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Rochester: RIT Earth Week 2016!

April 16, 2016 at RIT Sustainability in Rochester.

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Sustainable Carnival
Saturday, April 16th | 11:00am – 4:00pm | Greek Lawn
SEAL’s Sustainable Carnival is back! Kick off Earth Week at this event that will feature live music, food, games, and even more!

Community Garden Kick-off
Saturday, April 16th & Sunday, April 17th
4/16 10:00 am – 1:00pm; 4/17 1:00 – 3:00 pm
RIT Community Garden
This weekend will be general garden clearing, making raised bed frames, maybe some planting (peas, greens), sheet mulching with old carpet to kill weeds, and plot allocation.

Leave No Trace Principles
Wednesday, April 20th | 11:00am – 2:00pm | Infinity Quad
Come join outing club at the Infinity Quad to learn how to become an ethical outdoorsmen and for some tasty baked goods. We will have vegan and gluten free options too – all items are $1!

Just Eat It Screening
Wednesday April 20th | 7-8:30 PM | GCCIS Auditorium (First Floor)
Recover Rochester and the Student Sustainability Advisory Committee present Just Eat It, a documentary film about food waste and food rescue. Documentarians Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer embark on a six month experiment of eating only food that is discarded or will imminently be discarded, exposing the reality behind how much perfectly good food goes to waste.

Electronics Recycling
Thursday, April 21st | 8:00am – 4:00pm | Sentinel
Looking to get rid of your old electronics? SEAL can help! Come bring your old electronics to the Sentinel.

Food Share 1 Year Party
Thursday, April 21st

Fast Forward Film Festival Screening
Thursday, April 21st | 7:00-9:00pm | The Little Theatre
2016 Official Selections will screen at The Little Theatre in Downtown Rochester on East Avenue. This showing is a sneak-peek of the short films in the running for Fast Forward Filmmaker Awards.
Cost: Adults $8, Students/Seniors/Little Theatre Members $6

Beekeeper’s Club Craft & Bake Sale
Friday, April 22nd | 10:00am – 3:00pm | Outside Artesano’s
Come buy some baked goods and beauty items, and learn about how you can help save the honey bee population!

Wellness Walk
Friday, April 22nd

Public Market Bus
Saturday, April 23rd | 9:00am -12:00pm | Departs from Grace Watson Hall
Take a free ride downtown on the public market bus. Shop for fresh produce, ethnic delicacies, and much more!

Fast Forward Film Festival Gala
Saturday, April 23rd | 6:00 – 10:00pm |George Eastman House Museum
The Fast Forward Gala will be hosted at George Eastman Museum. Events for the evening include the Gala reception, film screenings and award ceremony.
Cost: Adults $30, Students/Seniors $25

Address: 1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester
RIT Earth Week 2016!

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New York: The Legend of Leigh Bowery at Extra Bar Movie night

April 17, 2016 at Porsena in New York.

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this week, join us for the documentary,

The Legend of Leigh Bowery, 2002

Filmmaker Charles Atlas documents the life and work of Bowery, up to his AIDS-related death in 1994. Part fashion designer, part performance artist, part promoter, Leigh Bowery is a singular creation of his own making. An imposing-looking man even without his often startling, always outrageous costuming, the Australian-born Bowery becomes a legend of the London club and underground art scenes in the 1980s. The film features archival footage and interviews with Bowery’s family and friends.

so much fun to be had this week. Join us for a bottle of red or white wine for $25 and our Porsena burger for $10. It’s going to be fun!

next week Sunday April 24th, we play Desperately Seeking Susan, 1985

Address: 21 E 7th St, New York
The Legend of Leigh Bowery at Extra Bar Movie night

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New York: Every Fold Matters

May 05, 2016 at The Tank in New York.

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About the Show

Co-directors: Lizzie Olesker and Lynne Sachs
USA, 2016, 60 min.

Every Fold Matters is a live performance with film that looks at the charged, intimate, unseen and underpaid work of cleaning other people’s clothes in a public space. As told by employees inside a neighborhood laundromat, this hybrid performance uses heightened dialogue and gestural choreography to reveal personal stories of dirt, stains, money, exposure, identity, and immigration.

