In New York, Lincoln Center and the Paley Center for Media are honoring the legendary star with film and television retrospectives. To shed some light on the performer and her legacy, WNYC spoke with Garland historian John Fricke.
During the series, which starts next week on AMC, the former Italian-American mayor famed for being tough on crime will introduce classics like "The Godfather," "Carlito’s Way," and "Scarface."
Three days before the Marriage Equality Act goes into effect in New York, the 23rd annual NewFest LGBT Film Festival kicks off with fearless, unapologetic works from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
Long before Facebook friends, RSS feeds and online shopping became part of everyday lingo, the Canadian media guru Marshall McLuhan studied the development of mass communication and the effects it would have on America's social landscape.
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” raked in $158.4 million domestically over the weekend, breaking records which "The Dark Knight" had held, according to Warner Bros. The film's world premiere marks the end (for now) to the adventures of Harry Potter. WNYC reached out to book publishers, teen lit reviewers and librarians to find out what new titles have the potential to fill the gap.
Even before Michael Rapaport's documentary "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" was officially released, the film had kicked up controversy in the hip-hop world. WNYC spoke to the Upper East Side actor-turned filmmaker about hip-hop, sampling and the drama around the movie, which opens in theaters on Friday.
This past June, the sale of Marilyn Monroe's iconic ivory pleated crepe "Subway Dress," which she wore in "The Seven Year Itch," sold for $5.52 million to an unnamed buyer.
Roll out the red carpet: the big screen is officially back in North Brooklyn. On Friday, the new Nitehawk Cinema lifts the curtain on its three-screen movie theater in Williamsburg.
The weather may be getting nicer, but this week's film offerings are enough to keep cinephiles indoors in the cool dark of a cineplex. Three intriguing film festivals — the Northside Film Festival in Williamsburg, the BAM CinemaFest at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the ninth annual Bronx International Film Festival at Lehman College — start screening films on Thursday.
On Friday, a new film center opens at Lincoln Center. The first movie to be screened at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, which sits at 144 W. 65th St. in the Lincoln Center Plaza, will be Andrew Rossi's "Page One: Inside The New York Times."
“Top Gun” on the roof of the Intrepid. "The Brother from Another Planet" on the banks of the East River. "Ghostbusters" in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge. Nothing says summer like outdoor movies — and this year the city has a rich, diverse offering of free and low-cost flicks. Choose one from WNYC's interactive map here, then grab a friend, pack a picnic dinner and check out a film under the city stars.
The Lower East Side returns to its swinging 1960's roots on Friday by hosting its 16th annual festival of music, poetry, puppets and dance. More than 100 artists will show work at the festival from Friday through Sunday. Check out images of festivals past here.
On Thursday, Slope residents can get a rare glimpse of the neighborhood's grittier past on the big screen. As part of its celebration of filmmaker Hal Ashby, BAMcinématek is screening his little-seen 1970 gem "The Landlord."
This weekend, Parsons The New School for Design kicked off its inaugural "Parson's Festival," which showcases the work of its burgeoning student designers, filmmakers, architects, and other dedicated creative types who have graced the school's hallowed hallways for two weeks.
The Brooklyn Arts Council kicks off its third annual Scene: Brooklyn film and media arts festival on Thursday under the archway of the Manhattan Bridge in Dumbo.
The stone steps of the State Supreme Courthouse were decorated with shiny metal and mini globes that flashed every time a camera snapped a shot of one of the actors, directors or literati who entered Wednesday night’s Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair party. Click here to find out who was there and to see what they were wearing.
The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Michael Rapaport, who is from Manhattan's Upper East Side, about his lately controversial film.
The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Marie Losier, director of "The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye."
The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Manhattan director Michael Cuesta, director of "Roadie."
The WNYC Culture team asked five New York filmmakers showing their work at this year's Tribeca Film Festival five questions about their life and work. Click here to see our interview with Manhattan's Lee Hirsch, director of "The Bully Project."