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April 2009 — Trunk Sale in DUMBO; Films and Readings

No need to come to Women's Work, on April 4-5, we're coming to you!


11- 5pm

A sample sale that makes a difference

Make a Difference sample sale at ModernPress Studio in Dumbo.

Get gorgeous stationary supplies, beautiful samples, and find out how you can design and create your own custom invitations/announcements/cards with the help of Carolina Della Valle of Modern Press: a full service design studio and printshop offering letterpress printing, embossing, diecutting, foil stamping and last but far from least, laser-engraving and laser-cutting on a variety of unique materials.

Women's Work will be on-hand selling jewelry and loose beads made from- recycled paper made by women in Uganda, recycled glass and brass beads made by women in Ghana, ostrich eggshell from San Bushmen women in Botswana, batik bone from Kenya, and delicate clay beads from Mali,
We've got fabric pouches and totes from Uganda, mudcloth from Mali, kuba cloth from the Congo and handpainted table cloths, runners and pillowcovers from Botswana,
and linotype prints from the San and elephant dung prints from Zimbabwe...with more, much more...

Joining Modern Press and Womens Work will be Macallan and her full array of Goody Goodies Edun Live Organic T's, new elephant beading kits, and fair trade goodies sold by kids, for kids who are orphaned by HIVAIDS in Botswana, Malawi, Zimbabwe and beyond!

Make a whole Dumbo day out of it--Grab lunch at Rice with the fam, hit Brownstoner's Brooklyn Flea, then stop by Jacques Torres for some of the best Easter chocolates on the planet.

For more info, please go to our websites...hope to see you there!

Cecilia Women's Work

Carolina MODERNPress

Macallan Goody Goodies

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Split Ends makes its NJ debut
Join us at the 7th annual Garden State Film Festival

Back Pocket Productions’ first feature film, Split Ends, is making its New Jersey debut at the 2009 Garden State Film Festival on Sunday, April 5 at 1:00 pm. This a feel-good tale set in a small, New Jersey town will be right at home at one of the state's hottest cultural events. Split Ends was filmed in Maplewood, Clifton, Bloomfield, South Orange, and other New Jersey and New York locations.

Please join the cast, director, producers, and crew members for the screening at the historic Paramount Theater on the famous Asbury Park Boardwalk. Tickets are available for purchase online at and at the screening venue. The Asbury Park Boardwalk is an ideal day trip destination, with great food, attractions, and, of course, the film festival events.

Split Ends stars New York actors CORINNA MAY and LAWTON PASEKA and features one of The Sopranos’ favorite character actors, VINCENT PASTORE. Split Ends was directed by Emmy-winning actress, DOROTHY LYMAN, whose signature roles in ABC’s All My Children and NBC’s Mama’s Family led to a long-term producing/directing assignment on Fran Drescher’s hit CBS sitcom, The Nanny.

In addition to Split Ends Garden State Film Festival screening, the film has been selected as the Opening Night feature at the Fallbrook Film Festival in Fallbrook, California on April 23, 2009 at 7:00 pm. The film is also an Official Selection of the Buffalo-Niagara Film Festival, May 1 – 10, 2009 in Buffalo, New York. It recently screened at the Women’s International Film Festival in Miami, Florida and the Tiburon International Film Festival in Marin County, California.

Share this with your friends and family! For more ways to support the film and connect to the Split Ends community, visit our project at IndieGoGo.

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Tyson and James Toback: Monday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
Adoration and Atom Egoyan: Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Museum of the Moving Image will present special preview screenings and conversations with James Toback and Atom Egoyan, two of the most provocative contemporary directors. Toback will discuss his acclaimd new documentary Tyson, which premiered at last year’s Cannes Film Festival and was described by Variety as “a revelatory closeup look at the tumultuous life of the former heavyweight champ.” On Monday, April 27, Atom Egoyan will discuss his powerful and timely new movie Adoration, a drama about family history, technology, and the post-9/11 world. Both movies are being released by Sony Pictures Classics, and both screenings will take place in Manhattan.

Tyson with James Toback in person
Monday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.
At AMC Loews 34th Street Theater, 312 W 34th Street, Manhattan
2009, 90 mins. 35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. With Mike Tyson. As a director, screenwriter, and documentary filmmaker, James Toback (Fingers, The Gambler, Bugsy, Black and White, The Big Bang) has consistently explored the extremes of human behavior and psychology. For this innovative documentary portrait, he finds a perfect subject in Mike Tyson, the heavyweight boxing champion who grew up on the streets of Brooklyn and went through a rollercoaster career filled with fame and controversy. Toback's empathy with his subject results in a remarkably candid and revealing portrait of a man filled with surprising contradictions.

Adoration with Atom Egoyan in person
Monday, April 27, 7:30 p.m.
At AMC Loews 19th Street 6, 890 Broadway, Manhattan
2008, 100 mins. 35mm print courtesy Sony Pictures Classics. With Arsinée Khanjian, Scott Speedman, Devon Bostick. The latest film by Canadian director Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica) is a compelling drama about family history, technology, and the modern world. When a high school French teacher asks her class to translate a news story about a terrorist who plants a bomb in the airline luggage of her pregnant girlfriend, the assignment has a profound effect on Simon, who imagines that the news item is his own family's story. In the resulting turmoil, a mystery is solved and a new family is created.

Tickets for each screening are $12 for Museum members / Free for sponsor-level members and above / and $18 for non-members. Order tickets online at or by phone at 718.784.4520.

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 entails 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

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April 7-Nicholas Hogg was born and raised in Leicester, England in 1974.This year his debut novel, Show Me the Sky, was published by Canongate-due out in the U.S. with Grove/Atlantic on April 8th. He has won several competitions with his short fiction, and has had short stories broadcast by the BBC. You can read them on

F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street (btwn 5th and 6th St.)
Brooklyn, NY

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