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Dial M for Melissa: Movie Events of the Week – NYC – 10.17.11

Submitted by melissa on October 17, 2011 - 6:57am


 

Dial M for Melissa

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All events will be posted on my google calendar (below) and you can always check the links. Do you like it this way? Please let me know below!

SERIES

:::::: NEW THIS WEEK ::::::

OCTOBER 18TH-23RD
CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival
Chelsea Clearview Cinema, 260 West 23rd Street, New York, NY
Having gained a reputation over the past two decades for providing CMJ and New York audiences with the very best in breakthrough independent cinema, the festival has featured premieres and advance screenings of eventual box office smashes like Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Fight Club, Walk The Line, Borat, The Messenger and, most recently, 2010′s Love & Other Drugs.

OCTOBER 19TH-23RD
Architecture and Design Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
The festival will return to the Tribeca Cinemas in New York this October with a completely new selection of feature length films, documentaries and shorts. Plus, there will be lively discussions with filmmakers, architects, designers and other industry leaders on a variety of topics about the design process, architecture in film, and the brilliant designs we see and use every day.

OCTOBER 20TH-23RD
Dialogue of Cultures International Film Festival
FREE-SVA theatre All our screenings at the SvA Theatre are free of charge.Screenings are free by RSVP only. rsvp@dciff.net
$5-Quad Cinema, 34 W 13th St#B, New York, NY

DCIFF is the world’s first film festival dedicated to recent worldwide phenomenon: people in search of their identity. Its goal is to jumpstart a dialogue between cultures through the universal language of cinema. The festival itself is based on this international spirit. After its first edition in New York city (October 20-23, 2011), it will move to a different continent every year, with France and the UAE planed as its next locations.

OCTOBER 20TH-23RD
New York City Greek Film Festival
Museum of the Moving Image, 3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY
The fifth annual New York City Greek Film Festival opens with four days of programming at Museum of the Moving Image, and continues with screenings at the SVA Theatre in Manhattan from October 27–30. Despite an economic crisis that makes the financing of motion pictures particularly difficult, the Greek film industry is experiencing an exciting renaissance. Last year’s startling and provocative family drama Dogtooth earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film. The equally bold Attenberg, featured in the festival, is one of this year’s most critically acclaimed films. The festival offers New Yorkers the opportunity to discover some important emerging filmmakers. For more information, visit nycgreekfilmfestival.com.

:::::: CONTINUING THIS WEEK ::::::

OCTOBER 14TH-20TH
Forum Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
The annual Forum Film Festival offers you the unique opportunity to watch and discuss movies dealing with legal themes, with a box of popcorn in hand and surrounded by a large audience, most of whom are not lawyers, so you don’t need to know any legalese. Featuring an exciting mix of current blockbusters, classic favorites, documentaries, and independent movies over six nights, the Film Festivalilluminates the
legal system with all of its triumphs, failures, moral dilemmas, and dramatic moments.

OCTOBER 13TH - 23RD
Gotham Screen International Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, New York, NY
Pretty much what it says – a film festival and A screenplay contest. The GOTHAM SCREEN screenplay contest was launched in 2007 by a group of New York-based producers and production companies, to find up-and-coming screenwriting talent and great new stories. The contest was a great success, and several scripts have already been optioned for development and production. GOTHAM SCREEN decided to expand and add a film festival in 2008, and became the GSIFF International Film Festival.

OCTOBER 13TH - 17TH
Royal Flush Film Festival

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Since 2005, Royal Flush Festival has had a huge audience, rabid for the latest and best in independent film, underground art & rock and roll. Royal Flush Festivalis a NYC’S unique arts festival, acclaimed by the press for it’s eclectic choices and punk rock aesthetics. Held every year at New York’s famed Knitting Factory, the RFF is the most-excellent, anticipated & must-see event of the entire year!

OCTOBER 1ST - 31ST
Beneath the Earth Online Film Festival
Beneath the Earth is an online film festival that was created out of the idea that the Internet has given us new power to influence what content gets consumed and who gets noticed. We're already seeing it happen in music where musicians are discovered through the followings they create online. And now we'd like to see it happen for film and use this new-found power to shine the light on the little guy who's created something beautiful but hasn't been able to cut through the red Hollywood tape.

