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Moving Image Source; The Drawing Center and Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.

First Person Plural: The search for happiness in Mike Leigh's comedies of manners
By Michael Atkinson
Mike Leigh didn't exactly rescue British cinema in the Thatcher ice age—Greenaway, Ivory, Jordan, Frears, and Loach had all recently crafted global profiles by the time Leigh busted out in 1988, with High Hopes—but then as now, it certainly seems as if he had. Suddenly, here was a distinctively English voice, as genuine as recorded chatter at a Croydon bus stop, and yet outrageously expressive and lampoon-ist (let's call it comic post-realism), infused with a jocular sympathy and microscopically focused on the lost fringe lives of modern lower-to-middle-class Londoners. Read more

The Intimate Gaze: A tribute to Paul Newman—the neglected filmmaker

By Miguel Marias
Much has been written about the late Paul Newman’s blue eyes. But it's strange that his way of looking at people and things through the camera aroused so little interest during his lifetime. Newman directed officially six features from 1968 to 1987, which implies that he stayed inactive behind the camera for the last 21 years of his life. Read more

Oliver Stone: A series of four video essays

By Kevin B. Lee and Matt Zoller Seitz
Oliver Stone's George W. Bush biopic W., which opened October 17, is his latest foray in a genre that has yielded some of his most memorable work: the political biography. The four Stone films examined in this series of video essays—Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Nixon, and Alexander—dramatize conflicted relationships between highly driven individuals, their heroic ideals, and their service to the nation-state.

Arsenic and Apple Pie: Patriotism and propaganda in Born on the Fourth of July

Unreliable Narratives: JFK and the power of counter-myth

Fear and Self-Loathing: Nixon and the unmaking of a president

Empire of the Sun: War and civilization in Alexander, and an epilogue on W.

Moving Image Source is Museum of the Moving Image’s website devoted to the history of film, television, and digital media. The site features original writing by critics and scholars, an international calendar of retrospectives and gallery exhibitions, and a regularly updated guide to online research resources.

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The Drawing Center
35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013

Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM;
Saturday, 11 AM – 6 PM

Upcoming Public Programs October 20, 2008

Gallery Talk with Brett Littman & Evan Snyderman: Tuesday, 10/21 at 6:30 pm

Exhibition curator and Executive Director Brett Littman will discuss
the legacy of architect and designer Greta Magnusson Grossman
with Evan Snyderman, Co-Principal of R 20th Century Design.

Grossman (1906-1999) was the first woman in Sweden to win a prestigious government-sponsored award for design. Upon moving to the United States, she settled in Southern California where she immediately found work as a designer of furniture and lighting. Grossman's designs were featured prominently in trade periodicals and won critical recognition, including MoMA's prestigious "Good Design" award. Her studio practice thrived and, eventually, she built and developed a number of houses which she outfitted with her own furnishings, textiles, and ceramics. Today, only seven of these historic houses remain.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about this remarkable and
pioneering architect and industrial designer!

Artist Talk with Adam Helms: Wednesday, 10/22 at 6:30pm

The Drawing Center's Artist Talks present leading contemporary artists in conversation with our curators. Tonight, Adam Helms, a New York-based artist, will discuss his practice with Executive Director Brett Littman. Helms works in a variety of media including drawing, sculpture, and silkscreen. His subject matter often draws upon his fascination with guerrilla warfare, militias, and the ethos of the American past and present. Adam Helms received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA from Yale University. His work was recently the subject of a solo exhibition at the Denver Museum of Contemporary Art.

Gallery Talk with Rirkrit Tiravanija: Thurday, 10/23 at 6:30 pm
Artist Rirkrit Tiravanija will discuss his practice and the
Demonstration Drawings with curator João Ribas.

Rirkrit Tiravanija: Demonstration Drawings, currently on view in the Main Gallery
through November 6, presents over 200 works on paper from the artist-s ongoing series of commissioned drawings derived from photographs of demonstrations published in the International Herald Tribune. Learn more about this project as well as other ongoing works by Tiravanija.

Family Art Workshop: Saturday, 11/1 at 10:30 am
Families are invited to spend the morning learning about Greta Magnusson Grossman and creating their own designs. Geared to children ages 5 to 8 and their parents, this workshop will engage audiences in a discussion and hands-on art-making activity. Advance reservations are requested, but not required. Please RSVP by emailing us or calling 212-219-2166 x119 no later than Friday, October 31.

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Frankenstein Follies
The Ghoulishly Fun Musical Revue
Stages’ 14th Annual Halloween Bash!

Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc. is throwing the Halloween Bash you and your children won’t want to miss! The main event is Frankenstein Follies, a Halloween-themed musical review directed and choreographed by Helene Leonard. Frankenstein Follies features all your favorite monsters and ghouls with a cast of fifty-four local young performers. There will be Halloween fun for young and old, including face painting, a "tattoo" parlor, a crazy fortune teller and a terrifyingly tasty treat bar for the scary sweet tooth in us all. Now returning for its thirteenth year, Frankenstein Follies has become a favorite on the East End.

Dracula (Brandon Murtagh)

We’ve added a show!
Join the fun at the Bay Street Theatre on
Friday, October 24th at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday, October 25th at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.,
and Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 p.m.

Frankenstein (Craig Connors)

Tickets are $15, which include the show and
the fun carnival bash immediately following the show.
Proceeds help support
Stages’ scholarship program.
Seating is limited, so call now to buy
your ticket for this popular event.

Call the Bay Street Theatre box office at 631-725-9500.
For more information call Stages at 631-329-1420.

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