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Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police

The documentary Can’t Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police begins at the end. As the band’s guitarist Andy Summers states in the voice-over that shepherds us through the tale, “The ending was inevitable.  [The band breaking up] was always in the script.” The must-see film, based on Summers acclaimed memoir, …

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Tribeca Film Festival Celebrates Monty Python

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival has announced a commemorative celebration in honor of the 40th Anniversary of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. This year’s iteration of the downtown Manhattan festival will host a special screening of the cult classic as well as the world premiere of the feature-length documentary …

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Newly Restored: Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens is utterly direct. The 1976 cult classic documentary is a tale of eccentric glory set amongst the crumble and ruin of an East Hampton, New York mansion. It presents the lives of Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, cousins of Jackie Onassis and remnants of a …

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Immigrant Women: Sharing Our Voices Through Film

More than half of New York City’s immigrants are women.  Despite the vulnerabilities and the barriers that they face, these women contribute immensely to the cultural and economical vitality of the city.  In a new five-month long screening series, their strength, drive and beauty will get their rightful due. Immigrant Women: …

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Silent Films/Live Music: Man Ray & Jim Jarmusch

The acclaimed Silent Films/Live Music series, presented as part of WNYC’s annual New Sounds Live concert series will return in February with a slate of four Man Ray films selected by SQÜRL, plus the U.S. premiere of Blancanieves with live accompaniment, the silent hit that swept Spain’s top filmmaking awards …

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Ballet 422: Behind The Curtain At New York City Ballet

Simply put, the documentary, Ballet 422 is a ballet from beginning to end. It is a fly-on-the-wall glimpse into the total spectrum of process.  In it, director, Jody Lee Lipes shadows New York City Ballet‘s up-and-coming visionary, Justin Peck as he choreographs the 422nd original work for the company, all …

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Carte Blanche: Women Writing the Language of Cinema

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women’s Film Preservation Fund (WFPF) by collaborating with The Museum of Modern Art’s film department on Carte Blanche: Women’s Film Preservation Fund—Women Writing the Language of Cinema opening on February 2, 2015 at …

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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 …