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Brooklyn: Art & … An Anthropology of the Otherwise

April 21, 2016 at Triangle NYC in Brooklyn.


Art & … An Anthropology of the Otherwise
Screening and conversation with Ana Vaz and Elizabeth Povinelli
Thursday April 21 at 7 PM

20 Jay Street # 317
Brooklyn NY 11201

Join Triangle artist-in-residence Ana Vaz for an intimate discussion with renowned anthropologist Elizabeth Povinelli. Both will share films they have made, weaving a rich dialogue about affectivity, ecological crisis and fiction through images, sounds and words.

To: Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Re: New York / Cosmologies in the making

dear elizabeth,

it has now been one year
since we first started talking
about our coming together in new york
and now it arrives

so much to weave and think through:
the karrabing films, your collective transmedia project
geontologies and its relationship to image making
Breathing In,
Breathing Out

not a straight line,
but a consistent curve (
fiction and narration
the role of story
of motifs and images – dreamtime
and how these affects, rather than effects
come into being in critical thought
particularly yours

how does 21st of April at 19:00 sound to you
shall we set it in stone?

also, to thank you for your gift/films
i want to send you a film/gift in return
this is a first rough cut, which here in brazil we call a Monster
which immediately makes me think of a wonderful phrase
from one of your lectures that spoke about
« the affectivity of monstruous incomprehensability »
beautiful, vast and, and, and,

we have
much to talk

very soon,

Ana Vaz (b. 1986, Brasília) is an artist and filmmaker whose films and expanded works speculate upon the relationships between self and other, myth and history through a cosmology of signs, references and perspectives. Assemblages of found and shot materials, her films combine ethnography and speculation in exploring the frictions and fictions imprinted upon natural and built environments and its multiple inhabitants. A graduate from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and Le Fresnoy Studio National, Ana was also a member of SPEAP (School of Political Arts), a project conceived and directed by Bruno Latour. Recent screenings include the New York Film Festival – Projections, TIFF Wavelenghts, CPH:DOX, Videobrasil and Lux Salon. In 2015, she was the recipient of the Kazuko Trust Award presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in recognition of artistic excellence and innovation in her moving-image work. Vaz is in residence at Triangle from March–May 2016. www.vimeo.com/anavaz

Elizabeth Povinelli is a professor of anthropology and gender studies at Columbia University, where she has also been the Director of the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the co-director of the Center for the Study of Law and Culture. She is the author of numerous books and essays and a former editor of the academic journal Public Culture. Povinelli’s work focuses on developing a critical theory of late liberalism that would support an anthropology of the otherwise. This task is animated by a critical engagement with the traditions of American pragmatism and continental immanent theory and grounded in the circulation of values, materialities, and socialities within settler liberalisms. www.anthropology.columbia.edu/people/profile/354

Triangle Arts Association is a NYC based non-profit arts organization founded in 1982 to support international and U.S. artists. Triangle’s core initiatives: Residencies, Workshops and Public Programs are centered on dialogue, experimentation and the creation of community around art. www.triangle-arts-association.org

Art & … is a multi-disciplinary public program series at Triangle in conjunction with its Residency Programs. Artists, collectives and curators in-residence present talks, screenings, performances and more in relationship to the research, ideas and work they are pursuing while at Triangle.

Image: Ana Vaz & Tristan Bera, A Film Reclaimed, 2015.

Address: 20 Jay Street, 317 + 318, Brooklyn
Art & … An Anthropology of the Otherwise

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New York: MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER (Korean Documentary 100-Year Old Couple) Opens

June 10, 2016 at Angelika Film Center in New York.


Documentary – Directed by veteran documentary filmmaker Jin Mo-Young, the film follows the love story of an elderly couple – 89-year-old Kang Kye-Yeol and 98-year-old Cho Byeong-Man, married for 76 years. The two are described as fairytale-like characters—the husband is strong like a woodsman and the wife is full of charms like a princess. Every day, the couple wears matching traditional Korean hanbok, enjoy a daily routine together, and fall asleep at night holding hands. The movie documents their days as they sense their time together, and their love story, may be drawing to a close. Korean with English subtitles. (South Korea)

Official Selection (2015): Moscow Int’l Film Fesitval (winner: Audience Award); Melbourne Int’l Film Festival; Los Angeles Int’l Film Festival (Documentary Award winner)

MY LOVE, DON’T CROSS THAT RIVER set box office records in its native South Korea, becoming one of the biggest independent films ever, beating out the likes of INTERSTELLAR & EXODUS: GODS AND KINDS upon its release late-2014.

