a local short film. #filmin140 -10:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@FilmThreat Our Facebook page for the panels, btw: http://bit.ly/gyEw5q #filmin140 -10:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 @milesmaker Always good to have you on board sir. #filmin140 -10:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler RT @zakforsman: in LA, cme C @RideTheDivide by @hunterweeks hosted by @cinefist @cinemaspeakeasy @filmcourage http://is.gd/iq3E8 #filmin140 -10:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@aprildenee Many crave what indie & doc films offer over mainstream glitz, but we have to target the niche & show it where they’d want to go. #filmin140 -10:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema @shericandler in Sept, www.Freshthemovie.com plus local food co-op @Food_Roots and farmers and grocers etc #filmin140 -10:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@LiviaRuas RT @scriptchat: #@scriptchat RT @shericandler: If anyone knows of a microcinema, or is one, please post it to our Facebook page for all to see #filmin140 -10:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler I have found that docs RULE in the microcinema. They have a built in cause & ppl can’t usually see them in a communal space #filmin140 -10:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @dylanschenker @gmail Same here. Email me at @theshadowboxcinema@gmail.com #filmin140 -10:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 We need an official #filmin140 list. @aprildenee @vgbnd @mrbarnard1 @dylanschenker and others make this what it is every week. -10:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler hey where’s @Chucklz tonight? #filmin140 -10:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema @dylanschenker www.@opencinema.ca – would love to network more #filmin140 -10:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @atlfilm365 Thank you so much for the kind words #filmin140 -10:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @opencinema definitely! #filmin140 -10:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 Good question. RT @shericandler: hey where’s @Chucklz tonight? #filmin140 -10:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@KonradStief @shericandler Maybe his time zone is a factor #filmin140 -10:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @opencinema another good one for that group is Food Matters, a doc from Australia #filmin140 -10:10 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @vgbnd @theshadowbox Definately. We do one night only screenings and the energy it creates makes it very special. #filmin140 -10:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema @shericandler I agree completely. Traditional theatres are designed for blockbusters, not thoughtful social issue docs. #filmin140 -10:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@jakestetler My god… Just read through the #filmin140 twitter stream. Seems like I missed a great conversation & transfer of ideas. -10:12 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @KonradStief but he wrote a blog post just for us on this topic, thought he’d be here #filmin140 -10:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@BridgeThink BIG indie film conversations goin on all over twitter tonight! Some great participants! Search #filmin140 -10:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@opencinema so glad to have found you all! Look forward to connecting further on #microcinema #filmin140 -10:13 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox what films do you think bring in the most crowd? what type? #filmin140 -10:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @theshadowbox Like going to see a band (Fugazi) on tour… #filmin140 -10:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@atlfilm365 RT @jakestetler: My god… Just read through the #filmin140 twitter stream. Seems like I missed a great conversation & transfer of ideas. -10:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@LordBronco RT @jakestetler: My god… Just read through the #filmin140 twitter stream. Seems like I missed a great conversation & transfer of ideas. -10:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @opencinema we played around in our last discussion saying we should do one side vs other side shorts to get debate at screening #filmin140 -10:14 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox docs are tricky you can’t be too heavy handed in booking them. you have to maintain a good mix of genres or you come off preachy. #filmin140 -10:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@BridgeThink One we’re proud to know personally is @EPFCfilmmobile !!! Checkout what they & others are talking about at #filmin140 -10:17 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox a good mix of topics? Like biography, social justice, music? #filmin140 -10:17 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler @theshadowbox For us, it’s always been local films. But we’re a small town which makes things a bit different. #filmin140 -10:18 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @BridgeThink @EPFCfilmmobile have you been to their events? What are they like? Lisa isn’t here now ;) #filmin140 -10:19 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@cineoscuro RT @EPFCfilmmobile: Echo Park Film Center is a 65 seat storefront cinema, school, store in Echo Park, LA. #filmin140 -11:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @malaikamose i find other activists in other struggles & try & interest them in the issue with the film. #filmin140 -11:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @vgbnd see I’m an online listener and if they don’t talk, I don’t know they are there to reach out to #filmin140 -11:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @shericandler just saw your Q about what filmmakers make. So far it’s been around 80-100 dollars =/ #filmin140 -11:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox what other cinemas do you track? #filmin140 -11:01 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @vgbnd ah, very good thinking! cross promote with something similar. See you didn’t need TOTBO like you thought. oops sry Jon #filmin140 -11:02 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @dylanschenker is that in door or in DVD sales? both? #filmin140 -11:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@BridgeThink @shericandler not sure-it’s the newest facet. Gathers a lot but also word of mouth from that + classes + other partnerships etc. #filmin140 -11:03 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@dylanschenker @shericandler Door. 5 dollar donation. Some giving more. Dunno about DVD sales. That was up to filmmakers. #filmin140 -11:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@theshadowbox @shericandler @theshadowbox They’re not a microcinema but the alamo drafthouse in austin always has interesting stuff and events. #filmin140 -11:04 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler yes they do RT @theshadowbox: Not a microcinema but the alamo drafthouse in austin always has interesting stuff and events. #filmin140 -11:05 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler @theshadowbox was just looking up films from Sundance last yr, surprising wht didn’t sell & wants to screen, contact on website #filmin140 -11:06 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@yorkshackleton Rooftop Films is showing films this weekend in an underground tunnel in NYC #filmin140 -11:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@shericandler well it is after 10pm here so gotta split. Thanks for joining in guys. See you on Dec 22 #filmin140 -11:07 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@malaikamose ah very good. RT @vgbnd: @malaikamose i find other activists in other struggles & try & interest them in the issue with the film. #filmin140 -11:08 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@BridgeThink @shericandler Cinema space itself is also electric when packed. Small but their network is big. Again openess & partnerships #filmin140 -11:09 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@SilverLakeStrip RT @EPFCfilmmobile: Echo Park Film Center is a 65 seat storefront cinema, school, store in Echo Park, LA. #filmin140 -11:11 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@growyourbase RT @milesmaker: Viewers are not either or mainstream or indie! It just depends on their mood that night. Stop talking like marketeers and #sell #filmin140 -11:15 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@malaikamose @vgbnd wd u say u get better responses from a particular type of activist? #filmin140 #MACHETERO -11:22 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @malaikamose Radicals and black me respond well to the film.. Black men have defended me in front of hostile audiences… #filmin140 -11:31 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@malaikamose what’s the src of the hostility usually? RT @vgbnd: @malaikamose Black men have defended me in front of hostile audiences… #filmin140 -11:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@benjiwilbanks RT @atlfilm365: The moment we start downplaying our audiences and think they don’t have the smarts, is the moment we’ve lost them. #filmin140 -11:32 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @malaikamose Questions about the use of violence in trying to achieve independence… It gets heated sometimes… #filmin140 #MACHETERO -11:33 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@malaikamose I cn imagine, but the title kinda hints at that, no? RT @vgbnd: Qs abt violence 2 achieve independence. gets heated #filmin140 #MACHETERO -11:35 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @malaikamose i think people come out to #MACHETERO screenings to debate the issue of violence as a means towards liberation… #filmin140 -11:40 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@docsinprogress RT @FilmThreat: I too dig this idea of microcinema as the “Fugazi of Cinema”… #filmin140 -11:44 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@malaikamose @vgbnd what’s the demographic of the audience usually? #MACHETERO #filmin140 -11:45 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @malaikamose 1 thing i’m proud of with my film #MACHETERO is that ppl feel comfortable talking abt what they otherwise wouldn’t #filmin140 -11:46 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @malaikamose Demographics run from older folks who know their history to younger people who don’t and want to. #filmin140 #MACHETERO -11:47 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@malaikamose @vgbnd: either of those tend to be on the opposing or supporting side of the use of violence for liberation? #filmin140 #MACHETERO -11:49 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@vgbnd @malaikamose Runs the gamut usually those who know about anti-colonial struggles are more comfortable with the ? of violence. #filmin140 -11:52 PM Dec 8th, 2010

