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New York: 2016 Katra Film Series – May Edition

May 14, 2016 at Katra Film Series in New York.

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Join us on May 14th for the 2016 MAY EDITION featuring powerful documentaries shot in Liberia and Cuba, a selection of shorts in honor of Asian-American Heritage month, and a program of edgy NYC-based films.

Lineup (not exactly order):
Notes from Liberia – directed by Ryo Murakami & Judd Ehrlich
Tracing the journey of the late Japanese cinematographer Ryo Murakami to the Firestone Tire and Rubber Plantation in Liberia. Under the cover of night, Ryo trespasses onto the plantation grounds and enters a scarcely seen world.

A Beacon in Havana – directed by Wilton Cruz
The story of St Nicholas of Myra Greek Orthodox Church in Havana, Cuba; the first Church built by Fidel Castro’s government and the only Church in over 50 years.

Yunaisy – directed by Juan Pablo Daranas Molina
Carlos is a young Cuban filmmaker facing censorship for the first time. He must choose between taking a great career opportunity or maintaining the integrity of “Yunaisy”.

Entelechy – directed by Ariana Delawari
A haunting experimental, docu-musical about global warming and changing the dream. A woman is guided by a dream therapist onto a shamanic journey through the inner and outer worlds of being.

East of Hollywood – directed by Chris Caccioppoli
Ken Chang is ready for the American dream. The only trouble is that he’s just too American. In order to land a role on a network TV Show, Ken is forced to undergo Actor “Orientalification” to prove that he can be Asian enough to make it in Hollywood.

Gold Mountain – directed by Kerwin Berk
A series of grisly murders takes two Asian American police detectives down a dark path, deep into the heart of San Francisco‘s Chinatown …

Hide and Seek – directed by Garth Kravits
a short film that speaks to the societal challenge that women, and especially women of color, endure every day.

Other People’s People – directed by James Fauvell
An ensemble comedy about the intersecting and competing loves, lies and indiscretions of three couples in Brooklyn, NY.

Pepper & Salt Sea – directed by Don Downie
After losing everything in Superstorm Sandy, a devastated photographer tries to forget that she ever loved the sea. Until a mermaid appears, to seduce her into picking up her camera again.

Graduation – directed by Graham Powell
Lessons in loyalty and deception between drug dealers and cops are learned the hard way in the city’s underworld.

2016 Katra Film Series – May 14th – 5p-10:30p
Katra Film Series
217 Bowery btw. Rivington and Prince St.
New York, NY 10002
$15 advance online ticket sales
$20 cash door only
(All tickets include Screenings, Q&A, after party)

Do you have a short film, web series, short doc, music video you’d like to submit? We’re looking for short content of any genre/form no longer than 45 minutes in length. From NO BUDGET to BIG BUDGET. JUST WOW US! Visual art, experimental, animations are welcome! Submit via Film Freeway https://filmfreeway.com/festival/KatraFilmSeries

Address: 217 Bowery, New York
2016 Katra Film Series - May Edition

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New York: EXPERANIMA – ANIMATED SPIRITS 2016 Day 1

May 04, 2016 at Austrian Cultural Forum New York in New York.

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ANIMATED SPIRITS: EUROPEAN ANIMATED SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2nd edition: New Animation from Europe

The European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) – New York City Cluster presents the second edition of Animated Spirits: European Animated Short Film Festival this spring. The festival brings some of the most exciting, recent animation from Europe to New York City. Artists from 12 European Union countries ‘illustrate’ the spirit of experimentation at the Austrian Cultural Forum NY and at the Hungarian Consulate General on May 4 and 5, 2016.

Panel discussion and Q&A with JEFFREY SCHER (USA) — New York-based filmmaker and animator; lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and adjunct instructor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts; opinionator at the New York Times and HOLGER LANG (AT), Assistant Professor and Research Faculty, Webster Vienna Private University and Adjunct Professor, Webster University St.Louis

The first night’s program EXPERANIMA features highlights of the most inventive animated films, which seek to discover the boundaries of animation and live action, narrative strategies and the visual language of animation.

