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Sixteen Animated Films from Miyazaki, Plympton and More Set for 'See It Big!' Series at Moving Image, 11/28-12/28Sixteen Animated Films from Miyazaki, Plympton and More Set for 'See It Big!' Series at Moving Image, 11/28-12/28
by Movies News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image will present sixteen contemporary animated films in a new edition of its popular See It Big! series, co-programmed with the online film magazine Reverse Shot. The series, which opens November 28 and continues through December 28, 2014, includes works by renowned animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli, Bill Plympton, Henry Selick, John Lasseter, and Satoshi Kon, as well as unique works by directors Wes Anderson and Richard Linklater and others. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Presents FIRST LOOK Showcase, 1/9Museum of the Moving Image Presents FIRST LOOK Showcase, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image has announced the lineup for its First Look Festival, an expanded and reconceived version of its annual showcase for inventive new international cinema. Now in its fourth year, First Look,with a lineup that has expanded both in size and scope, is now officially a festival, the first major moving image event of the year. First Look will take place at the Museum from January 9 through 18, 2015. “First Look reflects the breadth and adventurousness that defines the Museum,” said Chief Curator David Schwartz. “This year, we are expanding beyond programs in the Redstone Theater, with screenings in the Bartos Screening Room, and a newly commissioned large-scale video installation.” The Museum is also announcing a programming partnership with FIDMarseille, the cutting-edge documentary festival programmed under the leadership of Jean-Pierre Rehm. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Present Ways to Freedom: Polish Film and the Rise of Democracy, 11/13-23Museum of the Moving Image to Present Ways to Freedom: Polish Film and the Rise of Democracy, 11/13-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image and the Polish Cultural Institute New York will present Ways to Freedom: Polish Film and the Rise of Democracy, a thirteen-film series commemorating the 25th anniversary of the first free parliamentary elections in Poland. The series, running November 13 through 23, 2014, includes seven features and six documentary shorts that date from 1977 through 1990, a tumultuous political period in which the nation experienced the loosening of Stalin-era control, the imposition of martial law, and the birth and growth of the Solidarity movement. Four of the screenings will be introduced by noted film scholars, and the opening night of the series will be followed by a reception. (more...)

Patti Smith and Darren Aronofsky to Appear at NOAH Screening at Moving Image, 11/17Patti Smith and Darren Aronofsky to Appear at NOAH Screening at Moving Image, 11/17
by Movies News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to announce a special screening of the adventure epic Noah followed by a discussion with director Darren Aronofsky and singer/songwriter Patti Smith in person on Monday, November 17, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum. Smith's soulful, haunting song "Mercy Is," her first original song written for the screen, is featured in the film. The two will discuss Noah and their collaboration in a wide-ranging conversation, and Smith will perform "Mercy Is." (more...)

Nandita Das, Indian Actress and Social Activist, in Person with 'Between the Lines' 10/25Nandita Das, Indian Actress and Social Activist, in Person with 'Between the Lines' 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Nandita Das, acclaimed actress of Indian cinema and human rights advocate, will appear in person at Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of Between the Lines (2014, 79 mins.), a cinematic adaptation of the 2012 play. Set in contemporary India where educated and affluent couples are caught between modernity and tradition, the film explores the relationship between a husband (Subodh Maskara) and wife (Nandita Das) who are both lawyers who have been married for ten years. They end up arguing on opposite sides of a criminal trial, resulting in the blurring of their personal and professional lives. The battle in the court starts to impact their relationship at home, and they struggle to find a new balance. Between the Lines is directed by Ritesh Manon. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Hou Hsiao-hsien Retrospective, 9/12-10/13Museum of the Moving Image to Host Hou Hsiao-hsien Retrospective, 9/12-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Cinema movement, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes and an elliptical approach to storytelling, can be seen in such widely acclaimed films as Flowers of Shanghai, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and Flight of the Red Balloon. His modernist formalism was complemented by a humanist touch expressed most strongly in films that addressed Taiwan's history and identity, often laced with Hou's own memories. From September 12 through October 17, 2014, Museum of the Moving Image will present Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien—the first comprehensive Hou retrospective in New York since 1999. It includes all of Hou's seventeen feature films as director, presented on film (including two new 35mm prints), as well as rare shorts, and a selection of related films, among them Olivier Assayas's documentary HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang's seminal Taipei Story (starring, and co-written by, Hou), and Wu Nien-jen's rarely shown A Borrowed Life. (more...)

