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Big Hair, Big Waves, Big Lives at DOC NYC 2022

Casa Susanna

New York’s biggest documentary film festival, DOC NYC, returns once again. Held throughout the city, DOC NYC runs November 9th to the 27th and also screens films online. The festival showcases feature length and short documentaries from around the world and all walks of life with more than 200 films and events.

The festival opens with Theater of Thought, from the legendary director Werner Herzog. Interviewing various scientists and specialists, Herzog delves into the world neuroscience and its implications on technology, human rights law, philosophy and more. Herzog will also be receiving DOC NYC’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Making its USA premiere is Maya and the Wave, from director Stephanie Johnes, which follows Brazilian big-wave surfer Maya Gabeira as she navigates the perils of mother nature and a male dominated sport. The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Stephanie Johnes and Maya Gabeira.

In Who Is Stan Smith?, director Danny Lee looks at the life of Tennis and sneaker icon, Stan Smith. With archival footage and interview, this documentary looks at the man, the humanitarian, and the fashion icon that is Stan Smith.

Casa Susanna from director Sébastien Lifshitz recounts how aLatino broadcaster and his wig-making wife created a cross-dresser’s haven in the Catskills during the 1950s and 60s.

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November  9 - 27, 2022

Multiple locations in NYC and Online


Art & Cinema in a Time of Turmoil: 1962 - 1964 at Jewish Museum, Film Forum, & Lincoln Center

Andy Warhol, Film still from Empire, 1964.16 mm film transferred to video (black and white, silent), 8 hrs. 5 min. at 16 fps. The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, © The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, a museum of Carnegie Institute. All rights reserved.

The Jewish Museum
is partnering with Film at Lincoln Center and The Film Forum as part of its New York: 1962 - 1964 exhibition. The Jewish Museum (1109 5th Ave &, E 92nd St) will feature work from Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, Lee Bontecou, Chryssa, Merce Cunningham, Jim Dine, Martha Edelheit, Melvin Edwards, Dan Flavin, Lee Friedlander, Nancy Grossman, and many more as part of it’s exhibition looking at a time when New York artists were reflecting on a pivotal moment in world history shaped by the Cold War, Civil Rights, and rapidly expanding consumerism. The exhibiton runs from July 22, 2022 to January 8, 2023.

At The Film Forum “1962…1963…1964” running July 22 to August 11 highlights 35 Hollywood classics,during a moment in movie history that saw the last gasps of the Hollywood studio system, including the best work of filmmakers Stanley Kubrick, David Lean, Federico Fellini and many others.

Featured films include: 

  • A Hard Day's Night
  • Dr. Strangelove
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Jules and Jim
  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
  • Cape Fear
  • Knife in the Water
  • Contempt
  • Cleopatra
  • Diary of a Chambermaid

And more!

Acting as the other side of the cinematic coin is New York, 1962–1964: Underground and Experimental Cinema at Film at Lincoln Center. Running July 29 to August 4, this series looks at the rise of alternative, challenging, and queer cinema from the likes of  Kenneth Anger, Shirley Clarke, the Kuchar Brothers, Marie Menken, Jonas Mekas, Carolee Schneemann, Jack Smith, Andy Warhol, and others. 

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New York: 1962 - 1964
July 22 - January 8, 2023

The Jewish Museum
1109 5th Ave &, E 92nd St
New York, 10128

July 22 - August 11, 2022

The Film Forum
209 W Houston Street
New York, NY 10014

New York, 1962–1964: Underground and Experimental Cinema
July 29 - August 4, 2022

Film at Lincoln Center Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center
144 West 65th Street
New York, NY 10023

Kim's Video Resurrected Within Manhattan Alamo Drafthouse


Before the corporate scourge of Blockbuster standardized video stores to be devoid of movies too subversive, queer, foreign, or just remotely interesting, independent video stores had their own curation and feel. And few video stores could hold a candle to Kim’s Video. Comprising several locations throughout the city (but mostly the East Village), Kim’s Video was one of the all time great video stores. It was the kind of place where Russ Meyer and Ingmar Bergman sat side by side, and you could strike up a conversation with the ne'er-do-wells that haunted the place about Kenneth Anger. The St. Mark's Place location, Mondo Kim's was down the block from where Joey Ramone lived. Despite having a collection of over 50,000 films, it wasn’t enough to keep the doors open and the original Kim’s Video closed in 2012 after 26 years in business, with the library of films being moved intact to the town of Salemi, Italy.

Now rising from the ashes, Kim’s Video is returning, complete with its gargantuan collection of films, at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lower Manhattan (28 Liberty Street, Suite SC301). The new Kim’s Video will have an invite-only grand reopening on March 31st, with a rare public appearance by Youngman Kim himself. Now that the collection of films is acquired by Alamo Drafthouse, the films shall also be available for rental from the theater.

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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Lower Manhattan
28 Liberty Street, Suite SC301
New York, NY 10005

Irish Music Comes Alive With Gregory Harrington in Concert

Located in Long Island City, The New York Irish Center (1040 Jackson Avenue) will be launching their new concert series, Ireland Live...From New York. Kicking the series off is an eclectic and intimate evening with musician Gregory Harrington. As he performs a mix of classics and new hits, he’ll be joined by highly-acclaimed musicians Brandon Lewis on drums, Eleanor Norton and Philip Sheegog on cello, the evening will journey from Bach to Miles Davis and Django Reinhardt to U2.

Gregory Harrington is one of Ireland’s most recognizable violinists. He is an international concert violinist and pedagogue who has performed all over the world as a soloist with many orchestras, and he has presented masterclasses in conservatories and universities around the globe. He has released 5 acclaimed albums and performed extensively in major concert halls across the world.

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Ireland Live...From New York: Gregory Harrington in Concert
November 10, 2021

1040 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101 

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