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Film Club

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. Like so many epic adventures these days, it began with a tweet. Amrit Singh, Executuve Editor of the indie music...

“Frances Ha” Greeted With Cynical Debate From Crowd

Rooftop Films opened this weekend with an advance screening of Noah Baumbach’s “Frances Ha” to a controversial reception. Almost drowned out by a spectacular spring thunderstorm, the evening started in the elaborately painted auditorium of Open Road High School...

Arts Watch: Rooftop Films Kicks Off Summer Season This Weekend

Our favorite outdoor movies series, Rooftop Films, kicks off its 17th summer season this weekend right here on the LES with two signature programs: This is What We Mean by Short Films, and a sneak peek at writer and...
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Rooftop Films Announces Opening Weekend of 2013 Summer Series

Our friends at Rooftop Films have announced the lineup for the opening weekend of their 17th Annual Summer Series.  They’ll be kicking off the summer season down here at the Open Road Rooftop at New Design High School (350...

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 raised $14,000; they've got to hit $60,000 by the end of May.  The documentary, "a...

Delicatessen Returns to the Midnight Movie at The Sunshine

The fabulous French film Delicatessen will grace the screen at The Sunshine Cinema this weekend in the midnight time slot on Friday and Saturday.  The film was directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro (creators of The City of...
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Boo-Hooray Gallery Pays Tribute to Barbara Rubin’s “Christmas on Earth”

Barbara Rubin’s film Christmas On Earth was shot at 56 Ludlow Street, the Lower East Side apartment of John Cale. Now, it is being projected onto the walls of Boo Hooray Gallery, a short hike from the long vacant...

Weekend Events: Have Fun, Support Sandy Recovery

In addition to dining out at local eateries this weekend, there are plenty of other easy, fun things to do (art exhibits, movies, shopping, gardening) while also boosting a variety of Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. We've listed a few here;...

An Inside Look at New York’s “Shift-Bed” Residents

They are living right here on the Lower East Side but most of us are oblivious to the existence, let alone the daily travails, of New York’s “shift-bed” residents.  A hybrid documentary/live performance, “Your Day is My Night,” coming...
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Scenes from the Set of “Dead Man Down”

When the action movie Dead Man Down is released next April, Lower East Side residents will recognize plenty of the scenery. The film, starring Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace, shot scenes along Essex Street and on the grounds of...
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Photo: Early morning ping pong at Luther Gulick Park. In the news: --The Times endorses Dan Goldman in the...
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