Friday, December 16, 2011

Hoe Hoe Hoe! Merry Holiday Hoe-Down... and it's Free



Holiday Shopping Hoe-Down
December 16th - December 18th

Ibiza Love Child and Grit NY is having a Holiday Shopping Hoe-Down at the Red Bull Space in SoHo.

Beach to Boogie apparel and accessories presented by Ibiza Love Child, Vintage and dyed garments from The Clutterbox, Katie Kansas sexy undergarments, leggings by MessQueen NY, Nouveau Vieux, Erika Dray, Nude Barre, Beautiful Mutant, Deschain, Looseworld, Verboten Boutique and more.

Art Curation by Grit New York. Artists to be announced!

DJ sets Verboten DJs on Friday 3PM-12AM
Stadenco
Samsara
Dani Lehman
George Faya

Saturday a special DJ afternoon set by:
Bruce Tantum/Timeout NYC, East Village Radio.
Music curated by Looseworld from 4PM until 10PM

Sunday
DJs to be announced...

Open bar throughout the event with shopping 3PM-12AM Friday,12PM-10PM Saturday, and Sunday 12PM-5PM.

Admission free/open bar!
Admission free/open bar!
Admission free/open bar!





Thursday, November 10, 2011

BPM 2012 Full Line-up and Event Schedule




The 5th Annual BPM Festival

December 30, 2011 - January 8, 2012

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

www.thebpmfestival.com


The BPM Festival: Phase Two Artist Line-up

Day & Night Events Schedule

Now in its fifth year as the premier winter getaway for electronic music lovers, The BPM Festival is proud to announce the second phase of its 2012 artist lineup, plus the day and night events schedule. From December 30, 2011 - January 8, 2012, the BPM Festival will host 200+ of the world’s top DJ talent among the beautiful beach backdrop of Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya, along with label showcases representing many of the defining labels of the moment, including: Akbal Music, Air London, Cecille Records, Cityfox, Crosstown Rebels, Culprit, Desolat, Digital Delight, Hed Kandi, Hot Creations, Life and Death, Minus, My Favorite Robot, No. 19 Music, Saved Records, Sci+Tec, Scissor & Thread, Toolroom Records, VIVa MUSiC, and Younan Music.


The BPM Festival Phase Two Artist Line-Up (NEW ADDITIONS): Adam K, Addy, Afrilounge, Ambivalent, Andrew Grant, Antonio Piacquadio, Bioniq, Black Light Smoke, Craig Pettigrew, Crazy Larry, D-Paack, D. Ramirez, Damian Uzabiaga, Danny Daze, Danny Torrence, Damian Romero, Dave Powers, Dead Seal,Digitalique, DJ Draggon, DJ Lukas, Donovan, Endo, Fary, Frank & Tony, Fredo Cortez, Funkagenda, German Wagener, Gregorythme (live), Halo, Hoj, Jeff Gold, Joee Cons, Jojo Flores, John Digweed, Jonny Cruz, The Junkies, Julien Loreto, Kate Simko, Kenyon Clidero, Lauren Lane, Lee Jones, Louie Fresco, Manzone & Strong, Mar-c, Mark Henning, Mark Knight, Matthew Dekay, Max Jacobson, Metrika, Michelangelo, The Midnight Perverts, MightyKat, Mobius Strum, Mr. C, Miguel Puente, Miketrix, Mike Khoury, Mike Montano, Muan, My Favorite Robot, Naveen G, Neno, Nik Nik, Niko Glenn, Nina Kraviz, Nitin, Nymra + Sofisticated, Omar Labastida, Paskal & Vesselinov, Peter Bailey, Pillow Talk, Puente + Rosch, Richie Santana, Richy Ahmed, Robert James, Rodrigo Madrid, Robbie Akbal, Ross Evana, Russ Yallop, Sebo K, Serge Devant, Shdwplay (live), Shaun Reeves, Steve Aries, Tara Brooks, Tato, Three, Tini Tun, Uppercut, XO-Chic and more to be announced!