Address: 18 W. Houston Street, New York

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Staten Island: Aquehonga Cinema presents THE FORTUNE YOU SEEK IS IN ANOTHER COOKIE // film by Johannes Gierlinger

April 14, 2016 at Staten Island Arts in Staten Island.


Aquehonga Cinema is proud to present a special screening of the essay film ‘The Fortune You Seek Is In Another Cookie,’ directed by Johannes Gierlinger (2014, Austria). From the official press kit:

“A dizzying journey around the world in search for happiness as a poetic and political practice. The imaginary scene of a carousel and an intangible picture send the filmmaker on his journey. He finds himself at the protests in and around Gezi Park, Istanbul, in front of the gates of the Cinecitta in Rome and the streets of Santiago de Chile. Whether in the Atacama desert or a trailer park in California, he attempts to find a description of the universal longing. The collision of image, text and sound finds its counterpart in the seemingly contrary locations and scenes. The Devil’s Dance meets the indulgence of astronomical precision and death at the foot of an ocean. The film is stargazing and a quest for meaning. It is a montage of a multi-year excursion that describes the subjective view of the world according to the filmmaker.”

The film had its World Premiere at the CPH:DOX – Dox Award Competition 2014, won the Award for Best Feature at the DocuTIFF Tirana Filmfestival 2015, and was screened and exhibited at various other international festivals as well as institutions including Transcinema Lima, Kunstforum Vienna, Indonesia Media Art Festival, Documentarist Istanbul, FFD – Festival Film Dokumenter, and many more.

WHEN: THURSDAY, 14 APRIL 2016 // Doors 7:30 PM
WHERE: Culture Lounge/Staten Island Arts, St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, NY

More info on the filmmaker: http://www.johannesgierlinger.com/
More info on the film: http://www.johannesgierlinger.com/video/the-fortune-you-seek-is-in-anothercookie/


Address: 10 Ferry Terminal Dr, Staten Island
Aquehonga Cinema presents THE FORTUNE YOU SEEK IS IN ANOTHER COOKIE // film by Johannes Gierlinger

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Chappaqua: A Choice of Weapons: The Legacy of Gordon Parks

April 06, 2016 at Chappaqua Library in Chappaqua.


Lecture/Slide presentation

Gordon Parks was born in Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1912. Using his camera as his “choice of weapons,” Parks rose above various social challenges to become one of the most important American photojournalists of the 20th century, finding success as a photographer, film director, writer and composer. Parks died in 2006, leaving behind an archive of photographs whose scope, quality and enduring national significance is reflected throughout the collection of The Gordon Parks Foundation. Join Amanda Smith, assistant director and head archivist of The Gordon Parks Foundation, as she discusses how Parks’ work broke the color barriers of photojournalism. As the first African-American photographer at LIFE magazine, Parks covered assignments ranging from civil rights and poverty to fashion and celebrities. Learn about his most iconic moments and how his legacy lives on through the Foundation.Gordon Parks was one of the seminal figures of 20th century photography. A humanitarian with a deep commitment to social justice, he left behind a body of work that documents many of the most important aspects of American culture from the 1940s to 2006, with a focus on race relations, poverty, civil rights and urban life. In addition, Parks was also a celebrated composer, author, and filmmaker.

Lecturer: Amanda Smith, Assistant Director Gordon Parks Foundation
Co-sponsor: Gordon Parks Foundation

Address: 195 S Greeley Ave, Chappaqua
A Choice of Weapons: The Legacy of Gordon Parks

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Hudson: Book Reading/Film Screening with Barney Hoskyns, author of “Small Town Talk,” and David McDonald, director of “Woodstock Can’t Get There Fro

April 07, 2016 at Spotty Dog Books & Ale in Hudson.


British writer Barney Hoskyns and American filmmaker David McDonald will be giving a joint reading/film viewing on Thursday, April 7th from 6:30 to 9:30pm at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson.

Mr. Hoskyns will be reading from his new book Small Town Talk: Bob Dylan, The Band, Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Friends in the Wild Years of Woodstock, published this month by Da Capo Press. Mr. McDonald will be showing his film Woodstock Can’t Get There From Here” for the first time publicly in its entirety since the film was shut down by legal threats ten years ago.

Hoskyns’ book looks back at the burgeoning music scene in the town of Woodstock, NY, in the years prior to and following the 1969 Woodstock Festival. It has been greeted with great enthusiasm by the international press, Rolling Stone saying:

“(Small Town Talk)…goes inside the myth, debauchery and creative fire of one of rock’s legendary towns. Hoskyns’ fascinating new history… explores one of rock’s most mythic settings… to pin down the knotty reality behind the tie-dyed myth.”

