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Judith Charles Gallery Presents Immediate Female

“Judith Charles Gallery is pleased to present Immediate Female; an interdisciplinary group exhibition featuring more than 20 artists based in New York City. Works by these artists and their collective presentation expand our understanding of contemporary art by questioning the usual categories of art and art-making. The immediacy of their …

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Medeas: A Painterly Take on a Greek Classic

Ever-present in writer-director Andrea Pallaoro‘s feature-film debut is a pervasive thirst.  Each of the characters – even the film’s setting itself – ache with an unquenchable longing. Medeas is the lyrical tale of a farming family of five trying to make ends meet in the secluded sprawl of California. Starring …

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By Our Own Rules: 156ALLSTARZ 30th Anniversary

“In 1984, a group of teens on New York City’s Upper West Side JonOne, Rac7, and Kyle band together into what becomes known as the 156 Crew. The group soon expanded to include Subway Artists from all over the City. A few years later JonOne relocated to Paris as he …

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Get Schooled in Brazilian Street Art with Grey City (Cidade Cinza)

The ingredients to São Paulo’s distinct graffiti culture: clamor, chaos, congestion, hip hop, and mostly, sheer ingenuity.  From the city’s streets have emerged artists with entirely unique signature styles and deft skill.  Following decades of relentlessness, they have scaled the heights of contemporary art, receiving invitations to show abroad as …

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Dust and Grooves – Adventures in Record Collecting

Record collecting is a lifetime odyssey in concentric joy.  In celebration of wax culture and its true champions comes the second edition of photographer Eilon Paz’s sumptuous coffee-table book, Dust and Grooves – Adventures in Record Collecting.  The 436-page compendium of photographic essays and interviews tenders a loving glimpse into …

Portrait Of Author Susan Sontag

Watch: Regarding Susan Sontag Debuts on HBO

Susan Sontag observed the world with piercing acuity.  A professional “see-er”, she never succumbed to ideological stereotype or to the limits of labels.  A writer, cultural critic, filmmaker, activist, intellectual provocateur – hers was a perennial thirst for more. More living.  More learning. The new documentary, Regarding Susan Sontag honors …

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Sneak Peak: Images from Sounds of Two Eyes Opening

You were either there or you weren’t. Ahead of its official release on Black Friday, November 28th, check out images from Sounds of Two Eyes Opening.  The new photobook is an ode to the crosscurrents of Southern California as lived by photographer Spot, the legendary hardcore producer and engineer for the …

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Opposite Field: A Love Letter to Baseball

There is something magical about the game of baseball when it is played for all the right reasons.  Opposite Field, a big-hearted documentary is an ode to that magic.  The film is a joyous hymn that reverberates with a simple purity.  It raises high the rib-like roof beams of the …

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Embedded: A Must-See DOC NYC Short

As always, the documentary short gets its proper due at DOC NYC.  This year’s program of “big stories in short form” is grouped according to six thematic categories, with each of the films vying for jury prize in competition.  Embedded, a remarkable gem of vérité intimacy, is a not-to-missed highlight …

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DOC NYC 2014 – November 13th – 20th

Nestled in the space between humanity’s rib and truth, lies the art of documentary filmmaking.  Through its compassionate lens, lessons are engrained, discoveries afforded and silences slain.  Through its gaze, we learn of others.  In its reflection, we find ourselves.  For the last 5 years, DOC NYC, the nation’s largest …

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Death Metal Angola: A Chat with Director, Jeremy Xido

The documentary, Death Metal Angola is a raucous hallelujah. It is an openhearted testament to the unexpected garments sometimes donned by the healing power of music.  In the ravaged cities of Angola, Africa, the much-needed remedy for 40 years of war comes in the form of guttural howls, heavy distortion …

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BØRNS Rising

If you’re going to howl with abandon about falling in love, you better do it with power chords. That’s just one aspect of many the up-and-coming artist Garrett Borns got right on his debut single “10,000 Emerald Pools.” The recent Los Angeles transplant by way of Michigan–now performing with a band under …