Wednesday: Free Screening of Work by Noelia Santos

Tomorrow, the Filmwax Film Series is featuring new work by local filmmaker Noelia Santos:

Filmmaker Noelia Santos presents two of her short films and a work-in-progress. Her work blends narrative storytelling with nonfiction approaches and a highly cinematic visual sense. In ”Triptych,” three women in transition are portrayed against the backdrop of a teeming metropolis. Though they don’t know each other, the characters’ intersecting paths form a larger storyline of emotional growth and cyclic experience within the city – itself a figure of constant change and renewal. In ‘Focus,’ a photographer works alone in her studio, struggling with an idea for a new project. Her wanderings through the lively city streets fuel her search for inspiration. When she finally discards her original idea, new connections in the work compel her to find the “missing image” out in the world.

More information here.

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P.T. Anderson’s New Film Trailer: The Master

From Stereogum:

Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film, The Master, revolves around a faith leader known as “The Master” (Philip Seymour Hoffman) and a man named Freddie Sutton (Joaquin Phoenix) who becomes his unlikely associate. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood, who memorably collaborated with PTA on There Will Be Blood‘s score, will reprise that role for The Master, and the film’s new teaser flaunts a new percussive orchestral track composed by Greenwood.

Cronenberg Adapts Don DeLillo’s Cosmopolis

And it looks awesome. [via]

Great Odin’s Raven: Will Ferrell Confirms “Anchorman” Sequel In Character

New, Weird Cronenberg Film Trailer: Cosmopolis

Looks like Cronenberg is finally getting weird and perverted again, which needless to say is a good thing. I don’t know how many more times I could have watched The Brood.

Counting Down to Another Wet Hot Williamsburg Summer

photo c/o Mike Thompson

Enjoying the warm weather this week? Well friends, don’t be fooled by global warming- it’s not summer quite yet. Here, in no particular order, are 10 summertime activities to mark in your calendar and start getting pumped for:

10. Kickball– Hardcore kickball fanatics already know that May 6th is opening day, but here’s a head’s up for all of you newbies out there. Sign up now if you’re interested in joining a team and prepare for a summer full of glory, camaraderie, and frequent Turkey’s Nest runs.

9. Brooklyn Flea– The eclectic shopping mecca will grace the East River Waterfront with its presence once again when it reopens on Sunday, April 8. That weekend also marks the return of Smorgasburg on Saturdays at the waterfront, which promises to be as mouthwatering as ever with favorite vendors including Porchetta and People’s Pops making a comeback.

8. Baseball- The Mets kick off their season on April 5th, which means those sweaty summer baseball games are just around the corner. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll be dodging stray baseballs in McCarren park.

7. Waterfront Concert Series– The new location is confirmed, and the season kickoff is June 1st. Now all we need is a band line up! [Read more…]

BAMcinématek Hysterical Excess: Discovering Andrzej Zulawski

This month, we’ll be checking out the Andrzej Zulawski film retrospective at BAM.

Dubbed the enfant terrible of Polish cinema, Andrzej Zulawski is one of the most controversial and polarizing filmmakers in the world. BAMcinématek is proud to present the first US retrospective of the uncompromising auteur’s complete work in partnership with the Polish Cultural Institute.

The series includes two rare, early shorts Zulawski directed for Polish television—Pavoncello and The Song of Triumphant Love—along with a new 35mm print of his first feature, The Third Part of the Night. A true cinematic agitator, Zulawski squeezed fervent performances from all of his actors in these films that rise to ecstatic heights yet dive deep into the nadirs of the human condition: birth, love, loss, death, and everything in between.

Here’s a taste of the campy hysterical excess to expect:

Possession (1981) – International Trailer

Friday: Screening of American Meat in Queens

Aching for a little borough adventuring on this pretty, crisp winter day? Then head to Queens tonight where the Sunnyside CSA is screening the documentary, American Meat. The film surveys the current state of the US meat industry, interviewing farmers across the country who have changed their life to start grass-based farms and find tangible solutions to change agriculture in America. After the film, join a panel discussion with co-owner of the restaurant Bare-Burger, the head butcher/co-owner of Meat hook and a member of the film’s production team.

All Saints Church
43-12 46th Street
Sunnyside, NY
Friday, December 2
7:30 Doors / 8pm Film
$5 suggested donation w/ popcorn

All proceeds support the Subsidized Share Program which provides fresh, local, organic produce to low-income families.