Unknown Planet Mystery Screening

Saturday, April 27 · view days & times
Venue: Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas

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A limit of 20 total public tickets will be available for this screening for non-subscribers THREE HOURS before the advertised start time. These tickets will be $11 | $8.50 ages 25 and under & senior* | $7.50 ArtsQuest Member.

This screening will be curated by special guest Jesse Pires

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Subscription Price: $75 | $69.25 ages 25 and under & senior* | $67.50 ArtsQuest Member

The mission of The Unknown Planet Film Society is to screen a wide range of bold, dynamic films rarely seen at cinemas.

The Unknown Planet Film Society aims to bring together a community of film enthusiasts keen on expanding their cinematic horizons. Curated by ArtsQuest Cinema Committee member Adrianna Gober and rotating special guest curators, this series maintains the element of surprise by revealing the film only when it starts playing on screen. The choices are always boundary pushing works that would be difficult to fit into day-to-day programming. They want to bring this experience to audiences to encourage curiosity and exploration into the breadth of what cinema has to offer.

Subscribers will pay a flat fee of $75, which will give them access to 12 Unknown Planet screenings. Screenings will occur once a month, over a year. That works out to a value of $6.25 per screening.

Subscribers will also not know what title is being screened beforehand, but we will release numerous hints leading up to the event.

The program will include additional content to keep screenings fresh: including moderated talkbacks, live Q&As, and pre-recorded interviews. This is not only a chance to see films that are rarely screened in the Lehigh Valley, but also to join a community of curious filmgoers who share their passion for the theatrical experience.

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Jesse Pires

Jesse Pires is Director & Curator of Lightbox Film Center at University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he has organized numerous film screenings including Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller and Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution. His work delves into a wide range of moving image histories and connects them to the present moment. Pires was a fellow at the 2013 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar (Hamilton, NY), and a delegate at the 2012 Experimental Cinema Congress (Berlin) and the 2010 Experimental Media Congress (Toronto). He has curated programs for the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Slought Foundation, Vox Populi Gallery, The Fabric Workshop & Museum, Light Industry, and Union Docs

Venue Information
Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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