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It’s 10:30pm on a frosty December Tuesday, and Windsor Terrace—drowsy even during peak times—is all but battened down for the night, save for a row of Farrell’s faithful, watching the last few minutes of a basketball game. And then there’s East Wind Snack Shop, which remains fully lighted with pans still sizzling, even though owner Chris Cheung dished out his last dry-aged beef potsticker almost two hours ago. The reason for the after-hours action...
This is the second of three dispatches on the Museum of the Moving Image’s First Look, a series of formally forward-thinking world cinema that runs on the weekends through January 24. Read about the first weekend here. Somewhere near the middle of Ozoners, a short documentary screening Saturday night at the fifth-annual First Look, a drive-in projectionist tells of the time he found a mouse inside his 35mm projector, blocking the movie from reaching the...
This is the first of Ben Mercer's dispatches on the Museum of the Moving Image's First Look series, which runs weekends from January 8-24; dispatches covering the second and third weekends of programming will appear here in the following weeks. It seems like just yesterday that the late Chantal Akerman’s fly-buzzed Almayer’s Folly inaugurated the first First Look festival—at a Museum of the Moving Image then fresh off its $67 million expansion—breaking the ice for...

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