In May 2015, BRIC launched BRIC FLIX, a free, monthly film and conversation series at BRIC Arts | Media House. The series partners with organizations and film festivals to showcase premieres, shorts, and web series projects that reflect the excitement, diversity, and creativity of Brooklyn. Over the past eight months, audiences enjoyed a wide range of material and conversation topics. Did you miss the inaugural season of BRIC FLIX? Don't fret! BRIC FLIX will be back for its second season, showing exciting and diverse films beginning February 2016. See the full 2016 lineup here!
MAY For our premiere event, we partnered with POV (http://www.pbs.org/pov/) and screened "Tough Love", a moving documentary of two families' experiences navigating the foster-care system and trying to prove they deserve a second chance.
JUNE Uncovering Brooklyn Irish Cinema co-presented with Irish Film New York, now known as Irish Screen America (www.irishscreenamerica.com) brought a staged reading, live music and the comedy web series, On the Lig to the BRIC Stoop.
JULY In My Point of View co-presented with ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival (http://reelabilities.org), filmmaker and activist Jason DaSilva analyzed the relationship between disability and identity through his personal works of video art.
AUGUST During Interactive Media for Social Good, co-presented with the Made in NY Media Center by IFP (http://nymediacenter.com/), three filmmakers took us on a journey to India, Williamsburg, and parts of Brooklyn torn by Hurricane Sandy for place-based and social issue interactive media projects.
SEPTEMBER In September, BRIC House came alive with partner YAK Films (https://www.youtube.com/user/YAKfilms). Energetic street dance shorts featured global sites and Brooklyn locations including Fort Greene, plus a live performance from freestyle dancers closed the evening.
OCTOBER BRIC FLIX was part of the 8th Imagine Science Film Festival (http://imaginesciencefilms.org). Video pieces reflected the festival theme of AIR, "what fills our lungs and fills the skies".
NOVEMBER Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival brought a comedy club feel to BRIC House with their "Best of 2015" favorite shorts from this year's festival. Both the films and evening's hosts, Jay Stern and Victor Varnado brought good vibes and laughter.
DECEMBER The first year of BRIC FLIX wrapped with partner caribBEING (http://www.caribbeing.com/). Through film, live music and conversation with Brooklynites of Caribbean descent, the audience learned and participated in what it means to be CARIBPOLITAN.
Did you miss the inaugural season of BRIC FLIX? Don't fret! BRIC FLIX will be back for its second season, showing exciting and diverse films beginning February 2016. See the full lineup here!