OCTOBER 1ST - NOVEMBER 2ND
BAMcinématek The Complete Vincente Minnelli
Few directors harnessed the explosive visual and emotional capacities of the widescreen, Technicolor frame as fully as Vincente Minnelli. A master stylist who honed his craft in the theater, Minnelli brought an eye for elaborate mise-en-scene and an intensity of feeling to some of the most spectacular films ever produced in Hollywood. This retrospective collects both the classic musicals that earned him his reputation, as well as the subversive and deeply personal melodramas that reveal the sensitive soul of one of cinema’s greatest artists.
Proudly presented in conjunction with the Festival del film Locarno.

OTHER SCREENINGS

Below is the Google calendar with all upcoming events. Please comment below if you're going to an event or if you know of something else happening!

 

Feature by Melissa Hanson.

Dial M for Melissa: Movie Events of the Weekend – NYC – 10.14.11

Submitted by melissa on October 14, 2011 - 8:16am


 

Dial M for Melissa

Dial M for Melissa

Five more festivals this weekend, making a total of ten this weekend!

All events will be posted on my google calendar (below) and you can always check the links. Do you like it this way? Please let me know below!

SERIES

:::::: NEW THIS WEEK ::::::
OCTOBER 14TH-16TH
Imagine Science Film Festival

Museum of the Moving Image, 3601 35th Ave, Astoria, NY
The Imagine Science Film Festival was founded by scientists as a showcase for compelling narratives that present accurate science. The festival, now in its fourth year, aims to transform the way science is portrayed in mainstream media while emphasizing the importance of storytelling, narrative structure, and visual communication.

OCTOBER 14TH-20TH
Forum Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
The annual Forum Film Festival offers you the unique opportunity to watch and discuss movies dealing with legal themes, with a box of popcorn in hand and surrounded by a large audience, most of whom are not lawyers, so you don’t need to know any legalese. Featuring an exciting mix of current blockbusters, classic favorites, documentaries, and independent movies over six nights, the Film Festivalilluminates the
legal system with all of its triumphs, failures, moral dilemmas, and dramatic moments.

OCTOBER 14TH-15TH
Sikh International Film Festival
1410 Broadway, Suite 301 New York, NY 10018
The Sikh Art & Film Foundation is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to creating awareness of and pride in the diversity, culture and history of the Sikhs, as well as the contributions of Sikhs in American society.

OCTOBER 14TH-16TH
Astoria LIC International Film Festival
eGarage - 44-02 23rd street, LIC, NY 11101
The Astoria/LIC Int'l. Film Festival will strive to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans, and will focus on offering great networking opportunities for its participants. This first annual film festival gives start to a great new tradition of promoting new and emerging voices in film, spoken word and art similar to the Tribeca and NYC Downtown Film Festivals.

OCTOBER 15TH-16TH
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series
Kumble Theater, Long Island University; NY 11201
This year’s Reel Sisters Film Festival will screen more than 25 films directed, produced or written by women of color from Brooklyn to Great Britain. The theme of the 14th Annual festival is: "From Cleopatra Jones to First Lady Michelle Obama: Exploring Feminism in Film & Media.” It will invoke a dynamic conversation on how women of color are portrayed and their contributions to expanding the definition of feminism in today’s society. Held from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2011 at the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts on Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, Reel Sisters concludes with a festive award ceremony and reception with live dance.

:::::: CONTINUING THIS WEEK ::::::
OCTOBER 13TH - 23RD
Gotham Screen International Film Festival
Tribeca Cinemas, New York, NY
Pretty much what it says – a film festival and A screenplay contest. The GOTHAM SCREEN screenplay contest was launched in 2007 by a group of New York-based producers and production companies, to find up-and-coming screenwriting talent and great new stories. The contest was a great success, and several scripts have already been optioned for development and production. GOTHAM SCREEN decided to expand and add a film festival in 2008, and became the GSIFF International Film Festival.

OCTOBER 13TH - 17TH
Royal Flush Film Festival

Knitting Factory, 361 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Since 2005, Royal Flush Festival has had a huge audience, rabid for the latest and best in independent film, underground art & rock and roll. Royal Flush Festivalis a NYC’S unique arts festival, acclaimed by the press for it’s eclectic choices and punk rock aesthetics. Held every year at New York’s famed Knitting Factory, the RFF is the most-excellent, anticipated & must-see event of the entire year!

