Monthly Archives: January 2011

MoMI: Transformed Space

Days before the public partied and mingled in the renovated Museum of Moving Image building, a private Gala preview was held on Thursday, January 13th in this Astoria landmark.  Upwards of $67.5 million were invested into this structure and architecturally … Continue reading

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Whitney’s Pride

Until April 10th, The Whitney Museum of American Art showcases their strong catalogue of Edward Hopper paintings thanks to their illustrious founder and patron Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (her niece Gloria Laura Vanderbilt is Anderson Cooper’s mother).  Gertrude defied mores of … Continue reading

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Retro Pop in NYC Galleries

Guest Contributor: Edward Epstein, Associate Director for Community Engagement and Resource Development at University of Pennsylvania, and Lecturer, at The University of Pennsylvania. During my recent visit to the New York galleries, pop culture photography from the past seemed all … Continue reading

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The King’s Speech: Eloquence and Power

The Golden Globes ceremony is nearly here, and one film that should sweep several award categories is The King’s Speech.  Audiences don’t naturally swarm to theaters for period pieces, but to miss this well-written, contained, acted film will be regrettable. … Continue reading

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Retool the Coen Formula

Few people I spoke with knew of John Wayne‘s turn as Rooster Cogburn in True Grit (1969).  Narrative reduxes are perennial fundraising ploys for green-lighting projects.  With the arsenal of imaginative talent and literary sources, the Coen brothers should have … Continue reading

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Graceful Liberties

Shortlisted for the Booker, Alias Grace enriched skeleton facts and inspired poems surrounding the famous Victorian murderess Grace Marks.  Atwood used Spiritualism and mental health practitioners as a way to develop a fuller rendering of Grace Marks.  Since Marks had been spared … Continue reading

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Scorsese: Student Filmmaker to Festival Darling

Splicing his earlier short with later footage, Martin Scorsese assembled a feature film that contained biographical strands and loose camera work that adduced vigor and promise from this passionate filmmaker.  His longevity allows a certain fond regard of his beginnings.  In … Continue reading

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Laura in Wonderland

In case the Wonderland Collective becomes a relic in the new decade, I thought it timely to include one artful screening that occurred on December 14th: Less Than Fictional Films by Jason Eppink. Filmmaker and Museum of Moving Image Assistant … Continue reading

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