Tuesday, July 6, 2010

MUST SEES Arts & Film / July 7 - 15

July 7 (5.30 pm) Changes in the Bronx -- Opening Reception. LDR Gallery presents a two-artist show featuring the video of Benton-C Bainbridge and the photography of Luis D. Rosado, exploring the evolution in North and South Bronx. At the LDR Gallery, 137 Alexander Ave. Suite 10, Bronx. For more information, call 917-558-2389.

July 7 (6.30 pm) Verano Tropical. Instituto Cervantes and Cinema Tropical present Historias de Fútbol (Andrés Wood, 1997), a film exploring the the role of soccer in the lives of three Chilean characters. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

July 8 (6-8 pm) Negativa Moderna -- Opening Reception. Henrique Faria Fine Art presents an exhibit featuring the works of fourteen artists exploring the negative effects of modernization. Running through August 13th at the Henrique Faria Fine Art Gallery, 35 East 67th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-517-4609.

July 8 (6.30 pm) Annual Peace Action New York State Film Festival. As part of the Festival, Peace Action New York State presents Fidel (Estela Bravo, 2001), a documentary on the political and social impact that the Cuban dictator had on the world during his rule. Suggested donation. At the Community Church NYC Gallery Room, 28 East 35th Street. For more information, click here.

July 8 (7.30 pm) 2012: A New Beginning? Screening of 2012: Time For Change (Joao Amorim, 2010), a film following journalist Daniel Pinchbeck's quest for a new paradigm that integrates the archaic wisdom of tribal cultures with the scientific method. Followed by a panel discussion with Sting, Paul Stamets, Tiokasin Ghosthorse, Ganga White, Daniel Pinchbeck and Joao Amorim. Tickets are $25. At the SVA Theater, 333 West 23rd Street. To buy tickets or for more information, click here.

July 12 (6 pm) Artists Celebrate Latin American Bicentennials. The Consulate Generals of Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela present an exhibit honoring their countries. At the Consulate General of Argentina in New York, 12 West 56th Street. To RSVP or for more information, click here or email bicen@cnyor.com.

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 Premiere Brazil! 2010.  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, 2010), directed by Lucy Walker and co-directed by João Jardim and Karen Harley. This documentary follows Brazilian artist Vik Muniz portraits of people who subsist on the recyclables they scavenge 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.

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