Category: film

film features: pigskin and singing

Pigskin Parade, Everybody Sing Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! July 30 & 31, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q Biographies of Garland and John Fricke’s informative and enthused introductions of Pigskin Parade (1936) and Everybody Sing (1938) remind us

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film features: short films and rarities

Short Films and Rarities Presented by John Fricke Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! July 29, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q As the first of two one-off events this Friday evening, John Fricke presents a series

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film feature: stay all night [preview]

Stay All Night [preview and discussion] Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! July 29, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q project web site: http://stayallnightthemovie.com/ Carnegie Hall, Sunday April 23, 1961.  Many call it the greatest event in show

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film features: barns, babes, and bands

Babes in Arms, Babes on Broadway, Strike Up the Band Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! July 28 & 29, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q Three of the four Garland-Rooney “put on a show” musicals that

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film feature: the clock

The Clock Film Events at the Walter Reade Theatre Judy Garland: All Singin’, All Dancin’, All Judy! July 26, 2011 [festival runs July 26-August 9, 2011] 165 West 65th Street event web site:  http://tinyurl.com/3f4yz2q [The Garland Immersion Effect this week has been profound.  Films each day and television screenings most middays and scarcely time to

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event musings: gay purr-ee: the obscurity factor screening

Gay Purr-ee: The Obscurity Factor Screening Clearview’s Chelsea Cinema 260 West 23rd Street Hosted by Brini Maxwell, with special guest John Fricke Monday, March 28, 2011 event blog post:  http://tinyurl.com/4vkgkwy After a meeting of dramaturgs and archivists at the New Amsterdam Theatre on 42nd Street, I hop a subway for a quick journey to 23rd street.

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athena film festival: mumblecore to nottage

Athena Film Festival: A Celebration of Women and Leadership February 10-13, 2011 (notes here reflect February 12 events) Barnard College http://athenafilmfestival.com/ I have been reading about the developing program for this inaugural outing of the Athena Film Festival since Fall 2010 on web sites and blogs such as “Women in Hollywood” http://blogs.indiewire.com/womenandhollywood/.  As it turns out, I am

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fink, pink and the plaza

Kay Thompson: From Funny Face to Eloise (and many additional ports of call).  I shall indulge in some ruminations about this amazing woman, this memoir published November 2010, and an event to celebrate all of it. Monday, November 8, 2010, 9:30 pm “Jim Caruso’s Cast Party” to focus on Thompson Birdland, 315 West 44th Street (between

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event musings: a lot of a little something extra at lincoln center

“Either you are or you aren’t — a Judy Garland fan that is.  And if you aren’t, forget about her new movie, I Could Go On Singing, and leave the discussion to us devotees…. You’ll see her in close up … in beautiful, glowing Technicolor and striking staging in a vibrant, vital performance that gets

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Round Up the Usual Suspects

In 1976, I was completely unaware that the location of my introduction to Casablanca (1942) was a theatre with an instrumental role in the post WWII “cult of Casablanca” history of the film. I was a freshman at Harvard College (in this era called Harvard-Radcliffe in its stutter-stepped morphing for the female students from Harvard-for-boys

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