The BPM Festival 2012 Day Events

December 30 Niko Glenn / Antonio Piacquadio / Julien Loreto / Miketrix @ Kool Beach Club

December 31 Mike Montano / Neno / German Wagener @ Kool Beach Club

January 1 Michelangelo / The Midnight Perverts / Digitalique @ Kool Beach Club

January 1 Digital Delight Label Showcase: Puente + Rosch / Wildkats / Damian Uzabiaga @ Canibal Royal

January 2 Lauren Lane / Tini Tun / Mar-C / Nik Nik @ Kool Beach Club

January 2 Akbal Music Label Showcase: special guest Sebo K + Afrilounge / Robbie / Muan / Fredo Cortez / Mobius Strum / Max Jacobson / Dave Powers @ Canibal Royal

January 3 John Digweed / Craig Pettigrew / Paskal & Vesselinov / Jeff Gold @ Kool Beach Club

January 3 Life and Death vs Scissor & Thread Label Showcase: Thugfucker / Pillow Talk / Frank & Tony / Black Light Smoke @ Mamita's Beach Club

January 4 Daniel Dubb / Endo + special guests TBA via BPM Twitter @thebpmfestival and Facebook @ Kool Beach Club hosted by Bal en Blanc

January 4 Cityfox Label Showcase: Gregorythme (live) / Lee Jones / Mark Henning + Listed artists @ Mamita's Beach Club hosted by Listed Productions

January 5 Julien Loreto / Rodrigo Madrid + special guests TBA via BPM Twitter @thebpmfestival and BPM Facebook @ Kool Beach Club

January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Therapy Line-up TBA @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** My Favorite Robot Label Showcase: special guest Shaun Reeves + James Teej / My Favorite Robot / Metrika / Donovan / Jonny Cruz @ Canibal Royal

January 6 Saved Label Showcase: Nic Fanciulli / Matthias Tanzmann / Stacey Pullen / Ross Evana @ Kool Beach Club

January 6 No.19 Music Label Showcase: Art Department / Nitin / Deniz Kurtel / Tanner Ross / Dead Seal / Louie Fresco / Miguel Puente @ Canibal Royal

January 6 Give It to Me Old School: Addy @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 7 Toolroom Knights: Mark Knight / Adam K / D. Ramirez / Nik Nik @ Kool Beach

January 7 All Day I Dream: Lee Burridge + special guest Matthew Dekay @ Mamita's Club

January 7 Therapy Line-up TBA @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 8 Hed Kandi: Steve Aries / Nik Nik / Kenyon Clidero @ Kool Beach

January 8 Hot Creations vs Crosstown Rebels: Richy Ahmed / Robert James / Russ Yallop / Danny Daze + more! @ Mamita's Beach Club


The BPM Festival 2012 Night Events

December 30 Danny Howells / Sean Miller / Omar Labastida @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

December 30 Air London presents A Night in the Air: Simon Baker / Kate Simko / Nitin / Bioniq @ TBA

December 31 ***NYE 2012*** Circo Loco & The BPM Festival present Danny Tenaglia / Luca Bacchetti / Andrew Grant @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 1 Cecille Label Showcase: Nick Curly / DJ Sneak / Neno @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 1 Superfreq: Mr. C / Three / XO-Chic / Damian Romero @ La Santanera

January 2 Viva Music Label Showcase: Steve Lawler / Lee Burridge / Leon @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 2 Heidi presents the Jackathon vs Varsity All Stars: Heidi / Crazy Larry / Mike Khoury / Naveen G / Mar-c @ La Santanera

January 3 Sci+Tec Label Showcase: Dubfire / Davide Squillace / Carlo Lio / Shadwplay (live) / The Junkies @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 3 Clandestine Agency Showcase: Guy Gerber / Nina Kraviz / Tato / Fary @ La Santanera

January 4 Movement + BPM present Minus showcase: Richie Hawtin / Gaiser (live) / Ambivalent @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 4 Dirty South / Serge Devant / Joee Cons @ Pink Elephant

January 4 Culprit Label Showcase: Lee Foss / Droog / Dan Ghenacia / Nymra & Sofisticated / Mightykat @ La Santanera