In keeping with its mission to educate, illuminate and motivate audiences with a wide-ranging view of workers, their lives and their struggle for dignity and fair wages, the Workers Unite Film Festival is proud to present the premiere of a new expanded Every Fold Matters. This hybrid documentary and fiction event is the co-creation of experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker who spent a year gathering stories from laundromat workers and customers. This genre-bending event is an ode to the communal exchange and cultural crossroads of the neighborhood laundry, a place that is fast disappearing from many gentrifying urban areas.

Every Fold Matters unfolds on May 5 at The Tank with acclaimed downtown actors Ching Valdes-Aran, Jasmine Holloway, Veraalba Santa, and Tony Torn, design by Chris Maltby, film editing by Amanda Katz, producing by Nick McCarthy and original music derived from the sounds of a real, working laundromat by Stephen Vitiello.

Watch the trailer here!
https://vimeo.com/152337395

Address: 151 W 46th St, Fl 8th, New York
Every Fold Matters

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Brooklyn: Interdimensional Beings: Opening Reception

May 05, 2016 at MINY Media Center by IFP in Brooklyn.

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Time is the only resource we can’t replenish, and it’s the one aspect of all of our lives that we’re still struggling to understand. Scientists and philosophers have hypothesized on the machinations of time for millennia, but science has yet to unlock the mysteries of time’s ebb and flow.

Nonetheless, we are all time-travelers. Whether we’re journeying to distant memories or looking ahead to future possibilities, we’re constantly traversing time and often struggling to reconcile our pasts and futures with the present.

Each of the six artists taking part in Interdimensional Beings look at time from different angles. Whether it’s the passage of time on a cosmic scale, the potential ramifications of time travel, or merely how we reminisce about the past, Interdimensional Beings seeks to elucidate the myriad ways inn which time impacts us all on a daily basis, and how our evolving relationships with time still have the possibility to amaze and inspire.

Participating artists:

Josh Graham is currently serving as Creative Director for Soundgarden, and works from concept to completion across all mediums of today’s multi-faceted creative campaigns: album packaging, merchandise, promotional material, social media imagery, concert visuals, and music videos. He is always looking for new opportunites, and available to focus on singular elements or oversee entire campaigns.

David Hall produces/writes/directs films, music videos, and live visuals for bands. Through his former company Handshake Inc., Hall worked with Today is the Day, Wolves in the Throne Room, Brutal Truth, Portal, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Melvins, Misery Index, Dragged Into Sunlight, Pig Destroyer and many other underground/extreme metal bands. He is currently in post production on his first feature film “The Church of the Red Candle,” a dark, psychiatric love story featuring an original soundtrack by Luc Lemay, and is currently in production on “God Of Thunder: The Billy Anderson Story” about legendary engineer/producer Billy Anderson.

Cait Carvalho is an experimental artist based in Brooklyn. She tinkers in analog forms of media making, as well as the latest digital techniques. She has created hand-painted +and animated films, as well as surreal fiction and non-fiction pieces. By day, Cait is working on her MFA in the IMA program at Hunter College. At night, she’s managing screenings at Anthology Film Archives. During the summer, she’s hanging out upstate teaching film/video at the New York State Summer School of the Art’s Media Arts program.

Gavin Heffernan is a Canadian filmmaker, photographer, and screenwriter who recently co-wrote Bad Hat Harry’s psychological horror feature, The Taking Of Deborah Logan (2014) and Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension for Paramount Pictures, with co-writer Adam Robitel.In 2015, Heffernan and his photography partner Harun Mehmedinovic had their timelapses featured behind The Rolling Stones on their Zip Code North American stadium tour and collaborated on SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM, a crowdfunded book and Blu-ray set to tackle the danger and damage of urban light pollution. The campaign generated great publicity and ended on May 9th, 2015 as the fourth most successful Photobooks Kickstarter to date. To be released in the summer of 2016.

