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

The 37th annual Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) opens tomorrow and runs through August 2.  The fest screens films at a number of venues throughout Manhattan including the Museum of Chinese in America. The films are selected through...

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.

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 year in the neighborhood. Festival directors Damon Cardasis, Shannon Walker, Roxy Hunt and Tony Castle, all filmmakers...
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LES Film Festival 2014 To Open With Doc About Russ & Daughters

Some more love for Russ & Daughters in the news today: L.E.S. Festival Directors announced  The Sturgeon Queens, the documentary about Russ & Daughters, directed by Julie Cohen, will open the 2014 Lower East Side Film Festival at 8...

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

Vicky & Lysander, created by LES Film Festival co-creators Shannon Walker and Damon Cardasis and produced by BFD Productions, will be returning to the world wide web for a second season next Tuesday, February 18th. After taking off as...

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.  But we're making an exception because this month's featured LES'er helped make a little...
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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 Howl Festival's Films in Tompkins series continues this Thursday, the 8th, with the Academy Award Nominated Chico & Rita, an animated feature-length...

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. Garnering positive reviews as an authentic teen movie in the vein of Dazed and Confused, Say Anything...

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 By Youth" will feature the works of filmmakers of Asian descent from the age of...
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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 making its U.S. debut at the Landmark Sunshine theater at 6 p.m. The VIP private...
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Lower East Side Links

Lower East Side news and notes from the past week: --An overview of New York's Primary, which takes place on...
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