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Filmfest

The 19th Annual Moviate Underground Film Festival at Artsfest welcomes film as an art form.  With a focus on underground, avant-garde, and independent cinema, the festival welcomes many different approaches to the filmmaking process. From the most avant-garde films created with hands on manipulation of film to the more traditional structure of a documentary portraying an underground subject, the festival is eclectic and diverse.

Moviate was founded 20 years ago in April of 1997.  We wanted to bring avant-garde cinema to the Harrisburg area.  We rented a dance studio in the former Jump Street location on Forster Street (when it was called Metro Arts).  Each month we curated a collection of rare 16mm films, independent films, and hosted in-person filmmakers.  Each year, we celebrated with a 3 day festival, calling for entries and showing films from around the world.  We are a volunteer operated not-for-profit organization who sees the importance of independent film and music in the arts community.  Event listings are posted on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the moviate.org website.

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2017 FilmFest Schedule

Friday May 26th
Midtown Cinema

7pm     Crispin Glover live at the Midtown Cinema (first night of two separate performances and films)

 

Saturday May 27th
CIVIC CLUB

11:45AM "Narrative Shorts"

12:40PM "Shorts on Place"

1:35PM"Diary/Experimental"

2:45PM"Experimental Films"

4:00PM "Syndicate" Documentary on Coast To Coast

MIDTOWN CINEMA

7:00PM, Crispin Glover Live at the Midtown Cinema

 

Sunday May 28th:

CIVIC CLUB

11:45AM "Films of Nature and Meditation"

12:45PM "More Narrative Short Films"

1:45PM "Of a Political Stance"

3:00PM "Feature documentary by Su Friedrich"

4:00PM"Local Films, Produced and Made by filmmakers in the area"

MIDTOWN CINEMA

7:00PM "LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE" with Director Jeff Krulik In-Person.

9:00PM "The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film" with Director Drew Stone In-Person.