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New York, January 12, 2007--The National Society of Film Critics (NSFC), a prestigious group of more than 50 film critics from the nation’s leading newspapers and magazines, gave the Museum of the Moving Image a Film Heritage Award for its recent retrospective The Complete Jacques Rivette. The series, which took place from November 10 through December 31, 2006, included the first U.S. showing of Out 1, Rivette’s legendary 13-hour film from 1971. This was only the second time in the group’s 40-year history that it gave an award to a non-profit film organization. 

The Film Heritage Award, which was given to the Museum as part of the NSFC’s selection of outstanding film achievements of 2006, is “for presenting the first complete U.S. retrospective of French filmmaker Jacques Rivette, including the premiere American showing of the director’s legendary Out 1.” Among the 55 members of the NSFC are critics from major papers in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, and Chicago, and publications including Time, Newsweek, The New Yorker, The Village Voice, The Chicago Reader, The Boston Phoenix, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and Slate. Aside from Moving Image, the only other organization to win this award was The Museum of Modern Art in 1971 for a retrospective of Japanese films organized by Donald Richie.

The Rivette retrospective was organized for the Museum by David Schwartz, Chief Curator, and Livia Bloom, Assistant Curator. The series was made possible with the cooperation of the French Embassy, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Film Theatre in London. The Museum of the Moving Image has helped coordinate a North American tour of Rivette films taking place from November 2006 through June 2007 in venues including the Cinematheque Ontario (Toronto), the Pacific Film Archive (Berkeley), the Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge), the Gene Siskel Film Center (Chicago), and the Wexner Center for the Arts (Columbus). Also, due to the demand for tickets to the Museum’s sold-out screening of Out 1 in December 2006, the Museum will present an encore screening on March 3 and 4, 2007. Tickets are available by phone (718.784.4520) or online at

Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution in the United States dedicated exclusively to the study of film, television, and digital media, and to examining their impact on American culture and society. A pioneer in its field, the Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits objects of the material culture of the moving image; presents 300 screenings each year; and hosts notable series of personal appearances, lectures, and seminars. In 2006, the Museum presented major retrospectives of the director Frank Borzage and the actress Anna May Wong. Upcoming series will include retrospectives of Edie Sedgwick, William S. Hart, and Samuel Fuller. The Museum is currently presenting Critics Choice: Great Documentaries, an annual program with the New York Film Critics Circle.

Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Fridays, 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Tuesday, school groups only by appointment.)

Film Screenings: Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m.;
Saturdays and Sundays afternoons; additional as scheduled.

Museum Admission: $10.00 for adults; $7.50 for persons over 65 and for students with ID; $5.00 for children ages 5-18. Children under 5 and Museum members are admitted free. Admission to the galleries is free on Fridays, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Paid admission includes film screenings (except for special ticketed events)

Location: 35 Avenue at 36 Street in Astoria.

Subway: R or V trains (R or G on weekends) to Steinway Street. N or W trains to 36 Avenue.

Program Information: Telephone: (718) 784-0077

The Museum of the Moving Image is grateful for the generous support of numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Museum receives vital funding from the City of New York through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Additional government support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Natural Heritage Trust (administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historical Preservation), and the National Endowment for the Arts. The Museum occupies a building owned by the City of New York, and wishes to acknowledge the leadership and assistance of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Kate D. Levin, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, Speaker of the New York City Council Christine C. Quinn, and City Council Member Eric N. Gioia.


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January 18, Thursday at 8:30pm
Don't Tell Mama
"Evan Laurence – One Night Only"
Please don't forget to make a reservation (after 4pm)
for this
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Don't Tell Mama
343 West 46th Street (8th and 9th Avenues)

$10 with a two drink minimum
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On January 10 Clare Donahue of 121 Studios who I featured on urbanseahsell—a collection in August, 2006 forwarded information on an upcoming benefit for a screening on January 24th, 2007 hosted by The Farm on Adderly. This restaurant was written up by Adam Platt’s Where to eat in 2007, in the January 8th issue of New York Magazine under “Brooklyn Ramble” . Clare an avid fan of The Farm on Adderly can ‘vouch for how great their food is!

EAT INDUSTRY is a feature-length film that documents the journey of this quirky husband and wife filmmaking team as they transition from the glamorous, fast-paced world of New York artists to the life of concerned parents compelled to uncover the truth behind the food they feed their family. 

Rod and Lilach’s idyllic vision of American farming is soon tarnished as they careen across the country in their rented RV. As they move through gorgeous scenery and rolling hills of fertile soil into polluted, over crowded feedlots, these everyday consumers see what their own demand for good quality, cheap eats is doing to American agriculture.

From tiny farms that struggle valiantly against the force of agribusiness to large cooperatives who channel their resources to do battle on a larger scale, Lilach and Rod meet the people behind the food they eat and discover the truths behind the food that we all put on our plates. 
On January 24th, The Farm on Adderley, hosts a benefit event for our film. The Farm on Adderley supports the mission of this film by sourcing many of its ingredients from local and sustainable farms.

My husband and I are local filmmakers working (for the past 4 years)
on this documentary. So come eat, toast, and support our endeavors to finish this important film - we hope to see you all there! To watch a trailer or to buy tickets, visit our website at

On January 24th
Enjoy Seasonal hors d'oeuvres and organic wine...
then settle in for screening of clips from the film
followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and
chef Tom Kearney.

Tickets are available online or
by stopping in at The Farm on Adderly.

$15 before January 17th, $20 after January 17th

The Farm on Adderly
1108 Cortelyou Road
Brooklyn, NY 11218



Clare Donahue of 121 Studios will be having one of her kitchens featured in the magazine Women's Day Kitchens & Baths, a special interest publication due on news stands in February.

At the end of last year Clare was one of two designers featured in an article entitled ‘Ask the Designers’ in New York Spaces magazine.

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