Cinefamily Holiday Party / Telethon All Weekend!

Posted by phil blankenship, December 15, 2012 08:54am | Post a Comment

Hi Everyone,

With all this talk of fundraising relating to the Cinefamily Telethon, we absolutely don't want you to forget that what's happening this weekend is also a holiday party -- one with vittles, libations, live music (by such diverse folks as Cut Chemist, YACHT, John Hawkes, Tearist, Daedelus, and more), crazy ephemera from all of Cinefamily's five-year history, live comedy (from Cinefamily faves Eric Wareheim, Nick Offerman, Neil Hamburger, Rob Schrab & Dan Harmon, Jon Daly & Brett Gelman, Everything Is Terrible, and much more), Q&As and casual chat (with fantastic folks like Robert Downey Jr., Wayne White, Mark Mothersbaugh, Pablo Ferro, Udo Kier, Guy Maddin, Jason Schwartzman, and more). Really, it wouldn't be a Cinefamily shindig with stuff coming at ya from all angles, now, would it? The folks listed in the descriptions above are really just the tip of the iceberg.

We're going to be going all day and night -- 24 hours straight, as a matter of fact. We really look forward to seeing you, whether it's just for a little bit, or for the whole damned thing.

Below is the final lineup for the show, just in case you wanted it. Keep in mind that all scheduled guests' times are subject to change -- because such is life. As well, seating is first-come, first-served.

Of course -- don't forget about that Kickstarter.

And, if you aren't able to make it down to the theater itself -- or, if you're out of town -- you can still watch the entire 24 hours of festivities on our live stream, found here!

OPENING (1:00pm-4:30pm)
- Robert Downey Jr. opens a time capsule!
- A mindblowing multimedia performance by Miwa Matreyek!
- Mark Mothersbaugh talks synths & soundtracks in a disembodied digital discussion, live via Skype!
- Phil Lord and Chris Miller (directors of "21 Jump Street") present Lego fan films!

PRIMETIME (4:30pm-8pm)
- Trailers From Hell, live!
- Neil Hamburger presents the stars of tomorrow!
- Dave Franco & Brian McGinn's comedy shorts!
- "Cracked Out", with Jon Daly & Brett Gelman!
- The legendary Pablo Ferro talks "Madvertising"!
- A slideshow presentation from pop-art renaissance man Wayne White!

MIDNIGHT MADNESS (8pm - midnight-ish)
- CINEFAMILY CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA! feat. a sneak peak at Everything Is Terrible's Holiday Special 2012, "Simpsons" director David Silverman's Flaming Tuba, and an intergalactic yuletide interview w/ Zorak from "Space Ghost: Coast To Coast"!
- Rob Schrab & Dan Harmon's Found Crap!
- Nick Offerman shares his talents...and mustache!
- Usher in midnight with an audio/visual odyssey from Cut Chemist!
- Cinefamily's signature "Total Madness" DJ/VJ set, live!

THE NITE OWL (midnght-ish - 6am)
Presented by VICE

- A late night visit from Eric Wareheim!
- An acoustic set by John Hawkes!
- A holiday reading by Udo Kier!
- One-Minute Movies with Guy Maddin!
- Special Christmas presentation by Tearist!
- Found footage mayhem unleashed by TV Carnage!
- A special holiday appearance by Brie Larson!
- Daedelus performs live & demonstrates his homemade electronic instruments!
- VICE crashes the party with exclusive, brand new original films!
- Crazy-ass footage from Burger TV!
- Sublime Frequencies presents ethnographic musical oddities!
- Hadrian's mom teaches spoon-bending and interviews Hadrian!

- YACHT celebrates the dawn with film, music, yoga & breakfast!
- Cat Film Festival, featuring a web-cast Q&A on web cat culture with Lil Bub!
- The Bob Baker Marionettes and Screen Novelties' Christmas Extravaganza!
- Fuzzy Felt Films (warm n' fuzzy 16mm ephemeral film rarities of the '60s & '70s)
- Jerry Beck presents silent cartoons & kids' shorts w/ live accompaniment by Cliff Retallick (the Cinefamily's regular silent film accompanist!)
- "Adventures of Pete & Pete" creators Chris Viscardi & Will McRobb talk inspiration and deconstruct "A Christmas Story"!
- Screenwriting guru Robert McKee skypes in and talks with Nicholas Jarecki (writer/director of "Arbitrage")!

FINALE! (12pm-1pm)
- A Tribute to Ben Gazzara, featuring archival footage of his fantastic, legendary Q&A appearance at the Cinefamily
- NEW & RENEWING MEMBERS' POTLUCK: "My Lunch with Schwartzman": a brunch feast/on-stage interview with Jason Schwartzman!

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