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11.08.2008

post election

In Conflict begins its FINAL WEEK!
Don't miss the last performances, starting Veterans' Day:
Tuesday, November 11 at
The Barrow Street Theatre!


Damon Williams as Herold Noel

Now that this historic election season is over, it's time to focus on the issues that matter most to our country. Taking care of our returning veterans tops the list.

Here's your last chance to share the extraordinary experiences of our veterans, to honor their stories, and to witness the performances of this passionate and talented cast.

Following the Veterans' Day performance on November 11, veterans Herold Noel and Jamel Daniels, both portrayed in In Conflict, will join Damon Williams who plays them onstage, to speak about their experiences and take questions from the audience.

Don't miss this important event!
BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

Call 212-352-3101 or click here!
Tickets are only $35!

Only 7 more shows!
Tuesday - Thursday at 8PM;
Friday at 9pm;
Saturday: 4pm & 9pm;
Sunday: 4pm

"SOBER and very AFFECTING. It's this double layer of RAWNESS -- untried actors trying to make sense of the feelings of untried soldiers -- that gives In Conflict its particular BITING POIGNANCY." -Ben Brantley, New York Times
"STUNNING DRAMA!" -Associated Press

"GUT-WRENCHING!" -CurtainUp

"ESSENTIAL VIEWING!" - NYTheater.com

FOR GROUPS, EMAIL boxoffice@cultureproject.org
OR CALL 212-925-1806


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826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. would like to announce a new addition to Jack Spade's 2008 Catalog: the reversible Superhero/Civilian Coal Bag! Finally: a bag versatile enough to suit every superhero's needs, no matter what the occasion. Created to benefit 826NYC and the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co., the bag comes in two colors, and features superhero and civilian designs, as well as a handy newspaper/umbrella pouch and BSSCo. patch.

Visit the Jack Spade store (56 Greene Street, 212.625.1820) for more information.

NOVEMBER WISH LIST
This November, as the temperature drops and our826NYC's belts tighten, they're presenting a wish list of all the ways people can support 826NYC for little or no money.
- Tell ten friends about what we do at 826NYC!
- Post a comment on our students' blog, Fish Slaps A Baby, at fishslapsababy.blogspot.com
- Donate office or school supplies like pencils, loose-leaf paper, manilla folders or a paper shredder.
- Sign up to help run the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. or teach an evening workshop!
- Stock our library with Spanish-language books for kids!
- Find out about your company's Matching Gift program for employees. If they have one, tell Sarah (spollock@826nyc.org). If they don't have one, tell them you want one!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS
Here's a list of upcoming workshops at 826NYC! Please note that students are required to attend all sessions of a workshop. All workshops are FREE and require a $25 deposit which will be returned once the student has attend all sessions of the class.

To sign up for a workshop: please visit www.826nyc.org/programming/workshops

Stealing from the City: Poetry for Urban Outlaws
[THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL]

Pop-Up Poems!
1 Sunday session: November 16 (2008) | 12-2pm | Taught by Shannon Kerner | For ages 6-9
Learn to make simple pop-up magic to delight your whole family. Write a poem to celebrate the season, then make your favorite turkey drawing jump off the page, or watch a leaf dance on the page!

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It's that time of year again folks!
Ice Skating Returns!
Opening day: November 19*, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
at Wollman Rink in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Enjoy the fresh air experience of skating outdoors at Wollman Rink. Skate rental and sharpening available seven days a week. When it is time to take a break from skating, visit the Kate’s Corner Snack Bar. Admission is $5 for adults; $3 for seniors and children 14 and under. Skate rental is $6.50, tax included.
The rink is located between the Lake and the Concert Grove, Wollman is on the site of what used to be the Music Island, a small islet with a stage facing the audiences in the Concert Grove. Kate’s Corner, the Wollman Rink snack bar, is open year-round during public skating hours.

Special: Half-Price Friday
Enjoy 50% off Wollman Rink admission on Friday, November 21!
Our new Half-Price Friday promotion will continue throughout the skating season, except on holiday weekends (11/28, 12/26, 1/2, 2/20).


Skating Schedule
Monday 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.; 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Special Holiday Dates & Hours
Thu. Nov. 27 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2 – 6 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 28 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.; 2 – 6 p.m.; 7 – 10 p.m.


* Opening date is weather dependent. Check Prospect Park website.

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GOLDA SOLOMON “The Medicine Woman of Jazz” with PO’JAZZ

Downstairs at The Cornelia Street Café


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008, 6 - 8 PM
$15 ($10 students with ID) includes one drink
CALYPSO MUSE JOINS FORCES WITH PO'JAZZ
featuring poets RADHIYAH AYOBAMI • MARIE-ELIZABETH MALI • CLARA SALA
and CHERYL BOYCE TAYLOR
with SIDNEY PAUL on flute
and GOLDA SOLOMON

Calypso Muse: Calypso Muse is a performing and presenting organization, founded by poet, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor in 1995 to present new and seasoned artists to the New York City literary and performing community.

