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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 …

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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 …