OCTOBER 13TH - 16TH
New York Comic Con

Javits Center, New York, NY
New York Comic Con is the East Coast's biggest and most exciting popular culture convention. Our show floor plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. Our panels and autograph sessions give fans a chance to interact with their favorite creators. Our screening rooms feature sneak peeks at films and television shows months before they hit either big or small screens. And with dedicated professional hours, New York Comic Con is a market place, bringing together the major players in the entertainment industry. New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America and the only one that takes place in the comic book, publishing, media, and licensing capital of the world -- Gotham City.

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF Main Slate
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY

Since 1963, The New York Film Festival has continued to bring new and important cinematic works by filmmakers from around the world. The Festival includes Main Slate selections along with special events, panel discussions, the experimental film showcase Views from the Avant-Garde, and much more.
The New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Contributor, The Village Voice; Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Dennis Lim, Editor, Moving Image Source & Freelance Critic; and Todd McCarthy, Critic indieWire.

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF: Special Events
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
The 49th New York Film Festival will include more special screenings and events than ever before. From debuts to forums to industry dialogues, the Film Society of Lincoln Center can't wait to bring you a truly 360-degree view of the film world today. Stay tuned for even more additions to this exciting list of programs!

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF: Masterworks
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
The New York Film Festival is proud to present these pieces of cinematic history the way they were meant to be seen—on the big screen. From the classic to the rare, from the familiar to the long-lost, each of these masterpieces has been meticulously and beautifully restored to their full glory.
Ben-Hur, Invasion, The Gold Rush, We Can't Go Home Again, You Are Not I

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF: Celebrating Nikkatsu
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
“Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses” was organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with Nikkatsu Corporation, the Japan Foundation, and the National Film Center of Japan. This Centenary Celebration of Nikkatsu will be screened later this year at the Festival of 3 Continents in Nantes, France, as well as at the Cinémathèque Française.

SEPTEMBER 26TH - OCTOBER 16TH
Paley Doc Fest

Paley Center, 25 West 52 Street (between Fifth & Sixth Avenues), New York, NY 10019
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.

OCTOBER 1ST - 15TH
NYFF: Forums - some with online streaming
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
At this year's New York Film Festival we are excited to debut a series of forums and panels designed to give you unprecedented industry insight and intimate access to NYFF filmmakers. All events are FREE (on a space available basis) at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater unless otherwise noted. Additional events take place at the Apple Store, Upper West Side (1981 Broadway). Many of the forums will be available to watch online via Livestream.

OCTOBER 2ND - 16TH
HBO Films Directors Dialogues
Francesca Beale Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY

The popular HBO Films® Directors Dialogues returns to the New York Film Festival with a new home, the state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The Directors Dialogues pair a director with a journalist as they discuss the filmmaker’s career, views on their own approach to making movies as well as the current state of the art of filmmaking.

OCTOBER 1ST - 31ST
Beneath the Earth Online Film Festival
Beneath the Earth is an online film festival that was created out of the idea that the Internet has given us new power to influence what content gets consumed and who gets noticed. We're already seeing it happen in music where musicians are discovered through the followings they create online. And now we'd like to see it happen for film and use this new-found power to shine the light on the little guy who's created something beautiful but hasn't been able to cut through the red Hollywood tape.

OCTOBER 1ST - NOVEMBER 2ND
BAMcinématek The Complete Vincente Minnelli
Few directors harnessed the explosive visual and emotional capacities of the widescreen, Technicolor frame as fully as Vincente Minnelli. A master stylist who honed his craft in the theater, Minnelli brought an eye for elaborate mise-en-scene and an intensity of feeling to some of the most spectacular films ever produced in Hollywood. This retrospective collects both the classic musicals that earned him his reputation, as well as the subversive and deeply personal melodramas that reveal the sensitive soul of one of cinema’s greatest artists.
Proudly presented in conjunction with the Festival del film Locarno.
This week: Double Bill: Father of the Bride + Father's Little Dividend

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS Friday & Saturday

OTHER SCREENINGS

Below is the Google calendar with all upcoming events. Please comment below if you're going to an event or if you know of something else happening!

