Cinema

October, 2014

‘Dark Crystal’ creators will visit BAM for puppet film fest

Cinema: You look like Gelfing, smell like Gelfing, maybe you are Gelfing! Comment.

Now streaming: Independent Brooklyn flicks

Circuit Lord: Brooklyn has been in demand for quite some time, but now it is on demand, too. Comments (7).

Hollywood does Flatbush: Tom Hanks, Spielberg in the neighborhood

Cinema: Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg paid a visit to Flatbush on Tuesday to shoot scenes for the movie “Saint James Place,” a thriller about the Cold War. Comments (3).

September, 2014

PHOTOS: Kings Theatre on its way to coronation

Cinema: Watch the throne. Comment.

All the Brooklyn locations in BAM’s subway film series

Cinema: Don’t waste your money on movies that only feature other, lesser boroughs. Comments (4).

Queasy rider: Film chronicles career and injuries of motorcycle racing legend

Cinema: Dim the lights and start your engines! Comment.

August, 2014

Turtles re-powered! Fans screen original Ninja Turtles movie

Cinema: Forget the new “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie. Not one, but two screenings of the 1990 original are happening in Brooklyn bars this week. Comment.

By way of Canarsie: New doc revisits ’hood’s halcyon days

Cinema: Take a stroll down an unpaved memory lane. Comments (8).

Can’t ‘The Dog’ have his day in Brooklyn?

Cinema: A film about Brooklyn’s most famous bank robbery barely made it to borough theaters. Comment.

Rebar redux! Brooklyn Heights Cinema eyes move to shuttered Dumbo space

Cinema: UPDATE: Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner Kenn Lowy has confirmed that Rebar is among the spaces he is in talks for. Comments (1).

Re-Marker-ble! BAM screens films by legendary filmmaker

Cinema: Chris Marker was at the avant-garde of film — and paranoia. Comments (1).

Rocket-umentary! Film celebrates return of the Astroland Rocket

Cinema: Talk about a blast from the past! Comment.

Williamsburg church hosts Latin American film series

Cinema: Grab some popcorn — and your Spanish dictionary. Comments (2).

July, 2014

I want my MTV back! Celebrate the golden age of music videos

Cinema: Reality stars might have killed the music video, but the classic era of MTV is not forgotten. Comment.

Cheap flick! Film fest celebrates movies made on cellphones

Cinema: That video that you made in your apartment last night — no, not that one — might just be cinematic gold. Comment.

June, 2014

Swing’s ‘The Right Thing’! Spike Lee celebrating film’s birthday all week

Cinema: Brooklyn is buggin’ out for the 25th anniversary of the classic “Do the Right Thing.” Comments (2).

SATURDAY: ‘Do the Right Thing’ turns 25 with block party

Cinema: Brooklyn is doing the right thing — again. Comments (1).

Freaky film day! W’burg cinema hosts surrealist movie series

Cinema: Ain’t nothing like the surreal thing, baby! Comment.

TromaDance Film Fest screams into Williamsburg

Cinema: The filmmakers behind the cult “Toxic Avenger” movie franchise are bringing their free film festival to Brooklyn for the first time. Comment.

MT-spray: Old doc about subway graffiti finds new life at BAM

Cinema: Board the public transit system of the 1970s at BAMcinemaFest. Comments (1).

Sketchy characters: W’burg animation fest features hand-drawn hosts

Cinema: They’re Brooklyn’s Beavis and Butthead! Comment.

May, 2014

Time after time: Borough-made film features Brooklyn time-traveler

Cinema: Forget the stereotype of Brooklyn newcomers moving in from the Midwest — the protaganist of this film is an immigrant from 400 years in the future. Comments (3).

Best of the fest: Four great flicks at the Brooklyn Film Festival

Cinema: With 100 films spanning two cinemas and a whole week, deciding what to see at the Brooklyn Film Festival can be a daunting task. So we have decided for you. Comment.

Drawing from Brooklyn: Ralph Bakshi is still making films about his home borough

Cinema: The Brownsville-raised director of “Fritz the Cat” is now working on a film about the seedy underbelly of 1960s Coney Island. Comments (1).

Coney clash! Doc on People’s Playground battle screens in Bay Ridge

Cinema: Coney Island is coming to Bay Ridge. Comment.

April, 2014

A head-start for late silent-film star

Cinema: A nearly forgotten silent-film star’s memory is finally being marked at Green-Wood Cemetery. Comments (1).

Bargain bin bounty: The Found Film Festival dusts off forgotten footage

Cinema: This roving film festival takes old VHS tapes from the basement and puts them on the big screen. Comments (6).

Flop-house cinema: W’burg film fest celebrates bad movies

Cinema: Brooklyn has festivals for cat films, motorbike films, and science fiction films. And now it has a festival for bad films. Comments (11).

March, 2014

The ‘Brooklyn bonfire’ is back!

Cinema: The silent film that helped coin the term “it girl” is playing at the Central Library — just blocks away from where its star Clara Bow grew up. Comment.

As his piano gently weeps: Silent-film buff brings old celluloid to life

Cinema: A Midwood man has spent the past 17 years screening forgotten flicks for free. Comment.

Batman returns: Forgotten film about Brooklyn’s ‘Super Cops’ to screen in P’Slope

Cinema: “The Super Cops” captures 1970s Bedford-Stuyvesant in all its gritty glory. Comments (1).

Scorsese film fest pairs flicks with classic influences — and a piano

Cinema: The Brooklyn Academy of Music is kicking off its latest film series with a very quiet bang. Comments (1).

And the Oscar goes to — Brooklyn!

Cinema: Leave it to Brooklynites to steal the show. Comments (1).

February, 2014

Brooklyn bars celebrate Oscars with Hollywood-inspired drinks

Cinema: The special ingredient in these cocktails is movie magic! Comment.

Dancing about movies: New fest pairs films with live performance

Cinema: Most film screenings begin with a warning to turn off your cellphone. Not these ones. Comment.

Spike Lee to rude gentrifiers: ‘Get the f--- out of here’

Cinema: White newcomers to Brooklyn are doing the wrong things, according to the borough’s filmmaker laureate and prodigal son. Comments (102).

Listen up! Spike Lee to give free lecture at Pratt

Cinema: Brooklyn’s prodigal son will return. Comments (3).

Slapstick century: Celebrate 100 years of Charlie Chaplin with special screening

Cinema: A local silent film expert will school you in slapstick, at a screening of the comedy great’s first three films. Comment.

Bad girls at BAM: Film series celebrates vengeance-seeking anti-heroines

Cinema: Revenge is a dish best served in a movie theater. Comment.

Top three revenge-filled films from the ‘Vengeance is Hers’ series

Cinema: The co-curator of BAMCinematek’s ‘Vengeance is Hers’ film series picks her favorites — so you don’t have to. Comment.

January, 2014

Brooklyn Israel Film Fest screens Israeli-Palestinian gay love story

Cinema: Talk about bridging the gap. Comments (1).

Talented Slope twosome get Oscar nod for Disney ditty

Cinema: The song this couple penned for the Disney flick “Frozen” is getting big-time attention. Comments (4).

Doc of Ages: Film chronicles Gowanus-side recording studio

Cinema: Long before a federal clean-up was poised to dredge the toxic sludge from the bottom of the Gowanus Canal, one canal-side recording studio was kicking out a different kind of jam. Comments (4).

Lights, camera, live-action: BAM screens play in real-time

Cinema: Forget NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” — the Brooklyn Academy of Music is screening a live Chekov play. Comment.

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