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Remembering Joan Micklin Silver, Director of “Hester Street” and “Crossing Delancey”

A trailblazer for women in Hollywood, director Joan Micklin Silver, died this past week at her home in New York City at the age of 85. Her first film, "Hester Street," and most well-known project, "Crossing Delancey," were, of...

“Off Track Betty,” a Short Film About the Changing Lower East Side, Featured in Online Exhibition

Here's another chance to catch "Off Track Betty," a short film we featured about the disappearing Lower East Side, which was shot before the Essex Crossing development began. Many of the locations used for the story no longer exist.

Sign Up Now For Free and Low Cost Virtual Animation Workshops (Sponsored)

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) presents two exciting multi-day Virtual Animation Workshops, taught by acclaimed instructors from the New York Film Academy: Animation Modeling Class (for teens 14-18) Over three days, participants will learn the basics of industry standard Maya Autodesk interface...
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Lower East Side Film Fest Announces 2020 Jury Award Winners

The 2020 Lower East Side Film Festival is coming to a close online and the jury has selected this year’s winners. Top honors went to Rachel Beth Anderson and Timothy Grucza’s “Unschooled,” a feature documentary that follows three inner-city high school students as they embark on

Poster House Sponsors Chinatown Video Series

Poster House, a museum dedicated exclusively to posters, has closed its doors and rededicated itself to some virtual projects in response to the Coronavirus crisis.  One of the projects is a video series about how the virus is affecting...

PS 124 Theater Club’s Young Performers Star in New Documentary

The team behind "Curtain Up," a new documentary featuring elementary school students in the PS 124 Theater Club, is offering a community preview on December 15th at 3:00pm at 21 Pell St. in Chinatown. The film follows the young performers as...
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Bowery Film Festival Returns Next Week

The 2019 Bowery Film Festival returns to the neighborhood for its 4th edition next week, November 19-21st. The lineup includes 41 Official Selections with 9 works made by African-American Filmmakers, 4 works by LGBTQ+ members and 7 films by, for and about the Latinx community.

David Lynch Debuts New Work at Sperone Westwater Gallery

Sperone Westwater Gallery (257 Bowery) presents their first exhibition featuring new work by acclaimed filmmaker and master artist David Lynch beginning today. The show, "Squeaky Flies in the Mud," features paintings, works on paper, watercolors, lamp sculptures and furniture.

Metrograph Re-Releases “Downtown 81,” Starring Basquiat

The Metrograph is releasing a new 35mm print of the fabled Edo Bertoglio film, "Downtown 81," featuring Jean-Michel Basquiat on a journey through the Lower East Side amid plenty of old school characters
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Katra Summer Screening Series Comes to the Wild Project

Our friends at Katra Film Series continue their Katra Summer Series with an evening of screenings at the Wild Project Theater (195 E. 3rd St.) this Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 6pm.
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...

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