 

Feature by Melissa Hanson.

Dial M for Melissa: Movie Events of the Weekend - NYC - 10.7.11

Submitted by melissa on October 7, 2011 - 6:56am


 

Dial M for Melissa

All events will be posted on my google calendar (below) and you can always check the links. Do you like it this way? Please let me know below!

SERIES

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF Main Slate
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY

Since 1963, The New York Film Festival has continued to bring new and important cinematic works by filmmakers from around the world. The Festival includes Main Slate selections along with special events, panel discussions, the experimental film showcase Views from the Avant-Garde, and much more.
The New York Film Festival highlights the best in world cinema, featuring top films from celebrated filmmakers as well as fresh new talent. The selection committee, chaired by Peña also includes: Melissa Anderson, Contributor, The Village Voice; Scott Foundas, Associate  Program Director, The Film Society of Lincoln Center; Dennis Lim,  Editor, Moving Image Source & Freelance Critic; and Todd McCarthy, Critic indieWire.

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF: Special Events
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
The 49th New York Film Festival will include more special screenings and events than ever before.  From debuts to forums to industry dialogues, the Film Society of Lincoln Center can't wait to bring you a truly 360-degree view of the film world today.  Stay tuned for even more additions to this exciting list of programs!

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF: Masterworks
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
The New York Film Festival is proud to present these pieces of cinematic history the way they were meant to be seen—on the big screen.  From the classic to the rare, from the familiar to the long-lost, each of these masterpieces has been meticulously and beautifully restored to their full glory.
Ben-Hur, Invasion, The Gold Rush, We Can't Go Home Again, You Are Not I

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 16TH
NYFF: Celebrating Nikkatsu
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
“Velvet Bullets and Steel Kisses” was organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center with Nikkatsu Corporation, the Japan Foundation, and the National Film Center of Japan. This Centenary Celebration of Nikkatsu will be screened later this year at the Festival of 3 Continents in Nantes, France, as well as at the Cinémathèque Française.

OCTOBER 1ST - 15TH
NYFF: Forums - some with online streaming
Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY
At this year's New York Film Festival we are excited to debut a series of forums and panels designed to give you unprecedented industry insight and intimate access to NYFF filmmakers. All events are FREE (on a space available basis) at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center Amphitheater unless otherwise noted. Additional events take place at the Apple Store, Upper West Side (1981 Broadway). Many of the forums will be available to watch online via Livestream.

OCTOBER 2ND - 16TH
HBO Films Directors Dialogues
Francesca Beale Theater, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY

The popular HBO Films® Directors Dialogues returns to the New York Film Festival with a new home, the state-of-the-art Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The Directors Dialogues pair a director with a journalist as they discuss the filmmaker’s career, views on their own approach to making movies as well as the current state of the art of filmmaking.

SEPTEMBER 30TH - OCTOBER 13TH
The Last Picture Show
Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street, New York NY 10014

OCTOBER 1ST - 31ST
Beneath the Earth Online Film Festival
Beneath the Earth is an online film festival that was created out of the idea that the Internet has given us new power to influence what content gets consumed and who gets noticed. We're already seeing it happen in music where musicians are discovered through the followings they create online. And now we'd like to see it happen for film and use this new-found power to shine the light on the little guy who's created something beautiful but hasn't been able to cut through the red Hollywood tape.

OCTOBER 1ST - NOVEMBER 2ND
BAMcinématek The Complete Vincente Minnelli
Few directors harnessed the explosive visual and emotional capacities of the widescreen, Technicolor frame as fully as Vincente Minnelli. A master stylist who honed his craft in the theater, Minnelli brought an eye for elaborate mise-en-scene and an intensity of feeling to some of the most spectacular films ever produced in Hollywood. This retrospective collects both the classic musicals that earned him his reputation, as well as the subversive and deeply personal melodramas that reveal the sensitive soul of one of cinema’s greatest artists.
Proudly presented in conjunction with the Festival del film Locarno.
This week: Madame Bovary, An American in Paris, Lust for Life

MIDNIGHT SCREENINGS

OTHER SCREENINGS

Below is the Google calendar with all upcoming events. Please comment below if you're going to an event or if you know of something else happening!

 

Feature by Melissa Hanson.

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