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6.20.2008

First Day of Summer

Celebrate the First Day of Summer!
Saturday, June 21st:


Celebrate Eric Carle's Birthday @
the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton for the 12 and under set at 10:00 am
Main Street

Four new articles on
Moving Image Source:

Obscure Objects: Introducing the neglected cinema of Marcel L'Herbier
By Jonathan Rosenbaum
He’s hardly a household name anywhere, yet there’s still a striking discrepancy between the profile of filmmaker Marcel L’Herbier (1888-1979) in France and everywhere else—almost as if a “not for export” label had been stamped on his forehead. The founder of l’IDHEC (l’Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques), the most famous French film school, which he headed for over a quarter of a century (1943-1969), as well as a onetime director of the Cinémathèque Française (1941-1944), author of hundreds of articles, and a pioneer in French television who produced over 200 documentaries, he’s still better known today as the writer-director of about 50 films, mostly features. Read more at http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/obscure-objects-20080619

What Lies Beneath: The quixotic quests of Peter Lynch, from archeology to zoology
By Adam Nayman
Peter Lynch is the great wanderer of contemporary Canadian cinema, traversing wide swaths of physical and psychological terrain in search of what he calls the "deeper myth." It's an idea that's within easy walking distance of Werner Herzog's oft-cited "ecstatic truth," and comparisons to the German master are inevitable given both filmmakers' predilection for (and reputation as) obsessive, questing types. Read more at http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/what-lies-beneath-20080619

A Fine Madness: The extreme measures of Japanese genre stylist Tomu Uchida
By Mark Asch
Left to dangle suggestively in most biographies of Tomu Uchida is the fact that the Japanese characters selected by the filmmaker for the spelling of his name mean "to spit out dreams." It's a detail worth applying to Uchida's recombinant filmography, wherein a constellation of thematic elements and formal approaches is reconfigured and regurgitated in a series of genre guises. Read more at http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/a-fine-madness-20080619

The Long View: An anthology of defining moments looks back—and forward
By Tom Charity
When the Lumière brothers unveiled the first seven or eight one-minute subjects shot on their “cinématographe” to a photographers’ convention in June 1895, they called them “views.” The term film wasn’t applied to motion pictures for another couple of years (the American movie appeared in print circa 1912). Read more at http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/the-long-view-20080619

Moving Image Source is the Museum of the Moving Image’s new 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. For more information, please contact Tomoko Kawamoto at tkawamoto@movingimage.us.

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CULTURE PROJECT

Please see below for EXCLUSIVE WCS/CP FREE TICKET & DISCOUNT TICKET OFFERS:

EPIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE
presents the New York Premiere of
2008 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize WINNER

PALACE OF THE END by Judith Thompson
Directed by Daniella Topol

"A major work. Don't miss." - The Toronto Star

"a richly textured portrait that surveys the guts and bile of human oppression and contains a rare, eerie beauty." - L.A. Weekly

The Peter Jay Sharp Theatre @ Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42nd Street

Featuring an AWARD-WINNING CAST including TERI LAMM (Habitat), HEATHER RAFFO (Author/Performer of Nine Parts of Desire), and ROCCO SISTO (Quills)

INCENDIARY, OUTRAGEOUS, and HAUNTING, Palace of the End is a triptych of monologues that tell the stories of three people forever impacted by the wars in Iraq: "PVT. LYNNDIE", a U.S. soldier convicted of abusing detainees at Abu Ghraib prison; DR. DAVID KELLY, the British weapons inspector who allegedly committed suicide after being involved in a government scandal, and NEHRJAS AL SAFFARH, a leading member of the Communist Party of Iraq who suffered the greatest of losses during the Baathist coup that led to Saddam Hussein's rise to power.

FREE WEDNESDAYS FOR WCS/Culture Project
a limited number of free tickets are being held for WCS/CP patrons and friends
Wednesday, June 25, 7pm

To request tickets -- please contact Ben Kahn at benklarichkahn@gmail.com

Only confirmed reservations will be at the theatre's box office.

$25 TICKETS (50% off) ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL OTHER PERFORMANCES USE CODE: WCSP when ordering at www.TicketCentral.com or 212-279-4200

Set Design: Mimi Lien; Lighting Design: Justin Townsend; Costume Design: Theresa Squire; Sound Design: Ron Russell; Projection Design: Leah Gelpe; Original Music: Katie Down; Production Manager: Jee S. Han; Production Stage Manager: Brenna St. George Jones; Casting: Calleri Casting; Publicity: O&M Co.; production logo design: Another Limited Rebellion

EPIC THEATRE ENSEMBLE commissioned and developed Palace of the End, which is based on the monologue play, My Pyramids by Judith Thompson, first read at the Toronto political cabaret, The Wrecking Ball. The premiere production of My Pyramids was subsequently produced by Volcano at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in August, 2005. In addition to Epic, Palace of the End was developed with the Canadian Stage Company in Toronto where it received its Canadian Premiere in February, 2008.

www.epictheatreensemble.org


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Also at the CULTURE PROJECT:

Wednesday July 9th: African-American Women Playwrights
The ActNow Foundation hosts a special talkback with Expatriate playwright Lenelle Moïse and Dominique Morisseau, whose play “Retrospect For Life" will be ActNow Foundation's next presentation. www.actnowny.org

Monday July 14th: Structural Racism: Identity, Society, and Art
Lynne Wolf and Lynda Turet from the Center for Social Inclusion and the creative team of Expatriate will discuss structural racism and culture. What does structural racism look like, and how does it shape "culture?" What does public policy have to do with art? They will explore what role art plays in helping us understand our context and reality, to support new politics and policy for a more just society across race, gender, sexual identity and class. www.centerforsocialinclusion.org

Preview tickets are only $25!!! ($45 after Opening Night July 16).

For information and to purchase tickets,
visit www.cultureproject.org
or call 212-352-3101.

CULTURE PROJECT
55 Mercer Street New York, NY 10013
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