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Nitehawk Cinema September 2014 Preview

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

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Style Wars, BikeCult, Dirtybird BBQ – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (8/13–8/19)

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# BBQ Blowout @ Good Co. (10 Hope St) 7:30pm, $10, New York Sushi Ko doing some Japanese-inspired wizardy on the grill; YOUSS and his CPH crew will work the decks, Buy tix
* Style Wars Championship 
@ Glasslands (289 Kent Ave) 8:30pm, $10, Rising designers face off in head-to-head fast-fashion battles, with 5 minutes to rock a look from whatever gets thrown at them, More info

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Tiki Disco, Flux Factory Homecoming, Vegan Cook-Off – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (7/30–8/05)

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♫ Rhythms of Africa @ Golden Drum (97 Green St, #G1) 7:30, $15, Roots trance / dance music with the Peace Department, featuring Kevin Nathaniel, Evan Worldwind, and special guests, RSVP
* Entranced: Comedy Hypnosis Show @ Standard Toykraft (722 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, $15, Watch volunteers from the audience act out hilarious situations based on Max Kovins hypnotic suggestions, More info 
Nicholas Nicholas @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, $7, With Will Stratton / Kieran Blake / M A R T H A, RSVP 

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Boyhood Film Review and Richard Linklater and Ellar Coltrane Q&A Recap

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

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Thanksgiving Film plus Reggie Watts Rooftop Films Tonight 7/3 and Bad Brains Film at Nighthawk 7/8

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.

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Meow Day, Drinking With Puppets, Hip-Hop Karaoke – What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (5/21–5/27)

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Newtown Creek Community Advisory Group Meeting @ LaGuardia Community College (31-10 Thomson Ave, E Building, Room E501) 6:30pm, FREE, NYS Department of Health will present on the final health assessment for Newtown Creek, give an update on the health outcomes review, and describe work to educate the public about fish consumption advisories in the creek, More info
Trivia Night @ Brooklyn Brewery (79 North 11th St) 6:30pm, $25, WNET celebrates the upcoming documentary Brooklyn Best with THIRTEEN-themed trivia, More info
☺ Comedy Night @ Adelina’s (159 Greenpoint Ave) 10pm, FREE, With Malwina Andruczyk / John Mahone / Brian McDonald / Alan Yaspan, RSVP
Terrariums & Tastings @ Brooklyn Craft Co (61 Greenpoint Ave) 7pm, $70, An evening of terrarium-making sampling Brooklyn-made spirits and snacks, More info

* Chez Bushwick Presents Artists-in-Residence Two-Night Show @ Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave) 7:30pm, $12, Four local emerging and established choreographers: Effie Bowen, Gabrielle D’Angelo, Mei Yamanaka, Nicole Roerick, and Stuart Shungg, Buy tix
Steady Running of the Hour Party @ Cloud City (85 North 1st St) 7:30pm, FREE, A reading / reception / potluck / party / salon in honor of  Justin Gakuto Go’s book release, RSVP
♫ RAW: Natural Born Artists @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar (165 Banker St) 8pm, $17, A multi-faceted artistic showcase featuring local, hand-picked talent, More info Continue reading

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Music + Film = Awesome: Events This Weekend 5/3-4

I love music. I love film. I love music & film coming together. I also love the Kentucky Derby. Perhaps you share similar loves. If so, you will be very excited about some cool events going down this weekend. Continue reading

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Nitehawk “The Works” Series on Angelo Badalamenti This March + Interviews

I love the way music and film can come together to create indelible moments, so I am very excited that Nitehawk Cinema is doing an installment of The Works on film composer Angelo Badalamenti. Perhaps best known for his collaborations with David Lynch, he has provided music for a diverse range of films.

Nitehawk will be showing five of them throughout March, starting with a screening tonight of Lost Highway with a live sound accompaniment by local band a place both wonderful and strange.

If that isn’t awesome enough, I spoke with Nitehawk Senior Film Programmer Caryn Coleman plus Russ Marshalek and Lucy Swope of the band about the film, Badalamenti’s music, and more.

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VCR Party at the Nitehawk

Great news, everyone: the best thing that ever happened in America just happened, right down the street.

Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett run the Found Footage festival, a showcase for the power-nerds who scour thrift stores for unintentionally funny VHS footage, and mash it into video collages that delight and horrify. And the pair have just launched a monthly comedy night at the Nitehawk, featuring previewed material from Nick and Joe’s next Found Footage tour, as well as clips from other collectors and comedians sharing their own home movies.

The opening night was a joyous celebration of nerdy, no-brow insanity, with so much fantastically inappropriate and wonderful stuff on screen, it’s difficult to excerpt. But a mere fraction of the evening’s entertainment included:

-       a homoerotic confessional, to concert footage of 80′s rock gods Night Ranger

-       heavy metal themed B-movie trailers (e.g. Slumber Party Massacre II) , assembled by (mission: “the best in breasts from all genre cinema”)

-       a Dadaist, scatological Wisconsin game show, doing business as “I Eat and Drink Diarrhea”

-       a music video starring OJ Simpson (post-trial), blending raps mocking the justice system with sub-Jackass-level goofs featuring ‘The Juice’ himself

-       a TV show taking a light-hearted look at advances in surgical wound care

-       the greatest amateur cable access performance artist in history (suggested title for a typical piece: “masked patriot in flag thong covers self in food and dances poorly to Beethoven for studio audience of bored seniors”).

If you haven’t ALREADY decided to attend the next show based on that list, we wash our hands of you.

Greenpointers would liken this show to a night spent watching the best of YouTube, plus delicious food and beer. But that comparison is woeful. It’s more like the President of YouTube and Charles Foster Kane co-hosting a private tour of their secret video vault, packed with footage of such intense human idiocy that only trained minds can fathom it. Plus delicious food and beer.

The next show is in the works, with the date yet to be scheduled. Tickets are not yet available but follow Nick and Joe for developments here and here, and Greenpointers will try to get the word out as soon as tickets go on sale.

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