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Tribeca Film Fest, You’ve Got Style

Tribeca Film Fest, You’ve Got Style

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Choosing what you’re going to see at the Tribeca Film Festival on its opening date, April 16, is like waiting the day before to file your taxes. It’s possible, but not practical — and a very good way to end up waiting in line. Full house potentials, broken down by genre […]

The world’s ‘Stag’ is our ‘Weekend’

The world’s ‘Stag’ is our ‘Weekend’

BY SEAN EGAN  |  American audiences are conditioned to expect maximum levels of raucous debauchery from their bachelor party flicks — but “The Bachelor Weekend” provides viewers with a slightly different, more gentle spin on the genre. Released as “The Stag” overseas, this Irish import to the Tribeca Film Festival is a breezy, genial film […]

Of Gods and Men and Women

Of Gods and Men and Women

BY RANIA RICHARDSON  |  Spiritual devotion ripens into carnal passion for a young temple dancer in “Vara: A Blessing.” The modern-day tale is a glimpse into the practices of an intriguing Hindu subculture of devadasis. As a practitioner, Lila (Shahana Goswami) spends her days worshiping Krishna and studying the classical dance form, Bharatanatyam, in her […]

The Friendliest Kidnappers You’ll Ever Meet

The Friendliest Kidnappers You’ll Ever Meet

BY SAM SPOKONY  |  Stories about abductions which purposely blur the lines of fact and fiction are certainly nothing new — and in fact it was 16th-century tales of Englishmen falling into the hands of Barbary pirates, and then 17th-century recounting of New England colonists taken by Native Americans, that laid the ground for the […]

Just Do Art

Just Do Art

THE SECOND ANNUAL DOWNTOWN LITERARY FESTIVAL After last year’s well-attended and wordy (in a good way) inaugural event, McNally Jackson Books and Housing Works Bookstore Cafe are once again collaborating on the Downtown Literary Festival — a daylong celebration showcasing the literature and writers of New York City (with a focus on Downtown diversity and […]

TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL VENUES & TICKETING INFO

For tickets, SCHEDULE & VENUE INFO, visit TRIBECAFILM.COM/FILMGUIDE or CALL 646-502-5296 BOW TIE CINEMAS CHELSEA 260 West 23rd St. (btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) SVA THEATER 333 West 23rd St. (btw. 8th & 9th Aves.) AMC LOEWS VILLAGE 7 66 Third Ave. (at 11th St.) BMCC TRIBECA PAC 199 Chambers St. (btw. Greenwich & West […]

Buhmann on Art

Buhmann on Art

MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO:  THE MINUS OBJECTS 1965-1966 Born in Biella, Italy, in 1933, Pistoletto is best known for his Mirror Paintings and Minus Objects, which were fundamental to the birth of the Arte Povera movement in the 1960s. This exhibition focuses on the latter series, which radically upended the prevailing art trends of the time. Exhibited […]

On His Rowdy Bowery, ‘The Hook’ Was Born

On His Rowdy Bowery, ‘The Hook’ Was Born

BY TRAV S.D.  travsd.wordpress.com  |  Sunday, March 23, marked the birthday of a once-important, now-forgotten New York theatrical impresario, politico and all-around mover and shaker named Henry Clay Miner (1842-1900). Henry Clay Miner’s reach was longer than a shepherd’s crook Miner began his adult life in the approved Bowery Boy fashion, as a city cop […]

Irish Prime Minister Pledges Partnership with Hell’s Kitchen Arts Center

Irish Prime Minister Pledges Partnership with Hell’s Kitchen Arts Center

BY SAM SPOKONY | As he spoke to a beaming crowd in the cramped lobby of the Irish Arts Center (IAC) on St. Patrick’s Day, Enda Kenny (Ireland’s prime minister) recalled his favorite work by the legendary poet Seamus Heaney. It was “Lovers on Aran” ― a brief meditation on Ireland’s Aran Islands and the […]

On the Glories of ‘Homicide Hunter’

On the Glories of ‘Homicide Hunter’

BY TRAV S.D.  travsd.wordpress.com  | If you’re feeling stressed out by life in New York with all its attendant pitfalls and dangers, do what I do: gratuitously rubberneck at the disasters that happen in other cities. The Investigation Discovery channel’s show “Lt. Joe Kenda: Homicide Hunter” is a window into the murder culture of the small-to-medium […]

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