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October 2015
Free

Distant Attachments: Unsettling Contemporary Afghan Diasporic Art 

October 15, 2015 @ 6:00 PM - October 17, 2015 @ 6:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Thursday, October 15 – Saturday, October 17, 2015  each night from 6-9pm Distant Attachments: Unsettling Contemporary Afghan Diasporic Art is a three-day series of literary, visual, and performance art responding to the different relationships, connections, detachments, and dispositions one can have to “the homeland” in one’s creative work. The program is designed to critically engage with the question of what kinds of expectations and creative freedom does being called upon as a member of a diaspora place on artists, writers, and intellectuals. Distant Attachments will…

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$12

Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues at Margaret Mead Film Festival

October 24, 2015 @ 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Margaret Mead Film Festival,
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Both a celebration of the world’s languages and a call to action to preserve global linguistic diversity, Khonsay is a unique document: a motion poem written in 50 endangered languages, from Yiddish to Nuer (South Sudan) and Adnyamathanha (Australia). Compiled by the poet and activist Bob Holman, who calls it “a cento in film,” the work is tour de force of poetic styles and cinematic techniques, and its effect is at once delightful, melancholic, and mesmerizing. Purchase tickets here.

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December 2015
$10.00

New York’s Cartoon Roots: Winter Frolics

December 5, 2015 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Well before the major Golden Age Cartoon studios produced their famous films in Hollywood, a host of budding animators, directors, and production companies churned out hundreds of animated cartoons in New York City. Back in the silent and early sound eras of film, characters like Felix the Cat, Koko the Clown, Farmer Alfalfa, Mutt & Jeff, the original Tom & Jerry (humans; not the cat and mouse!) and many others dominated a budding art form and New York-bred industry that…

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April 2016
$11.49

Famous Nathan Screening and Q&A

April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Famous Nathan (U.S. 2014, 86 minutes)  chronicles the personal and public history of Nathan’s Famous of Coney Island, the iconic Brooklyn eatery and Coney Island institution created in 1916 by filmmaker Lloyd Handwerker’s grandfather Nathan Handwerker. The film debuted at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, was awarded Best Documentary Feature at the 2014 Coney Island Film Festival and the Audience Award at the 2015 Jewish Film Festival in Berlin. View the trailer for FAMOUS NATHAN here. Purchase tickets to the screening here.

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May 2016
$10.00

In Search of Finah Misa Kule US Premiere

May 14, 2016 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Maysles Cinema,
343 Lenox Ave
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Join us at the Maysles Cinema in Harlem for the US Premiere of In Search of Finah Misa Kule! In Search of Finah Misa Kule chronicles the quest of poet Kewulay Kamara to reconstitute an ancient epic handed down in his family. Kamara takes us back to his native Village of Dankawali in northeast Sierra Leone where the epic was written out by his father in the 1960s only to be destroyed when the village was razed during the recent Civil War in…

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October 2016

Manteo Marionettes – a Documentary Film and Lecture Demo

October 13, 2016 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Tony De Nonno takes people of all ages on an enlightening journey into the life and legacy of puppeteers Mike and Aida Manteo, their children and grandchildren, a family bound together by a Sicilian folk tradition that spans a century in New York.  Experience this enchanting vision of New York’s acclaimed Papa Manteo Sicilian Marionette Theater, first established on Catherine Street in Manhattan’s Little Italy in 1918, and featured in The Godfather.  From the beginning to the end of his presentation,…

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February 2017
Free

Bronx Rising! Black History Month Double-Header: Afro-Latino Identities

February 17, 2017 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Bronx Music Heritage Center,
1303 Louis Nine Blvd
Bronx, NY 10459 United States
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Bronx Rising! Double-Header February 17th & 18th! Two evenings celebrating Black History Month with an exploration of Afro-Latino identities in the Americas Friday, February 17th, 7pm @ Bronx Music Heritage Center Film screening of the powerful documentary Nana Dijo: Irresolute Radiography of Black Consciousness. A Q&A follows with co-director and multi-disciplinary artist, Bocafloja. The Irka Mateo Folk Quartet provides the music of the Dominican Republic and also showcases the figure of the “Palenquera,” the female maroons of San Basilio de Palenque,…

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October 2018
$5

Film Screening: One October

October 25, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Film Screening: One October Price: $5 Filmed in October 2008 on the eve of Obama’s historic election and an unprecedented economic crisis, this lyrical portrait of New York City follows WFMU radio reporter Clay Pigeon as he takes to the streets to talk to fellow New Yorkers about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with a transforming city. As part of what he calls a “radio experiment,” this transplanted Iowan roams the streets bearing a handheld recorder and a…

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Bronx Rising! Halloween: The Bicentennial of Frankenstein

October 27, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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Bronx Rising! Halloween: The Bicentennial of Frankenstein Doing up Halloween right with a celebration of Mary Shelley’s novel, ‘Frankenstein.’ 200 years young! With a screening of the 1931 classic film starring Boris Karloff. Bobby Sanabria & Project X will provide a live soundtrack combining jazz, Latin jazz, and funk. Our program opens with a discussion about the film’s influence and legacy, featuring Latin Horror expert Edwin Pagán, along with local authors April Grey and Richie Narvaez. Project X band members:…

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May 2019

Baile Con Mi Madre: Film Screening and Dance Party!

May 12, 2019 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
City Lore Gallery,
56 E. 1st Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
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FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! RSVP HERE Bring your mother to City Lore to celebrate the holiday with a conversation about family, tradition, and dance featuring filmmaker (aka City Lore social media manager) Eva Lia Pedriglieri and her mother Luisa Pedriglieri. Followed by a dance party inspired by the film. When else will you have a chance to dance with your mother? Baile con Mi Madre is a short documentary film in which Eva traces the roots and significance…

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