Liquid Denial, MoRUS's 6th Annual Film Fest

Event Date/time: 
Sat, 08/18/2018 - 7:00pm

Liquid Denial
MoRUS’s 6th Annual Film Fest
August 18th, dance party starts at 7:00pm & screening start around 8:30pm
Dance party and screening will be held indoors at 155 Avenue C (due to rain): "Water, Music and Activism"

Showing the Following Films:

Start the night off with a dance party with DJ Stephen Popkin at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, located at 155 Avenue C. Then the woman who drummed underwater will open for The Man Who Fell to Earth as Sydney, Australia-based Interdisciplinary artist Tina Havelock Stevens joins us for the US premiere of her video art performance work, Reading the River (2017) which features the award-winning artist playing a spontaneous composition on a full drum kit whilst fully submerged underwater, a performance that took place in the Derwent River, Tasmania for the MONA FOMA Festival. The Man Who Fell to Earth:  Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry), Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark), a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.  A cult classic that is fun for everyone! (2.19)

Examining actions being taken to preserve water systems, improve access to clean safe water, and identifying water-related threats to health of humans and the environment, the 6th Annual MoRUS Film Fest, LIQUID DENIAL will again take place in various community gardens throughout the East Village. Bringing attention to the incredible natural beauty of these community spaces and the role that they play in the education and preservation of the natural ecosystems they are home to in the city, LIQUID DENIAL will run from August 16th- 19th 2018. In case of rain, films will be screened at 155 Avenue C. More info here!