Harun Mehmedinovic took up photography as a hobby during his road trips across America. Years later, his project Bloodhoney* became one of the most successful Kickstarter photography campaigns of all time. He is a regular contributor to BBC Earth, and has contributed photographs to Vogue Italia, National Geographic, and Blindfold Magazine. Mehmedinovic’s work has been featured by Wired Magazine, LA Times, NPR, LA Weekly, Vice, Washington Post andThe Boston Globe, and they have also been a subject of a TEDx Talk. Mehmedinovic is the author of two books, Seance and Persona, and his astrophotography timelapse videos have been used at various events, most notably by The Rolling Stones on their Zip Code tour in 2015.

Hugues Clément explores a dichotomy-dismantling approach focused on sound/image and digital/organic universes, and his work as been showcased in various events around the world, including MUTEK (CA), Igloofest (CA), and Circle Of Light/Moscow Light Festival (RU). With audiovisual performance, mapping, design, VJ sets, and installations, Hugues attempts to capture today. His interests range from digital manipulation and formalism to abstract/tangible juxtaposition and the changing relationship between the audio/visual and creative technologies.

Thomas D. Rotenberg is currently serving as the Made in NY Media Center by IFP’s digital media and gallery manager. He is also a video artist and screenwriter. His work has show across the United States and Europe, and his curatorial efforts have garnered praise from a variety of publications.

Address: 30 John St, Brooklyn
Interdimensional Beings: Opening Reception

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Brooklyn: MoBeat Mondays with PATRICE / Lady Moon & The Eclipse – Brooklyn,NYC

June 27, 2016 at Brooklyn Bowl in Brooklyn.

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MONDAY, JUNE 27TH, 2016
Mo’ Beat Monday’s
PATRICE
LADY MOON AND THE ECLIPSE
6PM DOORS
8PM SHOW

PATRICE
http://www.patrice.net/

Somewhere in the sky, between Europe and Africa, a German fashion designer crossed paths with a Sierra Leonean writer. Love creates. What emerged was a living metaphor of this encounter. A life riddled with juxtapositions of humanity, and the love and spiritual presences that bind us.
Born in Germany, his name is Patrice Babatunde Bart-Williams.
Patrice. An ode to the slain Congolese leader. Babatunde. A Yoruba name calling on the father’s return and a signification of our ancestor’s immortality. Patrice took his first breath on the same day that his African grandfather took his last.
Bart-Williams. A moniker exposing his family’s roots, creoles returning to an Africa, Sierra Leone, different from that which they were snatched from.
And then, Patrice turned 11.
“My quest for purpose and identity became a matter of survival. I was growing up in an environment where there was no one like me and where people acted surprised when they heard me speaking my mother tongue.”
His life had just been torn asunder. Gaston Bart-Williams, Patrice’s father, a writer and Sierra Leone’s first filmmaker, the man who’d prodded him to deliver beers to Germany stranded Blues great, Champion Jack Dupree, had died in a boating accident off the coast of Sierra Leone.
Surrogate father’s quickly consumed the world of the young one. Bob Marley pushed Patrice’s philosophies of love and righteousness while Bob Dylan gently encouraged his awareness of freedom’s responsibilities. 2 Live Crew rode with him on his skateboard, competing for space with Fela Kuti’s shrine and the Fugees ballads. A year later, Patrice allowed his first song, “You Always You,” to escape his mind. Two years after this, an entire album fled.
“I always believed that my days were numbered, so I was in a big rush to get things done. My early encounter with death triggered something. An appreciation for life, the subject that became the main theme of my early work, up until now.”
Skipping from the school bench to the world stage, Patrice released his first EP and before graduation, walked across the stage to open for Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation Tour. He brought soul on tours with the original Black Eyed Peas, and once his album dropped, his career soared. His portfolio of music weaves aching blues, stirring soul, rebel punk and righteous reggae, leaving no room for labels.
Known more for his live shows, people hyped Patrice by word of mouth alone. His live shows sold out without album releases. In the most unexpected places like Portugal or Romania 5000 people turning up and singing his songs word for word, as “Lions”, “Everyday Good” and later “Soulstorm” leaked across fan’s consciousness. That’s been the story of the growth of his music.
It’s a bootleg success and one that has leapt into Patrice’s producing work with acclaimed artists Cee-Lo, Selah Sue, and of course, soul lover’s favorite 2012 album, Cody ChesnuTT’s, “Landing on a Hundred.”
Patrice’s latest venture into his life’s work, the album “The Rising of the Son,” acts as a personification of where he began at age 11. Journeys throughout the African Diaspora brought sounds from Jamaica, Cologne, Germany, France and the UK into a powerful medley of note symbols. Acclaimed Kingston based producer, Don Corleone, pushes “Rising” into a new era of reggae creations, and surrogate father, Bob Marley, steams through the rhythms captured in his Tuff Gong studios.
To accompany, “Rising,” Patrice produced and directed a short film that takes the audience full circle to his, and all of our beginnings, in Africa, and to his resurrection as the son of a director.

