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April 24-David Salvage grew up in the South Bronx and developed an interest in many different cultures—particularly the stories of his friends who had emigrated from Puerto Rico and his mother, an Irish immigrant who had survived living in London during World War II. He studied writing with Grace Paley and Alan Gurganus at Sarah Lawrence
College. He has finished his first novel, Dolphin Smiles, and is currently co-authoring a memoir and completing a second novel. He teaches at the NYU School of Medicine and is a practicing psychiatrist and psychoanalyst.

Reading begins at 7:30 PM
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The Perch Cafe
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)

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Hastings on the Hudson
Restaurant Week Fashion Shows
Reservations Recommended
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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride:

Stages presents
“The Wind in the Willows”
Take a wild ride with Mr. Toad and his friends along the River Bank, when Stages,
A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc., presents “The Wind in the Willows” at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor on Friday, April 27th at 7:30 PM, Saturday, April 28th at 2:00 PM and Sunday, April 29th at 2:00 PM.

The Wind in the Willows,” based on the English children’s classic by Kenneth Grahame, follows the hilarious story of the irrepressible Mr. Toad and his delightful friends, McBadger, Rat and Mole, who attempt, unsuccessfully of course, to discourage Toad’s motor car driving mania. A madcap adventure ensues.

Stages’ full-length musical production, directed by Helene Leonard, is an original version of the script, written for television by Ms. Leonard’s late father, Jerry Leonard. The music and lyrics were written by Jerry Leonard and John Petrone with additional music by Larry Loeber.

The Wind in the Willows” is performed by forty-four local young actors ages eight to seventeen. Amanda Jones on piano and James Benard on percussion and bass provide the musical accompaniment.

Tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults. For reservations call the Bay Street Theatre at (631) 725-9500. For more information or to receive a flyer for
Stages’ popular Summer Stock program call Stages at (631) 329-1420.

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If you missed the first showing of 'Brooklyn Matters',
additional showtimes are listed below.

April 27 6:30 pm - The Judson Hall Memorial Church 55 Washington Square South (Thompson St entrance downstairs) NYC (sponsored by the NYC Sierra Club)

April 28 7:00 pm - 748 Union Street, Sponsored by Spoke the Hub Re:Creation Center, RSVP: 718-408-3234

April 30 7:00 pm - Hunter College Thomas Hunter Building-105 Lexington Ave bet 68th and 69th streets, NYC (Sponsored by the Hunter College Social Action Club)

May 12 7:30 pm - Park Slope Food Coop, 782 Union Street, Bklyn

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Friday, April 27, 2007, 7:30 p.m. preceded by a free screening of Julie Christie classic Darling, and followed by reception

Sarah Polley, best known for her starring performances in The Sweet Hereafter, Go, and Dawn of the Dead, will appear at the Museum of the Moving Image on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m., with a special preview screening of her acclaimed directorial debut, Away from Her, starring Julie Christie. The screening will be followed by a Pinewood Dialogue with Polley, and a reception in the Museum galleries. At 5:00 p.m. on the same day, the Museum will present a free screening of the influential 1965 film Darling, directed by John Schlesinger and starring Christie in an Academy Award-winning performance as a model fighting her way to the top. Lionsgate will release Away from Her in theaters on May 4, 2007.

 Away from Her, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, and was featured at the Sundance and Berlin film festivals, is about a long-married couple coming to grips with the onset of memory loss. The film is a lyrical adaptation of Alice Munro’s story The Bear Came Over the Mountain. Tickets for Away from Her are $18 public/$12 Museum members. Visit to purchase online or call 718.784.4520.

Away from Her marks the feature directorial debut of Sarah Polley, the 27-year-old Canadian actress who came to international attention with her role in Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter. Her short films as director include The Best Days of My Life, Don’t Think Twice, and I Shout Love, which won a Genie Award (Canada’s equivalent of the Oscars). From its conception, Polley adapted Away from Her with Julie Christie in the role of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease whose 50-year marriage succumbs to the pressures of the illness. Christie’s subtle, compelling performance ranks with her best work. Salon writes: “As pale and lovely as a Canadian winter sunrise…Polley’s adaptation…is loaded with icy switchbacks and spiky surprises.” For more information on the film please visit

Friday, April 27 
5:00 p.m.
U.K., 1965, 128 mins. 35mm. Directed by John Schlesinger. With Julie Christie, Dirk Bogarde. In one of her finest performances, Julie Christie plays a model fighting her way to the top.

7:30 p.m.
Followed by Pinewood Dialogue with Sarah Polley, and reception in the galleries.
 2006, 109 mins. 35mm print courtesy of Lions Gate. Directed by Sarah Polley. With Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis. The discussion with Polley will be moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz.