February 20-June Stein is a director and actress, best-known for playing the offbeat heroines in plays by Pulitzer writers Patrick Shanley and Beth Henley. She has appeared in films directed by John Turturro, Tim Robbins and Sidney Lumet, and most recently directed the U.S. premiere of Cherish by Ken Duncum. Her poem Noon Dark appeared in the fall issue of The Bellevue Literary Review. She holds in M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and is on the faculty of Columbia University’s Graduate School of the Arts, Film Division.
365 5TH AVENUE PARK SLOPE
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)
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“CATCH THE MOTION” WEEK
WITH DAILY MATINEES OF
‘HAPPY FEET’ AND WORKSHOPS
Special holiday hours:
Museum open every weekday from
Monday through Friday, February 19 through 23
– Friday, February 23 , 1:00 p.m.
”Catch the Motion” Workshop
Children learn the basic principles behind how moving images move with a special emphasis on how motion-capture techniques were used to make penguins dance in Happy Feet. The workshop includes a screening of behind-the-scenes footage showing how Savion Glover’s dance moves were “mapped” onto animated penguins. Children will make their own Thaumatrope—a 19th century optical toy—to take home and will have an introduction to the Museum’s Digital Animation Stands to make their own cartoons and the new, upgraded Video Flipbook, now featuring images in color. Recommended for ages six and up.
No pre-registration required.
HAPPY FEET 2006, 87 mins., 35mm., Warner Bros. Pictures. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Directed by George Miller. With the voices of Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Elijah Wood. With choreography by Savion Glover and songs by Prince, this animated musical about a lonely penguin with an unappreciated talent for tap-dancing combines dazzling photorealist landscapes, large-scale production numbers, and inventive direction by George Miller, whose eclectic filmography includes Mad Max, Babe: Pig in the City, and Lorenzo’s Oil.
As always, the Museum’s core exhibition, Behind the Screen, is on view, with a dynamic blend of interactive exhibits, historic artifacts, film clips, and artworks that show the process of film and television production. The latest addition to Behind the Screen is Star Trek: 40 Years of Fandom, a new exhibition exploring the cultural phenomenon that has spawned six television series, ten motion pictures, and the undying love of a legion of devoted fans. Also, in the first-floor gallery, the popular exhibition Digital Play includes video arcade games from the 1980s presented alongside contemporary home-based games--all playable. Admission is $10 for the general public; $7.50 for senior citizens and students with ID; $5 for children 5-18; and free for Museum members. Film screenings are included in paid Museum admission.
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: See above for schedule.
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.
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.