January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Desolat label showcase: Loco Dice / Martin Buttrich (live) / tINI / Guti (live) @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Cedric Gervais / Funkagenda / Manzone and Strong @ Pink Elephant

January 5 ***BPM 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY EVENT*** Soul Clap / Wolf + Lamb @ La Santanera

January 6 Stereo MTL presents Marco Carola all night @ Blue Parrot Beach Club

January 6 Boris / Richie Santana / Peter Bailey / Danny Torrence @ Pink Elephant

January 6 Jojo Flores / Halo @ La Santanera

January 7 Steve Angello / Uppercut @ Blue Parrot Beach Club hosted by Glow DC

January 7 Rebel Cave: Damian Lazarus / Jamie Jones / Art Department @ Alux Cave

January 7 Younan Music Label Showcase: Saeed Younan / Pleasurekraft / Addy / Tara Brooks @ La Santanera

January 8 BPM Closing Party: Behrouz / Marko Nastic @ Blue Parrot Beach Club



The BPM Festival is proud to be working with the following promotional partners: All Day I Dream, Circo Loco, Clandestine Agency, Give It To Me Old School, Glow DC (Washington), Listed Productions, Movement (Detroit), Stereo MTL, Superfreq, Therapy, Varsity All Stars, and Vessel/Base (San Francisco).


Travel partners for BPM 2012 include Selloff Vacations / Sunwing (Canada), Expedia.com (USA), Technotravel (Europe) and PDC Travel (Mexico/South America). Please check sites for vacation packages and flight information. For official BPM hotel partners, please go to

www.thebpmfestival.com.



NYE 2012 | 3-Day NYE Weekend VIP | 7-Day VIP | 10-Day VIP wristbands are now available at bpm.wantickets.com. Individual event tickets will be on sale by November 15.


For more info, please go to: www.thebpmfestival.com.


The BPM Festival

twitter.com/thebpmfestival

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sunset Campout - Catching up with the West Coast


Sunset Campout
July 15 - 17th
Belden Town, CA

Sunset Campout- Catching up with the West Coast
Words by: Sam Jackson

Sunset Campout first appeared on my radar last year, when a good friend and avid raver from the glory days suggested that I come down from Portland, Oregon and check it out. Logistics didn’t pan out and I had to pass. Now some noise is being made about this year’s lineup, and I’ve come to find out that some of my good friends from the Portland house scene are being given billings alongside genre defining acts like Larry Heard and Akufen. In short, this is a formula for success- highlighting some of the best of what America has in the way of underground classic house talent while bringing in a carefully culled assortment of A-List performers.

Upon moving to Portland from New York City, I was surprised to find a city that is slowly turning into a unique incubator for house talent. While the outgoing public has next-to-no interest in EDM, house parties and private shows are enabling unique acts to develop while largely isolated from the pressures of global fads in club culture. Steve Summers, or Jason as I know him, lived in Portland around the time that I first moved here from NYC. I met him at a ‘baby rave’; basically a bedroom party with a lot of hardware and a fog machine. I couldn’t believe the quality of his output- the ‘classic house’ revival has been chugging along for a couple years, but this was played live with a raw energy that is unimpeachably authentic. Only later did I learn that he was releasing records on Clone Records (the great Dutch overseers of cultivated jams). Likewise Miracles Club have been holding it down in Portland for a couple of years with a psychedelic take on the house genre that is at once an homage to the originators, and also a journey into an alternate history where the lines between psychedelic rock and disco were never drawn in the sand. It was exciting to see them pick up European tour dates earlier this year; going as far abroad as Moscow enables them to test their music with a much broader audience. I can’t wait to see the ripples these artists cause as they leave their intimate environs and amass momentum.

Apart from the music, I will say that I am very excited to spend three summer days in the Campout’s gorgeous setting on the river. I can only imagine that it will match the kind of fun I had in summer camp- except this time there will be no bullies, and hopefully no need for counseling, and instead I’ll just be getting down in the woods with a cluster of like-minded music lovers.


