Film al Fresco @ The Galleries at Moore

INDIE FILM + FOOD ON THE PARKWAYFilm al Fresco is a juried competition and outdoor summer film series that showcases the work of independent filmmakers from the Greater Philadelphia region. The series expands The Galleries at Moore’s commitment to presenting the work of emerging Philadephia-based artists and its role as a venue for exhibitions and programs that focus on innovative ideas in contemporary art and visual culture.Filmmakers who reside in the Greater Philadelphia region (Southeastern PA, including Berks, Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties) are eligible to submit a film.

Our esteemed selection panelists for 2013 are:

Javier Carmona
Chicago-based artist and filmmaker Javier Carmona works in the intersection between the still photograph and the motion picture. His work frequently explores mediated perceptions of identity, culture and place and the metaphoric challenge of creating a single identity from disparate environments and fluctuating realities. Recent projects include Mexican Cinema, Love Streams and a short film on boxing entitled Pugna. His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide and is included in the collections of The Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Instituto Michoacano de Cultura (Mexico) and the University of New Mexico Art Museum.

Nadia Hironaka & Matthew Suib
Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib have worked as artistic collaborators since 2008. Their collaborative projects have been exhibited in museums, galleries and film festivals worldwide and their work is included in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In 2007, as an extension of their artistic practice, Hironaka and Suib founded Screening ( Philadelphia’s first gallery dedicated to the presentation of innovative and challenging works on video and film, Screening is a project devoted to expanding access to these media and exploring the influence of moving image culture on our understanding and experience of the world.

Kaytie Johnson
Kaytie Johnson is the Rochelle F. Levy Director and Curator of The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design. Her curatorial work emphasizes experimenting with modes of presentation and developing projects beyond expected exhibition sites, especially those that challenge the boundaries of conventional art practice and engage people beyond traditional art audiences. Her exhibitions include solo shows by Diana Al-Hadid, Felipe Dulzaides, Thomas Glassford, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Dick Higgins, Yun-Fei Ji, Alyson Shotz, Deb Sokolow, Zoe Strauss and Andy Warhol, as well as numerous group exhibitions including The Long Now, Andy Warhol: I Am a Camera, Skirting the Line: Conceptual Drawing, and Leaving Aztlán.

Jesse Pires
Jesse Pires is Program Curator at International House Philadelphia. He has curated numerous screenings at International House, including films by Robert Bresson, Shirley Clarke, Pierre Clementi, Bob Cowan, George Kuchar, Frank and Eleanor Perry, Ben Rivers and Jerzy Skolimowski. His more recent work is concerned with mining the connections between experimental cinema and contemporary art. His 2012 program Mixed Messages: Marshall McLuhan and the Moving Image was a series of screenings around the life and work of media theorist Marshall McLuhan. He has curated programs for the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, the Slought Foundation, and Union Docs in Brooklyn, New York.

Film al Fresco - The Galleries at Moore


  • June 14, 8pm
  • June 28, 8pm
  • July 12, 8pm
  • July 26, 8pm