The Standby Program partners with other media organizations a few times each year to highlight work created and preserved through the program and to provide a forum to discuss media arts making and preservation issues. We are proud to have partnered with MIX NYC to bring you this screening of Passionate Politics.


Thanks to all who joined us as at UnionDocs to Present: Oscar Winner: Inocente
with Yael Melamede

Oscar Nominated: Inocente with Yael Melamede

When: Saturday, February 9th
Where: UnionDocs 322 Union Avenue, Brooklyn

Producer Yael Melamede (Salty Features) was in attendance for a discussion following the screening.
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Mark Street's Uruguayan Odyssey HASTA NUNCA

Thanks to all who joined us for the SOLD OUT presentation of Mark Street's film Hasta Nunca.
The Standby Program joined with UnionDocs to Co-present Mark Street's most recent film, joined by Director Mark Street & Producer Uzi Sabah for a Q&A

Mark Street's Hasta Nunca

When: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Where: UnionDocs 322 Union Ave, Bklyn NY

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By Cathy Lee Crane
Screened at MIX FACTORY ~ 339 Butler Street
 (btw 3rd & 4th Ave) Bklyn

Passolini Screening

THANKS to all who joined us for the  co-Presented screening of PASOLINI'S LAST WORDS By Cathy Lee Crane at MIX NYC! 25th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival, with Q & A to follow.

Where: MIX FACTORY ~ 339 Butler Street
(btw 3rd & 4th Ave) Bklyn

When: Saturday Nov. 17th @ 8pm
Known as one of Italy's most important and controversial filmmakers, Pier Paolo Pasolini was first and foremost, one of its poets. Crane combines staged and archival material, to create a beautiful and meditative film, juxtaposing Pasolini's brutal murder in 1975 alongside the texts he published or left unfinished during his last year.
Shown in conjunction with the short
In Search of Avery Willard.



    by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean

My Brooklyn by Kelly Anderson & ALLISON LIRISH DEAN

Screened Sunday 10/7 @ 7:30 at UnionDocs, NYC.

Standby teamed up with UnionDocs to present this amazing Documentary about gentrification in Brooklyn and the very real human impact.

The Screening was followed by an impassioned discussion with

Kelly Anderson and community leaders,
Lincoln Restler (local District Leader)
Emily Gallagher (Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, NAG Co-Chair).

Kathleen Foster Still Afghan Women 10 Years On, Afghanistan & Pakistan

Thanks to all who joined us at UnionDocs as we co-present
Afghanistan and Pakistan: Films by 
Kathleen Foster

322 Union Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

We had a lively Q&A to follow with Kathleen Foster and special guest Pinar Kayaalp, Professor of Islamic Studies and Middle Eastern History (Rampo College, NJ)

Afghan Women: A History of Struggle, 2007.
  This timely documentary dramatizes the tale of a group of remarkable women, how their courage and commitment to change their lives and country has passed from one generation to the next.

10 Years On, Afghanistan & Pakistan, 2011.
  After more than a decade of fighting, Foster's newest film provides an up to date account of the consequences of the War on Terror in Afghanistan and now Pakistan, as the US expands the war through the use of remote control drones fired over the Afghan border into Pakistan.

Kathleen Foster is a British born, New York-based documentary filmmaker. Since the mid-1980′s she has been making films for community organizations and producing independent documentaries that combine elements of history, current events and individual stories and focus on grass roots struggles for change.

Passionate Politics Screening

On Thursday, November 17th, 2011, we teamed up with MIX24 to present Passionate Politics. The screening was following by a lively discussion with Charlotte Bunch, Tami Gold & David Pavlosky. Thanks to all who helped make this a great night!

PASSIONATE POLITICS brings Charlotte's story to life, from idealistic young civil rights organizer to lesbian separatist/activist to internationally-recognized leader of a campaign to put women's rights, front and center, on the global human rights agenda.

On Thursday, July 21st, The Standby Program Partnered with the Maysles Cinema to Present:

Screening & Talkback of RFK: In the Land Of Apartheid

Thanks to all who Joined us for the discussion a lively discussion with Larry Shore, Producer and Director, after the screening.

Using never before seen archival footage, and interviews in South Africa and the United States, filmmakers Larry Shore and Tami Gold tell the unknown story of Robert Kennedy's 1966 visit to South Africa during the worst years of Apartheid.

Video Stills

On Friday, July 15th 2011 the Standby Program partnered with Anthology Film Archives to present an Tribute Screening & reception in honor of ETC  & Sherry Hocking


Video Stills

On Friday, January 7th, 2011, The Standby Program Presented "Visual Poetry in Conjunction with Anthology Film Archives

  • Shall We Dance? Cultural expression & the immigrant experience

On April 15th 2010, The Standby Program participated as an official event partner in the New York City Seventh Annual Immigrant Heritage Week running from April 15 - 21, 2010. The Standby Program joined with The Maysles' Institute and Third World News Reel to present a program featuring 3 women and their films that examine creative expression and the immigrant experience.





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Appalshop's 40th Anniversary Video Preservation Screening

A free screening and reception in honor of Appalshop's 40th Anniversary We will screen a collection of videos from the Appalshop archives, which were preserved through The Standby Program. On Thursday, February 18th join us at: Millennium Film Workshop  66 E. 4th Street, NYC 10003



  • image previewAn Evening with Su Friedrich @ Union Docs
Sunday November 15th, The Standby Program
    in conjunction with Union Docs, held a  screening showcasing 2 of Su's works created through The Standby Program.

    Looking at two very personal films, Odds of Recovery, 2005 and 
Seeing Red, 2002, this 92min program takes us on an odyssey of personal frustration, strength and fortitude, through the vehicle of film.
    View the discussion here on the Thirteen Forum.
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The Standby Program 25th Anniversary Screening & Reception  video_dumbo 2009
On Sunday, September 27th 2009,
The Standby Program in conjunction with Video_Dumbo presented a chronological sampling of some of the great work that has come through the program over the past 25+ years!