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.
The New York Jewish Film Festival (NYJFF) is a preeminent showcase for world cinema that investigates, records, and celebrates the Jewish experience. A collaboration between The Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, The New York Jewish Film Festival presents a diverse program of narrative features, documentaries, and short films, including world, United States, and New York premieres.
Cure that holiday hangover and ease your way into the New Year with the first Comedy Below Canal of 2011! On Thursday January 13th line-up of our faves hits the stage this week including Chuck Nice (Best Week Ever), Costaki Economopoulos (The Economonologue), Dave Hill (Dave Hill Explosion) and more.
Director Vicki Abeles turns the personal political, igniting a national conversation in her new documentary about the pressures faced by American school children and their teachers in a system and culture obsessed with the illusion of achievement, competition and the pressure to perform. Check it out Thursday, January 13 at the 92Y in Tribeca!
Under the Radar is an annual theater festival that spotlights international artists ranging from emerging talents to masters in the field. The festival is a wild mix of works by ensembles, solo artists, writers, and creators. The ultimate go al of UTR is to offer a crash course in theater that is exciting, independent, and experimental, created by some of the most dynamic artists working today. Running from January 5th through the 15th.
Take a trip to the 92y foran evening of laughter and merriment at this extra festive, yet non-denominational, edition of Comedy Below Canal™. Featuring a line up of comedians including Elon James White (Countdown with Keith Olbermann) ,Rachel Feinstein (Last Comic Standing finalist), Todd Barry (Bored to Death, Flight of the Conchords, The Wrestler) and more.
For one week only (December 15 – 21) at the Film Forum you can watch the meteoric rise and fall of Jean-Michel Basquiat, born 1960. In the crime-ridden NYC of the 1970s, he covers the city with the graffiti tag SAMO. In 1981 he puts paint on canvas for the first time, and by 1983 he is an artist with “rock star status.” In 1985 he and Andy Warhol become close friends and painting collaborators, but they part ways and Warhol dies suddenly in 1987. Basquiat’s heroin addiction worsens, and he dies of an overdose in 1988. The artist was 25 years old at the height of his career, and today his canvases sell for more than a million dollars.