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Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The mission of the New York Hell's Kitchen Film Festival
is twofold: one is to revitalize and bring attention to New York's Hell's
Kitchen as a community of artists and film enthusiasts by way of a digital film
festival at the Producer's Club which is located at the heart of Hell's Kitchen;
and two, to provide a fresh and exciting New York festival audience and setting
for independent filmmakers in America and around the world whose voices may
still be new, undiscovered or unheralded, creating invaluable exposure for works
that may have fallen through the cracks, are waiting to break through, or demand
further attention.

When: September 1-11
Where: Producer's Club, 358 W.44th St, New York, NY
Website:  www.newyorkhellskitchenfilmfestival.com

Get Tickets September 1: 2011 Forum Film Festival

Heads-up!  This year the screenings at the Forum on Law, Ethics & Culture Film Festival are $12-$15 each, with an overall pass available for $200. Quite a long way we've come from last year's online reservation no-charge system.  The opening night, where Too Big To Fail will screen at the HBO Theater, will feature Andrew Ross Sorkin. But really, the festival gets us talking about the sort of things we need to talk about: law, ethics, culture, etc. Half the fun is sticking around for the panel discussions with the special guests.

Ticket sales start September 1. Mark your calendars.

When:   October 14-20, 2011
Where:  Fordham University Law School (Lincoln Center), Premiere to be held at Time Warner Center HBO Theater
Website:  http://www.forumonlawcultureandsociety.org/film-festival/2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lincoln Center Met Opera Summer HD Festival Begins Tonight

Don't miss the Met's popular series of free outdoor opera screenings shown on the fa├žade of the Met in Lincoln Center. Hurricane Irene postponed the start of the festival by two days, but things finally kicked off. Some of the Met's most extraordinary stars perform in Live in HD favorites from previous seasons. 

Adams's Nixon in China
Wednesday, August 31, 7:45 pm

Bizet's Carmen
Thursday, September 1, 7:45 pm

Puccini's La Fanciulla del West
Friday, September 2, 8 pm

Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov
Saturday, September 3, 7:15 pm

Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
Sunday, September 4, 8 pm

Verdi's Don Carlo
Monday, September 5, 7:15 pm

The Metropolitan Opera Guild presents same-day, pre-screening lectures for each opera during the Summer HD Festival.

When: Now-September 5, 2011
Where: Lincoln Center Plaza
Website: www.metopera.org

Saturday, August 20, 2011

St. Francis "The Art of Brooklyn"

A film festival celebrating Brooklyn premieres tonight! The Art of Brooklyn festival takes place at Founders Hall at St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights. Being all about the ART of Brooklyn, there are local exhibits and local food and drink from local merchants. Pre-show receptions and After-show parties also feature local musicians. A great way to find some new local talent, at a reasonable price of $12 (online) or $15 (at door).

When: August 20th-27th, 2011
Where: St. Francis College Theater (180 Remsen St, Brooklyn)
Website: http://www.theartofbrooklyn.com

Friday, August 12, 2011

Downtown Dance Festival Starts This Weekend

For a free dose of culture head over to the Downtown Dance Festival every day from August 13-20 at various areas near Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan. Kicking off Saturday & Sunday and featuring modern and international dance performances, the festival should provide an interesting and light mix of enjoyable dance to enjoy.  Don't miss the talented teenage dancers from Dancewave Company, who kick off each of the first two days' performances this weekend.  

When: August 13-20, 2011 (check website for daily hours of performance)
Where: The Lawn at Battery Park, adjacent to State Street at Pearl Street (See website for directions); One New York Plaza (Whitehall & Water Streets, see website for directions)