A special thanks to all those who have supported and contributed to urbanseashell—a collection over the past two years as it continues to grow and expand! -lisa
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F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)
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MEET THE MAKERS OF ‘NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN’
At the Director's Guild Theater, 110 W. 57th Street, Manhattan
The Museum of the Moving Image will present an evening of film clips and discussion with the creative team behind the Coen Brothers's acclaimed movie No Country for Old Men, on Friday, February 8, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. at the Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan. Special guests include Roger Deakins (Academy Award nominee, Cinematography), Jess Gonchor (Production Designer), Peter Kurland (Academy Award nominee, Sound Mixing), Skip Lievsay (Academy Award nominee, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing), and Craig Berkey (Academy Award nominee, Sound Mixing).
Museum members may call 718.784.4520 to reserve tickets.
All others call 877.207.8894. The Director’s Guild Theater is located at
110 West 57 Street, Manhattan
This conversation will offer a rare behind-the-scenes look at the making of the Coen Brothers's movie No Country for Old Men, which has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. The film's creative team will show and discuss scenes from the movie. Roger Deakins has photographed the last nine Coen brothers movies, and many other films including The Shawshank Redemption and Kundun. Skip Lievsay and Peter Kurland have worked on every Coen brothers movie since Blood Simple. Sound mixer Craig Berkey was the sound designer for The New World and Superman Returns. Production designer Jess Gonchor is a rising star in his field whose credits include Capote and The Devil Wears Prada. The evening will be moderated by the Museum's Chief Curator, David Schwartz.
"This movie is a masterful evocation of time, place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature, and fate. It is also, in the photography, the editing, and the sound, startlingly beautiful, stark and lonely. Many of the scenes are so flawlessly constructed that you want them to simply continue, and yet they create an emotional suction drawing you to the next scene."—Roger Ebert
‘A TRIBUTE TO ST. CLAIR BOURNE’
FEBRUARY 10, 2008
On Sunday, February 10, 2008, at 2:00 p.m., the Museum of the Moving Image will present a tribute to St. Clair Bourne, the prominent African-American filmmaker and activist, who died in December. The program will include a selection of clips from his films and a panel discussion about his life and work featuring cultural critics and scholars George Alexander, Esther Iverem, Clyde Taylor, and Armond White. The panel will be moderated by Chief Curator David Schwartz and DV Republic founder and chief Warrington Hudlin, who organized the program and is a Museum Trustee. A prolific filmmaker, St. Clair Bourne (1943-2007) made more than 40 films, mainly documentaries about African-American culture and politics. His subjects included Paul Robeson, John Henrik Clarke, Gordon Parks, Amiri Baraka, Langston Hughes, and the making of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. He began his filmmaking career at Black Journal, the first black public affairs show in the nation, in 1968. From there he formed the independent production company, Chamba Mediaworks, where he produced all his own projects as well as documentaries for HBO, PBS, NBC, BBC, and National Geographic. "St. Clair Bourne played a pivotal role in the contemporary black independent film movement as both a filmmaker and organizer,” said Mr. Hudlin. “The Museum is pleased to host this review and tribute to his considerable body of work.”
About the panelists:
-George Alexander is a business entertainment columnist at Black Enterprise magazine and author of Why We Make Movies.
-Esther Iverem is a journalist, author, and poet. Her reviews regularly appear on SeeingBlack.com, a web site she founded in 2001 for the dissemination of reviews, news, and commentary from an African-American perspective.
She is the author of The Time: Portrait of a Journey Home.
-Clyde Taylor is Professor at the Gallatin School and in Africana Studies at New York University. A leading scholar of African and African American literature and film, Taylor also wrote the script for the PBS documentary, Midnight Ramble: The Life and Legacy of Oscar Micheaux.
-Armond White is a film critic at New York Press. He is the author of two books about popular music: The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook the World and Rebel for the Hell of It: The Art-Life of Tupac Shakur.
MUSEUM INFORMATION 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; Website: www.movingimage.us
This was sent to me by Nadege, an up and coming hat designer. Her work is quite beautiful. Selling her hats Sunday, February 10.
Hats to try on! which one is going to be yours? Hopefully you will love them as i love them. Let's make february happy and have a drink! hope to see you, nadege.
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"Blinka's Lessons In Love"
A One Night Only Valentine's Day Event! WHAT?!
