With the widest definition yet of what dance on screen can be, EMPAC announces the 4 recipients of this year’s EMPAC DANCE MOViES Commission. Chosen out of 71 proposals by a panel of artists, curators and producers, the projects range widely in format, style and intent: from a contemplative video installation, to massively processed images … Continue reading


For their New York launch, London’s Future Cinema presents an immersive experience of Michaelangelo Antonioni’s 1966 iconic classic ‘Blow Up’ on Wednesday 30th June at 8PM at Shangri La Studios, 100 Sutton Street in Greenpoint. This event is FREE.

Red Carpet Muncher 2: Ivan as Cartman, your mom as Kyle & the elusive Mr. Pussy


To those readers flipping the stations of their microaerophile attention spans, X-TINA, a short film directed by yours temporarily, was in the marginalia (literally the basement) at Cannes Film Fest but there nonetheless. This event, held annually for two weeks in May, is over ergo rendering this screed not so much a blog entry but more like a redactive memoir or advice column from the rotting corpses of my former selves. It is, as I am, not bad (meaning: talent-free) as much as naughty.

Rooftop Films 2010 Summer Series: New York Non-Fiction

This Friday, June 18th, you can check out some of the coolest NYC-themed short films by NYC-based filmmakers as part of Rooftop Films’ New York Non-Fiction Series. “New York City scratches, splashes, survives, creates, gets sick, dies, makes music, mourns, becomes activated, does its hair, and is reborn in a different shape to do it … Continue reading

Red Carpet Muncher 1: Ivan Bellman on a taut leash at Cannes Film Festival

Ivan Bellman on a taut leash at Cannes Film Festival

Last Address

Last Address is an elegiac film made up of exterior images of the last residential addresses of a group of New York City artists who died of AIDS: a film by Ira Sachs produced by Lucas Joaquin shot by Michael Simmonds edited by Brian A. Kates sound by Damian Volpe additional assistance by Jonathan Boyd … Continue reading

A Quintessential Postmortem on SXSW 2010

The quintessential South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) happening came at the tail end of the festivities on Saturday, March 20th when Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted and curated an evening of music, film and live performance at the G-Tech Theater located at the Austin Convention Center for hitRecord.org. The music, film and interactive event featured live performances … Continue reading

Dance On Camera Festival

If, like the NY Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay, you are “only slightly acquainted with the work of three of these artists (Beth Gill, Ralph Lemon, Sarah Michelson) and not at all with three others (John Jasperse, Jennifer Monson, Anna Liv Young),” or even if you are,  check out the Dance On Camera Festival kicking … Continue reading

up in the air

Frank Rich has a great column in the Times about the new George Clooney movie Up In The Air: “Up in the Air” is not a political movie. It won’t be mistaken for either a Michael Moore or Ayn Rand polemic on capitalism. What makes it tick is Ryan’s struggle to reclaim his own humanity, … Continue reading

repo man at lincoln center

In the NY TIMES week ahead section they highlighted the upcoming showing of REPO MAN at Lincoln Center saying, REPO MAN “could serve as a manifesto for much of American independent film over the succeeding 25 years.” I made a similar argument in an article on Nerve.com called PUNK PLANET. Read it. Some of my … Continue reading

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