YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE takes us back to back to the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., when the world’s first salt-eating yeasts float in the brine of the primordial sea. The yeasts’ aging and tyrannical king is unwilling to confront the depletion of their saline food supply. But when the king’s son dares to venture where no yeast has ventured before, the course of existence is changed… forever! It premieres at the fifteenth annual New York International Fringe Festival, this August 12th – 28th, at the Ellen Stewart Theater at La Mama ETC (Venue #9) .
Gather the kiddies and come out to Pier 46 this Wednesday for a free screening of How to Train Your Dragon. Part of the Hudson River Park RiverFlicks series, the film is the story of "A hapless young Viking who aspires to hunt dragons becomes the unlikely friend of a young dragon himself, and learns there may be more to the creatures than he assumed."
Italy and America, opera and disco, gelato and heroin: Bertolucci's lush, lurid Luna ends the 1970s with equal parts tragedy and camp, one-upping even the director's own Last Tango in Paris for sheer provocation. Gorgeously photographed by Vittorio Storaro, this vibrant, perverse tale of a recently widowed American opera singer who begins a desperate, incestuous affair with her troubled, smack-addicted 15-year-old son, Luna ranks alongside Bertolucci's greatest films.
. Through August 2011, Lincoln Center Festival and Park Avenue Armory, in association with The Ohio State University, bring the Royal Shakespeare Company to New York City for an unprecedented six weeks of acclaimed Shakespeare repertoire. This engagement offers New York audiences a rare opportunity to witness the company’s highly flexible virtuosity, as the same repertory team puts on five very different plays: As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale, and Julius Caesar.
Screw lake houses and boats. New York is the place to be on the 4th of July. The City is the home of epic fireworks, even more epic skylines, and a world famous hot dog eating competition. Whether you’re watching Macy’s epic fireworks above the hudson river (beginning at approximately 9 p.m.), or heading to Coney Island for the wieners you’ll have a blast.
A fabulous lineup of new features and short films from around the world, plus special events, filmmaker Q&As, workshops, opening and closing parties, audience voting, the NYICFF Awards Ceremony, and more. All events are expected to sell out. Full lineup and a downloadable brochure are now available.
Casino O'Fortune Cookie Productions, the Eastern Seaboard's premier purveyors of pop-culture burlesque, return to the Joe's Pub stage on February Saturday 26th, with the funniest, sexiest striptease and variety tribute ever to two guys named John. They're two of the most influential and beloved moviemakers ever: between them they defined for a generation what it was to be scared, and what it meant to be a teenager.
Tania Katan reads from her outrageous and poignant bestselling memoir, My One Night Stand with Cancer, and talks frankly (and with humor!) about the challenges of sex during and after cancer treatment. This event is a fundraiser for Young Survival Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to helping women under 40 with breast cancer.