Queens Theatre Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the 1964/65 World’s Fair with Theaterama!

 

 

 

1964 New York World’s Fair site in Queens, New York. Photo credit: Library of Congress/Carol M.. Highsmith

On Thursday, April 11th, Queens Theatre announced that it will present THEATERAMA! – a series of events celebrating the 60th anniversary of the 1964/65 World’s Fair which took place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park.

THEATERAMA! starts on Sunday, April 28th featuring monthly events through October 27th,presented in partnership with Queensboro Dance Festival, the Louis Armstrong House Museum, the Queens World Film Festival, the Queens Chamber of Commerce and local businesses. The THEATERAMA! series is named in homage to Queens Theatre’s building, which was originally constructed as the “Theaterama,” one of three structures of the New York State Pavilion, built for the World’s Fair.

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Made in Harlem: The Lafargue Clinic Remixed Film Series at Maysles Documentary Center

 

 

 

The Lafargue Mental Health Clinic, housed in two rooms of the parish house basement at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, was open from 1946 to 1958. Named for the French Marxist physician, Paul Lafargue, it was conceived by German-American psychiatrist Fredric Wertham, whose focus was on the dire state of mental health services in the Black community in New York.

The Lafargue Clinic was the first of its kind in Harlem – a pay-as-you-wish, anti-racist mental health clinic. It pioneered a form of social medicine that linked patients’ medical needs with the struggle for housing and economic justice.

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Day With(out) Art 2023 ~ Everyone I Know Is Sick ~ a Program of Five Videos ~ Grey Art Gallery, NYU on World AIDS Day

 

 

 

Image: Beau Gomez, This Bed I Made, 2023. Video commissioned by Visual AIDS for Everyone I Know Is Sick.Image courtesy Grey Art Gallery

On World AIDS Day, Friday, December 1, 3:00–5:00 pm (EDT)
Auditorium, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, First Floor Room 113
53 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012. Film screening and panel discussion (in-person).

NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center (KJCC) are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023 by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability.

The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento  (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA).

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White Cube & Gagosian to Host the Screening of ‘ANSELM’ at IFC Center in New York

 

 

 

Anselm © 2023, Road Movies

White Cube and Gagosian will host an exclusive screening of ANSELM at the IFC Center in New York this November. The screening will take place on 28 November, with only a limited number of spaces available.

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The 61st New York Film Festival at Lincoln Center ~ September 29 ~ October 15

 

 

 

61st New York Film Festival Poster by Jim Jarmusch unveiled August 10, 2023

Film at Lincoln Center has unveiled the 61st New York Film Festival poster by iconic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, director of seven NYFF selections including NYFF24 Opening Night film Down by Law. NYFF posters are a yearly artistic signature of the film festival, and Jarmusch joins a stellar lineup of renowned artists who have contributed their work to the festival, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Saul Bass, John Waters, Cindy Sherman, Pedro Almodóvar, Kara Walker, and last year’s artist, Nan Goldin.

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Live Wire From The Apollo Archives on The Apollo’s Digital Stage

 

 

 

Image courtesy of The Apollo Theater. Image Credit: Shahar Azran Photography

The Apollo has launched a four-episode video series, Live Wire From The Apollo Archives: The Photographs and Films of Gordon Anderson, highlighting the life and work of the famed photographer and filmmaker who captured some of the most iconic moments on The Apollo stage and the Harlem community from the 1940s into the 1970s.

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Ford Foundation JustFilms Presents ‘A Town Called Victoria’ on June 6th

 

 

 

Image courtesy Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

Hours after the 2017 “Muslim travel ban” was announced, a mosque in Victoria, Texas erupted in flames. This three-part docuseries chronicles the town, its residents, and complex history as a quiet community reckons with the deep rifts that incited this hate crime. Episode 1 will be presented ahead of a fall broadcast on PBS by JustFilms at Ford Foundation on June 6th.

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‘White Balls on Walls’ opens May 26th at Film Forum

 

 

 

The setting is a white conference room in the pristine offices of Amsterdam’s world-famous museum of modern art, the Stedelijk. The museum’s leading curators and administrators (all white), including Director Rein Wolfs, convene to discuss the government’s diversity and inclusion mandate, a new requirement for continued financial support. How does a major cultural institution go about changing course dramatically — to exhibit work by people of color, women, LGBTQ+ artists, and those who suffered under the Netherlands’ 250 years of colonial rule — and also reform the decision-making process?

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The 2023 Harlem International Film Festival To Take Place May 18-28th

 

 

 

The 18th edition of the Harlem International Film Festival is coming and we recently received the lineup. Taking place at AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 Theaters from May 18th to the 28th, it will open up with Blow Up My Life and Paris Is In Harlem on May 18th, and the world premiere of the first two episodes from the next season of STARZ’ Run the World series, and the world premiere of Clayton P. Allis and Doug E. Doug’s In The Weeds on Friday, May 19th.

