Thursday, July 20, 2017

MAY IT LAST May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers - Official Trailer - Oscilloscope Laboratories

ONE NIGHT ONLY .... one of my favorite bands (ok so I am a hippie-gay-hillbilly sometimes )  and hope you will be with me watching the AVETT Brothers doc!

Here is where you look to see if it is playing on Sept 12th . in your home town ... and how to buy tickets

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

WOW STEP | Official Trailer | FOX Searchlight

Yes BLACK LIVES MATTERS .. and so do the act of mentoring, giving hope and meaning, showing the power of study and discipline to give meaning to a girl's life.  This film was the buzz hit of Sundance 2017. The appearance of the subjects in performance was an unforgettable moment in the Park City's snow capped mountains. TOGETHER WE CAN be their mantra ... and is mine in this dark moment of politics Culture ia revolutionary tool. Dance is one of the major heartbeat pumps we have. It is free to use. Everybody now,  MOVE! 

Friday, July 7, 2017

WOW Dunkirk is in 70 mm THAT IS BIG .and the MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE is thinjing BIGH

WOW Dunkirk is in 70 mm  THAT IS BIG !and it sneaks at of the moving image on July19...and starting in August MoMI steps and shouts STOP WATCHING FILMS )N YOUR CELL PHONE ...see these films as the filmmaker intended you to watch their work .. Laurence of Arabia , Pink Flood and .....


July 19–August 27, 2017

useum of the Moving Image will present its popular summer series See It Big! 70mm
, featuring nine classic and contemporary films that will be projected in 70mm in the Museum’s majestic Sumner M. Redstone Theater, July 19 through August 27. The series opens on Wednesday, July 19, with a preview screening of Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan’s eagerly awaited epic action thriller featuring an ensemble cast which includes Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, and Harry Styles, courtesy of Warner Bros. The series continues in August with the perennial favorite Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey, a film that partly inspired the architectural design of the Museum’s Redstone Theater; followed by a new print of Lawrence of Arabia; Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s The Dark Crystal; Nolan’s sci-fi thriller InterstellarPatton, featuring the iconic performance by George C. Scott; and the cult music film Pink Floyd: The Wall.  

Of special note are two very rare Soviet films by Yuliya Solntseva
The Story of the Flaming Years (1961), for which Solntseva became the first woman to win the Best Director Prize at Cannes (an honor not repeated by a woman until Sofia Coppola this year with The Beguiled), and The Enchanted Desna (1964). Together with Poem of an Inland Sea(1958, presented in 35mm), these films are part of a  trilogy by Solntseva—the unsung actress, director, and 
long-time collaborator of fellow Ukrainian filmmaker Alexander Dovzhenko to whom she was married—screening at the Museum. 
The full schedule is

. With the exception of Dunkirk, tickets are $15 ($5 Museum members at Standard through MoMI Kids Premium levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). Advance tickets are available online. 

See It Big! is an ongoing series organized by Reverse Shot editors Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, Chief Curator David Schwartz, and Associate Film Curator Eric Hynes.

SCHEDULE FOR ‘SEE IT BIG! 70MM,’ JULY 19–AUGUST 27, 2017All screenings take place in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater at Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue in Astoria, New York. Tickets for See It Big! The 70mm Show are $15 ($5 for Museum members at the Standar, Film Lover, and Kids Premium levels, free for Silver Screen members and above). Advance tickets are available online at
. Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum’s galleries.

Dunkirk (in 70mm)
Dir. Christopher Nolan. 2017, 106 mins. 70mm print courtesy Warner Bros. The visionary director Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated new film is an epic action thriller that opens with hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in. With a remarkable ensemble cast featuring Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Harry Styles, James D’Arcy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, and Tom Glynn-Carney, Dunkirk was photographed on IMAX and 65mm film and will be presented in glorious 70mm.
TICKETS: $25 / $18.75 Museum members/Free for Silver Screen members and above.

2001: A Space OdysseyFRIDAY, AUGUST 4, 7:00 P.M.
Dir. Stanley Kubrick. 1968, 149 mins. (plus intermission). 70mm. With Keir Dullea. As brilliantly engineered as the space program itself, Stanley Kubrick’s mysterious and profound epic—“the ultimate trip”—is about nothing less than the beauty and the banality of civilization, blending cool satire, an elaborate vision of the future, and passages of avant-garde cinematic inventiveness. 

Lawrence of Arabia
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 6:00 P.M.
Dir. David Lean. 1962, 227 mins. (plus intermission). 70mm. With Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn. The apex of David Lean’s magnificent career was this unparalleled spectacle which won seven Oscars, including Best Picture, and rocketed Peter O’Toole to stardom as real-life adventurer T. E. Lawrence, a former British officer whose expedition to Cairo in 1916 leads him to side with the Arabs against the Turks, eventually organizing his own guerrilla army. With its overwhelming widescreen desert vistas, this is one of cinema’s most transporting experiences.

PattonSATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2:00 P.M.
Dir. Franklin J. Schaffner. 1970, 172 mins. 70mm. With George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Steven Young. George C. Scott’s enthralling performance as the brazen titular character is one of the most riveting depictions of a real-life army officer in film history, transforming George Smith Patton, Jr. into a household name and American hero. The film’s opening scene, Patton’s speech in front of an enormous American flag, was an instant classic, with the direction and cinematography emphasizing the intensity of Patton’s patriotism. Bolstered by a tight and pungent script by Francis Ford Coppola, Patton is considered to be one of the best war—and biographical–films of all time.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 3:00 P.M.
Dir. Christopher Nolan. 2014, 169 mins. 70mm. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain. Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a stunningly realized science-fiction epic set in a near future where environmental problems have rendered the Earth uninhabitable, and scientists are planning to transport the population to a new planet via a wormhole. With philosophical, cinematic, and narrative ambition reminiscent of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space OdysseyInterstellar is an immersive and exhilarating film experience that captures Nolan’s love for large-format celluloid film.

The Dark Crystal
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 2:00 P.M.
Dirs. Jim Henson, Frank Oz. 1982, 93 mins. 70mm. With Kathy Mullen, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire. On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of visual astonishment rarely equaled in fantasy filmmaking.

Pink Floyd: The WallSATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 7:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 7:00 P.M.
Dir. Alan Parker. 1982, 95 mins. 70mm. With Bob Geldof, Christine Hargreaves, James Laurenson. Caught in physical and social isolation, a hampered and troubled rock star descends into madness. Adapted from the critically acclaimed hit album of the same name, Alan Parker’s Pink Floyd: The Wall has become a cult landmark in its own right. Parker’s indelible surrealistic imagery synthesizes with Pink Floyd’s anthemic and evocative music to create a frenetic, visceral experience.

The Story of the Flaming Years
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 4:30 P.M.
Dir. Yuliya Solntseva. U.S.S.R., 1961, 91 mins. 70mm
 print courtesy of Gosfilmofond. With Boris Andreyev, Sergey Petrov, Antonina Bogdanova. In 1941, German troops invade Russia and a young Soviet, Ivan Orlyukov, begins a deathly campaign to expel the Germans. Solntseva’s poetic and sumptuously lyrical war film The Story of the Flaming Years garnered her the Best Director Award at Cannes Film Festival the year of its release, the first win for a female director. No woman would win that award again until Sofia Coppola, with The Beguiled at this year’s Festival.

The Enchanted Desna
SUNDAY, AUGUST 27, 7:00 P.M.
Dir. Yuliya Solntseva. U.S.S.R., 1964
, 82 mins. 70mm print courtesy of GosfilmofondWith Boris Andreyev, Evgeniy Bondarenko. The Enchanted Desna won the Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastián Film Festival. A long-forgotten Soviet classic, Desna tells the tale of a writer who reminisces of his childhood village. Imaginative and stunning, Desna was described by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum as among the most ravishingly beautiful and poetic spectacles ever made.”

And teh musien .

Friday, June 16, 2017

TONIGHT: HRWFF: Lincoln Center 9PM . No Dress Code Required (Trailer)

It is one thing to fight for the same-sex marriage in the US, but in a historically very Catholic country like Mexico ... it is a different kind of fight ... so yes this FILM adds to the canon of films that document the fight to marry by same-sex couples 

Monday, June 12, 2017

How homophobia in her own family and from her record company president led to self -destructive behavior and destroyed through drug addiction a brilliant talent

A sad but true story ...and Nick Bloomfield once again has the courage of a documentary filmmaker to look for the truth..opens in UK June 16 ...soon in the US... I remember well the street talk and the reality of her launch,...

Monday, May 8, 2017

Why we love Lincoln Center Film Society Film Lives Everywhere | Trailer w/ Acnes Varda, Avs D=uvanay

A People's' victory that most people thought was impossible is a template for how to take back our country and restore the US Constitution

Freedom to Marry  In some radical circles, the Right to Marry is dished. In some political circles ownership of this history-changing victory for same-sex couples is claimed as one organization's victory. (HRC) . I watched the whole battle from beginning to end. I  remember at the very first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front on the third night of the Stonewall Rebellion when we polled the 150 people who showed up by asking each of them what they wanted.  A talisman was passed around  from person to person, like in Native American tradition and in the emerging feminist movement,  This was done to give a person the courage to break the silence of oppression. People finally in finding their voices said over and over again "I want to be able to hold the hand of the person love in public."want to be able to marry the person I love." I remember we hoped they would say:  We want a revolution in our lifetime.  But we heard what they wanted was to have their love acknowledged. We had to figure out how this desire in fact was a revolutionary act.  I remember Evan Wolfson choosing to make his life word making this desire acceptable.  Many, many people straight and gay and lesbian worked together to change the public perception of same-sex love. No one in my view deserves more credit than Evan Wolfson.You will understand why after you see this documentary. It will be available digitally in June

