"Emerald City" - Encore Screening Wednesday Aug 16 6:00pm Meet n' Greet VIP Reception With NY Playwright & Director: Colin Broderick & Cast Members 7:00pm Film And Q&A With Director And Members of The Cast TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/227675785
The identity of the Irish worker in New York finds itself at an historic crossroads in Colin Broderick's first feature film. A crew of Irish construction workers in their late thirties/early forties, still trying to work hard and party hard, are starting to discover the reality of a life spent dodging adult responsibility. These likable but no longer fresh faced rogues who left Ireland in a closeted era of oppression and sectarian violence have spent their adult lives self medicating in a foreign city. It's time for a change and someone on the crew might just have the right idea.
Emerald City, made for just a hundred thousand dollars, is Broderick's homage to the millions working class Irish immigrants who have toiled in relative obscurity for the past three centuries, plying their skills to build the most remarkable skylines in the world. The film serves as both a testament to that lineage but more importantly as a way of marking what Broderick sees as a cultural shift away from Irish manual labor and the end of the irish immigrant construction identity as we have come it know it. Pat Mack's crew of loveable misfits may very well be the last of the Mohicans.
“Quatsch” (German For: Nonsense, Stupid And This Is Bullshit) 7:00pm Wed Aug 23rd Become A Kid Again Before The Summer Ends In The Spirit Of: Our Gang / The Little Rascals - Enjoy A LYAO Evening Of Popcorn & Candy!
Bollersville has got everything a village needs: a fire department and police department, a town hall, a windmill, a water tower and a steamship. It is the ultimate average town, with the ultimate average citizens. If it weren't for the Coati Gang, that is. The six preschoolers and their pet coati, with the help of their anything-but-average grandparents, are constantly inventing things and leaving chaos in their wake. When the Society for Consumer Research chooses Bollersville to test new products before they go on the market, the grownups are ecstatic. Afraid that the town will lose its testing privileges, the adults have all the grandparents put into an all old folk's home. The Coati Gang however, sick of eating spinach corn flakes and horribly missing their grandparents, decide they've had enough and take things into their own hands (and paws). What's the best way to turn average into exceptional? A world record of course! Their efforts are hilarious and turn the town upside-down.
Director: Veit Helmer was born in 1968 and has been making films since he was 14. He studied Directing at the University of Television & Film in Munich and co-produced A TRICK OF LIGHT by Wim Wenders. He became known for his offbeat short films which earned him more than 50 awards at numerous international film festivals. His features include TUVALU (1999), which was shown at 62 festivals and won over 30 awards, GATE TO HEAVEN (2003), ABSURDISTAN (2007), BAIKONUR (2011), and QUATSCH (2014).
Awards: Audience Award Zurich 2014, Emerald Star Award for Best Feature Film for a Children’s Audience Cinemagic Belfast 2014, Special Mention: Molodist for Kids 2014, Enfants Terribles Award Best Feature film (12 and under) Gijon 2014, Audience Award Juniorfest Plzn 2014
Beautifully Scary 7:00pm Wed August 30th A Documentary Film On Modern, Contemporary Classical Music In America Beautifully Scary explores the landscape of modern, contemporary classical music in America in the 20th century and beyond. The film highlights the founding and successive generations of composers representative of trends in modern classical music. Interviews with some of the most influential American composers will give the viewer a better sense of both the circumstances that shaped this tradition, and the creative visions that have emerged from it. The overall purpose is to bring greater attention to the innovative work being done, and it’s importance to the fabric of modern American culture. The film contains a short history of modern music in America, highlighting some of the great American composers (Ives, Copeland, Cage, Bernstein) through archival photos and film footage combined with short musical excerpts. This section also includes brief references to the earlier European influences (Wagner, Debussy, Schoenberg, Stravinsky). Using personal interviews, the composers talk about their lives and work that has helped contribute to the form. They also discuss their music, and the effect of their approaches to composition upon the contemporary music scene. The program includes several short excerpts from performances of works by several of the featured composers. The instrumental forces range from solo and small instrumental combinations, to full orchestra, showing the broad expressive range of this unique music. Beautifully Scary: Contemporary Music in America is a documentary film project developed in partnership between Rocky Mountain PBS (RMPBS), Beyond Definition Films, and director Russ Wiltse.
"NIGHT BIRD SONG: THE INCANDESCENT LIFE OF THOMAS CHAPIN" Fundraiser Ticket $25.00 6:00pm Leukemia Society VIP Fundraiser Party FREE Donor Registration Courtesy: Love, Hope Strength.org 7:00pm Film And Q&A With Director/Producer/Writer: Stephanie J. Castillo
Destined to be among the great jazz virtuosos, sax, flute master and
Connecticut Native: Thomas Chapin was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him at the age of 40.
This 90-min. music documentary presents the life and music of 90's jazz legend and Connecticut native Thomas Chapin who left us too soon.
Destined to be among the great jazz virtuosos, sax and flute master Thomas Chapin was nearing the pinnacle of his meteoric rise when leukemia took him at the age of 40. Decades later, his passionate life and incandescent music continue to inspire new generations of artists and musicians. The new documentary THOMAS CHAPIN, NIGHT BIRD SONG draws an intimate portrait of a musical explorer who transcended the boundaries of jazz and dissolved the distinctions between sound and music. Because of this film, he will no longer be only a footnote in jazz. His indelible mark on jazz will be known.
The Lost Village
In Greenwich Village there is Debt Slavery and prostitution at NYU due to high tuition and fees for students. NYU and other Land Lords are changing the character of the Bohemian Village due to outrageous rents and pass along real estate taxes.