Om Puri to be Honored at Special Preview of THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, 8/3Om Puri to be Honored at Special Preview of THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Om Puri (b. 1950), the prolific and internationally renowned Indian actor will appear at Museum of the Moving Image on Sunday, August 3, for a conversation about his career moderated by actress and writer Madhur Jaffrey. The tribute program, presented with clips of Puri's finest performances, will be followed by a preview screening of The Hundred-Hoot Journey, in which he co-stars with Helen Mirren. (more...)

10th Rural Route Film Festival Comes to Moving Image, 8/8-1010th Rural Route Film Festival Comes to Moving Image, 8/8-10
by Movies News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Rural Route Film Festival, celebrating its tenth anniversary, returns to Museum of the Moving Image from August 8 through 10, 2014, with its showcase of international films that take the road less traveled, transporting viewers to places far outside of the city. (more...)

FlashRouters Brings Affordable Networking Security Solution to Users Seeking Private Internet ExperienceFlashRouters Brings Affordable Networking Security Solution to Users Seeking Private Internet Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

RUTHERFORD, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ NSA surveillance, the Heartbleed bug, Snowden leaks these recent alarming headlines provide evidence of a consistent disregard for individual privacy and infringement on personal freedom by governments and corporations. (more...)

Micrel Honored With Model N Rainmaker Award for Vision, Leadership Micrel Honored With Model N Rainmaker Award for Vision, Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA(Marketwired - Jun 4, 2014) - Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high-performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today announced it has been named a recipient of the Rainmaker Awards at the 10th annual Global Revenue Management Summit. Micrel took honors in the category of Revenue Management Best Practices. (more...)

Tallwave Kicks-Off High Tide 3 Venture Program Ed Tech and Healthcare IT From Across the Country Tallwave Kicks-Off High Tide 3 Venture Program Ed Tech and Healthcare IT From Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

SCOTTSDALE, AZ(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - High-profile local investors, top corporations and entrepreneurial community influencers will all gather on Thursday, June 5, from 5:30 pm. to 7:30 p.m. at The Duce, 525 S. Central Avenue, Phoenix to celebrate the kick-off of Tallwave's High Tide™ 3 venture program.  (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Open Exhibit on Animation Director Chuck Jones, 7/19Museum of the Moving Image to Open Exhibit on Animation Director Chuck Jones, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Animation director and artist Charles Martin 'Chuck' Jones (1912-2002) brought to life some of the most iconic cartoon characters in animation history. He perfected the wisecracking Bugs Bunny and the exasperated Daffy Duck and a host of other characters, including Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, and Pepé Le Pew. He brought an unparalleled talent for comic invention and a flair for creating distinctive, memorable characters to the art of film animation. What's Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones, a new Smithsonian traveling exhibition that explores Jones's creative genius, influences, and legacy, will open at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City on July 19, 2014 and will be on view through January 19, 2015. (more...)

Tatsuya Nakadai Set for THE FACE OF ANOTHER Screening at Museum of the Moving Image, 5/17Tatsuya Nakadai Set for THE FACE OF ANOTHER Screening at Museum of the Moving Image, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Tatsuya Nakadai (b. 1932) is one of the greatest actors in the history of contemporary cinema, starring in more than 140 movies by directors including Akira Kurosawa, Masaki Kobayashi, Kon Ichikawa, and Mikio Naruse. His versatility and the electrifying intensity of his performances are legendary, and lie at the heart of a career lasting more than six decades. On Saturday, May 17, at 3:00 p.m., Museum of the Moving Image will present a personal appearance by Nakadai with a screening of one of his most astonishing films, The Face of Another, a doppelgänger tale directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman of the Dunes). The screening will be followed by a conversation with Nakadai moderated by Terrence Rafferty, former New Yorker film critic and frequent contributor at The New York Times. (more...)