David McDonald’s film Woodstock Can’t Get There From Here is a feature-length documentary that chronicles the rise and eventual fall of the American counterculture through events transpiring in the town of Woodstock in the 20th Century. Versions of the film have appeared in film festivals around the globe and the film is prominently mentioned in Hoskyns’ book in his chapter on Woodstock’s famous nightclub the Joyous Lake.

Barney Hoskyns began writing for NME in the early ’80s and is a former contributing editor at British Vogue and U.S. correspondent for MOJO. He has written for The Guardian, Uncut, Spin, Rolling Stone, and GQ and is the founder of Rock’s Backpages, the online archive of music journalism.

David McDonald is a long-time journalist who transformed himself into a filmmaker with the making of “Woodstock Can’t Get There From Here” ten years ago. Since then, short form videos created by McDonald have appeared in The NY Times, CNN, Mashable, Time Magazine and Chronogram.

Address: 440 Warren St, Hudson
Book Reading/Film Screening with Barney Hoskyns, author of "Small Town Talk," and David McDonald, director of "Woodstock Can

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New York: New Frontiers in Storytelling with Virtual Reality

April 13, 2016 at ICP – International Center of Photography in New York.


FREE to ICP Alumni, ICP Students, and ICP Members
$10 to general public
RSVP is required for all attendees

Virtual reality as an immersive experience gives participants a sense of being physically present, just don a headset and be transported anywhere. The power and intensity of the VR and 360-degree experience is spawning a new ecosystem for VR filmmaking and experimentation. This panel brings together a journalist, a multimedia producer, a creative technologist/storyteller, and an interactive storyteller who explore four different creative uses of this new platform as they develop the language of narrative storytelling in virtual reality, create immersive experiences, and tell important stories.

John Benton is an information and narrative designer working with emerging technologies. His interactive graphic novel “codeGirl” won the Tribeca Film Festival’s mobile storytelling prize as well as London’s PttP Market Prize in 2015. He is presently a fellow at the IFP/ MiNY Media Center where he is working on the intersection of comics and games in VR.

He teaches film and new media at New York University and in the New Media Narratives program at the International Center of Photography.

Francesca Panetta is multimedia special projects editor at the Guardian. Before joining in December 2006, she worked at BBC Radio 3 and 4. Specializing in feature making, she’s picked up awards from the New York Festivals, Sony Radio Academy Awards, Webby Awards, and the Radio Production Awards.

Project: “6 x 9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement”

Marcelle Hopkins is an independent journalist specializing in human rights and humanitarian crises. She directed the immersive documentary on South Sudan for PBS’s investigative series Frontline. In 2015, she received a Magic Grant from the Brown Institute for Media Innovation and a Social Justice Media Fellowship from the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. She wrote and produced an interactive documentary on Sri Lanka’s recovery from civil war, which won a United Nations Foundation Prize and a Horizon Interactive Award. Over seven years at Al Jazeera’s UN bureau, she covered nearly every major international conflict and crisis of the past decade.

Project: “On the Brink of Famine” takes you inside South Sudan to meet people battling a man-made hunger crisis. Experience the front lines of a famine in the making, in this VR documentary by Frontline and the Brown Institute for Media Innovation.

Jessica Kantor is an interactive storyteller and VR filmmaker. She is experimenting with large scale interactive installations and discovering how to tell a story in an immersive environment. A former Associate Director of Marketing at the Sundance Institute and Head of Marketing & Content at Livestream.com, she is an avid baker, surfer, film lover, and obsessive about all things geek.

Project: Playing with movement, space and time, “Ashes” shares the tragic story of two lovers, told specifically for a 360-degree-headset environment. Director and producer Jessica Kantor draws upon her classical ballet training to bring us this unique piece inspired by choreographer Pina Bausch, known for telling stories through dance. Ashes will be screening as part of the Virtual Arcade at the Tribeca Film Festival 2016.

Jake Lee-High is savvy creative technologist and entrepreneur by nature. He studied art and architecture in undergraduate and received his masters from the Massachusettes College of Art and Design with a focus in art and technology. In 2005, he started an architectural consulting firm focusing on the design of retail and residential spaces throughout the Western US. After spending several years as Creative/Technical Director for an experiential agency, Jake founded Future Colossal in 2012. He continues to shape Future Colossal’s trajectory through the innovation of new technologies and experiences for commercial and artistic works.

Project: “Shadows of Isolation” is a lucid dream like journey through an ever-changing worldscape. Exploring urban isolationism and the replacement of nature with technology, it uses VR as an installation space, stepping outside of the traditional gallery/museum model to distribute immersive art freely to the masses.

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Address: 1114 Avenue of the Americas, New York
New Frontiers in Storytelling with Virtual Reality

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New York: Shahyar Ghanbari Live at DROM

April 17, 2016 at DROM in New York.