Justin Martin Sunset Campout 2009


View From a close by bridge

Alland Byallo Sunset Campout 2009

Sammy D Sunset Campout 2010

General Weekend Passes are also now available for $125 + $3 service charge, Cash Only at: Black Pancake Records, 593 Haight St. at Steiner, San Francisco. http://www.blackpancakerecords.com/

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Movement 2011 Photos by Marvin Shaouni

Model D photographer Marvin Shaouni went looking for abstractions, nuances and wide angles in this essay that recaps one of the world's great dance music events in vivid detail. Sit back and enjoy, even if you didn't make it downtown. This will take you closer to the action, we guarantee it.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Detroit Merchandise Crazy

Went a little overboard this year with merch

I guess it makes up for the 4 previous years I bought zilch.

- Ladies Ladies listen to Detroit Techno
- Techno Rebels book, by Dan Sicko a signed copy... something to read on the train
- Made in Detroit Bag
- 5 Stickers
- 1 Detroit orange pin





All together think it was about 60$ worth of stuff an easy way to support the Detroit economy.

Get your own stuff here:
http://theghostlystore.com/ for the book
http://gshcusa.bigcartel.com/ has really cool party T-shirts
For stickers pins and the t-shirt seen here wait till Movement Festival 2012.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Pure Michigan: DEMF

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Movement 2011 before the maddness

Festival setup pics.

























Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Only at DEMF...

/deteksupport/



This Sunday May 29th in Detroit, Teksupport teams up with Detroit's Detek introducing the first installment of /deteksupport/
An exclusive live/DJ set between Heartthrob and Butane tops the bill for /deteksupport/, an all night bash at the Works this Sunday in Detroit after Movement Festival.

This party will take place across three rooms and a patio with a number of exclusive appearances throughout the night.
Clink bring a few of their artists to the bill, including including Ambivalent, Alexi Delano and Camea, while Resolute will have KiNK perform an exclusive live set, with DJ support from Kate Simko, Maetrik and Berlin stalwart Sammy Dee. A Detroit/New York axis of talent rounds out the lineup, with exclusive appearances from Monty Luke and Amyn (performing live) along with Teksupport resident Dave Rosario + additional Detroit local support
Guests worried about an early (police-enforced) shut down can rest assured that the party will run til 8am, thanks to the Works' after-hour license.

Limited tickets for this event available: www.residentadvisor.net/teksupport
Teksupport on Facebook: LIKE US!


Detek & Teksupport Present:

Featuring:
Heartthrob vs Butane (Live +DJ / Exclusive)

Clink Showcase:
Ambivalent
Alexi Delano (Exclusive)
Camea (Exclusive)
Cesare vs Disorder (Exclusive)
Tim Xavier (Exclusive)

Resolute Presents:
KiNK (Live / Exclusive)
Sammy Dee
Maetrik (DJ Set / Exclusive)
Kate Simko
Elon (Exclusive)
Connie (Exclusive)

DetekSupport:
Monty Luke (Exclusive)
Amyn (Live / Exclusive)
MEANS and ENDS (Live)
Laszlo Sandor
Dave Rosario
Gabe Real
JD Harrington
Ray Nicholes
Antitrust
Kirk Jon
Justin James
Jenna Brown
Dru Ruiz

10 Hour Event
3 Rooms & Patio
Visuals By: VGER
Sound By: Source Audio
LED Lighting By: Eye Cue

Tickets Available Online at:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?257537

$15 Limited Early Bird Special (SOLD OUT)
$20 Limited Advance (SOLD OUT)
$25 Advance Until 5/27

www.DetekMusic.com
www.TEKsupportNYC.com
www.reSOLUTEnyc.com


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

NYC: Come Frolic in the Park with Me

FROLIC: 10th Anniversary Edition

EMU's Free Open-air Music Event Returns on July 9th FROLIC

Popular outdoor dance music event FROLIC, is returning to the Festivus presents FROLIC- The 10th Anniversary Edition

EMU's Free Open-air Music Event Returns for It’s 10th Anniversary

New York, NY: Popular outdoor dance music event FROLIC, is returning to the Central Park’s Great Hill on Saturday July 9th, 2011 to celebrate it’s 10th Anniversary. This long-running annual art and music event, is a volunteer run community-based event whose purpose is to bring people of all ages together to exp...erience electronic music in a positive, open air setting. FROLIC is a leave-no-trace event funded through donations and volunteer support, with proceeds donated to help NYC children's Art and Music educational programs.