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Saving the Dates ~ June 7th ~ June 18th ~ for the 2023 TriBeCa Festival

 

 

 

 

The 2023 Tribeca Festival, presented by OKX, today announced its lineup of feature narrative, documentary, and animated films. This year’s Festival, which takes place June 7-18, showcases the best emerging talent from across the globe alongside established household names.

Passes and Ticket Packages Available at Tribecafilm.com; Single Tickets on Sale May 2

The 2023 features program includes 109 feature films from 127 filmmakers across 36 countries. The lineup includes 93 world premieres, one international premiere, eight North American premieres, one U.S. premiere, and six New York premieres. There are 43 first-time directors and 29 directors returning to Tribeca with their latest projects. 41% (45) of all feature films are directed by women and, for the first time, more than half of competition feature films are directed by women at 68% (19). Additionally, 36% (39) of feature films are directed by BIPOC filmmakers, including two indigenous filmmakers.

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Get Ready for The 10th Edition of The SR Socially Relevant Film Festival New York, March 16~31

 

 

 

The 10th Anniversary Edition of the SR Socially Relevant Film Festival NY will take place from March 16-31, with an opening night to be held at Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center with the films, SHABU and TNAASH.

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Can’t Miss ‘Turn Every Page,’ the Adventures of Robert Caro & Robert Gottlieb at Film Forum

 

 

 

A portrait of the literary partnership between Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Caro (at work on volume 5 of The Years of Lyndon Johnson) and multi-hyphenate Robert Gottlieb, the quintessential New York editor (former editor-in-chief at Knopf and The New Yorker), who counts programming for The New York City Ballet and lucite handbag collecting among his hobbies. Caro’s granular dissection of how power is wielded in 20th century America is matched by the intuitive, meticulous approach of Gottlieb, with whom he’s worked for more than 50 years.

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ImageNation Announces Lineup for its 20th Annual Outdoor Festival Kicking-Off July 9th

 

 

 

The 20th Annual ImageNation Outdoors Festival kicks off on Saturday July 9th through September 10, 2022.

The summer-long program offers free film screenings and music in outdoor venues including a new series held in partnership with the Frederick Douglass Blvd Alliance (FDBA) themed “The Soul of Harlem” primarily featuring films about Harlem or by local directors such as the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect directed by Harlem-resident Tommy Leisl (July 9); Forty Year-Old Version by Harlem’s own Radha Blank(August 27); a talkback and special advance screening of Stanley Nelson‘s Becoming Frederick Douglass (September 10).

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Apollo Film Presents ImageNation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinema: It’s Different In Chicago

 

 

 

ImageNation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinema: It’s Different In Chicago. Image courtesy Apollo Film
On Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00pm ET, the Apollo Theater and ImageNation presents a film screening of It’s Different In Chicago as part of ImageNation’s Cocktails and Sol Cinemaon the Apollo’s Soundstage.
The film highlights the city, known by many as the birthplace of house music as well as an incubator for hip-hop hitmakers. It’s Different In Chicago tells the story of how these music genres and the cultures around their communities have complemented and competed with each other, leading to deep revelations about the different segments within the Black community of Chicago.

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Villa Albertine Announces an in-person ‘Films on the Green in Brooklyn and Manhattan Parks in 2022

 

 

 

Villa Albertine today announced the return of Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in partnership with Face Foundation and NYC Parks. This year’s theme, “From Page to Screen”, spotlights 12 diverse and world-class literary adaptations, coming to nine different parks across Manhattan and Brooklyn from June 3rd to September 9th.

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‘The Automat’ To Open at The Film Forum

 

 

 

 

(2021) Iconic, elegant, and populist all at once: the Automat (aka Horn & Hardart) revolutionized American dining a century ago, long before there was fast food or hipster coffee shops. An eclectic mix of New Yorkers inserted nickels into slots, and slices of lemon meringue pie, mac & cheese, baked beans, and creamed spinach magically appeared from a grid of gleaming chrome windows.

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Flushing Town Hall Celebrates the Lunar New Year with the Exhibition ‘Reconcile: Begin Anew’ + Music and Film

 

 

 

Lunar New Year Exhibition ‘Reconcile: Begin Anew’ at Flushing Town Hall

Since March, 2020, our daily life has drastically changed. During this time defined by lockdowns, quarantines and new safety mandates, we look for ways to adjust to new realities and restore the balance to our daily life. We seek the familiar, whether it’s nature/landscape, memories of the past, cherished items, repetitive shapes or colors, one’s cultural origins, any symbol that represents our spirit, or simply any way we can find a meaning to celebrate a day, like the Lunar New Year.

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Ford Foundation Gallery Presents ‘Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 4’ an Online Event on April 30th

 

 

Film still from Raisa Kabir’s House Made of Tin (A Socially Distanced Weaving Performance); People in colorful clothing and face masks weave multicolored yarn onto a geometric structure outside at a spacious green park.