SET 1
*Composition (2015) — by Mitja Manček (Slovenia)
*SHUT UP MOON (2014) — by Gudrun Krebitz (Austria, UK)
*Loop (2015) — by Michał Socha (Poland)
*Velodrool (2015) — by Sander Joon (Estonia)
*Happy End (2015) — by Jan Saska (Czech Republic)
*Saturday Symphony (2015) — by Iris Frankhuizen (Netherlands)
*Here, There (2015) — by Alexander Stuart (Croatia)
*Uncanny Valley (2015) — by Paul Wenninger (Austria, France)

SET 2
*Sonambulo (2015) — by Theodore Ushev (Croatia, Canada)
*Blue Room (2014) — by Tomasz Siwiński (Poland, France)
*Aion (2014) — by Petra Heleninová (Slovakia)
*Diamond (2013) — by Kris Mergan, Geert Vandenbroele (Belgium)
*LOVE (2016) — by Réka Bucsi (Hungary, France)

**FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP**

Initiated and organized by Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum, NY with the participation of 9 European national institutes of culture.

Curated by Anna Ida Orosz animation historian, (lecturer, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, co-founder and curator, Primanima Short Film Festival, Budapest), animation historian.

A European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC)– New York City Cluster event.

Address: 11 E 52nd St, New York
EXPERANIMA - ANIMATED SPIRITS 2016 Day 1

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New Paltz: The Student Body Film Screening at SUNY New Paltz

April 26, 2016 at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz.

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THE STUDENT BODY, an important documentary on teen body image, will screen at SUNY New Paltz on Tuesday April 26, in the Lecture Center room 102.

Coined the ‘Fat Letters’ by students, states around the country have begun mandating schools to send notification letters to kids whose body mass index (BMI) doesn’t fall within a narrowly “acceptable” range. When a determined sixth grader
in Ohio voices her protest against the letters, student journalist Bailey Webber is inspired to take her fight to the highest levels of government. THE STUDENT BODY is a true underdog story of two brave girls who take a stand against government intrusion and hypocrisy while exploring the complex and controversial truths of the childhood obesity debate.
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The Directors:
BAILEY WEBBER
CODIRECTOR / STUDENT JOURNALIST
Bailey Webber is a student investigative journalist, writer and co-director of The Student Body. Her story of courage and activism has been featured in numerous newspaper and online articles. She has been honored by the National Association of University Women for her advocacy work, is an ambassador for
the National Eating Disorders Association as well as Proud to Be Me in which she has written several articles, blogs, and has participated in panel discussions. Bailey is also an up and coming public speaker and has appeared as a guest on several television and radio shows. Bailey is the daughter of Michael Webber, a motion picture producer and renowned documentary filmmaker. As such, she has grown up around movie making and has storytelling in her blood. he Student Body is her directorial debut.

MICHAEL WEBBER
PRODUCER / CODIRECTOR
Michael Webber is an award winning documentary filmmaker and producer/co-director of The Student Body. Webber has produced numerous theatrical films for studios such as 20th Century Fox and Lionsgate. Eventually applying his storytelling skills to nonfiction filmmaking, Webber would go on to produced/directed his “passion project” the hit documentary The Elephant in the Living Room. The film was praised by critics as one of the best films of the year, winning 5 Best Documentary awards and opening as the #1 independent film in the US. Michael has been guest on countless radio and television talk shows around the country including appearances on The Today Show, ABC World News Tonight, NBC Nightly News and Nightline. He was also the subject of an ABC 20/20 special by Emmy Award Winning journalist Jay Schradler.

The film screening is part of Media Week at SUNY New Paltz, hosted by the Media and Journalism Society—a Broadcast Education Association Student Club. Other events during the week include the Media Management Alumni Panel (Monday at 5pm in SUB62/63), the Production and Journalism Alumni Panel (Tuesday morning at 10am in SUB 62/63) and the Keynote Presentation, a conversation with Magnolia Pictures President and New Paltz Alumnus Eamonn Bowles on Wednesday April 27th at 6pm in the Terrace. The keynote will be followed by the Little Rebellion Re-launch Party.

