Tuesday, June 8, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / June 8 - 15

Through June 12 (see schedule below) 8th Cine Fest Petrobras. A week-long movie festival highlighting the best of Brazilian recent cinematographic production. Screenings will be followed a Q&A session. At the Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick Street. Tickets are $10. For a full schedule or more information, click here or call 212-941-2001.

Through June 13 (See schedule below) NewFest 2010: New York LGBT Film Festival. Featuring a variety of films from around the world. Presented by Marc Jacobs at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street. Ticket prices vary. For a full schedule or more information, click here or call 646-290-8136.

June 8 (7 pm) Film: Norteño Music. Featuring Subterraneans/Norteña Music in New York City (Gaspar Orozco and Karina Escamilla) a documentary on five musical groups from south-center Mexico that survive playing music in the subways of New York. Free access. At the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here
June 8 (7.30 pm) Videoteca del Sur: Chilean Shorts. Freatuing 2 (Gregorio González, 2002), El Desafío (Gustavo Torres, 2005), El Nuevo (Jairo Boisier, 2006), and La rebelión de los pinguinos (Simón Bergman, 2007). At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

June 8 (see schedule below) Retro/Active: The Works of Rafael Ferrer. A Retrospective of Puerto Rican artist Rafael Ferrer. Feed vary. At El Museo del Barrio, 1230 5th Avenue, through August 22. For schedules and more information, click here or call 212-831-7272.

June 9 (6 pm) Spanish Cinema. As part of the celebrations for Spain's presidency of the European Union, the Instituto Cervantes presents Arritmia (Vicente Peñarrocha, 2007), a film about a Guantánamo prisoner who discovers a new world in his dreams. At Instituto Cervantes's Auditorium, 211 East 49th Street. For more information, email cult3ny@cervantes.org, or call 212-308-7720.

June 10 (6-8 pm) Paintings and Monoprints—Opening. Michelle Orsi Gordon presents her work at the Indian Road Café (600 West 218th Street, at Indian Road) through July 12th. For more information, click here or call 212-942-7451.

June 10 (6-8 pm) Uptown Arts Review—Opening. The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) presents an exhibit featuring artists who received a grant for the 2009/2010 cycle. Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Special Projects Curator at El Museo del Barrio. At the NoMAA Gallery, open Mondays through Fridays, 11 am-5pm, at 178 Bennett Avenue (at 189th Street), 3rd Floor. For more information, click here or call 212-568-4396.

June 10 (6.30-8.30 pm) Donde Bailará el Color/Where Color Will Dance—Opening. Featuring Alexander Payano’s vivid portraits and paintings. With performance artists LED & Ovalle. At the Hintersteiner Gallery at Community Board 12, 711 West 168th Street (at Fort Washington Avenue). For more information, call 212-543-0010.

June 10 (7-10 pm) Ryan Brown at Y Gallery. Featuring "Borders", Ryan Brown’s first solo exhibition, a collection of meticulously hand crafted books covers. Running through July 6th at the Y Gallery, 355A Bowery Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets. For more information, call 917-721-4539.

June 11 (6-8 pm) Intersections: Joyce Kim and Carlos Roque-Opening. Featuring a first-time collaborative exhibition on the notion of "the end" —the metaphorical end of painting and the literal end of a performance—as a starting point. Using the post-performance stage as a site for experimentation, the artists come together to explore the historical intersections of object, action and performance. Running through July 10 at Art in General, 79 Walker Street, Manhattan. For more information, click here or call 212-219-0473.

June 11 (6-8 pm) AriZONA, Artists Respond to the Immigration Issue. El Taller Latinoamericano presents an exhibition of artwork reactions against Arizona anti-immigrant law. Curated by Andrea Arroyo. Running through June 26 at the Grady Alexis Gallery, 2710 Broadway, third floor. For more information, click here or call 212-665-9460.

June 12 (1:00 -3:00 pm). Portraits of Bronx Renaissance Artists: Part 1 - Panel Discussion. With Melissa Calderon, Alvan Color Lespier, Charles Rice-González, Luís Pagán, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz and Marisol Díaz. As part of Portraits of Bronx Renaissance Artists, a photo and video documentation exhibition featuring works by Alvan Color Lespier, Andy Gonzalez, Arthur Aviles, Charles Rice-González, Desmar Guevara Santiago, Luis Pagán, Melissa Calderon, Merian Soto & Pepon Osorio, Nicolás Dumit Estevez, Ricky Flores, Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz and Tats Cru. Curated by filmmaker and photographer Marisol Díaz. Exhibition open through June 23 at At BronxArtSpace, 305 East 140th Street, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 718-772-4961.

June 12 (8-10:00 pm) Duality: Jewish Hispanic/Latino—Opening Reception. 92YTribeca and Judíos Latinos present "Duality", an exhibition featuring the multi-disciplinary work of emerging artists who focus on the conflicts that arise from belonging to two worlds at once. At 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street. For more information, click here or call 212-601-1000.

June 15 (7.30 pm) Videoteca del Sur: Caribbean Cinema. Featuring Con el toque de la chaveta (Pamela Sporn, 2007), a glimpse into the legendary tradition of collective reading of literature by tabaqueros as they roll habanos; and Nombre secreto: mariposas (Cecilia Domeyko, 2008), a film telling the story of Patria, Minerva, and María Teresa Mirabal, who died while participating in the underground resistance movement against Trujillo's dictatorship in Dominican Republic. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

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