Phantasmagorical Film Fantasies: A Valentine's Day Screening

The Brick, 579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Program flyer by BrickFlix.

In celebration of—or, equally, in reaction against—Valentine’s Day, BrickFlix and The Film-Makers’ Cooperative co-present this lush selection of erotic films.


Dripping with tension and corporeal pleasure, these films explore the human body through a wide range of sexual expression. Self-love, forbidden love, the carnal subversion of norms, and the dangers of sensuality will all be on display here, caught in the act of mechanical reproduction!

Produced by Toney Brown. Doors open at 6:30pm with complimentary pizza by Two Boots Pizza. Screening begins at 7:00pm.


  1. Anne Hanavan, I Love Jesus (2003, color, sound, 3 minutes)
  2. Peter Cramer, Black & White Study (1990, B&W, silent, 8 minutes)
  3. Michelle Handelman, Safer Sexual Techniques in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1988, B&W, sound, 10 minutes)
  4. M.M. Serra and Josh Lewis, Enduring Ornament (2015, color, sound, 14 minutes)
  5. Maria Beatty, Belle de Nature (2009, color, sound, 11 minutes)
  6. Erica Schreiner, Lover (2008, color, sound, 2 minutes)
  7. José Rodriguez-Soltero, Jerovi (1965, color, silent, 12 minutes)
  8. Jean Genet, Un Chant D’Amour (1950, B&W, silent, 27 minutes)
  9. Anne Hanavan, Medication (2007, color, sound, 3 minutes)


TRT = 90 minutes

*Films subject to change.*

*Content warning: Nudity, flashing images.*

Introduction by Anne Hanavan, plus a performance by Allison Brainard!

BrickFlix is a film series curated by Phil Hartman (Sundance Award-winner No Picnic; The Pioneer Theater; HOWL! Festival, etc.), bringing together indie filmmakers, vintage treasures, live performances, and specially-themed Two Boots Pizza.

MM Serra is an experimental filmmaker, curator, and author. She teaches at the New School and from 1991 to 2023 was the Executive Director of Film-Makers’ Cooperative, the world’s oldest and largest archive of independent media. Her first five films (NYC, 1985, Nightfall, 1984, Framed, 1984, PPI, 1986, Turner, 1987) were preserved and digitized by Anthology Film Archives Preservation series Re-Visions: American Experimental Film, 1975-1990. Since 1982, Serra has created over 35 films.

Allison Brainard is a performance artist and poet living in Queens, NY. She published her debut poetry collection I Can Be The Dad I See with Wonder Press in July 2022.

Special Thanks: Department of Cultural Affairs, National Film Preservation Foundation, NYSCA.