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Carl Chiarenza: Journey into the Unknown
Through June 20, Main Galleries
Carl Chiarenza photographically transforms cast-off materials into new images. His photographs bear little resemblance to their subject matter and instead suggest mysterious worlds that viewers are invited to explore. This retrospective exhibition spans the artist’s entire career and gives visitors the opportunity to follow Chiarenza’s artistic journey as his career enters its seventh decade. Generously supported by the Rubens Family Foundation.

Eastman Museum LogoDiscover three new ways to experience the museum’s workshops with online demonstrations, virtual workshops, and private virtual tutorials

Rochester, N.Y., March 1, 2021—The George Eastman Museum has been providing artists, educators, and enthusiasts ways to explore photographic and moving image processes for decades through its on-site Process Workshops. From how to make a tintype to turning digital negatives into prints, these in-person workshops drew people from around the world to learn from the museum’s experts. This year, the Eastman Museum is offering new ways to experience its workshops from wherever you are located. The virtual Historic Process Demonstrations, Online Workshops, and Private Virtual Tutorials will all be led by Historic Process Specialist Nick Brandreth.

Queens Drive-InPresented by Museum of the Moving Image, Rooftop Films, NYSCI — kicking off with a special screening of ‘Coming 2 America’

The popular drive-in series returns for a second season to provide arts and entertainment in the borough, to bring back jobs, and to support the larger filmmaking community

Opening March 5, 2021

New York, NY (February 24, 2021) — Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), Rooftop Films, and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) today announced the return of the Queens Drive-In at New York City’s iconic Flushing Meadows Corona Park. A collaborative project between three non-profit organizations, the Queens Drive-In hosted over 80 sold-out events during the summer and fall of 2020, including dozens of New York and world premieres, many of which featured in-person and live-streamed appearances by filmmakers and stars. Among New York City drive-in experiences that opened in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queens Drive-In offers one of the largest screens with a capacity of 200 cars, high-quality DCP projection, and adventurous programming.

Crandell TheatreChatham, N.Y. -- The Crandell Theatre board of directors in Chatham, New York, announced today that it has raised $2 million of its $3 million Capital Campaign to renovate the theater and establish an endowment to sustain the theater well into the future. One million dollars has been raised towards the renovation cost of $2 million, and an initial pledge of $1 million has been received for the endowment. The theater renovation will include upgrading the audio system, expansion of the lobby and concession area, additional modernized restrooms, replacement of seats, and creation of functional staff workspace and storage.

George Eastman Museum logoRochester, N.Y., February 24, 2021—The George Eastman Museum has recently received a donation of 20 reels, from 12 identified titles, of rare 35mm nitrate and diacetate film prints from historian John Goodman of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

“We are very grateful to Mr. Goodman for this donation of nitrate films,” said Peter Bagrov, Curator in Charge of the Moving Image Department, George Eastman Museum. The gift contains several rarities including a vintage tinted reel of Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush, made in 1925. “It’s a bit of a mystery,” Bagrov added. “Chaplin himself was not fond of tinting, and all of the known release prints of this film are in black and white. Even though the print is incomplete, this beautifully tinted reel is a great discovery and adds a new dimension to our understanding of how films were presented during the silent era.”…

ONEEYE - Stacey SteersMixed-media sculptures and collages, and moving image works will be on view through June 6

Rochester, N.Y. (February 19, 2021) — The George Eastman Museum will open a new exhibition, Stacey Steers: Night Reels, in the museum’s Project Gallery and Multipurpose Hall on Saturday, February 20. The exhibition will be on view through June 6.

Night Reels is a body of multidisciplinary work by the artist Stacey Steers (American, b. 1954) that blends 2D paper collage, animation, mixed-media sculpture, and moving image works. Steers pays homage to the history of moving images while inventing entirely original cinematic works that transport familiar characters and imagery into surreal nocturnal dreamscapes.

Soundsuit by Nick CaveNick Cave, Kay Rosen, Cary Smith, Endia Beal, Forrest Gander among featured speakers

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 18, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to a stellar series of online talks, including the fourth annual Winter/Miller Lecture with acclaimed artist Nick Cave, who will be in conversation with the 2020-21 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Intern Nathan Bloom ’21.

Erēmīta (Anthologies) / courtesy of Maxxie, Suzzee & CinemaNew York, N.Y. – While the Museum of the Moving Image building continues to be closed, programming continues online with Virtual Cinema, live discussions, and virtual tours (bookings available for groups and families). Archived events, including recorded conversations with filmmakers, and educational resources for teachers and families are available online via MoMI’s YouTube page

Additional programs will be announced as they are confirmed.

2021 Black History Matters programsPeterboro, N.Y. – The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) concludes the February 2021 Black History Matters programs in the coming week. These programs address key events in our national history and are topics that are lesser known or whose implications are not usually understood. The brief twenty-eight programs will remain on the NAHOF website after February.

Monday, February 22                    H.R. 40 and the Quest for Reparations

JJ. Citron and Jeff McArn will center this program around legislation H.R. 40, which has been discussed in the House of Representatives for over three decades. The legislation has not made it beyond debate within the house. In addition to explaining the text itself, the presentation will also include videos of 2019 congressional testimonies by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Coleman Hughes (in favor and against reparations, respectively) on Juneteenth. Citron and McArn plan to center Black voices and perspectives on H.R. 40 throughout the presentation. With this in mind, they will also be including prominent voices who have weighed in on the case for reparations, including politicians, religious figures, political organizers and activist groups.

NYC Indie Film Festival 2021Festival to showcase over 30 works by indie theatre artists from march 10 - 14
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New York, NY – New Ohio Theatre, located in Manhattan’s West Village, proudly presents the 2021 NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, showcasing over 30 shorts, features and web series episodes, running March 10 – 14.

The NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival presents work from New York City independent theatre artists defying labels and branching out into digital media and film. For 2021 they’re taking the festival online and opening it up to include indie theatre artists from across the United States. They’re excited to take advantage of the internet’s wide reach to meet a new, national community of fellow theatre artists and showcase new perspectives and voices from across the country. North and South. Coast to coast. This time, it’s national.