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It’s The New Preview Revue

It’s The New Preview Revue

THE WOLFPACK Synopsis: Everything the Angulo brothers know about the outside world they learned from obsessively watching movies. Shut away from bustling New York City by their overprotective father, they cope with their isolation by diligently re-enacting their favorite films. When one of the brothers escapes, the world as they know it will be transformed. […]

Black and White and Deep All Over

Black and White and Deep All Over

BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  A satisfying mix of documentary-style interviews, contemporary scenes, childhood flashbacks and music by local artists, this St. Louis-set film is as sharp and compelling as its two-color palette. Writer, producer, editor and director Michael J. Larnell juggles a multitude of obligations with far more success than his onscreen alter egos…or so […]

‘Lampoon’ is a Seriously Good Comedy Lesson

BY SEAN EGAN  |  While not everyone can claim intimate familiarity with the early work of National Lampoon, the highly influential magazine’s distinctive brand of humor and ideology is certainly still felt today. The Lampoon and its alumnus successfully reached their tendrils into almost every medium of entertainment, making the publication ground zero for modern […]

Different People in a Common Pursuit

Different People in a Common Pursuit

BY STEPHANIE BUHMANN  |  In March of 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a new, alarming statistic. In the United States, one in every 68 children is diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. That is nearly twice as many as reported in 2000. Current studies question whether autism is an unfortunate bi-product […]

‘Far From Men’ Cuts Close to the Bone

‘Far From Men’ Cuts Close to the Bone

BY RANIA RICHARDSON  |  In a spare tale that considers the futility of neutrality during wartime, writer/director David Oelhoffen’s “Far From Men” (Loin des Hommes) is an absorbing look at the nascent Algerian War for Independence in the 1950s. Daru (Viggo Mortensen), an Algerian-born Frenchman, and Mohamed (Reda Kateb), his Arab charge who is due […]

Tribeca Film Fest Trending West

Tribeca Film Fest Trending West

  BY SCOTT STIFFLER  |  Old enough to assert itself but young enough to learn new tricks, the 14th edition of the Tribeca Film Festival is back where it started. Here we go round again — this time with a new multi-screen venue, a sprawling events hub and prestige premieres all taking place on the […]

Female Directors Well-Represented at Tribeca Film Festival

Female Directors Well-Represented at Tribeca Film Festival

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  While Hollywood continues its trend toward a dearth of female directors, the Tribeca Film Festival has bucked it — featuring work from 30 women, in a lineup unspooling April 15–26. Cara Cusumano, senior programmer, said that the festival has always been supportive of female directors and noted that it was […]

Atlantic Theater Co. Champions Great Plays, Truthfully Told

Atlantic Theater Co. Champions Great Plays, Truthfully Told

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC  |  In early 1988, a young theater company got its first big break: a show at Lincoln Center. “We got very lucky,” Neil Pepe told Chelsea Now. “It really put us on the map.” Pepe was talking about “Boys’ Life,” the first of many milestones in the Atlantic Theater Company’s evolution, […]

Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony Returns to Chelsea

Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony Returns to Chelsea

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | A decades-old tradition honoring local veterans, long ago consigned to history, is coming back. On Veterans Day, the 10th Precinct Community Council will pay tribute to all Chelsea residents who have served their nation as members of the United States Armed Forces, while acknowledging the centenary observance of the start of […]

Talk & Reception with WWII Veteran Rick Carrier

Talk & Reception with WWII Veteran Rick Carrier

BY SCOTT STIFFLER | Hearing a first-person account of World War II’s decisive battle would be reason enough to attend this talk by U.S. Army Combat Engineer Rick Carrier — but like so many of the Greatest Generation, participation in D-Day wasn’t the only mark he left on history. After being among the first group […]