the Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers
The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers will present Secrets of the Deep – ten short films about dreams – at Film Noir Cinema (122 Meserole Ave, Brooklyn) on December 8, 2018 at 9pm. The price of admission is $15 and includes a free beer (21+ w/ID). This screening will include the Syndicate’s film, Marti Domination in the Life of Dreams.
As the telescopes of Galileo and Edwin Hubble de-centered our sense of the universe and Antony van Leeuwenhoek’s microscope revealed life hitherto invisible to the naked eye, Secrets of Outer Space will deploy a visual device – cinema – to plumb the mysteries of that which lay outside unassisted sensory knowledge. Secrets of Outer Space: Into the Great Beyond is seeking your 5-10 minute film on space travel, time travel, extra-terrestrial life, and/or alternative dimensions throughout 2018 with a premiere screening on January 29, 2019 at the Gene Frankel Theatre in downtown NYC. This screening will include the Syndicate’s new film, Here to Eternity with The Godz.
The Syndicate of Human Image Traffickers makes documentary films that focus on aporias of the creative life, such as those emerging from the intersection of art and commerce, democracy and demagoguery, freedom and decadence, sexiness and sexism, existentialism and inspiration, bohemianism and bourgeois propriety, etc. Sometimes our films are available on this website for free and without commercial interruption, but they are usually off-line so that they can be screened at festivals, galleries, and other arts institutions. Our first four films were simultaneously broadcast on the blog of Coilhouse Magazine.
To date, Syndicate soundtracks have been commissioned to members of: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Hold Steady, The World/Inferno Friendship Society, The Mars Volta, Thompson Automatic, The Godz, Sonny Vincent, The Fungus Fire Tabernacle Choir, Beaut, The Cult Heroes, and The Nixon-Mao Handshake. Our coming contraptions reel was scored by J.G. Thirlwell aka Foetus. The Syndicate collaborates with photographers like Tina Zimmer, Margee Challa, Janelle Rominski, Dan Efram, Arin Sangurai, and Ian Couch.
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