When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the right of same sex couples of marry, it changed everything for Lesbian and Gay people eveywherer

Freedom to Marry  In some radical circles, the Right to Marry is dished. In some political circles ownership of this history-changing victory for same-sex couples is claimed as one organization's victory. (HRC) . I watched the whole battle from beginning to end. I  remember at the very first meeting of the Gay Liberation Front on the third night of the Stonewall Rebellion when we polled the 150 people who showed up by asking each of them what they wanted.  A talisman was passed arou9nd  from person to person, like in Native American tradition and in the emerging feminist movement,  to give courage and to break the silence of oppression. People finally finding their voices said over and over again "I want to be abe to hold the hand of the person love in public."I want to be able to marry the person I love." I remember we hoped they would say:  we want a revolution in our lifetime.  But we heard what they wanted was to have their love acknowledged. We had to figure out how this desire in fact twas a revolutionary act.  I remember Even Wolfson choosing to make his life word making this desire acceptable.  Many, many people straight and gay and lesbian worked together to change the public perception of same-sex love. No one in my view deserves more credit than Evan Wolfson.You will understand why after you see this documentary. It will be available digitally in June

History repeats itself : we need a new exorcism,THE FUGS - "Exorcism of the White House" (2017, Official Video)

History repeats itself. Back we go ...

Monday, May 1, 2017

Where fo you stand on Freedom of Speech ? The "Stunning Fragility" & Vindictive Political Correctness of Today's ...

ALERT Political Correctness on Campus  Personally: I have never picketed a show or event or book etc that I have not seen or read first. I believe in the right to protest but I draw the line and stopping a person from speaking,  As someone who has personally been removed from speaking because a small group protested despite never engaging me personally nor confirming the facts they read on the internet or the gossip spread person to person. I know very well how this feels and strongly object to it.  Here two smart people discuss the rise on college campuses of politically correct speech and the shutting down of the so-called market place of ideas.   This conversation is a good jumping off place to talk about this subject. pleasae watc and share 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

TRIBECA ALERT:  Facebooklive will make available on Tribeca's Facebook page these live events .. so those of you not in NYC can be "there" too... Nothing replaces being present live during the actual inter-active sessions where you can ask question etc... but this is sure better than missing it completely. I suggest you have a tissue in your hand because you may start drooling when you read the list of sessions that will be live-streamed  ,, PLEASE READ and SHARE

The talks are available exclusively via Facebook Live on the Tribeca Film Festival Facebook page at The Tribeca Film Festival/Facebook Live schedule follows. Please check for real-time additions throughout the Festival.

All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time

Thursday, April 20
7:00 PMGenius (National Geographic) – New Television Series World Premiere, Talk with Creators and Cast
Join the conversation from one of the most highly anticipated upcoming television series, Genius, about the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century - Albert Einstein.  Director and executive producer Ron Howard, executive producers Brian Grazer and Gigi Pritzker, show-runner Ken Biller, and cast members Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Emily Watson, and Samantha Colley all join a talk moderated by People’s editor-in-chief, Jess Cagle.  

Thursday, April 20
9:00 PM: Bowling for Columbine – Retrospective Talk with Director Michael Moore on the timeliness of the film today
Michael Moore takes the stage with award-winning documentarian D.A. Pennebaker on the 18th anniversary of the devastating mass shooting at Columbine High School, and 15th anniversary of Bowling for Columbine’s release, which won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary. In the current moment of frequent mass shootings and ongoing legislative battles, Moore’s confrontational documentary remains relevant as ever. 

Friday, April 21
7:00 PMThe Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu) – New Television Series World Premiere Talk with Creators and Cast
What is it like to be part of one of the most talked about new series? Join executive producers Bruce Miller, Warren Littlefield, Reed Morano  and cast members Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, O.T. Fagbenle and Max Minghella in a can’t miss conversation. Moderated by editor-in-chief for Elle magazine, Robbie Myers.

Saturday, April 22
9:30 PMHouse of Z – World Premiere Documentary Talk with Director Sandy Chronopoulos, the film’s subject Zac Posenand André Leon Talley
A must see for fashionistas of all ages, Tribeca opens up the conversation with director Sandy Chronopoulosthe film’s subject Zac Posen, and fashion editor André Leon Talley about the world premiere documentary House of Z Zac Posen rocketed to fashion stardom at a young age with his unique design aesthetic and charismatic presence, becoming one the most recognizable faces in the business today. But like any journey to great success it hasn't come without cost.