“We are very excited to celebrate the anniversary of our tenth event, and we plan on making it one of our most memorable yet. But this is not just a celebration of a milestone, this is a celebration of everyone who has supported our event in the past. We wouldn’t be here without them and the continued support of the community.”

– Mike SmileZ, FROLIC Director

We would like to thank everyone for their support throughout the years, and we invite supporters, both old and new to please lend us your support for this year's FROLIC. Please go to http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1848838737/help-us-help-nycs-children to make a donation to this year’s event.

FROLIC’s organizers are an urban grassroots consortium dedicated to promoting publicly-performed electronic music as an art form. The non-profit organization’s mission is to create spaces for electronic music fans to enjoy dancing in the daylight. They believe electronic music is the music that speaks in the frequency of our soul, and seek to use this music as a medium to enrich the lives of New York City's children by raising money for Arts and Music education.

Go to www.frolic-nyc.com for more information about FROLIC, including pictures from all of our previous events, as well as a very special thank you to all of our supporters over the last nine events.

Stay tuned for the complete artist line-up, after-party details, and volunteer information, coming soon!




Friday, May 13, 2011

DEMF IS THE NEW WMC!!!

Everyone has been thinking it, but now the proof is in the pudding...

WMC's The List


Compared to DEMF After party listing, kudos great little site www.MovementAfterParties.com



MOVEMENT ELECTRONIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ARTIST SCHEDULE RELEASED



DETROIT, MAY 12, 2011—Paxahau Promotions Group today released the artist set schedule for the 2011 Movement Electronic Music Festival. To see the schedule visit https://www.facebook.com/movementdetroit or www.movement.us.


The artist schedule released today gives festival-goers for the first time a complete listing of which artist is playing on what stage, on which day, and at what time. The festival this year as it has been in the past has five stages—vitaminwater, Beatport, Red Bull Music Academy, Made in Detroit and Movement Torino.


Pre-sale one day passes available now. Three-day Passes $70 on May 14

Pre-sale one-day passes will be available for just $35 starting May 12. This is the first time one-day passes have been made available early, usually they are made available only through walkup.

The $60 three-day weekend pass pricing to the Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit will come to an end after being in effect since April. Starting on Saturday, May 14, weekend passes will cost just $70 and provide fans access to the festival May 28-30.

VIP passes to Movement are now available for just $150. With these passes festival-goers receive access to the following:

· Private check-in area to receive your credentials

· Access to large area above and behind the main stage

· Private bar - 6 complimentary drink tickets

· Discounted drinks available at the VIP bar

· Deluxe private executive bathroom trailers

· Voucher good for 1 Official Movement T-shirt (While Supplies Last)

To purchase passes visit the online ticket store at www.movement.us


Thursday, April 21, 2011

NYC: It's all about Music at TriBeca Film Festival 2011




Here's a listing of Movies that are related to music. I'll be trying to catch at least one or two of these. Putting the Tribe in TriBeca is Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tibe Called Quest is my top pick. Another one to watch is LimeLight a documentary on the legendary New York club that now sadly is a mall. Visit http://www.tribecafilm.com for a complete listing of all the movies and events. It's great to be in NYC for this.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jayne
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
Feature Documentary, 2011, 70 min

Directed by: Marie Losier


Filmmaker and TFF alum Marie Losier, who has created engaging short films on avant-garde artists like George Kuchar and Guy Maddin, makes her feature documentary debut with a mesmerizing and deeply romantic love story between pioneering musician and performance artist Genesis P-Orridge and soul mate Lady Jaye. Breaking new ground in its depiction of gender identity, Ballad chronicles the physical and spiritual merging of two beings into one. Read More

