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Please join us on January 16th at Symphony Space, as 826NYC and Penguin Books present a benefit reading to celebrate the release of The Book of Other People, a collection of brand new stories by contemporary authors edited by Zadie Smith. ZADIE SMITH will host this special event, which will feature readings by two of the book’s contributors, GEORGE SAUNDERS, and VENDELA VIDA, plus a rare reading by actress MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL. There will be a book signing and Q & A after the reading.

All proceeds from the book and reading will benefit 826NYC.

Tickets are available here.

More information is available here.

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*Lisa's note: This next event was forwarded to me by
Louise G. Crawford, host of

Brooklyn Reading Works
presents SIDE STREET,
a staged reading of a new play
by Rosemary Moore
directed by Ian Morgan of The New Group.

A woman discovers that her dead mother has been living in a studio apartment on the Upper East Side for the last 30 years. And she's still the same age she was when she died. A mother/daughter reunion you won't forget.

Don't miss this terrific new play and free drinks with your $5
contribution. We'll be serving Side Cars.

January 17th at 8 p.m
The Old Stone House
Fifth Avenue and 3rd Street

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January 12-February 24, 2008

John Ford on the set of HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941). The Museum of the Moving Image will present the film series "Ford at Fox," featuring two dozen films made by the great American director at 20th Century Fox, January 12-February 24, 2008. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Museum of the Moving Image.

From January 12 through February 24, 2008, the Museum of the Moving Image will present John Ford at Fox, a retrospective of the great American director John Ford featuring films he made at 20th Century Fox. Throughout his prolific career, Fox was the Hollywood studio closest to being Ford’s base; he directed more than 50 movies there, made the transition from silents to talkies, and worked in a wide range of genres, creating some of his enduring masterpieces.

Jim Jessop in John Ford's PILGRIMAGE (1933), screening January 12 and 19 at Museum of the Moving Image as part of the film series "Ford at Fox," January 12 through February 24, 2008. Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox/Museum of the Moving Image.

From left, James Hall and Francis X. Bushman, Jr. in John Ford's FOUR SONS (1928), screening January 13 at the Museum of the Moving Image as part of the film series "Ford at Fox,” January 12 through February 24, 2008. Photo courtesy 20th Century Fox/Museum of the Moving Image.


On Saturday, January 26, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. the Museum of the Moving Image will present a special preview screening of Chop Shop, the new film by Ramin Bahrani who directed the acclaimed independent film Man Push Cart. A deeply affecting slice of urban neorealism, Chop Shop, set in the Iron Triangle near Shea Stadium, follows a 12-year-old orphan who ekes out an existence with his sister. Bahrani will participate in a discussion after the screening.

For more information and to view the SCHEDULE for JOHN FORD AT FOXandCHOP SHOPclick here.

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: Saturday and Sunday afternoons, and 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;

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