Cinema 16 Returns to The Kitchen on May 14th for its first show of 2014.

Cinema 16 is pleased to announce it’s first show of 2014 at The Kitchen on May 14th.

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Selected by Cinema 16 founder and curator Molly Surno, the films comprising this evening investigate turning ones’ lens onto itself using tropes of paradise, love, and adventure to question how mythology is made. As the films screen, the ensemble  IIII (read Four) will perform an original score commissioned by Cinema 16 for the event.

The event will begin at 9pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at; by phone at 212.255.5793x11; or in person at The Kitchen (512 West 19th Street), Tuesday­­–Saturday, 2–6:00 p.m.

Hollywood musicals have capitalized on exploring a fantastical narrative of the other. Whether a montage of tropical lush landscapes in South Pacific or a shot fixed on Yul Brynner’s glossy skin, interpreting the other from the Western gaze has crafted both loving and limiting storytelling. This performance will explore retelling the stories of the big screen, with all their seductions, disappointments, freedom and manipulations. What is an epic in a far away landscape? How do we get immersed into the language of the other?

The films, in order, are David Rimmer’s MigrationFrans Zwartjes’ Birds OneHenri Platt’s I am an Old Smoking Indian Movie StarLen Lye’s Color CryTadanori Yokoo’s Kachi Kachi Yama Purchase  and  Purchase Kawamoto’s Broken Branches.

IIII started as a concept-driven musical group consisting of four drummers and two synthesizer players. The group now consists of Cheap Hisham Akira Bharoocha (Soft Circle / Boredoms), Ryan Sawyer (Lonewolf), Brian Chase Buy  (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and  Order Ben Vida(Soft Circle). Joining IIII at The Kitchen will be Australian electronic musician Seja.