Cheryl Boyce Taylor: “This is not where poetry is headed - this is where poetry IS.” — Patricia Smith, author of Close to Death and Blood Dazzler

Marie-Elizabeth Mali: "These are the poems of a grown woman — spiritual and mortal, alive and "insignificant," married and singular — the dualities disappear." — Marie Howe, author of The Good Thief

Clara Sala: “Ms. Sala is a griot who performs poetry with the fire of one wounded by the global atrocities that splinter nationalities and isolate individuals.” — Regie Cabico, 1999 Nuyorican Grand Slam Champion

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 www.jazzjaunts.com

“Po’Jazz at Cornelia Street is one big friendly party of good words, good sounds, and good food.”
— Gladys Serrano, Mutable Music

The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
Greenwich Village, NY 10014

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THE CULTURE PROJECT
presents
A special talkback with Campbell Scott and
Ronan Noone on Thursday, November 20!

On Thursday, November 20, please join us for a special performance of
The Atheist, followed by by an onstage talkback:

An Irish Playwright and his American Plays:
Ronan Noone and Campbell Scott in Conversation.

Moderated by Aidan Connolly,
Executive Director of the
Irish Arts Center in New York

Admission to the conversation is free with your ticket to that night's performance!
Hurry and buy your tickets now!

To buy tickets, call 212-352-3101 or click here!

In his remarkable body of work, Ronan Noone, a former journalist originally from Clifden, Co. Connemara, tackles everything from race relations (The Blowin), to overcoming abuse (The Lepers of Baile Baiste), to the joys and heartaches of coming of age far from home (Brendan). With a gift for dialogue, a keen sensitivity to character, and a sharp sense of satire, Ronan Noone has quickly become one of the most exciting new voices in the American theatre.

In an October 2008 New York Times profile of Noone, Ronan says: "I test myself through my characters...and what happens in a malignant situation...My Irish plays were pulling me away from optimism, and in my American plays I found the smile returning to my face. There's an element of joy in them and a lot of anger in the Irish ones." Read the entire article here!


And don't miss the chance to hear Ronan talk about his plays in person, together with Campbell Scott -- two extraordinary theater artists of our time!

The Atheist is playing at
The Barrow Street Theatre
27 Barrow Street (corner of 7th Avenue.)

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JERRY LEWIS IN CONVERSATION WITH PETER BOGDANOVICH IN
SPECIAL MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE PROGRAM


Saturday, November 22, 2008 at
The Times Center, Manhattan

Jerry Lewis has been one of the most popular and inventive figures in American show business since the late 1940s. As a performer, director, writer, and producer, he has created an enormously entertaining body of work in film, television, and live performance that is deeply personal while offering a fascinating view of American culture.

On Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image will present a special program featuring Lewis in dialogue with the film director, actor, and author Peter Bogdanovich. The program, The King of Comedy: Jerry Lewis in Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich at The Times Center in Manhattan, will include discussion and clips from such films as The Nutty Professor, The Ladies Man, and The Errand Boy, and from Lewis's television appearances with Dean Martin on The Colgate Comedy Hour.

“This promises to be an unforgettable evening,” said David Schwartz, the Museum’s Chief Curator. “It is a chance to look at an astonishing career and to establish that Jerry Lewis’s importance lies not just in his work as an entertainer but in his substantial achievements as a film director. And Peter Bogdanovich is the best person to do this, as a director (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) and actor himself, as well as an accomplished author and film historian, and a close friend of Jerry Lewis for more than 45 years. Nobody can offer a more informed perspective on Lewis's artistry than Bogdanovich, who has written authoritative works on such directors as Orson Welles, John Ford, and Howard Hawks.”

Tickets for
The King of Comedy:

Jerry Lewis in Conversation with Peter Bogdanovich

are $34 for all Museum members and $48 for non-members.

Order tickets online or by phone at 718.784.4520.

The Times Center is located at
242 West 41 Street, Manhattan.

About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public. Construction is currently underway on a major expansion of the Museum, designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The project includes a complete renovation of the existing first floor and construction of a three-story addition housing a new theater, screening room, galleries, and a multi-classroom education center. The Grand Opening of the expanded Museum is scheduled for 2010. For more information, visit us online.

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Sat. Nov 29 -- House Tour
Sponsored by East Hampton Historical Society

photo: East Hampton Historical Society

Tour six beautiful private homes 1:00 = 4:30 pm
Donation $65.00 in advance
$75.00 day of the tour
Call 631 324-6850

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The Buckskill Skating Club
(also known as The Buckskill Tennis Club)
won their lawsuit with the Town of East Hampton (yay!)
&
will open their doors before Christmas!

