Category Archives: Film Events

What will you wager?

Ever wonder what your colleagues do after hours?  Some head to the pub; others dedicate free moments to their creative drives.  Fledging filmmaker Justin Rigby wrote, storyboarded, and directed his first feature film Either | Or which premiered Thursday night … Continue reading

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Intrusive Corman with his lens

For nine years running, MoMA organizes an exhibition entitled To Save and Project honoring restorations of formerly deteriorating prints.  This year’s festival opened under the prowess of Associate Curator Joshua Siegel of MoMA’s Film Department.  Contributions by Associate Curators Anne Morra and … Continue reading

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Instances of Grace

Festival de Cannes took note of Associate Curator Anne Morra and Assistant Curator Ron Magliozzi’s study and celebration of Euzhan Palcy by honoring this filmmaker on May 14th.  Cannes screened Sugar Cane Alley (1983) which received a César (César Awards, France) … Continue reading

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Shepherd or Sheep?

Canistered for years, Killer of Sheep (1981) received the FIPRESCI Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival in 1981 within the Category of Forum of New Cinema.  The award provided accolades to director Charles Burnett.  Nearly a permanent student at … Continue reading

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Tiled Madness/Clairvoyance

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of Toynbee Tiles had its New York debut at IFC’s Stranger than Fiction series last night.  Jon Foy’s unexpected acceptance into Sundance Film Festival 2011 did not happen from knowing the right people or networking with zeal.  … Continue reading

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Eternal struggle of Girlfriends

92Y Tribeca and Not Coming to a Theater present monthly screenings giving attention to the older, less popular films.  Not Coming editors Rumsey Taylor, Leo Goldsmith and Jenny Jediny pioneered this niche, and on Saturday evening cinephile and astute contributor Cullen … Continue reading

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Ellard Engineered Artwork

What: Retrospective of musician and artist Tom Ellard Where: Downtown scene of art students, artists-at-large, youngsters, appreciators, and a lone professor (best appropriation). When: March 8, 2011; 7-9p Glass doors separated the cold air from seated, clustered viewers in a … Continue reading

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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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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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Cinema Studies Group: A Letter to Three Wives

Being raised on a steady diet of radio storytelling and appreciation, I better understand my affinity for early cinema that employed quick, witty banter.  This proclivity was not discerned until hearing Professor Matthew Solomon speak about radiogenic qualities of A … Continue reading

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