Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / July 13 - 20

July 13 (6.30 pm) Indocumentales/Undocumentaries Film Series. Americas Society presents Farmingville (Carlos Sandoval, Catherine Tambini, 2004), a documentary exploring hate crimes in suburbia. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. To RSVP or for more information, click here.

July 14 (6-8.30 pm) En Foco Summer Fiesta. En Foco presents a cocktail party and silent auction to benefit the organization’s programs for the promotion of cultural diversity in photography. Tickets are $36 advance or $45 at the door. At the HP Gallery at Calumet Photographic, 22 West 22nd Street, between 5th and 6th Avenue. For more information, click here.

July 14 (6.30 pm) Verano Tropical. Instituto Cervantes and Cinema Tropical present Suite Habana (Fernando Pérez, 2003), a film that glorifies the beauty of Havana by following Habaneros on their daily routine. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

July 15th (check schedule below) Javier Riaño exhibtion - Closing. At the Gabarron Foundation Carriage House Center for the Arts, 149 East 38th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-573-6968.

July 15 - 22 (check schedule below) Premiere Brazil!  The 8th annual exhibition of contemporary Brazilian cinema organized by The Museum of Modern Art, the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York, opens tonight with the screeing of Lixo extraordinário (Waste Land, directed by Lucy Walker, João Jardim and Karen Harley, 2010) a documentary on Brazilian artist Vik Muniz and his portraits of scavengers from the world's largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho, outside Rio de Janeiro. To see the complete programming, click here. At the Roy and Niuta Titus Theater, MoMA, 11 West 53 Street. For more information, call 212-708-9400.

July 16 (6-9 pm) Manuel Acevedo: Keys of Light—Opening Reception. Bronx River Art Center presents a solo exhibition by Manuel Acevedo exploring the metaphysics of light and optics in various media, curated by José Ruiz. Running through August 28 at the BRAC Gallery, open Mondays through Fridays, 3-6 pm and Saturdays, 12-5 pm at 1087 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx. For more information, click here or call 718-589-5819.

July 18 (5 pm) Movies at MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art presents The Tango Lesson (Sally Potter, 1997), a film about a filmmaker who falls in love with a tango instructor. At MoMA's Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1, 11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues). Ticket prices vary. For more information, click here or call 212-708-9400

July 19 (6.30 pm) TropiChat. The Americas Society and Cinema Tropical present a talk with Carlos "Cacá" Diegues, one of Brazil’s most legendary directors and founder of Cinema Novo. Part of Premiere Brazil 2010! celebrations. At Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue at 68th Street. To RSVP or for more information, click here or call 212-277-8359 ext 4.

Through August 1: Duality. Judíos Latinos presents an exhibit focusing on the conflict of belonging to two worlds at once, featuring the multidisciplinary work of Mirta Kupferminc, Jessica Kairé, Denise Flasz, Jeniffer Renee Caden Merdjan, Liora Rimoch, Tamara Bogolasky and Marcos Bucay. At 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street and Canal. For more information, click here.

Through August 6: Los Papaloteros/The Kite-Flyers. QbaVa Gallery presents a special group exhibition by former students and teachers of the Paulita Concepcion School of the Art in Havana, Cuba. At QbaVa Gallery, open Wednesdays through Fridays, 11 am-4 pm and Mondays 2-6 pm, at 508 42nd Street, Union City, NJ. For more information, click here or call 201-325-0197.

Through August 21st: (In)Visible Cities. Praxis International Art and the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning present a site-specific installation by Priscila De Carvalho as the culmination of her participation in the Workspace Artist-in-Residence Program. At the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Gallery, 161-04 Jamaica Avenue. For more information, call 212-772-9478.

Through September 19th: Rivane Neuenschwander: A Day Like Any Other. The New Museum presents its first survey on the Brazilian artist with an exhibit covering her interdisciplinary practice through a decade of her work. At the 4, 3, and Lobby Galleries of the New Museum, 235 Bowery. For more information, click here or call 212-219-1222.

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