The film had its East Coast Premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival in October 2015.

To learn more about this event, please contact Gregory Bray, PhD, Department of Media and Journalism at SUNY New Paltz. brayg@newpaltz.edu

For more information on the film, visit www.TheStudentBodyFilm.com

The Media and Journalism Society, The Department of Digital Media and Journalism, The College Of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Campus Auxiliary Services sponsor the event.

Address: 1 Hawk Dr, New Paltz
The Student Body Film Screening at SUNY New Paltz

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New York: Q&A with Filmmaker Andrew Rossi & Vogue’s Hamish Bowles – THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY!

April 22, 2016 at The Paris Theatre (NYC) in New York.

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THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, Andrew Rossi (PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES) captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields as well as a host of contemporary pop icons, the movie dives into a debate about fashion and art.

Address: 4 W 58th St, New York
Q&A with Filmmaker Andrew Rossi & Vogue

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New York: Full Moon Show: Carmelita Tropicana Performance & Screening of Uzi Parnes short film, World Peace

April 22, 2016 at Howl Happening in New York.

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Spend your lunch break with the lunatic fringe! Outside, on the sidewalk, in front of Howl! Happening, experience the nutty wonderment that was the essence of Tom Murrin, our beloved Alien Comic. The Inimitable Camelita Tropicana performs. Tropicana (a.k.a. Alina Troyano) is a performance artist, playwright, and actor. Troyano burst on New York’s downtown performing arts scene in the eighties with her alter ego, the spitfire Carmelita Tropicana and her counterpart, the irresistible archetypal Latin macho Pingalito Betancourt, followed by performances as Hernando Cortez’s horse and la Cucaracha Martina from her childhood fairy tales in Cuba. In Tropicana’s work humor and fantasy become subversive tools to rewrite history.

Following the performance, we’ll be screening Uzi Parnes short film, “World Peace,” (1987) starring Tom as Claude Balls a philandering East Village performer who gets his just rewards when he hooks up with three beautiful women after his show.

Uzi Parnes is a New York based filmmaker, photographer and actor. His photographs, video and live-film performances have been shown worldwide—most recently as part of Recycling Atlantis at 80WSE Gallery, NY (2014) and in a career survey at The Arsenal Institute for Film and Video Art, Berlin (2012). His installation “Basra On First Avenue” at Broadway Windows, NY (10/14-2/15) was named one of the best artworks of 2014 by noted critic David Ebony.

And there is more: For the astrologically challenged, next month’s full scale, full moon performance madness is coming Sunday, May 22nd at 4 PM and features the presentation of Dixon Place’s 2016 Tom Murrin Performance Award, also known as The Tommy.

About Tom Murrin and the Full Moon Show
Performance is anything done with purpose and style
—Tom Murrin
Howl! Happening houses the archive of Tom Murrin that comprises masks, costumes, scripts, correspondence, photographs, and tapes of performances going back to the early 70s. Murrin, aka the Alien Comic, is known as the Godfather of Performance Art. Every full moon, Tom performed his Full Moon Show in honor of his moon goddess, Luna Macaroona. When he had a club date that fell on the full moon, he’d wrangle his friends to perform as his guests—pushing the careers of such groundbreaking performers as David Cale, David Sedaris, Amy Sedaris, Blue Man Group, Ethyl Eichelberger, Lisa Kron and many others. When he didn’t have a club date, he performed on the street for passersby, transforming the pedestrian atmosphere with his madness and magic. Howl! Happening’s monthly series continues that tradition, with performances in the gallery and surprise pop up performances on the street.

Address: 6 E 1st St, New York
Full Moon Show: Carmelita Tropicana Performance & Screening of Uzi Parnes short film, World Peace

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Millerton: The First Monday in May with Live Appearance by JEFF DALY

April 22, 2016 at The Moviehouse in Millerton.

