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8.27.2009

East to West and a book to end your summer with. Enjoy!

Stages’ “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”
Now at the Ross School Court Theater
on Goodfriend Drive off Rt. 114
East Hampton, NY


You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,
a theatrical treat for all ages,
will be performed on
Friday, August 28th at 7:00 PM, Saturday, August 29th at 7:00 PM, and
Sunday, August 30th at 3:00 PM.
Tickets are just $15 and can be reserved by
calling Stages at 329-1420.

See details from last weeks post 8.21.09

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Film Screenings on the HayWall
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28th
Last Film of the Summer

CASABLANCA (1942)
Directed by Michael Curtiz.
With Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II.

All films are free and and open to the public.
Bring a Beach Chair, Blanket & Picnic.

Films begin at 9 PM, but show up early to enjoy
the beautiful gardens at Marders Nursery.
For more information, call (631) 702-2306
or email info@silasmarder.com

120 Snake Hollow Rd
Bridgehampton, NY
map it

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presents

FRENCH NEW WAVE ESSENTIALS
(the last two films in this series)

AT THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN

This series marks the first collaboration between the Museum of Arts and Design and Museum of the Moving Image. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the French New Wave, this series will showcase some of the most influential films of this period, many being presented with recently restored 35mm prints. Films will be presented in MAD's 145-seat theater (first built in 1964 and restored and reopened last September). Organized by David Schwartz, chief curator of Museum of the Moving Image.

Museum of Arts and Design is located at
2 Columbus Circle.
Tickets are $11 per film/$7 for members
of Museum of the Moving Image or MAD.


Le Bonheur
Saturday, August 29, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30, 2:00 p.m.

1965, 75 mins. Directed by Agnès Varda. With Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot, Marie-Françoise Boyer. In Agnès Varda's exquisitely colorful movie, a seemingly happy married man takes a mistress. Though set in bucolic landscapes and filmed with a vividly stylized and vibrant color palette, Happiness is sharply analytical beneath its sunny exterior. "I imagined a summer peach with its perfect colors," said Varda, "and inside there is a worm."

Pierrot Le Fou
Saturday, August 29, 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 30, 4:00 p.m.

1965, 100 mins. Directed by Jean-Luc Godard. With Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Samuel Fuller. With its vivid primary colors and Pop-Art boldness, Pierrot le Fou is a strikingly modern depiction of l'amour fou, a movie about what Godard described as "the last romantic couple:" an unhappy husband who leaves his wife and bourgeois life behind to take the road with his babysitter. In a memorable cameo, American director Samuel Fuller, playing himself, defines cinema: "A film is like a battleground. It's love, hate, action, violence, death. In one word, emotions."


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Tuesday Readings
September 1
7:30pm


SUBMERGED READS: Lauren Gonzalez is the editor and creator of Submerged: Tales From the Basin, a collection of stories and poems written by women about their hair, with a parallel focus on New Orleans. A percentage of book sales have already and will continue to be contributed to charities involving ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in a variety of print and online literary magazines, including The Reading Room and Storyscape. Lauren continues to work with the 7th Ward Neighborhood Center of New Orleans while finishing her next book from New York and San Francisco.

Ellen Hagan is a writer, performer and educator. Her work can be found in the pages of Failbetter, Monologues for Women by Women, Check the Rhyme, America, What’s My Name?, Underwired Magazine and upcoming in Just Like a Girl and Woman, Period. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and an excerpt from her novel, Blush, was chosen as a winner for the 2007 Next Great Writers Competition at the Carnegie Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Jean Kahler was born in North Carolina, lives in Brooklyn and dreams of New Orleans. Her book on the ruins of Staten Island, with photographs by Jessica Rowe, will be published by Furnace Press in early 2010.

Shannon Kelley is a freelance writer and columnist for The Santa Barbara Independent, and she is working on her first book, Undecided.

Anne Wenzel was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She has an MA in science writing from The John Hopkins University, and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College. She would like to dedicate her poem to her grandmother, who had beautiful hair.

Open Mic readings welcome after all scheduled readers.

365 5TH AVENUE PARK SLOPE
F/R Train to 4th Avenue/9th Street
(btwn 5th and 6th St.)
WWW.THEPERCHCAFE.COM


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This book promotion has been supplied to me by Deborah Mills. We met at a design*sponge biz ladies night a few years ago. I interviewed Deborah, who is a very talented woodcarver on my blog May 5, 2007. —Ld
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The paperback edition of Daniel A. Rabuzzi's new fantasy novel, The Choir Boats (with his wife Deborah Mills pen and ink illustrations) is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Powell's and The Tattered Cover for pre-order, shipping in late September.

If you prefer to buy local, please don't hesitate to ask your independent bookstore and/or your local library to order a copy. We hope you'll do that anyway, and that you'll spread the word to friends you think would like it!

The book had a wonderful launch party in Montreal earlier this month, at the biggest sci-fi/fantasy conference, Worldcon. And the buzz is starting, with reviews just beginning to roll in! (While we don't know these reviewers personally, I would like to encourage anyone who enjoys the novel to consider posting a review at the Amazon and Barnes & Noble websites.)

From the blog Un-Bound
"...In many ways this is a gentle read, perfect for curling up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and allowing yourself to be drawn away. If you do you will be rewarded with a journey to Victorian London and the stranger climes of Yount, as well as the spaces in between...There is no question I will have to find out what happens next..."

Five stars from Goodreads reviewer Liviu
"Very entertaining, well written and with superb characters and lots of inventiveness including made up words that sound just right however convoluted, and interior illustrations that are beautiful."

You can read the first few chapters online, to get the flavor of the writing and illustrations.