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Borscht Belt Doc, “Welcome to Kutsher’s,” is Now Available

Local filmmakers Caroline Laskow and Ian Rosenberg’s documentary, “Welcome to Kutsher’s: The Last Catskills Resort,” is now available on DVD, download and on-demand. …

A Lady Circus performer at the 5th Annual LES Film Festival's closing night party at Drom.

5th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival Wraps Up in Style

The Fifth Annual Lower East Side Film Festival wrapped up their 11-night run in typical wacky and wonderful fashion on Sunday night. …

The pool party at last year's "Gay Night" screening at the L.E.S. Film Festival at Sixty LES. This year's festival runs from June 11 - 21.

Arts Watch: L.E.S. Film Festival Gears Up For Year Five

We checked in with the Lower East Side Film Festival directors as they were preparing for their fifth annual extravaganza of screenings, panels and neighborhood shenanigans — all in the name of celebrating independent film. …

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Arts Watch: Talking “Real” New York With Jim Gaffigan

We checked in with funnyman Jim Gaffigan while he was shooting a scene from his new series, The Jim Gaffigan Show, on location at the Bowery Ballroom this spring. …

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Lower East Side Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Lineup

The Lower East Side Film Festival has announced its full lineup for their upcoming array of screenings, local parties and industry events to be …

A still from local filmmaker Crystal Moselle's The Wolfpack.

Arts Watch: Local Doc “The Wolfpack” Will Screen at Tribeca Film Fest

A still from local filmmaker Crystal Moselle’s The Wolfpack.

The Wolfpack, a true story about six brothers kept locked up for most of their …

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Arts Watch: 37th Annual Asian International Film Festival Opens Tomorrow

Niyar Saikiya takes on the role of Lakshmi, in Jeffrey D. Brown’s “SOLD”

The 37th annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) opens tomorrow …

Sturgeon Queens director Julie Cohen (center) flanked by the L.E.S. Film Festival directors, Damon Cardasis, Shannon Walker, Roxy Hunt and Tony Castle

Up Next at The L.E.S. Film Festival: Tough Love, Sci-Fi, Horror and More

The fourth annual L.E.S. Film Festival kicked off with a bang last Thursday night the Sunshine Cinema with their screening of The Sturgeon Queeens. …

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Arts Watch: LES Film Festival Returns for Round Four

 

The quirky celebration of independent cinema that is the Lower East Side Film Festival returns to local venues this month for its fourth …

The narrators of The Sturgeon Queens: six longtime customers – now in their 70s, 80s, and 90s – who sit around a table eating, kibitzing, and reading the script paragraph-by-paragraph, seder style. The film will open The 2014 LES Film Festival in June.

LES Film Festival 2014 To Open With Doc About Russ & Daughters

The narrators of The Sturgeon Queens: six longtime customers – now in their 70s, 80s, and 90s – who sit around a table eating, …

Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis co-wrote and star in  Vicky & Lysander.

Interview: LES Film Fest Team Brings Web Series Back For a Second Season

Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis co-wrote and star in Vicky & Lysander.

Vicky & Lysander, created by LES Film Festival co-creators Shannon Walker and …

Michael Kelly of "House of Cards." Photo by Alex M. Smith.

My LES: Michael Kelly

We usually wait until The Lo-Down’s print magazine is on the streets at the first of the month before publishing our “My LES” column online.  …

Arts Watch: August Events

August on the Lower East Side is packed full of great cultural programs. Here are a few noteworthy events to take in:



The Spectacular Now Opens at the Sunshine This Weekend

The Spectacular Now, a new film from members of the team behind (500) Days of Summer, opens this weekend at Sunshine Cinema.



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Asian Film Festival at Museum of Chinese in America Tomorrow

Chinatown’s Museum of Chinese in America will be hosting Asian CineVision’s 36th Asian American International Film Festival tomorrow starting at 5 p.m. A special program”For Youth …