Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MUST SEES Art & Film / October 26 - November 3

October 26 (7:30 pm) Videoteca del Sur. Screening of Tarjeta Roja (Muñoz, 2008), a documentary that tackles the issues surrounding black soccer players in Ecuador and the discrimination and racism they suffer.   At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For more information, click here or call 212-673-0090.

October 27 (7 pm) Music+Film / Janeiro In New York Summer Series.  Cinema Tropical and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York present The Petit Bourgeois—A Philosophy of Life (Mansur, 1970), a documentary about Brazilian samba composer Martinho da Vila. Tickets are $12. At 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street (at Canal Street). For more information and to buy tickets, click here or call 212-601-1000.

October 28 (6 pm) and October 30 (2 pm). Oaxaca Migrants in the Movies. The Film and Video Center of the National Museum of the American Indian in association with Cinema Tropical presents 2501 Migrants: A Journey (Yolanda Cruz, 2009). When Zapotec artist Alejandro Santiago returns home to Oaxaca, he finds a virtual ghost town; in response, he creates a monumental art installation. Q&A with director Yolanda Cruz follows both screenings. Admission is free. One Bowling Green, New York. For reservations, click here are recommended at  or 212-514-3737.

October 28: Wildlife of Argentina - Closing. Artwork by Daniel Fox featuring Argentina’s lush fauna. At the Consulate General of Argenina in New York, 12 West 56 Street. To RSVP or for more information, click here or call 212-603-0400.  

October 28: Inwood Skies: Imaginary Landscapes - Closing. The Office of Government and Community Affairs at Columbia University presents an exhibit by the Argentine, Inwood-based artist Andrea Cukier, featuring imaginary landscapes inspired by the changing atmosphere in the narrow gaps of sky that the artist sees from her window.  Open during business hours at the Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, 1150 St. Nicholas Avenue (at 168 Street), and the Lasker Biomedical Research Building, 3960 Broadway (entrance on 166 Street). For more information, click here.

October 29: El Escaparate - Closing. The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) presents “A Storefront Art Show by Latinos Uptown,”, featuring the works by ten artists, curated by Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. The group exhibition will be displayed at 3855 Broadway (at 161 Street); window art will be displayed on 3495 Broadway (at 143 Street) and at 4101 Broadway (at 173 Street). For more information, call 212-567-4396.

October 30 (2-7 pm) Las Muertes Chiquitas/Little Deaths. The Catalan Center at NYU presents a video/photography/documentary project by Catalonian artist Mirela Sallarés, in which she explores the relationship between orgasm, pleasure, power, violence and death, from a woman’s point of view across various Mexican cities. Followed by a Q&A with the artist. At the King Juan Carlos Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, click here or call 212-998-8255.    

November 2 (6.30 pm) Catalan Documentaries. The Catalan Center at NYU presents Monkeys Like Becky (Jorda, 1999) as part of a film series featuring documentaries from the M.A. program at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. At the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, 53 Washington Square South. For more information, click here or call 212-998-8255.
November 3 (6.30 pm) Nuevo Cine @ El Museo. Screening of Os Famosos e os Duendes da Morte/The Famous and the Dead (Filho, 2009), a film about a lonely teenager who becomes obsessed with the online videos of a couple from his town. At El Café at el Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue. For more information, click here.

November 13: XOCOLATL - Sweetness of a Bitter Seed - Closing. Payl Robeson Galleries presents a multimedia interactive installation by local artist Hector Canonge that explores cultural traints in relation to the production and consumption of chocolate in various countries around the world. At the Paul Robeson Galleries, 350 Martin Luther King Junior Blvd. For more information, call 973-353-1610.

November 13: Paul Strand in Mexico -  Closing At Aperture Bookstore and Gallery, 547 West 27  Street, 4 floor. For more information, click here or call 212-505-5555.   

November 19: Immigrant - Closing. The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) presents an exhibition featuring cultural commonalities by a diverse group of local artists. At the NoMAA Gallery, 178 Bennett Avenue, 3 Floor. For more information, call 212-567-4396. 

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