I’m a big fan of Nitehawk Cinema. It’s one of my favorite places to go. You can see great films, eat great food, and enjoy great beverages – at the same damn time. Since I often share information about their events, I thought it would be fun to start doing a monthly preview. Here’s a look at what will be playing in September. Continue reading
Elizabeth Taylor meets Andy Warhol in Rome. What could go wrong?
Apparently, a lot. Continue reading
I had the chance to see the film Boyhood – out today in select cities and releasing wide next week – Tuesday at a private screening at Nitehawk. Director Richard Linklater and actor Ellar Coltrane were present for a Q&A afterwards. It was an incredible experience. Continue reading
It’s been a little while since I’ve had a chance to post, but I’m coming back to you with some music & film events taking place over the next few days. And as a bonus, I have a live performance video shot on location in North Brooklyn.
And they are worth seeing. Like this year’s 17th Brooklyn Film Festival. It’s a keeper. Nothing can compare to watching a movie in an intimate theater (like IndieScreen on Kent) with a bunch of people so open to new (or old) ideas. Continue reading
This week, we are re-appropriating Short of the Week’s entire concept to fit our own publication because said website just named a Greenpoint film as (you guessed it) Short of the Week! Also, it just so happens to be a great little film, so you should probably watch it right now instead of like, working or whatever it is that you do.
The short of choice is an action-romance comedy that parodies 21st century gender roles, which is a pretty ambitious combo to pull off. So high fives for that! Short of the Week called it “a satire that’s equal parts Indiana Jones and mid-life-crisis melodrama.” We like mid-life crises and Indiana Jones very much so we obviously enjoyed this glimpse of a superhero who can’t get his laundry done. Continue reading
Last weekend, Rooftop Films kicked off their 2014 season with a night of shorts on Friday and the feature Obvious Child on Saturday. I went to Industry City on Saturday night for the screening and had a great time. I’m ready to convince you to see Obvious Child when it opens in regular movie theaters in a few weeks and to check out as many Rooftop Films as you can this summer. Continue reading
I met Tom Bean in front of his Greenpoint apartment, which sits in a row of buildings overlooking McGolrick park. The day was muggy and damp and I was sweating profusely from biking from West Street. But despite my haggard appearance, Tom made me feel immediately at home in his airy abode, which doubles as his office.
Tom’s film, Plimpton!, which he co-wrote and directed with his friend Luke Poling, is airing on PBS tonight (at 9pm), as part of the American Masters series. And that’s after the documentary having already made the indie festival rounds, finished a 20 city theatrical run, and debuted to critical acclaim.
Did you or does your child have an imaginary friend?
We are doing a documentary about imaginary friends and are looking for people interested in sharing their stories, experiences, drawings, etc. We are particularly excited to talk to kids who have imaginary friends now, as we are hoping to really bring to life the magical and slightly baffling experience that is such a strong part of childhood, but disappears as we get older.
If you have a story, or if your child has an imaginary friend, please get in touch with Hannah Jayanti (our NEON documentary editor!) at frecklessinbrooklyn (at) gmail [dot] com.
It’s another weekend packed full of cool shows. Here are some I’ve got my eyes and ears on. Continue reading