@aprildenee @atlfilm365 Thx!! RT We need a #filmin140 list. @aprildenee @vgbnd @mrbarnard1 @dylanschenker & others make this what it is every week. -12:33 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@aprildenee @vgbnd Pure genius! RT – i find other activists in other struggles & try & interest them in the issue with the film. #filmin140 -12:38 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@aprildenee Love these open forum ideas for micro-cinema screenings, esp. booking opposing viewpoint films and inviting audience critiques! #filmin140 -12:49 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@vgbnd @aprildenee Thanx for the kind words and the RT… i’m humbled… #filmin140 -12:51 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@aprildenee RT @opencinema: @shericandler I agree completely. Traditional theatres are designed for blockbusters, not thoughtful social issue docs. #filmin140 -12:52 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@vgbnd @cinefist Just ordered Dust Request and Model/Photographer love the feature title… Eloquent Graffiti… #filmin140 -12:55 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@aprildenee @shericandler Honestly, I think people’d want to meet the doc subjects or actors more than they’d want to meet the filmmakers. #filmin140 -1:03 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms RT @shericandler: Q: any of you running microcinemas now, is there thought to forming your own circuit? #filmin140 -1:25 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms I’m in!!! #running a microcinema circuit #filmin140 -1:26 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms RT @dylanschenker: So far the gallery space I use, we have paid with cases of beer #filmin140 -1:27 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms RT @dylanschenker: I think John Bradburn’s article on using the model punk/dischord records utilized in the 80s to show films is VERY important #filmin140 -1:34 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms RT @vgbnd: @dylanschenker The DIY punk model of Micro-Cinema is the future for films that don;t fit in the the box at the mall… #filmin140 -1:38 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms RT @dylanschenker: the “fugazi of cinemas” EXACTLY!!! #filmin140 -1:43 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms RT @theshadowbox: Giving something different is the point. It’s very difficult to get the younger people out though. #filmin140 -1:43 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@amrheartfilms @theshadowbox @theshadowbox getting youngers Out? What are the brands they follow? Can you get them to sponsor? #theywillcome #filmin140 -1:51 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@fritchbeetle RT @saskiawb: no one in the outside world thinks a film is an event. they think it’s an indie film, and assume it’ll suck. #filmin140 -2:01 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@dantherriault RT @shericandler: RT @vgbnd: Micro-Cinema can have be the same experience of being excited to go see an obscure band play live in town… #filmin140 -8:08 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@kineticaonline RT @FilmThreat: I too dig this idea of microcinema as the “Fugazi of Cinema”… #filmin140 -8:42 AM Dec 9th, 2010

@timhorsburgh It was @typefacefilm! RT @saskiawb: we partnered w/ a design forum & designer for last event + paired it with a film about design #filmin140 -9:24 AM Dec 9th, 2010




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