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After the film: Former Chief of Design of the Metropolitan Museum JEFF DALY will share stories about his years working with Costume Institute head Andrew Bolton and Anna Wintour, Diana Vreeland and others on the Met’s annual special exhibit which is always kicked off with a “party of the year” on the first Monday of May, and entertain questions from the audience.

Rated: PG13

Cast: Andrew Bolton, John Galliano, Jean-Paul Gaultier
Director: Andrew Rossi

From Andrew Rossi, Director of Page One: The New York Times, comes a documentary that follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s most attended fashion exhibition in history, “China: Through The Looking Glass,” an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton. With unprecedented access, Rossi captures the collision of high fashion and celebrity at the Met Gala, one of the biggest global fashion events chaired every year by Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour. Featuring a cast of renowned artists in many fields (including filmmaker Wong Kar Wai and fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier and John Galliano) as well as a host of contemporary pop icons like Rihanna, the movie dives into the debate about whether fashion should be viewed as art.

Address: 48 Main St, Millerton
The First Monday in May with Live Appearance by JEFF DALY

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New York: THE NYC Launch of BAD

May 19, 2016 at (le) poisson rouge in New York.

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Three Rooms Press & Le Poisson Rouge present
LAUNCH PAD 10:
THE OFFICIAL NYC LAUNCH OF
BAD: The Autobiography of JamesCarr
A brutal indictment of the American penal system and a plea for prison reform

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Doors open 6:30pm | Showtime 7pm
an evening of readings and storytelling
featuring
Gea Carr –daughter of James Carr
Jonathan Peter Jackson –nephew of George Jackson (Soledad Brother)

plus special guests
Fury Young with Music from Die Jim Crow
Apostle Dr. Heloise Sulyans-Gibson (Broken Chains Prison Outreach)
Emmitt Thrower (Wabi Sabi Productions)
Gregory Pereira (First Steps 2Urban Outreach)
Johnny Conyers (Exodus Transitional Community)

Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street at Thompson | (212) 505-3474
www.lepoissonrouge.com

Three Rooms Press presents an evening of reading and storytelling in support of prison reform at the NYC launch of BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr the harrowing, brutal, and unapologetic 1972 memoir by the notorious African-American career criminal who went straight out of Compton to a ongoing cycle of prison terms after burning down his school at age 10. The event will e held in The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street at Thompson) on Thursday, May 19, 7 pm. Admission is free.

After finally learning to read and write from his cellmate and best friend George Jackson (Soledad Brother), Carr became a early force in the radical stream of the 1960s, working with the Black Panthers, Angela Davis, and the BLA. When finally released, he married, had a daughter, and had just finished recording his memoir when he was gunned down in front of his house in San Jose. The book, initially released in 1975, was suppressed by the California Department of Corrections for its clear-eyed portrayal of the reality of prison conditions.

“For those interested in prison reform, James Carr’s autobiography BAD is a must read. His life is a testimony to the need to make fundamental changes in our system of prisons.” —Jim Beall, California State Senator

The event will feature readings from the book by Gea Carr (daughter of James) and Jonathan Peter Jackson (nephew of George Jackson and godson of James Carr). Special guests include musician and poet Fury Young, with music from the concept album Die Jim Crow; Apostle Heloise Sulyans-Gibson (singer and leader of Broken Chains Prison Outreach); Emmitt Thrower (filmmaker and director, Wabi Sabi Productions); Gregory Pereira (First Steps 2Urban Outreach); and Johnny Conyers (Exodus Transitional Community).

Copies of BAD will be available for purchase at the event.

The event is free and open to the public. For reservations and additional information, contact Peter Carlaftes at 212-731-0574 or write info@threeroomspress.com.

About BAD: The Autobiography of James Carr
An unapologetic, brutal memoir from notorious 60s career criminal and Black Panther James Carr. BAD covers Carr’s life from his first arrest at age 10, through merciless stints in San Quentin, through his post-incarceration murder in San Jose in 1972. A savage indictment of the American penal system. Includes a new introduction by his daughter, Gea Carr, and an afterword by his widow, Betsy Carr.

