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Vote For Your Favorite Oscar Nominee!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Who do you want to win in this year's Academy Awards? Please let us know by voting below for your picks in some of the top categories.

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Study Finds Arts in America Are Ailing

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A new report from the National Arts Index reported that the vitalty of the arts in the U.S. has reached a 12-year low. However, NYC arts groups have found signs of hope.

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Seneca Falls Gets New 'It's A Wonderful Life' Museum

Friday, December 24, 2010

WNYC's Isaac-Davy Aronson spoke to Greg Cotterill, station manager for WEOS Public Radio and a Seneca Falls resident, about the new one-room museum and Seneca Falls' connection to the director of "It's A Wonderful Life," Frank Capra.


Blake Edwards, Director of 'Breakfast At Tiffany's' Dies

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Edwards died Wednesday from complications of pneumonia. Check out clips from some of Edwards' most popular work, including "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "Pink Panther" and "10."

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NYC Burlesque Artists on 'Burlesque'

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Burlesque," which was directed by Steve Antin and stars Cher and Christina Aquilera, has grossed over $30 million since it opened over Thanksgiving weekend, even as Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a 37 percent "rotten" tomato rating. We asked several mistresses of tease to weigh in on the film that's selling the glamor of their dancing on the silver screen.


Peter Greenaway Brings 'Last Supper' to Park Avenue Armory

Friday, December 03, 2010

The Wales filmmaker and artist Peter Greenaway presents viewers with his multimedia installation "Leonardo’s Last Supper" on Friday at the Park Avenue Armory.


Terrance McKnight Interviews Ntozake Shange and M. Nahadr about 'For Colored Girls'

Friday, November 19, 2010

Is For Colored Girls still relevant? Let us know by posting a comment here!

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Theater Review: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Friday, November 12, 2010

Though Bartlett Sher has created a spectacle with a lot of splash and vigor at the Belasco Theater, the musical version of “Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown” is missing the momentum and focus needed to avoid what seems to be a colorful but forgettable breakdown.


Celebrating Hollywood Legend Doris Day

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Hollywood legend Doris Day is one of the few top-ranking female box office stars who is still alive to talk about what it was like to break into Hollywood in the 1940s. Day recently spent time talking about her life and career with WNYC Music Host Jonathan Schwartz.

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South Asian Films Get the NYC Spotlight

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Usually you'd have to make a trip to South Asia to see independent films made in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. But in the next few weeks, you can check out films from the region at not one but two film festivals in New York City.


Beyond Bhangra: The Sikh International Film Festival Comes to NYC

Friday, October 22, 2010

To many New Yorkers, the most ubiquitous piece of Sikh culture is undoubtedly the bhangra beats coming out of sweaty dance parties in the city's coolest clubs. But this weekend, visitors to the Asia Society can check out other facets of lesser-known Sikh culture—through film.

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NY Nonprofit Celebrates Golden Age of Latin American Film

Monday, October 18, 2010

For one week, Cinema Tropical screens the ten best Latin American films of the '00s at the IFC Center in the West Village.

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Tribeca Hosts First Annual Architecture & Design Film Festival

Thursday, October 14, 2010

You could say it’s in the air: Uptown, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is hosting its fifth annual National Design Week and honoring National Design Award recipients. Downtown, Tribeca is hosting its first annual Architecture and Design Film Festival, through Sunday.


'Wall Street' Forever?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gordon Gekko is back on Wall Street in the second installment of Oliver Stone's downtown financial saga. "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" opens in theaters on Friday.


'Waiting for Superman': If Only...

Thursday, September 23, 2010

WNYC's Education Reporter, Beth Fertig, weighs in on Davis Guggenheim's passionate documentary about the state of our nation's public schools.

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New York Film Festival Returns to Lincoln Center

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The 48th Annual New York Film Festival opens Friday and nearly 50,000 cinephiles are expected to turn out for the 17-day event. The festival is going to feature works by both veteran filmmakers and new talent.


Met Opera Brings HD Performances to 100 More US Venues

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Don Giovanni now comes with a bucket of popcorn. Four years after first taking opera productions to the movie theater, the Metropolitan Opera has announced that it is bringing its "Live in HD" broadcasts to 100 additional U.S. venues.

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China Plans to Make More Films, Build Theaters

Thursday, August 19, 2010

China said it will expand its movie industry by making more films and building more theaters to meet growing demand.


Study: Smoking Scenes on the Decline in Top Movies

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A new study shows that there's less smoking depicted in movies in recent years.


NYC Holds its First International Film Festival

Thursday, August 12, 2010

“Bringing Back Glamour to New York.”  That’s the motto of the eight-day New York City International Film Festival, which kicks off tonight in Times Square.