The Ford Foundation Gallery invites the public to Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 4: Raisa Kabir ‘House Made of Tin’ (A Socially Distanced Weaving Performance) an Online exhibition and performance, Friday, April 30th.

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Questlove’s Documentary ‘Summer of Soul’ Sprints From Sundance & the Big Screen to a Broadcast Television….and The Winner of the 2022 Oscar for Documentary (Feature)!

 

 

 

‘Summer of Soul’ image released by Sundance; Sly Stone (Sly and the Family Stone) Mt Morris Park, Harlem

Where were you in 1969?  If you were in Harlem, chances are you were either in Mount Morris Park (now Marcus Garvey Park) or heard about the Harlem Cultural Festival ~ a summer of free outdoor concerts held on Sunday.

Read a Behind the Scenes article about the archivist who saved the historic footage.

Interview of Questlove by PBS NewsHour in Marcus Garvey Park for Canvas.

Behind the Summer of Soul, a panel discussion, will take place on November 11, 2021 at Museum of the City of New York.

Digital and DVD Release Date set for February 8, 2022.

And now, a broadcast television premiere on ABC on Sunday, February 20th from 8:00 to 10:30pm.

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The New York African Film Festival Returns virtually from February 4 to March 4, 2021

 

 

 

A scene from Our Lady of the Nile, screening as part of the 28th New York African Film Festival

The 28th edition of the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns with a virtual program celebrating the shared aspirations that drive humanity through time and the voices of the women who push the culture forward while preserving treasured traditions. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), this year’s NYAFF will showcase ten features and 21 short films from Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. The event will be presented under the banner “Notes from Home: Recurring Dreams & Women’s Voices” in FLC’s Virtual Cinema from February 4 to 14 and at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem from February 18 to March 4.

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Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own ~ a Documentary Film by Daniel Traub

 

 

 

Ursula von Rydingsvard: Into Her Own

URSULA VON RYDINGSVARD: INTO HER OWN is an artistic biography of one of the few women in the world working in monumental sculpture. Von Rydingsvard’s work has been featured in the Venice Biennale and is held in the collections of some of the world’s great museums, including New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. But she may be best-known for her staggering, triumphant body of work in public spaces – imposing pieces painstakingly crafted with complex surfaces including: a series of early installations reminiscent of wings in what became New York’s Battery Park; a monumental yet inviting piece outside Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and the stunning “Scientia” at M.I.T. which evokes the power of nature and the firing of brain synapses.

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The Times of Bill Cunningham, a Documentary

 

 

 

Every now and then, a documentary comes along, opening a door into the life of someone extraordinary ~ a fellow New Yorker ~ like the documentary, Jay Myself, about Jay Maisel’s move from the historic Germania Bank building he called home for more than 50 years, or Bill Cunningham’s friend and neighbor, Editta Sherman in the documentary, Lost Bohemia.

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The Annual Cinema Connex Film Series in Staten Island ~ 2020 Calendar of Films + Events

 

 

 

After a popular inaugural year screening indie and classic films and hosting special events from the St. George Theatre to Tappen Park, Cinema Connex, Staten Island’s free independent film series, returns! This season’s lineup includes Roma, Woman On Fire and a film program curated by the African Film Festival.

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Get Ready for The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest ~ November 15-17, 2019

 

 

 

The First Annual Harlem Doc Fest will kick off at Harlem Stage on November 15th, hosting the opening night of the Double Lens: Harlem Doc Fest, a documentary film festival that explores the cultural richness and history of Harlem, along with critical issues impacting the community.

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Museum of the City of New York presents Stanley Kubrick: Through a Different Lens

 

 

 

The exhibition, Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs, opened at The Museum of the City of New York, featuring more than 120 photographs by Stanley Kubrick from the Museum’s Look Magazine archive.

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Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the new documentary One October

 

 

Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Theatrical Debut of One October.  This powerful new documentary, directed by Rachel Shuman, with executive producer, Edward Norton, will open on May 11 as part of the programming celebration marking its milestone in Harlem.

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The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

 

 

Photo credit: Director Kathleen Collins with actor Bill Gunn during the filming of the Collins/Ronald Gray production Losing Ground, ©Ground Productions/Ronald Gray, Photographs and Prints Division/Schomburg Center for Reserach in Black Culture. Image via Schomburg Center

Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

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Utopia/Dystopia: Dystopian Amusements at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

Buddhist Hell Gardens of Thailand. Image via Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth Publishers, in association with Morbid Anatomy will present a seven-part series entitled Utopia/Dystopia. First up, Utopia/Dystopia: Dystopian Amusements ~ a discussion on the Buddhist Hell Gardens of Thailand, followed by a screening of apocalyptic film shorts, and a talk on death and disaster-themed amusements at Coney Island.

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