See Egg, Love Egg

EGG begins playing in theaters this FRIDAY! 1/18

My friend RISA MICKENBERG wrote it, I saw it and it’s great. You should see it too.

EGG is a dark comedy that explores the duplicities of marriage and parenthood: why we revere it, fear it, delegate it, or forgo it.

Starring Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Alysia Reiner, (Orange Is The New Black), Anna Camp (Pitch Perfect) Gbenga Akinnagbe (The Wire) and David Alan Basche (The Good Wife).
Written by Risa Mickenberg. Directed by Marianna Palka. The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Distributed by Gravitas Ventures.

Great article in The Washington Post

100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes

EGG THEATRICAL SCHEDULE
1/18 New York The Roxy Cinema at the Tribeca Hotel #2 6th Avenue NYC Starts 1/18 for 1 week (click to purchase now!)
1/18 Los Angeles at Universal Los Angeles, Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City CA 91608 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
(Tickets will be on sale in L.A. and in all below AMC theaters by Wed 1/16 pm)
1/18 San Francisco, AMC Deer Valley 16, 4204 Lone Tree Way, Antioch CA 94531 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Denver, AMC Westminster Promenade 24, 10655 Westminster Blvd, Westminster CO 80020 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Orlando, Barnstorm Theater, 2733 Brownwood Blvd, The Villages FL 32163 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Cleveland, Tower City Cinemas, 230 W Huron Rd #7256, Cleveland OH 44113 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Atlanta Southlake Pavilion 7065 Mount Zion Cir Morrow 24 Starts 1/18 for 1 week
1/18 Boston Liberty Tree Mall 20 100 Independence Way Danvers, MA Starts 1/18 1 week
1/25/19 Chicago Emagine Frankfort 19965 South LaGrange Road Frankfort Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/25 Detroit Emagine Royal Oak 200 N Main Street Royal Oak MI Starts 1/25 for 1 week
1/23 Southbury CT, Riverview Cinemas 1 night
1/18 Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema LaCenterra 2707 Commercial Center Blvd Katy TX 1/18 for 1 night
2/13 Lubbock TX Alamo Drafthouse 120 West Loop 289 2/13 1 night

Suspiria Problems Already!!!

Still from Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria, 2018. Photo: Alessio Bolzoni/Amazon Studios.

October 01, 2018 at 9:08am

ANA MENDIETA ESTATE SUES AMAZON STUDIOS OVER COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

The estate of Ana Mendieta has accused Amazon Studios of copyright infringement in a lawsuit filed in Seattle federal court on Friday, September 28. The legal dispute is over Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s upcoming movie, Suspiria—a remake of a 1977 horror film by Dario Argento that draws heavily from the Cuban American artist’s work.

The complaint specifically references the film’s first trailer—released in June—which depicts scenes that the estate claims are from two of the artist’s works: the photograph Rape Scene, 1973, and the performance Untitled: Silueta Series, Mexico, 1978. The estate sent the streaming giant a cease and desist letter in July and is demanding that Amazon pay damages for using Mendieta’s work without consent. Amazon has since removed the scenes from its subsequent trailers.

While Amazon has not responded to requests for comment, earlier this year Guadagnino, who previously directed the award-winning film Call Me by Your Name, 2017, said in an interview with Yahoo that the original film was “soaked in the ideas of feminist art.” He added that the work of feminist artists such as Gina Pane, Francesca Woodman, Judy Chicago, and Mendieta have helped shape his creative outlook.

“In general, image permissions [for Mendieta’s work] are only granted for art historical contexts such as academic journal articles and informational articles directly related to the artist’s work and practice,” Galerie Lelong & Co., which represents the estate, said in a statement that was provided to Artnews. “Permissions are not granted for commercial reproductions. Barbara Hoffman, the estate’s legal counsel, stated that it is unfortunate that the director, Luca Guadagnino, purports to pay homage to women artists of the ’70s, yet Amazon has forced the estate to bring a lawsuit to redress the damage suffered from the continuing usages of Mendieta’s iconic images in connection with Suspiria.”

Suspiria premiered at the Venice Film Festival in September and received mixed reviews from critics. Following the screening, Amazon apparently showed the film to a representative from the Mendieta estate, who flagged several additional images that were too similar to Mendieta’s works. Since the artist died from injuries related to a fall from her New York apartment in 1985, her sister, Raquelin Mendieta, and her niece, Raquel Cecelia Mendieta, have managed her estate. The artist’s husband, the artist Carl Andre, was tried for her murder and acquitted.

The movie has a US release date of October 26. It will be played in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles and is expected to have a wider release date of November 2.

Blizzard, yes…but The Really BIG News Is Debi Mazar as Ava Gardner!

As heard from the actress’s perfectly painted mouth – on the F Train yesterday!

AT LAST! Debi Mazar will play Ava Gardner in a new Spanish series by director Paco Leon titled, “Arde Madrid.” ¡Que rico! ¿Claro que no?

NOS GUSTA.

Armen Ra Doc Premiere From Page Six

What happens to club kids when they grow up, assuming they’ve been able to stay alive and/or out of jail?

Anyone looking for an answer could’ve found an encouraging one downtown Friday night.

“When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra and the Theremin,” a doc about the onetime New York drag high priestess turned ace concert performer, had its NYC premiere at Cinema Village and an after-party at Gold Bar that was a relatively subdued mini-reunion.

More club soda than vodka was consumed as Billy Erb, in an elegant vintage suit, worked the decks, while Ra, with mom in tow, held court.

Well-wishers included Amanda Lepore, Alan Mace (the former Sister Dimension, who now sports a more corporate look), DJ Dmitry of Deee-Lite and others celebrating the film, and perhaps the art of survival.

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Tom Silverman and Dmitry Brill

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Arm

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yours truly – the suit is actually only three years old – Club Monaco – It’s called “The Kennedy” – wool felt – fits great – comes in Navy also – order one.

WHEN MY SORROW DIED: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin

WHEN MY SORROW DIED: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin – IndieGoGo Teaser Campaign from Robert Nazar Arjoyan on Vimeo.

New York City World Premier on November 13th, tickets are available NOW at Cinema Village located 22 E. 12th St, New York, NY 10003. Runs for ONE WEEK from Friday Nov. 13th, through Thursday Nov. 19th.

 

SEE U THERE~!!!