Posts Tagged: New York

TIFF – ‘I Called Him Morgan’

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Jazz Archaeology I Called Him Morgan Dir. Kasper Collin, Sweden, 2016, 91 minutes At the Toronto International Film Festival 

Abbas Kiarostami Remembered in NY

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A Poet of Images Abbas Kiarostami, the great Iranian filmmaker, photographer and poet, died July 4th in Paris. Kiarostami was 76, and news that has emerged belatedly suggests that his death was the… More ›

Mizoguchi’s ‘Chrysanthemum’

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Family Is Theater in Period Drama from 1939 The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum Dir. Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1939, 141 minutes

Yoram Kaniuk – Rest in Conflict

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Yoram Kaniuk  1930-2013 The Israeli writer Yoram Kaniuk died last week. He was 83. Born in Tel Aviv, son of the first director of the Tel Aviv Museum, Kaniuk experienced Palestine during and after… More ›

Armory Show – The Movies

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This year’s Armory Show is short on video. My explanation is that videos are hard to sell, and harder to get the friends whom you’re trying to impress to watch. There’s also the risk that the… More ›

Rendez-Vous – This Year’s Regime

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Don’t Miss Depardon Doc — Rendez-Vous with French Cinema There is a new socialist running France these days. Francois Hollande defeated the far more cinematic short guy who married the… More ›

AIDS — The Early Plague Years

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Occupy, the Prequel — How To Survive a Plague — David France, USA, 2012, 109 minutes (IFC Films)

That Poster Is a Moving Picture – Cooper Hewitt

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Graphic Design: Now in Production At the Cooper Hewitt  National Design Museum Governor’s Island, New York  – through September 3 (free admission, free ferry from Manhattan)