CARNE: THE TACO MAKER Coming to VOD, 6/1CARNE: THE TACO MAKER Coming to VOD, 6/1
by Movies News Desk - May 3, 2014

Brain Damage Films will be serving up Carne: The Taco Maker On Demand across North America starting June 1st, 2014. (more...)

Kenji Mizoguchi Will Receive of Retrospective at Moving Image, Now thru 6/8Kenji Mizoguchi Will Receive of Retrospective at Moving Image, Now thru 6/8
by Movies News Desk - May 2, 2014

Known for the exquisite beauty of his films and hailed as one of the greatest filmmakers ever by many critics, scholars, and filmmakers, Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956) produced 85 films that spanned the silent and sound eras in Japan. With his mastery of mise-en-scene and narrative, and enduring focus on the human experience, especially-perhaps more than any other theme-the suffering of women, Mizoguchi's films are celebrated worldwide. Of these works, only 30 exist today. Museum of the Moving Image and the Japan Foundation will present all of these extant works in a major retrospective-the first in North America in nearly 20 years and the first to feature all 30 titles-from today, May 2 through June 8, 2014. (more...)

THE WORLD COMES TO QUEENS Exhibition Runs Now thru 8/31 at Moving ImageTHE WORLD COMES TO QUEENS Exhibition Runs Now thru 8/31 at Moving Image
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

In celebration of the anniversaries of the 1939-40 and 1964-65 New York World's Fairs-both of which took place in Queens-Museum of the Moving Image will present an exhibit of films that were made for the fairs and which reflect post-World War II-era optimism and focus on American industry as central themes. The exhibit, The World Comes to Queens: Films from the 1939 and 1964 World's Fairs, featuring excerpts from six films, opens today and will be on view through August 31 in the Museum's Video Screening Amphitheater. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image Presents Special Evening with SOPRANOS Creator David Chase TonightMuseum of the Moving Image Presents Special Evening with SOPRANOS Creator David Chase Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Museum of the Moving Image will present a special evening with David Chase in conversation with Chief Curator David Schwartz about the groundbreaking HBO television series, following a screening of these two episodes. (more...)

Kenji Mizoguchi Will Receive of Retrospective at Moving Image, 5/2-6/8Kenji Mizoguchi Will Receive of Retrospective at Moving Image, 5/2-6/8
by Movies News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Known for the exquisite beauty of his films and hailed as one of the greatest filmmakers ever by many critics, scholars, and filmmakers, Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956) produced 85 films that spanned the silent and sound eras in Japan.Of these works, only 30 exist today. Museum of the Moving Image and the Japan Foundation will present all of these extant works in a major retrospective-the first in North America in nearly 20 years and the first to feature all 30 titles-from May 2 through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Alternet Systems Supports Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) Annual Meeting on April 9th - 11th, Washington, DC Alternet Systems Supports Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) Annual Meeting on April 9th - 11th, Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

MIAMI, FL(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Alternet Systems, Inc. (OTCQB: ALYI) ('Alternet' or the 'Company'), an accelerator of high growth opportunities in Digital Currency and Mobile Commerce services, today announced support of the Digital Asset Transfer Authority (DATA) Annual Meeting on April 9th through the 11th in Washington, D.C. Alternet Systems is the first publicly listed company to secure full DATA membership. (more...)

Photo Flash: Julie Taymor, Brooke Shields, Michael Moore and More at 2014 FIRST TIME FESTPhoto Flash: Julie Taymor, Brooke Shields, Michael Moore and More at 2014 FIRST TIME FEST
by Movies News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

After 5 days featuring 10 new films from around the world; 9 retrospective screenings with artists such as Jennie Livingston, James Toback, Julie Taymor and Frederick Elmes; 9 amazing panels featuring the brightest industry minds; and 8 special events including conversations with Michael Moore, FIRST TIME FEST, The Second Time Around came to a close last night, April 7 with its Closing Night Awards Ceremony which took place at the 42West Nightclub in NYC. Scroll down for photos from throughout the festival! (more...)

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