They say it’s the most wonderful time of the year—but between self-embarrassment at work parties, getting the XS condoms at the white elephant gift exchange, forced family hangouts, and blowing your paycheck on gifts and flights, you might need a little help getting into the holiday spirit. Luckily, North Brooklyn has an abundance of seasonal flicks to bring you some of that Christmas cheer. And at most of these places, there will be booze. Listings after the jump! Continue reading
If restaurants can recommend wine pairings for food, why can’t we recommend a movie interlude for your CMJ Music Marathon club hopping tonight?
Light Industry, an alternative art space in North Greenpoint (155 Freeman St.), is exhibiting The Big Country, the classic but rarely seen Western movie by director William Wyler. It starts at 7:30 pm and ends around 10:15 pm, providing the perfect bridge between the CMJ afternoon shows in the city, and the shows at nearby LIC Bar and The Good Room later tonight. Continue reading
Kevin Maher is a busy man. In addition to his professional duties as a producer for Comedy Central and freelance writer for IFC, Maher is a full-time husband and father of two boys. Even still, he manages to eek out just enough time to “geek out” on pop culture topics at Nitehawk Cinema once a month. His event, “Kevin Geeks Out“, offers a deep dive into a particular topic by inviting guest speakers, sharing film and TV clips, and producing multimedia presentations.
This coming Thursday, September 17 at 9:30 pm he’s taking on the light-hearted topic of the end of the world: the Apocalypse. It will be his fourth show at Nitehawk (136 Metropolitan Ave.) in as many months.
Who likes Short Shorts? Crest likes Short Shorts! Crest Hardware is proud to announce the Quickie Crest Film Fest, a celebration of local film talent with a fast-paced twist.
They want to see what local movie makers have to offer in the playful, “short short film” format. Participants submit on the theme of “community” – be it personal community, local community, or universal community for the truly ambitious. Any genre will be accepted as long as it can reasonably be tied to the theme.
Submission is free! Continue reading
Heads up, Brooklyn! There are just 47 hours left in this Kickstarter campaign to support a made in Brooklyn production—an original feature length film called “72 Hours, a Brooklyn Love Story,” created by Reel Works Teens and their professional mentors. The comedy will be an interweaving series of narratives revolving around a boy whose infatuation leads him on a three day journey across Brooklyn. Filming will start in August 2014, with teens integrated into a professional crew and teens acting side by side with professional actors. The film will premiere in January 2015. Show your support!
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
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.
Harry & The Potters, Cookie Party & A Very Metal Christmas– What’s Happening, Greenpoint? (12/18-12/24)
• Pictures With Santa @ Community Garden near the McCarren Park Dog Run, SATURDAY (12/21), 12-4pm, FREE, put your furry friends in their best seasonal sweaters (ideally you have one to match) and get your family photo snapped with Santa! Holiday card, complete.
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• How Metal Stole Christmas Trivia Extravaganza @ Trash Bar (256 Grand St) 7:30-10pm, FREE, Grinch it up at this black Christmas revelry, with cheap drink specials and bonus points to any team who comes dressed in leather or as a grumpy cat
♫ BestNewBands.com Showcase with Honduras / Shy Hunters / The Wendigo / Spirit Plate / Jumpers @ Matchless (557 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, $7, RSVP
♫ Every Time I Die / LetLive / Code Orange Kids / Angel Du$t @ Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Ave) 8pm, SOLD OUT, RSVP
# Rarities from the Cellar @ Diamond Bar (43 Franklin St) 8pm, $20, Sample craft beers from the hidden Diamond vault, while munching on smoked schevre and aged cheddar (drool), More Info
♫ Lilith Velkor / Larp / Dirt Bikes / (E) Motion Picture @ Muchmore’s (2 Havemeyer St) 8pm, FREE, RSVP
I am sure many of you are still digesting and can think of no worse fate than standing in a line today. So here is a round-up of 10 movies I recommend on Netflix Instant, (+ 1 bonus) rather than buying into Black Friday baloney – in no particular order.
Let me know what you think and please add to this list in the comments section:
Yes, every Netflix round-up WILL have a Ryan Gosling movie if I have my way, but he is NOT my favorite character in this “Bangkok Fight Club” ultra violent, gorgeously lit and impeccably scored film, which is to be expected from Nicolas Winding Refn, who also directed Drive. I will say I am more obsessed with the good (?) cop whose sick and twisted idea of punishment makes you wonder whether his brutality is worse than the crimes he avenges. And to top it all off, he is a karaoke genius. Continue reading
Lucid Dreaming, Spirits Tasting, Blonde Joshua Jackson, Reggae & Cake & Oktoberfest Oom-Pah– What’s Happening Greenpoint? (9/25-10/1)
Spirits Tastings @ Duke’s Liquor Box (170 Franklin St) 6-8 pm, Stop by this brand new addition to indulge in some high caliber spirits – mark your calendars & choose your poison: Wed. 8/25 Owney’s Rum (Made in Brooklyn, with hints of molasses & wheat), Thurs. 9/26 Peach St. Distillery (Peach Brandy & Bourbon, Made in Colorado, seriously delicious staff favorite), Fri. 9/27 Tatoosh (Washington State) & Dark Horse (Kansas)–Not one but two bourbons to warm your tired soul
• Launch Party: A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming @ WORD (126 Franklin Ave) 7-8pm, FREE, Learn how to wake up inside your dreams (it’s a real thing, just listen to this awesome Radiolab story) from the authors of this illustrated step-by-step manual, RSVP
♦ Vision Code @ BKLYN Curated (88 Franklin St) 7-10pm, Join artist Sal Terminal as he debuts his first book of poetry and paintings
☺ Heavy Metal Laser Plane @ Legion (790 Metropolitan Ave) 8pm, FREE, Get on board this plane because it has lasers and shoots them…or something, featuring cheap drinks and stand up from Josh Rabinowitz (who I can gaurantee is very funny) / Calise Hawkings / Joel Walkowski / Missy Baker / Jay Dean, RSVP