LADY MOON AND THE ECLIPSE
http://ladymoonandtheeclipse.com/

Lady Moon & The Eclipse is a multicultural seven-piece band based in Brooklyn, NY. Through soaring vocal textures and R&B/afrobeat-influenced rhythms, their music sheds light on social issues. With a marked emphasis on inclusivity and spiritual unity, Lady Moon & The Eclipse explores relevant topics through a unique tapestry of cultural perspectives borne out of its African, Asian and European band members.

After a series of both chance encounters and mindful collaborations across San Francisco and New York City, Lady Moon & The Eclipse came together in October 2014. “Lady Moon” is vocalist Ngonda Badila, whose name means “moon” in Congolese. The rest of the band serves as the “sun” that bestows light upon her; during each stage performance the audience experiences a metaphorical “eclipse.” Hence the name — Lady Moon & The Eclipse. The band is a true conglomeration of artists; when off stage, band members pursue diverse mediums ranging from dance to visual arts to environmental science.

Despite its recent establishment, Lady Moon & The Eclipse has deeply rooted itself into the music community throughout the past year. In December 2014 they completed a four-night residency at PianoFight in San Francisco, where they ushered in the opening weekend of “San Francisco‘s next landmark entertainment venue.” In March 2015, they participated in The Greenspace WNYC/WQXR Battle of the Boroughs and made it to the final round. Recently, they have partnered with Brooklyn Wildlife to curate and produce a series of events called The Gospel. Lady Moon & The Eclipse is currently in the process of recording their first EP, set to release late September on CD and online.

In a deeply politicized and fragmented society, Lady Moon & The Eclipse stands as a musical anomaly that promotes the individual voices of its diverse band members and their cultural narratives. They strongly believe in inclusivity, which is starkly evident in their eclectic sound.

Address: 61 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
MoBeat Mondays with PATRICE / Lady Moon & The Eclipse - Brooklyn,NYC

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Brooklyn: The Longest Kiss screenings + Q&A

May 28, 2016 at BAM in Brooklyn.

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Two screenings (4:30pm & 9:30pm) followed by Q&A with the Directors, as part as the NY African Film Festival.

The Longest Kiss (preceded by short-film The Prophecy)
Directed by Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque
2013, 72min

Six Sudanese youth travel up and down the Nile, between north and south Sudan, in search of a place to call home. The youth in north Sudan grapple with a stale dictatorship, while their counterparts in south Sudan hope to start over. But at what cost? The Longest Kiss (the title refers to what the Sudanese commonly call the convergence of the Blue and White Nile in Khartoum) gives voice to youth from varying backgrounds and religions, resulting in an intimate portrait of a complex society that bears witness to its inevitable fragmentation.

The Prophecy
Directed by Marcia Juzga
2015, 20min

Filmmaker Marcia Juzga offers this behind-the-scenes look at photographer Fabrice Monteiro’s project to raise global awareness about environmental issues in Senegal by combining art, culture, fashion, and tradition. In collaboration with designer Jah Gal, Monteiro captured various sites throughout the country characterized by a jinn, a supernatural genie omnipresent in African cultures.

Address: 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn
The Longest Kiss screenings + Q&A

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Penn Yan: Eco Film Fest: The City Dark

April 29, 2016 at Penn Yan Public Library in Penn Yan.

