Thursday, October 15, 2009

MUST SEES/ Arts & Film - October 15 - 19

October 15 (6 pm) The New York Graphic Workshop (1964–1970) Book Presentation. Artists Luis Camnitzer and Liliana Porter will discuss their participation in this historic artistic group of the mid-1960s. A reception will follow. At the King Juan Carlos I Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, call 212-998-3650.

October 16-18 Go Uruguay! Film Series. BAMcinematek in collaboration with Cinema Tropical and the U.S. Embassy at Montevideo will present seven award-winning films from young Uruguayan directors. All screenings will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. Schedule: October 16 (7 pm): Gigante (Adrián Biniez, 2009). October 17 (4 pm) 25 Watts (Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, 2001; Q&A with producer Fernando Epstein) 7 pm: La Perrera (Manuel Nieto Zas) 9.30 pm: El baño del Papa (César Charlone and Enrique Fernández, 2007). October 18 (4 pm) Stranded: I’ve Come From a Plane that Crashed on the Mountains (Gonzalo Arijón, 2008) 6.50 pm: Whisky (Juan Pablo Rebella and Pablo Stoll, 2004) 9.15 pm: Matar a todos (Esteban Schroeder, 2007). At the Peter Jay Sharp building, 30 Lafayette Avenue between St Felix Street and Ashland Place, Brooklyn. Tickets are $11. For more information, email or call 718-636-4100.

October 16 The Maid. Chilean director Sebastián Silva's film about a woman who has spent 23 years as a live-in maid for a large family in Santiago, and her reaction to the arrival of new help. Winner of 2009 Sundance Grand and Special Jury Prizes. At the Angelika Film Center, 18 West Houston Street (at Mercer Street).  For directions, tickets and more information about the movie, click here or call 212-995-2000.

October 17 (11 am-8.30 pm) El Museo del Barrio’s Opening Day. After a year-long renovation, El Museo reopens its doors and celebrates its 40th anniversary with the exhibitions Nexus New York: Latin American Artists in the Modern Metropolis and Voces and Visiones: Four Decades Through El Museo del Barrio’s Permanent Collection. Day-long festivities: music, readings, children activities, walking tours around the neighborhood, and the preview of Soledad O’Brien's documentary Latino in America. Admission: Free. Open from 11 am to 9 pm at 1230. Fifth Avenue and 104th Street. For more information, click here.

October 18 (9pm) Limón: A Life Beyond Words. A documentary on the life of Mexican dancer and choreographer José Limon, directed by Malachi Roth. On HITN. For more information click here or call 212-877-3399.

October 19 (8 pm) International Poetic Short Film Festival. Every Monday of October, at the Nuyorican Poets Café, 236 East 3rd Street. Tickets are $10 at the door. For more information, email or click here.

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