A Night of Poetry and Songs to remember: Shabtaraneh @ DROM on 17 April

Shahyar Ghanbari and Raphael Brunn

Get your Tickets at: http://www.dromnyc.com/events/4251/shahyarghanbari#.VvxOovkrLIU
Tix: $30/adv and $40/door

The legendary Iranian modernist poet, singer, songwriter, composer, and filmmaker, Shahyar Ghanbari, known primarily as the founder of the New Wave of Iranian modern songwriting with an impassioned cult following, is perhaps better described as the most distinctive voice of contemporary Iranian pop/rock music. Shahyar has written hundreds of innovative lyrics for major Iranian singers and his original and unique lyrics are indeed the principal reason for the success of singers such as Farhad, Googoosh and Dariush. Singing in Persian, English, and French, Shahyar Ghabari has also released 11 solo albums by which he has earned not only critical praise but also massive popular attention that places him in a situation almost unique in the Iranian cultural scene.

Raphael Brunn, is a Flamenco Guitarist and Composer. His public debut playing Flamenco guitar was in the opening festivities of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. Since then, Raphael has performed with many of the artists who initially inspired his dedication to the Flamenco tradition. He worked with El Farruquito and El Torombo in the Flamenco production of Incognito, in Frankfurt, Germany. Now based in New York City, Raphael performs with various Flamenco artists and is currently working on his second CD.

Address: 85 Avenue A, New York
Shahyar Ghanbari Live at DROM

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Brooklyn: Screening of The Babushkas of Chernobyl at the Brooklyn Public Library

April 14, 2016 at Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn.


Filmmaker Holly Morris presents her newest documentary “The Babushkas of Chernobyl” 4/14 at 7pm, at the Central Library Dweck Center.

In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of visitors– scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’ — young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the women chose to return after the disaster – defying the authorities and endangering their health – is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny, and the subjective nature of risk.

Film is in Russian and Ukrainian with English subtitles.
Photography by Yuli Sollsken/ The Babushkas Of Chernobyl

Address: 10 Grand Army Plz, Brooklyn
Screening of The Babushkas of Chernobyl at the Brooklyn Public Library

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New York: Stephon Alexander at House of Speakeasy presents: Seriously Entertaining

April 19, 2016 at Joe’s Pub in New York.


Take note and join House of SpeakEasy as we strike up the band for a thrilling night of literary cabaret. Enjoy another dazzling quartet of writing talent While the Music Lasts.

Let’s be Frank: to miss journalist and filmmaker Jon Ronson would alone be cause for public shame. But we also have theoretical physicist Stephon Alexander putting the jazz back in the cosmos and journalist Bryan Burrough on the sounds of the underground. And before we’re done, we’re changing our major to Tony Award-winning Fun Home playwright Lisa Kron. Being Seriously Entertaining is our forte — join us at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater for a splendidly uncommon time.

Address: 425 Lafayette St, New York
Stephon Alexander at House of Speakeasy presents: Seriously Entertaining

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Ithaca: Standstill – A Film Screening

April 07, 2016 at Cornell Performing & Media Arts – PMA in Ithaca.


STANDSTILL, in the Film Forum, Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts on April 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM hosted by the Comparative Muslim Societies Program.

STANDSTILL is a feature film, 104 min, produced in 2013, screened at the Montreal International Film Festival, Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois، Origins: Festival of First Nations in UK, International Exile film festival in Sweden and was awarded a production grant from the Doha Film Institute and the Dubai Film Connection. Standstill theatrically released in 2015.

After the political crisis in Kanesatake’s reserve, Arihote (Atewena:ron David Deerhouse), a Kanienkehaka “Mohawk”, sometime war photographer, and his wife parted ways. While trying to help his son who has committed a misdemeanor, Arihote, whose life is in a rut, happens upon the revenge killing of a neighbor by Wedad (Meissoon Azzaria), a Palestinian refugee. Loath to get involved in a police investigation, Arihote finds himself helping Wedad to leave the crime scene. Arihote finally begins to rebuild his relationship with his son, and to focus on resolving his feelings about both his wife’s departure and his father’s suicide. The chance encounter between Arihote and Wedad sets each of them on a new course.

Majdi El-Omari is a Palestinian-Canadian filmmaker، He received a (BFA) in filmmaking from the Cairo Institute of Cinema in Egypt, and (MFA) in Film Production from Concordia University. El-Omari’s work has been selected to screen at several international festivals. His work focuses on the political and social forces that alienate people.

To view the trailer, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_0fVm6nHrs

Address: 430 College Ave, Ithaca
Standstill - A Film Screening

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