Category: film

event musings: may 2012 storycode

May 2012 StoryCode Forum Guidestones and PunchDrunk Jay Ferguson, Colin Nightingale, Peter Higgin Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 7pm Film Society of Lincoln Center, Film Center Amphitheatre, 144 West 65th Street series page This particular evening I join a community “transmedia” folks to hear about telling stories in nontraditional ways. In particular, I’ve been drawn in to

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event musings: the standbys

2012 Tony Awards Film Series: The Standbys Stephanie Riggs, Merwin Foard, Ben Crawford, Aléna Watters Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 2pm The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street “We get paid for the groan.” (Aléna  Watters on the typical understudy theatre greeting.) “You insinuate yourself as seamlessly as possible.” (Merwin Foard) “Did you

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event musings: the legacy project: pioneering women producers

The Legacy Project: Pioneering Women Producers Presented by the League of Professional Theatre Women & CUNY Grad Center Monday, May 14, 2012  Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue event site  The women who precede us mark the lives we lead in ways we sometimes never discern.  In politics and

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event musings: assignment: china — the week that changed the world

Assignment: China — The Week that Changed the World Mike Chinoy and Steve Orlins Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 6pm NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, 1871 Broadway event site  Mike Chinoy is a senior fellow at the U.S.-China Institute at the University of Southern California, accomplished journalist, professor, author and now documentarian. Guests at the NYIT Auditorium

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event musings: judy: a legendary film career

92YTribeca: Judy: A Legendary Film Career John Fricke presents clips and history Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 12 noon 92YTribeca, 2000 Hudson Street (at Canal) event site  “People always expect me to be funny. I was never funny; the writers were funny! Do you know who was really funny? Judy Garland. Judy Garland was naturally

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event musings: oscar hammerstein ii — out of my dreams

Inside Media / Public Programs at the Paley Center for Media: Oscar Hammerstein II — Out of My Dreams Stephen Sondheim, Ted Chapin, and JoAnn Young Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 6:30pm The Paley Center for Media, 25 West 52nd Street event site  “Oklahoma has no particular message but it has a flavor that infects

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2011: excavation review

This is my first full calendar year as a resident of New York City and as a member of the Independent Theater Bloggers Association.  I continue to blather on about topics other than live performances on stage here (critics and dramaturgs in discussion, for example, or films of adored stars), but it is live theatre

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event musings: ruby slippers, body guards, little girls, and high tea

Afternoon Tea and viewing of a pair of Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Arabelle Restaurant, Hôtel Plaza Athénée, 37 East 64th Street Pre-auction viewing and tea, hosted by Profiles in History Monday, December 5, 2011, 4-6pm There is magic in the faded sequins and the scribbled wardrobe notes and the red painted soles.  And on this day, alerted

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film feature: my week with marilyn

My Week With Marilyn Women and Hollywood Screening December 1, 2011 Bryant Park Hotel, 40 West 40th Street production web site Think of the lot of ’em, and there are many of them — movies or plays that tell a story presented as fact or presented as fiction based on real events, capturing a star a

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film feature: funny girl (1968)

Funny Girl (1968) Film Society of Lincoln Center: Hollywood’s Jew Wave November 13, 2011 [2nd of two showings during the FSLC series] Francesca BealeTheater, Elinor Bunim Film Center, 144 West 65th Street event web site I attended a screening of Funny Girl for the first time during its first national release in 1968, armed with thorough knowledge

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