Public Screenings

Mon, Apr 25, 7:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2
Wed, Apr 27, 9:00PM SVA Theater 2 Beatrice
Thu, Apr 28, 3:00PM Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 7

Beats, Rhymes, & Life

Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest
Feature Documentary, 2011, 98 min
Directed by: Michael Rapaport

The most groundbreaking act to emerge from the New York hip-hop scene of the early '90s, A Tribe Called Quest electrified a generation with its brand of jazz-infused beats and intelligent rhymes before dramatically disbanding in '98. In his directorial debut, Michael Rapaport draws from eight months of total access to uncover the history and inner workings of the Tribe. Featuring De La Soul, Kanye West, Common, Mos Def, Ludacris, Beastie Boys, and more. Read More

Public Screenings

Wed, Apr 27, 6:00PM BMCC Tribeca PAC
Thu, Apr 28, 1:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2

Crash & Burn

Crash&Burn
Short Documentary, 2011, 18 min

Directed by: Rick Rodgers
Plays In: Shorts: Off the Grid

Two-man rock duo Crash&Burn is turned upside down when Burn decides to have transgender surgery. Read More


God Bless Ozzy Osbourne
Feature Documentary, 2011, 91 min

Directed by: Mike Fleiss and Mike Piscitelli

Ozzy. For four decades, the name has been synonymous not just with a singular brand of blistering heavy metal, but also with a life lived to the extreme. Made for fans and the uninitiated alike, this definitive portrait of a troubled icon—told in part through the eyes of his family (son Jack Osbourne produced)—relives Ozzy's artistic triumphs while chronicling his arduous journey to sobriety and peace. Read More

Public Screenings

Sun, Apr 24, 6:00PM BMCC Tribeca PAC
Thu, Apr 28, 9:30PM SVA Theater 1 Silas
Sat, Apr 30, 1:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2

alesandro nivola

Janie Jones
Feature Narrative, 2010, 106 min

Directed by: David M. Rosenthal

Ethan (Alessandro Nivola), a struggling musician content with his on-the-road rock-and-roll lifestyle and his much younger girlfriend (Brittany Snow), has his life turned upside down with the arrival of a 13-year-old daughter he never knew he had. Left with the responsibility of raising Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin), a shy but talented aspiring musician herself, Ethan embarks with Janie on a road trip of music, discovery, and father-daughter bonding. Read More

Public Screenings

Fri, Apr 29, 6:00PM SVA Theater 1 Silas
Sat, Apr 30, 2:30PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 3
Sun, May 01, 3:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 1


Mama Africa
Feature Documentary, 2011, 90 min

Directed by: Mika Kaurismäki

Packed with five decades of rare archival footage and captivating melodies, Mama Africa tells the incredible story of Miriam Makeba. First introduced to American audiences by Harry Belafonte, Makeba's songs exposed the injustice of Apartheid in South Africa to the world—resulting in a 30-year exile from her home country. Throughout her life, Makeba inspired millions through her powerful songs of joy, love, and revolution. Read More


Roadie

Roadie
Feature Narrative, 2011, 95 min

Directed by: Michael Cuesta
Interests:
Drama, Music, New York, Returning Filmmaker

For 20 years, Jimmy (Ron Eldard) lived his rock-and-roll fantasy as a roadie for Blue Oyster Cult, but the glory days are gone, and Jimmy just got the boot. Returning to his childhood home in Queens, he finds his mom teetering toward dementia and his high school crush (Jill Hennessy) married to his still-nettling childhood rival (Bobby Cannavale). Building a future means confronting the relationships of the past in this heartfelt coming-of-middle-age tale. Read More

Public Screenings

Sat, Apr 23, 9:30PM SVA Theater 1 Silas
Tue, Apr 26, 4:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2
Thu, Apr 28, 10:30PM Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 9
Sat, Apr 30, 3:30PM Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 2

Sing Your Song

Sing Your Song
Feature Documentary, 2011, 104 min

Directed by: Susanne Rostock

Most people know the lasting legacy of Harry Belafonte, the entertainer. But, as Sing Your Song proves in a most stirring way, Belafonte has had a significant and lasting impact on the ongoing worldwide struggle for human rights. This powerful documentary reveals Belafonte's multifaceted contributions to the arts, the U.S. Civil Rights movement, the fight against Apartheid, ending starvation in Ethiopia, and much more.

