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LES Film Festival Announces Lineup

The L.E.S. Film Festival has announced a fun lineup for its 2012 program, touting big name directors like Abel Ferrara and big screen talent like Willem Dafoe, Dolly Parton and Dustin Lance Black. The local festival, now in its...

“Hester Street” Comes to the Museum at Eldridge

Our friends at the Museum at Eldridge Street will be screening a rarely seen film, Hester Street, by Joan Micklin Silver, this Sunday at 3:00pm.  The best part? Two for one tickets for Lower East Siders who live or...

LES Heritage Film Series: The Bubbies & The Beats

The Lower East Side Heritage Film Series at Seward Park Library has a fun line-up this month.  This Tuesday they will focus on "Bubbies & Beats." On the program: Pull My Daisy (1959, 29 min., 16mm) "Friday morning in...
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“Wednesday’s At A’s,” A Fascinating Window Into Arleen Schloss’ Avant-Garde World

Arleen Schloss has been described as a creative force of nature. She is a prolific experimental artist whose work over the course of 30 years, beginning in the 1970's,  occupied the avant-garde edge, encompassing performance art, sound poetry, video,...

Free Screening of “Raging Bull” in Tompkins Square Park Tonight

Rooftop Films is partnering with EPIX, a digital video streaming company, and Verizon Fios to present free screenings at four different venues around the city this summer. They kick off the series with a screening of Martin Scorsese's Raging...

LES Heritage Film Series Closes Out Season

The LES Heritage Film Series is closing out its season tomorrow evening at the Seward Park Library with a film from the Fulton Fish Market in 1955 and a compilation piece of amazing footage shot in and around Seward...
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Balmy Rooftop: The Dish and the Spoon

We landed on the roof over the weekend to catch the Rooftop Films presentation of The Dish and the Spoon. Screened at Seward Park High School, known as Open Road Rooftop to the folks at Rooftop Films, it was...

Rooftop Films to Show Special SXSW Films

Rooftop Films is bringing two South By Southwest 2011 film premiers to Grand Street this weekend. On Friday, they will screen the New York premier of The Dish and the Spoon, with star Greta Gerwig in person, and...

The Amazing Spider-Man Shooting in Brooklyn

Thanks to Lo-Down reader David Flaherty for sending us this incredible shot from his balcony.  Apparently, The Amazing Spider-Man was shooting some final scenes across the bridge last night.  The film, directed by Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer),...
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Notes From the Rooftop: Zachary Raines’ “Freeloader”

We are pleased to introduce our newest contributor, Tobi Elkin. She checked out the second night of the Rooftop Films Summer Series 2011 and sent us this dispatch: We hit the roof on Saturday night for Rooftop Films’ opening weekend...
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Lower East Side Arts and Events

A few upcoming events that caught our eye this week: "The Village! A Disco Daydream" returns to Dixon Place for...

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