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All month long, PYPL will be presenting films with an ecological theme to honor Earth Day (April 22), because every day is Earth Day. Stay following the screenings for some lively discussion. This week’s film: The City Dark.

“Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and discovers streets awash in light and skies devoid of stars, he embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners, asking astronomers, cancer researchers and ecologists what is lost in the glare of city lights. Blending a humorous, searching narrative with poetic footage of the night sky, The City Dark provides a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars. Winner, Best Score/Music Award, 2011 SXSW Film Festival. Produced in association with American Documentary | POV.”

A film by Ian Cheney. 2012; 60 minutes; not rated.

This event is a collaboration with the award-winning documentary series POV (www.pbs.org/pov).

All film screenings are free and open to the public.

Address: 214 Main St, Penn Yan
Eco Film Fest: The City Dark

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New York: Modern Mondays: An Evening with Rosa Barba

April 11, 2016 at MoMA The Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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MoMA presents an evening with Berlin-based artist and filmmaker Rosa Barba, following the April 10 premiere of her performance “White Museum – Live” as part of Sunday Sessions at MoMA PS1. Barba’s work investigates the fundamental properties of film, exploring cinema—its forms, histories, and technical apparatuses—and the material properties of celluloid. This self-reflexivity underpins her film installations and sculptural interventions, which reflect on language, memory, and obsolescence. This evening’s film program, spanning work produced over the past decade, includes a selection of Barba’s landscape films, experimental documentaries, and text-based works. The artist will be joined in conversation with Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art.

Address: 11 W 53rd St, New York
Modern Mondays: An Evening with Rosa Barba

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New Windsor: Post Production for Competition with Jimi Ferrara

April 20, 2016 at La Casa Vicina in New Windsor.

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Join us next meeting where our own James Ferrara, M.Photog, CPP, will be demonstrating what he does in post-production to not only some of HIS images, but yours as well. We encourage all of you to send him no more than 3 RAW images that you would like to see how Jimi interprets them. Feel free to submit past print comp entries, or future ones as well. Send your RAW IMAGES ONLY to jf@jamesferrara.com no later than Tuesday, April 19th by 9:00 a.m. Jimi has quite a skill for making a good image become excellent. He will open up the images in Photoshop and edit them live and talk about what he does step by step.

BIO: Jimi graduated with a BFA in Cinematography and a minor in Photography from the University of Bridgeport, CT. After college he worked in the film industry for 15 years operating the camera on many movies and commercials as well as “Saturday Night Live.” Coming from a filmmaker’s background has given Jimi an advantage in telling a story through still images as well as being efficient with time. He has a studio in Cornwall, NY, is an active member of PPA and PPSNYS. and has won numerous awards in NYS and Nationally. He earned his Master of Photography degree in 2010. His work can be viewed on his website: http://www.jamesferrara.com or on his blog, http://www.jferrarablog.com.

Dinner Meeting – Members $27
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Dinner Meeting – Non Members $45
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Address: 1015 Little Britain Rd, New Windsor
Post Production for Competition with Jimi Ferrara

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Huntington: The Family Next Door

April 20, 2016 at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.

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AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
Filmmaker Barry Reese and subject Donna Lund in person
Wednesday, April 20 at 7:30 pm

An intimate portrait of the Pittsburg area Lund family provides an eye opening look at the realities of autism as we see their complex struggle matched by unwavering love and hope.

He was a star Yale football player who went on to become an attorney. She was a beautiful cheerleader who became a loving, caring teacher. Together they have four children, two boys and two girls. The boys are on the autism spectrum. The Family Next Door introduces us to the Lund family and takes us along on their journey into the hyper-complex and emotionally draining maze that is autism. We discover in real-time how the entire family is impacted. We witness the isolation, confusion and gnawing selfdoubt. And we experience with swelling hearts how unconditional love, hope and determination steer this family forward. (USA, 2014, 83 min. | Directors Michael Messner and Barry Reese)

Co-Presented by Great Strides Therapeutic Riding Long Island

Address: 423 Park Ave, Huntington
The Family Next Door

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