After the Movie: Join us for a conversation with Harry Belafonte. Moderated by noted broadcaster Tavis Smiley. Read More


Public Screenings

Fri, Apr 29, 6:00PM BMCC Tribeca PAC

The Swell Season
Feature Documentary, 2011, 90 min

Directed by: Nick August-Perna, Carlo Mirabella-Davis and Chris Dapkins

The world fell in love with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova when their songwriting collaboration in the film Once culminated in a jubilant Oscar® win. But behind the scenes, where Glen and Mar's on-screen romance became reality, a grueling two-year world tour threatens to fracture their fated bond. Gorgeously filmed in black and white, this music-filled documentary is an intimate look at the exhilaration and turmoil created by both love and fame. Read More

Public Screenings

Fri, Apr 22, 10:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2
Mon, Apr 25, 9:30PM SVA Theater 1 Silas
Fri, Apr 29, 3:00PM Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 7

Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon
Feature Documentary, 2011, 87 min
Directed by: Stephen C. Mitchell

Who are the Kings of Leon? This energetic behind-the-scenes documentary provides some fascinating insight for fans and non-fans alike. Known now as an all-American rock-and-roll band with millions of fans around the world, the Kings of Leon remind us that they will never forget their strict Pentecostal upbringing or rough-and-tumble backcountry roots. In fact, that may just be what makes them unstoppable. Read More

Public Screenings

Thu, Apr 21, 9:30PM BMCC Tribeca PAC
Fri, Apr 22, 11:59PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 1
Thu, Apr 28, 7:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2
Sat, Apr 30, 9:00PM Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 7


The Union
Feature Documentary, 2011, 90 min

Directed by: Cameron Crowe

A captivating and exhilarating real-life experience of musical creation and generosity, The Union is an unprecedented look at the creative life of Elton John and his remarkable collaborative album with his early-career idol, Leon Russell. Never before filmed in his composing process, John is captured by director Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire) in a candid portrait of one of the world's most treasured artists and performers. Although the event is free, a special TFF WRISTBAND is required to be seated at the event. 2000 wristbands will be made available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Two wristband limit per person. Details coming soon about how and where wristbands will be distributed. Read More

Public Screenings

Wed, Apr 20, 8:15PM North Cove at the World Financial Center Note
Thu, Apr 21, 2:30PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 3
Thu, Apr 21, 10:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2
Sat, Apr 23, 8:30PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 3


When the Drum is Beating
Feature Documentary, 2011, 84 min
Directed by: Whitney Dow


The 20-member band Septentrional has been making music for 62 years as Haiti's most celebrated big band. This inspirational documentary charts the history of Haiti from its triumphant independence from French colonialism to 2010's devastating earthquake—all set to the vibrant music of Haitian-Caribbean jazz fusion band Septentrional and punctuated with its members' personal memories. Featuring a wealth of live rehearsal and performance footage, When the Drum Is Beating is a poignant and high-energy story of resilience. Read More

Public Screenings

Fri, Apr 22, 8:15PM Tribeca Drive-in
Mon, Apr 25, 6:30PM SVA Theater 1 Silas
Thu, Apr 28, 10:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 2
Sat, Apr 30, 3:00PM Clearview Cinemas Chelsea 7

Limelight

Limelight
Feature Documentary, 2011, 92 min
Directed by: Billy Corben

As the owner of legendary hotspots like Limelight, Tunnel, Palladium, and Club USA, Peter Gatien was the king of the New York club scene—until years of legal battles led to his eventual deportation to Canada. This exuberant documentary charts Gatien's rise and fall against the transformation of New York City, offering a wild ride through a now-closed chapter in the history of NYC nightlife. From the director of Cocaine Cowboys. Read More

Public Screenings

Fri, Apr 22, 9:30PM SVA Theater 1 Silas
Sun, Apr 24, 9:00PM AMC Loews Village 7 - 1