Learn About The History of Music Videos Tonight

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Stephen Pitalo likes music videos. He really likes them. So much so that he has a wide-ranging website about the Golden Age of Music Video, which he says is from 1976 to 1993. And tonight you can learn from his deep knowledge of music videos at The History of Music Videos: Part One at PhilaMOCA.

Pitalo’s multimedia presentation will begin with early jazz films, TV performances and movie musicals before eventually moving into the 1980s and the birth of MTV. It ends with the downfall of hair metal and the beginning of the Seattle grunge and alt-rock scene. Doors at PhilaMOCA (531 N 12th St.) open at 7 pm; the event starts at 7:30 pm. Read more »

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GIRL TALK: Gossiping With Southern Baptist Sissies Star Leslie Jordan

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On Thursday, PhilaMOCA is screening Del Shores’ Southern Baptist Sissies, the coming-of-age tale about four gay choir boys growing up in a church in the South. The film stars Leslie Jordan, the adorable, country-bumpkin dynamo who’s stolen scenes — and our gay hearts — in everything from Sordid Lives and Will & Grace to, most recently, American Horror Story: Coven (AHS), where he held his own alongside the likes of Jessica Lange and Francis Conroy.

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One-Off Film Screenings in Philly this Week: The Blank Generation, Camp 14 and More

Every week we round up the one-off film screenings playing in Philadelphia. Click film names for trailer when available. 

Camp 14: Total Control Zone screens Thursday, February 27 at International House.

“Camp 14: Total Control Zone” screens Thursday, February 27 at International House.

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5 Things to Do in Philly this Week: Tune-Out, TuneIn, Timberlake and More

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Tuesday Tune-out: PhilaMOCA’s weekly Tuesday Tune-Out revives old-fashioned picture show interest for the Netflix-weary. This week’s installation pairs live scoring from Philly-based Marlo Reynolds and Phil Benson with John Schenk’s abstract-experimental feature Blue Wonder. It’s like the movies, but without Gerard Butler, and with beer.  TuesdayFebruary 25, 7:30 p.m., $5, PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street.  

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Southern Baptist Sissies Coming Back to Philly

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Being a big ol’ Southern sissy myself, I was excited to see that Del Shores’ Southern Baptist Sissies is getting a little more Philly screen time since showing at QFest last year. Shores, writer and director of gay favorites Sordid Lives and Queer As Folk, has released the film on a limited theatrical run, and it will show as a special engagement at PhilaMOCA on March 13.

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