3-D MOVIE NIGHT!
Time & Location
About the Event
Every Friday this Summer, Epsilon Spires transforms the parking lot into an outdoor cinema!
Picture a picnic under the stars with your friends where you are entertained by innovative cinema projected on the big screen. Our programming celebrates cinema past and present, both popular and experimental, highlighting diverse creative voices from around the world. Space is limited and advanced booking encouraged!
June 11th, 3-D MOVIE NIGHT! Featuring CODEX ENTROPIA (2021),and THE MASK (1961).
Our program begins at Sundown with Richard Pell’s CODEX ENTROPIA (2021) a 9 minute dystopian sci-fi epic in the form of a 3-D informational film. Using archival stereoscopic images that document the work of Western Pennsylvania laborers, the film narrates an alternative history that speaks to the entanglement of biological life forms, computational data, and political ideology.
Filmmaker Richard Pell is the founder and director of the Center for PostNatural History, and a co-founder of the acclaimed activist-engineering collective the Institute for Applied Autonomy. Pell’s earlier experimental documentary, Don't Call My Crazy On The 4th Of July (2005), examines the curious case of Pittsburgher, Robert Lansberry, whose unusual political protests were a fixture of downtown Pittsburgh for 30 years. The film won the top prize at the Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, Best Michigan Director at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and was an official selection at the Kassel Documentary Film Festival. Pell is a National Academy of Science KAVLI Fellow and was awarded the 2016 Pittsburgh Artist of the Year. He is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University.
THE MASK (1961, Canada).
Director Julian Roffman turns the act of wearing the anaglyph 3D glasses into a participatory part of the theatrical experience: when the protagonist’s voice intones the immortal words "Put the mask on, now!," the audience is signaled to put on their 3D glasses to witness the B&W film change into a riot of psychedelic, multi-dimensional imagery.
Layout & Tickets: *Entry Includes 3-D Glasses & A Raffle Ticket for Gift Certificate to Local Businesses.
The backlot will be empty of cars and on the ground will be painted a series of circles.
We encourage our guests to come as if to a picnic – so bring your own blankets, cushions or folding chairs – you want to be comfortable so bring all the coziness you need!
Bar and local food vendors on site. Restrooms provided.
In the case of rain the event will be moved into our Sanctuary, which will have socially distanced seating and co-vid precautions in place.
- Admission to Backlot Cinema!$10$100$0