Film Festival

A person walking through the destruction from a volcano.

DOC NYC Nov. 9-27

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No, your reviewer didn’t actually haul a sleeping bag into the IFC Center, Cinepolis Chelsea or the SVA Theatre (16 screens in total). And even if the most fanatic cinephiles had elected all-day, all-night viewing—cinema-crawling from lower 6th Avenue up to West 23rd Street and back, then home-viewing til dawn—they’d have missed some of the… Read more »

Boston Jewish Film Festival brings Hebrew Culture to Beantown

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The Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJF) runs from November 2-13. 17 films screened in person, and three days of virtual showings followed. The festival “celebrates the richness of the Jewish experience through film and media. Throughout the year, BJF engages and inspires the community to explore the full spectrum of Jewish life, values, and culture,” according to their website. Read More >>

60th New York Film Festival, September 30 to October 16, 2022

New York Film Festival, Sept.30-Oct.16

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Above is Nan Goldin’s photo that’s become the poster for this 60th NYFF.  Talk about a picture being worth a thousand words. It celebrates movies as they once were in the 1960s (and long before), when Irving Shulman’s 1947 The Amboy Dukes was the coming-of-age novel for NYC bonehead teens and wayward young adults. Youths… Read more »

Taiwan Film Festival of Boston: Crack and Light

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The fourth Boston Taiwanese Film Festival took place on October 1 and 2 at the AMC Boston Common 19. The Taiwanese Film Festival is a non-profit organization aimed at connecting Taiwan to the rest of the world through showcasing stories centered around growth, identity, discovery, and adventure, according to the festival’s website. Read More >>

Leonard Cohen Doffing his hat

Tribeca Festival June 8-20

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‘The city that never sleeps’ has awakened to two renamed institutions since the onset of Covid: The 92nd Street Y is now known as 92NY, signaling a momentous decision to begin streaming much of its top-drawer cultural programming to the world. And the former Tribeca Film Festival’s 22nd season of multiple events on a myriad… Read more »