“Oh, that’s Mitzi!” a doctor (Maurice Chevalier) in Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 musical, “One Hour With You”, referring to his wife’s charming friend (Genevieve Tobin). The film will be shown on Friday and February 15 as part of the Museum of Modern Art series Dames, Janes, Dolls and Canaries, which runs through February 19. The event is dedicated to Mitzi, her colleagues, and other confident female characters of the early 1930s, before the Production Code restricted American films. More precisely, the show highlights the actresses who play them – stars like Tobin, Bebe Daniels and Helen Twosystemrees, who haven’t become household names.
The guest programmer, classic filmmaker Farran Smith Nehme, chose partial features that are rare. Lots of people – like the fun ribald golf game “Follow Thru” (on February 11), with the lawn and red hair of actress Nancy Carroll in Technicolor two colors – not streaming or on DVD. Others are usually only seen in poor quality versions, like “Reaching to the Moon,” on Monday and February 13, with Douglas Fairbanks speaking as a financier who got into a fight with Daniels just before the stock market crash of 1929. MoMA favorites “Her man,” with Twistsrees, showing on Sunday and February 17.
Pioneers are due
From 1990 to 1994, Tim Fielder taught illustration at Children’s Art Festival, an organization founded in 1969 to provide artistic and educational programs for young children in Harlem. Around the same time, he worked as a cartoonist at Marvel, where his desire to enhance the aesthetic of Afrofuturism was often frustrated by the reluctance of the public to accept it. it.
Now the popularity of Afrofuturism is added valueespecially in the field of comics and graphic novels (including Fielder’s “Infinitum,” published last year). And the Children’s Arts Festival is celebrating Fielder’s career with a flashback “Black City: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Beheaded Chickens, Heroes, Villains, and Blacks.”
The exhibit features about 100 illustrations and animations by Fielder. Together, they put forward an ideal in which the Negroes of the past and present and The future can be whatever they want to be. It’s on view Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 7pm through March 31. Admission is free.
Movies, friends and fun
At a time when even going to school can be complicated, family trips to faraway lands can seem confusing. But one organization is scheduling international flights – interestingly – from city headquarters and your own home.
That is Brooklyn Academy of MusicWho BAMkids . Film Festival begins this weekend, both in person and virtual. Taking place Saturday and Sunday at the academy (full schedule is on the academy website) and online from Saturday to February 13, this year’s edition offers 69 short films, as well as activities related, such as a troupe-comedy performance. Parallel exit and an online concert of Divi Roxx Kids.
The festival, which includes works from 27 countries, is aimed at ages 3 to 11, but because Vaccination requirements, only children 5 years old and above can directly attend. (Families wanting access to both on-site and online events must purchase admission tickets separately. In-person tickets are $9 to $14 per show; streaming tickets pay as you wish at night.) The minimum is $5 for individual shows and $30 for a full show – festival pass.)
Expect cinematic themes that are both silly (animal astronaut) and serious (bullying), and characters from monster-threatened little Martians to the pillows that load the dreams they carry on. collect.
‘Cosmic Music’ and more
Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane hasn’t released a new album since the murky and mesmerizing “Spirit Fiction” from 2012, but he regularly pops up with a live performance around New York, often with a new band or a new idea. Hope for these opportunities, if you can.
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This week, Coltrane will be staying briefly at the Symphony Space on the Upper West Side, with a different musical ensemble every night from Thursday to Saturday. Starting at 7:30pm on Night 1, he will play back armor duo: one with pianist James Carney, the other with drummer Allan Mednard. (A single ticket covers both sets.) On Friday, at the same time, he will introduce a new combo, The Freedom Triofeaturing young musicians Nick Jozwiak, a bassist, and Savannah Harris, a drummer.
Ending the weekend, at 8pm on Saturday, Coltrane will debut “Musical Universe: Contemporary Exploration into Music by John & Alice Coltrane,” an all-band show dedicated to his parents’ immortal career. Thursday and Friday performances take place at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre, and Saturday’s performances are at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre; Tickets range from $30 to $50 and are available at honyspace.org.
Jordan Carlos Likes to challenge people: With “Can we talk about this?” a series of short films that continuously air during movie broadcasts on AMC Networks, he speaks with a multitude of personalities about the problematic aspects of classic films. And with “Are you still standing, Jordan?” — his current show, which he created with a Black audience in mind — he tackles conventional wisdom on what he calls “New York’s neo-liberal Brunch.” He will perform it at Union Hall on Sunday at 8pm and more February 26 at 7pmas well as forewarning February 16th.
If you still don’t like face-to-face meetings, you can enjoy the marathon podcast “Keith and the girl,” in the program Youtube Channel. Keith Malley and Chemda Khalili began performing in their Queens apartment 17 years ago and will celebrate the anniversary with a free 24-hour live stream. Among the 80 guests in the lineup are comedians Tim Dillon, Jimmy Pardo, Lucie Pohl and Laurie Kilmartin. The marathon begins at 3 p.m. Saturday.
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