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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 …

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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 …

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Springsteen Documentary Premiering at Sunshine Cinema

Look out for long black limousines and pink Cadillacs on East Houston Street this evening: Springsteen & I, a new documentary about the Boss, is …

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On a Hunt For Dosa With Amrit Singh

Royal Young talks with indie music editor Amrit Singh, whose new film was featured at the LES Film Festival.



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“Frances Ha” Greeted With Cynical Debate From Crowd

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Rooftop Films opened this weekend with an advance screening of Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” to a controversial reception. Almost …

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Arts Watch: Rooftop Films Kicks Off Summer Season This Weekend

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Our favorite outdoor movies series, Rooftop Films, kicks off its 17th summer season this weekend right here on the LES with two …

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Rooftop Films Announces Opening Weekend of 2013 Summer Series

Rooftop Films at Open Road Rooftop – photo by Sarah Palmer

Our friends at Rooftop Films have announced the lineup for the opening weekend …

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Streit’s Matzo Documentary Raises $14,000 So Far

This week The Jewish Daily Forward features the Kickstarter campaign in support of Michael Levine’s Streit’s Matzo documentary film project.  The production team has …