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cityline to shoreline and beyond -performances & film-10.5-10.26


WORD OF MOUTH came together as a group in response to
Katrina and continues to write and perform original works.
We have a repertoire that includes ‘Katrina’, ‘Being’ and ’50 States’.
This is our second appearance at The Katonah Museum of Art.

Reservations are welcomed and may be made by
calling 914 232 9555 ext.0

At 5 PM light refreshments will be served
giving you an opportunity to chat with the
writers and enjoy this glorious museum.

The performance begins at 5:30 PM and
clocks in at 70 minutes.


I received an email from Clare Tanner, another blogger of She found me through the site where I have my on-line portfolio. She writes:

Hi Lisa I thought your urbanseashell readers might be interested in the competition we are running. It is designed to showcase performance and written poetry. US$2600 of prizes, free entry. All categories, ages and countries. There is an online written section and a performance section, and all you need to do is link to your youtube video. 50 entries through to Round 2 each week. Full details Thanks! Clare

If anyone submits an entry let me know and I will post your video or written piece.

Kathleen Chalfant joins Danny Glover, Linda Powell and the entire cast of EMMETT, DOWN IN MY HEART, for the special, one-night only benefit reading of Clare Coss's play about the brutal 1955 murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi. Directed by Kenny Leon, the play tells a sobering and gripping story of race relations in the Jim Crow South.

Don't miss the chance to see this stunning, one-night-only reading! With a special appearance by the Middle Collegiate Church Gospel Choir!

Proceeds from the reading will benefit Middle Collegiate Church's social justice programs.

Monday, October 6th at 8pm
at Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
(corner of Thompson St.)
Tickets are available at or
by calling 212-352-3101

General Admission only $30!
Patron Tickets: $150
(includes special reception with the cast.)
Student Tickets: $15 (must bring 1 valid ID per ticket).
Visit for
and more information!

Hamptons International Film Festival
October 15-18, 2008
Film Guide
To purchase passes and packages click here.
How to get to the United Artists Theatre
in the Village of East Hampton.


Po'Jazz at The Cornelia Street Cafe

Thursday, October 16, 6 - 8 pm
E.J. Antonio, founding member of The Poetry Caravan; Summer 2008 Cave Canem Fellow; Pushcart Prize Nominee

Louis Reyes Rivera, "The Janitor of History" and host of WBAI’s Perpective

Myronn Hardy, “…he maps a world of poetry for the rest of us, drawing a line from Soweto to Little Rock. The poetry of Myronn Hardy is indelibly vivid...” — Martín Espada

Sabir Mateen, "Mateen has always been a free jazzman in heart and soul enjoying the rhythms, enjoying the freedom,enjoying the expressiveness, enjoying the interplay, and going at it to the full." — Free Jazz Blog

Golda Solomon, “Poet Solomon...Think of it as Jack Kerouac revisiting the Mile High City and grabbing a sandwich at the New York Deli while in town.”
— Norman Provizer, Rocky Mountain News

*Friday, October 17, 8 - 10 pm*
at the Black Cat Cafe, Irvington, NY
how to get there

*Sunday, October 26, 4 - 6 pm*
WOMENWRITEnyc at Café Largo, NYC


Literary Tuesdays and Fridays screening of Volver

Tuesday Literary Night
September 30

David Lawton trained as an actor at Boston University, and was a Guest Artist in the graduate playwriting classes taught there by Nobel Laureate poet, Derek Walcott. He has acted and has had plays produced Off-Broadway. His performance poetry is a synthesis of these experiences. His poem Johnny Cash is in the forthcoming Americana anthology from Sacred Fools Press. He will be reading with Thomas who has been consuming nothing but poetry and cup-o-noodles, and he hopes to evolve into prose and ronzoni.

Perch Cafe | 365 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY | 718-788-2830


Penelope Cruz in Pedro Almodovar's VOLVER (2006), screening Friday, October 3, at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Long Island City, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image as part of the monthly series "World Cinema Showcase."

Friday, October 3, 7:00 p.m.

Spain, 2006, 121 mins. Directed by Pedro Almodovar. With Penelope Cruz. In the latest and perhaps finest film by Spain’s top filmmaker, three generations of women survive wind, fire, madness, superstition—even death—through a combination of decency, deception, and boundless vitality. Penelope Cruz earned an Academy Award nomination for her role as a single mother who opens her own restaurant…and who hides a dark secret.

Photo source: Photofest

All screenings take place in the Little Theater at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, located at 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. (Travel: 7 train to 33 Street.) All films will be presented with digital projection. Tickets, which are free for Museum members, are $10 for the general public and $8 CUNY students.
Advance tickets may be purchased online at ($2 surcharge). Otherwise tickets are available one hour before showtime, day-of-screening at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center box office. Museum members may call 718.777.6810 to reserve tickets.

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.

New articles on Moving Image Source

The Struggle to Believe: Nagisa Oshima and the crisis of representation
[The first in a series of four articles about Oshima]
By Chris Fujiwara, Read more

Bringing Up Hawks: Andrew Sarris and Molly Haskell on the discovery of an auteur
By David Schwartz, Read More

Mr. Vengeance: Scottish filmmaker Bill Douglas's autobiographical trilogy

By Michael Atkinson, Read More