Joey Skaggs in "Art of the Prank"

L.E.S. Film Fest Announces 2016 Winners

The 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival winners were announced at the closing night party at 310 Bowery last night. …

The "Art of the Prank," about multimedia artist and ultimate media prankster Joey Skaggs, is slated to open the 2016 Lower East Side Film Festival on Thursday, June 9.

Andrea Marini’s “Art of the Prank” Pays Tribute to Artist and Media Hoaxster Joey Skaggs

The Lower East Side Film Festival is kicking off their 2016 lineup Thursday night with Art of the Prank, an excellent documentary about the multimedia satirist Joey Skaggs. …

Photo: Siouxside - Korben Dallas, courtesy LESFF.

It’s Here! Lower East Side Film Fest 2016

This year’s lineup offers screenings at the Sunshine Cinema (including a special 25th anniversary midnight screening of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, The Secret of the Ooze), the beloved “Gay Night Pool Pary and Dive-In Movie” at Sixty LES, and a Horror & Suspense Screenwriters Panel at the newly opened Ludlow House. …

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AndrewAndrew’s Lo-Down Chow Down: The Metrograph

We sent AndrewAndrew to The Metrograph, our new art house cinema on Ludlow Street (just above Canal), for dinner and a movie. Here is …

The Metrograph's opening day. Photo by TheLoDownNY.com

The Metrograph is Officially Up and Running (Rolling)

Here’s a shot from earlier this afternoon: The Metrograph’s opening day. The line was forming for their first public screening, …

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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. …

Photo courtesy of TV Land.

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, …