Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MUST SEES Art & Film / August 31- September 9

August 31 (7.30 pm) Videoteca del Sur. Screening of El Silencio de los Sapos  (Claudia Pinto, 2006) a film about three boys who return home after the death of their mother; and Under the Same Sun (Erenberg, 2009), a documentary about the obstacles that victims of genocides face when trying to procure justice. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

September 1 (6 pm) First Peruvian Contemporary Film Showcase. The Consulate of Peru in New York and Instituto Cervantes present El Fuego Eterno (Salcedo Mitrani, 2008), and The Green Wall (Robles Godoy, 1970) two films exploring the lives of people who inhabit the Peruvian Amazon forest. At Instituto Cervantes, 211-215 East 49th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-308-7720.

September 1 (7-10 pm) Golden Cage—Opening Reception.  Installation/performance art by Hector Canonge elaborating on the situation faced by undocumented immigrants. Performances run through September 7th from 5 to 8 pm at the Y Gallery, 355A Bowery Street (basement) between 3rd and 4th Streets. For more information, click here or call 917-721-4539. 

September 2 Uptown Arts Review—Closing. 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.

September 2 (7.30 pm) South of the Border. The Cinema Arts Centre presents the new documentary by director Oliver Stone, in which he sets out on a road trip across five South American countries to interview their presidents, while exploring the mainstream media’s misperception of South America. Tickets are $13. At the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Avenue, Huntington. For tickets or more information, click here or call 631-423-7611.   

September 3 (6 pm) Tony Rocco: Dos Culturas—Opening Reception. An exhibition of photographs focusing on identity and multiculturalism. Running through September 30th  at the Consulate General of Colombia, 10 East 46th Street, #1. For more information, call 212-370-0004. 

September 3-9 (See schedules below) Miguel Gomes Retrospective. The Anthology Film Archives presents a two-week retrospective of the acclaimed Portuguese filmmaker. Also featuring 2008 award-winning Our Beloved Month of August, a documentary/fiction hybrid exploring the vibrancy of the rural Portuguese community during the August music festivals.  Tickets are $9. At the Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue. For a full schedule or more information, click here or call 212-505-5181. 

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