Sunday, April 23
3:35 PM - Copwatch (World Premiere Documentary Competition Q&A with Director Camilla Hall)
Copwatch is the true story of We Copwatch, an organization that films police activity as a non-violent form of protest and deterrent to police brutality.  In her feature film debut, director Camilla Hall crafts an intriguing and timely profile of citizen-journalist-activists- including Ramsey Orta who filmed Eric Garner’s fatal arrest- who seek to disrupt the ever-present challenge of police violence.

Sunday, April 23
4:45 PM: Basketball Great Kobe Bryant and Animator Glen Keane with Michael Strahan 
(Tribeca Talks: Storytellers)
Basketball great Kobe Bryant collaborated with visionary animator Glen Keane on an animated short film Dear Basketball,  that explores what it is like to say goodbye to something you love. In an onstage conversation led by Hall of Famer, NFL analyst on Fox and co-host of Good Morning America, Michael Strahan, Bryant and Keane focus on what story means to them and what it is like to truly step out of your own lane.

Sunday, April 23
9:00 PM – The Clapper (World Premiere Spotlight Narrative Movie Q&A with Writer/Director Dito Montiel)
Writer and Director Dito Montiel (Boulevard, Tribeca ‘14) discusses The Clapper, a heartfelt comedy starring Ed Helms stars as Eddie Krumble, a professional audience member who gains unwanted notoriety when a late-night talk show turns his life into a national obsession, threatening his budding relationship with gas station attendant Judy (Amanda Seyfried). Also featuring Tracy Morgan, Adam Levine, Russell Peters, PJ Byrne, and appearances from Rob Gronkowski, Mark Cuban and the late Alan Thicke.

Tuesday, April 25
6:00 PM: Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Talk with America Ferrera 
(Tribeca Talks: Storytellers)
Initially discovered for her original voice in breakout film Tiny FurnitureLena Dunham has since gone on to win a Golden Globe for her performance in Girls, which was created by Dunham and is helmed by Jenni Konner, whose other work includes the series Help Me Help You. The duo also co-founded the media brand Lenny, home of the feminist weekly newsletter Lenny Letter ( In a can’t miss conversation with America Ferrera, Dunham and Konner will discuss Girls, the industry, and the highs and lows of their careers. 

Tuesday, April 25
8:00 PM:Crypt TV’s Monster Madness, A N.O.W. (New Online Work) Special Screening
Every wonder what it is like to work as a “scaremaker” on some of the most stunningly terrifying horror shorts? Then don’t miss the conversation with filmmaker Eli Roth, Crypt TV Chief Content Officer, Kate Krantz, and Crypt TV’s Monster Madness filmmakers Gabriel Younes, Anthony Melton, and Ben Franklin, moderated by Crypt TV CEO & Co-Founder, Jack Davis.

Wednesday, April 26
6:45 PMAnother Period (Comedy Central) – Season 3 World Premiere Talk with Creators and Cast
What’s it like working on an outrageous comedy set in the early 1900s? Find out first-hand during a conversation with creators, writers, and stars Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome, and cast members Paget Brewster and Brett Gelman about the Comedy Central hit, which follows the insanely decadent and outrageous life of the Bellacourt sisters. Moderated by editor for New York Magazine and Vulture, Stacey Wilson Hunt. 
Saturday, April 29
8:10 PM: Closing Night The Godfather and The Godfather Part II Discussion
Join Tribeca live from famed Radio City Music Hall for a sold out discussion for the 45th anniversary of The Godfather with Academy Award®-winning director Francis Ford Coppola and actors Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, and Robert De Niro, moderated by director Taylor Hackford. The talk follows an epic back-to-back 45th anniversary screenings of The Godfather and The Godfather: Part II

Sunday, April 30
6:30 PMEpisodes (Showtime) – Final Season World Premiere Talk with Creators and Cast

Monday, March 27, 2017

ALERT: JT LeRoy well actual author herself IS COMING TO THE NEW S litteray gayCHOOL.. the best litary scam ot the 20th century she got stonned by the gay literary s

ALERT to all the JT LeRoy fans. A doc that I put into my top ten docs of 2016 is haveing a screening at the New School,,, and the actual author will be present as the way when this was shown at Sundance  

6P New School 66 W. 12th Rm 404 Jeff Feuerzeig's Author: The JT LeRoy Story
[Documentary] 110m followed by Q&A w/Laura Albert [JT Leroy]
Note: Website says Rm 510

and here is the quite amazing post-screening Q&A at Sundance .. please see and then let's talk,

Here is a snippet for Sundance, have more ..will try to find it 

and hee from San Francisco Film Festival .. Laura's hometown