Cinema

November, 2009

You’ll have a wheely good time at the biking PSA film festival

Mean Streets: Here’s one filmmaking competition that really is on a roll. Comment.

October, 2009

BAM is showing the best films ever — all from 1962

Cinema: It’s a weird retrospective, but one of the best: 12 of the best films ever, all from 1962. Comment.

Cannes do! Two film festivals this weekend show that Brooklyn is ready for a close up

Cinema: Here’s our preview of the Red Hook and Coney Island film festivals. Comment.

Two film fests compete with two classics

Cinema: “The Warriors” goes head to head with “Lavender Lake” at rival film fests this weekend. Comments (1).

August, 2009

Box office flop! Court St cinema searched only ladies’ bags

Cinema: The United Artists Court Street Cinema discriminated against its own customers when it started searching only women’s pocketbooks, not men’s bags, at the Brooklyn Heights multiplex this summer, some moviegoers charge. Comments (6).

All the president’s men: Woodstein — and Redford — at BAM on Sept. 12!

Cinema: Two of the most important journalists of the 20th century — and the actor who brought their story to life in one of the greatest movies of the same century — will be at BAM on Sept. 12. Comment.

A fortnight of Redford films

Cinema: Even if you miss Robert Redford’s two-night stand at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, there will still be hours and hours of Redford to soak in during BAMcinematek’s retrospective, “Robert Redford: Artist and Activist,” Sept. 8–16. Comments (1).

It’s ‘La Dolce Vino’ at Enoteca on Court

Cinema: What’s better than watching a movie with a bunch of friends and popcorn? Watching a movie with a bunch of friends and pizza in the garden of a great restaurant. Comment.

Classic kung fu film no longer gets the silent treatment

Cinema: A trio of rockers will bring some noise to a silent kung fu film during a rare screening. Comment.

July, 2009

Finally, Andy Warhol’s screen tests set to music!

Cinema: It’s coming to Celebrate Brooklyn this Saturday. Comments (1).

Classic kung fu film no longer gets the silent treatment

Cinema: A trio of rockers will bring some noise to a silent kung fu film during a rare screening. Comment.

The Park Slope man who saved ‘Purple Rain’!

Cinema: One of the most exciting events of the summer is a participatory screening of Prince’s classic film “Purple Rain” in Prospect Park — but it never could have happened without one Park Slope man. Comments (1).

June, 2009

Four boro filmmakers need your help!

Cinema: Believe it or not, but four out of 10 young auteurs in a Netflix-sponsored filmmaking contest are from Brooklyn. But all four are trailing in the balloting. What’s up with that? Comment.

March, 2009

Dafriend or Dafoe?

Cinema: Our encounter with the beloved actor. Comments (1).

February, 2009

His documentary wins Oscar as he watches at Slope bar

Cinema: The Academy Awards were taking place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday night, but the real action was on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope. That’s where one part of the team behind the Oscar-winning documentary, “Man on Wire,” watched the big show. Comments (1).

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