Screening of Street Epics in Films in Tompkins Festival

The screening of ‘Street Epics’ a documentary by Babak Andishmand will be the first film in the ‘Films in Tompkins’ Festival . The program consists of hand-picked movies that will be screened every Thursday night throughout the summer in Tompkins Square Park. Each film has live music before the show. Pack a picnic, bring friends, and come hang out in the park!  ‘Street Epics’ began …

Leonard Retel Helmrich; Screening and talk of Promised Paradise

Renowned Dutch filmmaker and cinematographer Leonard Retel Helmrich is the first two-time winner of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) as well as the winner of Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Grand Jury Prize, amongst many other awards. He will join Union Docs on Saturday to present his controversial 2006 documentary Promised Paradise, which asks the following questions: How can …

Tribeca Film Festival tickets now on sale

Tribeca Film Festival – New York, NYWith four Dutch films scheduled, the Tribeca Film Festival tickets are now on sale. In addition to the screenings there is a broad range of events planned, including a conversation with famous Dutch director Paul Verhoeven on making an audience-created film on April 23. Since the first festival in 2002 Tribeca has screened 1300 films from …

Award winning documentary “Children Of The Wind” New York Screening

Children of the Wind tells the story of two Dutch Caribbean brothers and their cousin who journey from humble fishing families on the tiny Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, ( a special Province to the Netherlands)to become three of the best freestyle windsurfers in history. Set against the backdrop of the 2011 Windsurfing World Cup on Bonaire, the film follows …

Screening of The Palace by Ruud Satijn at two US Film Festivals

For the first time, Machteld (14) is allowed to go out to the local disco, The Palace. with her friend Sarah. Since Sarah is already familiar with going-out, Machteld lets her dress her up into a sexier version of herself. No sneakers and jeans, but a mini skirt and high heels. Having made it inside, Machteld now tumbles into a …

Screening of Wheat And Tares at Margaret Mead Film Festival 2012 in NYC

Bible teacher and radio presenter Harold Camping predicted that 21 May was to be Judgement Day. Only true believers would be accepted into heaven. Documentary makers Stefan Wittekamp and Suzanne Arts got access to the heart of this group. From up close, they captured the hopes, fears and loneliness of three adherents on film. This results in a unique view …

Screening Of Thursday Till Sunday At The Mill Valley Film Festival

In Dominga Sotomayor’s international prize–winning directorial debut, ten-year-old Lucia embarks on a road trip up the west coast of South America with her family, experiencing the wonderment and sad awakenings of young adulthood in equal measure. As Lucia and her younger brother play in the back seat, a front-seat drama quietly plays out around the impending dissolution of their parents’ …

Screening Of Blind Kind By Johan Van Der Keuken At The Guggenheim Museum

On the occasion of Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, the Guggenheim presents a short program of film and video works carefully assembled by the artist. The program includes Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore, Mark Leckey’s acclaimed short film portraying British nightlife from fragments of found video footage; Pierre Huyghe’s Blanche-Neige Lucie, his short film capturing the struggle of Lucie Dolene, who sued …

Screening Of Baby Peggy: The Elephant In The Room By Vera Iwerebor At MoMA

Author and ex-child star Diana Serra Cary and Vera Iwerebor will come to the Museum in person on September 5 to introduce the New York premiere of Vera Iwerebor’s documentary Baby Peggy: The Elephant in the Room (2010) and a selection of Diane Serra Cary’s newly restored silent comedies. Born in 1918 and cast in her first role at 19 …

Screening Of Wavumba By Jeroen Van Velzen At The Tribeca Film Festival

Mysticism and color reign in this stunning documentary, steeped in the fishermen lore of Kenya. Dutch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen explores his visceral memories of an early youth spent in coastal Kenya, where a reverence for the sea reigns high. Via the locals’ enigmatic recitation of a well known folktale, we are introduced to a spirit-filled island, to which a …