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DOC NYC Film Festival Nov. 11-19 – Critic’s Choices

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Consider for a moment what’s been recently showing in two very different movie-going Americas. On Oct. 30 The New York Times reported that the Park Plaza Cinema in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, had just opened Liam Neeson in Honest Thief to 72 patrons. “It was the largest single-day attendance the independently owned five-screen theater… Read more »

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New York Film Festival – Critic’s Choices

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2020 New York Film Festival – For the first time in its 58 year history, Manhattan’s NYFF wasn’t shown in its  Lincoln Center home.  Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw watched it all online, reviewing his favorite narrative dramas, documentary features, and outstanding shorts.

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One Giant Leap for Mankind

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For the last 13 years, Scott Turner Schofield has been touring his live one-man show entitled Becoming a Man in 127 Easy Steps. The performance is structured around 127 stories Schofield has as part of his routine, but the order to which the stories are told is entirely up to the audience. As they shout… Read more »

grid of scenes from films at the 58th Annual New York Film Festival

The 58th annual New York Film Festival Starts September 17

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Film at Lincoln Center recently announced the 25 films that comprise the Main Slate of the 58th New York Film Festival, which will run from September 17 – October 11. The festival has an expanded schedule  in order to provide additional access to the festival via drive-in screenings at The Brooklyn Army Terminal and Queens… Read more »

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Finding Your Superpowers and Reclaiming Your Identity

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Bakla is a short film written, directed, and starring Brandon English. Bakla had its premiere at the 2020 New Filmmakers LA Film Festival and is currently making its way across the virtual film festival circuit. The film was also the official selection of the QTPOC Pride Arts+ Film Festival, finalist in the Asian Cinematography Awards,… Read more »

Still from Joyride, three women in a car.

One Last Joyride

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Joyride is more than a short film; it is an experience. Director and writer Edwin Alexis Gomez created an incredibly poetic and multifaceted piece of art. Joyride premiered at the 2020 PBS Film Festival where it won the “Most Popular” film award. The film was produced by Angela Pedraza and Evelyn Angelica Martinez. Joyride tells… Read more »

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Sustaining Joy and Creativity within a Pandemic

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We find ourselves in a global pandemic, quarantined in our homes, and collectively isolated from our loved ones. Members of the Black community are facing police violence and murder at an unwavering rate and the Trump Administration continues to avoid acknowledging these atrocities; yet, thousands of protesters have turned up in order to speak out… Read more »

John Bronco (Walton Goggins) sitting in his jeep.

Tribeca 2020 Short Films: Critic’s Choice

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This year’s 19th Tribeca Film Festival didn’t take place in downtown Manhattan, but Senior Film Critic Kurt Brokaw was able to view its 63 shorts, chosen from 6,100 submissions. Read his reviews on six favorites.

The New York Jewish Film Festival Jan. 15-28

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The nice curators at The Jewish Museum and Film at Lincoln Center have made their own special mitzvah to the city’s residents in January. Out of 30 narrative dramas, documentaries and shorts that comprise the 29th NYJFF, not one, not two, but three separate feature films having their New York premieres are intelligent father/daughter dramas…. Read more »