ABOUT THREE ROOMS PRESS
Three Rooms Press is a fierce New York-based independent publisher inspired by dada, punk and passion. Founded in 1993, it serves as a leading independent publisher of cut-the-edge creative, including fiction, memoir, poetry translations, drama and art. In addition, Three Rooms Press produces and promotes a variety of literary and cultural events in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and more, including readings, plays, workshops and concerts. Three Rooms Press books are distributed in the U.S. and internationally by PGW Perseus.

Address: 158 Bleecker St, New York
THE NYC Launch of BAD

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Millerton: CONCERTO: A Beethoven Journey

April 17, 2016 at The Moviehouse in Millerton.

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Tickets: Members $13 / Non-Members $16

Award-winning British filmmaker PHIL GRABSKY is renowned for bringing some of the world’s most important and dazzling art exhibitions onto the big screens of cinemas across the globe. He has now returned his lens to the world of classical music. He will be joining The Moviehouse audience LIVE via Skype after the film for an EXCLUSIVE discussion about this most recent endeavor in which he and his production team followed concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes for four years to create this mesmerizing film.

Filmed over the course of four years, Grabsky and his Seventh Art team followed leading concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes’s attempt to understand and interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written: Beethoven’s five piano concertos.More than a portrait of a famous musician on tour; Concerto is an exploration into Ludwig van Beethoven’s life as revealed by these five masterworks.The film seeks to reveal Beethoven in a way rarely seen before and bears witness to what is increasingly being regarded as one of the greatest interpretations ever of these five great pieces of music. A beautifully-crafted film with lavish cinematography. Andsnes’s exquisite and exclusive classical performances are given far more than brief moments; they are effectively given center stage.

Address: 48 Main St, Millerton
CONCERTO: A Beethoven Journey

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New York: Kevin Geeks Out About The Devil

April 28, 2016 at Nitehawk in New York.

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“Wouldst thou like to live deliciously?”

Then join comedian Kevin Maher as he explores some of the strangest depictions of pop culture’s greatest villain: Lucifer. It’s a two-hour video variety show filled with Satanic Panic, Deals with the Devil and Satanimation in 80’s cartoons.

Co-hosted by returning favorites:

Tenebrous Kate (writer & illustrator, HERETICAL SEXTS, SLUTIST and HEATHEN HARVEST)

Paul Murphy (filmmaker, RED OBSESSION)

Plus special guests:

Lucien Greaves (co-founder of The Satanic Temple)

Landis Darling (burlesque performer)

Address: 136 Metropolitan Ave, New York
Kevin Geeks Out About The Devil

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Brooklyn: The NOE Cancer Fundraiser | Sunday Night Screenings Film Festival

April 24, 2016 at Lantern Hall in Brooklyn.

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www.noecancerfund.com | www.sundaynightscreenings.com

Nicole “NOE” Morris, a proud Queens girl and avid Hip Hop enthusiast, has graced us with her view of the world via her online television show, NOE TV, since 2006. With over 60 episodes, she gave a voice to countless undiscovered talent throughout the United States, while showing us her growth as a story teller, filmmaker and human being.

In summer 2013, she was diagnosed with cervical cancer. Upon countless surgeries, chemotherapy and all other failed attempts to contain the cancer, she still continues to fight for her life. Currently hospitalized, we are hopeful that the alternative medication, in which we are raising funds for, will increase her chances of survival, and return her back to health. Since losing her job, insurance payments have been covered with savings, which have been exhausted.

The funds will go to covering medical bills, medication and treatment.

Sunday Night Screenings Short Film Festival
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE NOE CANCER FUND
Hosted by Kal and King
April 24th 2016 | 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Lantern Hall
52 Harrison Place
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Submit Your Film(s) Now! 30 MINUTES OR LESS
www.sundaynightscreenings.com | www.ed-vents.com

Submissions Fee’s have been waived for this event. Donate to the fund and post your link. We will review all films that are posted before April 20th.

Visit Official Website – www.noecancerfund.com

Address: 52 Harrison Pl, Brooklyn
The NOE Cancer Fundraiser | Sunday Night Screenings Film Festival

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