The Buckskill Winter Club is located on
178 Buckskill Road, East Hampton
off Stephens Hands Path.
Call 631-324-2243 or
For more info click here.


11.02.2008

MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE TO OFFER FREE ADMISSION; New articles on Moving Image Source


GALLERIES OPEN TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2008
New York, October 30, 2008—Rochelle Slovin, Director of Museum of the Moving Image, announced today that, beginning November 1, 2008 and continuing through the holiday season, the Museum will offer free admission and will expand its public gallery hours. The Museum will now be open every Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 6:00 p.m. and Tuesdays through Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To support the Museum’s programs, an optional contribution of $5 per person will be suggested.

“In spite of the current economic downturn, we want to do more for our audience, not less,” said Ms. Slovin. “It is vitally important that we continue to fulfill our mission of service to the public. We want our doors to be open and our resources as the nation’s only moving-image museum accessible to all. Admission fees, particularly at this time, should not be an obstacle to visiting the Museum.”

Gallery hours had been interrupted occasionally during the past several months because of work on the Museum’s major expansion. Although the demands of construction still require its screening programs to be conducted off-site, the Museum has kept open its core exhibition, Behind the Screen, and is now pleased to open to the public on weekends as well. The Museum will, as in previous years, offer holiday family programs. School groups, by appointment, will continue to be accommodated as they have been throughout the construction period.

Behind the Screen has been praised by The New York Times as “a show for the mind as much as the eye and ear” and by New York magazine as “staggeringly comprehensive.” Spanning two floors and 14,000 square feet, this innovative blend of more than 1,200 historical artifacts, commissioned art works, video clips, and interactive exhibits shows how moving images are made, marketed, and exhibited. Visitors are able to make animations, experiment with sound effects, and create flipbooks of themselves, among other activities. Selected from the Museum’s 130,000 object collection, artifacts include cameras, projectors, and television sets; photographs; costumes; fan magazines; production design materials; and video and computer games. Tut’s Fever Movie Palace, an art installation and theater created by Red Grooms and Lysiane Luong, will feature screenings of short films.

Beginning November 1, gallery hours for Museum of the Moving Image are: Tuesdays through Fridays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. The Museum will remain open to the public at the free admission rate at least through the holiday season and into 2009, when construction may require a brief hiatus. School and group visits are by reservation only and are facilitated by a Museum educator; call 718.777.6820. For a full schedule of holiday hours and family programs, please visit http://movingimage.us/ or call 718.784.0077. The Museum is located on 35 Avenue between 36 and 37 Streets in Astoria. During construction, visitors enter on 37 Street.

For information regarding the Museum’s offsite programs, which include high-profile conversations with innovative creative figures working in film, television, and digital media at The Times Center in Manhattan and international film screenings at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in Queens, please visit http://movingimage.us/ or call 718.784.0077.

About Museum of the Moving Image
Museum of the Moving Image advances the public understanding and appreciation of the art, history, technique, and technology of film, television, and digital media. It does so by collecting, preserving, and providing access to moving-image related artifacts; screening significant films and other moving-image works; presenting exhibitions of artifacts, artworks, and interactive experiences; and offering educational and interpretive programs to students, teachers, and the general public. Construction is currently underway on a major expansion of the Museum, designed by architect Thomas Leeser. The project includes a complete renovation of the existing first floor and construction of a three-story addition housing a new theater, screening room, galleries, and a multi-classroom education center. The Grand Opening of the expanded Museum is scheduled for 2010. For more information, visit http://movingimage.us/

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New articles on Moving Image Source

English Speakers: The prison of language in Terrence Malick's The New World
By Bilge Ebiri
About halfway through the first hour of Terrence Malick’s Jamestown epic, The New World (2005), we witness a scene not unfamiliar to stories of contact between distant cultures. The young Indian princess Pocahontas (Q’orianka Kilcher), obviously taken with the dashing Captain John Smith (Colin Farrell), tries to get him to teach her English. Read more.


The Shadow Army: Ruminations on a phantom version of Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line
By Michael Atkinson
This December marks a full decade since Terrence Malick returned from his 20-year void of Pynchonesque coverture and gave us The Thin Red Line, stunning the doubters with what was essentially a vast, lyrical, non-narrative art film made on the Hollywood dime. It was hard not to be impressed, by hubris as well as by grace. Read more.

Design for Living: The campy realism of Mitchell Leisen, a forgotten master of disguise
By David Cairns
Anybody coming to Mitchell Leisen with a foreknowledge based on the irate denunciations of Billy Wilder might well find themselves viewing the films through an obscuring screen of misinformation. Wilder spent decades bemoaning the damage done by Leisen to his scripts, griping that Leisen would cut lines of dialogue or whole scenes at actors' requests, thoughtlessly leaving onscreen "holes," or that Leisen, a former art director and costume designer cared only about pretty sets and gowns—and the charge, born of bitterness and reeking somewhat of homophobia, stuck. Read more.

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.