Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MUST SEES Arts & Film/ October 21 - 29

October 21 (9 pm) Latino in America. CNN's Soledad O'Brien explores how Latinos are reshaping U.S. communities and culture and forcing a nation of immigrants to rediscover what it means to be an American. On CNN, repeated on October 22.

October 22 (8 pm).  Book Presentation: Theatrum Anatomicum and other Performance Lectures. Introduced by Beatrice Gross, curator of the series of performative lectures, author Pablo Helguera will discuss the history and meaning of performative lectures. At the Bruce High Quality Foundation University, 225 W Broadway.

October 23 (viewing hours by appointment) Path. Photographer Dalton Portella shows the unsettling contrast between nature and industry in the East End of Long Island. Running through November 23rd at 44 Davids Lane, East Hampton. For more information, email or call 631-907-8422.

October 24 (12 pm) Winsome Days, Wondrous Nights: The Naives of Argentina. The Gallery of International Naïve Art inaugurates a comprehensive display of charming original paintings from a wide selection of Argentine artists. At 454 Columbus Ave (at 82nd Street). For more information, visit or call 212-877-0097.

October 25 (1-6 pm) Havana to Harlem. Conversation with Cuban artist and master printmaker Eduardo Roca Salazar, followed by a reception. At Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Avenue (at 123rd Street) RSVP at For more information, visit or call 347-735-4280.

October 26 (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.

October 27 (6.30 pm) The Price of Sugar. Directed by Bill Haney, this documentary records Father Christopher Hartley’s attempts to organize Haitian workers working in Dominican sugarcane plantations. Preceded by On the line, a short documentary on Bronx bakery workers. At Bretch Forum, 451 West Street between Bank and Bethune Street; West Greenwich Village. Tickets $6-$15. For more information, email or click here.

October 29 (7 pm) Mundo, Monde, Mondo/ A Casa de Tom Directed by wife and photographer Ana Jobim, this 2008 short film takes a personal look into the life of celebrated Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim. Presented by Cinema Tropical and 92YTribeca. Screening at 200 Hudson Street (at Canal Street). For more information, email or call 212-254-5474.

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