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Take a Snapshot with a Real Oscar Statuette at Grand Central

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Who hasn't stood in front of a mirror, pretending to hold an Oscar and giving a thank you speech? Well, from Wednesday through Sunday, members of the public can do just that with a real Oscar statuette in Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall.


Vote | Give Us Your Oscar Picks

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Academy Awards ceremony will be telecast on ABC on Sunday, beginning at 8:30 P.M. (Red carpet pre-show starts at 7 P.M.) Take our Oscars survey to cast your vote for Best Picture, Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress and more.

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Documentary on Post-Hardcore Band KARP Has New York Premiere

Thursday, January 05, 2012

A new documentary from Brooklyn filmmaker William E. Badgley tells the story of KARP, a post-hardcore trio from Olympia, Wash. “Kill All Redneck Pricks: A Documentary Film about a Band Called KARP” has its New York premiere in Brooklyn on Friday.

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Out of Africa: African Diaspora International Film Festival Returns to New York

Friday, December 02, 2011

One of the highlights of this year's fest is the award winning documentary An African Election. The feature length film follows the twists and turns of Ghana’s 2008 general election. The Takeaway's Femi Oke interviews the man who made the film, Jarreth Merz.

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Bling and Haute Couture: Christie's Kicks Off Liz Taylor Auction

Friday, December 02, 2011

A black velvet cape Liz Taylor wore to Princess Grace of Monaco's "Scorpio Ball" and the diamond and gold wedding bands she wore in both of her marriages to Richard Burton are a few of the items that Christie's will auction off this week in one of the year's most anticipated sales. View a slideshow here.

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The Muppets, The Gremlins and The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Take Brooklyn

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

For two weekends in November, the Brooklyn Academy of Music will screen 54 new and old films starring live puppets. The festival's 19 features and 35 shorts will be shown from Nov. 12 through 14 and from Nov. 18 through 20 as part of "Puppets on Film."


Film Fest Reflects Societal Changes in Greece

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The fifth annual New York City Greek Film Festival gets underway in full force this weekend, featuring nine films over 16 days at theaters in Manhattan and Queens. Gritty, personal films reflecting the societal changes in Greece are highlighted in this year's festival.


New York's Comic Con Kicks Off in Manhattan, Superheroes and All

Friday, October 14, 2011

If you see a superhero walking around Midtown Manhattan this weekend, chances are he or she is here for Comic Con. The convention kicked off Thursday, and it is about more than just comics. Movies, television shows, books and video games — not all of them based on comics — are represented, and so are the fans.


Destroyer's Music Video: The French Film Reference Everyone Missed?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Vancouver indie band Destroyer is known for writing inscrutable lyrics. But when the group released its music video for "Savage Night at the Opera," it was surprising how few noted where the inspiration for the video came from.


Photographer Richard Drew Remembers 'The Falling Man'

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Richard Drew worked as a photographer for the Associated Press for 32 years before he took his most powerful image on Sept. 11, 2001. Drew has called "The Falling Man" “the most famous photograph no one has seen,” since many outlets refused to publish the photo in the wake of 9/11.

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WNYC's Guide to 9/11 Arts Events

Friday, September 02, 2011

This month, cultural institutions around the city are paying respect to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks through literature, visual arts, theater, dance, music, and film. Here's our guide to what's happening around town.

Top 5 Flicks to Watch During Hurricane Irene

Saturday, August 27, 2011

This weekend's hurricane is a great time to get cozy on the couch with some hot chocolate (or a hurricane cocktail) and your remote control. But rather than watch old "Law and Order" reruns, why not check out one of our favorite stormy weather movies? Here's a shortlist.

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This Week, It's All About 'The Dude' Lebowski

Monday, August 15, 2011

On Tuesday, Universal Studios releases "The Big Lebowski" on blu-ray. The limited edition disc, which comes with a 28-page book and an interview with the actor who played The Dude, Jeff Bridges, coincides with the 10th annual Lebowski Fest and the launch of Bridges' new self-titled album on Blue Note.

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Fans Get Another Week to Watch John Lennon-Yoko Ono Film

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Bed Peace" is a 70-minute documentary about bed-ins for peace Lennon and Ono held in 1969 in Amsterdam and Montreal. Check out the documentary here.


Asian American International Film Fest Kicks off in New York

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The festival kicks off on Wednesday night with a screening of "Amigo," a film by the critically acclaimed independent filmmaker John Sayles about the history of the Philippine-American War. This year's festival also features a Lesbian, Gay, Bisxeual, Transgender and Queer cinema night for the first time in its history.

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Booker Creates Newark Office of Film and Television

Thursday, August 04, 2011

The City of Newark, N.J. is no newcomer to lights, camera and action. It's been the set for Steven Spielberg’s 2005 “War of the Worlds,” Eminem’s 2009 music video “Not Afraid,” and of course for "Brick City." But on Thursday, Mayor Cory A. Booker announced an official entity to assist filmmakers and TV producers: the Newark Office of Film and Television (NOFT).

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NY International Latino Film Festival Ads Poke Fun at Stereotypes

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Celebrities walk the red carpet on Tuesday night at the 12th annual New York International Latino Film Festival. This year, the festival has a provocative new advertising campaign.


Hollywood Vets Learn New Tricks on Broadway

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

The Great White Way will be star-studded in this theater season. WNYC takes a look at Hollywood actors and actresses who are returning -- and making their debuts -- on Broadway.

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Lars Von Trier's 'Dancer in the Dark' Inspires 'Selma Jezková' Opera

Friday, July 29, 2011

The tragic 2000 Lars Von Trier film "Dancer in the Dark," which featured the Icelandic pop star Bjork and the French heartthrob Catherine Deneuve, has inspired an opera, "Selma Jezková," that debuts at Lincoln Center Friday night.


James Franco, Gus Van Sant and Ryan Trecartin Teach MoMA PS 1 Summer School

Friday, July 29, 2011

Most kids can't stand the thought of summer school. But what if your teachers are James Franco, Gus Van Sant and Ryan Trecartin? All three are scheduled to lecture on making art, films, and the written word at MoMA PS 1's free Summer School next month.