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UPCOMING FILMS

SCREENING OF Breslin and Hamill, Deadline Artists

SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill’s brilliant, honest and courageous writing defined New York City journalism. For five decades, these colorful columnists and longtime friends spoke for ordinary people and brought passion, wit and literary merit to their reporting on their city and nation. Their writings probed issues of race, class and the practice of journalism that resonate powerfully today.d literary merit to their reporting on their city and nation. Their writings probed issues of race, class and the practice of journalism that resonate powerfully today.

Following the screening, we will enjoy a Q & A with Producer and Obama biographer Jonathan Alter, in conversation with Paul Savage.

SCREENING OF FINDING VIVIAN MAIER / WINTER PICNIC

SATURDAY, JUNE 29TH, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Finding Vivian Maier

Directed by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Description: The life and work of career nanny Vivian Maier and her amazing collection of 100,000 photographs. By all accounts, Vivian Maier was an unassuming nanny. But the photos she took that were found only after her death reveal her artistic genius.

Bring a brown bag or picnic basket and some drinks and stay after the film. Dine at our orange tables in the front gallery, and talk about the film with fellow humans.

2019 PAST FILMS

CAPTURING GRACE

SATURDAY, MARCH 9TH, 2019 – 2:00 PM

Description: Capturing Grace is a story about two realms. One is occupied by some of the most acclaimed modern dancers in the world. The other is inhabited by a group of people with Parkinson’s disease. This film is about what happens when those worlds intersect.

Following the screening, Dance for PD founding teacher and program director David Leventhal from the Mark Morris Dance Group in Brooklyn will discuss the making of Capturing Grace and the intersection of dance and Parkinson’s more broadly. After taking questions from the audience, David will lead a brief, interactive dance activity to wrap up the event.

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING – THE WATCHMAKER

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD, 2019 – 7:30 PM

 Film #1

The Price of Everything

Directed by Nathaniel Kahn

Description:  With unprecedented access to pivotal artists and the white-hot market surrounding them, The Price of Everything dives deep into the contemporary art world, holding a mirror up to our values and our times — where everything can be bought and sold.

 Film #2

The Watchmaker

Directed by Marie-Cécile Embleton

Description: A poetic portrait of an Iranian watchmaker, whose philosophical musings on craft invite us to reflect on how we engage with time in a fast-paced world. Moving between his colorful pared-down home and the streets and windswept marshes of East London, we discover the horologist’s ascetic and beautiful private world.

THE CHALKBOARD CHRONICLES

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH, 2019 – 6:00 PM

Description: 

The Chalkboard Chronicles is a documentary film about a curated art show, which occurred in 1997 in Soho, NYC.

Artist Tom Judd assembled a team of established as well as up-and-coming artists. He created a game where the rules were very simple.

Tom hung 3 chalkboards in the gallery front window of TZ Art at Grand and Wooster Streets. The entire show would be up for 4 weeks. Each week, 3 artists would show up and start work. They each got a chalkboard and some chalk. What they did with those materials was entirely up to them.

SCREENING OF TWO FILMS FOLLOWED BY WINTER PICNIC

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH, 2019 – 7:00 PM

 

Film #1

James Castle: Portrait of an Artist

Directed by Jeffrey Wolf

Description: Born deaf in 1899 in rural Idaho -only nine years after that frontier territory was admitted to the Union- James Castle mined the local landscape of his family’s homesteads and his own deeply private world to produce an astonishing body of drawings, collages, and constructions which eventually gained worldwide recognition.

 

Film #2

Outsider: The Life and Art of Judith Scott

Directed by Betsy Bayha

Short Description:

Judith Scott, a deaf woman with Down syndrome, is rescued from an institution by her sister and spends the rest of her life creating objects.

Bring a brown bag or picnic basket and some drinks and stay after the film. Dine at our orange tables in the front gallery, and talk about the film with fellow humans.

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