To celebrate the City of Somerville's 175th Birthday, this year’s theme is “Somerville old and new.” The screening will feature short films about Somerville, ranging from Somerville music, food, politics and history (see full line-up below. The screen will total 90 minutes.
Come early to tell us about your Somerville stories! We’ll have the City’s storybooth for you to tell us your funny, interesting stories about your time living in Somerville. Have you lived here a long time and want to tell us about Somerville in the old days? Have you moved here recently and want to tell us what you love about the City? Come to the plaza starting at 7pm to tell us your stories!
The film festival will also feature food from Carolicious, the dynamic Venezuelan duo that are part of the Arts Council’s Nibble culinary entrepreneurship program. Grab a tasty arepa from Carolicious to enjoy during the screening!
1. From Fire Station to Cable Station (1984) – SCATV Archives
2. Bathtub Mary’s – Cathy Piantigini
3. Real Talk Music Video – SCATV Youth Media
4. The Staircase (abridged) – Dead Air Live / SCATV Archives (1982)
5. SCOUTV – House Museums with Martha Friend
6. What’s Cookin’: The Neighborhood Restaurant & Bakery – Zoe Gregoric
7. Somerville Dance Party – SCATV Archives (1991)
8. Mister Basement/Horror Short Film – Neil Cicierega, Kevin James and Ryan Murphy
9. SCATV Youth Documentary: Ebi Sushi – Karla Cortez & Karen Miranda
10. Somerville, MA: Hipster City? – SCATV / Somerville Arts Council
11. Ring of Fire – Butoh CHeerLEADERs
12. As I lay me down – Pampi
13. My Old Friend – Peter Levine
14. SCATV Youth News – Bike Safety
15. Paper John – Heather Balchunas and Stephanie Plant
16. D is for Davis – A. C. Kemp
17. SCOUTV – House Museums with Hilary Scott
18. Honk: Festival of Activist Street Bands – Patrick Johnson
19. Somerville’s 150th Birthday Bash (1992) – SCATV Archives
20. Somerville High School Seniors Post-Election Mannequin Challenge (Beatles’ Version) – SHS Broadcast Club; SHS TV/Media