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Opening Night (1977) Directed by John Cassavetes A drag of a cigarette. A hefty swig of booze. Amid murmurs of anticipation, renowned actress Myrtle Gordon, in the late summer of her career, makes her entrance on stage at the Orpheum Theater. She is starring in Second Woman, and her adoring fans await what’s to be an unforgettable performance. Cassavetes helms his ninth film, as ever, with a fluid camera, though this time around the movie...
Ebb and Flow (2014) Directed by Gabriel Mascaro The Brazilian filmmaker Mascaro’s half-hour-long film (which will screen together with his feature-length documentary Housemaids) follows, in closely observational and often sweet fashion, the daily routines of Rodrigo (played by Márcio Campelo Santana), a young deaf-mute man who lives with his mother and young sister in a lower-class neighborhood of Recife. Rodrigo is also HIV-positive, and by following him as he meets with doctors and jokes with friends,...
Situated quite advantageously between Williamsburg and Bushwick, more or less, The International Studio & Curatorial Program, more commonly known as the ISCP, is a wonderful resource for artists from anywhere—from abroad as well as from the United States, that is, or even already based in NYC—who’d like to spend some focused time honing their craft in Brooklyn. From its studio spaces of variable sizes and sorts to its exhibition rooms and common areas, the...

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