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Museum of the Moving ImageGrant will fund expansion of the Museum’s online programming and digital content

Astoria, New York, June 23, 2020 — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a CARES grant in the amount of $296,490 to Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) to greatly expand the Museum’s capacity to offer humanities content to a broad public via new and ongoing digital programming. The funds will allow the Museum to reach diverse communities around the world by developing new content, supporting existing online projects, and building a new website that will unite all of MoMI’s activities. The award will also help the Museum retain and rehire staff affected by the COVID-19 crisis and to prepare for the safe reopening of the building.

poster-Moliere in the Park-TartuffeStarring Raúl E. Esparza & Samira Wiley, directed by MIP’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien

Streams live June 27 at 2pm EST & 7pm EST, Replays available through July 1, 2pm EST

Brooklyn, NY – Molière in the Park, co-presented with the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, is proud to present a live stream presentation of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur’s translation of Molière’s TARTUFFE, directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Wings Air HelicoptersWestchester County, N.Y. -- Wings Air Helicopters, a Westchester, NY based helicopter company has started a new initiative to offer frontline healthcare professionals a tangible thank you for their heroic efforts during the COVID-19 global pandemic: “Helicopters over New York for Healthcare Heroes” will allow healthcare professionals to experience a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter tour free of charge. Tours will depart from Wings Air’s home base at Westchester County Airport and dazzle passengers with magnificent aerial views of New York City and Westchester County.

Freddy McConnell in SeahorseAnchored by ‘Virtual Cinema’ Release Of ‘Seahorse’
People Everyday: The Films of Jeanie Finlay is the first American retrospective devoted to the U.K. documentary filmmaker—all films presented online
Seahorse available exclusively via MoMI from June 5–15, with Live Q&A with Jeanie Finlay on Sunday, June 7, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Retrospective runs throughout June 2020.

Astoria, New York, May 26, 2020 — Museum of the Moving Image will present a ten-film retrospective of British documentary filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, who is best known for capturing intimate stories of people passionately pursuing idiosyncratic lives. The films range from a portrait of her town’s last-standing record shop in SOUND IT OUT, the stranger-than-fiction tale of the man that many people believed was Elvis back from the grave in Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, to her latest work, Seahorse, which follows a trans man’s journey to fatherhood, by giving birth to his own child. The monthlong series People Everyday: The Films of Jeanie Finlay opens June 5, 2020, and includes the exclusive “virtual cinema” release of Seahorse, which premiered in competition at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

Mark DeGarmo DanceNew York, N.Y. – Mark DeGarmo Dance goes virtual by broadcasting its transcultural transdisciplinary Salon Performance Series on Zoom with performances featuring Ilona Bito and Ara Fitzgerald on Thursday, May 28th and Callie Hatchett and José Rivera Jr. on Thursday, June 11th - each at 7PM ET. Each performance includes an audience feedback session curated and facilitated by Dr. Mark DeGarmo.

Mark DeGarmo Dance recognizes the impact of COVID-19 on global artistic communities and is committed to offering opportunities for artists to share and develop their work, despite the current circumstances.

PTP/NYCNew York, NY – With great regret, PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) has announced the cancellation of their 2020 Off-Broadway summer season at The Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street) in New York City. Their 34th season was scheduled to run July 7 – August 2, 2020.

The company’s three directors, Cheryl Faraone, Richard Romagnoli, and Jim Petosa agree on the savage irony of the cancellation: “Of course this season was developed well in advance of the current horror -- eerily, the often blackly humorous or powerfully emotional stories of greed, loss, inequality and, yes, a pandemic are the headlines of our times.”…

Spaceship EarthAstoria, N.Y. -- 

Feast of the Epiphany, from the Academy Award–winning producer of American Factory, premieres online, exclusive to MoMI, beginning May 8

Each film release will be accompanied by live online conversations

Spaceship Earth
MAY 8–24, 2020

Dir. Matt Wolf. 2020, 115 mins. Spaceship Earth is the astonishing story of eight visionary people who in 1991 spent two years isolated within a self-built, closed system environment called Biosphere 2. These individuals came together not as scientists, but as a theater troupe motivated by the ethos of “learning by doing.” Their expeditions led them to build a functioning ranch in New Mexico, sail around the world in a ship of their own making, and ultimately create a model of Earth’s ecosystem to help model sustainable living and contribute to mitigating the risks of climate change.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Virtual Cherry BlossomsSunday, May 3, at 3 p.m. EDT on Facebook Live and bbg.org

Part of Series of Virtual Garden Tours and Events

Brooklyn, NY—This Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. EDT, Brooklyn Botanic Garden brings cherry blossom season home in a new video walk through Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk in magnificent full bloom created by cinematographer Nic Petry of Dancing Camera. A sneak peak can be viewed now, and the full video will premiere on Sunday on Facebook Live and bbg.org.

Museum of the Moving ImageFour films from the Museum’s festival of innovative cinema to stream exclusively on MUBI in May

New York, New York, April 28, 2020 — Four acclaimed international films — Bird Talk (Dir. Xawery Żuławski), Searching Eva (Dir. Pia Hellenthal), Transnistra (Dir. Anna Eborn), and Nofinofy (Dir. Michael Andrianaly) — featured in Museum of the Moving Image’s First Look 2020, a festival interrupted by the coronavirus outbreak, will make their online streaming debut on MUBI. Each Monday in May, MUBI will premiere a film from the festival and each film will be available to stream exclusively on their platform.

Virtual Dance for Dance 2020The Dance Party of the Year on Thursday April 30th at 6:30 PM ET (US) to energetically clasp hands and dance together across the Earth and its 24 time zones

New York, N.Y. – Mark DeGarmo Dance goes global by pivoting its annual community celebration and fundraiser, Dance for Dance 2020, into a virtual broadcast to connect with its local, national, and international audiences on Thursday, April 30th from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Eastern (U.S.) Time on Facebook and Youtube