Evan Laurence introduces his new character "Blinka" cousin of Bjork, in this Valentine's Day event. Join Evan, his characters and special guests for an evening of comedy, song, queer-friendly shenanigans and mini contests. Also starring are Lady Clover Honey, David F. Slone, the hilarious and talented dance team of Kicker and Turner and the sultry sounds of "Power Girl" Tawnya Manion. Conceived, directed and designed by Evan Laurence.
WHERE? And WHEN?
Don't Tell Mama 343 West 46th Street (Between 8th and 9th Avenues) Thursday, February 14 at 8:30pm $10 admission & 2 drink minimum
For Information and Reservations Call 212-757-0788
Take the A, C or E to 42nd Street or the 1,2,3,R,W,N,Q to 42nd Street.
HOLIDAY MATINEES OF
‘THE WATER HORSE’ AND
FAMILY WORKSHOPS FOR
Special holiday hours: Museum open every weekday from Monday, February 18 (Washington’s Birthday) through Friday, February 22
The Museum of the Moving Image will present special holiday matinee screenings of The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep during the New York City public school Midwinter Recess, from Monday, February 18, through Friday, February 22.
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep is the story of a young boy who brings home a magical egg -- and soon finds himself raising an amazing creature: the mythical "water horse" of Scottish lore. ALEX ETEL (left) stars as Angus MacMorrow, with Crusoe (right), the title character. The Museum of the Moving Image will present daily weekday matinees during NYC Public Schools’ Midwinter Recess, Feb 18-22, 2008.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The Museum will also offer hands-on Motion Workshops for children. The matinee screenings of The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep, one of the year’s most critically acclaimed family films, are free with Museum admission, courtesy of Columbia Pictures. The program will be offered daily with workshops at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and the film screening at 1:30 p.m. Both are included with Museum admission. Monday, February 18–Friday, February 22 1:30 p.m. daily
THE WATER HORSE: LEGEND OF THE DEEP 2007, 111 mins. 35mm print courtesy of Columbia Pictures. Directed by Jay Russell. With Alex Etel, Emily Watson. The tale of a Scottish family near Loch Ness who adopts a mysterious sea creature is a touching film that seamlessly blends its computer-generated animal with lush landscape photography. Rated PG for some action/peril, mild language, and brief smoking. 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep is the story of a young boy who brings home a magical egg -- and soon finds himself raising an amazing creature, Crusoe (pictured), the mythical "water horse" of Scottish lore. Screening Feb 18-22 at Museum of the Moving Image during NYC Public School’s Midwinter Recess.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Motion Workshop Children learn the basic principles behind how moving images move in this half-hour workshop. They 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. 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.
All this week, Museum educators will present daily demonstrations of filmmaking techniques and equipment in the galleries. In the first-floor gallery, the popular exhibition Digital Play includes classic video arcade games 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.
MUSEUM INFORMATION 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.) Added Holiday Hours: Monday and Tuesday, February 18 and 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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. Program Information: Telephone: (718) 784-0077; Website: www.movingimage.us
GOLDA SOLOMON “The Medicine Woman of Jazz” with PO’JAZZ
Downstairs at The Cornelia Street
Café 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village
$15 ($10 students with ID) includes one drink
JAMES BARTOW poetry, lyrics, guitar
GLENDA DAVENPORT vocals with
ALAN ROSENTHAL piano host & poet GOLDA SOLOMON
29 Cornelia Street Greenwich Village, NY 10014
"a culinary as well as a cultural landmark" -- Mayoral Proclamation, City of New York 1987
Tel: 212-989-9319 / Fax: 212-243-4207
between West 4th and Bleecker Streets,
by subway: 1 or 9 to Christopher Street - Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F & V to West 4th St.
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February 26-Denise Galang and Rachel Rear. Denise is a neighborhood poet who has been published in several journals, including Brooklyn Review and Maganda. She has self-published her own chapbooks. She enjoys crawling around the living room floor with her daughter, Jacinta, and relishes the quiet moments when she sleeps. She received her MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, and teaches English at MS 51. Rachel is also a neighborhood poet, and this is her first reading without her students from MS 51, where she teaches eighth grade English. She also teaches English Composition at F.I. T. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from The New School, and has been published in liquidnome.com and in City College’s 2007 edition of Poetry in Performance.